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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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Chamber is thankful for business support in 2020

November 30, 2020

Chamber is thankful for business support in 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: Justin Brand, board president of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, is filling in for Teri Ashley this week while she enjoys some time away. December will be here tomorrow. For many of us, this month could not have come fast enough. I am personally not…

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While giving thanks, take care of yourself

November 23, 2020

Column: While giving thanks, take care of yourself The presentation last week by Dr. Mizyl Damayo with Paradise Behavioral Health on “Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19” could not have been timelier. While some people might refer to their current state-of-mind as COVID Fatigue, Social Distancing Disgust, or Face Mask Fed Up-ed-ness, the COVID-19 pandemic has…

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Thank you from the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

November 16, 2020

Thank you from the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce By Teri Ashley Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce As we close in on Thanksgiving, this seems like the perfect time to say “thank you” from the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Yours truly assumed operation leadership of the chamber almost a year ago. Since that time,…

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Charlotte County Chamber to honor veterans

November 9, 2020

Charlotte County Chamber to honor veterans No matter what we’ve been going through as a community and as a country, we need to always remember the reason why we are able to be here together to even make choices. Our veterans. Our Networking at Noon luncheon will be Wednesday at the Twisted Fork on El…

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The (safe and secure) 10th Annual Business Expo IS happening

November 2, 2020

Write this down. In ink. The 10th Annual “Hottest Business Day in Paradise” Expo is all set for Feb. 10 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. Both the chamber and the event center have this whole health safety situation down pat. We don’t take any chances with the face masks, social distancing, hand-washing,…

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A chamber refresher is good for everyone

October 26, 2020

A chamber refresher is good for everyone   October 26, 2020      By TERI ASHLEY   The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce certainly does a lot of stuff. And there is nothing like an orientation for new members to make you sit back and actually think, “Wow.” Those that attended our briefing last week, which…

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Third Wednesday Coffee and New Member Orientation this week

October 19, 2020

Third Wednesday Coffee and New Member Orientation this week The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce remains committed to not taking any chances with the health and safety of our members, their staff, customers, families and friends. We are doing what we can on our end, as always, to ensure the highest level of economic success…

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We are circling the business wagons

October 12, 2020

We are circling the business wagons October 12, 2020    By TERI ASHLEY A known fact over the past 100 or so decades is that chamber of commerce organizations help businesses. This is not just a “because we say so” fact. There is plenty of historical data and an endless number of testimonials to back up…

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The Forefront

October 5, 2020

The forefront. That’s where new board president Justin Brand will keep the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce as we follow his “Businesses Building a Stronger Community” mantra. And he made this very clear at Friday’s 95th Annual Meeting. There will be a lot of hard work, strategizing, and fun as the chamber continues to support…

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Incoming board president to keep chamber in forefront

September 28, 2020

Incoming board president to keep chamber in forefront Editor’s note: Teri Ashley has enthusiastically offered the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce weekly column space to incoming board president Justin Brand. Her regularly scheduled column will return next week. When Tony Smith, the current board president, approached me almost a year ago to become the president-elect…

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