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FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 2, 2020) – As Lee County navigates the ever-changing world of the coronavirus pandemic, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) is hosting a free virtual roundtable panel discussion that will help manufacturers and businesses get back on their feet after the devastation of COVID-19. The webinar entitled, “Recover > Restore > Reboot,” will be held online at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
“This webinar is just one of the many ways our organization and its board members strive to continue to serve the growing number of manufacturers in the Southwest Florida region,” says SRMA Board Chair Jeff Poirier. “From workforce development and training programs to funding, exports and supply chains, SRMA is proud to have the valuable resources available to assist manufacturers when they need it most.”
Local experts will provide information about on-the-job training programs, the art of diversifying supply chains and how to tap into available economic incentives and funding. Featured speakers include Bill Welch of CareerSource; Dana Brunett of the Lee County Economic Development Office and Kevin Brady of the Small Business Development Center. The moderator is Jeff Poirier, board chair of SRMA.
The event is free for SRMA members and nonmembers. Guests must preregister online at For more information, visit or call 239-258-1385 or email

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members. The SRMA provides an advocacy platform for the general welfare of its members in the face of economic, civic and educational challenges. It encourages cooperation, information sharing and mutual aid, fostering social relationships and community involvement. Visit for more information.

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