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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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11th Annual Charlotte County Chamber Business Expo 2022

December 6, 2021

As we navigate through this busy holiday season, our 11th Annual “Hottest Business Day in Paradise” Business Expo is right around the corner. Our Expo will take place on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The…

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Holiday shopping in Charlotte County

November 29, 2021

We are very pleased the Punta Gorda City Council has declared a proclamation to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce for “Shop Charlotte Month” from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24. Although, this heightens the focus to shop locally within Charlotte County during this time, there is a greater emphasis to support our local businesses throughout…

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Happy Thanksgiving from our chamber family to yours

November 22, 2021

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, we wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a unique holiday not focused on presents but to enjoy spending time with family and friends. It is an opportunity to reflect on what we…

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Honoring our veterans, past and present

November 15, 2021

As Veterans Day was celebrated last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park. To say how inspiring it was, would not even scratch the surface for the first-hand appreciation and gratitude and hearing the heartfelt stories from those who have served and…

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Charlotte County, it’s the local business season!

November 8, 2021

When we shop local within our community, we do much more than get items you want quickly and conveniently. Purchasing locally stimulates our economy, supports our neighbors, helps local businesses thrive, bolster jobs and overall strengthens our business community. When we make local purchases, obviously that particular business benefits but those benefits are paid forward…

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Toys for Tots, bringing the joy of Christmas to the Children of Charlotte County

November 1, 2021

I know we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, but the Toys for Tots campaign is already in full swing. The Toys for Tots program for Charlotte County provides new unwrapped toys for our children at Christmas. By providing a brand-new gift, something many children take for granted, each of us help less fortunate children believe that…

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Get ready for toys, trains and candy canes

October 25, 2021

Our 43rd Annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is fast approaching. Santa and all the elves are extremely busy and excited to roll out this community fun favorite event. On Saturday, Dec. 11, once again thousands of residents and visitors alike will line the sidewalks of Carmalita Street and Taylor Road with anticipation…

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#OurFutureIsNow!

October 18, 2021

We are experiencing a time where our business community is developing, growing and thriving like nothing Charlotte County has seen in many, many years. Our business community is rapidly expanding the value and desirability of our little piece of paradise. The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is reaping the benefits of membership growth, as so…

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Let the Charlotte County Chamber work for you

October 11, 2021

Let the Charlotte County Chamber work for you There is no better time to become a part of our dynamic membership. Although we are beginning our 97th year representing the business community of Charlotte County and beyond, we must also vehemently recognize being at a pivotal point for strategic growth and beneficial resolve which will…

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Celebrating our way into our future

October 4, 2021

I would like to thank each and every member of our chamber from the bottom of my heart. Your continued support, participation and engagement is the driving force of our organization. As we move forward, navigate and implement effective strategic changes, I will be asking for everyone’s involvement, interaction and feedback to ensure we are…

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