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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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GCC Reality Fair Virtual Tour

Recorded March 22, 2018

Greenfield Community College (GCC) Reality Fair Organizer Amy Proietti shows you how this event helps local high school students learn how much life in the real world truly costs.

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Valentine Tips from the BBB

Adapted from Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press releases:

Think the Better Business Bureau doesn't have anything to do with a holiday about romance?  Think again!  Unfortunately, in today's society, scammers show up everywhere---even in places where you are trying to find love or pick out a gift for your sweetie.  Thankfully, the BBB has some helpful hints to keep you safe as you navigate the online dating waters or attempt to purchase the perfect Valentine's Day present.

Protect Your Privacy Today

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

January 28th marks National Data Privacy Day, annually observed to encourage everyone to protect their personal information.  The Better Business Bureau of Central New England encourages consumers to review personal and financial information they share on the internet, and store on mobile devices, and take steps to protect their privacy.  How much information are you sharing on social media? Do you know what information mobile device apps can access?  Is the information you make available enough to allow someone to gain access to your accounts or steal your identity?

Deadline Approaches for BBB Scholarship

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England and BBB's Consumer Education Foundation (CEF) are reminding local students to apply for the Barbara J. Sinnott Student of Integrity Scholarship before the January 31, 2016 deadline.  The scholarship awards $1,000 each to 4 graduating high school students who demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of the Better Business Bureau. Scholarships will be awarded to those students who reside in the communities served by BBB of Central New England which includes central and western Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.

Cyber Monday Safety Tips

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

The Monday after Thanksgiving has become one of the most popular days to shop for the holidays.  Consumers take to the internet in search of deals and avoid the long lines and crowds of Black Friday.  While shopping online offers convenience and the comfort of browsing in your own home, many consumers forget the prevalence of scammers and hackers hiding behind their screens, waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting customers.

Last Chance to Nominate a Business for Torch Award

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

The Better Business Bureau of Central New England will accept nominations for the 2015 Western Massachusetts Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics until February 28th.  Torch Awards are presented to honor businesses that consistently demonstrate the highest standards and practices in cultivating ethical buyer/seller relationships, epitomize corporate responsibility, and always do right by their customers.

BBB Warns of Super Bowl Ticket Scams

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

Deflate-Gate woes aren't putting a damper on eager New England Patriots fans who want to go to the Super Bowl. As the Pats gear up for Super Bowl XLIX, and their eighth appearance at the big show, the Better Business Bureau is warning fans to be careful.

BBB Tips for Hiring a Snow Removal Contractor

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

Most New Englanders are used to the conditions Mother Nature delivers this time of year but, if today's wintry mix has you thinking that you'd prefer to leave cleaning up after storms to a professional, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has some advice for you.

Resolve to be a Savvy Consumer in 2015

Adapted from a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England, Inc. press release:

Lose weight. Improve your finances. Exercise. Get a new job. Sound familiar? These are four common New Year's resolutions. While the BBB can't get you on the treadmill, prescribe a new diet, or find you that perfect job, there are several BBB tips that can help you get your finances in better shape in the coming year.

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