Bastrop County Business Recovery Team established for County

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September 29, 2017
(Bastrop) The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Elgin Chamber of Commerce, and Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the establishment of a Business Recovery Team for the County. “Unfortunately, disasters are all too familiar here is Bastrop County and affect families as well as our business community.” said Bastrop Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Becki Womble. “The birth of this organization has been the culmination of the work done by many across our county including the late Mike Fisher, Bastrop County’s former Emergency Management Director.”
 
Bastrop County Business Recovery Team (BCBRT) came about from the vision of the Bastrop Chamber Resource Committee lead by Chair Jami Haney. The focus is on business recovery and will mirror what Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) is doing for individuals and families. The BCBRT mission is to provide immediate recovery support to businesses in a geographic zone of interest, principally for the support, encouragement and assistance to businesses adversely affected by weather events or other disasters.  The BCBRT will also provide on-going educational support for preparation and mitigation efforts.
 
The BCBRT signed official documents forming the 501(c)3 at the monthly meeting of B.E.S.T. Leadership on Friday, September 29th
 
The organization will be able to accept tax deductible donations that will be utilized for business recovery efforts during time of disaster. “We want small business owners to have immediate access to resources and support to get them back up and operational as quickly as possible. We can look at the recent devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Irma and know that we always need to be prepared to help our business community recovery.” said Womble.
 
For questions about the BCBRT, please contact Becki Womble at 512-303-0558. You can find more information online at www.BCBRT.com or www.bastropchamber.com
Contact:
Becki Womble, President / CEO
bwomble@bastropchamber.com, (512) 303-0558