FSW CARES Act Student Emergency Funds Now Available

Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:25 pm

FORT MYERS, FLA — Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) students who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 can now apply for CARES Act Student Emergency Funds. These grants are intended to assist students in need and do not need to be repaid.   The following is a list of expenses that can be considered […]

Hodges’ PTA Program Earns Expanded CAPTE Accreditation

Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:12 pm

May 19, 2020 –NAPLES/FORT MYERS, FLA – The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Hodges University has earned accreditation approval to expand its current program. The expansion means a second class of PTA students will start this July in the new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences building on the Fort Myers Campus. The application deadline is June […]


Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:08 pm

FGCU pledges to help RESTART SWFL, restore consumer confidence

Posted on: 05/22/2020 3:07 pm

Initiative aims to help businesses respond to COVID-19 impact Fort Myers, Fla. – May 19, 2020 – Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is launching RESTART SWFL, an initiative dedicated to helping businesses respond to the impact of COVID-19 on their operations, work force, vendors and customers. “We know that good health makes good business, so […]

Pace Center for Girls launches #MakeSpaceForPace virtual dress collection campaign

Posted on: 05/18/2020 5:09 pm

Dress collection to support Love That Dress! shopping event slated for Aug. 26 FORT MYERS, Fla., (May 8, 2020) – Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is gearing up for its annual Love That Dress! shopping event with a virtual dress collection that encourages the community to #MakeSpaceForPace. To help build an expansive inventory of […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Collier County Launches Empowering Potential Match Campaign to Raise Funds

Posted on: 05/18/2020 5:06 pm

Fort Myers, FL (May 7, 2020) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Collier County is launching an eight-week giving challenge, matching each incoming gift dollar for dollar up to $20,000. A generous anonymous donor offered to challenge others to join them in giving the gift of a dedicated mentor to children […]

Demographics of Lee County

Posted on: 05/07/2020 4:12 pm

Learn more about our area demographics in this resource from our partners at the Lee County Economic Development Office.

CARES Act and SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loans explained

Posted on: 05/07/2020 4:11 pm

Read the latest on the CARES Act and SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loans from our partners at the Lee County Economic Development Office here.

Assess your business post COVID-19

Posted on: 05/07/2020 1:41 pm

SCORE Naples is offering free business assessments to all SWFL businesses – sign up and a SCORE mentor will help you review where your business is now, and recommend specific recovery actions to get back on track: