November 18 Multi-Chamber Virtual Lunch 'n Learn
11:30 am - 12 pm
Business Preparedness "Rapid Rating Program"
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Ninety-four percent of business owners believe that a disaster could seriously disrupt their businesses within the next two years but, one-third of these owners do not have a business continuity plan of any kind. Knowing that getting prepared isn’t always top of mind, the American Red Cross developed the Ready Rating program to bring it to the forefront of conversation to help businesses, schools and organizations become better prepared for disasters and other emergencies. Ready Rating is a free and easy, web-based membership program that allows organizations to use one of two proprietary assessments to measure their current state of preparedness. Then based on their own score, the program provides a Next Steps Report which helps them develop a complete Business Continuity Program. Ready Rating now has over 13,000 Member organizations that have joined and used the tools and resources in the program.
The speaker is Pete Vogel: Pete Vogel lives in the Quad Cities and has a Masters of Education Degree in Human Resource Education with a focus on eLearning from the University of Illinois. Pete worked in the I.T. field for John Deere for almost 40 years, and has been a Red Cross disaster volunteer since his retirement in 2016.