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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.
Connie Ritchhart, Senior Vice President of Residential Lending at
Charlotte State Bank & Trust,
is celebrating her 25th anniversary with the bank. Connie has been involved in residential lending in Charlotte County since 1977 and has helped thousands of people obtain mortgage financing over the years. Connie grew up in Punta Gorda and graduated from Charlotte High School. She is a member of the Realtors of Punta Gorda Port Charlotte North Port DeSoto, Inc., Women’s Council of Realtors and the Executive Network of Charlotte County. She is a Leadership Charlotte graduate, Class of 2001.
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.
Cody's Butcher Shop to your grill. Hand cut steaks, chops, ground sirloin, salmon etc. every day to your order. You cannot get meat fresher than that!
We our open 3-8 everyday (Sunday 12-8) with most of our full menu available for pick up, curbside hand off or can delivery locally with orders over $50. 941-629-2639 and
Real Estate is open!
Coldwell Banker Realty
is a full-service real estate company serving Charlotte County. My office is on Marion Street in Punta Gorda, but I am working from home at 941-628-9263. If you want to buy or sell a property, call me...a 36-year resident of the county. Properties are being bought and sold every day through virtual tours and virtual closings. Don't hesitate to call for a FREE comparative market analysis of your property. Carolyn Gorton
Complete Auto Repair
is open for your vehicle repairs. Don't drive your car with its warning lights on! We are maintaining flexibility in our schedule to leave time for emergencies. It won't hurt your car to extend its oil change by a few weeks, but driving with an issue can result in costly repairs. If something is wrong with your vehicle, call Ron Morgan at 941-623-2926 and he will make sure you have a timely appointment.
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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Eye Centers of Florida’s
locations, including the Port Charlotte office at 1940 Tamiami Trail #103, are open for urgent and emergency eye care and optical needs. We are taking every precaution to protect our patients and dedicated staff. Our SurgiCare center in Fort Myers is available for emergency procedures only at this time. Call 888.EYE.APPT (888-393-2778) for an appointment. Walk-ins and outside prescriptions welcome. Free shipping on contact orders to your home or office through May 31, 2020. See locations and hours at
Especially now, every parent has felt that unmistakable chaotic energy building up in the home. Like fast-forming, dark clouds moving across an angry sky, family energy can resemble a category 4 household hurricane! To minimize damage from household hurricanes, consider luxury vinyl flooring options that are designed for high performance in active households.
is open by appointment, and phone consultations are also available. Call us at 941-624-0077.
We know you wouldn't be moving right now unless you have to.
Gardiner & Sons Moving & Storage
is used to helping out during emergencies and supporting people during stressful times. We are taking extraordinary measures to keep our crew and our customers safe. Rest assured, we will take care of your belongings and get them there worry-free. If you need storage to get a head start on packing or schedule a future move 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."
If your new schedule has given you more business free time, view this time as a gift. Used well, you can emerge with new marketing collateral. One powerful tool is a Core Story. This entails formatting your BEST service story into versions to be used online, in an elevator, and to augment your future sales efforts. Patti Guerzo, of
Guerzo Business Consulting
, can assist with the creation of this story, while we sit safely in isolation. Call Patti at 312-420-0884 to talk about what this marketing tool could do for your business.
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.
Did you know that
Independent Financial Coaching
meets with clients online? This began as a convenience and now, it is now a standard practice. If you want to talk about the impact covid-19 is having on your finances and plans for the future, contact Sue Craig at 941-916-5324, or
. IFC’s services are affordable, confidential, and convenient.
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:
in Port Charlotte remains open. Now is a great time to repair dings and dents, or refresh the look of your car with our MAACOVER - complete paint job. We take every step to keep our office, shop and car sanitized to protect our customers and employees. Charlotte Chamber Members Special Offer- $200 off Paint Service, Maaco National Four-Year Warranty included. Free Headlight Restoration with paint service. Plus 10% off Prep Services and Body Labor. We aren’t that busy right now so we can get you in and out! 941-391-6196 -
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 open for zero contact deliveries (driveway drops only) to residential customers and phone ahead ordering for landscapers and contractors. 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market). 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox).
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has suspended the regularly-required digital fingerprinting-based (Level 2) criminal background checks for new employees at all healthcare facilities and agencies during the coronavirus emergency. Instead, a Florida Level 1 background check is required - to include (but not be limited to) a Florida statewide criminal records check and a nationwide sex offender registration check. Our fee for this service is $41. Same-day service is available with payment by credit card. Contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at
NRG Background Checks
. 941-488-8500; 800-531-522;
The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau-
asks you to visit
for local business offers and information. Order a new
Greetings from Pure Florida
limited edition retro t-shirt with all profits going to the
Community Organizations Active in a Disaster
) Florida fund
COAD is providing financial support for tourism industry employees and businesses in Charlotte County impacted by recent shutdowns. Show your support of Charlotte County hospitality businesses by posting a photo wearing the t-shirt and noting one local business or thing you love most within Charlotte County with the hashtag #BestSideYourSide. Tag @RealPureFlorida to spread your love.
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.
Sun Coast Media Group
is offering a free online marketing seminar Wednesday, April 15th designed to help SMB owners and decision makers better understand the current marketing environment and navigate the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Four attendees will win advertising packages valued between $2,335 and $11,000-plus. For more information contact Dave Woods, Regional Digital Sales Manager, Port Charlotte Sun, 941-206-1203,
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
Home Buying is still possible in today’s uncertain times. With a variety of 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,
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.
Losing employer sponsored health insurance is a qualified event to purchase an individual qualified and or subsidized plan but there are time frames that must be adhered to. Please call, or have your employees call
at 941-769-1163 for details. I am also able to assist with Medicare product questions.
, 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 married couple were both working at home in their home office. The wife is a human resources manager. The husband laughed nervously when she distributed an inter-office memo about a total ban on office relationships.