Join ChamberRVA and Independence Golf Club for this informational and networking gathering. This gathering will begin with a conversation related to Disaster Preparedness and Response with a focus on Business Recovery led by Joshua Barnes, Recovery Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The emphasis on business recovery is to promote resilience through better understanding and collaboration between the government and business sectors. You can expect to interact and engage with your peers as we all discuss the following:
- Educate and Equip: Empower government officials, emergency managers, business leaders and other stakeholders with the essential tools and understanding to navigate the mulifaceted landscape of business recovery post-disruption.
- Bridge the Gap: Highlight and address the contrasts between business and government emergency planning while enhancing mutual collaboration.
- Promote Preparedness: Advocate for proactive business planning and preparedness, minimizing disruptive event aftermath and hastening recovery processes.
- Foster Engagement: Sustain engagement between governmental units, emergency management experts, and the business sector, aiming to establish resilience partnerships.
After this informational session, we'll be networking with each other and making valuable connections. This is a great way to share time with your ChamberRVA peers, new or old.
Outline of Agenda:
5:30 - 5:45 pm Check-in
5:45 - 6:45 pm Interactive Discussion on "Business Recovery" (Ballroom)
6:45 - 7:30 pm Networking (Outside terrace-weather permitting)
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Online registration will close at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26.
Joshua Barnes serves as Recovery Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, DC. The mission of the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience is to connect individuals, businesses, and private non-profits with SBA disaster assistance programs and improve disaster recovery outcomes and economic resilience by helping communities prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters of all types.
In his role as Recovery Director, Joshua leads agency-wide disaster recovery, operational coordination, and the implementation of the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience (ODRR) mission. He is a highly experienced emergency management and community development leader with demonstrated success working with federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, non-profit, and private sector leaders across the country in deriving solutions to complex problems.
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