Small Business Disaster Recovery - Small Business Matters Series

Thu 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

Join us for a comprehensive disaster recovery event on Thursday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., where esteemed speakers from various government agencies and non-profits will address crucial topics pertaining to the aftermath of a disaster. This event aims to equip attendees with valuable insights into the recovery process, fostering resilience in the face of adversity. The event will feature a presentation by Paula Roddy from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) who will discuss their comprehensive Response and Recovery Plan. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the agency's strategies, protocols, and resources utilized to address transportation infrastructure challenges during and after a disaster. Cybersecurity will also be a key focus area during the event, with Calvin Mills from Nexus discussing the evolving threats and vulnerabilities faced in the aftermath of a disaster. Participants will learn about best practices for safeguarding critical infrastructure and sensitive information from cyber-attacks, ensuring the continuity of essential services. Understanding insurance coverage funding in disaster scenarios is crucial for individuals and organizations affected by such events. Patrick Bell and Ron Henderson from the Louisiana Department of Insurance will share valuable insights on insurance policies and funding mechanisms available to assist in recovery efforts. Attendees will gain practical knowledge on navigating insurance claims and maximizing coverage to expedite the recovery process. The event will also cover the important topic of disaster contracts. Marjorae Ball from Small Business Administration (SBA) will shed light on the essential elements of disaster contracts, their implementation, and the legal considerations involved. Attendees will learn about effective contract management strategies and the role of contracts in facilitating efficient and timely recovery operations. Recovery and resiliency funding will be a key topic of discussion, with Susheel Kumar from the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, sharing information on available resources and programs. Understanding the various funding options and eligibility criteria is essential for communities and individuals seeking financial support in their recovery and resilience-building endeavors. Furthermore, Natalie Robottom from Restore Louisiana will provide valuable information on their loan program. This program aids homeowners, businesses, and other entities affected by disasters. Attendees will learn about the eligibility criteria, application process, and the benefits of availing Restore Louisiana loans for their recovery and rebuilding efforts. Don't miss this opportunity to gather essential knowledge from esteemed speakers and engage in insightful discussions on disaster response and recovery. Join us on Thursday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. for a transformative event that will empower you to face future disasters with confidence and resilience.

Speaker(s): JoAnn Lawrence Marjorae Ball Patrick Bell Calvin Mills Susheel Kumar Natalie Robottom

Co-Sponsor(s): SBA Louisiana Department of Insurance Nexus SBDC RWC

Fee: No Cost


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