THIS WEEK: Lunch & Learn +++ COMING UP: Sunset Serenade-A Picnic on Lemon Bay
Sunset Serenade Logo
Sunset Serenade @ Keller Williams Realty Gold on Saturday, November 14th


... Week of October 19, 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: Lunch & Learn - “Promoting Your Business”
Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time:  11:30am-1pm, courtesy of Brian Faro-Paradise Exclusive
Location: Chamber Community Room
Address: 601 S. Indiana Avenue, Englewood, FL 34223
Note: Fully Booked!!
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
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Help us Celebrate Success!

Rumours Wine Bar-Grand Opening-Thursday, October 29th 5-6:30pm
1807 Englewood Road-Englewood
On the Spot Window Tint-Grand Opening-Sunday, November 1st Noon-3pm
7630 Sawyer Circle-Port Charlotte
Sunflower Discount Grocery-Grand Opening,Friday Nov. 6th 9am
431 S. Indiana Ave-Englewood

More info under Chamber Events
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 ...
Anthony Sands previously from Right at Home and a Chamber Member passed away on October 6th. He and his family moved away months ago. He was very active in our community and his wife has asked us to pass along the details for a Tribute on October 30th. Located at West Coast Church in Englewood. The address is 240 Pine Street. The Tribute for Anthony will be at 6pm.
Grande Aire Services is hosting a “Halloween Drive Thru Candy Bash” Friday, October 30th 3-5pm. Decorate your vehicle, wear your favorite costumes while we participate in the spooky season in a socially distant fashion. More Details
Thursday is your last chance to apply 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. 22nd. Details

Leadership Class of 2020 Graduation is Thursday, November 12th.  Reservations can be made online now.  Cost is $35.  Banquet will be held at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club.  Details:
Bryan Pennybacker, CPA, who has more than 40 years of experience in upper-level accounting and finance, is celebrating his 15th year working with financial institutions for the Crews Banking Corp. He is the Chief Financial Officer at Englewood Bank & Trust and Charlotte State Bank & Trust, as well as Director of Accounting at Crews Bank & Trust. A licensed Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, Bryan is a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.
Need to polish your speaking and interview skills? Toastmasters can help! We provide a supportive environment where you can practice your speaking skills as well as interview and networking skills. Englewood Toastmasters is meeting online, providing the opportunity for you to practice virtually before you present in person. Text Gale West, VP Education, for details. 941-380-3162
Stumpy’s Free Ride provides environmentally friendly shuttle and delivery service for the Englewood Beach, Manasota Key, and Stump Pass Park areas via four electric shuttles that can seat up to seven passengers each. Stumpy’s has been in operation since 2017. Our hours of operation vary by season and inclement weather. We selectively expand our hours when concerts or other events are scheduled by local businesses. We offer fee-based services for special events or private rentals. Call 941-883-8959 for advertising. 941-822-1444 for rides.
Clean out your closets, gather your unwanted items, and bring them to sell at the 3rd Annual Great Garage Sale at the Charlotte Sports Park. Interested vendors can rent a 10-foot by 40-foot space for $30. Vendors must bring own tables, chairs & tents. Registration deadline is Nov. 30. Free admission for shoppers from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 5 No food or beverage providers will be on site. Info contact Debbie Thibideau at 941-235-5010
Fishermen’s Village annual Festival of Lights features more than one million holiday lights and decorations throughout the Village!  Staff is currently decorating the Village in preparation of the holiday season.   Daily viewing begins November 15th and continues 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! Updated Calendar
Lightspeed Voice Increases Community Commitment. Brad Fuller, CEO of Lightspeed Voice, is pleased to announce the addition of Ed Hill to the newly created position of Director Community Outreach. “Lightspeed is committed to enhancing the quality of life within our local communities,” states Fuller, “and given Ed’s extensive community experience, we are delighted that he has joined our team.” Hill’s most recent position was … Read More
Charlotte Players Is open and ready to entertain you! Check out our website at or call our Box Office at (941) 255-1022. We are continuing to practice social distancing in the theatre. Masks are required and temperatures are taken as you enter for a show.
Did you know The Hills is open to the public for breakfast on Sundays? Let us do the cooking and the dishes. We are operating at reduced capacity and all employees must wear masks at all times. Customer required to wear masks when not seated. Our Clubhouse is professionally sanitized weekly. See Menu
Old Englewood Village Association (OEVA) invites you to be a part of our competition and decorate your home or business! The deadline is this Saturday at midnight. Entry fee is free! More Details  Let’s make Englewood exciting!
REALTOR® Anne Aderman of the Aderman Team-Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, is pleased to showcase this beautiful home on Trophy Drive. See the listing. Anne invites you to find out the new value of your home by using today’s technology on a website she created.
With the first annual High Tide Country Music Festival postponed until next year, a smaller fundraiser for Suncoast Charities for Children called “Denim By The Diamond” Country Music Event will now take place on Saturday, November 21, at CoolToday Park in North Port, FL. Limited tickets are now on sale-$85 per person and must be purchased in advance. See Flyer
Joe the Poinsettia Man says nothing signals Christmas like the beautiful blooms of a poinsettia! Available for purchase Nov. 24th-Dec. 18th. See Flyer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast proudly announces Ms. Candy Brooks, (Englewood) and Mr. Sid Friedman, (Sarasota) have been selected as the 2020 Big Brother & Big Sister of the Year. It is a thrill and honor to have Candy and Sid represent the organization as the Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year. This past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has served over 1,800 youth across a ten-county footprint. Learn how to get involved at
The CCSO Senior Outreach Program is taking registrations! If you’re over 60, live alone, and don’t have someone to check in on you, your friends at CCSO will! Just sign up for the free program, and someone will call you once per week, Monday through Thursday, between 9-11am. Our goal is simple: to connect with seniors in the community and make sure they’re OK. Call our Community Affairs Unit today to learn more: 941-575-5345.
Government/Assistance News:

The CARES Act individual assistance application deadline is Oct. 31. Charlotte CARES offers individual financial assistance to residents who have suffered financial crisis due to COVID-19. The Community Organizations Active in Disaster has been offering online access to assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities and other needs since March 17, 2020 with Charlotte County Human Services processing applications submitted through the COAD website and the Gulf Coast Partnership assisting with unmet needs.
Sarasota County has simplified the application process and increased funds for business applicants. 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!
From Representative Greg Steube’s office: Last week, our nation celebrated National Farmers Day. Our district is the proud home to many farmers, growers and ranchers and I appreciate them every day for their work to feed America. I was honored to join President Donald Trump in Fort Myers on Friday as he gave remarks detailing the Medicare and Social Security initiatives, his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to lower the cost of medication for our nation’s seniors. To receive frequent updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, I encourage you to visit my website, like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.
Suncoast Humane Society is walking on October 24 to save homeless pets' lives!

Strut Your Mutt is a fundraising walk hosted by Best Friends Animal Society that helps to save lives of homeless pets right here in our community and across the country. You can help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 by joining our team and walking with us or donating to our walk. It is good for your health, for your pups' health and supports a great cause. The fundraiser ends on October 31. More Info
Suncoast Humane Society’s Pets of the Week...

DOG: Meet Pumba! Pumba loves his toys: stuffed animals, chew toys, bouncy tennis balls and just about any toy! He walks well on a leash, is very gentle, and he will let you know when he needs to go outside. Call to meet Pumba today!

CAT: Meet Blossom! At just 1 year old, Blossom has so much affection and love to share. Her unique markings just add to her unique personality. Are you the one Blossom is waiting for?
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…

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Bella Vida Boca Grande Kerri Jacobs Website
Sunflower Discount Grocery Lisa Crawford Facebook Page
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