Chamber Member News
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.
is designated an essential business, operating Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Several employees work remotely while limited production staff are producing the signs, printing, mailings and imprinted apparel. Please contact us is via email or phone. If you have an order to pick up, please call to make payment and advise us of a pick-up the time. We’ll have your order ready for a no contact pick-up. We can arrange shipping via UPS at your cost. We’ll continue free delivery to those on our weekly local route.
As responsible community members, we are being asked to stay in our homes and to practice social distancing as much as is practical. For some people who are living with an abuser, home is not a safe place for their families. Call the
Hotline at 941-627-6000 to speak with an advocate to make a safety plan for your situation. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
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
Coastal Expressions & Wine
is your last stop for coastal décor and wine in SW Florida. We offer a wide selection of coastal décor, casual home décor, framed art, wines, beer, gourmet foods & more. Please view our 3D Virtual walk-through tour of
Coastal Expressions & Wine
then shop online at
or call (941) 214-8599 for curbside pickup of décor, art, wine, beer or more. Coastal Expressions Home Staging also specializes in vacant and occupied real estate staging, vacation rentals and re-designs in Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee Counties.
Complete Auto Repair
is on the list of essential business services and we plan to provide needed repair services for our customers and the community! We have instituted procedures to protect our employees as well as our customers. We use sterilizing wipes to clean each vehicle’s door handles, steering wheel and gearshift levers before entering the car and after our service. We have also installed a dispenser for hand sanitizer by our front entrance. Please call us at 941-623-2926 to schedule your repairs.
Treating patients virtually anywhere,
Response Team is prepared to utilize telehealth to address patients’ needs when clinic visits may not be an option. Under expanded guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis, CORA clinicians are treating patients remotely using any private platform that has both video and audio to insure continuity of care. Telehealth continues CORA’s commitment to lead the industry using innovation to deliver robust, quality care to all. See the latest at
. The list of insurances participating with telehealth is
. Schedule a virtual appointment at
Curry Moving & Storage, Inc.
is open for business, but our office is closed. You may reach us by phone: 941-625-4191 or by email:
. We also have mini-warehouses for rent at the best price in town. In light of the challenge we all are facing, Curry is taking several hygienic precautions to keep our customers and employees safe.
Remember...he is the light in the darkness!
Dancing Moon Travel
is open our regular hours to assist, not only with bookings but also with travel questions and advice. While travel plans are on hold for the present, the world will soon be on sale ... we anticipate unprecedented sales and promotional offers to be generated in the next few weeks. Professional travel advisors have proved our value during the corona epidemic ... we have your back from point of first inspiration until you are safely home again. Inquiries welcome during these challenging times.
We Have Your Back
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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During this uncharted time,
is open by appointment. If you have been thinking about changes to your flooring, please give us a call. We can talk on the phone about your plans, and share additional ideas. By managing the number of people in our showroom, we can book your appointment so you are the only customer in the whole store. We can also bring samples to your home. We are working to make this time as easy for our customers as possible, while keeping everyone safe. Call 941-624-0077 to start the process.
As an essential business,
Gardiner & Sons Moving & Storage
is taking appointments for moving services that need to happen now despite the current crisis. Gardiner & Sons Moving & Storage has experience helping out during emergencies and supporting people during stressful times. We are taking extraordinary measures to keep our crew and customers safe. We will get your things where you are going, worry-free. If you need storage to get a head start on packing call Kenny Gardiner at (941) 423-5311.
Business owners and employees – if your sales are down due to the stay-at-home directives, get creative to be productive with your time. Here’s a suggestion for 2 new weekly activities! First, think of a business that you like (not yours), and write a 5-star review on Google or Facebook. Second, find a review of your own business that you like, and republish it, thanking the customer who wrote it. Expressing gratitude helps us feel happier. To commiserate about this situation – for free – call Patti Guerzo at 312-420-0884, from
Guerzo Business Consulting.
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.
As we weather this crisis together, it helps to talk to others.
Independent Financial Coaching
’s Sue Craig (941-916-5324,firstname.lastname@example.org) offers phone consultations, and has helped her share of worried consumers separate helpful advice from the misinformation that abounds. To weather this storm successfully, we all need to undertake more than one adjustment in cash management. If you want some ideas for your own situation, call Sue for a confidential chat.
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
Murdock Stones Etc.
knows many of you are stuck at home and would like to work outside ... so we are giving all Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce members $5 off per cubic yard on ANY of our bulk materials through the month of April. We also reconfigured our customer service areas so we can try to keep people at a 10 foot social distance. 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market). 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox).
All of our normal employment and tenancy background screening services are available as usual by phone, fax, and email (we would prefer email to fax at this time). Our office is also open daily on a limited schedule - and we are also limiting in-person digital fingerprinting and other personal contact appointments. For further information or to order services, please contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at
NRG Background Checks
at 941-488-8500; 800-531-6522;
Our 26th year serving Florida employers, landlords, and governmental entities.
continues serving Charlotte County! The diagnostic imaging services provided remain vital components of healthcare in the community. We are committed to keeping the health and safety of our patients and staff our top priority. The following measures are in place for safety: Staff members elevated their infection control procedures; Increased disinfection of surfaces; Hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting spray available for general use; Non-essential guests accompanying patients must wait outside; Patients with a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath are to reschedule. For questions, contact 239-936-2316.
Security Alarm Corporation
Remains Open- Port Charlotte, FL (April 2, 2020) – Security Alarm Corporation, announces that pursuant to Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-91 and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, the Company will remain fully operational during Florida’s Safer At Home Order. Services which will remain operational include and are not limited to Port Charlotte Answering Service, our fire and security monitoring services, system installation and system repair services.
We’re here for you: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for
Suncoast Credit Union
members- If you need to perform a transaction that isn’t available at the drive-thru or online, our teams will be available, if possible. To access service, visit the branch and call the phone number and extension listed on the lobby door. The following transactions will be provided in-branch for emergency situations (not available in Pinellas County): Instant issue debit card; cashier’s check; money order; wire transfers; notary services; safe deposit boxes; and mortgage and home equity loan closing, by appointment.
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 Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference
at 25200 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. until noon providing food and limited financial assistance during this crisis. We would welcome your food donations, or check made payable to St Vincent de Paul for food purchases to help those most in need during this terrible crisis.
Heck yes! Toby Lynn is here and ready to help, every way she can. There have been many changes lately for mortgage programs. Rates, Credit score requirements, and loan programs have changed. Toby worked through the 1994 crisis, the 2008 crisis and she’s here to weather this one too. Our team remains committed to helping a friend or loved one get to a closing happy, smooth and on time. Call today! Toby Lynn, Branch Manager,
The Mortgage Firm
, 941-777-3355 –
, a local company, would like to ask you if you would like your IT system to be as simple and dependable as electrical power. Zypha provides that kind of magic, transforming old outdated server based systems to a streamlined, dependable, high availability and secure system where you can conduct all business online and cares of yesterday, such as virus programs, ransomware and unwanted intrusions. become a thing of the past. Zypha serves small and medium sized organizations in many business sectors including three semi-government agencies. Contact Dave Powell, Managing Partner, 941-204-1958.
Career Source of Southwest Florida online resources include available jobs
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Just for Fun
A father and son were occupying opposite sides of the dining room table while working from home. One is an aerospace engineer on a conference call with colleagues across the country discussing the current studies of fuselage prototypes. The other was drawing a duck.