Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | September 10, 2012

Thinking about the unthinkable – can your business survive a disaster event?

The recovery costs associated with a disastrous event can be overwhelming.  
Does your business have a continuity of operations plan in place--just in case? 
Does your staff know their responsibilities should your company be affected by 
a disastrous event?

If you need help creating or updating your plan, the Rhode Island Business 
Emergency Operations Center (RIBEOC) will be hosting a free Business Continuity 
Conference at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, on October 31st, 2012, 
from 8 am- 1 pm. 

The focus of the conference is to educate RI business executives on prudent 
preparedness strategies. Participants will learn how to: 
  • Improve disaster preparedness efforts
  • Improve communications before, during, and after a disaster
  • Rapidly develop sound economic impact statements to support decision making
  • Assistance requests protocols
  • Coordinate response efforts to facilitate return to normal, pre-disaster operations
  • Coordinate post-disaster economic recovery
The RIBEOC supports the coordination of activities and resources of 
businesses and organizations in Rhode Island to improve response and 
self-sufficiency; reduce reliance on FEMA and other federal assistance 
programs in order to maximize business, industry and economic stabilization; 
return the business environment to normal operations as quickly as possible. 
The RIBEOC is a joint effort between the Rhode Island Emergency Management 
Agency and the US Economic Development Agency (EDA), in partnership with 
the private sector.

For more information please visit:

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