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DSCC business forum is set

DSCC business forum is set

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 6:01 pm

When a disaster strikes, employees, business records and building facilities can all be at risk.
Business owners can learn how to protect and prepare their business in the event of a catastrophe at a Business Disaster Preparedness Forum set for April 26 and sponsored by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.
The forum will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Exhibitor booths will open at 5:45 p.m. in the Student Center Commons of Dyersburg State Community College.
Center Director Maleia Lee will lead a panel of experts in discussing business operation continuity and community resources that are available when a disaster strike.
“After the flood of May 2010, we saw a real need to present this type of information to our business community,” Ms. Lee said. “We will have owners of businesses who survived the flood speak about their experiences. But disasters are not limited to weather-related events. We will also be looking at what can happen with employees, customers and even the community in the event of an accident or manmade disaster that may strike only one business, yours. Business owners who have prepared a business continuity plan will be one step ahead of the game when disaster strikes. This forum will provide an overview to participants on how to draft such a plan for their business.”
Prior to the forum there will also be time to learn what community resources are available when disaster strikes your business. Vendors of these resources are encouraged to be exhibitors, according to Ms. Lee.
There is no charge to attend, but those interested are asked to sign up by going to the website www.dscc.edu/sbdc, click on Training Opportunities, or by calling (731) 286-3201.

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