The OVBA and Community CERT Invites Local Businesses to Learn about Business Continuity Planning

The Ogden Valley Business Association and Community CERT Invites OVBA Members and Local Businesses to Learn about business continuity planning that will help your business open sooner after a disaster on Thursday, September 18th, at noon at the Luis’s Mexican Restaurant 2550 North 4920 East, Eden. The cost is $5 for OVBA members and $10 for non-OVBA members, which includes lunch served by Luis’s. Please RSVP by September 15 to ensure lunch availability.

The Ogden Valley CERT program has graciously invited Matt Beaudry who is the Program Manager for the Utah Division of Emergency Management’s, Be Ready Business program. BRB is a free statewide program, as part of the Be Ready Utah, outreach program, preparing Utahns for likely catastrophic disasters by sharing preparedness tips and training. Matt’s background includes 20-plus years in the fire service, responding as a firefighter, paramedic, and hazardous materials technician. He has taught the Incident Command System (ICS) and other FEMA courses related to emergency management, throughout Utah for the past three years before assuming his current role with DEM. He holds degrees in Emergency Services Management and Communications, and teaches at Utah Valley University as an Adjunct Faculty.

The mission of The Ogden Valley Business Association is to promote and support member businesses of Ogden Valley and Ogden Canyon by providing opportunities for improving commerce, to be an economic resource for the betterment of our community and its visitors, and by fostering a robust economic climate, through the promotion of our natural and cultural resources. For more information visit

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