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Sun Coast Media Group $2.5M Advertising Stimulus Program

Sun Coast Media Group is providing more than $2.5 million in advertising stimulus to local businesses. SCMG, which operates daily and weekly newspapers from Venice to Punta Gorda, and YourSun.com, announced the stimulus program to help advertisers as they navigate the economic challenges associated with the Covid-19, the Coronavirus.

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Beaches, Bars & Restaurants

On March 17, Governor Ron DeSantis issued opens in a new windowExecutive Order 20-68 to reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to  opens in a new windowFlorida’s Department of Business & Professional Management (DBPR) for more information and guidance.

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WORKERS! If you lost your job because of COVID-19 and have not yet applied for  opens in a new windowReemployment Benefits with the State of Florida,  opens in a new windowclick here first. If you have applied for reemployment benefits please search JobFocus listings below. Your skills are needed in our region. YOUR SUCCESS MATTERS!
opens in a new windowJobFocus – Your source for jobs in the Manatee and Sarasota region.
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Employ Florida
 – Employ Florida links all of Florida’s state and local workforce services and resources through the partnership of the Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Florida, Inc.

opens in a new windowCareerSource Suncoast – Resources job seekers and employers. Serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
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CareerEdge
 – Uses donated funds to create a skilled labor pool in the Manatee-Sarasota region and helps local employers upskill the talent they need. Programs include Private Funding Training Grants and an Internship Reimbursement Program.
 

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Hiring Our Heroes
 – An initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.

opens in a new windowHandshake – Platform for employers to connect with students seeking internships and employment. Colleges across the country use the program including USF Sarasota-Manatee, State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee, New College and Ringling School of Art and Design.

 

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We urge you to complete this short Business Damage Assessment Survey that is managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the overall impact to our local economy. opens in a new windowhttps://floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments


If possible please take a moment to complete this survey, as it will impact the relief programs that are initiated.


SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

 

Applications will be accepted by qualified for-profit, privately held small businesses (2 to 100 employees) that maintain a place of business in Florida.

Loan amounts up to $50,000 per eligible small business and up to $100,000 in special cases as may be warranted by the need of the eligible small business.  

Loans will be interest free for one year.

The application period runs through May 8, 2020.

 

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We are in the business of promoting growth and success for our area businesses. We are proud to offer many resources to our membership and to the business community.  We provide fruitful and exciting venues for recognition and promotion of their services within the greater Venice area.

 

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with our Enhanced Entrepreneurial Exchange Series  

Empower with our Membership & Business Resource Gateways. 

ENHANCED ENTREPRENEURIAL ENGAGEMENT SERIES.   
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We offer quality annual events with outstanding sponsorship and networking opportunities.    

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We offer quality monthly events with excellent opportunities to network and promote your business or organization!

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