Coming Up: Business Card Exchange, Biz@Noon Networking Lunch
Englewood Beach Putt Putt Logo
Team Registration is Open for the 4th Annual Englewood Beach Putt Putt!


... Week of June 29th, 2020
Welcome to this week's edition of "Two-Minute-Tuesday". The purpose of this communication is to keep you informed of the Chamber's upcoming events in a format that can be reviewed in 2-Minutes or less.
Event: Business Card Exchange
Date: Wednesday, July 8th
Location: Skip’s Backyard Bar
Address: 1990 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Time:  5-7pm
Note: Due to CDC Guidelines, Reservations are Required.
Event:  Biz@Noon...Networking Lunch
Date: Wednesday, July 16th
Location: La Stanza Ristorante
Address: 285 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
Time: Noon-1pm
Note: Registration Will Open Soon, Early Bird - $15
Ribbon Cutting
July 6th Noon-1pm at Your CBD Store-Englewood
1 Year Anniversary Celebration

More Details

The Chamber will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday
The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce “All-Star” program provides for Increased Recognition & Greater Value from your membership.

5 stars
Cape Haze Marina Englewood Community Hospital logo
Farlows on the Water logo Heritage Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care logo
Key Agency Insurance logo Lightspeed - more than just talk
Lock N Key Restaurant & Pub Michael Saunders & Company logo
SandBar Tiki & Grille logo The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass logo
4 stars CAPS Remodeling
Englewood Bank & Trust
Englewood Sun
Gasparilla Vacations
Monarch Direct
Paradise Exclusive Real Estate

Reliable Cabinet Designs
Rothco Signs
Shear Sailing Hair & Tanning Salon
Sysco Corporation
The Atlanta Braves
Wampler Varner Insurance  Group
WannaB Inn
Xpertech Auto Repair
3 stars A-1 Auto Care
Abbott Air
Arnold Insurance
Brian Faro - Paradise Exclusive
Centennial Bank
Emery Auto & Diesel Repair
Galloway Roofing
Ivy’s on Dearborn
Karin Dubbs - Re/Max Alliance Group
Lemon Bay Glass
Mark H. Knauf CPA
Mason Financial Group
Mike Douglass Plumbing
Nothing Missed Home Inspections, Inc.
Place in the Sun
Signs in One Day
Straight Line Aluminum Construction
Swirls n’ Curls Ice Cream
Value-Rite Appraisals
2 stars Advanced Hearing Solutions
AGS Irrigation Design Consultant
Quick Signs
Sunny Brook Realty
1 star Alfred Current - Rowley Insurance
Amber Craft - Paradise Exclusive
Amberjack Sanitation
Brookdale Rotonda Senior Living
Erin Halstead - Realtor
Karen Current - Centennial Mortgage
Kathleen Ross - Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty
Michael Ernsting - Edward Jones
Sharon Rodgers - Realtor Michael Saunders
Tailored Inspections
Wellbaum & Emery PA

Business Bits ...

"Business Bits" is your opportunity for FREE weekly communication with your fellow Chamber members. Your message should be drafted in 75 words or less and must be received by the Chamber before noon on Friday. Please send your "Business Bits" to ...
Team registration is open for the 4th Annual Englewood Beach Putt Putt!  Team cost is only $80 this year and we have limited the team count to 60. This year’s theme is Red, White and Blue. More Info and Registration
EnglewoodJobSearch is a free service for members provided by the Chamber of Commerce for job postings. Anyone can see the openings and through the month of July non-members can also post job openings for free. If you know of someone hiring or searching for work, please tell them about his service to help those in need.
The Leadership Class of 2020 has rescheduled the Leadership Lightspeed Voice Lil 500 to September 19th. Tix available online. LE20 is also still selling raffle tickets for a golf cart courtesy of Thoroughbred Golf Carts. Cart is on display at Signature Home Lawn & Pest Control. Tickets are limited to 350 at $25 each. This will help raise money for Peace River K-9 Search & Rescue, The Jubilee Center and Vineland Elementary. More Details
Placida Grill is excited to welcome back customers Thursday, July 9th Reservations are highly recommended by calling 941-828-1437. We will be honoring all CDC guidelines. Hours will be 3-9pm Tuesday-Saturday. Follow us on Facebook for daily specials.
Fisherman’s Village invites you to come celebrate the 4th of July! Sidewalk Sale (participating merchants) 10 am-6 pm. Live music kicks off at 12 noon featuring Singer Rita Beach, Ragady Lapsey, Steel Drum/Tropical Vibes, 12 noon-4 pm third section of Village, Lenny Sales & Jennifer Jean (Skylark Acoustic Duo) 12-4 pm in Center Court and at 5 pm, inger Mark Gorka performs variety classics 5-9 pm in Center Court. Free Admission / Free Parking.  See Event Calendar
Café 776 is closed for their summer break through August 3rd. Owner Jim Wesson thanks everyone for the support  and his staff looks forward to seeing everyone after a well deserved break.
Ivy’s on Dearborn announces their summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-3. Ivy’s will be closed Saturday, July 4th.  Thank you for your continued support in the store and on-line, we truly appreciate it. Check out our new items on the website.
Your CBD Store-Englewood will be having an anniversary sale the week of July 6th. Everything will be 15% off to celebrate! Be sure to join us for a reception at noon on July 6th. Follow us on Facebook for more details. Plus we have treats to keep your pets calm during fireworks. Your “Endless Summer” store. We are located at 2650 S. McCall Road. 
Charlotte County libraries have switched all of our programs to ‘virtual’ for the foreseeable future and we are putting together a virtual "How to’ Festival"  for the end of July. Please see your invitation to participate by submitting a short ‘how to’ video of your choice. The video can highlight your business and be educational. Library staff can arrange to do the video for you (safely of course) or you can submit their own.
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition announces that Charlotte Idol is back! Auditions will be Friday, July 24th at 6:00p.m.and will be streamed live on our Facebook page as 40 singers compete to have a chance to win cash prizes. Register by emailing Singers must be 16 years. There is a $20 registration fee. Finals Night at Visani Italian Restaurant and Comedy Theatre on August 8th! For sponsorships call Darcy Woods at (941) 627-4313, Ext. 134.
Gulf Cove United Methodist Church is continuing social distancing by holding three online worship services on Sundays.  At 8am and 11am are our traditional services, and at 9:30am is our contemporary service.  Join us by going to the church’s website at and clicking the Worship Online button on the left.  The church’s phone number is 914.697.1747.

Are your retirement savings scattered about in several employer-sponsored plans and individual IRAs? Let John Knott of The Mason Financial Group/Four Pillars FPG provide you with education on what options you may have – each may have potential benefits & drawbacks, so we’ll consider your specific situation and discuss how best to address your unique needs and goals. Contact me at 941-548-3170 or and take control of your retirement assets. Raymond James Financial Services, member FINRA/SIPC. [Life well planned.]
Visit Sarasota County is excited to announce Sarasota Big Pass will be back this year starting August 1st! Sarasota Big Pass is a discount program available to locals and tourists to help drive business during the months of August and September. To simplify participation, we have created an online registration form. Registrations will be accepted throughout the 2-month program. Go to and click the ‘Register Here’ button.
Will you have enough money in retirement? Wonder if you’ll be able to live comfortably and securely when you leave the workforce? The good news is that you may be able to retire with confidence and enough assets - if you get organized.  Call for a free consultation. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals Thomas Hinck CFP® and James Hinck CFP® Hinck Private Wealth Management   941-474-3271   1177 S McCall Rd Englewood, FL 34223
Charlotte Players has rescheduled the production of “Baggage” from April to July 17-26. Evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday shows are at 2pm. Social distancing will take place with the theatre seating. Don’t miss this show…A mismatched comedy of romance. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling our Box Office at 941-255-1022. Check out our 2020-2021 season at
Christ Lutheran Church of Englewood is OPEN. We welcome you back with a full heart. We continue to honor social distancing. Sharing of the Peace is spoken with no physical contact. You are welcome to wear a mask. Pastor Ken and Worship Assistants wear disposable gloves while offering communion. We have full Lutheran liturgy and beautiful organ music to feed your soul. Can’t wait to see you. Sunday 9:30 am, 701 North Indiana Avenue, 941-474-1989.
Short Stop Printing is open by appointment only to protect our employees, clients & the community. All sanitation recommendations are implemented. Our phones and emails are received during normal working hours and we are able to fulfill all orders and consult on new projects. We appreciate your continued patronage. Support your local businesses and be mindful of your actions and how they will affect the ENTIRE COMMUNITY. We will get through this by working together. 941.474.4313 /
Alfred Current – Rowley Insurance -Worth Knowing - Pandemic protection The Covid-19 outbreak is scary enough as an individual, nonetheless if you're a small business owner who has taken a hit. CPA Neil Narveson is on to discuss the stimulus package and the different programs that can assist small business owners during this time of uncertainty. Listen to the Show
Wiseguys Barbershops is on a mission!! Partnering up with Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. to give 50 haircuts back to the community that needs it to get back in the work force or just to feel good in this crazy time. Help us meet the goal while helping the Englewood community. Come by Wiseguys give a Donation of a haircut ($25) & receive a FREE T-Shirt. Thank you Premier Tee's & Screen Printing for the support. More Info
Rumors Wine Bar is beginning to book private events again and have several calendared already. Let us know if you want to rent our space for your own event or host a private tasting event. We will be closed July 3rd through July 6th to celebrate Jerry’s birthday weekend and Independence Day. We will re-open Tuesday, July 7th at 11am. Follow us on Facebook for event info.
Coastal Expressions is excited to announce our Summer Sale July 7-10th. Receive 10% off your entire purchase! summer hours are hours Monday – Friday 10-4, located at: 41 Chailett Rd #16, Rotonda West, FL 33947. Follow us on Facebook
Government/Assistance News:

Tringali Park playground, 3460 N. Access Road, Englewood, is closed through July 12th for shade structure installation. For more info, 941-613-3238.

Sarasota County is continuing a phased reopening focused on the health, safety and well-being of our community, employees and seasonal visitors. Click here for updates on local libraries, playgrounds & summer camps.

Sarasota County health department continues their COVID-19 Call Center

Charlotte County Government continues to update info online. Phase 2 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step plan for Florida’s Recovery began June 5th. Updates

Charlotte County Utilities Department Customer Support Centers will be open by appointment beginning July 6th. To schedule an appointment call 941-764-4300

The Florida Department of Health’s call center is available 24/7…1-866-779-6121

Suncoast Humane Society’s Pets of the Week...

DOG: Hi, my name is Sinatra! I am full grown and weigh 47 lbs. I'm high energy and different activities. I would be best with adults and older children. Walks, playing in the yard and cuddling are more favorite things.

CAT: Well hello! The name is Perri. I’m a 7 year old girl, and I just know I will impress you with my charm and personality. We should get together! Let's start our life together!

EARS Pet Pals...

Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) is a 01(c)3, Non-profit, Volunteer-based organization  whose mission is to rescue, shelter and care for abandoned, abused, lost and stray cats and dogs until they are adopted into a forever home.

This week, we want to introduce two of our animals available for adoption:

Milo – He is a sweet, but shy, 10 pound 4 year old Chihuahua.

Sapphire -  Get exotic and meet this friendly 10 year old lap cat who has been at Ears for 3 years. She came all the way from the country of Oman. Her owner was an English teacher there who moved to Florida and passed away.


Welcome to These New Chamber Members…

X-tra Mile Restoration & Handyman Services Kevin Grooms 941-236-6366
Kim Parks ... Membership Coordinator
Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce
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