Business Resiliency

Business Resiliency


What is Business Resiliency?


Business Resiliency focuses on protecting your business, people and assets from threats that could impact the organization’s viability. The practice should be part of everyday business management planning. If and when your business is faced with unexpected events (flood, wind, storm, fire, extended power/phone/internet loss, government shutdown, rocket launch, terrorism, etc.) that preparation can minimize the impact and speed of recovery. It’s critical for any business, whether small or large – organizations must be ready and able to rapidly adapt and respond to opportunities, regulations, risks and threats in order to maintain reliable, continuous business operations.

Business Resiliency Planning is a continuous lifecycle, adapting to meet changing business needs, deliverables and customer commitments and to ensure that there are viable documented plans to respond to a wide range of significant risks and events that may adversely affect critical business activities.

In the end, these unexpected events can cause business interruptions that paralyze an unprepared business. Business resiliency planning prepares an organization for minimal disruption in the event of a business-impacting incident that affects the entire organization and its operations. In an increasingly unstable operating environment, every business, public and private, needs to be prepared for significant unplanned events.

The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a series of Business Resiliency workshops to help businesses learn about and understand business resiliency and develop their business resiliency plan for such events.


‘How Open for Business are We?’ A Disaster Prospective

Presented September 25, 2019
Speakers: Bryan Rush, Director of Emergency Service, Town of Chincoteague
                 Stewart Baker, Technical Specialist, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Understand business pre-planning & mitigation at local, state & national levels
Learn the purpose of & how to complete a business risk assessment
Develop a resilience action plan for storm preparation and arrival

Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
Town of Chincoteague Portion of Eastern Shore of Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA – Plan Elements- Ready for Business Booklet
FEMA – Self Assessment- Ready for Business Sample Business Emergency Plan


‘How Open for Business are We?’ We Have Planned but Now What?

February 5, 2020   |   Chincoteague Center   |  10am
Speakers: Bryan Rush, Director of Emergency Service, Town of Chincoteague
                 Bruce Sterling, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Region 5 Coordinator
                 Leanne Vanderveer, Virginia Deparment of Emergency Management, Public Assistance Manager, Federal Disaster Grants

Review Session #1: A Disaster Prospective
Learn About Federal Assistance and Charitable Organizations That Can Help With Cleanup
Understand the Small Business Administration and Low Interest Rate Loans


Stay tuned for additional workshops in our Business Resiliency Series.


If you have any business resiliency questions, please feel free to contact Bryan Rush at


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