Have you ever seen cardboard boat races where full-grown adults get into boats they’ve constructed from cardboard and duct tape and race one another? How about fireworks on Crosslake around the Fourth of July? Can you imagine 20,000 people showing up in Crosslake on St. Patrick’s Day to see Minnesota’s largest parade outside the Twin Cities? Or 10,000 people tasting chili prepared by over 30 contestants in the Crosslake Days Chili Cook-off in September? All of these are annual Crosslake events. And there are flea markets, kayak runs, fishing tournaments, outdoor movies, weekly summer music concerts on the Town Square and more. Check out the Crosslake Chamber app for details.
Blue Ox Success Series: Risk Management for Small Businesses
Success Series: Risk Management for Small Businesses
Learn about risks that can impact your business and what can be done to mitigate them.
- Business owners and leaders responsible for ensuring that risks to their business operations are understood and managed.
While Deerwood Technologies provides CyberSecurity services, we’ll also be discussing other types of business risks in our seminar.
Specific examples include:
•Physical risk – location, building, facilities
Redundant power, fire/burglary protection, production redundancies (hot standby)
•Human risk– embezzlement, theft, fraud, illness, injury, succession,
Key employees, separation of duties, audit trails, processes/procedures
•Strategic risk –Intellectual property, financial leverage, lack of diversification
Supply chain, clients and products, insider & external espionage
•Technology risk –power, IT assets, cybersecurity, communications
Compliance, data breach, security awareness, business continuity
Seminar attendees will learn/know:
• Business risk IS manageable
• Focus on business continuity
• Adopt and adapt established frameworks
• Leverage internal and engage needed resources
• Failing to plan is planning to fail
Meet the Panel:
- Allison Drusch – Edward Jones
- Becky Pakerinen – Lutheran Social Service of MN
- Ron Morris – Allegra Marketing
- John Raboin - Raboin & Francis Law
- Brad Fleming - North Risk Partners
has delivered improved business results for Deerwood Technologies’ clients and filled key roles in enterprise technology organizations at a variety of major financial institutions over the past 40 years.
Jim has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas; a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota along with various security, technical and sales certifications from industry groups and vendors. He is a US Navy veteran.
He’s a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood, is involved and engaged with 3 area Chambers of Commerce, president of Deerwood Civic & Commerce and is an active member of both the Deerwood American Legion and the Brainerd Area Sertoma service clubs.
Together with his wife, Sheila, they enjoy various activities and outdoor events with their grandchildren, children and their extended family and friends in the Deerwood and Cuyuna Lakes areas. Golfing, fishing and preparing for his 2nd 5K walk (maybe a little running) are Jim’s current priorities.