COPEC University


Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC) Partnering with Better Business Bureau®, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Wesleyan University Announce COPEC University 

Wide Range of Classes Offered at Community Event Oct. 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2014 – Today, the Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC), Better Business Burea serving Central Ohio (BBB), the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Wesleyan University announced their next COPEC University event, which will be held on October 11, 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.

“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.

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 the only opportunity for central Ohioans to hear many expert speakers present on a variety of topics relevant to both personal and professional interests, all in one day,” 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.”

More than 30 workshops will take place concurrently throughout the day, spanning from 9 a.m. to 3 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, hear feedback from past attendees or to register, visit

COPEC University is FREE for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents and 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.

About BBB

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2013, people turned to BBB more than 132 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB Serving Central Ohio was founded in 1921 and serving 21 counties in Ohio, is one of 112 local, independent BBBs across North America

About COPEC 

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 the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce

Providing valuable business connections, advocacy and benefits to its members, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce has been the resource for businesses in our area for over 41 years.  Members have gained valuable professional development opportunities and value added programming.  A number of money saving benefits provide businesses with more resources to invest back into their companies.  Businesses active in a chamber of commerce are more likely for consumers to think favorably of it and purchase goods or services from the company in the future.  The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the leader for businesses in our area. For more information, visit

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