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Southeastern LSBDC to host emergency preparedness seminar

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will offer the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference on Tuesday, June 28, in Mandeville and on Wednesday, June 29, in Hammond.
     The free conferences will be held at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center, located at 21454 Koop Dr. in Mandeville and at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center at 1514 Martens Dr. in Hammond. Both seminars are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Southeastern SBDC, said the rising water in the Mississippi River is only the first threat facing Louisiana businesses this year.
     “Hurricane season is here,” she said. “While you may not be able to eliminate the threats to your business from all perils, there are many things you can do now to protect your business and reduce the impact of an incident.”
     Summers said those attending one of the scheduled conferences will hear from experts in areas of business readiness and emergency preparedness who can answer concerns about the availability of assistance to prepare for the hurricane season. They will also learn how to prepare an emergency “Ready Kit” that includes important documents necessary for a business to continue after an incident, and a plan to resume business quickly after an incident.
     There is no cost to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831 or Online registration is available at or at

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