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Leadership SWFL Applications Open for the Class of 2023
Leadership SWFL Applications Open for the Class of 2023

If you or a professional you know is looking to deepen their understanding of the components that make up this region and emerge a stronger leader, consider applying to Leadership SWFL! Continue Reading

10/26/2022


Better Together Receives $400,000 Grant from First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Florida Disaster Fund
Better Together Receives $400,000 Grant from First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Florida Disaster Fund

First Lady Casey DeSantis presented Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, with a $400,000 grant to support its Hurricane Ian disaster relief efforts. Continue Reading

10/21/2022


Alliance for the Arts Partners with Local Displaced Arts Community
Alliance for the Arts Partners with Local Displaced Arts Community

Alliance for the Arts has become a refuge for local arts organizations that suffered damage from Hurricane Ian.   Continue Reading

10/17/2022


Building a More Livable Southwest Florida After Hurricane Ian
Building a More Livable Southwest Florida After Hurricane Ian

Before the storm, Southwest Florida was already suffering from an existing workforce housing shortage. Hurricane Ian has now exasperated it. As our local governments focus their efforts on rebuilding our communities, there is an opportunity for counties and municipalities to try something different. Continue Reading

10/14/2022


CFO Patronis: DIFS Stepping Up Post-Ian Enforcement Actions
CFO Patronis: DIFS Stepping Up Post-Ian Enforcement Actions

The CFO’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) has deployed his fraud fighting squads consisting of more than 40 officers to storm impacted areas to educate the public on fraud and arrest anyone conducting unlicensed or fraudulent post-storm activity. Continue Reading

10/14/2022


Oct. 11 Communication from Lee County and the Economic Development Office on Recovery Resources
Oct. 11 Communication from Lee County and the Economic Development Office on Recovery Resources

While many businesses have reopened, we know there are others who need recovery assistance, and we are here to help. Business Recovery Centers, including mobile recovery locations, are now open for disaster loan applications and support for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Continue Reading

10/11/2022


Alliance for the Arts Kicks off Bluegrass Concert Series with a Free Concert Nov 6.
Alliance for the Arts Kicks off Bluegrass Concert Series with a Free Concert Nov 6.

As a small way of giving back to our community during these trying times, the Alliance for the Arts is proud to offer a FREE Outdoor Bluegrass concert on Sunday, November 6 at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. Continue Reading

10/11/2022


Post-Hurricane Efforts of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
Post-Hurricane Efforts of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) has worked to be a resource for children and their families throughout the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. From October 1 to October 7, CMON welcomed over 5,000 visitors free of charge. Continue Reading

10/10/2022


Resources for Hurricane Ian Recovery from Local CPAs
Resources for Hurricane Ian Recovery from Local CPAs

We know that it will take a long time to rebuild our community, and here at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. (MNMW) we want to help spread the word regarding resources and assistance that can help our residents as they put their lives back together. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


Desantis Activates Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, $50 Million Available
Desantis Activates Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, $50 Million Available

The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury or physical damage due to Hurricane Ian. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


SBA Business Recovery Center Open in Lee County at The Hub at SWFL Inc.
SBA Business Recovery Center Open in Lee County at The Hub at SWFL Inc.

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened a business recovery center (BRC) in Lee County at SWFL Inc. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


Rubio Staff Hosts Critical Needs Assistance Centers in Lee and Charlotte Counties
Rubio Staff Hosts Critical Needs Assistance Centers in Lee and Charlotte Counties

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his staff will host Critical Needs Assistance Centers in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte to help residents affected by Hurricane Ian sign up for assistance from FEMA and provide casework assistance.  Continue Reading

10/6/2022