The Business Emergency Planning Professional Excellence (BEPPE) Awards recognize Northeast Ohio businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that have survived or thwarted a potentially major disruption—natural or human-created.
2012 BEPPE Awards are presented by
Does anyone celebrate when something doesn’t happen that could cause harm to an organization?
What about cheering on a well-planned response to a major disruption?
That’s what the BEPPE (Business Emergency Planning Professionals Excellence) Awards are all about. Northeast Ohio businesses, nonprofits and government agencies every day thwart, mitigate or recover from all sorts of business disruptions—whether it’s a crashed server, an unexpected executive departure, a major weather event or a potential pandemic.
- Greater Cleveland Partnership for its downtown office relocation (to make way for the Horseshoe Casino) without disruption to its member services and related activities.
"It gives us great pleasure to recognize the Greater Cleveland Partnership for their Business Emergency Planning Professional Excellence with their impressive full office relocation without disruption to membership services.
Over 100 employees, a substantial data infrastructure and a high-profile/service oriented organization performed a nearly seamless move when their offices were relocated to make way for the development of the Cleveland Horseshoe Casino.
Six months of planning came together over a single July weekend with a coordinated sequence of events devised to move voice systems, servers, furniture, and file to new office space which initiated another choreographed procedure of installing servers, connecting work stations, and installing peripherals before testing, trouble-shooting and verification. All accomplished so the organization’s human capital could proceed uninterrupted.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is a model for its members and the community on what can be achieved with business continuity planning.
(And worth noting that this is the second time in recent history they have demonstrated their ability to successfully relocate having previously done it in 2007.) "
- Stark Enterprises for its leadership in hosting the Westshore Regional CERT’s mass casualty incident full-scale exercise at its Crocker Park facility.
- Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for its participation in the large-scale training exercise at Crocker Park and Regal Cinema.
"Developed to assist and support their community’s first-responders, CERT members actively and continuously train and practice in order to be ready to respond when called.
Only through extraordinary efforts are large scale training exercises such as the one experienced by our Westshore Regional CERT possible in which members gain the experience needed to respond when an incident strikes our community.
It was a bit prophetic that a movie theatre was the selected venue for the exercise that was held nearly a year before the tragic events in Colorado, but it underscores the value of having access to a multitude of venues for training. And thanks to Stark Enterprises’ Crocker Park the Westshore Regional CERT was able to gain precious experience in a realistic and public setting. "
- Cudell Improvement Inc. for the Safe-16 program and its security camera initiative on Madison Avenue. .
"We have heard of several other districts and communities implementing a comprehensive security camera program but Cudell Improvement’s Safe-16 early initiative led the way.
Before there were newspaper article after newspaper article touting the camera’s success of identifying perpetrators and even preventing crime Cudell Improvement’s Safe-16 program saw its potential, and developed a unique multi-faceted program that included the cooperation of City, merchant and vendor.
Through the efforts of Madison Avenue Security Camera Initiative there has been a dramatic drop-off in crime and a vastly improved perception of safety enjoyed by the merchants, the residents and visitors to the area.
It is with great pleasure we recognize Cudell Improvement, the Safe-16 Program, Councilman Jay Westbrook, the Madison Ave. merchants and their vendor Security Installations for their efforts."
2012 Press Release
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