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Business Disaster Planning

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 3, 2012 in Business Tips , Event Highlights
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The Chamber cannot stress enough the importance of being prepared and having written plans for your organization no matter how small a company. Our area has been very lucky for a number of years, however this is prime hurricane season and we never know what lies ahead.   After Hugo a number of our small companies closed due to poor or lack of prior planning,  and a hurricane is only one possible disaster.

Statistics show that 40% of small businesses close their business after a disaster and if a business does not reopen within 2 weeks of a disaster they will not reopen.

Business Disaster Planning

John Simkovich, Les Cooper, Ben Fleming

This was the topic of discussion at the July 20, 2012 Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Area Council meeting.  Here are resources from that meeting.

Special thanks to our guest speakers:

  • John Simkovich, Health Director of SC DHEC Region 7
  • Les Cooper, State Farm
  • Ben Fleming, Transmissions Operation Manager
Business Disaster Planning