Business Smarts: Preparing Your Business for an Emergency

September 11, 2015 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
American National University
1515 Country Club
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
$10 HR Members, $15 non-members.
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
(540) 568-3227

Did you know that up to 40% of businesses don’t survive an emergency, and 80% of those that do survive the initial emergency go out of business if they cannot get back up within a month?

This presentation will include case studies on continuity of operations practices (both positive and negative outcomes), general emergency preparedness information, tips and techniques for providing a safe environment for your staff—both at home and on the job--plus an introduction to the free on-line Red Cross Ready Rating Program.

About our Speaker: Nicholas Drauschak has been the Disaster Program Manager for the Shenandoah Territory for the past 3 years and comes to Virginia from his emergency planner role at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree from Penn State University in Public Health Preparedness.  He is one course shy of completing the State of Virginia’s Advanced Professional Series in Emergency Management and will sit for his internationally recognized Certified Emergency Manager examination this fall.  He resides in Greene County with his wife and son.

Reserve your seat now for this very important session. Click here to register.  

Business Smarts Breakfast sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month with networking opportunities and guest presentations on a variety of topics. 

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).  Breakfast is provided by The HoneyBaked Ham Company.