Welcome to the North Port Area!
The mission of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and encourage business prosperity and
to enhance economic development through advocacy, engagement and cooperation.
We are a family built on the foundation of relationships, integrity, innovation, collaboration, results and excellence.
Remember, it's YOUR business and we want to be YOUR Chamber!
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Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley
With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
Sarasota County Launches CARES Act Funds Application Process
Individual and business assistance applications will be available starting noon Wednesday, Sept. 16, for the community to access Sarasota County's Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations of $18.9 million.
The monies, which will help to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19, are available to businesses, individuals and non-profit agencies in the following categories:
- Economic Recovery.
According to Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis, county staff worked closely with non-profits, chambers of commerce and other agencies to develop and launch these programs to ensure they meet the needs of the community.
"As the nation, our state and our community continues to wrestle with the effects of COVID-19 on their professional and personal lives, it was vitally important to the county commission that the monies are distributed out to the community. In order to do that, we did our due diligence to make certain these funds will be properly distributed," Lewis said.
The $18.9 million in funds are monies that have already been allocated to Sarasota County. But, the community could be eligible for up to $75 million total, Lewis added.
For more information or to begin the application process, visit scgov.net/CARES. In addition, a CARES Funds Call Center is available by calling (941) 861-CARE (2273). The call center is available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Instructional videos for the application process can also be found by visiting the following links:
- VIDEO: Sarasota County CARES Act Individual Assistance Application Process.
- VIDEO: Sarasota County CARES Act Small Business Grant Application Process.
In addition, the Sarasota County Contact Center can be reached by calling (941) 861-5000.
The North Port Area Chamber will be presenting an orientation. Wednesday, September 30, 8:30 am. FREE - great event for prospective members, new members and current members. Discover what tools are available for you through the Chamber. Register Here Registration Required - No Walk-ups.
Location has moved this month to: Olde World Restaurant, 14415 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. CDC Guidelines will be in place.
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn is returning to live, face to face workshops. The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is following the CDC restrictions on the size of gatherings and the recommendations of “social distance”. We also understand it is important that businesses in the area learn business techniques to help them through these challenging times. Good communication skills allow us to give and receive information effectively and efficiently.
This workshop will be held Thursday, October 1 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Olde World Restaurant. Limited to 30 people. You must register in advance.
Breakfast Club NetworkingJoin the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce for our monthly Breakfast Club Networking on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am at LongHorn Steakhouse, 1381 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Limit 40 people. You must register and pay online in advance - no walkups. Social distancing seating will be implemented, face masks are encourages. $8 per person. Register here by October 2.
Networking @ Noon - October
Join the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce for Networking@Noon on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club at 4400 Lister St, Port Charlotte. You must register and pay online in advance - no walkups. Social Distancing Seating will be implemented, face masks are encouraged. Register here by October 12
Applications for the 2020-2021 Leadership North Port, a program of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, are now available. Leadership North Port is a series of city-wide programs designed to enhance participants awareness of our community and its needs by examining how leadership in the historical, geographical, educational, economic, governmental and cultural segments work together to perpetuate and advance the North Port community and its citizens. Visit LeadershipNorthPort.com for more information. Download Leadership Application.
Day Sponsor are also needed. More information here.
Advertisement Opportunities in North Port Area Community Guide 2021
North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is now selling ad space for the 2021 Community Guide. Limited Space Available - First Come, First Served. Contract and Payment Deadline is October 30, 2020. Publication target date is January 2021. Contact Carole Holden at Gelmtree Advertising: email@example.com or 352-408-8601 for more information or to secure your ad space! Click Here For More Information.
Become a Chamber Champion
The North Port Area Chamber is offering Chamber members an opportunity to register for the 2020-2021 Chamber Champion Program. The program will run from October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021. Do not miss out on this opportunity to gain additional exposure for your business and to take advantage of the additional benefits offered through the various sponsorship levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
For more information, call the Chamber Office at 941-564-3040 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Smart Steps to Reopen Florida - Phase 3 on September 25, 2020
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is in regular contact with the Florida Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Visit Florida, Florida Chamber of Commerce, and local healthcare professionals.
Phase 3 Reopening September 25, 2020 View pages 27-29
FEMA FACT SHEET BEOC Quick Start Guidance - CLICK HERE
Coffee with the Docs - COVID-19 Discussion
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Live Facebook “Coffee with the Docs” with Dr. Lee Gross and Dr. William Crouch of epiphany Health on the Chamber’s Facebook page every Friday at 8:00 am to discuss the latest updates on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Dr. Gross and Dr. Crouch are very knowledgeable on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are frequently in contact with the White House and the State Capital. They will provide the latest updates on the status of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will share their expertise knowledge on this issue. Chamber Members and the public will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Gross and Dr. Crouch questions during the Live Facebook show by submitting questions in the “Comment Box” on the Chamber’s facebook page or submitting their questions in advance by e-mailing their questions to email@example.com.
"I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the help of your staff in finding the right repair people for some of my house issues.
Normally, it seems that people just consider the Chamber as a marketing organization whose job it is to let people know about North Port. But, it's a lot more than that, in fact, that seems the lesser job. Helping locals find good service companies is at the top of my list.
For the past few years, I've turned to the Chamber for suggestions for repair companies and every suggestion I have been given has been to quality companies. I recently spent two days trying to find a company to repair my in-house Jacuzzi. I even called a company in Sarasota that sells them. No luck. I mentioned it to you and one phone call later, a company was found. You can't get much better than that.
The rule now is that if I need service for anything I first check with the Chamber for suggestions. I will always use a Chamber member over a non-member if given the choice. Keep up the great work in providing a tremendous asset to North Port!"
"This is the most professional and engaged Chamber I have ever had the opportunity to be a member of. Thanks so much for Everything you do every day on behalf of all of us."
Judy Newell, Palm Terrace Marketing
"I want to give you my most sincere thanks for shooting the video introducing our company and services to your members. Your billboard initiative is so "out of the box" and a great way for the members to get visibility. You did an amazing job putting this together. Our team is very happy with the outcome and wants to thank you."
Doris Goodman, Brightstar Care
"Thank you so much for ALL that ALL of you have done for ALL of us these past few weeks. You have kept us informed, kept us inspired, kept our businesses going and kept us together as a family. We are so thankful for all you have done."
Kellie R. Dunson, Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm
"Your office has done an incredible job during these trying times. You and your staff should be highly commended for your tireless work to help the business community and the residents of North Port."
"Because you are pro-active and looking for solutions, information and constantly going the extra mile, our Chamber will come out of this stronger than ever thanks to you and your team. Great work Bill!"
Sharon Matthews, Allstate Insurance/Matthews Insurance Services
"Can't thank the Chamber enough for all that you are doing for our local businesses. You are also doing an awesome job keeping us informed. Keep up the great work!"
Caryn Huff, Wharton-Smith, Inc.
"I couldn't be prouder to be a member of the Chamber right now - the resources and information you've been continuously giving to help members is exactly what's needed right now, and you're doing it with the positivity and energy you've come to be known for. Thank you for that."
Mimi Steger, Total Martial Arts & Fitness
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