Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC) Announces Next COPEC University Event May 17

Following on the Success of the First COPEC U in February, Event Returns May 17 Offering Wide Range of Classes for Businesses and Consumers; Partners Include the Better Business Bureau®, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Wesleyan University

Columbus, OH, April 25, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Today, the Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC), the Better Business Bureau serving Central Ohio (BBB®), the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Wesleyan University announced its next COPEC University event, which will take place May 17, 2014 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Hilliard. Launched in February 2014, COPEC University is a day-long event offered quarterly and filled with workshops on a range of topics to educate and enlighten attendees.

An educational workshop series that connects the public with local experts, COPEC University topics include: healthcare reform, social media training, health and wellness, estate planning, caring for family, financial planning, business marketing, taxes, and more.

“Our first COPEC U in February was such a success, we’re excited to announce the second session,” said James Lindner, president and co-founder, COPEC. “We hope the community will come out to hear our speakers, who are industry professionals on a mission to educate – not sell. Presentations are given in an informational format, making this a perfect opportunity to learn more about how to grow your business, plan for your future, care for loved ones, help with your job search and more.”

“I want to give a huge thank you to COPEC University!” said Gwen Blair, who attended the February COPEC U. “I attended four workshop sessions in February of this year. The speakers are extremely knowledgeable and very professional. There was no ‘selling’ taking place whatsoever. The fact that the COPEC sponsors want to educate others impressed me from the start. I highly recommend the COPEC workshops and encourage others to take advantage of such cost effective educational opportunity.”

“Being a partner of COPEC University is an outstanding opportunity for us to bring the BBB’s mission of educating and informing businesses and consumers to a broader audience in Central Ohio, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” states Kip Morse, president and CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio.

More than 30 workshops will take place concurrently throughout the day, spanning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with special tracks for retirees, caregivers, business owners and more. Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included in the cost to attend, which is $25. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.copeceducation.org/university/.

COPEC University is Free for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents & all honorably discharged veterans. Upon registration, please use discount CODE: USVeteran. Proof of service must be shown upon arrival the day of the event for entry.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, COPEC is a non-profit (501C3 tax exempt) organization that offers a variety of educational opportunities for individuals in the local community to achieve greater knowledge on issues involving many disciplines. This outreach is generally attained by partnering with local companies, churches, associations and organizations by providing workshops and seminars to their employees, members and volunteers. All COPEC programs are presented by local volunteer experts and are provided with the goal of overall education without the influence of individual company marketing or sales presentations. For more information, visit www.copeceducation.org.

About BBB
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Central Ohio Better Business Bureau serves Columbus and 21 surrounding counties as the leader in advancing marketplace trust. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

About the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce
Providing valuable business connections, advocacy and benefits to its members, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce has been the resource for businesses in our area for over 41 years. Members have gained valuable professional development opportunities and value added programming. A number of money saving benefits provide businesses with more resources to invest back into their companies. Businesses active in a chamber of commerce are more likely for consumers to think favorably of it and purchase goods or services from the company in the future. The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the leader for businesses in our area. For more information, visit www.hilliardchamber.org

About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership. For more information, visit www.indwes.edu.
Central Ohio Professional Education Council
Michelle Garrett