Your Better Business Bureau Offers A Calendar Of Opportunities

August 11, 2008

DAYTON, OHIO, August 11, 2008 – Your Better Business Bureau strives to help local businesses and consumers be more successful as they do business in the Miami Valley. In its continuing efforts to meet this goal, your BBB will be hosting several events to help businesses maintain a competitive edge in today’s ever-changing marketplace. It also offers a dynamic, free event to help businesses and consumers protect themselves from identity theft.

Sales Mastery Seminar

August 14 - Session 1

October 16 - Session 2

7:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Sandler Training Center

2661 Common Blvd., Beavercreek

Cost: $195 per person per session for BBB Accredited Businesses; $295 per person per session for non-BBB Accredited Businesses

If your organization is looking for some unique insight on innovative and effective sales training, your BBB is partnering with the Sandler Sales Institute, LLC, one of the leading sales and sales management training organizations in the world, to bring you the Sales Mastery Seminars. This series of seminars will teach your sales staff honest, no-nonsense techniques that get results. In the first session, participants will uncover skills to quickly establish rapport, bond with prospects and remain in control of the selling process. The second seminar focuses on the following issues: discovering why asking questions can be the answer; the dummy curve and how it’ll help you close more business; the real reasons why people buy (or don’t buy) your product or service and how to identify them; how to help prospects discover they need what you have. If your organization needs unique sales and sales management solutions, this is a seminar you can’t afford to miss. Call your BBB at (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301 to register.

How To Stay On The Right Side Of The Law When Your Advertising Your Financial Planning Services

September 18

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Dayton Daily News Media Center

1611 S. Main St., Dayton

Cost: $15 per person for GDAA members and BBB Accredited Businesses; $20 per person for non-GDAA members and non-BBB Accredited Businesses

(Box lunch included)

It isn’t always easy to know what you should and shouldn’t say when advertising your financial planning services. To help, the Advertising Review Council, a joint project of The Greater Dayton Advertising Association (GDAA) and your Better Business Bureau, is sponsoring this special seminar for financial planning advertisers and the ad agencies or other professionals they work with. Legal experts from Sebaly + Dyer will discuss the "do’s" and "don’ts" of advertising financial planning services and answer any questions you may have. Attending this informative session could be the best lunch you have all year. To register, visit or call (937) 248-4697.

Secure Your ID Day

September 20

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location to be determined

Cost: Free

In a unique effort to protect businesses and consumers from identity theft, your BBB is hosting Secure Your ID Day. This event is a coordinated effort to educate the community about the importance of shredding confidential documents before throwing them away. Consumers and businesses are invited to attend the event and have documents, such as credit card statements, old checks and IRS tax forms shredded free by Confidential Material Destruction, Inc. Everyone is encouraged to bring up to three boxes to be shredded. Since education is the key to putting scams like identity theft out of business, this is an innovative event designed to emphasize the importance of shredding documents and safeguarding personal information. Your BBB and the event sponsors, such as Secure Check, WHIO-TV and WHIO-AM, hope to see you there.

Drug Free Workplace Program Training (DFWP)

October 2

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Webster Street Market Banquet Center

32 Webster St., Dayton

(above The Deli and Webster Street Market)

Cost: $30 per person for BBB Accredited Businesses; $50 per person for non-BBB Accredited Businesses

Are you looking for a way to enhance safety in the workplace? In partnership with Sheakley Health and Safety Services, your BBB is happy to offer another opportunity to attend Drug Free Workplace Program Training (DFWP), a training seminar designed to help you develop a safer work environment. By implementing the Ohio BWC’s Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP), this program can help you deter, detect and take corrective action related to substance use that affects workplace safety. The seminar includes an overview of the DFWP and covers drug testing, reasonable suspicion assessment, recognizing drug use and how to apply for, implement and carryout a DFWP. Upon program completion, your company could reduce your workers’ compensation premium by 10 to 20 percent. You will also receive a certificate for proof of attendance. For your program to be most effective, we recommend safety managers, supervisors and/or key management attend this supervisory training. To register, call your BBB at (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301.

About Your BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami Valley

Your BBB is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses earning BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. Your BBB provides objective advice, free business BBB Reliability Reports™ and charity BBB Wise Giving Reports™, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, your BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 126 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring nearly 4 million local and national businesses and charities. Your BBB serving Dayton and the Miami Valley serves Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Darke, Miami, Preble, Shelby and northern Warren counties. Please visit for more information about your BBB.