BUSINESS COMMUNITY
QUICK LINKS:

opens in a new windowSarasota County Small Business Resiliency Loan Program

opens in a new windowThe Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The “Paycheck Protection Program” 

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–  click here – 

opens in a new window  opens in a new windowFlorida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program opens in a new window
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One Fair Wage Emergency Coronavirus Affected (Tipped) Workers Support Fund

Providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.

To get help,  opens in a new windowplease fill out the application form and an organizer  from One Fair Wage will call you to follow up within 7-10 days.

opens in a new windowDonate to ONE FAIR WAGE Emergency Fund for Tipped and Service Workers

FOR RESTAURANT CLOSINGS and STILL “OPEN FOR BUSINESS” UPDATES:  Visit our Restaurants Updates Page!

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We urge MEMBER BUSINESSES in all other Industries to use their SOCIAL MEDIA and WEBSITES for OPEN/CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENTS.


Access many member websites through our
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 ALL MEMBER INDUSTRIES

(who are non-medical / non-food providers listed below)

click here

 CHAMBER COLLABORATION

 

 

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.