Horizon Council to host Business Continuity Planning Workshop

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May 1, 2024

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The Horizon Council Business Issues Committee will host a Business Continuity Planning Workshop to help Lee County business owners and managers plan and prepare to maintain business operations in a crisis.

The May 10 session will offer tips for business leaders to assess risk, develop recovery strategies, organize teams, create a crisis communication plan and increase resiliency for a stronger response and recovery.

Some of the questions posed at the workshop will include the following:

  • Does your business insurance cover structural or fiscal damages caused by hurricanes and other disasters?
  • Can your business operate remotely?
  • What are your expectations for employees returning to work?
  • How does your business protect important data and documents?

“Hurricane Ian was one of the most devastating natural disasters that Southwest Florida has ever experienced,” said Business Issues Committee Chairman Gary Tasman, who is CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida. “In addition to the many lives and homes that were lost, a large number of businesses impacted by the storm may never reopen. Our goal for this workshop is to show attendees how thoughtful planning and expecting the unexpected can preserve business operations during and after the next hurricane, pandemic or whatever comes our way.”

The Business Continuity Planning Workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10 at the Lee County Administration Building, 2201 Second St., #118, in Fort Myers. The workshop is free, but registration is required no later than May 6 by contacting Amanda Kent at AKent@leegov.com or calling 239-533-6807.

About the Horizon Foundation

The Horizon Foundation was established in 1995-96 to provide a funding vehicle for businesses to invest in Lee County’s long-term economic development and vitality. In 2000, the Horizon Foundation received its IRS ruling as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation raises private-sector money to support efforts of the Lee County Economic Development Office and the Horizon Council to improve the area’s business climate. For more information, please call 239-533-6800.