practices are open. This includes radiation oncology, urology and surgery. We are seeing patients every day. We have taken extra precautions by putting stringent cleaning practices in place, empty waiting areas and are offering telemedicine options. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Linda Vernon at 941-961-3439 or directly to any of our offices.
A&F Shuttle Transportation With Class
is transporting customers and vehicles. We are proudly providing service to all airports and doctors appointments. Our job is to get our customers to their destination safely and on time. We are requiring our drivers to wear masks and to use hand sanitizer. Our team is also cleaning the inside of their vehicles after they drop off each customer. We our also offering discounts to our Heroes on the Front Line. Give us a call at 941-662-6409. Thank you and stay safe.
Are you involved in a business dispute? Unfortunately, this isn’t a comfortable place to be. We can help you manage your disagreements and assist in a resolution of your issue. Let an experienced attorney advise you of your legal rights and protect your interests. Lance C. Ball, Esq. of the
Ball Law Firm
has significant experience handling matters involving business law. For personal service at reasonable rates, contact the Ball Law Firm at (941) 740-2255 or
. For your safety, we continue to provide telephone conferences during the pandemic.
If your business is open or you plan on opening back soon,
BrightStar Care Venice/Pt Charlotte
can help with on-site COVID- 19 screening services tailored to your needs: Interviewing employees with health screening questions; Doing temperature checks; Screening staff at the beginning of their shift, and; Providing risk assessment in accordance with CDC classification. Each assignment will be conducted by either an RN or LPN. Each screening visit is 2 hours minimum and it can be canceled at any time with 24 hours’ notice.
is open and operating Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. We are here for all your design, printing, imprinted apparel, promo products, signs, wraps & direct mail needs. In fact, we are currently running specials that cover virtually every aspect of our business in order to keep yours up and running at this time! Check out our specials on
to get up to 50% off your next order! Call 941.625.2833 or email us at info@buffalograffix today to learn more.
is open and here to help! The
Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies
remains open during the COVID-19 crisis as we are an essential organization. We have advocates here to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week. During this crisis we all are staying home which is not always a safe place to be. If you or someone you know is in need of help you can call 941-627-6000 or Visit:
to chat online with one of our advocates.
Century 21 Aztec & Associates
is open now and without interruption of services since 1975. A quality wine improves with age and so have we! Call 629-3188 to reach one of our agents or to set a viewing or listing appointment.
Ready to get married but just can’t wait until local government offices reopen to the public? Roger D. Eaton,
Charlotte County Clerk of Court
, is one of the first Clerk’s offices in Florida to offer marriage applications, certificates, and ceremonies completely online. Using our marriage app created two years ago, as well as Zoom and Adobe document online signature forms, you can fill out your marriage application, schedule a time to obtain your marriage certificate, and have your ceremony conducted online by Clerk’s Office staff! For more information, please visit our website at
Families that have been reunified with their children through the child welfare system need mentors at this difficult time. If you or someone you know have a few minutes a day to mentor a family by providing support and linkage to resources from the comfort of home, please fill out an application at
. Training can be completed via email and support provided via phone, email, social media or electronic means. Working together through this crisis, families and the
team appreciate our volunteer mentors. Lend-a-hand, mentor a family today!
Chelsea Place Homecare
is open for servicing. We offer homemakers, companions, light housecleaning, meal preparation, showers and dressing, toilet and transferring, medication reminders, shopping and errands. No minimum hours and available 24/7. 941-979-5288
Are you thinking of buying someone a car for graduation? We recommend a reliable used car. New cars depreciate up to 50% the minute they’re driven off the lot, and can be expensive to repair, with all the computers that are in every new car. Don’t burden your grad with a car that will cost a fortune to maintain! Check maintenance costs for various models on the
Complete Auto Repair
website, mycompleteautorepair.com. We are happy to inspect any used car you may be considering. Call Ron Morgan for an appointment, 941-623-2926.
Curry Moving & Storage, Inc.
remains open for business, but is closed to public access at this time. You may reach us by phone; 941-625-4191 or by email;
. We have mini-warehouses for rent with the best price in town. In light of the challenge we are all facing, Curry Moving & Storage is taking several hygienic precautions to keep our customers and employees safe. We are currently offering all first responders one month free mini-warehouse space or lot space. Remember, He is the light in the darkness!
Dancing Moon Travel:
Join Pat Hand as Dancing Moon Travel goes Live on Facebook, 8 pm Wednesday, May 27. This week Pat welcomes special guest "Captain" Lou Edwards. World renowned raconteur and entrepreneur "Captain" Lou will inform, inspire and always entertain. If you are an entrepreneur -- or if you love to cruise -- you don't want to miss this one!!
We are with
David Allen Capital
and we provide capital for business owners. We currently have 12 lenders that are putting together funding packages for small business owners that are still doing business in our community. Our process is very fast and simple. Even though we are receiving a lot of applications right now, we are able to get an approval in two days and funds into the business owner's account in one week. We are working with local business owners, but we would like others to be aware of the opportunity to receive funding for their businesses.
Extended Stay America-
During this unprecedented time, many colleges and universities are temporarily closing student housing to help keep their student body and community healthy. If you or your students are looking for alternate housing, we can help. With over 600 locations nationwide, we are likely right around the corner. In addition to flexible stay lengths and all the amenities of home, we also have exclusive discounts for your students. If your students are booking themselves and you would like to share these deals, please forward this email or
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Eye Centers of Florida’
s locations, including the Port Charlotte office at 1940 Tamiami Trail #103 (in front of Lowe’s), are open for all of your eye care and optical needs. We are taking every precaution to protect our patients and dedicated staff. Enjoy FREE shipping on contact orders to your home or office through May 31, 2020. Call 888.EYE.APPT (888-393-2778) for an appointment. Walk-ins and outside prescriptions welcome!
shops, boutiques, and waterfront restaurants have reopened with capacity and safety guidelines in place. We look forward to seeing our local residents as well as visitors. Village hours are 10 am – 6 pm Mon – Sat; 12 noon-6 pm Sunday. Restaurants stay open later.
has spent the last several weeks watching COVID-19 impact the world and our lives. For us, it has inspired a renewed focus on our employees, customers, and community, and we made adjustments to our everyday work and operations. Please know that our sales and installation teams continue to follow all recommended sanitizing practices. We are cautiously open again, and recommend appointments to maintain safe social distancing. Call us, 941-624-0077.
Gardiner & Sons Moving & Storage
is taking appointments for moving services that need to happen during our gradual reopening, with experience helping out during emergencies and supporting people during stressful times. We continue to take precautionary measures to keep our crew and customers safe. We will get your things where you are going, worry-free. When quality counts, call Kenny Gardiner at (941) 423-5311.
Good News Pest Solutions
- Sharing God's Good News while solving pest problems with Green solutions. Family owned and operated since 1989. Servicing the Suncoast throughout Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee Counties from North Ft. Myers to the Skyway Bridge. Recognized as the Green leader in pest control for ants, roaches, termites, mosquitos, fleas, rodents, and more. Offering residential and commercial services, $40 Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) inspections for Real Estate transactions, T.A.P. insulation and soiled insulation removal, and tent fumigation for drywood termites, bed bugs, and German roach infestations. Call or text us at 941-412-9610."
These trying times can highlight point out the obvious- having 100% of your income from one source is risky. It’s time for the side hustle. At
Guerzo Business Consulting
, Patti Guerzo (312-420-0884) can set up your small enterprise to minimize administrative work, and maximize your enjoyment. Not all businesses need to be large to be successful. Turn your hobby or interest into a 5-10% income source for your household, and fortify your future finances.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Gulfcoast South AHEC
is now providing free Group Quit tobacco cessation programs
virtually! Programs are led by Tobacco Cessation Specialists who are trained to provide evidence-based tobacco cessation education and resources. As part of Tobacco Free Florida, all Group Quit services, including nicotine replacement therapy, are FREE
Pre-registration is required. Call 866-534-7909 to register. You will be emailed a link to join by ZOOM conference via video or audio.
Do you need groceries, prescriptions, banking, or other errands done?
Helping Hands SW FL
offers this service for anyone not wanting to go out of their home right now. Whether you are self-isolating or just want to practice social distancing. Call us and let us help take care of your essential needs. You don’t need to be a senior to take advantage of this service. Call 941-347-8886 for more info.
is open and serving our community. To ensure safety, we have adjusted the way we perform our service delivery. Emergency food is available by calling our office at (941) 627-4313, Ext. 126. We prepare and deliver hot meals for dinner every night at Jesus Loves You Ministry, only one block away. Donated bread and pastries are also available for the community in front of our administration building. Donations are accepted safely at 1476 Kenesaw Street in Port Charlotte. Call for more information or visit our website, cchomelesscoalition.org.
As we weather this crisis together, it helps to talk to others.
Independent Financial Coaching
’s Sue Craig (941-916-5324,
phone consultations, and has helped her share of worried consumers separate helpful advice from the misinformation that abounds. To emerge from this storm successfully, the best minds will think their cash management strategies. If you want some ideas for your own situation, call Sue for a confidential chat.
Looking for a way to support
King Fisher Fleet
while they are temporarily closed while benefiting from a great bargain for yourself? King Fisher Fleet created a Gift Certificate Bonus program that rewards you for your purchase of gift certificates. Receive 1 Free Sunset Cruise pass (Value: $24) for every $50 spent on gift certificates. Purchase in any combination of amounts you like. Each Sunset Cruise pass is valid for 1 adult or child admission on any public Sunset Cruise, valid through November 30, 2021.
Attention First Responders and Essential Workers! You’re always here for us… so we are “here for you!”
La Quinta Inn & Suites Port Charlotte
is located right off I-75, exit 170.
We have reserved our entire top floor for those who need a quiet space to rest, self-isolate, or just be closer to their work. We are following all CDC guidelines for your continued safety.
Call us direct and ask for our “Essential Discount” beginning at $69: 941.979.4200
COVID-19 has created unprecedented health, financial and legal challenges. To help with the legal challenges for both personal and business issues,
has created a COVID-19 Resource Center based on intakes to our nationwide network of Provider Law Firms. This resource is for members or nonmembers and is updated daily. Check it out here:
Murdock Stones Etc.
is now open to the public. We are following best safety practices and still doing zero contact deliveries (driveway drops only) to all of our customers. Please check our website or Facebook page for more details.
590 Prineville St
. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market).
7621 Sawyer Circle
(off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox).
To follow best practices and to be on the safe side, businesses planning to re-open during the pandemic should check for specific guidance from their local health department, as well as other relevant local agencies. Businesses should also look into the latest guidance offered at the national level by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). For the best background screening services, contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at
NRG Background Checks
. Call: 941-488-8500; Toll-Free: 800-531-6522; Fax: 941-488-8505; Email:
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens
has re-opened to the public. The Gardens resumed the summer schedule, opening Wednesday – Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, with health and personal safety as a significant focus. The staff follows CDC guidelines for regularly sanitizing all “touch areas” as well as wearing masks, using protective shields at registers, and using gloves as appropriate. Visitors are requested to maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet from other visitors. Groups are limited to 10 persons. Please check the website for updates at
Dear First Responders, thank you for helping our community stay safe. Now it’s our time to help you. We are here to aid in easing additional stress put forth by COVID-19 within your professional or personal lives. Let us provide a safe rest area and self-isolating space where you can be in the confines of pure comfort. Cozy beds, private baths, Wi-Fi and TV. Rate is $69 plus tax, valid through May 31, 2020. Please contact
PG Waterfront Hotel and Suites
directly at 941-639-1165, 300 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
is launching a COVID-19 response program, “Together We Stand Apart.” The purpose is to bring awareness and support to collective social distancing measures to slow the sprea
d of the virus. We have made “Together We Stand Apart” bracelets that can be purchased for $2.50 with free shipping. Proceeds (at least $1.25 per bracelet) will be donated to charities supporting families and children suffering from the health and economic effects of the pandemic. Please support this program and visit:
is again performing screening mammograms. Women due to have their screening mammogram, or missed it, we encourage to call to schedule appointments at Radiology Regional on Murdock Circle in Port Charlotte. Screening mammograms remain the most reliable way to detect breast cancer at early stages. Radiology Regional has the most qualified team of women's imagers in Southwest Florida. Our radiologists are board-certified and subspecialty trained in breast imaging with experience you can rely on. You can trust Radiology Regional's 50 years of excellence in diagnostic imaging and exceptional patient care.
disinfection service is ideal for businesses that want to implement precautionary cleaning measures to disinfect before reopening. Our fast-acting disinfection formula can inactivate pathogens on surfaces within just 10 minutes, getting you back in business in 30 minutes after treatment: U.S. EPA-registered; Environmentally friendly and biodegradable; Hypoallergenic and non-flammable; Non-abrasive to surfaces, leaving behind no visible residue or harsh fumes; Can be used against coronavirus, norovirus, H1N1, SARS, MRSA, swine flu, E. coli, Salmonella and more; Surface wipe-down of sensitive areas. Contact info - Shawn Winland, Account Executive, 239-789-6906, Shawn.firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. I'm offering discounts on Remote Desktop Services and repairs done in my office. Offering "no contact" repairs. Typically, Remote/Phone/Email support are billed at $45 hr, and are now $30 hr. Repairs brought to my office reduced from $85 to $65 flat fee during “lock down.” With most working from home, and children schooling from home, make sure your computers are protected from hackers, scammers, and other vicious activity. Office hours -Monday - Friday, 9-5pm. Weekends are by appointment only. Nanci Ruhl,
The Computer People
The Firm 360 Photography
- Offering Virtual Open Houses- Attention Realtors! Hold safe distance open houses with a Virtual Tour. Keep in contact with your potential clients. Send them the link to your Virtual Tours and they can tour your listings from the comfort of their home. This will get them excited to come in and look in person when this crisis is over. Call us to get your Virtual Tours scheduled. We can produce these in less than 24 hours.
Thom. Proffer, Director of Photography C: 941-258-2988 O: 941-347-8198
The Grill at 1951,
winner of "A Taste of Punta Gorda" is open lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. We are currently offering a 20% discount on entire check all day and 30% off entire check 3:30-5 and after 8:15 p.m. We have music 7 nights a week and the complete calendar of events can be found as well as our menus at (
) and social media sites. You can call our main number at 914-255-0994 to make a reservation or place an order. Your table is waiting.
Even now, home buying couldn’t be easier. With new programs available, Toby Lynn can find the right fit for a friend or co-worker. conventional, FHA/VA, primary residences, secondary homes, investment properties, or construction loans, Toby can help. Pre-qualify at no cost, zero, free! Specializing in happy, smooth, and on-time closings! Call today! Toby Lynn, Branch Manager,
The Mortgage Firm
, 941-356-6579, w
Health Insurance options are available to those who lose coverage but there are short time frames that must be met. Call
at 941-769-1163 to compare alternatives to COBRA. Evenings and Saturdays available by appointment.
Career Source of Southwest Florida
online resources include available jobs
Charlotte County Realty
is looking for 1-2 licensed buyers' agents that have a passion for showing properties and client satisfaction! We have a surplus of business that translates into better than average financial compensation for you. Both newer licensees and veteran agents are being considered. Please forward your resume to:
information could be here! Please submit 90 words or less to email@example.com.
for any resource needs.
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Florida Chamber of Commerce-
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Just for Fun
A man arrived at a costume party with a girl on his back.
The host was perplexed but politely asked about his costume.
“I am a turtle,” the man said.
“Who’s on your back?” the host asked.