Disasters for a small business can come in many forms--fires, floods, earthquakes and manmade calamities. The workshop will enable attendees to better understand their disaster risk and suggest actions that might be appropriate following business disruption. The workshop includes a "Red Cross Ready Rating" assessment exercise and a workbook containing emergency resources. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to the workshop.
"Ready to Resume" is from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the Ventura Room of the conference center. Lunch is included. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., a free training session will be available in "Open for Business," a continuity planning program presented by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.
"The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at LSU is a leader in proactive disaster response management,"
Funding for the workshop is from a State Homeland Security sub-grant recently received by VCEDA for its "Ventura County Ready Business Campaign," a program designed to educate Ventura County businesses about disaster preparedness and response.
Sign up for the July 20 workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. For more information, call VCEDA at 805-676-1332.
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Established in 1949 and recognized as a credible political force, VCEDA gives members an opportunity to interact with Ventura County’s civic, corporate, small business and government leaders for a voice in planned, quality growth. www.vceda.org.