Coming Up: Business Card Exchange, Biz@Noon / Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, Sunset Serenade
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Business Card Exchange at SandBar Tiki & Grille, Wednesday, October 14th


... Week of October 5, 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, October 14th
Time:  5-7pm
Location: Sandbar Tiki & Grille
Address: 1975 Beach Road, 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, Register Here
Event: Sunset Serenade-A Picnic on Lemon Bay
Date: Saturday, November 14th
Time:  4:30-8pm
Location: Keller Williams Realty Gold
Address: 1160 S. McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Note: Tickets on Sale Now, Sponsorships Available
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 ...
Time is running out! Applications are still 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. 15th Details
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.
A referendum is on the ballot this fall to extend the 1% local option sales tax for six years. This is not a new tax, it has been approved by voters in Charlotte County for 26 years. The 1% local option sales tax would fund more than 20 projects throughout Charlotte County. Find more at or call Brian Gleason at 941.743.1462 to schedule a presentation for your organization. Early voting starts Oct. 19; Election Day is Nov. 3.
Charlotte Players- Running Mates opening night is October 9th. This is the 2nd play of our 60th season. This fast paced political comedy brings new meaning to the phrase “family politics”. The show runs till October 18th. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at or by calling our Box Office at 941-255-1022. We are practicing social distancing in the theatre and masks are still required. Charlotte Players is located at 1182 Market Circle in Port Charlotte.
United Way of Charlotte County’s Annual Day of Caring is October 22, 2020. The Stock Our Shelves Campaign supports 15 local Partner Agencies. Our nonprofit agencies have been working hard to serve our community. They have given of their hearts. It’s our turn to give back! Drop off your items on 10/22 from 9-11AM in the Port Charlotte Town Center parking lot near the old Sears Auto Center and deliver through a contact-less drive thru. Volunteer at or 941-627-3539. See Flyer
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 detailsSee October Calendar
You may want to seek help from a Certified Financial Planner® professional if you:
  • Want to better manage your finances, but aren’t sure where to start
  • Want a professional opinion about the plan you’ve developed
  • Don’t have sufficient expertise in certain areas such as investments, insurance, taxes or retirement planning.  Call for a review. Hinck Private Wealth Management, LLC Thomas Hinck CFP® and James Hinck CFP®, CIMA® 941-474-3271
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
Suncoast Humane Society’s annual drag show fundraiser has gone virtual! Drags to The Rescue, the Ultimate Drag Competition, will take place during the month of October, so GET READY! This exciting event will see Floridians decked to the nines in drag gear, submitting videos up to three minutes in length singing, dancing, lip syncing, or performing comedy or rap. 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.

Hancock Grills, a local grill company, is hosting the first Mullet Fest on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Charlotte County Fair. The event will have a mullet smoke-off competition, cast net throwing competition, live music, local arts & crafts and much more.  Our mission is to bring the community “safely” together and support the local fishery and artists. This is a chance to give back to the community. Our event will also raise funds for the Lemon Bay Conservancy.   We need volunteers:

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office: Bullying happens in all facets of life -Individuals who are bullied are at a higher risk for having low self-esteem, engaging in drug or alcohol use and abuse, suffering from mental health issues, and have a higher rate of suicide. It’s OK to disagree with one another, but do so respectfully. Show our kids that we don’t always have to see eye-to-eye, but that we can still coexist and even flourish as a community. Visit
Government/Assistance News:

Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex will host a free workshop on avoiding contractor fraud at 9 a.m., Oct. 15 in Room 119 of the Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. The workshop will be streamed live on the county’s Facebook page and website. For information, contact Diane Whidden at 941-743-1298 or
The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners voted to expand eligibility criteria for the Charlotte CARES for Business Recovery Grant Program. Stage 3 is open More Info
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
Suncoast Humane Society’s Pets of the Week...

DOG: This silly and playful boy is Jack! At just 1 year old, Jack has fun with everything he does. Jack is house trained and crate trained. He knows lots of commands and would love for someone to give him the chance to learn a routine and play many games!

CAT: This 5 year old pair is Galaxy and Gemini. These two are bonded and they love to play and cuddle together. Galaxy is soft like velvet and Gemini is easy going and laid back. Galaxy and Gemini hope that they can find a new home together!
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…

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