To the Greater Fort Myers Community,
There is no getting around this – this is perhaps one of the most challenging times many of us have dealt with. I wanted to share a few updates and let you know you will be hearing from one of our team members. We are reaching out to our Chamber members as well as others in our community to connect and learn everything we can about your business and operations – this will allow us to share information and respond to what is needed.
You already know that we created
two new website pages
to share information. The
contains COVID19 resources for community and business. The
was set up to share what the community is doing - to share how our businesses have changed the way they do business as they keep their doors open. This includes restaurants, services, shops and more. You have received emails soliciting for your information and posts on Facebook updating you on what we are doing. The Chamber team is updating information as it is received – either on our website or through social media.
You are seeing so many COVID19 emails – none of us can read them all. I am asking you to stay with us – keep reading ours. We are sharing everything we get in one place for you. We have so much information, our partners at
are working on a new site for us – to make it easier to find the material you want, when you want it. We are working with our partners,
SBDC at FGCU
Lee County Economic Development
, and our fellow chambers as we navigate this time.
This will also be a great resource when we come back… and we are coming back! This community is so strong when we unite and work together– taking care of each other both personally and professionally. We have seen this during hurricanes and during the water quality crisis. We are in this together!
I read the phrase below this morning, posted by my friend, John Lai, President & CEO of the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce. I saw no reason to change his words as they ring true for me as well:
“This issue is incredibly fluid and I know that we all have more questions than answers. Please know that we are here to help in any way that we can. I am confident that this will pass and that we will overcome. I have seen our community pull together time and again and have full faith that this will make us better, stronger, and more unified. We are truly in this together.”
Please take care of yourselves and your family.