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Business Continuity Workshop for Regional Economic Resiliency.

There will be a public workshop on Tuesday February 3rd from 7:00-11:00 am at the Hypertherm Facility, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon NH.

LEBANON, NH (January 5, 2015) – The impact of a severe weather event is sometimes quantified by the loss of life and property. Often, these events can have lasting economic impacts on the region’s businesses, communities, and livelihood. Severe weather and other unexpected events disrupt the operations, supply chains, and workflow for local businesses, which can result in lost productivity and jobs. The Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup (UVAW) will be hosting a workshop for local businesses to learn more about resiliency planning with a free Business Continuity Workshop the morning of February 3, 2015 at the Hypertherm facility at 71 Heater Road in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

“UVAW was formed three years ago to promote regional resiliency and adaptation to climate change issues,” says UVAW Co-Chair Alex Jaccaci, “This workshop will focus on helping local businesses prepare for increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events.” This workshop is possible thanks to UVAW’s local partners, the National Association of Development Organizations and the US Economic Development Administration.

This workshop will provide business owners with practical and interactive instruction about economic resiliency and business continuity. The workshop will culminate in an exercise for each participant to identify and discuss likely vulnerabilities to operations and supply chains and how to address the problems with help from national and regional economic resiliency experts.

This event will also kick-off risk and vulnerability assessments for eight regional businesses and organizations through a partnership with Professor Amy Seidl, PhD, at the University of Vermont Environmental Studies Department. “Our students will be applying concepts in climate adaptation,” explains Dr. Seidl, “as consultants to local Upper Valley commercial and non-profit groups to develop ‘continuity of operation’ plans this coming spring.” Local UVAW partners, who are themselves experts in climate adaptation, will serve as local technical consultants for this UVM community service project.

Business Continuity Workshop

When: Tuesday February 3, 2015
Where: Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon, NH
Time: 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast (thanks to Simbex), 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Resiliency Workshop
Registration Required: Visit HTTP://TINYURL.COM/UVRESILIENCY to register for the event.

Event Sponsors: Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup, National Association of Development Organizations, US Economic Development Administration, Hypertherm, Inc., and Simbex

Alex Jaccaci, Co-Chair, Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup
Michael McCrory, Senior Planner, UVLSRPC

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