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    Ribbon Cuttings:  ***Tues., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., H & R Block, 2150 Tamiami Trail, Suite 12, PC ***Wed., Nov. 15 during the Holiday Celebration, Peace River Sail and Power Squadron ***Mon., Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., Charlotte Community Foundation, 227 Sullivan St., PG

     

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    21st Annual Holiday Celebration with table top displays, in conjunction with the Third Wednesday Coffee, November 15, 2017 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.  Members may rent an uncovered eight-foot table to decorate with a holiday theme.  Special recognition will be given for the most creative, most unusual and most attractive holiday business displays.  For more information print the Holiday Celebration 2017 flier.

    Help us celebrate the holiday season at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce’s 39th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017.   Our theme this year is Holiday Happiness.  The parade will step off at noon from the Charlotte Performing Arts Center 701 Carmalita Street in Punta Gorda, travel up Taylor Road to the Event Center parking lot for disbanding.  The Judging area is in front of Centennial Bank.  Print and return the Parade Flier 2017 – Holiday Happiness  and sign up you business, club, or non-profit group or pay and register through the Chamber Store.

    The City is starting their sponsorship campaign for the annual Downtown Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting, a holiday tradition of music, Santa, snow showers and authentic family fun on Friday, December 1. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on the former City Marketplace property. Please review the Light Up The Night Sponsorship Packet 2017 and consider this amazing opportunity to brand your business. We will be promoting this event for many months, and all of our materials will include your logo and business name. To confirm your sponsorship level, please email Rachel Keesling RKeesling@pgorda.us.

    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

     

    Published Articles:

    Kiplinger Magazine, June 2015 – Ten Best States for Retirement.

    Charlotte Sun, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 02-11-15 Article – Punta Gorda an affordable place to retire

    Charlotte Sun, Monday, July 15, 2013 – Punta Gorda picked as a Top Retirement Destination.

    US News and World Report, October 17, 2011 – Port Charlotte Florida is named one of the 10 Best Places To Retire.

    Yachting Magazine, April 21, 2011 – Punta Gorda is named 1 of the 50 Best Yachting Towns.

    Southern Living – August 2010

    The Commercial Appeal – Punta Gorda is Back and Better Than Ever – April 4, 2010

    Atlanta Journal Constitution about air shows- it mentions the upcoming Florida International Air Show- March 7, 2010.

    Port Charlotte Named as #1 Best Place to Retire by CNNMoney.com – September 9, 2009

    20 Best Neighborhoods to Retire – According to Walletpop.com July 2009 highlighting the Englewood area.

    U.S. News & World Report article published in September 2008 on Punta Gorda Best Places to Retire may be viewed from this link.

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