BBC Friday 5 May 2017 – Emergency Preparedness Update w/ Colleen Kragen

Colleen On LinkedInBC@BBC — Join us this BBC FRIDAY for the long-awaited Emergency Preparedness Part 4, w/ Colleen Kragen, Disaster Preparedness ConsultantTaking the first step in Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning: Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation. (What could be more fun?)

“BC [that’s business continuity, as in “can you continue your business after that big party?”] can be defined as the uninterrupted availability of all key resources supporting essential business functions. Business continuity management provides for the availability of processes and resources following a disruption of the business in order to ensure the continued achievement of mission critical objectives.” (Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Ed., By Andrew Hiles, 2014)

Risk assessment and hazard mitigation is important for every business to consider. Bainbridge Island has unique characteristics that make BC planning crucial: natural disasters can cause physical isolation (different from emotional isolation); power outages and communication systems losses are common; it has a delicate economic system that is vulnerable to supply shortages (What? There’s no more single malt Scotch?). But DON’T PANIC! Be prepared.

Colleen Kragen – EMERPREP Consultant: University of New Haven, M.S. Crisis/ Emergency/ Disaster Management. Western Washington University, B.A. Natural Resources Management & Policy. ESWS Certification – Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, US Navy. LinkedIn:     Contact: [email protected]. 2016 BBC-handout: Business Recovery Plan.

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me scurvy mateys, as serial entrepreneurs, we all be business wise.

Invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – Emergency Management w/ Colleen Kragen
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Related Links
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Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
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Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Kitsap County Emergency Management
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.