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.
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.
As an essential service provider, the
Ball Law Firm
remains open and available to serve your legal needs. For your safety during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we have transitioned to a remote work environment and offer convenient teleconference consultations. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in the following practice areas: commercial litigation, business law, contracts, real estate law, construction law, and collections. You may reach us via email at
or by telephone at 941-740-2255 to schedule a confidential consultation. We’re in this together and we wish you all good health.
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
Charlotte County Society for Human Resource Management
is offering a free webinar on
May 20 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) COVID-19 Issues Impacting the Workforce: Up-to-date laws, rules and regulations with Q&A.
Register online 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
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
As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, it’s love bug season! Here’s our trick to save your vehicle’s paint job from the corrosive effects of these bugs. Put some dryer sheets into a zip-lock baggie and add some water. Use a wipe to clean off these bugs after each drive. Don’t wait, because the damage begins as soon as they hit your car! This simple maintenance trick, like most others, will save you money. We specialize in saving you money at
Complete Auto Repair
. Call us at 941-623-2926 to make an 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.
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 and Kevin at our next Facebook Live, 11 am Wednesday, 5/13 as owner Pat Hand reveals Five Ways to Save Big on Your Next Vacation … plus a bonus tip that could possibly enable you to travel for free! The Covid crisis has brought lasting change to the travel industry … Pat will share insider tips to help you get the most of your travel dollar in our current environment.
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.
Drug Free Punta Gorda-
The most exciting virtual 5K you've ever seen. Map out your own course around town, a favorite trail, or your treadmill - the possibilities are endless. Encourage friends from around the country to participate with you. Medals and Raffle Prizes.
The COVID-19 pandemic is financially impacting so many, including our non-profit. 100% of funds/donations will go directly to promoting healthy drug free choices to our teens and community. Thank you! Get all the details/register at:
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. 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.
rates a grand entrance as the one of the most lucrative home upgrades. Having a beautiful entry with high-end flooring will pay back 72% when you sell. This type of first impression can take your breath away, and be a powerful image for a potential buyer. At
, we can show you luxurious materials and finishes that will make a show-stopping first impression in your home. Visit our showroom at 3785 Tamiami Trail, in Port Charlotte. We're open!
Emergency moves can occur during bad weather, divorces, or health emergencies.
Gardiner & Sons Moving & Storage
can quickly move you and temporarily store your household items. We offer 24-hour emergency service as a valuable resource to our business and residential community for those unforeseen times. We also have short-term storage while your next place is being secured. Please call Kenny Gardiner at (941) 423-5311. Stay healthy everyone.
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 you’ve changed your business hours, remember to tell Google. Google now has a spot for free Covid-19 updates for each business. Patti Guerzo, of
Guerzo Business Consulting
, not only provides these reminders like this to her clients, but she takes care of the Google entries, too. Patti and her team have a proven record of finding new business on the Internet for many industries. To see if they can help you, contact Patti, at
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.
is offering Chamber members the opportunity to be on News Radio 1580/100.9 at no cost! We are offering complimentary interviews with Bob Alexander Mon-Fri from 7am-9am. Members can reserve a time by emailing Robin Craig at
. These interviews are a great way to reach our local listeners.
This pandemic has depleted emergency funds across the globe. We know that having as little as $400 tucked away can make a big difference in someone’s financial success. Times may be dark, but household financial solutions are still viable. If you find yourself having to make a bare-bones budget, why not get some help? Sue Craig, of
Independent Financial Coaching
, is a budgeting expert. Together, you can develop the financial flexibility that will give you peace of mind through the upcoming recovery. Give Sue a call, at (941) 916-5324.
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:
Lennar at Babcock National Golf & Country Club
& Heritage Landing Golf & Country Club (bundled golf communities) as well as Trail’s Edge at Babcock Ranch and Harbor West in Port Charlotte (South Cove area) are open for new home sales. These communities offer a variety of home styles and contemporary floor-plans to meet every lifestyle. Appointments can be scheduled for in-person, virtual or self-guided tours. Call 877-45-LENNAR or visit LennarSWFL.com for more information.
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.
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).
Employers: According to recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, employers are free to ask employees and job applicants if they have symptoms of Covid-19, can screen them for the illness, and can make them stay home if they test positive. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not prevent employers from complying with the coronavirus safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For FCRA-compliant employment and tenancy screening services, contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at
NRG Background Checks
. Call: 941-488-8500; Toll-Free: 800-531-6522; Fax: 941-488-8505; Email:
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:
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.
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.
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,
#1 Winner of ‘A Taste of Punta Gorda’ is reopening for curb-side and take-out services 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our new To Go menu is posted on our website (
) and social media sites. You can call our main number at 914-255-0994 to
place an order. We are currently only taking orders from the To Go menu at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the virus and hope you all stay safe and well.
VA Benefits? Toby Lynn loves helping our Veterans get the financing they need. VA Mortgages are just one of her specialties. Let her get a family member or best buddy, who is a Veteran, pre-qualified at no cost! That’s right….free pre-qualifying. Specializing in happy, smooth, and on-time closings! Call today! Toby Lynn, Branch Manager,
The Mortgage Firm
, 941-356-6579 –
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.
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.
, 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
information could be here! Please submit 90 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org.
for any resource needs.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan-
STATE AND FEDERAL-
Florida Chamber of Commerce-
Small Business Administration-
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association-
Florida Reemployment Assistance-
Florida Department of Health Data and Surveillance Dashboard-
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic-
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