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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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A lot of things are happening in the community

March 22, 2021

One of the most popular perks of membership with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is the weekly Business Online email newsletter. Each and every member can provide a paragraph promoting their events, services, or any special announcements. This week’s submissions include: Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity ReSale Stores:¬†Come and shop your Charlotte County Habitat…

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February sets milestone for new Chamber members

March 1, 2021

February sets milestone for new Chamber members To quote Col. John “Hannibal” Smith from “The A Team,” I love it when a plan comes together. This is especially true when it’s for the betterment of our community. Please indulge us as we welcome the February new members to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Yes,…

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Networking business card exchanges and ribbon cuttings return

February 22, 2021

Who would have thought on sunny Feb. 27, 2020, that – immediately following a Rays Spring Training game – we would be enjoying our last Charlotte County Chamber Business Card Exchange for more than a year? Not us, but that was the case. On that fun afternoon we were graciously hosted by the National Cremation…

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Charlotte County Chamber explains governance, action plans

February 15, 2021

Sometimes we take it for granted that everyone understands what goes on in our own individual universes. And chambers of commerce are no different. Once established, chambers are governed by their bylaws document. While sometimes tedious, this sure dose help with issues when there is a major procedural question. Referring to the adopted bylaws answers…

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Leadership Charlotte continues to lead the way

February 8, 2021

Leadership Charlotte continues to lead the way Looking at the alumni roster of the Leadership Charlotte program, there have been many of our tight-knit corps of 800-plus graduates leading the way for Charlotte County over the past year. And it shows. We thank you all. What is Leadership Charlotte? The prestigious Leadership Charlotte program has…

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And the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce survey says

February 1, 2021

COLUMN: And the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce survey says … Surveys can provide a ton of good data when utilized correctly, or they can be a waste of time. My three basic rules of surveys have been to spend a lot of time behind the scenes to make them short and sweet, don’t survey…

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Charlotte County Chamber presents informative new application

January 25, 2021

  New membership application for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Looky what we have. The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce has a brand new membership application. However, it is oh-so-much more. We have graduated from the iconic (OK, outdated) small tri-fold brochure on light gray paper to a full-sized, full-fledged, four-page folder that answers…

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Leadership Charlotte youth project needs community support

January 18, 2021

Leadership Charlotte youth project needs community support Members of the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2020 are hoping to raise money and build a press box like this at Carmalita Park in Punta Gorda. The Leadership Charlotte Class of 2020 is inviting the community to join in an exciting project to help local youth sports. A…

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Hottest Business Day in Paradise Expo moved to August

January 11, 2021

Hottest Business Day in Paradise Expo moved to August So, we might as well get the announcement of a major postponement out of the way first. It will now be hot in more ways than one on Wednesday, Aug. 11. That is the new date for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce “10th Annual Hottest…

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Charlotte chamber is off and running in 2021

January 4, 2021

Charlotte chamber is off and running in 2021 To kick off the new year, let’s welcome our final new business members from December of the year-that-shall-not-be-named, but rhymes with tenty-tenty. The new Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce members for the month are: Healthy Pho, 19410 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte; Beverly Back-RE/MAX Palm Realty, 24001 Peachland…

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