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Free seminar being offered to Business Owners and Managers

September 30, 2011

MACON:   The United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Secret Service, along with the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Macon Regional Crimestoppers, the Better Business Bureau and the law enforcement agencies in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones and Monroe Counties will present a free seminar for business owners on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The seminar will be held at Mabel White Baptist Church located at 1415 Bass Road in Macon.  Other partners include the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce, the Peach County Chamber of Commerce, the Roberta/Crawford Chamber of Commerce and the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The purpose of the seminar is to inform business owners of recent trends in business crime, assist managers and owners in preparing for the upcoming holiday season, educate owners about ways to protect their businesses and instruct them about what to do if their businesses become victims of crime.  Area security companies are invited to attend and exhibit the products they offer to businesses.

Topics to be discussed will be: Business Robberies, Safe Burglaries, ATM Thefts, Metal Thefts, Counterfeiting, Working with Law Enforcement, Recent Trends in Business Crime and Lessons Learned from Past Incidents.

Business owners and managers who are interested in attending can register in advance by contacting Pamela Lightsey, Law Enforcement Coordination Specialist, at 478-621-2603 or

The media is welcome to attend.  For additional information, contact Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, at 478-621-2602.

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