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Introducing the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Social Committee

January 29, 2024

Dear members and friends of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce,

I am excited to announce the inauguration of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Social Committee! As your president, I believe this committee will bring a positive impact to our community and the businesses in Charlotte County.

In the fast-paced world of business, building connections and nurturing relationships are crucial. The social committee provides a platform for members to engage in meaningful interactions, share ideas and establish lasting partnerships. We recognize that a thriving business community goes beyond transactions; it thrives on collaboration, camaraderie and shared experiences.

At the core of the social committee’s mission is the understanding that we do business with and refer those we know, like, and trust. It’s natural to build these bonds socially, and the committee is poised to facilitate this organic growth, creating a sense of community that strengthens the foundation for successful business relationships.

Expect a dynamic calendar of events throughout the year, including our renowned “Fun after Five” gatherings — casual pay-your-own-way meetups providing a laid-back atmosphere for members to connect or reconnect. These sessions offer a casual time to unwind, fostering relationships beyond the workday.

Our events calendar features engaging activities like decades trivia, karaoke nights, themed 1999 dance parties, and even a spectacular sunset cruise. These unique experiences add an extra layer of fun to networking, offering a refreshing approach to building connections in a relaxed setting.

Our vision is to establish a robust social network as the bedrock for a thriving business community. The social committee will not only facilitate valuable connections but also serve as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration. By bringing people together through trivia, karaoke, themed parties, and cruises, we aim to spark new ideas, partnerships, and friendships contributing to the prosperity of Charlotte County.

I invite each of you to actively participate in social committee events, especially our unique gatherings. Your presence and engagement will play a pivotal role in making this initiative a success. Together, let’s build a stronger, more connected business community that elevates Charlotte County.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming social committee events!

Chamber Activities

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.

Fine Line Custom Homes (new member): 4:30–6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 4516 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.). Light appetizers and refreshment provided. Raffles. Registration is requested. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office 941-627-2222.

Special events

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.

Nicholas Worden

Nick Worden, of Crews Bank & Trust, is board president of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce.