Workplace safety, security, financial experts share business resumption strategies

Hurricane Irene and the historic October snowstorm reminded Connecticut residents and businesses that sometimes Mother Nature is in charge.

Disasters-natural and man-made-threaten every business in Connecticut and can lead to reduced productivity, logistics problems, and unexpected business interruptions. That is why every business needs an immediate response and recovery strategy.

Disaster Preparedness for Connecticut Businesses

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell

8:30 am-noon

Cost: $25


  • Attorney Chuck Stohler, Carmody & Torrance, speaking on workforce and financial management
  • Robert W. Kowalski, Area Director, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, speaking on workplace safety and enforcement, OSHA technical assistance under the Regional Emergency Management Program (REMP) in aid of local emergency management personnel, and government assistance
  • Shelly Saczynski, Director of Economic & Community Development, UIL Holdings Corp., offering an update on utility industry preparedness enhancements
  • Kate Novick, Managing Director, Gradient Planning, speaking on priorities planning, worksite security, and safety

The event is sponsored by The United Illuminating Company, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Connecticut Natural Gas.

Members of the media who would like to attend contact Meaghan MacDonald (, 860.244.1957).


CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with 10,000 member companies. For more information, please contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957; or visit