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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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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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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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Third Wednesday Coffee and New Member Orientation this week

October 19, 2020

Third Wednesday Coffee and New Member Orientation this week The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce remains committed to not taking any chances with the health and safety of our members, their staff, customers, families and friends. We are doing what we can on our end, as always, to ensure the highest level of economic success…

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The Forefront

October 5, 2020

The forefront. That’s where new board president Justin Brand will keep the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce as we follow his “Businesses Building a Stronger Community” mantra. And he made this very clear at Friday’s 95th Annual Meeting. There will be a lot of hard work, strategizing, and fun as the chamber continues to support…

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Incoming board president to keep chamber in forefront

September 28, 2020

Incoming board president to keep chamber in forefront Editor’s note: Teri Ashley has enthusiastically offered the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce weekly column space to incoming board president Justin Brand. Her regularly scheduled column will return next week. When Tony Smith, the current board president, approached me almost a year ago to become the president-elect…

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