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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.

The Weather Channel promotes destination

The Weather Channel features our destination

Did you see it? The destination was featured alongside The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore in a morning segment on Oct. 1 with travel expert Laura Begley Bloom. The spot reached more than 202,000 viewers. 

TDC meeting Oct. 8
Tourist Development Council Meeting
When Oct 8 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
Where Lee County Admin East Building
  2201 Second St., Room 118, Fort Myers, Florida    Map
Pigott to speak at American Business Women's Association, Oct. 14
VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott will speak at the ABWA Imperial River's monthly webinar and discuss the latest on the value of tourism in Lee County and the LeeCARES program.
When Oct 14 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join Online click here
Tamara Pigott
Social media advertising deep dive
Session 3: Social Media Advertising Deep Dive
Join the VCB's Marketing Team in this webinar that explores best practices and creatives ways to advertise via social media. 
When Oct 15 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Join Online click here

Sept. 20-26 STR Report for Lee County

Occupancy: 45.6%, down 18.6%
ADR (Average Daily Rate): $101.57, down 0.7%
RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room): $46.33, down 19.2%

Shellcast the podcast
Podcast: Shellcast visits J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Industry partner spotlight
Buy local Lee

Farmers markets opening in October

Local Roots operates nine of the largest farmers markets in Lee County. Each offers a unique opportunity for local vendors to sell seasonal local produce, cheeses, meats, breads and other products. 

  • Bonita Springs Farmers Market, open Saturdays through April 24
  • Coconut Point Farmers Market, open Thursdays through April 29
  • Lakes Park Farmers Market, open Wednesdays through April 28
  • Sanibel Island Farmers Market, open Sundays through May 30

Buy Local Lee website
Your health
Healthy Minds: Free mental health screenings
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
9.25.20 Executive Order 20-244, Phase 3 Plan for Reopening Florida
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: Sanibel sunset, 8.18.20.

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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