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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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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 We have graduated from the iconic (OK, outdated) small tri-fold brochure on light gray paper to a full-sized, full-fledged, four-page folder that answers…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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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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