Hammonton, NJ – November 2012 – Eileen Unger was the Keynote Speaker at the Monmouth-Ocean County Development Council’s (MODC) Energy, Environment and Technology Committees seminar “Build a Resilient Business Through Emergency Planning & Recovery – Emergency Preparedness & Recovery for Small to Mid-sized Businesses” held on November 27, 2012 at the offices of New Jersey Natural Gas. The event was co-hosted by the Jersey Shore Partnership.
People generally don’t want to think about being at risk. However, as we have just learned, life along our coastal waters involves risks to the safety of our business – from physical damage to economic solvency. It is more important than ever for business owners to learn how to plan for, and recover from, a variety of business crises and emergencies. The seminar reviewed what a business should do to prepare for, and manage, a business emergency. All the panelists are experts in their fields of emergency management, and helped the attendees to “prepare for the unexpected” and get back to business as soon as possible.
The panelists included:
- John Kalli, Trinity Worldwide Technologies
- Elizabeth Archer, Anne Klein Communications Group
- Michael Oppegaard, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Dept. OEM
- Kysa George, FEMA, Private Sector Division
- John Allen, FEMA
- Gary Colton, U. S. Small Business Administration
The Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) is a consortium of business, government, professional, and community leaders in the Monmouth/Ocean County area. MODC is a catalyst for positive change and an advocate of solutions and opportunities for the region’s business and economic development through programs of planned cultural, educational, environmental, professional and tourism growth. To learn more about them, visit http://www.modc.com/
The Jersey Shore Partnership is an advocate of initiatives that are unique and important to the Jersey Shore coastal communities with an emphasis on shore protection and beach replenishment. The Partnership takes an active role in New Jersey’s economy including tourism, coastal resources, vital infrastructure, education and emergency preparedness. To learn more, visit http://www.jerseyshorepartnership.com/