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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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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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Stressing good news with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

September 21, 2020

Stressing good news with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce By TERI ASHLEY    Last week’s monthly Third Wednesday Coffee had a slight increase of attendees as people become more comfortable and compliant with the new safety procedures. No one wants to be sick, no one wants to make anyone else sick, everyone wants business…

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Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce tracking member events for all

September 14, 2020

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce tracking member events for all By TERI ASHLEY    It’s encouraging to see our members again planning events. Most are reconfigured in some way. But they are being scheduled, added to our Chamber Community Calendar by the members themselves, and are now easy for the public to find. Monitoring the…

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Planning (new-normal-style) for the 95th Annual Chamber Membership Luncheon

August 31, 2020

Planning (new-normal-style) for the 95th Annual Chamber Membership Luncheon By TERI ASHLEY     Just when you think you have the whole major event planning process down to a science, the world suddenly and dramatically goes topsy-turvy. But after taking everything into consideration – and I mean EVERYTHING – the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is…

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It’s just another magical, amazing, marvelous …2020 Monday

August 24, 2020

It’s just another magical, amazing, marvelous … 2020 Monday By TERI ASHLEY     As of this writing we are expected to have two named storms approaching the Gulf of Mexico at this time. Personally I was hoping Marco would be the one closest to us just so we could have a little bit of anxiety…

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Sales tax extension again needed for community quality of life

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020    Sales tax extension again needed for community quality of life By TERI ASHLEY The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Third Wednesday Coffee for the membership this week at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. A portion of that hour will be spent learning all about the proposed…

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Become a Sustaining Partner to support our business community

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020   Become a Sustaining Partner to support our business community By TERI ASHLEY The new chamber year begins on October 1 and, boy-oh-boy, the business community needs our help now more than ever. If you have ever wondered what you could possibly do to also help your business associates, I am here to…

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