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Seminar on hurricane preparedness and recovery for businesses to air next week

RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2006

As Lake County enters the 2006 hurricane season, preparedness and recovery can be of the utmost importance.

With both businesses and individuals in mind, the Business Assistance Center at Lake-Sumter Community College, along with SCORE and Lake County Department of Public Safety, presented a special seminar addressing these issues. Featuring eight emergency management experts, the June 15 event was so well received that LSCC TV will televise it throughout next week.

Viewers can benefit from the critical information that was presented when the seminar is replayed on all three cable networks:  Comcast: on channel 13, Bright House on  channel 99 and Florida Cable on channel 4. Day, dates, time and cable networks are:

  • Saturday, July 1, 5 p.m. - Comcast, Bright House, Florida Cable
  • Sunday, July 2, 9 a.m. - Comcast, Bright House, Florida Cable
  • Sunday, July 2, 5 p.m. - Comcast
  • Tuesday, July 4, 5 p.m. - Comcast, Bright House, Florida Cable
  • Wednesday, July 5, 9 a.m. - Comcast
  • Thursday, July 6, 9 a.m. - Comcast
  • Friday, July 7, 9 a.m. - Comcast, Bright House, Florida Cable

Presenters and topics of discussion were:

  • Sample Emergency Plan:  Gayle Teerman, SCORE
  • Insurance Protection:  Karen Yeager and J. Matt Chesire, Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Critical Power Information:  Carla Martinez-Young, SECO
  • Financial Considerations:  Patricia Schaefer and Phyllis Matthews, SunTrust Bank
  • Potential Disasters and Available Help:  Jerry Smith, Lake County Department of Public Safety
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Aid:  J. Eduardo Ramos, Central Florida Area SBA
  • Security Issues:  Sgt. Cliff Matthews, Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • Emergency Management Services:  Milton J. Hill, Sumter County Emergency Management

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