Tomorrow: Business Card Exchange +++ Register Now: Biz@Noon (Mar 21) + Lunch & Learn (Mar 28)
Tomorrow: Business Card Exchange at
Southern Design Living
2980 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL 34224


... Week of March 11th
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 **Tomorrow!
Date: Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Southern Design Living
Address: 2980 Placida Rd., Englewood, FL 34224
Notes: Networking at its best!
Event: Biz@Noon ... Networking Lunch
Date: Thursday, March 21st
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass
Address: 260 Maryland Ave., Englewood, FL 34224
Notes: Register Here
Event: Lunch & Learn **FREE
Date: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Chamber Community Room
Address: 601 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 34223
Notes: Seats Limited. Register Now
Event: Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony
Date: Friday, March 29th
Time: 8:00am
Location: Lemon Bay Cemetery
Address: 500 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 34223
Notes: Public Event - More Details

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening ...

This Thursday, March 14th at 3pm, join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Chadwick Park on Manasota Key for Stumpy’s Free Ride Shuttle Service. Come meet Captain Stumpy!

Grand Opening March 28th for Capitol Building & Construction Company. Help us celebrate their success from 5-7pm at their model home at 8157 Agate Street, Port Charlotte, 33981, in South Gulf Cove.
The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce “All-Star” program provides for Increased Recognition & Greater Value from your membership.


Cape Haze Marina Englewood Community Hospital
Englewood Sun Herald logo Farlows on the Water logo
Heritage Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care logo Key Agency Insurance logo
Lock 'n Key Logo Lightspeed Voice
Michael Saunders & Company logo SandBar Tiki & Grille logo
Centennial Bank
Englewood Bank & Trust
Gasparilla Vacations
Myakka Pines Golf Club
Monarch Direct
Paradise Exclusive Real Estate
Rothco Signs
Shear Sailing Hair & Tanning Salon
Sysco Corporation
Tall Pines Rentals
The Atlanta Braves
Weston’s wannaB inn
Xpertech Auto Repair
Abbott Air
Brian Faro - Paradise Exclusive
Emery Auto
Gulf Realty
Ivy’s on Dearborn
Karin Dubbs - Keller Williams
Mark H. Knauf CPA
Mason Financial
Mike Douglass Plumbing
The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass
Wampler Insurance & Finance Group
Advanced Hearing Solutions
Faith Lutheran Church
Quick Signs
Reliable Cabinets
SunnyBrook Realty
Swirls n’ Curls Ice Cream
Alfred Current - Rowley Insurance
Karen Current - Centennial Mortgage
Signs in One Day
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 ...

Derby Day is an event you won’t want to miss! Save the Date, May 4th for a viewing party of the Kentucky Derby unlike any other. It’s all about the horsepower! Tickets on sale soon. Food, fun and fashion, so get your hats ready! Event to benefit Branded Hearts Stables and organized by The Englewood Fillies in conjunction with Englewood Beach Waterfest.

Did you know that Murdock Stones Etc. sells several materials that can help you add to or extend your driveway? We have driveway stones (crushed limestone), crushed shell and pavers. Check us out at: 590 Prineville St in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market), 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox) or online at 941-629-6651.
Charlotte County Transit is updating its 10-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP helps determine future transit improvements and provides insight on the role of public transit in making Charlotte County a great place to live and work. Charlotte County Transit is requesting your opinion to help improve its service; please participate online or visit a workshop on March 20th, 2019. 9:30am-11:30am: 6868 San Casa Drive, Englewood…Conference room # 120 

Rowley Insurance Agency - Worth Knowing - Alfred C. Current, III, CLU®, CLTC® - -Your Long-Term Care/Extended Healthcare Planning Professional - Long-Term Care is important – Long-Term Care is important – Long-Term Care is important – Long-Term Care is important! It is important to call Alfred to discuss your Long-Term Care Plan – It is important to call Alfred to discuss your Long-Term Care Plan – It is important to call Alfred to discuss your Long-Term Care Plan! or 941.475.7762

When you find yourself in need of friendly, low-cost computer help - call Robotics1. Robotics1 provides onsite services which will include FREE maintenance programs that can be used to keep your computer running efficiently. There are no surprises, no hidden fees. Charge is only $35 per visit. Work is guaranteed. If I can’t fix the problem, there is no charge. Call today (941) 406-6901 or email  

Join Dr. Crosby from Advanced Hearing Solutions, at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce for a lecture on “The ABCs of CBD” on Wednesday March 13th at 3pm. Presented by local audiologist, Dr. Noël Crosby and special guest speaker, Dr. Joe Kunzer, DC. We will cover: What is CBD? What is it good for? What are the differences between CBD? What makes some better than others? Q&A to follow. Refreshments provided. RSVP required at 941-474-8393.

This year, United Way of Charlotte County is launching a 2019-2020 Campaign Cabinet, to be comprised of local leaders. We invite you to apply to join our Inaugural Campaign Cabinet. This highly esteemed Cabinet will be recognized throughout our community, and have the distinct honor of being nominated as one of the first-ever UWCC Cabinet members. The goal is to increase financial and volunteer resources necessary to support and grow our mission to eliminate poverty. Deadline to apply is 3/31/19. Click here to apply or call 941-627-3539. 
The Charlotte County Commission will commemorate the completion of the West County Annex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m., April 2 at the facility in Englewood at 6868 San Casa Drive. The 20,000-square-foot building was funded by the 1 percent local option sales tax approved by voters in November 2014. More info:
It’s critical to start the retirement income planning process before you retire. If your planning process determines there’s a gap between your desired expense projections and your required income, you still have time to make some adjustments. We can help you build an investment strategy. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals Thomas Hinck CFP® and James Hinck CFP®, CIMA® Hinck Private Wealth Management - Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC 941-474-3271  1177 S McCall Rd Englewood.

Workers’ Compensation can be frustrating and often-times an overlooked aspect of having employees. Ensuring compliance, taking care of claims, year-end audits and renewals, are all involved. Integrity Payroll simplifies the demands placed on you, as an employer, by providing a pay-as-you-go program without the need for deposits or year-end audits. If you are interested in finding out more about our Workers’ Compensation services, please visit our website or contact our experts at 941.625.0623.

You are invited to join us every Sunday at 9:30 am for inspiring worship at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 North Indiana Avenue, Englewood. This Sunday, March 17, we welcome Gwen Wahman, Jazz Pianist, to lead us in music. If you are a local musician and would like to be part of our inspiring worship, please call the office, 941-474-1989.

Are you interested in boating safely? Knowing the rules of the nautical road? In reading nautical charts? Successful completion = Florida Boater’s Card. Sign up for the ABC class presented by the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron. Class is March 23rd & 30th,  8:30am-12:30pm. Register by calling and leaving a message at 941-637-0766. Cost is $30.

Sarasota County is recognizing Flood Awareness Week by encouraging residents to be prepared this year by buying flood insurance. Follow Sarasota County on Facebook and Twitter @SRQCountyGov for tips all week long and go to (keywords flood protection) for more information.

Charlotte Stone Crabs Individual tickets are on sale now!  Purchase your tickets online at, over the phone by calling 941-206-4487 or in person at the Stone Crabs Front Office Building Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. *Please note, the Stone Crabs Front Office is CLOSED on Spring Training game days.

The Englewood Cape Haze Kiwanis Club and Elevating Englewood Florida partner to create ONE Excellent Englewood Event. The 6th Annual Richard Todd Memorial Chili Cook Off & Cornhole Combats Cancer come together April 6th, 2019 in Pioneer Park. Join us for a Super Fun filled day to benefit The Englewood Area Cancer Foundation.

Kustom Firearms would like to thank Kim with the Englewood Chamber, and all the Members who came out to our Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening last week. It was a great success! Kim Woods was extremely helpful promoting us, along with Kerri and Bill of WENG Radio, doing a live broadcast and interviews on site. Members can still pay $85.00 for our Concealed Carry Class. Contact us at: or 941-475-2737. 

Englewood Event Center and Michael "Wheels" Parise present LMFAO Comedy Night April 12th at 8pm.  Full bar and concessions available for purchase.  More info and tickets available at

Suncoast Humane Society’s Pets of the Week:
Mia is a 4 year old American Pit Bull Terrier. She is energetic and loves to play fetch with toys. Mia has lived with dogs and cats and is house trained. Come meet me today

Rockafeller is a 6 year old Domestic Medium Hair male. He would do best in a quiet home where he can be loved unconditionally on his own terms. Stop in to meet him today!

Dearborn Street News …

The Rotary Club of Englewood's Spring Fine Arts Show is March 30th & 31st on Historic Dearborn Street. More Info

Welcome to these New Chamber Members…

Sarasota Opera Carlos Vicente
ERA Advantage Realty Paul Andrews
Symbiont GeoThermal AC/Heating     Rick Krieger
Kim Parks ... Membership Coordinator
Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce
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