Webinar: How to Engage Local Businesses in Critical Disaster Preparation Activities

Tags | Disaster Preparedness

On December 5th, 2012, IEDC hosted a webinar How to Engage Local Businesses in Critical Disaster Preparation Activities as part of the 2012 webinar series. The webinar focused on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's efforts to establish the Business Continuity Planning Council in 2004 response to interest by local defense and IT contractors on this topic. It covers how the chamber created an effective business continuity training program; methods to successfully recruit local businesses; and how to encourage local business owners to implement business preparedness activities. The 2012 Disaster Preparedness & Economic Recovery webinar series is supported by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Scott Cave Principal Atlantic Business Continuity Services Mr. Cave is a Principal with Atlantic Business Continuity Services in Summerville, SC as well as Director of Finance and IT with Atlantic’s parent company, KFR Services, Inc. For over 12 years, he has consulted with a variety of local businesses, municipalities, and organizations to develop and maintain their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. He also served on the Charleston Metro Chamber’s Business Continuity Planning Council since its inception in 2006, and as Chairman from 2008 – 2010. As a Certified Business Continuity Professional designation from the Disaster Recovery Institute International, Mr. Cave is a leading local speaker on business continuity and preparedness topics, presenting regularly at regional seminars and workshop. Jill Galmarini Business Programs Director Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Ms. Galmarini currently serves as the Director of Business Programs at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, having worked at the chamber for seven years. She led the formation of the Chamber’s Business Continuity Planning Council, and has planned numerous seminars on topics preparedness. Previously, she served at the Cleveland Engineering Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio, and the Greater Toledo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Jill is a 2000 graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.


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