If you run a business you know the importance of planning. You likely have well defined plans that include providing top-notch products and services to your customers, hiring and supporting the best employees, and giving back to your community. However, many businesses neglect to add another crucial step to their plans – preparing for disasters. Disasters are on the rise and can strike at any time. Without a well-defined plan for protecting your business and employees , when disasters occur, you could not only face the disruption of your business – but the loss of lives as well.
As many as 40 percent of businesses fail following a natural or man-made disaster”….American Red Cross, September 2007
So how do you prepare your business to be ready when disaster hits? The Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, is offering its “Open for Business” seminar. The Red Cross is a nationwide leader in disaster preparedness and serves millions each year with its annual training and courses. By registering for “Open for Business” you can learn how the Red Cross can help to ensure your business is prepared for when the next disaster strikes.
“Every dollar invested in pre-disaster preparedness and risk reduction saves about $4 in post-disaster response and recovery expenses”…American Red Cross
The date, time and location for the Red Cross “Open for Business Seminar are:
- March 23, 2016 from 9:00am to 2:15 pm
- The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St., Las Vegas, NV 89118
Topics covered will include:
- Continuity of operations
- Fire safety
- Workplace violence and active shooter situations
- Planning and procedures for business resilience
To attend “Open for Business” please visit http://web.lvchamber.com/events/Focus-Las-Vegas-Open-For-Business-2850/details to register. For more details, contact Kimberly Bagdasarian at (702) 684-1246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on March 23rd!