Chamber, PD offer business safety workshop
by Elisabetta Zengaro
Aug 08, 2014 | 1915 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce and the Cleveland Police Department will host a crime prevention workshop for business owners from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the chamber.

“I think it will help business owners to be aware of those coming in their stores, protect their business and work together,” said Lisa Cooley, director of Team Cleveland/Main Street for the Chamber.

Cooley said the workshop is free of charge but is capped at about 30 people.

She said they have already had about 10 people sign up.

“It’s a way to inform small business owners what they can do to protect their businesses and merchandise inside a bit better,” said Buster Bingham, Cleveland police chief.

The workshop will cover topics such as burglary prevention, shoplifting prevention, employee safety, store safety and what to look for in video surveillance systems.

“We communicate closely with our chamber members,” said Cooley. “We had about three that had shoplifting incidents and thought it could be a service to offer.”

Bingham said the training the workshop will offer is important because it will cover topics small business owners may not have been previously aware of.

“It’s always a plus to get as much information as they possibly can,” said Bingham.

For more information about the event or to sign up, call Cooley at the chamber at (662) 843-2712.