OTTAWA – Is your business ready for a disaster? Almost 40 percent of businesses will not reopen after a disaster if they don’t have a plan.
Business continuity describes the processes and procedures an organization puts in place to ensure essential functions can continue during and after a disaster.
The LaSalle County Health Department, LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency and Servpro will host a Business Continuity Planning Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
The seminar, which will be held at Pitstick Pavilion, 3401 N. Illinois 23, Ottawa, is free to LaSalle County residents. However, there will be a $25 registration fee for nonresidents. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
In years past, the health department has hosted the Food Service Seminar in September. This year, the Business Continuity Planning portion will enhance that seminar. Food safety topics and information still will be incorporated into the agenda.
All business owners, certified food handlers, establishment owners and food service staff directly involved in food preparation are encouraged to attend. The presentations will discuss food safety, boil orders, fire protection, workplace safety and business continuity planning to prevent interruption of mission-critical services and to re-establish full-functioning operations as swiftly and smoothly as possible.
To register for the seminar, please visit the Health Department’s website at www.lasallecounty.org/hd to print off a registration form. Registration deadline is Friday.
With questions regarding the seminar, please call the La Salle County Health Department at (815) 433-3366.