Hurrican Preparedness Training Exercise

For Immediate Release                Contact: Whitney Hoskins



Wednesday, June 4,

Dorchester County and The Chamber
prepare local businesses for hurricane season

Summerville, SC –
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 –
Dorchester County Economic Development in
cooperation with the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
hosted a free Hurricane Preparedness Training Exercise for local industry and
small businesses on Wednesday, June 4.

More than 40 participants discussed their current emergency
disaster plan and identified areas of concentration. Dorchester County
Emergency Management director, Mario Formisano and Scott Cave, CBCP for
Atlantic Business Continuity Services, guided the exercise using a mock
hurricane scenario from pre-storm preparation to response and recovery.

“It’s imperative for our local
business and industry to be prepared for disasters,” said Formisano.  “During
disaster recovery we’re striving to get back to our ‘new normal’. This can’t be
accomplished if our businesses aren’t ready to open.”

In conclusion, participating businesses received a
“readiness” score for various extreme weather conditions and were provided
suggestions on ways to improve and implement an effective plan. 

About Dorchester County Economic Development

Dorchester County Economic Development is the organization
focused on fostering economic prosperity within the County. Our mission is to
create an environment that supports new business growth and retention enabling
companies to succeed for generations. In addition, we work to strengthen and
prepare our community for the future. Through such efforts, we aim to provide
our citizens with the opportunities to grow and prosper in Dorchester County.
For more information, please visit
or call (843) 875-9109.

About the Greater
Summerville/ Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce

Since its establishment in 1911, the Greater
Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce has been an integral part of
the growth of Summerville and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to protect
and promote the quality of life in the community, with specific emphasis on
improving economic vitality and providing a favorable business climate. For
more information, please visit,
or call (843) 873-2931.