ABA Education Meetup: This is a Fire Drill

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Thursday, November 9, 2023 3:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 9, 2023 4:00 PM EST

ABA Education Meetups feature a rotating selection of bookstore education programming on the second Thursday of every month.
Join ABA for a live virtual encore of our fall regional show education session, This is a Fire Drill: Preparing for and Avoiding Crises. Structured around some of the top crises stores have experienced in the past year, ABA's Director of Education, Kim Hooyboer, will review best practices for bookstore emergency preparedness. From cybersecurity threats to a car driving into the store, we will provide resources and tips to prepare for and, when possible, avoid these crises at your store. Topics will include: fire, flood, and natural disasters; protesters, break-ins, and ransomware, credit card fraud, and more. Throughout the session, we’ll explore ways to respond to these crises, prioritize employee communication, and mitigate the risk of these events occurring at your store. Think of this session as insurance and take this time to invest in protecting your business.

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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