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Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Chamber of Commerce
September 1, 2011
Business Disaster Planning
Chamber Luncheon Meeting is Oct. 6th
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston
Beth Ann Langston
Corbi Wells Goddard
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)
Continuity After A Disaster
Requires A Plan And Actions
Before The Event
in part by:
are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we
call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills
of northeastern Oklahoma.
in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide
electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more
than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata,
Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.
the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third largest
based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two employees cover
the Cooperatives more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining
the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.
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
2) Things -- Plan alternate work site and replacement equipment to conduct
3) Data -- Back up all of your data daily (& store offsite). And note
that CDs and DVDs begin to fail at about 150 degrees.
Emergency Management Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools
|Castle Rock Financial
Advisors hosted a Chamber of Commerce Social Hour Thursday evening. (Previous
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.
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