COMING UP: Business Card Exchange, Leadership Graduation, Sunset Serenade-A Picnic on Lemon Bay
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Sunset Serenade @ Keller Williams Realty Gold on Saturday, November 14th


... Week of October 26, 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, November 11th
Time:  5-7pm
Location: Keller Williams Realty Gold
Address: 1160 S. McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Note: Bring a door prize to promote your business
Event: Leadership Graduation
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time:  5:30-8pm
Location: Boca Royale Golf & Country Club
Address: 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Note: Reservations Required
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 ...
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
Wiseguys Barbershops will be providing free haircuts for Vets on Veterans Day, November 11th, 9am-noon. Walk-ins only. Located at 12717 Gulfstream Blvd Unit 5, Port Charlotte.
Estate-Planning Basics is the title of a free seminar taking place at the Chamber office from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Presenter Kerry Hunter, Trust Development Officer at Englewood Bank & Trust, 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.
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, December 1st. 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. More Details
Palm Island Transit reminds you that most financial transactions can be done over the phone. Please call the Transit Office before arriving and let us know what you need so that we can prepare your product before your arrival. Passbooks can be purchased from the Ranger. Please assist us as much as possible to reduce our personal contact and to protect our team and clients. 941-697-8809
United Way South Sarasota County invites you to support them by attending a free outdoor concert on November 1st. More Details
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association: Calling all restaurants, accommodations, and attractions! Promote your business year-round to residents, visitors, and newcomers to Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties when you place an ad in the 2021 SWFL Visitor Guide! It easy to track your investment with a Coupon Ad. Can't do an ad? No problem! Get listed for just $100. Click to schedule an appointment or call 239-992-2943
Whether times are turbulent or calm, a well balanced portfolio is your key to financial growth. Come in today for your free portfolio review and financial assessment, and together we will make sure you’re on the right track. 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
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
Joe the Poinsettia Man: Tis the season! Time to place your orders! Before or after Thanksgiving Day for delivery!  Still looking for a few donations for local assisted living, nursing homes & rehab centers. Sadly, your donation could be the only gift some of these lonely people receive. See Flyer
SCORE Chapter 0318 is looking for volunteers who would like to help small businesses in our area. Please invite anyone you think is interested, available and qualified to assist our efforts here in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. SCORE Volunteers have the opportunity to work one-on-one with local small businesses, help with Chapter administration and participate in upcoming business events and functions. More Info

Three Englewood Sailing Association youth sailors competed in the River Romp Junior Olympic Regatta, held at the Edison Sailing Center in Ft. Myers, Oct. 17-18, & finished 16th 17th, and 18th overall out of 46 entries in the Green Fleet event. They also finished 7th and 8th in the personal best category. As pictured, Joce Sheppard, Dean Strasser, and Matthew Sheppard sailed eight races over the two days in very strong winds.”Two of the three had just learned to sail and had only 10 days total experience,” explained Miriam Staveley, an ESA volunteer and co-coach for the event, “so we are extremely proud of their performance.” See photo:

Recently, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was notified of phone schemes with callers claiming to be members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. CCSO members will never call citizens to place them under duress, nor will our staff seek to compel citizens to pay fines or else face arrest. CCSO members will not ask citizens to purchase prepaid products, nor ask citizens for product redemption codes. For more information on these scams, visit the CCSO Blog:
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:

A Sarasota County representative will be available at the Elsie Quirk Library Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to assist individuals with CARES Act applications.  They are not able to assist business applications at this time, but we hope business owners will pass this information on to workers whose hours have been reduced or eliminated. Help is for Sarasota County Residents only, and on a first come first serve basis. For information on what to bring with you, please call (941) 861-2273. To verify the Ambassador is on site please call (941) 861-1207. Help is available at all Sarasota County Libraries.
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!
The Barrier Island Fire Service MSBU Advisory Board meeting will be held this Friday, October 30th at 9:30am at Tringali Park Community Center, 3460 N Access Road, Unit #1, Englewood, FL 34224
Suncoast Humane Society is walking on October 24 to save homeless pets' lives!

DOG: Meet Oreo! Intelligent, loving and outgoing are just a few ways to describe him. Oreo is a 2 year old boy with his whole life ahead of him, and he's not interested in spending that time at a shelter. Make this boy yours today because he is ready for a loving home!

CAT: Meet Tommy! At just 4 months old, Tommy is sure to put a smile on your face. Playful and goofy are just a few ways to describe him. Won't you come on in and show him what true love is?
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. 

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