Happening Now Through October 1st: Let's Eat!- Englewood +++ Coming Up: Business Card Exchange, Biz@Noon / Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Let's Eat! Englewood - September 17-October 1, 2020


... Week of September 28, 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: Let’s Eat!-Englewood**Happening Now!
Date: Through Oct 1st
Location: Local Participating Restaurants
Note: More Info
Event: Business Card Exchange
Date: Wednesday, October 14th
Time:  5-7pm
Location: Keller Williams Realty Gold
Address: 1160 S McCall Rd, Englewood FL, 34223
Note: Bring a Door Prize for Enhanced Networking.
Event: Biz@Noon/Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Date: Thursday, October 15th
Time:  Noon-1pm
Location: Farlow’s on the Water
Address: 2080 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224
Note: Seats Limited, Registration Opening Soon
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 ...
Sunset Serenade-A Picnic on Lemon Bay -November 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 2nd-$100 each.  To be held on the grounds of Keller Williams Realty Gold.  More details coming soon, along with sponsorship opportunities.  www.LemonBayPicnic.Com.

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Englewood Class of 2021. Leadership Englewood is designed to educate local business leaders about their community and the societal and economic challenges it faces. Armed with that better understanding, the individual can best determine how to be of value to the community and to affect positive growth and change. Application deadline is Oct. 15thDetails
Finally, a “bridge” from Wall Street to Main Street is available in Englewood. Using their WealthSpan Analysis, WealthBridge Capital Management makes your path to retirement and beyond a reality. Ryan Dunlap, President and CEO, has opened a Florida branch, and is anxious to meet locals in need of a higher level of financial planning and investment management. 5925 Placida Rd  Englewood, FL 34224  941-242-8484
Alfred C. Current, III, CLU, CLTC – Rowley Insurance Agency – Worth Knowing - Life insurance is for the living “If you’re in your twenties or thirties, life insurance probably isn’t on the forefront of your mind, but do you know that it serves more of a purpose than just as an emergency plan? Listen to this episode with 23-year-old Author and Financial Professional Caleb Guilliams as he explains the functionalities of life insurance.”  Listen to the Show
22 veterans a day commit suicide. January. 5th, 2019 Mitch and Shannon Mesenburg received a text from their active duty Air Force son, it was a picture of a handwritten note saying he could not go on. The Mesenburgs will host a fund raiser to benefit Mission 22, a non-profit that assists vets at no costs, that are struggling with their demons. Mission 22 needs our help. Please join us on November 7th. #UNITEDWEHEAL Call 941-473-7750 to donate. View Event Flyer  View Raffle Item 1  View Raffle Item 2
Fishermen’s Village offers shopping, dining and entertainment in nearby Punta Gorda. There’s always something happening at Fishermen’s Village. Visit their website for details.  See October Calendar
Kerry Hunter, Trust Development Officer at Englewood Bank & Trust, is resuming her live seminars at the Chamber office in October. The first seminar, Estate-Planning Basics, takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. Kerry will be joined by local attorney Lori Wellbaum Emery to review the basic elements of an estate plan. To register, visit or contact Kerry at 941-473-3629 or Face coverings and social distancing required.
Lemon Bay Computer Service is open for service, however, please wear a mask in the shop. We have noticed an increase in scammers contacting our customers & doing a lot of damage when payment isn’t made. Microsoft will NEVER call you or send a warning on your computer telling you to call them. If you have fallen victim to scammers, please call us @ 941-548-1322 & we will undo their malicious actions. We’re at 30 N Elm Street - open M-F 9am to 6pm.
Nearing retirement?  Now is the time to evaluate where you stand financially and determine what steps you need to take to help ensure you’re able to live out your unique vision for retirement. We are here to help you develop a retirement income plan, call CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals Thomas Hinck CFP® and James Hinck CFP®, CIMA® Hinck Private Wealth Management LLC  941-474-3271   1177 S McCall Rd Englewood, FL 34223
Joe the Poinsettia Man says, “Yup, it’s that time again! Time to start thinking about poinsettias! Christmas is right around the corner. See Flyer Call 941-320-8685 or email Joe at

The 2020 CCSO Shop With A Cop is coming soon! This event, funded entirely through community support and donations, provides 10 students from each elementary school in Charlotte County with a $100 gift card to do Christmas shopping for their families. CCSO partners with local Walmart stores, CCPS, and several other agencies to provide this impactful event annually. Please contact Chris Hall, Community Affairs Specialist, (575-5227) to help make a difference in a child’s life. 

Did you know that if you are laying pavers in Florida, that in most cases you only need 2 inches of Paver Sand to go underneath?   Murdock Stones Etc. is selling it for $43 a yard ($5 off) to chamber members for the month of October. 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.  

The Old Englewood Village Association (OEVA) had to cancel the annual Halloween Safe Walk. We are sorry, but it was for the health and safety of our residents, visitors, and our businesses. What OEVA did was come up with something entirely new!; This year, OEVA will be holding a Decorate Your House contest, where residents can decorate their home for Halloween and submit their address and a photo for a chance to win up to $200 in gift certificates from member OEVA businesses. More Info
The Sarasota County, Englewood CRA has once again agreed to help Dearborn Street and the surrounding CRA area in southern Sarasota County with advertising pages in the coveted Visitors Guide. The Boca Beacon has published its Visitors Guide for decades and they currently distribute 40,000 of them on Gasparilla Island, Manasota Key, Englewood, Venice and the Visit Sarasota office. Those wanting to participate needs to be within the CRA boundaries. Please contact Caroline at Deadline is Oct. 15th.
Government/Assistance News:

The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners have voted to expand eligibility criteria for the Charlotte CARES for Business Recovery Grant Program. Stage 3 opens Thursday, October 1st at 8am. More Info
Charlotte County is seeking public input on the design of the Placida West Boat Ramp 1% Local Option Sales Tax project. Charlotte County’s local government television station, CC-TV, has scheduled a Facebook Live briefing to solicit input on the Placida West Boat Ramp sales tax project. The livestream is scheduled for 10 a.m., Sept. 30 on the county’s Facebook page, and simulcast on CC-TV (Comcast channel 20 or 97, CenturyLink Prism channel 96).
BUSINESS TAX DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates reminds all business owners that the 2020-2021 Sarasota County Business Tax is due by Wednesday, September 30th. The county business tax is required if you are engaging in a business, profession or occupation located within Sarasota County. Any business that has not received a renewal notice or a new business that has not registered should contact the Tax Collector immediately at 941.861.8300, option 3 or
From Charlotte County Government: The 1% percent local option sales tax has funded more than 120 projects over the past 26 years that enhance our quality of life. The current local option sales tax expires this year, but on Nov. 3, voters will decide whether or not to extend it for six years to fund additional projects. To learn more, visit and click 1% Local Option Sales Tax banner. To schedule a presentation for your group or organization, call Brian Gleason at 941-743-1462. See Flyer
Sarasota County is now accepting applications from local Sarasota County businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. You are eligible to access Sarasota County's Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations of $18.9 million. The monies, which will help to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19, are available to businesses, individuals and non-profit agencies in the following categories: Health and Medical-Food, Water and Housing & Economic Recovery. Head to to learn more and apply!
Sarasota County Advisory Boards NEED YOU! Are you an engaged, civic-minded person? Do you like to be involved with topics like the environment, libraries and parks?  The you should consider joining one of the Sarasota County’s advisory boards. See Flyer
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: Meet Lollipop! This charming, spunky 2 year-old girl and will be sure to win you over. Some even say she is sweeter than candy on a stick. Come meet Lollipop today, we promise you'll be happy that you did!

CAT: Meet Masha. She is 6 years old, easy going, quiet and gentle. She also has been leashed trained. Masha loves getting harnessed up and going for walks outside. She will make a great companion for anyone who could use a friend.
Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) urgently needs new fosters.
 All dogs are entrusted with EARS are placed in foster homes until adopted. We're 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…

Hancock Grills Kori Hancock Website
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial James Pollock Website

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