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    Charlotte Sun Column – October 25, 2017

    October 24, 2017

         Tomorrow night is the Business Card Exchange, 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 for additional name and face recognition.

         November will be a busy month as we move a few networking events around due to the start of the holiday season.  Nov. 8 is Networking at Noon at the Burg’r Bar, 317 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.  Please make a reservation in the Chamber store or by calling 627-2222.  Seating is limited and we’d hate to have to tell you, sorry, no room.

         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).  The public is invited to attend what is always a festive early morning few hours.   

         The Nov. Business Card exchange is a Nov. 16 at Busey Bank in Port Charlotte.

         And, mark your calendars for Fishermen’s Village spectacular “Lighting of the Village” Saturday, November 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual Downtown Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting, a holiday tradition of music, Santa, snow showers and authentic family fun, will be held on Fri., Dec. 1. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on the former City Marketplace property. On the 130th anniversary of the City, Punta Gorda Founders’ Week will be celebrated December 1 through December 7 with lots of fun and educational events.  Visit www.puntagordafoundersweek.com for a complete schedule of events

         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.   For more information, please visit our website or call our Port Charlotte office at 627-2222.

         Would you like receive more recognition by hearing your name and the name of your business announced at Chamber events and wearing a yellow ribbon?  Consider joining ChamberACTION, a group of members whose mission is to assist in the recruitment and retention of members?  Please call Bob White at 627-2222 for all the details on another way to promote your business throughout the community.