Thursday, September 27, 2018

BBB Bulletin



Exclusive Business News and Tips

Avoid Whaling and CEO Impersonation Scams


By targeting lower-level employees, scammers can gain general access to a business's inner workings. These attacks on management are sometimes called whaling, in reference to the “big fish” targets. The goal is to steal sensitive information such as financial data or personal details about employees. Whaling attacks specifically target senior management who have complete access to sensitive data.


BBB Podcasts: Captain Cookie – Saving The World With Cookies



Kirk Francis, Co-Owner of Captain Cookie and the Milkman, stops by the Better Series podcast to remind us that childhood dreams do come true. Listen in to hear Kirk share how he is reaching his customers in more ways than one, all while changing the world one cookie at a time. Play it here.

Midwest Business Focus Study

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Where we have been and where we are going

We have been busy this last month at the Peoria Chamber Expo, business before and after hours, Springfield Speed Networking, Jessica spoke with Business students at WIU and Kiwanis snack packing for Harrison Schools. We also have a new team!
Join us at the upcoming East Peoria Business Expo on October 4th. It is Oktoberfest themed and we are going to have some fantastic surprised. Send us invites to all of your events!


Join Us


It's not too late to be a part of the Torch Awards. Tickets are available to attend the premier networking event. Sponsorships are still available!



Secure your Identity and keep your information safe with a secure Shred Day on October 6th. This is a free event where we work with AAA Certified Confidential Security Corp to provide you shredding services. Click the link above for more information.

Terminations Charity Connection

On August 22, 2018 BBB Board of Directors voted to terminate BBB Accreditation for failure to uphold BBB's Code of Business Practices for the following companies:
Apex Roofing of Creve Coeur IL- Terminated for failure to adhere to standards for advertising and selling practices. 
Meyer and Sons Plumbing of Morton IL- Terminated for failure to fulfill contracts signed and agreements reached.
Did you know we can verify your favorite charity? The BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. Click here for more information.

Dream Center in Peoria has Love Peoria on October 23rd coming up!

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