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Charlotte County Chamber invests into its membership

April 8, 2024

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce continues to operate strategically to enhance the value of our members’ experience. Last month our organization purchased a state-of-the-art LED Digital Sign and installed it on our property along U.S. 41 North. This will provide our members elevated exposure to their business, special event or function. Investing in our members is an investment into our community. By providing a beneficial, productive, and affordable marketing opportunity to maximize our members business exposure to thousands of commuters who pass by our office on a daily basis.

We’ve created a program where we only advertise 12 members per day for an entire week (24/7). This allows a fluid flow process to maximize our members message to the community passing by our office. If you are a member of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, I encourage you to look at this wonderful marketing opportunity, as the time slots are getting filled rapidly.

For those who are not a member of our organization, I invite you to come to our office and speak with me or one of our staff members to get a understanding of our full suite of benefits. You will realize by investing in the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce that it is an investment into the growth and prosperity of your business.

Chamber activities

Networking at Noon Lunch (member event): 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 at Finnegan’s Grille & Pub, 1825 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.

Third Wednesday Coffee (member event): 8–9 a.m., Wednesday, April 17 at Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Coffee sponsor: TBA. Guest speaker/program: TBA. Immediately following our program, we’ll have a ribbon-cutting for Insurance Professionals USA.

Coffee & Chat: 9–10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 18, Association of Realtors Building, 3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Topic: “Simple AI, Social Media, and Personal Branding Strategies” presented by Steve Black.

Business Card Exchange (member event): 5–7 p.m., Thursday, April 25, Parkside Assisted Living and Memory Cottage, 2595 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided. Fun and games, of course. Bring a gift to promote your business. Don’t forget your business cards.

Registration is requested for all events. 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!

Registration is requested for all events. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.

Cruzin’ Dental, P.A.: 5–6:30 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Wednesday, April 10, 220 Kings Highway, Suite 3-1, Port Charlotte. Hawaiian themed. Hawaiian chicken & rice, chicken strips, and refreshments will be provided.

Waggles Puppies (grand reopening): 5–6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Tuesday, April 16, 2686 Tamiami Trail, Suite 3A, Port Charlotte. Refreshments, snacks and raffles will be provided.

Florida Living Team/EXP Realty (grand opening): 5–7 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Thursday, April 18 at 2686 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1A, Port Charlotte.

Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson: 4–5:30 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 4:45 p.m.) Tuesday, April 30, 2224 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Appetizers, beer, soft drinks from the Twisted Fork will be provided. Gather in the showroom for a raffle ticket for a Black-Widow/Harley-Davidson gift basket.

Special events

Celebrate National Karaoke Week: 5:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 at Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar, 3796 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. This event is organized by the Charlotte County Chamber Social Club. Bragging rights for the best costume resembling your singer, most memorable performance, and best group choreography. Open to all. To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office 941-627-2222

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