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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Beware of Bad Actors and Don’t Sign Anything
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Beware of Bad Actors and Don’t Sign Anything

Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued a public service announcement warning Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian to beware of high-pressure salesmen going door to door. The CFO warns not to sign anything and to call 1-877-MY-FL-CFO. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


BBB Urges Businesses to Watch out for Storm Chasers after Hurricane Ian
BBB Urges Businesses to Watch out for Storm Chasers after Hurricane Ian

Better Business Bureau warns businesses that in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, watch out for storm chasers going door-to-door looking to take advantage of people.  Continue Reading

10/5/2022


Building Department Information to Begin Rebuilding After Hurricane Ian
Building Department Information to Begin Rebuilding After Hurricane Ian

As of noon on October 4, here is the information that has been gathered in regard to permits, inspections and work that can be done without permits in Southwest Florida to begin the rebuilding process. Continue Reading

10/5/2022


19 Hurricane Ian Resources from Disaster Recovery to Clean Up Related Jobs
19 Hurricane Ian Resources from Disaster Recovery to Clean Up Related Jobs

Resources in the following include Florida Disaster Recovery, Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, mass care distribution sites, Disaster Recovery Centers and more. Continue Reading

10/5/2022


Hurricane Ian Has Devastated Southwest Florida: Our Community Needs Your Help
Hurricane Ian Has Devastated Southwest Florida: Our Community Needs Your Help

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, in partnership with the Collaboratory, is asking for the community’s support, not just locally but nationally and globally. The needs are greater than you can imagine, and the resources are limited. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


YMCA of Southwest Florida Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts
YMCA of Southwest Florida Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts

The past week, leading to, during and after the storm has forever changed our lives. YMCA of Southwest Florida is here for you, your families and the organizations across the region. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


Alliance for the Arts Sustained Minimal Damage from Hurricane Ian
Alliance for the Arts Sustained Minimal Damage from Hurricane Ian

The Alliance will remain closed through October 10th, to allow our staff to deal with the impact of the storm and to clean up the grounds. We are working diligently with our City and County government to determine how we can best be of assistance for relief efforts. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


Lee Health Foundation Asks for Donations to Employee Relief Fund
Lee Health Foundation Asks for Donations to Employee Relief Fund

Lee Health Foundation has announced creation of the SWFL Stronger Together employee relief fund to provide critical aid to the thousands of healthcare professionals who suffered incredible loss in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, many while serving patients at Lee Health hospitals across SWFL. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


Business Response & Recovery Programs
Business Response & Recovery Programs

Here are business response and recovery programs on the state and federal levels that Southwest Florida's small businesses can utilize to get back on their feet during this difficult time. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


Hurricane Resources Available through the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association of Florida
Hurricane Resources Available through the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association of Florida

The SRMA Board of Directors and Executive Director sincerely hope that you, your family, and your employees are all safe. Here you'll find resources for your business including restoration, construction, roofing services, IT, insurance advice and more. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


CFO Jimmy Patronis: Anti-Fraud Teams Engaged Nearly 2K Consumers Following Hurricane Ian
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Anti-Fraud Teams Engaged Nearly 2K Consumers Following Hurricane Ian

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced that his Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) Anti-Fraud Strike Teams have made more than 1,700 engagements with the public on post-disaster fraud following Hurricane Ian. Be on the lookout for indicators of storm-related fraud. Continue Reading

10/4/2022


SWFL Inc.'s Small Business Resources After Hurricane Ian
SWFL Inc.'s Small Business Resources After Hurricane Ian

Our hearts are heavy as we feel the immeasurable impact Hurricane Ian has had on our community. The future may seem uncertain and daunting, but there's one thing that we do know. Our community is strong. Our community is resilient. We will rebuild and we will recover. Continue Reading

10/3/2022