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June is jam-packed with great opportunities

June 3, 2024

For the month of June, there is no shortage of excellent business opportunities to expand your networking landscape and reach potential customers/clients.

When members come to our events, always have a purpose, plan, and payoff to ensure your time is effectively invested. Our strategically planned events are structured to benefit all businesses to gain a great market share for their profitability.

Being able to network, become a valued resource, gain beneficial information through our educational initiatives, and take advantage of our social gatherings. This will increase your customer/client base in a professional and collaborative approach to ensure your membership investment yields a strong ROI.

If you are not a member of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, I encourage you to become a part of our chamber family and unlock new avenues for partnerships, growth, and success.


Coffee & Chat (member event), 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Topic: “Florida Gulf Coast University Service Leaning Programs” presented by FGCU’s Director of Service Learning Justin Fitzgerald. Learn how non and not-for-profit organizations and government agencies can utilize FGCU students to help with agency needs through direct service, indirect service, advocacy, and research. Registration is required.

Networking at Noon Lunch (member event), 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Four Points by Sheraton’s Dockside Grill, 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Registration and meal selection is required.

Social Club-Fun After Five (open to all), 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at The Chef’s Thai Sushi Bar & Grill, 2150 Tamiami Trail, Unit 22-24, Port Charlotte. Let’s get social to catch up with friends, colleagues, and make some new connections. Pay your own way for food and drinks.

Third Wednesday Coffee (member event), 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Realtor Association Building, 3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte (note the location change). Guest speaker will be Sheriff Bill Prummell, who will present the great initiatives the CCSO accomplishes to keep Charlotte County safe. Immediately following our program, we’ll have a ribbon-cutting Insurance Professionals USA.

Business Card Exchange (member event), 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided, along with fun and games of course for everyone. Bring a gift to promote your business and 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.

Rossini by Chef Rocco (grand opening): 4-5 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m.) Monday, June 3 at 18101 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. Tastings and refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.

Mazda of Port Charlotte (grand opening): 4-6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Tuesday, June 4 at 798 Tamiami Trial, Port Charlotte. Registration is requested.

Insane Conez (one-year anniversary): 5-7 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) Tuesday, June 11 at 2686 Tamiami Trail, Unit 4, Port Charlotte. Enjoy Yoder ice cream tastings, 10% off anything purchased during the event.

America’s Boat Club-Peace River, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:45 p.m.) Thursday, June 20, at 21234 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte. Refreshments will be provided.

Regisgter for these ribbon-cuttings at, or call the chamber office at 941-627-2222.


New Teachers’ Breakfast (member event), 7:30-8:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce will host our annual New Teachers’ Breakfast. Charlotte County Public Schools will be welcoming 200 new teachers this year. We are asking for our members to sponsor a new teacher or teachers. Each sponsor will be able to have breakfast with a new teacher for a heart-warming introduction and convey great information about our community. Registration is required. To sponsor a new teacher, visit or call the chamber office 941-627-2222.

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