Don't Eat Another BAD CHECK Loss!! Come Get Your Money ON!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL 481.010183

Do you know of any small businesses in your neighborhood who have lost money due to payments not recouped from BAD checks?  This practice hurts us all.  Here is a meeting you may want to send them to while they dine on a flavorful meal from the grill!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28th, at 11:30AM, Gina P. Burnett, from the Cook County State Attorney's Office will be our guest speaker at the Calumet City, Illinois' Chili's.   Her topic?  The BAD CHECK RESTITUTION PROGRAM! 

Come join host, Calumet City Chamber of Commerce from 11:30AM until 1:00PM, as we hear of these workable solutions!  At times like these... we need ALL of our money!  I will be there.... will YOU?

Chili's in Calumet City, IL is located at 1580 Torrence Avenue.  Cost per person is $12.00.  For more information and to RSVP a seat, you may call the Chamber at 708-862-3737.  

If you are unable to attend, more information can be found by following above links.  At tomorrow's event, there will be DOOR PRIZES..... pass the word!


(image courtesy of Bing)

Diane Rice, one the the Directors of the Chamber of Commerce in Calumet City, is broker/owner of Rice Property Management & Realty  located in South Holland, IL.  If you know of anyone seeking property management, needing to rent, lease, sell or list, we'd be most honored for your referral!  


Comments (12)

Melissa Juarez
Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC - Quincy, MA

What a great seminar! Thanks for the post. Have a great Spring!

Apr 27, 2010 09:36 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Diane * I remote scan my rent checks to a Wealth Management Account * If one bounces I still have the check in my possession and can instruct the bank to re-submit it or make immediate demand with electronic notice to the resident!!!

Apr 27, 2010 11:01 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Diane, sounds like a worthwhile event. Hope you write a post about it!

Apr 27, 2010 11:10 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Diane:  Sounds like a good opportunity to educate yourself regarding these types of services.  I wish I could join you, but I have a meeting at the same time and an appointment directly following it.  I do appreciate your thinking of me ... and promise to be onboard as often as possible in the future.

Thanks again,


Apr 27, 2010 01:40 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Diane, sounds like a must tune in and hear.  Bad checks are a killer for small business, and any advice in this area is worth its weight in gold.

Apr 27, 2010 01:55 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Diane ~ that sounds like a great event for your local businesses.

Apr 27, 2010 03:52 PM
Jane Cross
Homes By Cross serving Charlotte NC Real Estate Needs - Charlotte, NC

Diane, Using your social media to raise awareness or a rumble? Hope you are all able to recoup from the scam artists writing bad checks!

May 03, 2010 07:43 AM
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Bad checks are not a good thing for any business but they especially affect the smaller business.  I've even had people I consider friends write me a bad check in the past.  Now that's an awkward situation!

May 07, 2010 08:34 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello Diane,  there is a website for the Attorney General's office here in Madison County Alabama that the public can go to for information about the issue of bad checks.  You can even pull up a page of most wanted offenders with their seems like a good idea to me...I couldn't find a similar website for Chicago.

May 07, 2010 08:45 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Thanks EVERYONE.... I have responded on YOUR individual posts!

May 07, 2010 08:50 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Diane - Sounds like that was a good event and a solid speaker.

May 10, 2010 11:03 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Diane getting bad check is costly to a small business since the banks tack on fees.  This sounds like a great meeting to learn how to effectively cope with the issue.

May 15, 2010 04:11 PM