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Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
September 1, 2011
Business Disaster Planning
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Pres: Traci Conley
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston

Directors (2011-2013):
Christine Wilson
Don Hutinson
Misty Maxwell

Directors (2010-2012):
Marilyn Hardacre
Beth Ann Langston

Directors (2009-2011):
Nichole Landrum
Ted Wright
Stacy Brown

1-Year Directors:

Corbi Wells Goddard
Pam Porter
Heidi McGehee
Steven Barnes

Honorary Board Members:
Ernie Davis (Past President)
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Terry Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Rick Brinkley (State Senator)

Business Continuity After A Disaster
Requires A Plan And Actions
Before The Event

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The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce heard many of the ways that a disaster could knock your business out of commission. Bob Roberts has been helping many organizations over the past years with their ability to continue operation after a disaster has struck. The disasters can come in many forms and even if they don't strike your business directly can cause impact if it hits your suppliers, customers or employees.

The three main area to focus on in your disaster planning are:
1) People -- Make sure your staff know what to do before, during,and after a disaster ... for your business (as well as their personal residences and family).
2) Things -- Plan alternate work site and replacement equipment to conduct your business.
3) Data -- Back up all of your data daily (& store offsite). And note that CDs and DVDs begin to fail at about 150 degrees.

Bob Roberts
Emergency Management Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools
Castle Rock Financial Advisors hosted a Chamber of Commerce Social Hour Thursday evening. (Previous Coverage)

Roberts cited several specific examples including generators (for power outages), texting when (voice) phone lines are swamped, actually reading the coverage provided by your business continuity insurance, knowing how to contact your employees after hours, ...etc.

70% of flooded businesses are not in flood plains.
25% of businesses fail after a disaster.

www.disastersafety.org --> "Open for Business"
to do your own business disaster response planning.