Livingston Economic Club luncheon focuses on protecting your business

Posted: May 9, 2014

HOWELL – Protecting a business from external forces such as a lawsuit or disaster is not something that most owners spend much time thinking about – until it is too late.

The next Livingston County Economic Club Luncheon, Thursday, May 15, will provide insights to business owners to help them protect their investments.

The LEC event will include a workshop about business liability protection at 10:15 a.m. which will be followed by Fire marshal Lyal Bigger’s keynote about business contingency and preparedness at 12:20 p.m. A plated lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $45 and are available at or by calling Grace Farley at 517-586-3002.

“We wanted to provide area businesses owners with information that will help them protect themselves,” said Farley.

Ashley Prew, an attorney with Timothy L. Williams and Associates, will host a workshop that will advise participants on how to select business entities, contract law, how to protect business with trademarks and service marks, and how to plan against occurrences that can destroy a business. The workshop begins at 10:15 a.m.

Birmingham Fire Marshal Lyal Bigger has 28 years of experience in fire prevention. He will discuss why business owners should have an emergency preparedness plan and a business contingency plan in the event of a disaster.

Cleary University ( is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers. Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.