ST. PETE BEACH, Florida, August 20, 2018 – On August 17, 2018 Graham Colton published an article on StPeteCatalyst.com discussing the short term loan options for small business owners affected by red tide this year.
CEO Robin Miller of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce was interviewed by Colton and offered the following comments on the subject:
“Robin Miller, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, made it clear that the perception of red tide affecting Pinellas County is not yet reality.
‘As of today there is no red tide on our Pinellas beaches and we are working hard to tell that story. Our beaches are open for business,’ she said.
If red tide made its way to the bay and the gulf, the whole county would be affected, not only waterfront businesses.
‘As with any naturally-occurring event, either red tide, a hurricane, etc., the tourism industry is impacted overall,’ Miller said. ‘This is not just isolated to water-based businesses or beach-based businesses. A lack of visitation due to any negative event trickles into our overall economy. [Fewer] visitors equates to less spending at stores, restaurants, gift shops, etc.’
Click the link to the article to read more: https://stpetecatalyst.com/bridge-loan-program-helps-small-businesses-affected-by-red-tide/