The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation wants to ensure that every business and chamber of commerce is adequately prepared before, during, and after disasters.
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Again the headline reads, “Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History.” These pointless acts continue to uproot our sense of security and cause collective traumatic stress within communities.
When disaster strikes, the business community steps up. To date, corporate contributions for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief and recovery efforts have exceeded $222 million.
Recovery after a disaster is a long-term process, here are five key steps for business owners.
As Hurricane Irma heads towards the southeastern United States, it’s important that communities and businesses in the potential impacted area prepare for the storm. There is still time to protect your business ahead of the storm.
Workplace violence isn’t predictable. Discussing “What if” isn’t always easy, but it’s important. If you found yourself in the middle of a situation with an active shooter, would you be prepared? Would your employees be able to quickly alert the authorities?
It’s estimated that every minute there are four burglaries in the U.S. Are you prepared, ready and protected against this potential threat? There’s no shortage of opportunists looking for easy targets. Are you one? How do you help keep your business from becoming a statistic?
Con artists are looking to make a fast – and dishonest – buck by claiming they were harmed by your business. Many are sharp at their craft and if you aren’t prepared, you could find yourself writing a large check to one of them. This not-so-obvious threat ends up costing businesses greatly.