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Got Work?

December 13, 2021

In the recent months, we have heard a consistent message from our business community. That message is “we have open positions in our businesses and can’t seem to fill them with qualified candidates and/or to get people to show up at all”. This is a concerning issue that is resonating throughout Charlotte County.

As a business membership organization, the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is going to initiate a “Got Work” campaign to assist our members who are looking to fill positions within their businesses. For those members who are interested, we will come to your business a shoot 1-2 minute video showcasing your business, describing the open position(s) you have with a brief job requirement and we will share that video through our social media channels.

Charlotte County Chamber Activities

Third Wednesday Coffee: Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center located at 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda – 8 a.m.–9 a.m. Our Coffee Sponsor is The Daily Sun. The program will be awarding the winners from our 43rd Annual Christmas Parade. We will also have our 1st Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest with prizes awarded.

In the event you were not able to bring an unwrapped toy for the Ironman Alex Toy Drive at our Christmas Parade, please feel free to bring one to the coffee and we’ll make sure Alex and his family receive all the toys to be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Other special events

Our 11th Annual “Hottest Business Day in Paradise” Business Expo is right around the corner. Our Expo will take place on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The first 500 attendees to will receive a goodie bag. All attendees will have the opportunity to meet over 100 local businesses and see first-hand all the products and services they provide.

This is an optimal opportunity for any member of the Charlotte County Chamber to participate in this event. Traditionally, we get approximately 1,000–1,200 attendees that come throughout the day. This is the one day a year, each exhibitor will be able to showcase their business in front of that may people in a matter of only five hours.

We appreciate the support of our expo sponsors:

Platinum Title Sponsor: Chapman Insurance Group

Silver Associate Sponsors: Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Michael Saunders & Company

Bronze Participating Sponsors: Dancing Moon Travel, Painting with a Twist and Sunshine Ace Hardware

After Hours Party and Passport Sponsor: Elite Inspections & Pest Solutions

Media Sponsors: Buffalo Graffix, The Daily Sun and iHeart Media

Kickoff Party Sponsor: Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.

We only have 30 booths remaining before we are sold out. 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 the chamber office at 941-627-2222 for all the details.

Bob White is executive director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce.