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Business Disaster Preparedness Workshop: Leveraging Insurance After a Disaster

In today's unpredictable business landscape, being prepared for unforeseen circumstances is paramount.

COLUMBIA, MD, May 24, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In today's unpredictable business landscape, being prepared for unforeseen circumstances is paramount. The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is proud to announce its upcoming Business Disaster Preparedness Workshop series, focused on the critical topic of leveraging insurance after a disaster.

Scheduled for Thursday, May 23, from 10:00 to 11:30 am EDT, the workshop will take place at 10215 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21044.

Why Attend? Is your business prepared for an emergency? From natural disasters to cybersecurity incidents, a wide range of events can disrupt your business operations. Our workshop series will empower you with the insurance policy tools and insights necessary to safeguard your business and ensure a swift recovery.

Ideal for Howard County start-up ventures, in this 1 hour 30-minute session, attendees will gain essential insights into crafting effective strategies to navigate insurance matters in the aftermath of a disaster. Led by experts from the Maryland Insurance Administration, including Joy Hatchette, Associate Commissioner for Consumer Education and Advocacy Unit, participants will learn how to maximize insurance coverage and safeguard their businesses during times of crisis.

Ms. Hatchette brings a wealth of experience to the workshop, having served as Associate Commissioner for Consumer Complaints at the MIA from September 1997 until July 2004. Her expertise in insurance regulations and consumer advocacy ensures attendees will receive invaluable guidance on protecting their businesses.

According to Howard County Economic Development Authority Jesse Trahan, "In times of crisis, having the right insurance coverage can make all the difference for a business. This workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure they are adequately prepared for any eventuality."

The workshop will also feature representatives from the Howard County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who will provide templates and resources for developing comprehensive emergency plans tailored to each business's needs.

Jesse Trahan expressed enthusiasm for the event, stating, "Our goal is to empower businesses, especially Howard County start-up ventures, to proactively prepare for emergencies and mitigate potential risks. This workshop is an invaluable opportunity for entrepreneurs and business owners to gain practical insights and resources to safeguard their livelihoods."

With limited spots available, interested individuals are encouraged to register early to secure their place at this informative workshop. Don't let unforeseen circumstances catch you off guard – register today and take the first step towards ensuring your business's resilience in the face of adversity.

For registration and further information, visit event page.

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