On August 13, from 12 to 1 p.m., Dana Perry of the Newport News Division of Emergency Management will present “Disaster Preparedness-Past and Present” at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s (VPCC) monthly Pink Bag Lunch. Peni
Perry will focus on various emergency management topics, including civil defense, business preparedness from 1920-2015 and how individuals can help communities and businesses recover safely and efficiently after a disaster.
In the event of a disaster, businesses and individuals must be prepared and ready to help one another through the preparation, response and recovery phases following a disaster.
The lunch is scheduled to begin at noon, and includes 10 minutes of business networking, where members are encouraged to make business connections and distribute business cards.
Lunch will be provided by one of VPCC’s 2015 Catering Sponsors.
The cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
Members attending are encouraged to also bring business handouts, giveaways and goodie bags to display on a table in the front lobby of the VPCC. Attendees can pick up any information at their convenience.
Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by registering online at http://business.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/events/details/pink-bag-luncheon-8-13-15-tbd-2425.
The event will be held at the VPCC located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton, Va. 23666.
The Pink Bag Lunches are held every month. For information about the other events in 2015, stay tuned to the VPCC event calendar at www.vapeninsulachamber.com.
For additional information, contact the VPCC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757.325.8162.
ABOUT DANA PERRY
Dana Perry works for the Newport News Division of Emergency Management and has been with the City of Newport News for over thirteen years. Her career in emergency services and public affairs in both the public and private sectors spans over twenty years.
Perry is also in charge of the Public-Private-Partnerships (P3) Program. A newly developing and progressive program designed to develop collaboration between the city and business community in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.
Perry has trained more than 150 citizens in the 28-hour Community Emergency Response Team program since 2009. The program has earned numerous state and federal awards to include the prestigious Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Organization.
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.
VPCC is a business association that "Connects Business with Opportunity" through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.
In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News and Hampton; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables.
The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email email@example.com.
Connect to the VPCC online at www.vapeninsulachamber.com and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.