Do you keep a list of your appointments on your phone, on a tablet or some other digital device? Maybe you’re old school and right things down on paper.

Regardless of the way you keep track of your activities, you should put that tool in front of you right now, because there are a number of things happening that you don’t want to miss. Here we go.

1. Biz@Noon is Thursday. We’ll be gathering at Ricaltini’s Bar and Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave., for a great lunch and more. The program will start at noon and will conclude promptly at 1 p.m. During those 60 minutes, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Introduce yourself to others.

• Remind people what a good referral is for you and why they should refer business to you.

• Learn a thing or two about other businesses and organizations.

• Have personal one-on-one conversations with several individuals.

• Meet some of the chamber leadership.

• Hear announcements about community events.

• … all while enjoying lunch from Ricaltini’s.

Speaking of lunch, here’s what is on the menu: chicken caesar salad, prime rib sandwich or the pasta bar. Reservations and menu selection can be made online at The cost is $15.

2. Leadership Englewood Alumni Social, Tuesday, at Howards Restaurant, 70 N. Indiana Ave., beginning at 5 p.m. There’s no cost to attend but reservations are requested at

3. Chamber Night with the Stone Crabs, April 23 at Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the chamber’s website.

4. Lunch n’ Learn, April 25 at the chamber office, 601 S. Indiana Ave. The topic is “Communications Skills.” We’re serving free lunch at 11:30 a.m.. Online registration is required at

5) Appreciation Celebration & Ribbon-Cutting ceremony, April 25 at Project Phoenix, 36 W. Dearborn St. The party starts at 5 p.m.

6) Open House & Ribbon Cutting, April 30 at Horse Power Ranch, 727 Morningside Drive. It’s 4-6 p.m.

7) Derby Day, May 4. This is sure to be a Derby Party you won’t want to miss. Details can be found at www.EnglewoodBeach

8) The Leadership Englewood Luau presented by the Class of 2019, May 18 from 5-10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and Project Phoenix. All details, including ticket and sponsorship information is available at

Ed Hill is executive director of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at


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