Coming Up: 4th Annual Englewood Beach Putt Putt ~ Biz@Noon-Drive thru style
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... Week of August 3, 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: 4th Annual Englewood Beach Putt Putt
Date: Saturday, August 15th
Time: Putters up at 10am
Theme: Red, White & Blue
Note: Last Chance to Register
Event: Biz @Noon-Drive thru Style
Date: Thursday, August 20th
Location: Mango Bistro
Address: 301 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
RSVP: Early Bird $15, Register Here
Ribbon Cutting - ribbon with scissors
1 Year Anniversary/Customer Appreciation
Wiseguys Barbershop - August 13th, 4:30-6pm  More Details
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 ...

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The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners approved the Recovery Grant Program to accelerate and assist the reopening efforts of businesses hardest hit by COVID-19. The application process for funding from the RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM began on August 3rd. Click here for program details.
Sarasota County Englewood CRA has announced The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm August. 23rdProgram Details
The Leadership Class of 2020 has decided to put the Leadership Lightspeed Voice Lil 500 on hold at this time due to the COVID situation. However, LE20 is still selling raffle tickets for a golf cart courtesy of Thoroughbred Golf Carts. Cart is on display at Emery Auto & Diesel Repair. 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
Lighthouse Grill Catering and Sunset Terrace presents The Florida Bagpiper performing every Friday at Sunset Terrace at Stump Pass Marina, starting right before SUNSET. Sunset Terrace is open Wed-Sunday 4pm-Sunset serving our new "Terrace Bites" Menu, Beer, Soft Drinks and Tropical Cocktails. FREE Golf Cart rides are available starting at 5pm from The Lighthouse Grill. Ask about our NEW Loyalty Drink Card! Contact our Catering Sales Manager, Ginny Carpenter for the latest from Lighthouse Grill Catering 941.451.9026 or
The United Way of Charlotte County is collecting child sized masks for local students. The Chamber is a drop off location.  More Info  If you wish to make masks, here is a pattern for size reference.
Looking for Financial Advice? Ryan Dunlap, President and CEO of WealthBridge Capital Management is here to help you. WealthBridge is located in the old Wells Fargo office giving you a convenient location to meet. He is here to help locals in need of a higher level of investment management and financial planning. Call today and let Ryan take away some of the stress of retirement planning.  #941-242-8484
Christ Lutheran Church of Englewood holds worship services every Sunday at 9:30 am, 701 N. Indiana Ave. The wearing of masks is requested. Holy Communion is celebrated at every service by Pastor Kenneth Lentz. The wine and juice are offered in plastic cups which are held in a server for the communicant to remove for drinking. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Bible study takes place every Monday at 11:30 am. For more information call 941-474-1989
All your financial goals are worth protecting. Protection planning is key to helping you reach those goals. A thorough protection review can give you confidence that the proper plans are in place to safeguard your family, retirement, business, and legacy. Call us for a review. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals Thomas Hinck CFP® and James Hinck CFP®, CIMA®  Hinck Private Wealth Management 941-474-3271  1177 S McCall Rd Englewood, FL 34223
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. 30 N Elm Street, M-F 9-6
Alfred C. Current, III, CLU®, CLTC® - Rowley Insurance Agency – Worth Knowing!  The three c's of success: Are you a one-person show, a small business owner, or just want to take control of your life? Entrepreneur Kevin Gaskell brought Porsche from an almost bankrupt company to a top 10 car company for sports cars. Tune in to hear his story and how you can be successful too! Click here and Listen to the Show.

Mini City will be proudly representing Englewood at a virtual reality job fair next Thursday offering meals to the employers & all the many job coaches. More details:   Come celebrate all this week at Dearborn & S McCall  for our 2 year anniversary we will be having free hot dogs and hamburgers. Plus you can still purchase our regular menu items as well.
Short Stop Printing’s location is open by appointment only with temporary hours of 9 am - 2 pm. We do require masks. All sanitation recommendations are implemented. We are able to fulfill all orders & 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. Mention our business bits and receive 10% off on your next order of business cards. 941.474.4313 /
Isabella’s Bistro, 6800 Placida Road, reminds you that they will be closed for vacation August 22nd-Sept. 9th. Get your Isabella’s fix now! Seating is limited, so make your reservations by calling 941-698-8880. Follow us on Facebook for weekly specials.
Rumours Wine Bar is closed for vacation through August 18th. Our new hours will be Wednesday & Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-6pm. Follow us on Facebook or visit our website anytime.
Fishermen’s Village is a short drive for shopping, dining and entertainment.  See the calendar for August
Government/Assistance News:

Early voting for the Aug. 18 primary election will begin this Saturday, Aug. 8 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Click here for a list of Sarasota County voting locations.  Charlotte County Info:
Sarasota County Health and Human Services is requesting input regarding potential distribution of U.S. Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) monies to local non-profit agencies.  More Info
Several state-run COVID-19 testing sites are available in Sarasota County that require no appointments or prescriptions. Click on the here for complete details about times, dates and locations.
Charlotte County Mask Resolution updated July 22nd, public health advisory.
The Florida Department of Health’s call center is available 24/7…1-866-779-6121
Suncoast Humane Society’s Pets of the Week...

I’m Hennessy, a 6.5 year old girl weighing 62lbs. I am fun, friendly, and I love greeting you with kisses and love. I enjoy going for long walks, playing outside, and bonding with my humans.

I'm Dusty, a 6 year old girl looking for a place that is quiet and loving. I give gentle head butts to show affection, and I also like dogs. I would make a great companion, just give me a chance to show you!
EARS Pet Pals...

EARS Is in urgent need of fosters and volunteers!
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.

Visit our web site at for a complete list of cats and dogs available for adoption.

Welcome to These New Chamber Members…

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota Jennifer LeFrancois Website
Kim Parks ... Membership Coordinator
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