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Teri Ashley, Executive Director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, writes a weekly column in the Charlotte Sun.  You may read it here every Monday.

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All medical service lines valued and appreciated

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020    All medical service lines valued and appreciated By TERI ASHLEY Having the recent need to visit a few medical professionals, it was evident just how many adjustments have been made across every type of health service. Our community and chamber member medical practices have transitioned with what seems like seamlessness. But with…

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The ripple effect is in full force as we swivel, twirl, spin and swirl

July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020     Charlotte Sun   The ripple effect is in full force as we swivel, twirl, spin and swirl   By TERI ASHLEY   Just when you think nothing is going to rain on your parade, it does. Well, maybe not literally, but with the change in the school year schedule, this week’s New…

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Charlotte County Chamber and the “M” word

July 20, 2020

Charlotte County Chamber and the “M” word   By TERI ASHLEY   After revisiting the mission of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce of “advancing the prosperity and general welfare of its business members and the community they serve,” we decided to offer our members a new opportunity. They can now voluntarily add the name…

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Charlotte County Chamber keeps member businesses in the forefront

July 13, 2020

Charlotte County Chamber keeps member businesses in the forefront By TERI ASHLEY   It wasn’t too long ago that I reminded members of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce to not miss out on inclusion in the 2021 Community Guide and Business Directory. I think I said something about more people are now looking for…

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Leadership Charlotte 2021 applications being accepted starting this week

June 29, 2020

Leadership Charlotte 2021 applications being accepted starting this week   By TERI ASHLEY Yes, the Leadership Charlotte program continues as we all handle the seemingly daily news updates and life changes. Quite honestly, there doesn’t seem to be a time when the camaraderie and growth of community leaders could be needed more than now. The…

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The Cutting of the ribbons and other networking events

June 22, 2020

The cutting of the ribbons and other networking events By TERI ASHLEY I’m sure you have all been on pins and needles waiting to see how our first in-person monthly meeting went last week. I can tell you that Jim Finch and his team at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center were so well…

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This, That, and other chamber stuff

June 15, 2020

This, that, and other chamber stuff By TERI ASHLEY Have you heard that we’re having an in-person Third Wednesday Coffee membership meeting this week?  It is being sponsored by Gator Wilderness Camp School, and our featured guest speaker will be Dr. Joe Pepe, the Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County. It…

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Business rebounding to continue at the Third Wednesday Coffee

June 8, 2020

Business rebounding to continue at the Third Wednesday Coffee By TERI ASHLEY Yes, I realize this is a week early, but the June 17 IN-PERSON Third Wednesday Coffee will be the business place to be. It is the chamber’s first non-virtual meeting and networking event since … you know. (BV) The Charlotte Harbor Event and…

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2021 Community Guide and Membership Directory is on the way

June 1, 2020

2021 Community Guide and Membership Directory is on the way By TERI ASHLEY We have a lot to look forward to as we head into June, and then the second half of the year 2020. Ramping up business, welcoming back visitors, enjoying summer fun, and then easing into the magical holidays. Then it will be…

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Open for business (except today) as we rebuild customer and visitor confidence

May 25, 2020

Open for business (except today) as we rebuild customer and visitor confidence  By TERI ASHLEY The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce offices are closed on this Monday, and it’s hoped you are all able to find a few moments for reflection and relaxation on this Memorial Day 2020. When you do visit with us, you…

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