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.
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is in regular contact with state officials and local healthcare professionals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just came out with a recommendation that any events or gatherings of 50 or more people be cancelled for the next eight weeks.
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.
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 North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is offering the opportunity for chamber businesses and non-chamber businesses to order and purchase advertising opportunities in the 2020 North Port Maps. These maps are very popular, and the chamber will have 4,000 maps printed and distributed locally…
UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. - Charlotte County fire officials say the Rotonda Sands fire is now under control. Several homes were evacuated, but no homes were lost. There were no injuries reported.
The 2020 Leadership North Port Class is conducting a multi-gift baskets raffle to benefit and help improve security for the Child Protection Center in North Port.
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…
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, will be participating in the Annual Tampa Bay Rays Chamber Breakfast on at 8 a.m. Wedn…
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
We hope you are planning to attend the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Annual Business & Community Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the George Mullen Activity Center in North Port.
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of North Port, CareerSource Suncoast and the Herald-Tribune Media Group will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way in North Port.
VENICE — It’s exactly 242 miles from a downtown Venice shop along Miami Avenue to the Hard Rock Casino Hotel near the site of Super Bowl LIV in the city of Miami.
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.
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 …
VENICE — Freedom Boat Club, originally based in Venice and now a a division of Brunswick Corporation, was named to the 2020 boat club franchisor in the 2020 Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise list.
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.
With apologies to David Letterman and his comedic Top 10 reasons for whatever, here are our Top 10 for you in giving an entirely ineffective, sleep inducing speech. Try them. They are foolproof.
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.
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.
VENICE — A $1 million campaign pledge had its opening night Friday at Venice Theatre as it begins its public phase of its “Next Act” campaign.