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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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45th annual Christmas Parade winners announced

December 25, 2023

Our 45th annual Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 9. There were 3,000-plus spectators that lined the sidewalks from Carmelita up to Taylor Street in downtown Punta Gorda to get an amazing front-row view of the 80-plus floats, cars, trucks, boats and performing groups. It was one of the best parades we’ve had with…

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Celebrating the spirit of the season

December 18, 2023

As we approach this joyous holiday season, on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce throughout the year. Amidst the hustle and…

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Power of networking

December 11, 2023

Networking can be undervalued if not implemented correctly and at times looked down upon. Networking offers numerous benefits, both professionally and personally. Networking is the process of interacting and building relationships with others, typically for the purpose of mutual benefit. It involves connecting with people in various contexts, such as professional settings, social gatherings, online…

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You’re all invited to our 45th Annual Christmas Parade

December 4, 2023

It’s just about that time … on Saturday, Dec. 9, the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce will be putting on its 45th Annual Christmas Parade. Come be a part of the magical excitement. The parade kicks off at noon from the Charlotte Performing Arts Center and will disband at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference…

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Save the date…13th Annual Business Expo

November 27, 2023

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 13th Annual Business Expo, commonly known as “The Hottest Business Day in Paradise.” This special annual event will be on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center located at 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Our Business Expo is free and…

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Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving

November 20, 2023

Chamber Activities As the festive season approaches, we would like to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude and extend warm wishes to each and every one of you. Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and appreciation, and we are truly grateful for the unwavering support and dedication you have shown as members of…

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Why become a member of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce?

November 13, 2023

In a nutshell, by joining and becoming a part of our dynamic 1,000-plus membership family, you’ll have access to networking opportunities, business promotion, advocacy, resources, credibility, and community involvement, which will benefit your business and enhance its visibility and reputation. The Charlotte County Chamber facilitates numerous networking events, Lunch & Learn educational opportunities, and events…

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Charlotte County Chamber plays a vital role in supporting the local economy

November 6, 2023

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization that brings together local businesses, professionals, and community leaders to promote economic growth and development. The Charlotte County Chamber provides a platform for businesses to network and establish connections with other local businesses. These connections often lead to partnerships, collaborations, and increased business opportunities…

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Tick tock, tick tock…Santa Claus is coming to town

October 30, 2023

Santa and his elves are extremely busy preparing for his visit to Charlotte County. The deadline is fast approaching to submit your entry form to participate in our 45th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 9. This holiday community event is filled with so much excitement and Christmas spirit that brings the sidewalks alive along…

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Connecting businesses: A vision for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2023

In a historic year for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, I am deeply honored to serve as your president. This esteemed organization has been a steadfast pillar of our community for nearly a century, boasting a rich 98-year history. With over a thousand members, the Chamber is a vibrant network of businesses and professionals.…

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