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Lee County Providing Free PPE to Businesses

2020-09-16T14:27:55-04:00September 16th, 2020|

Business owners can go to designated locations to pick up free face masks and hand sanitizer supplies paid for by the CARES Act. Out of $19 million spent so far, almost $2 million went to cleaning products, more than $5 million to PPE and $121,000 to the medical examiner's office for morgue and medical

Lee CARES Update – 2nd Round of Aid Distribution

2020-08-06T17:35:47-04:00August 5th, 2020|

LeeCARES Eligibility Requirements | Frequently Asked Questions  Lee CARES Update Lee County is getting ready to give out $45 million in financial aid to families in need. This is the second round of distribution of the $134 million in CARES Act money the county received back in May, which it needs to use by

Phase Two Reopening Effective June 5th – Governor Ron DeSantis

2020-06-05T11:30:48-04:00June 5th, 2020|

Starting Friday, June 5th, a number of Southwest Florida businesses will begin their road to recovery for the first time since the pandemic. Governor Ron DeSantis has officially announced Phase 2 of his "SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP" plan to reopen the state. It means a number of businesses that have felt forgotten about with

LeeCARES Business Assistance Programs

2020-05-26T09:20:36-04:00May 26th, 2020|

LeeCARES Eligibility Requirements | Frequently Asked Questions  Small Business Relaunch Program - Apply Online Eligible Business affected by the "Safer at Home Act" - $5,000 Relaunch Grant Intended to help offset the unintended costs of reopening or relaunching a small business as a result of being directly affected by Governor DeSantis’ Safer at Home

Full Phase One Reopening Effective May 18th – Governor Ron DeSantis

2020-05-18T09:19:32-04:00May 18th, 2020|

Governor Ron DeSantis rolled out a series of changes to his plan to reopen Florida, with the latest update including allowing gyms to reopen and granting some leeway to restaurants looking to seat more customers. As Florida transitions from Phase 1 of Gov. DeSantis' "SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP" plan to Full Phase 1, restaurants are now allowed

Free Coronavirus Testing at Century Link Sports Complex

2020-05-05T10:34:55-04:00May 1st, 2020|

Free coronavirus testing will begin Monday in Lee County at CenturyLink Sports Complex, the spring home of the Minnesota Twins. Drive-thru testing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for an indefinite period. News of the testing comes two days after Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his reopening plan for the state. At

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Conference Calls

2020-05-01T12:21:10-04:00May 1st, 2020|

Lee County VCB Website UPCOMING EVENTS MAY 1 - COVID-19 Industry Partner Conference Call Please join us for a conference call on Friday, May 1 at 11AM as we keep the lines of communication open between the Visitor & Convention Bureau and our industry partners. To use the OpenVoice service, please call:

Phase One Reopening Effective May 4th – Governor Ron DeSantis

2020-04-30T09:06:00-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Governor Ron DeSantis has officially issued an executive order regarding the phase one re-opening of Florida. There's a lot to break down when it comes to what this new order entails. Let's review the major items the will affect local small businesses. Effective Monday, May 4th for all Florida counties except Miami-Dade, Broward

The Birchwood Group at Morgan Stanley – Free Webinars

2020-04-27T16:55:46-04:00April 27th, 2020|

Join us for the first of a series of timely topics designed to help you stay informed during these volatile market conditions. During this Webinar, we will review what we've seen so far, what we've learned from past bear markets, and our outlook for going forward. It's been over ten years since our last