Free Seminar on Making Your Business Disaster Ready – September 13th

Whatcom County COAD

Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) was formed to help the community by linking needs to services during disaster and recovery efforts. The mission of the Whatcom County COAD is to identify and organize resources to meet disaster-related community needs.

Did you know that:
*15-40% of businesses fail following a natural or man-made disaster.

*94% of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously
disrupt their business within the next two years.

*82% of Americans agree “If someone could make it easy for me to be
prepared, I’d do it.”

On THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 from 1-5 PM there will be a free seminar for
the public on how to make your business disaster ready. Participants
will learn how to do disaster planning for their business. They will
1) What you should be planning for?
2) What goes in a plan?
3) Who should assist you in making the plan?
4) Were to find planning resources in your community?

Welcome – 1:15
Whatcom Unified Emergency Management – 1:20
Guest Speaker – Wendy Freitag -1:25 (45 minutes)
Q & A – 2:10
Introduction to the Booths – 2:25
Close and release participants to visit booths – 2:30-5:00

Room “A” at St. Luke’s Health Education Center,3333 Squalicum
Parkway, Bellingham, WA

For more information contact Sue Ellen Heflin: 360-734-3055 or

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