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Local BBB launches online review service

Local BBB launches online review service

Astroturfing — writing fake online reviews for companies — has grown rampant these days, making consumers skeptical and legitimate business owners nervous. Much of that concern could be alleviated locally, however, as a new Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado online review process gains popularity. Nationally, the BBB launched an online complaint process, which shows… Continue Reading Local BBB launches online review service

BBB offers two data destruction events

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BBB offers two data destruction events

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host two free data destruction events  to help ensure private information remains secure after used computer components are destroyed. The bureau teamed up with these local BBB-accredited businesses: Champion Windows, BlueStar Recyclers, KRDO News Channel 13 and American Furniture Warehouse. The events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21… Continue Reading BBB offers two data destruction events

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Three key Colorado Springs-area organizations have announced they will collaborate to promote and host a series of community programs and events beginning next year. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado announced in a news release Thursday their plans to begin… Continue Reading Regional groups to join forces, strengthen programs

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has hired Blakely + Company as its full-service public relations firm. The move also means that Katie Carrol, who has been the BBB director of public relations and broadcasting since 2005, has been laid off. “We’ve been hired as a full-service public relations firm, effective immediately,” said Lisa… Continue Reading BBB chooses Blakely for PR duties, lays off Carrol

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

Matt Barrett has been named CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. He replaces Carol Odell, the Bureau’s current CEO of 14 years, who will retire May 3. Barrett was most recently the chief operating officer at Graham Advertising in Colorado Springs where he is credited with leading the organization through a transitional… Continue Reading Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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It’s a job that sounds fun — be a mystery shopper. But the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is warning some of the mystery shopper jobs may sound too good to be true. The BBB has been alerted to a round of mailings in Colorado Springs from LS Management, a company based in LaVergne,… Continue Reading BBB warns of jobs scam

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Odell plans May retirement from BBB

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Carol Odell, who has been the head of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado for more than two decades, plans to retire May 3. The nonprofit is now accepting applications for the position. As its CEO and executive director, Odell oversees a staff of 19 with an annual budget of $1.2 million. In the… Continue Reading Odell plans May retirement from BBB

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