April 25, 2011 - Keeping Your Business Safe - Monthly Meeting

posted Apr 24, 2011, 7:33 AM by Black Chamber Corpus Christi   [ updated Apr 24, 2011, 7:47 AM ]
2011 Chamber General Meeting Reminder 

   Monday, April 25th, 2011 
   Time: 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm 
   Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce 
   Location: Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 
   3209 South Staples St. Room 236 
   

GUEST SPEAKER: 
Mr. Alan Bligh, Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau
Topic: Keeping Your Business Safe 

Mr. Alan Bligh is Regional Director of the BBB office in Corpus Christi. Alan is a native of Tacoma, Washington, but spent most of his childhood in San Diego, California. While in high school, Alan began studying Russian and joined the Air Force ROTC. Alan went on to attend San Diego State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian. After graduation, Alan served in the Air Force, which took him all the way to West Texas. While based in San Angelo, Alan met his wife Blenda and began working as an assistant manager with the San Angelo Chamber of Commercebefore becoming the manager of the Chamber of Commerce in Lamesa, just northwest of San Angelo.  After eleven years of chamber work, Alan began his career with BBB as President and CEO of the Lubbock Better Business Bureau in 1980. While in Lubbock, Alan also earned a Masters degree from Texas Tech University with a major in consumer science and a minor in advertising.  Alan continued his BBB career as Director of Operations for the Wisconsin BBB and then moved back to Texas to assume the role of Executive Director of the then newly-opened branch office of the Killeen/Temple BBB. He made the move to Corpus Christi in 1996 to become President and CEO of the Coastal Bend BBB. Alan continues to oversee the Corpus Christi office as the Executive Director.  Alan is past chair of the Leadership Committee for Senior Community Services, which he still serves on and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Area Agency on Aging Council of Governments. In addition, Alan is a board member of the American Advertising Federation’s Corpus Christi Chapter, where he chairs the ad review and legislative committees. He is also a board member of the Armed Forces Military Disciplinary Control Board, which reviews companies with bad business practices and puts them “off limits” to military personnel. Alan lives in Corpus Christi with his wife of 41 years, Blenda. They have two grown children, Quin and Alanna. 

Meeting is Free and Open to the Public!

For more information, please contact Hannah Carter at 361.815.3099
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