NOW: Leadership 2020 Online Auction, COMING UP: Business Card Exchange, Biz@Noon, Wine Wagon Raffle
Toys for Tots


... Week of November 30, 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, Dec. 9th
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Thoroughbred Golf Carts
Address: 3301 Placida Road, Englewood, 34224
Note: Learn More
Event: Biz@Noon... Networking Lunch
Date: Thursday, Dec. 17th
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Noy’s Bistro & Lounge
Address: 31 Chailet Road, Rotonda West, 33947
Note: Register Here
Event: Wine Wagon Raffle
Date: Winner drawn Dec. 18th, 2pm
Price: $20 donation
Location: Chamber Lobby
Address: 601 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood, 34223
Note: Purchase Online
Event: Leadership 2020 Online Auction
Date: Ends December 10th
Note: Benefits PRSAR, Jubilee Center & Vineland Elementary
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 ...
The Chamber is a collection site for the local Toys for Tots drive. Lobby hours are M-F 9-4:30 located at 601 S. Indiana Avenue. Tailored Inspections is hosting a “Toys for Tots Tailgate” this Saturday, Dec. 5th 11am-2pm. Grillin' & Chillin' with Santa! More Info
Grande Aire Services is hosting a Drive Thru Christmas Celebration event on Friday, December 18th from 5-8 PM, so save the date! Flyer Be a part of the fun, more details:

Ivy's on Dearborn is continuing "Small Business Saturday" sales for our locals!  Storewide 20-50% off through December 12th. Enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card.  Ivy's was voted #1 Best Boutique-Reader's Choice.  Follow us on Facebook for daily deals.  Stop in and shop today, 446 W. Dearborn Street.  Thank you for wearing a mask.  #VocalAboutLocal 
Kerry Hunter, Trust Development Officer at Englewood Bank & Trust, is holding a complimentary seminar, Becoming a Floridian, at the Chamber office from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. Kerry and local attorney Lori Dean Hanewinckel will review the checklist you need to complete to become a Floridian, common problems with other states’ documents, and some helpful tips. To register, visit, call Kerry at 941-473-3629, or email Face coverings and social distancing required.
Charlotte Players- Dec 2-6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is just what we all need! In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant are faced with casting the most awful kids ever. The five performances include evening shows on Wednesday, Dec. 2- 5th and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for students age 14-18. Order at or calling 941-255-1022 between 10-4.
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association invites you do some holiday shopping now at our “Love Local On-Line Auction” and support our local Southwest Florida businesses! Auction runs through December 3rd. Over 80 items to bid on from some of wonderful businesses including a weekend stay courtesy of Islander Properties. Proceeds benefit our SWFL ProStart/Culinary and Hospitality Education programs and students Auction
It's that time of year to re-mulch your landscaping areas. Did you know that Murdock Stones Etc. sells a large variety of mulch at everyday low prices? This week, we'll tell that Red, Black & Brown mulches are all $2.90 a bag. ($3 to $4 at most other establishments) 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market). 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox). 941-629-6651.
#VocalAboutLocal this holiday season. “Give $20 for 2020”. From now until the end of the year, by giving an extra $20 or 20% tip, you will be helping our local economy. Be a part of the social media fun by posting photos with the hashtag #Give20For2020 Join
United Way of South Sarasota County reminds you that every dollar you give before Dec. 31st, will be MATCHED (up to $50,000) to help more South Sarasota County residents who are struggling in the wake of COVID19 and other financial instabilities. Donate Here
The Englewood CRA is sponsoring a limited number of COOP ads again for 2021 for those that are part of the Englewood CRA, but they are first come first serve! We sold out last year. COOP rates are $150 per month in January, February, and March for a 1/4 page ad (one photo and 60 words describing your business), or $475 for a 1/2 page. More info If interested, please contact:
OEVA is holding a Decorate Your House contest! Residents can decorate their home for Holidays and submit their address and a photo for a chance to win up to $200 in gift certificates from OEVA businesses. Residents & visitors will be able to view the entries and locations on our website/app (complete with a photo and map of the locations) then drive by & vote online for their 3 favorite Holiday Decorated Homes! Deadline for Entry is Dec. 12th.
The Hills reminds you that now is the time to book your holiday event. Dates and times are going fast! Whether it’s your company, club or just for family and friends, we can help you with a perfectly planned party. Call David today to schedule 941-697-4880
Air Trek knows this year, more than ever, we could all use some holiday cheer. Being with family is one of the highlights of the season. But traveling these days is a bit more involved and worrisome. Flying private is one way to ease the stress. Air Trek is here to take the worry out of holiday travel. Visit Our Website
United Way of Charlotte County reminds you that today, Dec. 1st is Giving Tuesday. We have a match of $7,500! Thank you Dr. & Mrs. William Wood and an anonymous sponsor! Remember this is the day to make twice the ;difference when your generous gift is doubled. Let's not put off tomorrow what we can do today. Give for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community. Make your gift today, click here.
The holidays are upon us, and for many, it’s an opportunity to take some time away. Not for us here at Brookdale Senior Living. We’re here, during the holidays and all year long. We are ready to help you and the ones you serve navigate the holiday season. We can help with assessments, move-ins and respite stays. For your holiday needs, give us a call 941-698-1198.
Gulf Cove United Methodist Church invites you to Sunday morning worship at 8:30 & 11:00 (traditional) or 9:30 (contemporary): in-person with mandatory masks and social distancing, or live-streaming online. In addition, a special online Advent Study is offered on Sundays at 6:00pm thru December 20. To join us online, click the Worship Online button or the Online Bible Study button on our homepage ( GCUMC is located at 1100 South McCall Road, Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte.
Joe the Poinsettia Man says there is still time to place your holiday orders! Call 941-320-8685. See Flyer
Are you unsure about whether your loved one is experiencing dementia symptoms? The confusion, memory loss and communication problems of dementia can be difficult to recognize, understand, manage and cope. The Windsor of Venice is hosting a complimentary webinar Tuesday, Dec. 8th at 10am, to help answer those questions. Register Here

Government/Assistance News:

Charlotte County's local government television station, CC-TV, has scheduled a Facebook Live briefing with Florida Department of Health-Charlotte Administrator Joe Pepe for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1 on the county’s Facebook page, .Pepe will review the latest coronavirus information, including local case counts, testing sites and personal protection guidance. The video will remain available for viewing after the live interview concludes.
Happy Holidays from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office! We would like to remind residents to be safe while out and about shopping this holiday season. Park in well-lit areas, secure your purchases in a trunk or out of sight, get out of your phone & pay attention to your surroundings and never leave your purse or wallet unattended. If you see something suspicious, say something! Non-Emergency 941-639-0013
Gulf Boulevard sidewalk construction from the south public beach parking lot entrance to the Stump Pass Beach State Park entrance is underway. Warning signs and flaggers will be in place to aid in travel through this area. Travelers may experience intermittent lane closures, slow-moving traffic and/or temporary delays and should allow extra time when planning to travel through this area.
Roger D. Eaton and the Charlotte County Clerk of Court proudly introduces another convenient, safe, in-person payment feature: contactless payments! Think of contactless payment as Wi-Fi for your credit, debit, or smart card. You can look for the Wi-Fi-like icon on your card or connect the card through your mobile device using Apple Pay or Google Pay. Then, just hold your card or device within an inch of our card reader, and your payment will process.

Sarasota County advisory boards need you! See Flyer for Vacancy Opportunities
Suncoast Humane Society Pets of the Week...

DOG: Meet beautiful Jolene! Ready to add all the play time and affection you can handle to life? Ms. Jolene is sure to pull at your heart strings. With her adorable face expressions and happy go lucky personality it won't be hard to do.

CAT: This handsome guy is Jackson! He won't ask much of you and will be happy to just hang out in the house and lounge. Jackson will be sure to keep you company and provide you just what you are looking for.
Holiday Crashers Seeking Couches!  “Holiday Crashers” Foster Care Program is an initiative by Suncoast Humane Society created with the goal of recruiting the entire community to open their homes and hearts to a lonely pet for the holidays. Learn More:
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.
Kim Parks ... Membership Coordinator
Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce
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