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Let’s reach new heights together!

January 22, 2024

As we embark on this exciting journey together on our strategic path, I am filled with a sense of pride and determination. Each and every one of you are an integral part of our membership, and together, we have the power to achieve incredible things.

Our potential is boundless, and it’s time to harness it to propel ourselves to new heights. Let’s face every challenge with unwavering determination and a shared commitment to excellence. We have the opportunity to make a real impact, not just within our organization, but within our entire community.

I am truly inspired by the talents, skills and passion that each of you brings to our membership. Let’s unite our strengths, support one another, and strive for greatness. Together, we can overcome any obstacle and accomplish remarkable feats.

Remember that our journey is not just about reaching the destination, but also about the experiences, growth and friendships we cultivate along the way. Let’s embrace every moment and make the most of this incredible adventure together.

I believe in the potential that resides within each and every one of us. Let’s push the boundaries of what we thought was possible and create a legacy that will inspire others for years to come. Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary journey. Together, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

Having productive conversations, developing and strengthening our connections, and executing strategic collaborations with our members and community partners will only yield unwavering determination and boundless results.

Chamber Activities

Business Card Exchange (member event): 5–7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, Lake Michigan Credit Union, 2120 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. Birthday Themed Party (plus, it’s Natalie Proctor’s B-Day). Contest for the Best Birthday Hat, with prizes. Bring a gift to promote your business. Don’t forget your business cards. Registration is requested, To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon cuttings are an effective way to meet the business owners (and fellow chamber members) in an informal atmosphere and develop great connections. Plus, you get familiar with their products and services provided. Please take the time to show your support and attend our ribbon cuttings!

Brighter Than Ever Salon (grand opening): 5–6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 425 Cross St., Suite 212, Punta Gorda (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.). Appetizer and beverages will be provided. Raffles for attendees (Hair Blow Out, Nails Gel Manicure, and Men’s Haircut). Registration is requested. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Special events

Decades Pop Trivia: 5:30–7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 at Twisted Fork, 2208 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte. Hosted by the Charlotte County Chamber Social Club. Test your music trivia knowledge from the 50’s-80’s. Open to the Public. $20 per person Food/drinks available for purchase. To sign up, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

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 your 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.