It is crucial for chambers to respond quickly and effectively after a disaster. Immediate action is necessary to highlight private-sector needs, declare the local area open for business, expand partnerships with the public sector and emergency organizations, and continue to represent the voice of businesses in the community recovery effort. Many of these activities should be started before a disaster strikes to establish the chamber as the go-to organization for local businesses. Chambers play an essential role in the private sector’s recovery as well as for the overall community. This Quick Guide will help you respond to a disaster, assist affected businesses, and organize community and business recovery.