The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Greg Steube from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, live on our Facebook page.

Rep. Steube will provide the latest news and updates on the coronavirus and other national issues of interest. He will entertain questions submitted during the meeting. Participants may submit questions by entering them in the “Comment Box” on the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NPACC/.

The Virtual Town Hall is being presented by chamber and Cowork HIVE-North Port.

Sen. Rubio virtual visit

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a Constituent Services department that assists Florida residents who may be having issues with federal agencies.

These services are nonpolitical and available to all state residents. Their offices are beginning to plan for virtual mobile office hours beginning March 1. Using Eventbrite and Skype for Business, constituents may reserve a time to speak with staff, either by video call or telephone.

The North Port Chamber will host the Virtual Mobile Office Hours visit and will share the registration link and virtual mobile office information. There are 20-minute times blocks set up which allows six constituents to register. If the time slots fill up quickly, longer future virtual visits will be added. Contact us at 941-564-3040 or info@northportareachamber.com, or visit www.northportareachamber.com.

Business & Community Expo


Mark your calendars for the 35th annual North Port Business & Community Expo, set for 9 a.m. to noon March 13 at the George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way.

Presented by Worksite, the Annual Business & Community Expo is free. Local businesses and organizations showcase their products and services. The public gets “goodie bags” filled with promotional items provided by chamber businesses, and chances to win prizes each hour, with a grand prize awarded at the end of the expo.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

We’re having a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at MÜV Medial Cannabis Dispensary, 5674 Tuscola Blvd., North Port. Please join us at this free event and see what types of products and services they have to offer. In an effort to follow CDC guidelines and maintain safe social distancing, attendees are requested to register in advance. Face masks will be required for this event. If you do not have one, face masks will be provided.

Coffee with the Docs

We will host our “Coffee with the Docs” live on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NPACC at 8 a.m. Friday. Dr. Lee Gross and Dr. William Crouch of Epiphany Health will discuss and inform everyone about COVID-19 and answer questions. You may submit questions in advance to info@northportareachamber.com or ask them directly in the Facebook comment box during the show. You may also listen to the show live on WKDW 97.5 FM radio or at KDWRADIO.com.

New members

We would like to welcome Donatelle Public Adjusting, Melissa Michaels Designs, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial-Sara Picard, Restore Global Inc. and Sandhill Speech & Language Services LLC as the newest members of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.

Bill Gunnin is executive director of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and can be reached at 941-564-3040 or wgunnin@northportareachamber.com, or visit www.northportareachamber.com.

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