The Edmond Sun

October 5, 2012

Prepare for the future at the OPEN for Business Lunch

The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Northwest Chamber will have a Learn at Lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Francis Tuttle Portland Campus, 3500 N.W. 150th St. (Portland and 150th).

Owning or managing a business leaves little time to devote to planning ahead for a disaster that may never happen. But everything from a natural catastrophe to a power outage or a storeroom flood could force a business to close its doors. Every business needs a plan to make sure that when something happens, it does not close the business for good.

The Northwest Chamber invites local businesses to attend a Disaster Protection and Recovery Planning presentation, “OPEN for Business.” David M. Hall, chairman of the Disaster Resistant Business Council, will provide information a business needs to prevent catastrophic loss and accelerate recovery should disaster strike. This quick but thorough presentation will help to identify the most vulnerable places and provide the tools and an easy-to-follow workbook that can be used to ensure business continuity no matter what type of hazard may rock their world.

Helpful local vendors will have tables set up from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and from 1-2 p.m. with available resources. The lunchtime presentation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the lunch is $10 per person. To attend the Learn at Lunch, RVSP by Oct. 16 to or call 789-1256.