Are you an overwhelmed business owner? Maybe you’re a confused employee? Are you finding it challenging to digest all of the information distributed regarding the CARES Act, the Payroll Protection Plan, SBA Loans?
On the day before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ statewide safer-at-home order was set to go into effect, some people were trying to sort out which businesses would be considered “essential” and remain open.
Many people who know me will confirm that I don’t get “writer’s block.” Ever. I once told someone — and not very humbly I might add — that I could write about any topic given to me, including a knat.
VENICE — Colorado-based Lucky’s Market — which was set to build a new store in Venice — announced Friday that Aldi Inc. was the winning bidder for the lease on its Venice and Sarasota properties.
Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.
There was a great deal of public discussion last week regarding our community’s increased participation with the Charlotte County Tourism Development Council.
The first priority of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is to always maintain healthy protocols for our business community and the citizens they serve. That’s you.
We sure do love our restaurants. Some of us dine out daily. For retirees, it’s a new occupation. But at a Bradenton restaurant recently, a whole table was seen passing around, not the bread, but a bottle of hand sanitizer.
The Englewood Chamber of Commerce strives to improve the quality of life for three segments of our population: the local businesses, the residents and the tourists.
I just couldn’t wait any longer to share the news with you all. This project has been developing (in my mind) for years and it’s time for the big “TA-DA!”
The little treasures that can found when cleaning out old files in an even much older building are fascinating. Take, for instance, a yellowed and tattered newspaper section from the Dec. 21, 1899 edition of The National Tribune: Washington, D.C.
The Leadership Charlotte Class of 2020 is proud to be “Running Towards the Future!” The 25 class members are actively planning events to raise the necessary funds for their selected class project. It is tradition for each Leadership Charlotte class to complete a class project which will have…
Small business representatives … heck, large ones too, for that matter … are invited to a “Boost with Facebook” training and networking session in partnership with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Cultural Center
Jennifer Clark and husband Robert Rance just survived a first birthday at their Charlotte Harbor café, Mean Jeanne’s Riverside Restaurant. Most independent restaurants close within their first year. They hope they’ll keep on going.
There’s no better way to begin the chamber’s New Year than to recognize the outstanding businesses and organizations of the previous year. That’s what the chamber will be doing next week, on Feb. 6, at The Hills Restaurant at the Rotonda Golf and Country Club, 100 Rotonda Cirlce, Rotonda West.
This will be a light week for Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce planned events. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise with our members so busy in the positive-but-full onslaught of their busy season. The board of directors will converge this evening for the monthly board meeting as we quick…
The Charlotte County powers-that-be hosted the “One Charlotte, One Water Assembly” last week at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. The nine general objectives were clearing outlined, but those nine tiny bullet points couldn’t disguise the magnitude of the words.
It’s a wonderful thing that the general public feels confident that the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce has the answer to just about everything. And I mean everything. Back in the day when the world relied on phone books, the calls would come in from folks for us to look up numbers for …
ENGLEWOOD — While area residents gear up to fight plans for a 7-11 convenience store at State Road 776 and Manasota Beach Road, DiVosta Homes has announced plans Wednesday for a new residential development nearby.
Gina Taylor of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Sun Coast was the speaker at Jan. 21 dinner meeting of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice.
VENICE — With word coming out Tuesday that Lucky’s Market is closing all but one Florida store, Venice residents are wondering if that means the new market is closed before it ever opened.
PUNTA GORDA — The name Gasparilla Soap Company is appearing in more places in Southwest Florida and has now spread as far as Alaska. Owner and founder Ann Campbell fills us in on the small, but growing company.
VENICE — One of the largest internet companies and the second-largest private employer in the United States is staking some ground just outside Venice city limits.
The Blue Lagoon Restaurant — once a private home with pool and boat lift, later Grove City’s fine dining center— sat deserted on the banks of Oyster Creek for three-and-a-half years, while locals speculated.
WEST VILLAGES — All the world is a stage, but the Atlanta Braves are wanting to share their piece of it with area residents with talents beyond hitting and pitching.
Technically speaking, the Victorian Era ended two years before the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce’s A.C. Freeman House was built in Punta Gorda in 1903. The Edwardian Era had kicked off, but that doesn’t mean our happy home is any less Victorian in grace and style. It is stately, beaut…
Well, this will be an adventure! The next two Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce monthly membership meetings, the Third Wednesday Coffee, will be on the road. We are quite cozy in our usual space at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, but on Wednesday, Feb. 19, we’ll attend a…
If you can’t find something to please your palate at two new local restaurants, it’s not their fault. Their missions, though different, are to offer everyone something they like.