ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Businesses can save time and money if the worst happens by preparing in advance for potential disaster. The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) workshop, “Ready Business: Preparing a Disaster Business Plan” helps small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits and government offices to develop their business continuity and disaster preparedness plans. Many never reopen their doors following a power outage, fire, earthquake, flood or other disaster. With proper education, planning, testing and disaster assistance, you will be able to stay open through any interruption and beyond.
Led by Rick Atterberry, University of Illinois Extension’s Point of Contact to the Nationwide Extension Disaster Education Network, the Ready Business workshop will be offered at no charge at the following three locations in Northwest Illinois:
Tuesday, October 9 5pm to 8:30pm
Sauk Valley CC 173 IL Rte. 2, Dixon
Wednesday, October 10 5pm to 8:30pm
Morrison Library 307 S. Madison St., Morrison
Thursday, October 11 1pm to 4:30pm
Carroll Farm Bureau 811 S. Clay St., Mt. Carroll
This course will help business people:
-Understand the need for business continuity and disaster preparedness planning
-Know the concepts of business continuity and disaster preparedness planning
-Discover their disaster risks
-Begin writing their individual disaster plans
To enroll in this course, contact the Carroll Lee Whiteside Extension Unit before October 5 at 815-835-2070 or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw
This course was developed by the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). To learn more about EDEN, go to www.EDEN.lsu.edu.