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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 – September 25, 2017

    September 25, 2017

    From the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

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

    Serving all of Charlotte County for more than 91 years

    September 25, 2017

    Upcoming Chamber Events:

    New location – Thurs., September 28, 5 to 7 p.m., Business Card Exchange, Charlotte Sun, 23170 Harborview, PC

    Fri., September 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., 92nd Annual Luncheon, Event Center, PG

    General Information

    A Charlotte County Location has opened for Operation Blue Roof. Operation Blue Roof provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma. The U.S. Army Corps. To get assistance, you must sign a “Right of Entry” (ROE) form to allow Corps staff and contractors to access your private property and assess roof damage. Complete an ROE form at the Operation Blue Roof Port Charlotte location, Look for the tent in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement store Murdock Carrousel Shopping Center, 2000 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. For more information call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258).

    Businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.  Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. 

    For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage. Applicants may apply at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov

    The Charlotte Community Foundation, the United Way of Charlotte County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation have joined together in partnership in order to respond to the significant devastation left in Hurricane Irma’s wake. Tax-Deductible donations can be made by visiting https://www.charlottecf.org , https://unitedwayccfl.org, https://floridacommunity.com or by texting Irma to 40403. 100% of funds will be used for direct expenses related to Hurricane Irma relief and recovery efforts.

    This Week’s Happenings has posted. Click here for website • Click here to read online (PDF; printer-friendly) Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau

    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 State Bank & Trust; Charlotte Sun/Sun Coast Media Group; Florida SouthWestern State College; Harbor Style Magazine; Monarch Direct; Panther Hollow Dental Lodge; State Insurance Agency – Brian Chapman, Jr.; Waste Management of Charlotte County

    ·  Diamond: Centennial Bank;  Farr Law Firm; Fawcett Memorial Hospital;  Integrity Employee Leasing; Lexington Manor; St. Andrews South Golf Club

    ·  EmeraldFreedom Boat Club; Friendly Floors; Nolan Family Insurance; Port Charlotte Florist; Sandhill Healing Centers, Inc.; South Port Square; Strang, Olsen & Lynch, CPAs PA WhitCo Insurance Agency-Alexia Martin; Wise Choice Photography & Video; The Wyvern Hotel

    Ribbon Cuttings (to which all members are invited):

    Wed., Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m., Harborside El Jobean Beach & Yacht Club, 14550 River Beach Dr., PC

    Mon., Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., Baby Inside Me 3D Ultrasound, 12687 SW County Road 769, Lake Suzy

    Tues., Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m., Medsol Clinical Research Center, 3390 Tamiami Trail, #205, PC

    Thurs., Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., RE/MAX Palm, 24001 Peachland, PC

    Thurs., Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm, 18401 Murdock Cir, PC

    Mon., Oct. 30, noon, Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., PG

    New Members:

    RE/MAX Palm Realty, 24001 Peachland Blvd., PC  33954
    Peter Rivera, Ph: 941-889-7654          
    www.remaxpalm.com   palmrealtypcs@gmail.com

    Vanguard Cleaning Systems of SW Florida, 2571 Toledo Blade Blvd., NP34289
    Mike Dickson. Ph: 941-423-7670             
    www.vanguard.com  mdickson@vanguardcleaningswfl.com
    Sponsor: Kathy Robinson, Centennial Bank                             

    Party Lite, 282 Warwick St., NW, PC 33952
    Nadia Mamczij, Ph: 312-286-2885
    www.partylite.biz/nadiascandles  nmamczij@msn.com  
    Sponsor: Kim Maddy, Charlotte State Bank & Trust

    Rothco Signs, 4526 Gorgas St., NP  34287
    Dave Roth, Ph: 941-706-6160                
    www.rothcosigns.com  dave@rothcosigns.com
    Sponsor: Simone Caseo, Harbor Style Magazine   

    Chamber Member Events

    Goodwill’s MicroEnterprise Institute will be starting their fall class on October 2.  This six week evening class assists individuals with a business idea in developing a plan to guide their start up process.  Subject matter experts and experienced business coaches work with participants each evening to develop their plan.  Classes meet at Charlotte Technical Center.  To apply contact Sandra Plazas at 239-995-2106 or go to goodwillswfl.org/microenterprise.

    Temple Shalom High Holy Day Services, Kol Nidre, Friday Sept. 29, 8:00pm; Yom Kipper Day, Saturday Sept. 30, Traditional Service, 10:00 am; Family Service, 3:00 pm; Afternoon/Yizkor service, 4:00 pm; Concluding /Havdalah service    5:15 pm; Break-the –Fast, 6:30 pm. (Reservations required for Break-the-Fast). High Holy Day attendance is free and open to the public.  Donations are always appreciated.  For questions call Temple Shalom 941-625-2116, 23190 Utica Ave., Port Charlotte.

    You’re invited to the groundbreaking of PicklePlex of Punta Gorda at Florida SouthWestern State College at 9 a., on Tuesday, October 17 at 9 a.m. on the FSW campus, 26300 Airport Toad, Punta Gorda.

    The One Life Organization is helping with the 2nd Annual Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival on Oct. 7 at Four Points by Sheraton. Come check out a variety of live performances. Tickets: Presold $10 | At the gate $15 | VIP Pre-Sold Only $30 Children under 13 Free, Food and Art/Craft Vendors *Jerk Cook-Off *Quick-Fire Competition* Domino Tournament* Kid’s Zone. Tickets on line: www.caribtix.com/caribbeanjerk

    Join us at T.T’s Tiki Bar at the Four Points next week for our Customer Appreciation Night!  We are throwing a Post Hurricane Party on Thursday, September 28th and will offer free appetizers, 2 for 1 on well and call drinks, wine, and beer specials.  The party starts at 5:00 PM and Tiki Tom will be rocking out on stage!  On Friday, we have Jukebox Prophet, Forbidden Fruit on Saturday, and Lee James on Sunday.  Stop in the Dockside Grill for dinner and enjoy our new menu prepared by our new chef! 

    Postponed by Hurricane Irma, the fifth annual Comedy for a Cause fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, Punta Gorda. All previously distributed sponsor, VIP and show-only tickets will be honored on the new date, when eight area business leaders will perform improvisation comedy under the direction of Charlotte County Commissioner Dr. Chris Constance. Tickets may be purchased at www.comedy4acause.net. Donations in cast members’ names may also be made that site as well as www.crowdrise.com/fifthAnnualComedyforaCause. Call 941-255-1022 for more information.

    Join us for a fun filled day for the whole family at the Charlotte County Fun Fest Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Harold Avenue Recreation Center, 23400 Harold Avenue, Port Charlotte. Free parking, admission and activities. Bounce houses, laser tag, Fire/EMS Demos, bicycle rodeo safety course, exhibits, crafts, games and more. Food trucks will be on site so you can have lunch while the kids play. This event is sponsored by Charlotte County, Kitson and Partners, Stealth Mobile Laser Tag and Fawcett Memorial Hospital. For more information call 941-833-4003.

    Gilded Grape Winery and Wine Bar. 4069 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte,  941-235-WINE (9463).  Wednesday,  September 27, 7 – 9pm ,  “Karaoke”  with Jeannie Smyth; Friday, September 29,  7:00 to 10:00pm,    Mark Dupuy and from 5:30 to 8:00pm, J&K’s Mobile Café  will be here; Saturday,  September 30,   7:00 to 10:00pm,  Jeannie Smyth. The  Wine Bar offers a global selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle, made on-site, and a variety of beers. Hours are Tues & Thurs 12 noon-6pm,  Wednesday, Friday – Saturday 12:00noon to 10:00pm.  www.gildedgrape.com,  like us on facebook.

    Tringali Park will be offering a Forever Young Nutrition Course presented by the University of Florida Family Nutrition Program in Charlotte County. Classes for the 6-week course will be held Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. starting Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017. This course will focus on unique nutritional needs and healthy eating for older adults. Classes will be held in the Tringali Park Community Center. This is a free program, but spots are limited, pre-registration is required. To register visit www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click Get Active – Online Registration on the Playing page.

    Career Source is offering an Employer Workforce Training Grants Workshop on Wed., Oct. 11 at their office at 3745 Tamiami Trail (Conway and 41) from 8:30 to 10 a.m.  Learn about grants that are available for training new and existing employees.  RSVP 239-931-8282 x1806 or ttofini@careersourcesouthwestflorida.com.

    Classes begin this week, and there is still time to sign up! We offer classes for all skill levels, in a variety of subjects: drawing & painting, pottery, basket weaving, photography, jewelry & glass, sculpture and doll making. For a schedule visit www.visualartcenter.org or call (941) 639-8810. View the Instructor Showcase on display in Goff Gallery until Sept 28. Beverly Yankwitt abstract art on display now in Rebecca Hall. Exhibits are always free and open to the public and feature a fantastic selection or original art for sale. The Visual Arts Center is located @ 210 Maud St, Punta Gorda. Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: M-F, 9-4 & Sat, 10-2.

    Country for a Cause 2017, Friday, November 3rd, 6-10 pm at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Music by the Ben Allen Band, Loving You Right Now. A “Good Ole Down Home Country” Meal, Cash Bar, Live Auction & Paddle Auction. Proceeds to benefit the patients at the Virginia B Andes Volunteer Clinic and Pharmacy. VIP Tickets – $100pp – includes 2 drink tickets, VIP seating, tableside appetizers General  Admission – $75pp. For additional information, call Robin at 941-276-1668

    You’re invited to the Beach Bash on October 14 at the Englewood Event Center.  The Bash will feature The Shindigs and benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County.  For more information, contact www.bgcofcc.org  or englewoodboardofrealtors.com.

    Free October CHEC programs. Call 941-475-0769 for directions/information. October 3, 16:  Guided walks through Tippecanoe II Mitigation Preserve in Port Charlotte. 9 am. October 8, 17, 31:  Guided walks through Oyster Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood. 9 am. October 18:  The “Mysteries of Migration” lecture at Bayshore Live Oak Park in Port Charlotte. 10 am.  Reservations advised. October 19:  A guided walk through Bill Coy/Buck Creek Preserve in Englewood. 9 am. October 24:  A birding walk through Tippecanoe Environmental Park in Port Charlotte.  8 AM. October 25:  A guided walk through Amberjack Environmental Park in Cape Haze. 9 am.

    Everyone is invited to celebrate Punta Gorda’s original 10th Annual OKTOBERFEST 2017. Join the Party Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 4pm to 9 pm, in front of the Old Courthouse, the corner of Taylor Street & Olympia Avenue. Live Music by Germany’s Dynamic Duo. A variety of authentic German food and much more. German and domestic Beer, Wine & Schnapps. Mercedes Vintage Car Show, Pony Rides, Dirndl/Lederhosen contest with prizes. Oktoberfest 50/50 raffles. Free admission, No coolers.

    “Help Rebuild Crossroads” fundraising social to benefit Crossroads Hope Academy, Tuesday 9/26, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Punta Gorda Isles Civic association, 2001 Shreve St., PG. Entertainment and refreshments. Minimum donation $15. Get tickets on-line at www.beyondourselves.peapps.com, or by calling 941-637-1655; also at the door.

    Thursday, October 19, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Bayfront Health invites you to join the voices for recovery in honor of National Recovery Month. Every September, this national observance focuses on raising awareness of mental and substance use disorders, celebrating individuals in long-term recovery. This year, Bayfront Health wants to show how Our Community Rocks. Rocks, painting supplies, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided Free. Seats are limited. RSVP required. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

    CARE Auxiliary’s Basket Luncheon is Tuesday, October 17th at River City Grill.  We have a new event on October 11th from 5-7:30pm at the Captain’s Table.  This will be a happy hour event where we will sell tickets good for one well wine/well drink or appetizer for $10.  The entire $10 goes to C.A.R.E.  We will have live piano and singing as well as items to raffle off.  Kristie Lawson, careauxiliary@gmail.com

    Wilson Realty Warriors American Cancer Relay for Life team’s biggest Fund Raiser is Thursday, October 12th from 6pm to 9pm, at Hurricane Charley’s with Celebrity Waiters from both the City’s Fire Department and the Police Department.  Buy a signature “Purple” Drink, take Line Dancing lessons at 7:00 from Charles and Bill, bid on the Silent Auction, buy dinner (we get a % of the proceeds) and help us raise funds to assist Cancer patients with daily needs and fund the necessary Research to Cure this Disease. Have questions? Call Linda Wilson at (941) 629-6624

    Florida SouthWestern State College presents Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity’s 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Fun Walk.  Race begins at 7:30 am on Thanksgiving morning, November 23rd.  Fun for the whole family with refreshments and awards. Register by Nov. 10th and receive a complimentary Turkey Trot T-shirt!  Early registration: $30 per person, $25 youth 4 – 14.   All registrations: $35 after Nov. 20thRegister online at www.charlottecountyhfh.org or call 941-639-3162.  Net proceeds go directly to helping local families in need of safe, decent affordable housing.

    Coastal Car Wash will celebrate the Grand Opening of its newest location by giving back to Crossroads Hope Academy. We are asking the community to come out in support of Crossroads September 29 to October 1 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Those who give back will receive a free car wash through the new fully automated express tunnel. All $5 suggested donations for any level wash will be given Crossroads.  We’re located at 41 South near Harbor Blvd., next to Dairy Queen. For more information, contact owner Tom Klein at (941) 380-3187.

    Save the date:  October 27, 8:30 a.m. at Hurricane Charley’s for Drug Free Charlotte County’s 2017 Annual Prevention Breakfast and Awards.  We’ll be honoring those who have “Sowed the Seeds of Prevention” and sharing how we can keep moving forward.  For information visit, www.drugfreecharlottecounty.org.

    The Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture, 406 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Punta Gorda, announces its new exhibit “The Great Migration,” opening Friday, September 29. All are invited to the free opening reception, 3-6 pm. The exhibit chronicles the movement from the South to the North of African Americans who were looking for freedom, equality, economic opportunities and to escape racial terrorism. Between 1910 and 1930. 

    The Phantoms of the Orchestra, a volunteer group which supports the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is holding its first monthly Composer’s Luncheon of this concert season on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan Street, and is open to the public.  The luncheon program will focus on composer John Williams, one of the composers featured in the October 5th CSO concert: “A Salute to our Armed Forces.” Reservations are required and may be made by calling 941-205-9743 by Tuesday noon, October 3rd.

    The SKY Family YMCA invites you to join us for our Inaugural Harbor Nights, an exclusive 21 and older charity event filled with dining, dancing, live and silent auction. This charity event on October 14 at 5 p.m. is key to the YMCA’s ability to open our doors to all in our community as proceeds from this benefit go directly to the Children and Families Scholarship Fund and programs in Charlotte County. Individual Tickets are $125 and includes; admission, dinner, open bar and auction fun! For tickets or sponsorship visit, www.swflymca.org/harbornights.

    Key events at Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association – call 941-637-1655 or go to http://pgica.org for more information. Flu vaccinations on October 3 and November 7; 11 am -12:30 pm; bring insurance cards. Beyond PGI: Become a real traveler, learn about the Friendship Force on Tuesday, October 3; 7 pm.

    The Punta Gorda Airport and the Florida International Air Show are giving away two general admission tickets per month in August, September and October to any Chamber Member willing to promote the Air Show in their business by hanging a poster, displaying rack cards or event business cards.  Keep the passes for yourself or use them in your own summer promos as giveaways.  (http://floridaairshow.com/sponsor/).  To view all the sponsorship opportunities available for the Air Show, please visit:  http://floridaairshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Chamber-of-Commerce-FIAS-August-Promo.jpg

    Chamber Member News

    The Sun Coast Media Group, the parent company of Sun Newspapers, announced a million dollar disaster relief program for local businesses.  For any business closed due to storm damage beyond Monday, 9/18/17, Sun Coast Media Group is offering a “Get Back on Your Feet Program.”  Sun Coast Media Group – Hurricane Irma Recovery Program 2017  For more information call 941-205-6406 for the full details and conditions.

    Every year during the holidays, Friendship Centers strives to provide gifts to those who visit our Friendship Cafés or receive our home-delivered meals.  Our clients rely on Friendship Centers for daily hot meals as well as invaluable social activities.  For some, our “Healthy At Home” initiative will be the only gift they receive.   Please consider providing some extra cheer by donating a practical, thoughtful item that will be gifted to our clients.  Donations can be dropped off at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce between September 5th and October 31st. 

    Suncoast Humane Society  – Meet Lucy, a 3 yr. old Domestic Shorthair weighing 13 lbs. She has a mostly white coat with patches of black & brown tiger striping. She’s a playful cat who enjoys batting toys around. She will reach out through her cage to get your attention and then melt you with her beautiful face. She’s enjoyed the company of adults, children and a small dog. She likes sleeping with her owner and also likes to lounge by a window. Lucy is an engaging cat, but sometimes likes her time alone.  http://www.petango.com/Adopt/Cat-American-Shorthair-22984003

    Murdock Stones Etc. has Clean Fill Dirt, Sand, Shell Marl and Rip Rap for your Irma repairs.  Get $5 off per cubic yard on any order of fill dirt (delivery or pick-up) between now and September 30th.  Just mention “Charlotte Chamber E-Mail” when you call (941-629-6651) or come in. We are located at 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd…. look for the World’s Largest Mailbox) or at 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte by the Sun Flea Market. www.murdockstonesetc.com

    A Career Builder survey reports a third of full-time U.S. workers have a “side gig” … a job outside their regular work hours … necessary to supplement income.  Women (35%) are more likely than men (28%) to have a second job, as are workers younger than 35 (41%) compared to those 35 and older (27%).  African-American (46%) and Hispanic (40%) workers are more likely than Caucasian (29%) and Asian-American (26%) workers to have a side gig.  For professional, FCRA-compliant, background screening, contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at NRG Background Checks!  941-488-8500;  800-531-6522;  nrginfo@atlantic.net

    As a result of Irma and the Equifax Data Breach, which affected 143 million Americans, it is more important today than ever to have LegalShield and IDShield to deal with the aftermath and recovery. Sometimes you need someone on your side when dealing with insurance companies and contractors, and the Equifax Data Breach is a stark reminder that you need identity theft protection. Every year, 10 million Americans have their identity stolen. For more information, or to enroll, contact Jim Carroll 941-235-1770 or visit www.CarrollTeam.net

    Harborside Copier Services of Charlotte County is owned and operated by   Walter Stawarski. Walter is a former service manager of Copiers Sales and Service and has over 20 years experience in the industry. We sell and service new and used commercial grade copy machines, printers, wide format plotters, and scanners. We also have lease options available to fit your needs. Contact Harborside Copier Services at 941-626-4556 or email us at harborsidecopiers@gmail.com http://www.harborsidecopiers.com/  https://www.facebook.com/harborsidecopiers/

    The Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy, announces its Christmas Lights Canal Cruises starting December 2, 2017. This custom cruise is designed for individuals and groups such as churches, clubs and organizations with an affordable price.  The tour boat can seat 30 people comfortably. The boat departs at 5:30 and 7:30, nightly, from Laishley Marina in Punta Gorda and travels through many of the decorated canals of Punta Gorda Isles, returning at approximately 7pm and 9pm.   For more information 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 5 pm week days. Deposit to hold. Call Paul Malcolm at 941-235-9463 to discuss.


    Holly Selders, assistant vice president of residential lending at Charlotte State Bank & Trust, has become a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS), meaning she is trained and equipped to handle the home buying and mortgage lending needs of active duty and former military personnel. Holly is based at the bank’s Punta Gorda office and may be reached at 941-205-2714 or hselders@csbtfl.com. She also serves as president of the Business and Professional Women of Charlotte County, a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors and a volunteer at the Tidewell Hospice House.

    Job Spot

    Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training takes place each year at Charlotte Sports Park.  The Rays seek a Spring Training_Charlotte County Ambassador to lead spring season ticket sales efforts, assist in coordinating event appearances and grassroots marketing activities, and assist in community outreach activities in the Charlotte County area. It is estimated the seasonal position will run for approximately 6 months from October 2017 through March 2018. The position will be located at the Rays spring training offices at Charlotte Sports Park. Please submit applications to Robbie Artz at rartz@raysbaseball.com.   

    Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens is seeking part-time retail sales persons to staff the Admission Booth and the Garden Community Center snack and gift area. Dependability, positive personality, and desire to join an exciting new opportunity is required. Experience is preferred but not essential. Submit resumes to peacerivergardensmembers@gmail.com or call 941-621-8299 between 9 and 12, M-F. Leave message if there is no answer.

    Roger D. Eaton, Charlotte County, Clerk & Comptroller is recruiting for a Court Services Manager.  This is a highly responsible position overseeing the Criminal Court Services County/Circuit Felony, Misdemeanor and Civil Traffic departments which include E-filing, recording, indexing, redaction, fees and fines, collections, and records retention rules for these services.  This is a full-time Exempt position offering a full benefits package.  Experience/knowledge in Florida criminal statute laws is required.  Min pay is $22.94/hour.  For more details or to apply go to: www.Co.Charlotte.FL.US click on Employee Relations Menu, Job Listings link or email employee.relations@charlotteclerk.com

    Just for fun

    These individual quotes were reportedly taken from actual employee performance evaluation in a large U.S. Corporation:

     “Since my last report this employee has reached rock bottom…and has started to dig.”

     “His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity.”

     “This employee is really not so much of a ‘has-been’, but more of a definite ‘won’t-be’.”

    “When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet.”

    “This young lady has delusions of adequacy.”

    “He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.”

     “This employee should go far…and the sooner he starts, the better.”

    “Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together.”

    “He certainly takes a long time to make his pointless.”

    “He would argue with a signpost.”

    “He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room.”


    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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