National Consumer Protection Week: Consumer Resources For All Ages

March 05, 2010

The Better Business Bureau is proud to join Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray in supporting the 12th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 7-13, 2010. 


As families across the nation struggle to cope with rising unemployment and strained budgets, financial security is more important than ever. Now is a critical time to make sound financial decisions and NCPW will provide consumers with free resources to help them make the most of their money.


"It’s never too early or too late to become a better informed and empowered consumer,” said Patricia Rose, President of the Better Business Bureau. “Regardless of your age or financial situation, there are useful lessons to learn about spending and managing money wisely.


Other agencies that will be attending the Consumer Information Fairs include the Public Library of Mahoning County, Social Security Administration, Ohio Department of Commerce, Family Service Agency, Ohio Department of Insurance, Mahoning County Sheriff, Ohio Treasurer of State, Apprisen Financial Services, Ohio Attorney General and Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.


The Better Business Bureau and agencies will be participating in two Consumer Information Fairs:

March 8, 2010

Boardman Public Library

7680 Glenwood Ave.

Boardman, OH 44512

10 am to 4 pm

March 11, 2010

Austintown Public Library

600 South Raccoon Rd.

Austintown, OH 44515

10 am to 4 pm                              


National and statewide organizers of this year’s NCPW include the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Insurance, Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Service, Social Security Administration, Ohio Better Business Bureaus, Federal Trade Commission, the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown and Pro Senior’s.


For more information, contact the Better Business Bureau at 330.744.3111.