Storm Preparedness for Small Businesses. REDUCE THE IMPACT.

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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

72 Bowne St

New York, NY 11231

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Storm Preparedness for

Small Businesses.


Tuesday September 17, 2013

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

DEVELOP Your knowledge around hazards and mitigation techniques.

PREPARE Receive a ready to use template for your business.

CONNECT Network with other businesses to strengthen neighborhood disaster resiliency.

Attendees: Red Hook, Gowanus, and Sunset Park small businesses

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8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Coffee

9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks (PLENARY SESSION)
David Meade, Executive Director, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial
Development Corporation
The Honorable
Nydia Velazquez, New York’s 7th Congressional District
Susanne DesRoches, LEED AP BD+C

Sustainable Design and Climate Adaptation Manager,
Port Authority of
New York & New Jersey

9:30 am – 10:30 am Red Hook Risks and Mitigation
Andrew Martin (Flood Risks)
Joe Klein (Mitigation)

10:30 am – 10:45 am Q & A on Mitigation Measures and Hazards

10:45 am – 11:00 am BREAK

11:00 am – 11:15 am Introduction to Preparedness Planning
Cathleen Atchison

11:15 am – 11:45 am Red Hook Small Business Case Studies
Joe Klein and Business Owners

11:45 am - 11:55 am Q & A and Discussion (Audience and speakers)
Business Owners, Joe Klein and Deborah Mills available for answers

11:55 am - 12:00 pm Directions for afternoon for small group participants
Deborah Mills

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH (BREAKOUT ROOMS)
Pick up Box Lunch, Proceed to assigned small break out rooms.
Introductions in small breakout rooms and enjoy lunch

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Developing Your Preparedness Plan
Facilitated Walk-through and Discussion of Small Business
Preparedness Plans
*Manufacturers Breakout- Facilitator: Joe Klein
*Manufacturer/Artisans Breakout- Facilitator: Deborah Mills
*Restaurant Breakout- Facilitator: Cathleen Atchinson

2:30 pm- 2:45 pm BREAK
This time may also be used for Q & A within the small groups if

2:45 pm- 3:30 pm Closing Remarks (PLENARY SESSION)
Final Feedback, Next Steps for Red Hook Business Communities
Closing Remarks

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

72 Bowne Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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