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Covid-19 Resources for Recovery newsletter
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The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau's (VCB) weekly newsletter is your resource for news and best practices to help you navigate COVID-19.

9.25.20 Executive Order 20-244, Phase 3 Plan for Reopening Florida
Meetings Today: Natural Settings Improve Meetings Performance

Meetings Today webinar features destination 

The VCB participated in a recent Meetings Today webinar "Natural Settings Improve Meetings Performance." Check out the presentation by VCB Sales Director Jill Vance at the 17:42 mark. 

Canada outlook

VCB webinar: The outlook for Canada

Are Canadians ready to travel to Florida? Will Canadian snowbirds and visitors return this winter? When will the border open? Watch the VCB's webinar focusing on the latest research regarding Canadian visitors and consumer sentiment. 
Susan Webb, VoX International President/CEO, presents the outlook for Canada, with Tamara Pigott, VCB Executive Director, and Stefanie Zinke, VCB International Sales Manager.
Social Media Webinar #2: Emerging Trends  & Content Strategy 101

Oct. 1 social media webinar #2: Emerging trends & content strategy 101

Please join us for the second session in our social media webinar series. Learn about new and emerging trends and how to adapt your social media content strategy to align with best practices and innovations. 

If you can’t attend, sign up anyway and we will send you the presentation and recording. The webinars are produced by the VCB's Marketing Team. 

Save the date for our third webinar

Oct. 15: Deep dive in social media advertising 


Social Media Webinar #2: Emerging Trends & Content Strategy 101

When Oct 1 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Join Online click here

Sept. 13-19 STR Report for Lee County

Occupancy: 42.3%, down 14.8%
ADR (Average Daily Rate): $100.64, up 1.9%
RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room): $42.85, down 13.2%

Shellcast the podcast
Podcast: Shellcast visits J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Community kindnes
PTE food drive

Pushing the Envelope seeks drop-off locations for food drive

Pushing the Envelope Inc.'s (PTE) 10th Annual CAN IT! Campaign food drive is slated to launch on Oct. 15. Designed to help area residents in need, PTE coordinates the food drive through Community Cooperative (CCI) and is trying to collect 2,000 non-perishable food items this year. 

As a CAN IT! 2020 partner, PTE will recognize your business as a supporter and drop-off location in all publicity, social media posts and on the website. 

Shell Club gives students grants

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club awarded two University of South Florida graduates over $6,800 in separate grants. The club awards grants from the proceeds of its annual Shell Show. They are given in the fields of conchology and malacology, as well as conservation and water quality, primarily in Southwest Florida.

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San-Cap Shell Club awards grants to USF students

PPE distribution Sept. 30 in Estero

Another round of distribution of LeeCARES Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is planned for businesses.

The business distribution site, will operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

No advance registration is necessary. The person representing the business will be asked for the business name, address and EIN number (Employer Identification Number). Only businesses with Lee County addresses will be eligible to receive PPE.

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Your health
Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds offers free mental health screenings

Behavioral health organizations across Lee and Collier counties have partnered to launch Healthy Minds to address the increased need for local support in addressing the mental and emotional effects of COVID-19. 

Healthy Minds will offer educational events and complimentary screenings, providing accessible, convenient tips and resources at no cost for those who are experiencing new or increased feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, substance use and more.

Lee County Health Department
Florida Department of Health dashboard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Best practices
Mask Up Cape Coral campaign
 RDA Our Home Sweet Home campaign
SanCap Safe
RSW Stay Safe
American Hotel & Lodging Association's CARES Act FAQs
National Restaurant Association's CARES Act Guidance
Small Business Administration Relief Options
Helpful links
VCB hurricane preparedness resources
Hurricane preparation guide
Intro to hurricane season
Making a plan
Before the storm
Preparing your pets
After the storm
Emergency shelters
Generator safety
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Cover photo: "Water is the Source of Life" mural in downtown Fort Myers. Visit Fort Myers Mural Society's Facebook page to learn about the mural and the group's selfie contest.

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
2201 2nd street, STE 600 Fort Myers, FL 33901
phone: (239) 338-3500 | toll free: (800) 237-6444


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