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    Ribbon Cuttings:  Fri., Feb. 2, at 12noon at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maude St., PG to open their 11th Biennial National Art Exhibit.  **** Tues., Feb. 6, at 5:30pm at Rissini Trattoria Gastronomica, 18101 Murdock Cir., PC to celebrate their grand opening.

    Business Expo2018 Thurs., Feb. 8 from 10am to 4pm at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.  Free admission, prizes, goodie bag for first 500 people.

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    Business OnLine -December 18, 2017

    December 18, 2017

    From the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

    Accredited, US Chamber of Commerce, **** Rating

    Serving all of Charlotte County for more than 92 years

    December 18, 2017 

    Upcoming Chamber Events:

    Wed., Dec. 20, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., Third Wednesday Coffee, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.  Program:  Christmas Parade.  Sponsor: Charlotte Sun/Suncoast Media Group

    General Information

    Watch the 39th Annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on CCTV, channel 20, today at noon, 5 and 8 pm; Dec. 20 at noon; Dec. 22 at 10 am and 6 pm; Dec. 23 at 10 am, 5 pm and 8 pm and Dec. 24 at 9 am, 5 pm, and 8 pm.

    Now in its 7th year, the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring Expo2018 to our members. Hundreds of serious business people from throughout Charlotte County will spend one day “heating up the business climate” at the biggest business event of the New Year.  Over 100 member businesses and organizations will be on hand at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Put your BUSINESS, your BRAND and your PRODUCTS in the SPOTLIGHT on the “Hottest Business Day In Paradise.” Members sign up with the EXPO2018 Participation Agreement-Dec. 1 offer and for details about booth size, pipe and drape, and about the event print the EXPO 2018 Event Brochure.BW

    Small businesses create two out of every three jobs in Florida, and are the backbone of our state’s economy. The Florida Chamber would like to know what issues are impacting your business. Let us know by providing your feedback on our short survey. As the Florida Chamber works to secure Florida’s future, it’s important to measure the health of small businesses. Please click on the button below to take the Small Business Index Survey.

    Please patronize the Chamber’s Sustaining Partners:  (Click on the links to go to their websites.)

    · Platinum:  Bayfront Health Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda; Buffalo Graffix; Charlotte County Ford; Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center; Charlotte State Bank & Trust; Charlotte Sun/Sun Coast Media Group; Florida SouthWestern State College; Harbor Style Magazine; Integrity Employee Leasing; Monarch Direct; State Insurance Agency – Brian Chapman, Jr.; Strang, Olsen & Lynch, CPAs PA; Tampa Bay Rays/Charlotte Stone Crabs; Waste Management of Charlotte County; Worksite Employee Leasing

    ·  Diamond: Centennial Bank;  Farr Law Firm; Fawcett Memorial Hospital; Nix & Associates Real Estate; Panther Hollow Dental Lodge; St. Andrews South Golf Club; WhitCo Insurance Agency-Alexia Martin;

    ·  EmeraldFreedom Boat Club; Friendly Floors; Nolan Family Insurance; Port Charlotte Florist; Sandhill Healing Centers, Inc.; South Port Square; The Wyvern Hotel; Zaxby’s

    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breakings (to which all members are invited):

    Tues., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., Autos for the Needy, 752 Tamiami Trail, PC

    Thurs., Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., Conserva Irrigation of SWFL, 1897 Manzana Ave., PG

    New Members

    Copy Life Inc., PO Box 2344, Arcadia 34265
    Steve and Chrissie Hickox, Ph: 863-993-0240
    www.copylifeinc.com   steve@copylifeinc.com

    Chamber Member Events

    I Love The 90’s Tour is coming to City Marketplace in Punta Gorda, featuring legendary Salt N Pepa, Rapper Tone Loc, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, and C&C Music Factory.  With a combined 7 Grammy Nominations, 6 MTV Video Music Awards, 9 time Platinum records, 8 American Music Awards, 5 Billboard Awards and more, you will witness a stage show unlike any other, including the full arena production show.  Don’t Miss this New Year’s Eve Eve party December 30th. Doors open at 6 pm, so get there early. Get your limited tickets at www.EdgewaterEventsLLC.com

    Charlotte County Fire & EMS announced the 18th Annual 2017 Santa Firehouse Pancake Breakfast Events on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at CC Fire & EMS Station #4, located at 13600 Marathon Blvd., Gulf Cove, from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both days. The second breakfast is on Friday, Dec. 22, at Station #12, 2001 Luther Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33983, and Firehouse doors open at 9:00 a.m.  There is no cost to attend the Santa Breakfast events. Reservations are needed for both of these events. Call 941-833-5600, Or email: Marion.Vandermark@charlottecountyfl.gov

    Need a new business headshot? We are scheduling for Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 11am-2pm at the Charlotte County Chamber Offices, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Perfect for websites, business cards and social media sites. We have photographed dozens of business professionals in Charlotte County. Choose from three backgrounds! 3-5 poses to choose from. $49.95 (Normally $79.95) Schedule now – Steve Lineberry – Photographer 941-626-0551

    Christmas in the Trenches is one of John McCutcheon’s Grammy nominated songs.  Listen to it online and you’ll want to buy tickets to his concert February 10, 2018 – 7:00 pm at the Riverwood Community Center –  4250 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte.  The concert presented by the Rotary Club of Murdock is a fundraising effort.  Reserved seating $35, general seating $25.  A cash bar will be available.  For tickets call 941-624-2353 or email to: think-rotary@powers-pi.com or halliepowers@msn.com  https://murdockrotary.org/fundraiser/ 

    Mark’s Small Business Boot Camp is pleased to announce the re-scheduled “Boot Camp III – The Championship Bout” to be held on Friday, January 19, 2017 from 8:30 to 1:00. Join us for tips and tools to transform how you market your business and attract your ideal client. Because of Hurricane Irma, I am discounting the price from $147 to just $47 for the first 47 people to sign up. To learn all the details, just go to www.marksbootcamp.com and check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/marksbootcamp/.  

    The Gulf Coast Partnership is seeking volunteers for the 2018 Point in Time Count, the annual count of homeless people in Charlotte County.  Training is Jan. 3 from 9 am to noon at the Charlotte County Community Foundation and the Count Day is Jan 25 from 6 am to 10 am.  All teams will be escorted by local law enforcement.  For more information, please contact Gaither Stephens at gaither.stephens@gulfcoastpartnership.org or 941-626-0220 x3.

    Join Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) at this fundraising event which includes a lecture by Dr. Craig Huegel on “The Importance of Native Plants” at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood from 5 PM to 7 PM on January 23, 2018.  Included in the $12 entrance donation ($8 for Friends of CHEC) is complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, music by Gotfried Creek as well as book signing by Dr. Huegel and a silent auction,  For further information and/or reservations, phone 941.475.0769.  Space is limited.

    Here are some of the exciting events at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association; call 941-637-1655 or go to PGICA.org for more information. Sandwich Seminar: Tuesday, January 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Let’s Talk About Knee and Hip Pain”. Robotics Demo: Tuesday, January 23, 3 to 4 p.m.  ChoirPlay: Mondays, January 8 – February 26, 4:30 to 6 pm: Pop, rock, gospel and country choir concept. Everyone gets their own practice CD and gets to participate in a concert on March 4 at 7 p.m.  Many workshops.  Call for dates and times.

    Autos 4 The Needy’s mission is to help individuals in need obtain transportation that will improve their quality of life which includes their ability to locate and hold employment and thrive independently. What better way to open our doors than with the dedication of cars to two local families in need? We will be hosting an Auto Dedication Ceremony immediately following the Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 752 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL.  Please come show your support!  Check out our Event Page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/127709631343007/

    Join the Charlotte County Community Services Department, Ingman Marine and Captain Ted’s Tackle to learn the “tricks of the trade” when fishing our local waters. The program is scheduled Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Port Charlotte Beach Recreation Center, 4500 Harbor Blvd. Each session features a different species: Jan. 3 – Targeting Redfish with Captain Justin Cauffman, Jan. 17 – Fishing for Tarpon with Captain Jay Withers. Jan. 31 – Fishing for Snook with Captain David Hutcherson. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Marc Solomon, at 941-627-1628, ext. 103 or marc.solomon@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.

    Trying to find something different for your holiday party? We have the perfect service! Have an ice cream truck at your party! This is perfect for those who like to think outside the box. This is a unique idea and lots of fun. Your guests are sure to remember you had an ice cream truck at your party. Residential and office parties. We carry pre-packaged novelty ice cream. We have an impressive menu. www.SunnyDaysIceCream.com 941-255-1889 Hurry dates fill fast!

    Gilded Grape Winery & Wine Bar, 4069 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte events. December 20:  Jeannie Smyth– Karaoke, 7 – 10pm; December 22:   Mark Dupuy, 7 to 10pm; December 23:  Bar Closed; December 27:   Jeannie Smyth, 7 – 10pm; December 29:   Steve Widmeyer; 7 to 10pm; December 30:  Jeannie Smyth– “Jazz & Blues Lady”,  7 to 10pm The Wine Bar offers a global selection of wines and a variety of beer and craft beers.  Hours are Tues & Thurs 12 noon-6pm, Wednesday, Friday – Saturday 12:00 noon to 10:00pm. Visit www.gildedgrape.com or call 235-9463

    Charlotte State Bank & Trust Vice President Christine Hause’s free “Do You Know?” seminars will be held this week at the Punta Gorda office, 2331 Tamiami Trail. The seminars are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the bank’s conference room, starting on Tuesday with “Do you know how and when power of attorney is used?”, followed by “Do you know how investment costs and risks are calculated?” on Wednesday and “Do you know how your estate can avoid probate?” on Thursday. Contact Francine Wargo at 941-624-1944 or fwargo@csbtfl.com.

    Nav-A-Gator Happenings: December 21 – Thursday – Live Music, Jimi Pappas 6-9pm; December 23 – Saturday – Live Music, Yard Dog Charlie 2-5pm. Cover charge canned goods and nonperishable food items that are donated to a local food bank. December 25, Merry Christmas. Closed – Reopen Dec 26, 11am.  Our their docks have been completely rebuilt with 40 slips, ready for boats up to 30ft. Fall savings for sailboat owners. Dock slips include water, electric, conveniently located near the slips, and trailer storage.  Nav-A-Gator 9700 SW Riverview Cir, Lake Suzy. Call 941-627-3474 for more information.

    Tickets are now on sale for the Golisano Children’s Hospital Pro Tennis Classic, the premiere finale event as part of the two-day Madisen’s Match tennis experience to benefit pediatric and adult cancer patients, featuring some of the world’s top-ranked tennis players. Visit www.madisensmatch.com/ticket-purchase to get your tickets for Southwest Florida’s first-ever indoor tennis event, 6 p.m. Monday, March 19 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers.

    An introductory course in Florida Fishing is being offered at the PGI Civic Association. Topics include fishing techniques, tackle selection, rigging, knot tying, lures, baits, cast nets, fish identification, tides, and more. Rods, reels, lures, nets and other fishing equipment will be demonstrated.  The instructor is local fishing guide Capt. Ralph Allen.  The course is open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday January 10. The cost is $45 and advance registration is recommended by calling 941-637-1655.

    Tringali Park will be hosting a New Year’s Community Open House on Saturday Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. and features a variety of free activities including a Bounce House, a 30-foot Rock Climbing Wall, balloon animals and more.  Participate in free sports clinics or enter free raffle drawings. For information contact Jill Taylor at 941-681-3742 or Jill.Taylor@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

    Please join us as we celebrate our new location with a Ribbon Cutting Event at 752 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte at 5:30pm. The Ribbon Cutting will be immediately followed by 2 Auto Dedication Ceremonies. Autos 4 The Needy mission is to help individuals in need obtain transportation that will improve their quality of life which includes their ability to locate employment, hold employment and thrive independently.

    There’s always something happening at Fishermen’s Village, and shopping hours in January are 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12 Noon to 6pm Sunday.  Restaurants are open later too!  Click on our January 2018 Calendar for event details.

    Learn about the cultural history of Charlotte Harbor (formerly known as “Hickory Bluff”) at Bayshore Live Oaks Park, 23157 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor with local resident Les Caraher on January 10, 2018.  Les will show, through period photographs, the local history, from the Natives to now, including stories of his own childhood days in Charlotte Harbor.  Program begins at 10 am.  Reservations advised. Please call 941-475-0769 or email Bobbi@checflorida.org.

    King Fisher Fleet is celebrating New Year’s Eve with an evening cruise to watch the Fishermen’s Village fireworks display.  This special cruise will depart at 11:00 p.m. on, Sunday, December 31. After the fireworks, the boat will return to the dock at approximately 12:30 a.m. The ticket includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets cost $70+tax and reservations are required. For more information about this special cruise, or to make reservations, please call (941) 639-0969 or visit kingfisherfleet.com/specials.

    Saturday, January 13th 2018 Heron Creek Golf & Country Club will be hosting the NPHS NJROTC Future Defenders of Our Freedom Charity Golf Event. The event will be held at 5301 Heron Creek Blvd, North Port Heron Creek Golf and Country Club.  Sponsorship and other information, contact christopher@heron-creek.com

    The Military Heritage Museum will induct Roger E. Tetrault, Capt. (Ret), US Navy Reserve, into the Wall of Warriors on Feb. 28 at Twin issue Yacht Club. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 941-769-5319.

    Daily Viewing of more than one million lights and holiday themed decorations during Fishermen’s Village Festival of Lights, now through December 31st!
    Extended holiday hours of 10 am-8 pm Mon-Sat, 12 Noon-6 pm Sunday!  New Year’s Eve Celebration begins at 5 pm with family friendly free festivities including a Fireworks Display at 12 midnight presented by Keesling Construction and Tow Boat US!  Best viewing for fireworks display is from the west dock at Fishermen’s Village.  Thank  you for shopping locally this holiday season!

    Bayfront Health announced that the Pantyhose-Free Zone Women’s Expo will be held Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center. This will be a great day to reconnect during a day of shopping, demonstrations, pampering, makeovers, educational opportunities and giveaways.  Admission is free with over 100 professionals specializing in the areas of fashion and beauty, health and fitness, finance, travel, education, art and more.  If you are interested in showcasing your products and services as a vendor, please call 941-637-2534, or email bevin.gallo@bayfronthealth.com

    King Fisher Fleet at Fishermen’s Village is accepting reservations for Christmas Light Canal Cruises. These family-oriented cruises tour residential canals to view Christmas lights, displays, and decorations on homes, boats, seawalls and docks. Canal Cruises run every evening from December 2nd to December 31st with three departures each night: 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. and each cruise lasts one hour.  Reservations are a must! Private boat Christmas Light Canal Cruises are available for up to 6 passengers.  For reservations or more information, call (941) 639-0969, or visit http://www.kingfisherfleet.com/cruises-christmas.

    Please join us at T.T.’s Tiki Bar on the waterfront of the Four Points by Sheraton.  We are taking reservations for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s, so please call Stacy at 941-637-6770 for details!

    Green Hibiscus Christmas Light Tour’s beginning December 13 through December 21.  Join us for a Christmas Light Tour of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, tours will depart from Herald Court parking Garage and last approximately 2 ½ hours.  Enjoy Christmas Trivia and Christmas Carols, $20pp or $35per couple. Seating is limited call to reserve your seats 941-639-3720.

    Chamber Member News

    Heritage Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care – Holiday Special. Heritage Oaks will be offering a Holiday Special starting on December 1st for individuals who need assisted living or memory care but do not want to move in during the holidays they can reserve and take possession of an apartment for $1,000 plus community fee with full rent being due on January 1st.  Move in at your own pace during the holiday season.   Call Today to find out more information. Chris Snider at 941-698-2600

    There are only 13 days left to purchase the Practice Facility membership at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club at $50 off! These make great gifts for the golfer in your life…or for yourself. Don’t delay, time is running out! Call Richelle at 941-240-5100

    Save the date:  Pedal and Play in Paradise, March 9 & 10, 2018, A Cycling Celebration in Punta Gorda, pedalandplayinparadise.comTEAM Punta Gorda.

    Looking for a great Christmas gift for the ice cream lover in your life? Get them a Sunny Days Ice Cream e-gift card! The card can be any value you want and can be used on any of our services including home or office delivery. We carry pre-packaged novelty ice cream. Huge selection! Our service areas are Bradenton to Naples. Having a visit from our truck is a fun and memorable experience! To purchase a gift card click here: http://tiny.cc/560fcy Our website is www.sunnydaysicecream.com phone 941-255-1889

    The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association will present the 2018 SWFL Parade of HomesTM from March 3 through the 11 and area home builders can register now to take part.  Builders and sponsors interested in participation information should contact the CDBIA at (941) 625-0804. The Deadline to enter is January 15.  A reduced entry fee is being offered to builders who enter before November 30.

    Save the date:  Wed., Jan. 17 Drug Free Punta Gorda Prevention Luncheon, Isles Yacht Club, with nationally acclaimed speaker, Ray Lozano.  Information, please call Monica Babcock, 941-740-4358.

    Visit http://careersourcesouthwestflorida.com/ we have an Employers Tab Hire Top Talent | CareerSource Southwest Florida that list a variety of services.  Under the Grow Your Team (http://careersourcesouthwestflorida.com/grow-your-team-2/) has Customized Training, On-the-Job Training (OJT), Internships and Quick Response Training (QRT) information available.  We also can provide Tuition assistance for occupational skills upgrade Job Seekers Educational Opportunities | CareerSource Southwest Florida.   Funding assistance could be up to $6500.00 for a Diploma/Certificate, $8,000.00 for an Associate’s Degree or $10,000.00 for a Bachelors.  Robin Roleson CareerSource Southwest Florida, 3745Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, 941-235-5900 x 3252.

    Suncoast Humane Society, Meet Jasmine, a 2 yr. old Domestic Shorthair weighing just 7 lbs. She has a shiny black coat. Jasmine is friendly and enjoys attention, but on her terms. She does not like to be picked up. She’s a very playful cat who loves to bat her toy mice around. She has lived with a small breed dog. Jasmine will be a great feline companion for a person who appreciates and respects the independent nature of some cats and who is not requiring a cuddly lap cat. http://www.petango.com/Adopt/Cat-Domestic-Shorthair-30651533

    Looking for a Christmas gift for somebody that is hard to buy for? Murdock Stones Etc. has just received their annual lawn ornament shipment.  Check them out at 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. / 771… look for the World’s Largest Mailbox) or at 590 Prineville St in Port Charlotte by the Sun Flea Market. We have a great variety of mulch, boulders, stones, shell, stepping stones, pavers, & more! We offer discounts on bulk products to Charlotte County Chamber members. www.murdockstonesetc.com

    If you’re hiring for the season, give our FCRA-compliant “Nationwide Criminal Quik-Chek” a try!  It’s only $38. and we’ll verify the SSN and prior addresses as an identity check … check state-based criminal records nationwide … check all 94 federal criminal district courts nationwide for a federal record … and check for sex offender status in all 50 states and D.C.  Landlords and property managers can add a credit report with credit score for just $18 additional.  For the best FCRA-compliant screening services, contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at NRG Background Checks!  941-488-8500;  800-531-6522;  nrginfo@atlantic.net 

    A great socking suffer idea, or treat yourself to the 10th Annual Hands Across the Harbor Half Marathon and 5K on January 27th where you can run, walk, ride or roll over the Gilchrist Bridge. All events kick off in Bayshore Live Oak Park along the beautiful Charlotte Harbor. The half marathon course extends to Ponce De Leon Park.  Registration includes door prizes, family friendly entertainment, a long-sleeved tech shirt and complimentary breakfast for all participants on their return to Bayshore Live Oak Park. For information and to register:  www.HandsAcrosstheHarbor.org

    Charlotte County Pride, Inc hosts the annual event Charlotte County Pride Fest at Laishley Park on January 20, 2018. This year the event will host Steven Andrade as Cher, Spikey Van Dykey, the Cheaters, Elysian Sex Drive and others. This event is for the entire family and free, all we ask is a donation at the gate. Chaps will be collecting hygiene products. Bring your chairs, leave your coolers and pets at home and come enjoy the afternoon. Vendor booths will be selling food and more. For more information visit http://www.charlottecountypridefl.org or call 941-204-3505.

    Rays spring training at Charlotte Sports Park will begin on Friday, February 23 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The full home schedule is available now at www.raysbaseball.com/spring. Place a deposit now to reserve your priority for the best seating locations. Season tickets start at just $258 and provide access to the best seats at the best prices, and other great benefits. Visit raysbaseball.com/spring or call 888-FAN-RAYS. Single Game Tickets go on sale Friday, January 12 at 10 a.m. at raysbaseball.com/spring, and at the Charlotte Sports Park box office on Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m.

    The Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina Christmas Lights Canal Cruises start December 2. This year we are offering a 2 for 1 special for groups and clubs and your group would also receive a sunset cruise during January 2018 at no additional charge. The tour boat can seat 30 people and you may bring your own beverages. The boat departs at 5:30 and 7:30 nightly from Laishley Marina and travels through the decorated canals of Punta Gorda Isles, returning at approximately 7pm and 9pm.  Advanced reservations are required. Call 941-627-3474.

    The Gilded Grape Winery and Wine Bar is making our venue available on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings to members to Host private meetings and functions, after 5pm week days, Deposit to Hold.   Call Paul Malcolm at 941-235-9463 to discuss.

    New Kids on the Block

    Gregory S. Thomas, an experienced financial advisor, is the newest member of the Trust and Investment Management Services division at Charlotte State Bank & Trust. Greg is part of the division’s portfolio management team, along with Michael Aloian, Samuel A. Kiburz, and Brittney A. Seymour. Based at the bank’s Murdock office, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Greg manages the investment holdings of clients via their trust, IRA, or individually titled accounts. Active in the Punta Gorda Little League and Cub Scout Pack 13, Greg can be reached at 941-624-1975 or via email at gthomas@csbtfl.com.

    Job Spot

    Harborwalk Scoops & Bites at Laishley Park is looking for a manager. The ideal candidate will be hard working, strong, energetic, have excellent customer service skills, be reliable and available to work weekdays & weekends. A big plus would be some experience with social media and although previous supervisory experience would be helpful it is not a requirement. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Please send us your resume to icecream@scoopsandbites.com

    Just for fun

    If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children’s science exam answers 

    Q: Name the four seasons. 
    A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. 

    Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink. 
    A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists. 

    Q: How is dew formed? 
    A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. 

    Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
    A: Keep it in the cow. 

    Q: What causes the tides in the oceans? 
    A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight. 

    Q: What are steroids? 
    A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs. 

    Q: What happens to your body as you age? 
    A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental. 


    Do you have exciting information about YOUR business?  Send it to the Chamber and we’ll share it with our other members! Email news about your business to Julie Mathis at jmathis@charlottecountychamber.org.  Please keep it to 90 words or fewer. We reserve the right to publish as well as edit any posting. BOL goes out weekly on Mondays; please email your news by the preceding Friday. 

    Julie Mathis
    Executive Director
    Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
    311 West Retta Esplanade
    Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

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