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Business Owners to Share Post-Disaster Survivor Tips During SBA & Agility Recovery Solutions Free Webinar

Advisory Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2011
Advisory Number: 
MA11-23
Contact: 
Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

WASHINGTON – Any crisis in a disaster situation, from a server malfunction to a flooded basement, could force a business to close its doors, reducing productivity and profits and possibly resulting in a permanent shut-down. Next week, in the fourth of four weekly webinars during National Preparedness Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery Solutions and three business owners who faced losses of property and income after a disaster will share their experiences and what they learned about preparing for the next disaster.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, bank vice president Scott Jenkins, insurance company president Terry Flood, and Joel Simpson, vice president of a plastics and glass supplier, will described how their companies recovered from losses caused, respectively, by a tornado, water damages from a burst pipe, and flooding. The three will also offer tips on how to protect themselves and their bottom line, based on their own experiences.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies via their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.  

WHO: Scott Jenkins, Senior VP, Worthington Federal Bank, Huntsville, Ala.
           Terry Flood, President, The Flood Group, Long Island, NY
           Joel Simpson, VP Sales & Marketing, The O. Berk Company, Union,NJ  

WHAT: “Survivor Panel—Real World Lessons Learned” will be presented by Jenkins, Flood and Simpson. A question and answer session will follow.  

HOW: Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/660249057
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