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Alumna and leading disaster and emergency manager featured in InRoads

When superstorm Sandy blew into New York City, it crippled some small businesses for weeks, while others stayed open and continued to serve customers. In many cases, the difference came down to how prepared the businesses were to cope with disasters. Royal Roads University alumna Marg Verbeek is working to help small businesses in the United States become more resilient by enriching and evaluating a voluntary private sector preparedness program. “It’s important that businesses understand the value of being ready,” says Verbeek, president of Global Emergency Management Consulting Corporation. “We don’t have the necessary level of preparedness within the business community and we realize it maybe be a very big time and money burden, particularly for small businesses, which make up a huge segment of the economy. We need to help elevate their level of readiness.”

Read the full story here and see the InRoads page here.