THIS WEEK: Business Card Exchange, Biz@Noon Networking Lunch
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Biz@Noon at Landy's Restaurant, Thursday, November 19th


... Week of November 16, 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**This Week!
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time:  5-7pm Fall Festival Theme
Location: Keller Williams Realty Gold
Address: 1160 S. McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Note: Bring a door prize to promote your business
Event: Biz@Noon...Networking Luncheon**This Week!
Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Landy’s Restaurant
Address: 1400 Aqua View Lane, Englewood, FL 34224
Note: RSVP Here
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Gulf Soles-Grand Opening, Friday Nov. 20th 4-6pm
The Towers-648 N. Indiana Avenue-Englewood

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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 of Englewood A Grace MGMT Community
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 ...
The Chamber is a collection site the local Toys for Tots drive. Lobby hours are M-F 9-4:30 located at 601 S. Indiana Avenue. Please note the Chamber lobby will be closed on Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.
Railroad Ties are becoming very is the time to buy...Murdock Stones Etc. is selling them for $28 while supplies last. The price will go up 25% when these are gone... 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox) or 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market). 941-698-9769.
Commercial Banker Ryan Clausen recently transferred to Englewood Bank & Trust and is now working with area businesses to design custom solutions for each company. Raised in Venice and a Venice High School graduate, Clausen earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida in 2017. He completed his requirements for the American Bankers Association Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending on May 15. He may be reached at 941-473-8708, 941-271-1327 or
It's Charlotte County Sheriff's Office 16th year of Shop with a Cop! 110+ children from Charlotte County will be supplied with a $100 gift card & paired up with local Law Enforcement to purchase gifts for family members and themselves. They even get help wrapping the gifts! With a donation of $100.00 payable to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office (note Shop with a Cop on your check) you will receive the new 2020 Challenge Coin. Please send all checks/cash to Chris Hall at 7474 Utilities Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33982.

Big sale this weekend!  The Lemon Bay Garden Club is having a sale Nov. 20 & 21  9am-1pm. There will be a variety of plants.  Crafters have a selection of many gifts plus all occasion homemade cards.  This sale is to help offset the loss of our main fundraiser, our Garden Tour, which was cancelled due to COVID. Please come shop so we can continue to provide scholarships for our local students!  The Garden Club is located at 480 Yale Street-Englewood. (Corner of Cedar & Yale) 
Kerry Hunter, Trust Development Officer at Englewood Bank & Trust, is holding a complimentary seminar, Estate-Planning Basics, at the Chamber office from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. Kerry and local attorney Lori Wellbaum Emery will review the basic elements of an estate plan, including last will and testament, power of attorney, and health care directives. To register, visit, call Kerry at 941-473-3629, or email Face coverings and social distancing required.
Fishermen’s Village annual Festival of Lights features more than one million holiday lights and decorations throughout the Village! Come enjoy daily viewing through December 31st! Note: Although we are unable to host a “Lighting of the Village” Ceremony this year, we invite you to come and enjoy the Festival of Lights, lighted canal cruises, shopping, dining, and live entertainment! Visit for full details! Holiday Calendar
United Way of Charlotte County (UWCC) is pleased to announce extended human service program funding for non-profit partner agencies that administer programs addressing the root causes of poverty within the areas of education, financial stability, and health and wellness. No new requests for proposal will be accepted at this time. New funding opportunities will be available to all interested applicants in the fall of 2021. A complete list of agency recipients and their programs is available at
Gulf Cove United Methodist Church invites you to our free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. It will be held on Thursday, November 26, 12-3pm. Because of the pandemic, it will be a drive-thru event. Pull up and tell us how many take-out dinners you’d like. We’ll miss our conversations, but our blessings will go with you. GCUMC is located at 1100 South McCall Road, Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, ¾ mile south of the Myakka River on Route 776, 941-697-1747.
Charlotte Players- Dec 2-6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is just what we all need! In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant are faced with casting the most awful kids ever. The five performances include evening shows on Wednesday, Dec. 2- 5th and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for students age 14-18. Order at or calling 941-255-1022 between 10-4.
Englewood Bank & Trust again this year is participating in the Marine Corps Foundation’s annual Toys for Tots campaign. Customers and residents are invited to bring unwrapped toys to any branch during business hours through Dec. 7. Toys should be valued at $10 or more. Less expensive items are accepted and will be used as stocking stuffers. Toys will be collected through Dec. 7.
Life has its twists and turns, which makes it hard to predict your financial needs. But if we talk about your savings, the future becomes clearer. We believe conversation leads to financial clarity. So start a conversation today with CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals Thomas Hinck CFP® and James Hinck CFP®, CIMA® of Hinck Private Wealth Management, LLC  941-474-3271  1177 S McCall Rd Englewood, FL 34223
The Hills encourages you to let them do the cooking and the dishes! Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, November 26th 11am-4pm. Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials also. Call for reservations 941-697-4880
Grande Aire Services is excited to announce a Drive Thru Christmas Celebration event on Friday, December 18th from 5-8 PM, so save the date! Flyer
Are you having difficulties communicating during this COVID 19 pandemic? Englewood Toastmasters can help!! Yes, we are currently meeting online, still counting “ahs and hums”, challenging each other with “off the cuff” Table Topics questions which have proven helpful during job interviews and networking events and providing inspiring, educational and humorous speeches. We also provide evaluations of speeches so you can fine-tune your presentation. For more information, text Gale West, Vice President Education at 941-380-3162.

Ivy’s on Dearborn is hiring! Love Fashion? Great with People? We are looking for part-time Sales Associates. Must have Retail Experience.  Stop into Ivy's with your Resumé or fill out our application. Looking for Immediate hire.  We are taking all the necessary precautions for Covid19, please wear a mask upon entering the shop. 

Lighthouse Grill wants you to hold your Intimate event at our Sunset Terrace this holiday season! Our outdoor open-air venue is the PERFECT place to give you and your guests the space and social distancing recommended comforts to safely hold your holiday party! Call our Catering Manager today for onsite availability or to get a quote for an offsite holiday catering package!  More Info:

Key Agency staff chose to participate in the "Angel Tree" this year for Salvation Army of South Sarasota County. Local children from Northport & Englewood will smile Christmas morning when they have presents under their tree from generous folks like you. If you would be interested in giving to an "Angel" this Christmas, Please give Janae a call. While we are not open to walk in customers just yet, we will make arrangements for you to pick up! 941-474-9511

“Welcome Home Vietnam Vets 2020” week began November 16th, at 8am with "The Roll Call" at the Gazebo, Veterans Park, Punta Gorda with the reading of the 58,318 names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall of SW FL.    Bill Akins, Executive Director, “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets 2020” will begin the “Roll Call” with the reading of the first names. The names are being read in chronological order. 58,318 Names, 5 Days, Over 40 Volunteer Groups, 65 Hours. The Public is invited to
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Joe the Poinsettia Man has a few leftovers...$6 each local delivery included.  Thyme, Spearmint (great for mojitos), Rosemary & Oregano.  Call Joe at 941-320-8685.
Government/Assistance News:

Farmers to Families Food Box program will be in Charlotte County 9:30 a.m., Nov. 17 at Franz Ross Park while supplies last. Fresh produce, dairy, and meats will be available free to the community. All drivers are requested to wear masks. Franz Ross Park is located at 19333 Quesada Ave. in Port Charlotte. For more information visit
The Charlotte County Commission will commemorate the opening of the El Jobean vacuum station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m., Nov. 17 at 4070 Railroad Ave. in Port Charlotte. The public is invited to attend. Parking is limited.
A Sarasota County representative will be available by appointment at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to assist Sarasota County small business and non-profits with CARES Act applications. Call 941-474-5511 for an appointment.
Sarasota County has increased individual assistance grants from $5,000 per household to $10,000. CARES Ambassadors are available at several Sarasota County libraries including Elsie Quirk, Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m to provide assistance for individuals applying for CARES assistance. To verify the Ambassador is on site please call (941) 861-1207.
Sarasota County advisory boards need you! See Flyer for Vacancy Opportunities
Suncoast Humane Society Pets of the Week...

DOG: Meet Titan! Full of strength and love to give, he is sure to show you what a good boy he is! Yearning for a chance to show his own family all of this love, he is sure to put a smile on your face. He knows all his basic commands, house and crate trained, and can catch treats in his mouth! He loves all people and even other dogs!
CAT: This handsome guy is Shadow! His arrival to Suncoast had us all in awe with his gorgeous, sultry coat and sweet demeanor. Shadow would make a great companion to anyone looking to grow their family. He's here waiting for his forever family right now!
Exciting news! An anonymous donor is inspiring generosity by offering a $5,000 gift match to make homeless animals’ dreams come true this holiday season and beyond!  Now through December 1, your gift to Suncoast Humane Society is matched dollar for dollar and will help to raise a total of $10,000 for Suncoast’s furry critters!  Giving Tuesday Gift Match Details to Donate
Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) urgently needs new fosters.
All dogs are entrusted with EARS are placed in foster homes until adopted. We are limited only by the number of Fosters we have. In urgent need are homes without any other pets who can adopt larger breed dogs (over 40lbs). Donations are always appreciated.

Welcome to These New Chamber Members…

Chrissie Powell Associate Member  
Kim Parks ... Membership Coordinator
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