Newest Internet scams, classic rip-offs topics of upcoming talk
Dick Eppstein, president of the Better Business Bureau, will speak about the latest scams, at a meeting sponsored by The East Toledo Club. The public is invited.
Eppstein will expose the latest in Internet scams and inform consumers about ATM readers that can steal your bank account numbers as well as address popular scams such as driveway paving and trooper phone calls. He will also discuss the steps consumers can take to protect themselves.
The club will meet at Noon, Thursday, Sept. 20. Eppstein’s talk will begin at 12:30 in the meeting room adjacent to Michael’s Café located in the Weber Block at Front and Main in East Toledo. Reservations are not required.
The Better Business Bureau serves a 24-county area of Northwestern Ohio, Lima and Southeastern Michigan from its offices in Sylvania Township. Eppstein, who has been involved in Better Business Bureau work for more than 40 years, is a graduate of the University of Toledo and the Better Business Bureau Institute for Executive Development, Washington, D.C. He is an Army veteran and earned the Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Signal Medal and the Bronze Star as an officer in Vietnam.
He is a three-time past president of the Ohio Better Business Bureau. He belongs to the FBI Citizens Academy, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and other professional organizations.
Eppstein also said the Better Business Bureau is introducing a news service for consumers—text alerts. To receive them just text the word SCAM to 419-469-1383.
At the clubs
U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will speak before the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thursday, October 25 at its quarterly breakfast meeting 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park.
Rep. Kaptur represents the Ninth District which runs along Lake Erie to Cleveland and includes most of Lucas County and all of Ottawa County. She defeated fellow Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in the primary and will face Samuel Wurzelbacher in November’s general election.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual steak roast to Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park.
The chamber will also host its monthly Simply Social luncheon Wednesday, at Luckies Barn & Grill from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more, call Sarah at 419-693-5580.
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation and Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation will host a program on economic gardening Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Catawba Island Club.
The program seeks to develop connections between businesses, organizations and universities to nurture growth and provide resources to facilitate that growth.
Call Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.
Up the ladder
Shari Plimpton, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president, director of food industry Programs at the Center for Innovative Food Technology. She recently served as director of industry outreach.
Dr. Plimpton oversees the organization’s development of food processing programs, particularly as they pertain to member services, industry outreach and education, applied research programs, and non-member technical and manufacturing project development/implementation.
Dr. Plimpton’s career started in new technology research and development at The Pillsbury Company. Prior to joining CIFT in January 2001, she was an independent consultant for Kraft, Godiva Chocolatier and others.
Dr. Plimpton holds a doctorate in food science technology from Ohio State University.
The right thing
The National Bank of Ohio is seeking volunteers to tutor in the United Way program and help raise funds as it kicks off its annual United Way drive.
Tutors are needed to work with pre-kindergarten children at Genoa and Oak Harbor. For more, contact Jennifer Buch at 419-732-3212.
GenoaBank and National Bank of Ohio seek teams and sponsors for their annual golf outing to raise funds for scholarships for area students. The event will be held at the Oak Harbor Golf Club Friday, Sept. 14 with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. Call Marie at NBOH at 419-898-5741 or Joyce at GenoaBank at 419-855-8381.
Honoring young leaders
Eighty-two candidates for the 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Program will be recognized Thursday, September 27 at a reception beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate followed by the awards presentation in the adjacent auditorium. During the 7 p.m. program, 20 individuals will be announced as this year’s 20 Under 40 award recipients.
For reservations, call 419-247-1749 or go to www.20under40toledo.com.
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