November BusinessWorks Lunch n Learn Tuesday, the 12th Noon - 1:15

Is Your Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster or Emergency?

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Our November BusinessWorks Lunch n’ Learn will be held Tuesday, November 12th at Noon to 1:15 at the Chamber and will focus on Emergency Action Planning for Business. It is a Lunch n’ Learn programThis month, lunch is compliments of Steve Melton of Central Carolina Insurance but you MUST RSVP to reserve a lunch at 704-892-1922 or email Jack Stevens at

In a changing world, no one can predict what might happen next but with education and training, organizations can take steps to reduce the risk of loss.  Our speakers will provide a “blueprint” on how to effectively plan to mitigate these events:

  • Natural Disasters
  • Site Threats: Bomb and Active shooters
  • Fire & Flood

The BusinessWorks! Program is brought to you in collaboration with SCORE – America’s Small Business Counselors. Held at the Chamber – Randy Marion Conference Room. BusinessWorks is a program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce that focuses on personal skills: management, marketing, operations, and sales.

About the Presenters:

Orvel Ronk educates and trains organizations on how to reduce the risk of violence and active shooter incidents. Prior to founding Ronk Security Solutions, after serving 20 years in the Marine Corps, Orvel worked as a civilian in the Nation’s Capital for the Department of Defense, specializing in anti-terrorism, physical security, risk management, facility/security assessments and security planning, as well as active shooter mitigation, response and scenario training,


Stephen A. Melton CIC CLU, is a Risk Management professional with 18 years’ in property and casualty and workers compensation insurance.  His goal is to educate business leaders on the necessity of consistently evaluating and mitigating site exposures, financial risk to reduce costs. 


Kathleen Zicari is a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 30 years, providing an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance.