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    Charlotte Sun Column – October 18, 2017

    October 17, 2017

         If you’re up and at ‘em this morning, please join us for the Third Wednesday Coffee from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Event Center in Punta Gorda.  Jerry Mallet, the director of the County’s Office of Emergency Management, will be the featured speaker. Gator Wilderness Camp School is the sponsor.

         The Oct. 26 Business Card Exchange is hosted by the Gustitus team at Keller Williams Peace River Partners.  Please join us at 1032 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte and bring plenty of business cards to hand out and a small gift to promote your business.  So, what that last line refers to is that from 5 to 6 p.m. we mix and mingle.  At 6 p.m., we do a drawing for gifts donated by Chamber members.  And, if you bring a gift, you’re recognized and (generally) your photo is taken along with the “winner” of your gift for added name and face recognition.  It’s all about promoting your business.

         During the Nov. 15 Third Wednesday Coffee, we’re holding our 21st Annual Holiday Celebration with table top displays.  Members may rent an uncovered eight-foot table to decorate with a holiday theme for $20 ($10 for non-profits).  Special recognition will be given for the most creative, most unusual and most attractive holiday business displays. The public is invited to attend what is always a festive early morning few hours.   

         Our 39th Annual Christmas Parade is Sat., Dec. 9.  We’ll step off at noon from the Charlotte Performing Arts Center (next to Charlotte High), head north on Taylor and disband at the Event Center.  The reviewing stand will be in front of Centennial Bank.  The theme for the parade is Christmas Happiness which is a pretty open idea for decorating your float or truck and theming your performing unit.   For more information, please visit our website or call our Port Charlotte office at 627-2222.

         As a reminder, now’s the time to get us information about your upcoming events so we can get it on the Community Calendar on our website. As our winter residents return, they want to know about everything that’s going on, so make sure you’re there.  Please email jcaffee@charlottecountychamber.org.

         Happy birthday to my fabulous daughter, Kate!