December 29, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. —  The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the seminar, "The Basics of Emergency Planning," Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the American Red Cross Training Center in Brookpark Farm, Lewisburg.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Brush Valley, Central Pennsylvania, and Greater Susquehanna Valley Chambers of Commerce, and the Sunbury Daily Item.

American Red Cross personnel Annie Smith, disaster services coordinator, and Patricia Keller, health services coordinator, will lead the seminar. Topics to be discussed include business vulnerabilities, access to immediate assistance, prevention and mitigation, best business practices, and staff training for health and safety issues.

Smith, who is responsible for the planning and execution of county disaster services, works closely with the local county Emergency Management Agency. Keller trains employers and their staff in CPR and First Aid.

The seminar is free but seating is limited; registration is required. Call the Bucknell SBDC at 570-577- 1249, or  email the SBDC at, or register online at

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online form at

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC is one of the first SBDC centers in the country and serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns assist small business owners with enhancing their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars, and pre-business workshops.

With the exception of seminars, the counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University.

Posted Dec. 29, 2006


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