This weekend, towns throughout the Midwest and South were hit by tornadoes and damaging storms. Inevitably, many businesses throughout the region are now coping with damage to their buildings or infrastructure, and wishing they had done more in advance to prepare for the unexpected.
FEMA has been to America’s most shell-shocked communities.
If you have ever traveled to Haiti, you know as well as I do there is one defining characteristic that you can’t miss: the entrepreneurial spirit that the Haitian people possess everywhere you go.
If there is one theme unifying the work of the Chamber BCLC, it is that the diversity of the interests of the American business community is an enormous strength of the U.S. economic system. You name the issue, and there is some company working on it.
By Michael C. Fields, Director of Philanthropy, ITT Corporation
More than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa today are in need of live-saving assistance due to the severe drought and resulting famine in the region. It's the worst drought in that region in 60 years, most severely affecting areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.
This week 85 disaster experts met in Hawaii to discuss how they could work together to promote community resilience throughout the Pacific Rim, a region continually weighed down by earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, typhoons, mudslides, and other devastating events.