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Posted on: May 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Red Cross Forum Teaches Disaster Prep

Red Cross Business Leaders Resilience Forum Teaches Eugene Organizations How to Prepare for Disasters

A disaster – wildfires, floods, even a 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake - can happen
at any time. The American Red Cross and our partners are holding a forum to share best practices and preparedness solutions from top local executives.

EUGENE, Ore., May 3, 2016 - The Red Cross Cascades Region and local partners are helping businesses and organizations of all sizes to be prepared for a disaster through our Business Leaders Resilience Forum.

National statistics show that 40 percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year. There are steps that businesses and nonprofits can take now to ensure their organization can get back up and running quickly if a disaster strikes.

Presentation attendees will hear directly from top emergency management leaders the steps they’re taking to plan for disasters as well as the tools available to engage employees, assess readiness, and strengthen business resilience.

WHAT: American Red Cross Business Resilience ForumWHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.WHERE: Eugene Public Library
100 West 10th Ave.Eugene, OR 97401redcross.org/EugeneBusinessLeadersForum

Panel speakers include:

  • Amy Shlossman - Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Cascades Region
  • Kelley Okolita - Director of Disaster Management Services, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Krista Dillon – Director, Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, Enterprise Risk Services, University of Oregon
  • Kevin G. Holman CEM - Emergency Manager, City of EugeCascades Region

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