Thanks to all who attended. It was a great event with over 70 attendees. Thanks to all our partners and sponsors as well.
Materials from the event are available below:
On April 25th, 2014, The Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency is teaming up with the Institute for Technology and Business Development at Central Connecticut State University, Northeast Utilities, the Travelers Institute, and other regional partners to hold a one day long workshop on emergency preparedness and disaster recovery. This workshop is being developed for small- and medium -sized businesses throughout Central Connecticut and beyond.
For more information, please contact Tim Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 589-7820 ext. 154.
This workshop is funded through a grant from the Economic Development Administration. Generous support has been provided by Connecticut Light & Power, the Travelers Institute, TD Bank, Central Connecticut State University, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee, the City of New Britain, the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, the New Britain/Berlin Chamber of Commerce, and the Southington Chamber of Commerce.
A business continuity plan details how a business will continue operations in the event of a disaster or emergency. Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers, will moderate a panel discussion focusing on the importance of business continuity planning and implementation. Marty Henry, Senior Vice President of Risk Control at Travelers, will review how to create, implement, and maintain a business continuity plan. A local insurance agent and small business owner will share best practices and lessons learned from small business owners today.
What do you do in the immediate aftermath of a disaster or emergency? What resources are available to help your business recover? This presentation and panel discussion will educate business owners of the recovery process and will help owners resume business operations following a disruptive event. Panel discussion participants include:
George Bradner, Director, Property & Casualty Division, Connecticut Insurance Department
Peter Lent, Assistant Executive Director for the Office of Business Development with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Corey Nygaard, Recovery Planning Coordinator/Community Planning and Capacity Building Coordinator—FEMA Region 1
Bernard Sweeney, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Connecticut District Office
Following a disruptive event, utilities and town officials mobilize to help restore services to communities. Presenters and participants on the panel discussion will include a representative from Connecticut Light and Power, a municipal emergency director, small business owner, and a non-government agency. They will speak about the communication processes and procedures to return functions to communities.
|7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 A.M. - 8:15 A.M.||Welcome Remarks from William P. Shea, Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security|
|8:15 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.||Small Business – Big Opportunity: Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management Strategies Panel Discussion|
|9:45 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.||Break|
|10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.||Short Term Vs. Long Term Recovery Presentation and Panel Discussion|
|11:45 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.||Keynote Address by Michael Lettieri, Community Development Director for the Department of Economic and Community and Development and Lunch|
|1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Special guest Governor Dannel P. Malloy|
|1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.||Emergency Preparedness: Working with Utilities and Public Works Presentation|
|2:30 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.||Break|
|2:45 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.||Table Top Disaster Response Exercise|
|4:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.||Wrap-up|