Rockport-Fulton Chamber offers virtual or in person seminar to assist small businesses prepare for natural disasters
(ROCKPORT-FULTON) The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is stepping up to help small businesses prepare their business for a hurricane with local business owners as presenters for the Lunch and Learn Tool Kit Talk from 12 pm to 1 pm Tuesday, Sept. 1 in person at the Chamber or on ZOOM.
Small businesses along the Gulf Coast region can take advantage of a free video series, in English and Spanish, made possible through grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The series “Preparing Your Business for a Natural Disaster” includes five 7- to 13-minute videos designed to help small businesses make necessary preparations in the event of a natural disaster. Small businesses can better prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes by setting up emergency communications plans for employees and customers and thinking ahead about insurance and financial management. Planning ahead leads to quicker recovery, more solid financial footing and continued operations.
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber is inviting you to do this together. “We’ll watch the video then discuss,” said Melanie Head, one of the presenters. Head serves on the Business Builders Committee of the Chamber and the Lunch and Learn Tool Kit Talks are just another way businesses can learn and be involved in the Chamber.
The video series includes:
Preparing Your Business for a Natural Disaster
Emergency Communications with Customers and Employees
Financial Management and Recovery
The seminar is open to anyone. The cost is $10 per person for members and $12 per person for non-members. If you are joining on ZOOM there is no cost for you to participate. For more information, contact the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 319 Broadway St., Rockport, TX 78382 or call 361-729-6445. For information on the Lift Learn Series visit www.liftlearn.com.
LiftFund is a nonprofit micro- and community lender that transforms lives by opening doors and leveling the financial playing field in entrepreneurship. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established in 1994, in San Antonio, Texas, LiftFund provides responsible capital and business education to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Since 2004, LiftFund has made over 21,000 loans totaling more than $328 million across its 13 state footprint, which includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
* Please take your utmost care in entering. Hand sanitize upon arrival, wear your mask, and stay six feet apart at all time. Refrain from touching anything or anyone.