Shawano County Emergency Management would like to personally invite you to attend a six-part workshop series entitled ‘Safeguard Your Business from Disaster.’   

If you’re wondering why you should attend, an estimated 40% of small businesses never reopen after a disaster according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Our goal with this workshop series is to provide you the tools and information to put your business in a better position to recover after a disaster by preparing now.  Disasters do happen in Shawano County.  In 2015, Shawano County experienced two tornado touchdowns and one tornado touchdown has already been recorded in 2016.  

  • AUGUST 3: ACTIVE SHOOTER: Learn from a Shawano County Sheriff's Office Deputy about steps you can take to protect your business in the event of an active shooter.

  • AUGUST 17: CYBER SECURITY: Join in for a panel discussion by FBI cyber security specialists to learn about vulnerabilities and actions you can take.

  • AUGUST 31: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Interact with your local emergency manager to learn what their role is during an emergency and steps you can take now to prepare.

  • SEPTEMBER 7: WEATHER AWARENESS: Hear from the National Weather Service Warning Coordinator Meteorologist about severe weather.

  • SEPTEMBER 21: CRIME PREVENTION: Converse with a panel of local law enforcement professionals on ways to make your business less vulnerable to crime.

  • OCTOBER 5: CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS: Gain the tools necessary to develop a strategy to keep your business operational after a major disaster (i.e. tornado, flood, power outage, etc.).

Businesses within Shawano County, Menominee County, and Stockbridge Tribe are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to for the workshops you plan to attend.

Funding for the workshop series is being provided by a homeland security grant.


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