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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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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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The end of 2020, the year we thought we saw coming so clearly

December 28, 2020

This is the awkward week between the December holidays and the New Year that kind of shuffles along for a few days while trying to decide what to do. Some people try to hang on to the holiday trappings in hopes of prolonging the joy (and shopping business) while others have already packed and tubbed…

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Charlotte Chamber wishes our community a joyous week

December 21, 2020

Column: Charlotte Chamber wishes our community a joyous week Alexia Martin, of WhitCo Insurance-Alexia Martin Agency, poses with the President’s Award winning entry for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce’s Inaugural Remote Control Car Christmas Parade. Sean Thame, who will be turning 10 on Christmas Eve, assisted grandfather Bob Roberts with a winning entry for…

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Charlotte chamber promotes ‘We Shopped Local’ gift exchanges

December 14, 2020

Charlotte chamber promotes ‘We Shopped Local’ gift exchanges This week’s Third Wednesday Coffee, the monthly membership meeting for members of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, will have a new holiday “We Shopped Local” gift exchange. And you can, too. Chamber board president Justin Brand, who is with the Charlotte Community Foundation, has asked that…

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Charlotte County Chamber traditional events continue … with new fun added

December 7, 2020

Charlotte County Chamber traditional events continue … with new fun added One of our new events is so unique that someone better call Jimmy, or Ellen, or Lester. It’s a first. But more about the later. December Networking at Noon The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce monthly Networking at Noon luncheon will definitely have a…

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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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