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Wednesday, 21 November 2007 23:49

Chamber Helps Businesses Stay In Business

Written by  Gary R. Villeneuve, MBCP

When crisis strikes, businesses can get left out in the cold. The truth is many businesses simply cannot survive an extended outage caused by a crisis. That is why the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, located in Centennial, Colo., has created the Business Continuation and Communication Center. The center is designed to work with local authorities and operates based on the Incident Command System. More important, the center is a place where businesses can go to get critical help. How The Center Works The beauty of the center is the ease with which it is activated. The center is available to area businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contacting the chamber at office, cellular or home telephone numbers activates the center. Once activated, the chamber meeting area is prepared to receive the affected business and center operations commence when personnel arrive. The chamber meeting area is outfitted with