Business Briefs – 8/18/23 | News, Sports, Jobs

SBA to host Disaster Recovery & Resilience Resource Fairs

The Small Business Association is hosting two Disaster Recovery & Resilience Resource Fairs for businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian. Advertised as “Your ‘One-Stop Shop’ for valuable business information and guidance,” the events will feature invited partners FEMA, USDA, APEX and SBDC.

The first session will be Thursday, Aug. 24, from 3-7 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Light snacks and childcare will be provided.

The second session is Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 2-5 p.m., at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers.

Among the topics to be discussed are disaster recovery funding, access to capital, procurement opportunities, financial literacy, economic prospects in the region, government contracting and community economic empowerment.

Burlington to open store this fall in Coralwood Center in Cape

Burlington Stores, Inc., a national discount retailer offering low prices every day on brand name merchandise for the entire family and home, is opening a new store in Cape Coral this fall.

The store will be in the Coralwood Center at 2301 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 400, Cape Coral.

The new location brings the total number of stores in the state to 96, and the business continues to expand nationwide. At the end of the first quarter 2023, Burlington operates 933 stores across the country, offering millions of customers bargains on top brands and the chance to find something new every time they shop.

Those interested in joining an award-winning culture are encouraged to visit to apply online for a variety of exciting and rewarding positions. 

For more information, visit

CONRIC pr + marketing expands to Midwest

CONRIC pr + marketing, one of Southwest Florida’s leading public relations and marketing agencies, has announced its expansion into the Midwest as it recently partnered with three of Illinois’ fast-growing brands, Illinois Crafted Hospitality, RealClean Aircraft Detailing and resort community Heritage Harbor.

CONRIC brings a wealth of experience in public relations, marketing and digital strategies to the table. The agency’s team of skilled professionals will collaborate closely with all three companies to develop plans that align with each organizations’ goals.

CONRIC pr + marketing is a leading national creative digital marketing, branding, public relations, advertising, and web development agency with offices based in Illinois and Florida. For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit

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