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All in the family: A network of businesses thriving together

May 20, 2024

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce serves as a hub for businesses to connect, collaborate and thrive. Within our dynamic environment, a diverse family of members from various industries come together to support one another, foster growth, and drive economic development.

Our chamber family comprises a wide array of businesses, ranging from small local enterprises to large corporations. Each bringing its unique strengths and perspectives to the table through networking events, educational opportunities, and collaborative initiatives.

Our members have the opportunity to establish valuable connections, share best practices, and leverage each other’s expertise for mutual benefit.

One of the key advantages of being part of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce family is access to a wealth of resources and support services. From advocacy and government relations to marketing assistance and professional development opportunities. Members can tap into a range of benefits designed to help them succeed in today’s competitive business landscape.

Moreover, our organization is a powerful advocate for the business community, representing its members’ interests on local, regional, and national levels. By working together and speaking with a unified voice, members can influence policy decisions, shape regulations, and create an environment that is conducive to business growth and prosperity.

Beyond the tangible benefits, our membership family fosters a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Building relationships, developing trust, and celebrating each other’s successes create a supportive and collaborative environment where businesses can thrive and flourish.

The Charlotte County Chamber family is a vibrant and interconnected network of businesses that are stronger together. By joining forces, sharing knowledge, and supporting one another, members can unlock new opportunities, overcome challenges, and build a more prosperous future for themselves and their community.

If you’re not already, come be a part of our dynamic membership family!


Coffee & Chat (member event): 9–10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at 3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Topic: Florida Gulf Coast University Intern Program. Presented by FGCU’s Career Development team. Find out how you can take advantage of working with interns to strengthen your business goals.

Business Card Exchange (member event): 5–7 p.m., Thursday, May 23 at Friendly Floors, 3785 Tamiami Trail, 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 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.

Sharp Development & Kristine Lewis, Underwriter Insurance Corp. (grand opening): 5-7 p.m. (ribbon cutting 5:30) Wednesday, May 29 at 6035 Taylor Road, Suite 105, Punta Gorda. Appetizers, drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Pioneers Pizza Express (grand opening): noon-3 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m.) Friday, May 31 at 2686 Tamiami Trial, Unit A6, Port Charlotte. Pizza tastings from noon to 3 p.m. Registration is requested.

To RSVP, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.


13th Annual Integrity Golf Classic: 7 a.m. check-in, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Saturday, May 25 at St. Andrews South Golf Club, 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda. Foursomes and sponsorships are now available. This event is open to all. Cash prizes for first, second and third place finishes. $500 cash prize for our putting contest. We will only have the opportunity to field 30 teams. Secure your team today. To register your team or to secure your sponsorship, visit or call the chamber office 941-627-2222.

The Leadership Charlotte Class of 2024’s Denim & Diamonds Gala Event is set for 5:30 p.m. June 1 at Bert’s Back Porch Pavilion (behind The Twisted Fork) at 2224 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. To secure your tickets and/or sponsorships, visit or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222. All event proceeds benefit the Loveland Center and the Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.).

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