News from around the Clay County business community and Chamber of Commerce.
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Clay County Emergency Management
Hurricane Irma PSA #23
September 21, 2017 3:15 p.m.
Call Center - 904-284-7703
We ask that any Clay County residents with unmet needs (other than electricity), contact the call center between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Food and other commodities are available. If you are still without electricity, we ask that you contact your power company.
Mosquito Control Efforts
Based on feedback we have received from the public, Clay County will NOT move forward with using the EPA approved chemical Naled for aerial mosquito control that was scheduled for this evening Thursday, September 21, 2017. However, in keeping with our current practice, ground-based mosquito control trucks from Clay County, contractors, and our state partners will be dispatched throughout the county to spray using low-volume mist and EPA approved Permethrin and Malathion-based products. Our goal is spray the entire county over the next few weeks to control the mosquito population and protect public health. Should you have any concerns please reach out to mosquito control at 904-284-6335.
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The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues working with members and local chamber partners to help ensure Florida recovers from Hurricane Irma. Thanks to your support, Florida is getting back to business. If you’ve not yet had a chance to support ongoing efforts, please consider:
Here are two ways you can help:
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Hurricane Irma forced OneBlood to suspend operations for three days and as a result, there is an urgent need to replenish the areas blood supply. Donors should visit www.oneblood.org for donor center hours and blood drive locations.
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Today’s relief parallels that granted last month to victims of Hurricane Harvey. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out on Oct. 16, and businesses with extensions that run out on Sept. 15.
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SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Centers are located as indicated below and will operate until further notice.
Beaver Street Enterprise Center
The EpiCenter-Pinellas County
Economic Development Center
728 Blanche Street, Bldg. 2
13805 58th Street North
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Clearwater, FL 33760
Opens Monday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
We are reaching out to ask that you consider enrolling your property in the FEMA Transitional Shelter Assistance program (TSA), also known as Emergency Lodging Assistance (ELA). This program provides lodging to persons displaced by Irma, which is paid for by FEMA. We hope you participate and encourage your peers to as well. The paragraph below can be posted to your website and pushed out to your network in an email. Program details and enrollment instructions are in the links below.
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Governor Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to provide short-term, interest-free loans to businesses damaged by the storm.
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Earlier this month, Everest University-Orange Park changed its name to Altierus Career College. The new name reflects the college’s updated and expanded offerings in high-demand medical and trade industries, including efforts to ensure that students are well-matched with career choices and develop the soft skills local employers value most.
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