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Celebrating the spirit of the season

December 18, 2023

As we approach this joyous holiday season, on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce throughout the year.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is important to reflect on the values of our community, collaboration and goodwill that lie at the heart of our organization. Our collective efforts have not only advanced the interests of our business community but have also contributed to the prosperity and vibrancy of our local community.

As we gather with our loved ones to celebrate this special time of year, let us also celebrate the spirit of unity and shared purpose that defines our chamber membership family. It is through our commitment to each other that we have achieved so much, and I am confident that together, we will continue to reach new heights in the coming year.

May this holiday season be filled with laughter, love and cherished moments with family, friends and loved ones. I extend my warmest wishes to you and your families for a peaceful and joyful holiday season. May the spirit of Christmas bring you an abundance of happiness, prosperity and cherished moments with those you hold dear.

Thank you for being an integral part of our chamber family! Here’s to a successful and fulfilling year ahead.

December Chamber Activities

Third Wednesday Coffee (member event): 8–9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Coffee Sponsor: The Daily Sun. Program: All the award winners will be announced from our 45th Annual Christmas Parade. Registration is required to make proper arrangements. To RSVP, visit

Special Announcement

Special eventsOur 13th annual Business Expo (Hottest Business Day in Paradise): 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Free and open to the public. Imagine marketing your business in an 8-by-10-foot booth and having 1,000-plus visitors and residents see the products and services you provide. You will have the opportunity to see more folks in a matter of five hours than you may see in a month. This will be an excellent environment for maximum business exposure for sales, lead generation and develop great connections. Plus, there will be over 90 other exhibitors for business-to-business to develop client/customer relationships. Deadline to reserve you booth is Tuesday, Jan. 23. There will be no late entries accepted. To reserve your booth, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222

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