Better Business Bureau Webinars

Sexual Harassment Prevention In The Workplace - Illinois Mandated Training
Presented by SmithAmundsen

Presenter Carlos Arévalo, Labor & Employment Partner at SmithAmundsen, provides training on sexual harassment prevention for employers in your businesses, and tactics you can implement to investigate and correct sexual harassment in the workplace.

This webinar will discuss and cover the following:

December 2, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Legal definitions of all forms of unlawful harassment/discrimination
  • A summary of responsibilities of employers in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment
  • Employers and employees responsibilities concerning avoiding, preventing, reporting, resolving and remediating harassing or discriminatory conduct
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WHENSDAY - Powerful Tools To Lead Effectively And Engage Customers Virtually
Presented by PNC Bank

COVID-19 has forced consumers and businesses around the world to find new ways to interact and navigate. Savvy organizations are seizing opportunities with new tools, methods and services that best serve a marketplace experiencing unprecedented change. Online resources are becoming increasingly more popular and choosing the right ones could dramatically impact the future of your business.

This webinar discusses how the pandemic has forced businesses to rethink the way they engage customers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About LLCs
Presented by SmithAmundsen

Business owners are frequently faced with the difficult decision of identifying the correct corporate entity for their businesses.

In this webinar, lawyers from SmithAmundsen review the pros and cons of LLCs, recent changes to Illinois law, and steps you can take to avoid common mistakes.

Whether you are an experienced business owner or a new one, and whether you already have an LLC or not, this webinar provides key information to guide your business strategic planning in the future.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Eric Fogel, Partner & Chair, Corporate Practice Group, Smith Amundsen
  • Karen Tobin, Senior Counsel, Corporate Practice Group, Smith Amundsen
  • Nikhil Mehta, Associate, Corporate Practice Group, Smith Amundsen

WHENSDAY - Rebuilding For Resiliency
Presented by PNC Bank

COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought on new challenges for you as a business owner, as new priorities and customer needs have changed how you will need to run your business.

This panel discussion explores how the pandemic has reshaped our economy and the effect on Illinois business owners and what they can do to prepare and protect. From contactless payments and heightened cyber concerns to simple steps on how to re-open – the next phase is one of adaptation.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Carol Roth (Moderator), Investment banker, investor, entrepreneur, business advisor, national media personality and author
  • Stuart G. Hoffman, PNC Senior Economic Advisor
  • Kenya Merritt, Chief Small Business Officer at Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Chris Ward, Head of Product & Operations for PNC Treasury Management

COVID-19 Related Scams - Working Together To Protect Consumers & Businesses

You'll learn how to recognize and avoid:

  • Websites selling non-existent products, fake treatments, and cures for COVID-19
  • Phishing emails and text messages trying to steal people’s personal information or money
  • Scams about government stimulus checks
  • Illegal robocalls
  • Donation scams including fake charities and crowdfunding sites

Join the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Chicago & Northern Illinois, Federal Trade Commission, and Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection as we give a presentation on the recent spike in scam activity due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Personal Financial Survival for Small Business Owners

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Our expert panel helps address your financial questions and concerns during this challenging time for businesses.


  • Terry Savage, Nationally syndicated finance expert
  • Tammy Wener, CFP® Co-founder of RW Financial Planning, LLC and Director of Public Awareness for the Financial Planning Association of Illinois
  • Ed Gjertsen, CFP® VP of Mack Investment Securities, Inc.
  • Bo Steiner, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Illinois District Office
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