In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations 0

With the holidays approaching, donor generosity is at an all-time high. You may want to help those in need but feel that you don’t have the extra cash to do it. Don’t let this discourage you from helping others and spreading holiday cheer! In-kind donations are donations in which goods and services are given instead(…)

November 2014

November 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month of November, 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for(…)

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 0

Small Business Saturday is a day that encourages consumers to shop at small businesses during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is spreading awareness and advising consumers to support the small businesses in the Chicagoland area. For the fifth year in a row, American Express(…)

October 2014

October 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month of October 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for(…)

Give Back This Holiday Season

Give Back This Holiday Season 0

Are you interested in helping others by donating to a charity this holiday season? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers a free listing of evaluations on charitable organizations in Chicago and Northern Illinois. The list can be found here: BB6702 October 2014 Insert FIN2-1. The BBB’s Charitable Review Program is designed to empower donors to(…)

September 2014

September 2014 0

It is our pleasure to announce that the following businesses have been approved by the Board of Directors for Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for the month September, 2014! They meet the accreditation standards and agree to follow the BBB Code of Business Practices, which is built off of the BBB Standards for Trust.(…)

Should You Donate Your Car?

Should You Donate Your Car? 0

Are you attracted to the idea of helping a charity by donating your car and also getting a tax deduction? This may sound easy but you should do some research before donating your vehicle. The Better Business Bureau is a helpful resource for anyone that is contemplating donating their car to charity. You can check(…)

BBB’s Top Five Spooky Scams of Halloween

BBB’s Top Five Spooky Scams of Halloween 0

Alarming horror movies and frightening costumes aren’t the only spooky things going on during Halloween. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about the following popular scams during this time of year: Viral Villans – Ebola Scams Alarming Intruders – Bogus Break-Ins Pay or Die – The Hit Man Scam Chilling Threats – Shutoff(…)

Watch out for Ebola Email Scams

Watch out for Ebola Email Scams 0

The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is alerting Illinois residents of several possible email scams tied to the Ebola outbreak. The Attorney General’s office has received multiple emails titled “People being quarantined” that purport to be an “Ebola Pandemic Update” that may contain links that could infect a user’s computer. Another email offers a “surplus(…)

How to Safely Buy or Sell High Ticket Items Online!

How to Safely Buy or Sell High Ticket Items Online! 0

Guess what? Buying or selling a high ticket item (car, boat, jewelry, etc.) online is risky. And, many of the classified sites do little to protect consumers from fraud as they simply cannot verify if the item exists or even if it’s owned by the seller. Let’s take a car transaction as an example. Did(…)