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Emergency Bridge Loan Program

On Sep 13, 2017, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm. The application period is from today through Oct. 31, 2017.

After Irma, Report Losses Quickly and Protect Yourself from Unlicensed Individuals

Following the landfall of Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are now assessing their homes and property for damage and taking steps to make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage before filing insurance claims. CFO Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier encourage Floridians to be prompt in notifying their insurance companies and cautious of repair deals that sound too good to be true.

Donations for Texas

T&D Family of Companies will be sending trucks loaded down with supplies and donations to Texas next week. If you would like to help stock those trucks, see attached information. Contact or (352) 793-3099

Sumter County Business Seminars by SBDC

The Small Business Development Council is holding a series of business seminars at The Villages® Sumter County Service Center, helping businesses grow and succeed. These NO-COST seminars will provide you the expertise, resources and tools to help your business grow and succeed. If you are not reaching your goals, then join this seminar.