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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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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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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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