Are You Prepared For The Next Big Storm? Emergency Preparedness For Small Businesses  

With hurricane season upon us, it is never too late to start planning and preparing for a possible disaster.  Alan Spears of the Fort Bend County Emergency Management Office will give local businesses tips and recommendations for preparing their employees and properties should such a disaster occur at this month’s Working Lunch Series hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber on April 19 at the Central Fort Bend Chamber office from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, Spears duties include updating county emergency plans and Operations Section Chief in the Emergency Operations Center. During the luncheon seminar, he will present the effects Harvey had on the county and how to prepare and cope with natural and man-made disasters that could affect businesses and everyday life. His presentation will include an overview of the types of disasters and common emergencies that a business should be prepared for in our local community.  Spears will share resources and tools that are available and steps that businesses can take to safeguard their properties, employees and themselves in case of an emergency.

The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Success in 60: The Working Power Hour focuses on educational topics for small businesses and is held the third Thursday of each month. The cost of the seminar luncheon is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members with opportunities to sponsor lunch. For more information on how to sponsor or register, go to or call the Chamber at 281-342-5464.

The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.