The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and First Citizens Bank have partnered to create a Lunch & Learn series with topics specifically focusing on the financial concerns of businesses of all sizes.

The first installment of the series, Protecting Your Business From Financial Fraud, takes place Wednesday, October 4th, from 11:45am-1pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Boone.The program will be facilitated by Amber Moore, CTP, with First Citizens Bank.

This seminar will review the types of financial fraud affecting businesses with examples of experiences from local and regional organizations. We will review internal controls and best practices to identify and prevent attempted fraud, as well as financial products available in the market place to further secure your money from criminals. With the emergence of technology and the globalization of communication, financial fraud is becoming more of a reality for businesses both small and large. Various sources estimate that an average of 60-80 percent of businesses will experience financial fraud with losses ranging from a few dollars into the hundreds of thousands.

“We are excited about partnering with First Citizens Bank as we bring useful financial information to our membership,” said David Jackson, President/CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. “These topics will resonate with businesses of all sizes. Our intention with this series is to bring topical information to our members and allow them to make informed decisions about how these issues impact the way they do business. We are excited to work with First Citizens Bank on this project and we know our members will benefit from their expert knowledge of this subject matter.”

Registration costs $10 for Boone Area Chamber of Commerce members and their employees and $15 for non-members. You can reserve your spot today by clicking on this link.

First Citizens Bank will feature a different topic as part of the Financial Lunch & Learn series once per quarter. Future dates and topics will be announced soon. Other series are planned for community & wellness and business technology and details on those program tracks will be released in the early fall.

For more information on the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, contact David Jackson at 828-264-2225 or by email at david@boonechamber.com.

 

 

 

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