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Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 10/21/2017
Cox Media Group (CMG) launched an initiative, “Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay” to help small businesses recover after Hurricane Irma. Many small businesses faced power outages, lost inventory, or closed for days. CMG stations are featuring local businesses each Saturday between October 21 and November 25 and providing free on-air, online and social media promotion throughout the week. The initiative will benefit 40 local small businesses with approximately $250,000 in promotional support.
“CMG understands local businesses are an important part of our communities,” said Keith Lawless, Vice President/General Manager for CMG Tampa. “The disruption from Hurricane Irma has greatly impacted these businesses. We are proud to help support them at a time when they need it most.”
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