Consumer News & Views
In this Issue…
Following the Brexit vote, it was mentioned by
record numbers of consumers, especially high income consumers. Nearly
one-in-four (24%) households with incomes in the top third mentioned Brexit when
asked to identify any recent economic news that they had heard. For these
households, the initial impact on domestic stock prices translated Brexit into
personal wealth losses.
ACC Launches Financial Education Series for Millennials.
The American Consumer Council has
launched a new financial education series to help Millennials better manage
their finances and get access to financial services. The series is available
online at no cost through
and features certified financial planner and author, Kimberly Curtis, who is the
CEO of The Wealth Legacy Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Click for the first video titled, How to Pay for
College. Thomas Hinton, president of the American Consumer Council, stated “We
are finding that Millennials (ages 18-30) are yearning for help in managing
money and their debts. This series answers many of their questions and
encourages Millennials to seek out the services of credit unions that are
skilled at providing a broad range of financial services at very competitive
ACC’s Friend of the Consumer Award Recognizes Outstanding Businesses in 2015-2016.
Is your business consumer-friendly? Does your business deserve greater recognition for its service to consumers? If so, you should apply for the American Consumer Council’s Friend of the Consumer Award. Now is the time to apply!
Throughout the year, ACC presents its "Friend of the Consumer" Awards. This prestigious award recognizes manufacturers, retailers, and other businesses that produce or sell products in the United States that meet or exceed federally-mandated standards and are touted by consumers as “consumer friendly.”
Each year, ACC awards numerous "Friend of the Consumer" Awards to deserving companies and organizations because they have "demonstrated a commitment to American consumers by providing a specific product or service that fosters consumer confidence and market acceptance."
To apply for the "Friend of the Consumer" Award, complete the online application and return it to ACC with the application fee. Applicants will be notified within 5 days of receipt of their application. Thereafter, a panel of independent judges will review your application and make a formal recommendation within 20 days of receipt of your award application.
For more information, visit: http://www.americanconsumercouncil.org/awards.html
Green CSM Certification Accepting Applications for 2016 Fall Cycle:
If your company or organization would like to increase its credibility with consumers, you should consider applying for the Green CSM Certification. Applications for the 2016 Summer cycle are now being accepted through September 30, 2016.
It's a proven fact that consumers want to do business with companies that are eco-friendly and practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The process is straight-forward and all applicants are recognized by ACC and the Green USA Institute.
All applicants complete the criteria and submit their responses to ACC's Green Consumer Council for review, assessment and feedback. Program details and the Green CSM Certification criteria can be viewed at ACC's website located at: http://americanconsumercouncil.org/greenc.asp