News

2019

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Paragould, AR

DRB Toolkit Workgroup (DRBTW) presents DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

October 10, 2019

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Dorado, Puerto Rico

DRBTW presents DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

August 2, 2019

8th Annual Building Resilience through Public Private Partnership (PPP) Conference
Washington, DC

DRBTW to share DRB Toolkit® and other resource and tools

July 24 – 25, 2019

US Chamber Foundation Corporate Delegation Tour of Wildfire Recovery
Butte County California

DRBTW participated on a delegation trip to Northern California meeting with state and local recovery leaders, visit local communities (Paradise and Chico), chambers, and businesses affected by the 2018 Butte Fire, sharing SME resources and tools

June 5-6, 2019

ORCHSE Meeting
Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA

DRBTW presented to the Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental (HSE) network’s Western Occupational Safety & Health Group (WOSH) meeting to discuss Earthquake Preparedness with a focus on recommended industry/business practices

June 4, 2019
2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Albuquerque, NM

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

October 18, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Benton, AR

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

October 11, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Benton, AR

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

August 2, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Golden, CO

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

September 19, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Ponce, Puerto Rico

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

August 2, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Fajardo, Puerto Rico

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

July 31, 2018

7th Annual Building Resilience through PPP Conference
Washington, DC

DRBTW to share DRB Toolkit® and other resource and tools

July 24-25, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Santa Clarita, CA

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

May 30, 2018

FEMA Ready Business – QuakeSmart Workshop
Tallahassee, FL

DRBTW presented DRB Toolkit® solution to SME attendees to begin planning for earthquakes and other disasters, view here

May 26, 2018

United Nations Caribbean Forum on Building Resilience to Disasters
Cap Haitian, Haiti

DRBTW presented in two sessions (Session: Operations, Finance and Sustainability – The difficult survival of community radio station) and (Training: Security of Community Radio Stations and Business Continuity Planning)

May 18-21, 2018
2002 - 2013

DRB Toolkit Workgroup Partners with U.S. Chamber Foundation & The UPS Foundation to Launch Effort To Build Businesses’ Resilience in Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

Today launched the “Sağlam Kobi” pilot program in Turkey, an effort to help create disaster-resilient businesses, promote preparedness, and accelerate recovery after disasters. DRB Toolkit® being translated and provided as an online tool for Turkish small to medium businesses enterprises (SME). This marked the public launch of a multi-year DRB Toolkit Workgroup partnership with the World Economic Forum, UPS, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other partners.  

Press release

September 18, 2013

Washington Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) partner with Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit® to help small businesses develop their disaster plans
Spokane, WA

DRBTW partners with WA SBDC to provide the DRB Toolkit® for free to businesses statewide

Press release

December 7, 2009

DRBTW achieves IRS 503(c)(1) non-profit tax-exempt status
Federal Way, WA

December 7, 2007

1st Meeting of the Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit Workgroup (DRBTW)
Seattle, WA

Led by Ines Pearce, DRBTW launches as a public-private partnership to address recovery and preparedness needs after seeing impacts to businesses and the community from the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake

January 15, 2002