It Never Hurts to Hear it Again: Be Prepared
Tonya Sprenkle, vice president of the Joplin Area (MO) Chamber of Commerce, spoke last week at the monthly luncheon of the Blue Springs (MO) Chamber of Commerce. She traveled to Blue Springs, approximately 150 miles north of Joplin, to share lessons learned from the deadly EF-5 tornado which tore through the area May 22, 2011. The Blue Springs Examiner offers a recap of Sprenkle’s presentation in which she stressed the importance of the chamber having an emergency plan, knowing the resources in your community, and being prepared for the long haul—Joplin is still recovering. The article quotes Sprenkle as saying that with disaster, “You will be busy. Life doesn’t get back to normal.” Read the complete article here.