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Charlotte County, it’s the local business season!

November 8, 2021

When we shop local within our community, we do much more than get items you want quickly and conveniently. Purchasing locally stimulates our economy, supports our neighbors, helps local businesses thrive, bolster jobs and overall strengthens our business community. When we make local purchases, obviously that particular business benefits but those benefits are paid forward by creating new jobs, growth in our infrastructure, being able to donate to the hundreds of nonprofit organizations and making improvements we all can enjoy.

Buying locally creates a unique experience. Each small business offers a true connection with its customers and are more flexible, adjusting to the immediate need of customers and creates the relationship which will drive retention of business. When we have opportunities to buy local, we demonstrate that we believe in our community and is worth investing in. Shopping locally is a win-win for you, our small businesses and for our community as a whole. Let’s to do our part regardless of the product or service, having meal or just by purchasing a gift card for your family, friends or co-workers.




November’s Chamber Activities

Charlotte County Chamber Radio Show, hosted by iHeart Media. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. My special guest will be Gator Wilderness Camp School. Be sure to tune into News Radio 1580 WCCF-AM to hear all about the amazing impact Gator Wilderness makes and provides for the young male youth and how you can get more involved with their program of work.

Networking at Noon Lunch, Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. hosted by Carmelo’s Italian Ristorante. You will be in for a treat with a delicious lunch while making stronger connections with your fellow chamber member family. Reservations are required. You can register by visiting or feel free to call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Third Wednesday Coffee
, Wednesday, Nov. 17 will be at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. Please make a note, as we have adjusted our time. The event will be from 8–9 a.m. The coffee sponsor is AAA Auto Club Group and our nonprofit speaker will be Gator Wilderness Camp School. As a new feature to our program for November, we have invited all our new members from the past three months to set up a table to showcase their products and services to all the attendees. This will be a great opportunity to get better acquainted with our new members. Immediately following our Third Wednesday Coffee, we’ll have a ribbon cutting for The Punta Gorgeous Store. Ribbon Cutting, Thursday, Nov. 18 for Perfectly Polished Nail Boutique located at 121 E. Marion Ave., Suite 111, Punta Gorda. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Please plan on attending to help celebrate their 4th anniversary.

Blood Drive, Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce located at 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte – Sun Coast Blood Center will be on site from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Other special events:

43rd Annual Charlotte County Christmas Parade (Toys, Trains & Candy Canes). On Saturday, Dec. 11, thousands of residents and visitors will line the streets with excitement to see all the floats, trucks, cars, fire trucks, marching bands and of course, Santa himself. If you would like the opportunity to promote and market your business in a holiday and fun way, visit our website at to complete your entry form or call the chamber office with any question at 941-627-2222.

11th Annual “Hottest Business Day in Paradise” Business Expo: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. The Expo is from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and is free andopen to the public. There will be over 100 local businesses showcasing and marketing their products and services. Traditionally, there will be between 1,000-1,200 attendees whose attention you will capture. To be in front of that many people in just a matter five hours, would be an excellent opportunity for lead generation, sales or making those great business-to-business connections. If you are a chamber member and would like to participate as an exhibitor and/or expo sponsor, visit our website at or feel free contact our chamber office for all the details.