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Charlotte County Chamber rolls out Social Club

February 19, 2024

As we continue to strategically review and develop valuable initiatives to add more value to our 1,000-plus members, we are excited on the development of our Social Club Committee. Throughout the year, there will be several types of outings and events to further engage our membership family. Our Social Club events will allow for stronger connections to be made, catching up with friends, and inviting nonmembers to see what our organization is all about in a social, relaxed atmosphere.

I am extremely grateful and appreciate our Social Club Committee for their dedication and passion to elevate what our organization continues to provide to our membership. When you’re out and about at our regular schedule events, please help me thank our Charlotte County Chamber Social Committee: Cristin Beverley, Realtors of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port, Desoto; Rosa Benghtt, Granny Nannies Senior Home Care; Jessica Cline, Pool Boy; Steve Lineberry, Premier Photographic Event; Kat Denault, Gustitus Team, Keller Williams Peace River Partners.

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events and ways you can get more engaged while bringing your friends and colleagues along. We’ll have events at the Twisted Fork, TT’s Tiki Bar, Gilden Grape Winery & Wine Bar, Sunseeker Resort, Sunset Beach Club at Fishermen’s Village, and King Fisher Fleet.

Chamber Activities

Third Wednesday Coffee (member event): 8–9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Coffee Sponsor: CeJay Websites & Photography. Program: Quarterly New Member Showcase. This is an optimal opportunity for our members to meet/greet our new members and get familiar with their products and services. Plus make some new beneficial connections. Registration is requested To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Business Card Exchange: 5–7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, Recreational Warehouse, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (Port Charlotte Town Center). Appetizers, soft drinks and water will be provided. There will be an awesome scavenger hunt throughout their showroom. 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!

Byrd Haus Market (grand opening): 5–6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 13425 Muriel Ave., Port Charlotte. Snacks, beer/wine, and soft drinks will be provided. Raffle for attendees (Interior Design Consultation — $250 value). Must be present to win. Registration is requested. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Swiftwater at West Port Luxury Apartments (grand opening): 4–8 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Thursday, Feb. 29 at 16325 Franklin Ave., Port Charlotte. Music, gift giveaways, and refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Special events

Fun After 5 Events: Let’s Get Social: 5–7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 at Buffalo Wings and Rings. The Social Club of the Charlotte County Chamber will host a very relaxing informal opportunity for our members to socialize beyond our regular scheduled events and just enjoy the camaraderie and make great connections. This event will pay your own way for food/drinks. Registration is requested. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

1st Annual Leadership Charlotte Alumni Reunion (Leadership Charlotte alumni only): 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at TT’s Tiki Bar. All Leadership Charlotte alumni (and a guest) are invited to our 1st Annual LC Alumni Reunion Event! Networking, camaraderie, and a little friendly competition. Heavy appetizers and cash bar will be available. We are asking our alumni to bring two canned goods for donation. There will be bragging rights for the color with the highest stack of cans.

Yell your color from the rooftops by becoming a sponsor. We are looking for six $500 sponsors. We will recognize your business, logo, color and year graduated: GO RED — GO BLUE — GO YELLOW — GO GREEN. Registration is required. Visit

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