Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium

Fourth Annual Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium
January 27, 2017     -     8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.                     Registration and Coffee with Vendors

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.                      Welcome
                                                 The Honorable John Rhodes, City of Myrtle Beach Mayor
                                                 The Honorable Gary Loftus, Horry County Council and Chair of the City of Myrtle Beach Tourism Committee

9:00– 9:30 a.m.                      Preparing for What We Know and Don’t Know
                                                Ed Piotrowski, WPDE TV Meteorologist
                                                Randy Webster, Horry County Emergency Management Director
                                                Alvin Payne, City of Myrtle Beach Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.                     HAZUS Predictions
                                                  Allison Hardin, CFM, City of Myrtle Beach Planner
                                                  Bryan Lopez, City of Myrtle Beach Planning Technician

                                                   FEMA/Floodplain Mapping
                                                   Allison Hardin, CFM

                                                   Q & A

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.                     Local Economic Impacts and Getting the Back in Business Message Out
                                                   Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.                   Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.                    Insurance Updates
                                                   AON Solutions

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.                   Getting the Message Out – How it Worked
                                                  Mark Kruea, City of Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer

11:45 – 12:15 p.m.                    Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.                      The Impacts of Matthew on the Lodging and Restaurant Industry
                                                   John Durst, President and CEO of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

                                                    Impacts of Disasters on State Tourism
                                                    Duane Parrish, Director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism