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Charlotte County Chamber…your business’ best friend

September 4, 2023

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce serves as a valuable ally for businesses of all sizes. Our chamber’s focus is on promoting economic growth, advocating for business interests, fostering networking opportunities, and being an indispensable partner for the business community of Charlotte County. Our members are provided excellent networking platforms, bringing together businesses from various industries and sectors. Through our monthly/annual events, our chamber facilitates connections that can lead to partnerships, collaborations, and new business opportunities. The networking opportunities offered can help businesses expand their reach, form strategic alliances, and gain valuable referrals.

We provide a wide range of resources and support services to businesses. These can include access to market research, business development programs, mentorship opportunities, and educational workshops. We maintain robust business directories and online platforms, giving our members visibility and exposure to potential customers and partners. The Chalotte County Chamber plays an essential role in promoting local businesses. We organize marketing campaigns, advertising initiatives, and community events that showcase member businesses. Being affiliated with our chamber can lend credibility and visibility to your business, attracting potential customers and enhancing your brand image.

In conclusion, the Charlotte County Chamber serves as a trusted partner and advocate for businesses, offering a wide array of benefits and support services. From networking and collaboration to advocacy and education, plays a vital role in helping businesses thrive and succeed. By joining our chamber, you can tap into a wealth of resources, forge valuable connections, and leverage the collective strength of our business community. Consider our chamber of commerce as your business’s best friend, working alongside you to achieve your goals and contribute to the growth and prosperity of your local business.

Chamber Activities

Networking at Noon Lunch (member event): 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Icehouse Pub, 408 N. Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. You’ll enjoy a delicious buffet. Registration required. To RSVP, visit

Third Wednesday Coffee (member event): 8–9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Coffee sponsor: Granny Nannies, Rosa Benghtt. Guest speaker/program: Denise Dull, president of the Florida International Airshow. There will be an opportunity to win free tickets to the airshow (Thunderbirds Squadron will be showcasing their dynamic maneuvers). Registration is requested to make proper arrangements. To RSVP, visit Immediately follow our program, we’ll have a ribbon-cutting for Deep End IV Hydration.

Business Card Exchange: There will be no Business Card Exchange in September due to our 98th Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Ribbon Cuttings

Home Star Storage (grand opening): 5:15–6:30 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.), Wednesday, Sept. 6, 18485 Paulson Dr., Port Charlotte. Finger food, refreshments, facility tours, raffle for three months of free storage, and two gift baskets. Registration is requested to make proper arrangements.

Tile & Carpet World (new location): 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8, 3427 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Come by anytime from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Complimentary food/drinks for their grill-out from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. Raffles for TV’s and gift baskets. Registration is requested to make proper arrangements.

Right at Home (grand reopening): 5–6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.), 4315 S. Access Rd., Englewood. Light snacks, refreshments, tours and raffles provided. Dual ribbon-cutting with our friends from the Englewood Chamber. Registration is requested to make proper arrangements.

Special Announcement

98th Annual Awards Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. Invitations to be sent our soon to our membership. We will recognize our Businesses of the Year (Large, Medium, Small, and Nonprofit), honor our Pacesetter Award recipient, induct our incoming Board of Directors, hear the vision for the coming year from our new Board President, Nicholas Worden, Charlotte State Bank Trust. RSVP is required. To reserve your seat/table visit:

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