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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.

Recent Posts

Happy Holidays from our family to yours

December 20, 2021

On behalf of our Board of Directors and chamber staff, we would like to wish every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. This is a special time of year filled with family, friends, fun and much love. Our office will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec.…

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Got Work?

December 13, 2021

In the recent months, we have heard a consistent message from our business community. That message is “we have open positions in our businesses and can’t seem to fill them with qualified candidates and/or to get people to show up at all”. This is a concerning issue that is resonating throughout Charlotte County. As a…

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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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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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