Local Veterans Make Cleaning Products and Disinfectants for State of Florida

The Department of Management Services (DMS) recently approved pricing for various sanitizers and cleaning products to be purchased by state agencies. Veteran Community Resources, a not-for-profit whose mission is to […]

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Program

On July 11, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural […]

Paycheck Protection Program Reopened

The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020, at 9AM in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The new deadline to apply is August 8, 2020. […]

From Hunter to Handbag:

How dynamic handbag designer Gretchen Bauer is teaming up with decorated python hunter Amy Siewe to save the Everglades—in style. It may be hard to swallow, but small mammals—a crucial […] Announces Plans for Immediate Team Member Growth and Offers New Hires Attractive Sign-On Incentives

23-year-old international shipping and shopping giant,, announces its plans for continued team-member growth at its headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. Current team openings include positions on the Customer Service, Maintenance […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $250 Million for Affordable Housing Coronavirus Relief Initiative

June 25, 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in CARES Act funding for rental and mortgage assistance for Florida families that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

On June 17th, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the […]

CAE receives Health Canada certification for its life-saving CAE Air1™ ventilator

CAE announced today that its CAE Air1™ ventilator has been certified by Health Canada. This made-in-Canada ventilator is destined for hospitals across the country where it will be used in […]

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all […]

SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program

Friday, June 12, 2020 The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This […]

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Your Community? The Federal Reserve Wants to Hear from You

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta wants to hear about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from individuals, like you, who are working on the frontlines in under-resourced and low-income […]

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Honor Healthcare Professionals

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) and Lakewood Ranch Community Activities will honor healthcare professionals with a drive-by parade at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center located at […]

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