Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency for Your Business

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM EST

When your business is hit by a disaster, you need to know you are prepared. Whether you are dealing with floods or fire or other disaster, your business survival will depend on having a solid emergency plan in place and a resilient and adaptable business model. Booksellers who have experienced disaster in their store and community will share best practices, and local and national FEMA and emergency preparedness experts will share tips that will help businesses survive and rebound.

John Cavalier, Cavalier House Books (Denham Springs, LA); Philip Strouse, FEMA Region IV External Affairs; Pamela French, Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Ann Arbor, MI); Moderated by Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.



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