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Sydney Waters

Sydney Waters

Host - Consumer Handbook

Sydney Waters is the new Regional Director of Better Business Bureau in Cape Girardeau and responsible for outreach efforts in Southern Illinois and Eastern and Southwest Missouri.

Waters is a Southern Illinois native who brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit outreach, marketing, and volunteer and event coordination in the Cape Girardeau area to her role.

She obtained her degree at the University of West Florida in Pensacola and worked there for several years before moving back to Southern Illinois in 2019 to raise her family.

Before her role with BBB, Waters worked in the international horticultural world and for the National Park Service. Most recently, she served as an events and volunteer coordinator for Old Town Cape Inc., a downtown revitalization and historic preservation-focused nonprofit representing 130 blocks, 4,500 residents, and 300+ businesses and organizations in downtown Cape Girardeau.

  • Generative AI programs such as ChatGPT may be changing the way fraudsters commit scams. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be on the lookout for red flags in any unsolicited messages they receive.
  • If you’re a music lover, you may find yourself looking for last-minute deals on late summer festivals or tickets to a sold-out show. However, junk fees, resale pricing for high-demand shows and unscrupulous sellers can all make ticket prices skyrocket.
  • This school year, you might be planning to hire a tutor to keep your child motivated and learning. Many kids can benefit from a tutor to give them extra support in a subject that’s difficult for them or prepare them for a tough assignment.
  • As the final days of summer sweep in, you may be planning a camping trip to close out the season. It’s tempting to try to find a deal online, but be wary of any prices that seem too good to be true. Scammers sometimes try to lure in shoppers with an outrageous deal.