Busey Bank donates temporary office space to Greater Fort Myers Chamber after hurricane

From left to right: Brent Crawford, Charles Idelson, Brian Hamman, Justin O’Hara

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Busey Bank has donated the temporary use of its office space to The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce while the organization works to rebuild after Hurricane Ian.

The Chamber has operated from its office on Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers since 2004. The space received extensive water damage due to Hurricane Ian’s floodwaters, and reconstruction is estimated to take six months.

“When we heard of the damage to the Chamber office, we wanted to help,” said Charles Idelson, executive vice president and Florida regional president for Busey Bank. “Busey Bank is committed to serving people, organizations and businesses in our community, and we are glad to offer the use of our space while the Chamber works to get its office up and running once again.”

Busey Bank is providing the temporary use of its Fort Myers office space to the Chamber at no additional cost so that Chamber staff can continue operations during this time.

“We are incredibly grateful for our longtime friends and Chamber members at Busey Bank to provide this temporary space while we work to rebuild,” said Brian Hamman, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber. “This is a prime example of the passion and impact of Southwest Florida’s business community rallying to help our region recover.”

The Chamber’s temporary mailing address is P.O. Box 62764, Fort Myers, FL 33906. To contact the Chamber, call 239-332-2930, email info@fortmyers.org or visit www.fortmyers.org.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce: 
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization that provides solutions and serves as a catalyst for growing the economy. The Chamber represents over 725 professionals and businesses throughout Southwest Florida, empowering, connecting and uniting members through meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events, please call 239-332-2930 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc.