CPCC workshop to help businesses prepare for the DNC, registrations being accepted

last modified Mar 06, 2012 03:21 PM

WHAT: While the upcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC) will positively affect the city of Charlotte in September, it will impact local business operations. An influx of visitors, the use of multiple event venues and heightened security measures are anticipated.

Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Institute for Entrepreneurship wants local small business owners to be prepared for the arrival of this large-scale special event. Therefore, it’s hosting “Ready Your Business for the DNC: A Business Preparedness Workshop” this spring. Reservations are currently being accepted.

Kenneth Clark of Recall North American will give attendees an overview of the potential issues small business owners may encounter when the DNC arrives in Charlotte. During this FREE event, the pair will discuss:

  • the expectations of the DNC, including its visitors, event venues and security.
  • the potential impact of the DNC on area businesses.
  • possible scenarios, such as transportation disruption, communication system interruption, employee relations issues and more.
  • how to create and implement a continuity plan to minimize business interruptions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare your business for one of the largest events ever to be held in the Queen City.

WHEN: April 25, 2012; 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tate Hall, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: This event is FREE. Space is limited. To register, please call 704.330.6736 or visit www.cpcc.edu/einstitute. Free event parking is available in the Faculty/Staff Parking Deck, accessible from E. 4th St.