COPEC Partnering with Better Business Bureau® and Indiana Wesleyan University Announce First COPEC University Event

February 04, 2014

Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC) Partnering with Better Business Bureau® and Indiana Wesleyan University Announce First COPEC University Event

Wide Range of Classes Offered at First-of-Its-Kind Event on Feb. 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2014 – Today, the Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC), Better Business Bureau serving Central Ohio (BBB®), and Indiana Wesleyan University announced the launch of the first COPEC University event on Feb. 22, 2014 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Hilliard. COPEC University is a day-long event filled with workshops on a range of topics to educate and enlighten attendees.

An educational workshop series that connects the public with local experts, COPEC University topics include: healthcare reform, social media training, health and wellness, estate planning, caring for family, financial planning, business marketing, taxes, and more.

“COPEC University is an opportunity for central Ohioans to hear expert speakers present on a variety of topics relevant to both personal and professional interests,” said James Lindner, president and co-founder, COPEC. “Our speakers are industry professionals on a mission to educate – not sell. Presentations are given in an informational format, making this a perfect opportunity to learn more about how to grow your business, plan for your future, care for loved ones and more.”

“Being a partner of COPEC University is an outstanding opportunity for us to bring the BBB’s mission of educating and informing businesses and consumers to a broader audience in Central Ohio, and we are proud to be a part of it,” states Kip Morse, president and CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio.

More than 30 workshops will take place concurrently throughout the day, spanning from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with special tracks for retirees, caregivers, business owners and more. Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included in the cost to attend, which is $25. To learn more or to register, visit

COPEC University is FREE for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents & all honorably discharged veterans. Upon registration, please use discount CODE: USVeteran. Proof of service must be shown upon arrival the day of the event for entry.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, COPEC is a non-profit (501C3 tax exempt) organization that offers a variety of educational opportunities for individuals in the local community to achieve greater knowledge on issues involving many disciplines. This outreach is generally attained by partnering with local companies, churches, associations and organizations by providing workshops and seminars to their employees, members and volunteers. All COPEC programs are presented by local volunteer experts and are provided with the goal of overall education without the influence of individual company marketing or sales presentations. For more information, visit

About BBB

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at The Central Ohio Better Business Bureau serves Columbus and 21 surrounding counties as the leader in advancing marketplace trust. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership. For more information, visit

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COPEC U Media Contact: Jay Linder,


Better Business Bureau Media Contact: Kip Morse,


Indiana Wesleyan University Media Contact: Erika Wilson,


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