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Business as (Un)usual: Greater Fort Myers Chamber website for businesses impacted by COVID-19
By: Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
Offering unprecedented business resources for unprecedented times, the Chamber's "Business as (Un)usual" website serves as a hub for information and latest updates spanning the business, community, education, health, hospitality and service industries.
"The Chamber is receiving a significant amount of information to be shared with the community. Initially we added two pages to our website. However, we quickly learned that we needed a more efficient and effective way to organize the resources for all the audiences we serve. With the vision for a more robust portal, we collaborated with Boost Creative, a longtime partner who maintains the Chamber website," said Colleen DePasquale, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. "The Chamber is including information from all businesses, not just Chamber members. We feel it is important to unite in challenging times and we hope we can help businesses throughout the community."
Visitors can find information on loans and tools for employers to prepare and respond to the coronavirus;
"During this time of uncertainty, people can begin to feel hopeless. This micro-site serves as a beacon to assist local businesses get their word out and also gain access to valuable resources. When Linda and Colleen asked for our help, we felt obligated to jump right in. We appreciate this opportunity to give back and hope it inspires other local businesses to step up and support our community as well," said Matt Connar, owner and creative director of Boost Creative.
New information is being added daily, and local businesses can submit their information for inclusion through a submission form on the website or by emailing email@example.com.
"We are also collaborating with our longtime partner Priority Marketing to help us communicate beyond Chamber membership, as this site has useful resources to help all businesses, individuals and families," DePasquale added.
About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. Call 239-332-2930 or visit www.fortmyers.org.