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.
CARES Act Sarasota County BUSINESS SURVEYSarasota County will be receiving approximately $75 million in CARES Act funds from the federal government to offset government and community costs due to COVID-19.
On behalf of our business community, the EDC is gathering feedback from the business community to help us make recommendations to Sarasota County leadership for usage of the CARES Act funds.
Please take a few moments to complete a brief survey. Your responses are critical in determining the portion of federal funding that the county allocates to economic recovery. We greatly appreciate your time and input.
TAKE THE SURVEYThank you,
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Sarasota County
Lunch and Learn Workshop - Promoting Your Business
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. You should spend at least an hour a day promoting or planning how to promote your business.
This workshop will be held Thursday, August 13 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Olde World Restaurant. Limited to 40 people. You must register in advance.
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
Ribbon Cutting - Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate
Join North Port Area Chamber for a ribbon cutting and grand opening for new member Keller Williams Realty Island Life Real Estate at 13801-A Tamiami Trail, North Port on Friday, August 7, 4:00 pm READ MORE
Ribbon Cutting - Change Consulting Solutions LLC
Join North Port Area Chamber of Commerce in a ribbon cutting and grand opening for new member Change Consulting Solutions, LLC on Monday, August 10th at 12 noon at the North Port Area Chamber office located at 1337 N. Sumter Blvd. Refreshments will be available. Please sign-up online. CDC Guidelines will be followed. READ MORE
Networking @ Noon - August
Join the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce for Networking@Noon on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Beef O Brady's located at 1037 N. Sumter Blvd, North Port. You must register and pay online in advance - no walkups. Social Distancing Seating will be implemented, face masks are encouraged. Register here by August 17.
Safe Smart Steps to Reopen Florida
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.
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.
The EDC has joined forces with other business organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties to connect displaced workers with employers who need to fill staffing demands brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Employers can post jobs and workers can search for them at JobFocus.com, a service hosted by Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Many residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties have lost their jobs through no fault of their own as business operations have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
At the same time, other businesses that are struggling to meet increased demand for products and services need employees now.
Help us get the word out about the web platform at JobFocus.com to encourage employers in Manatee and Sarasota counties to post jobs and workers to search for them.
Also supporting the initiative are Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce, North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
"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
"Bill, your messages are great! A real lifeline and info we can use. Keep up the good work!"
Nancy, Literacy Volunteers
"Thanks to North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and William Gunnin for their tireless efforts in support of the NP business community, trying to understand the "what and why".
Dr. Lee S. Gross, epiphany Health
"William Gunnin and the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce have been doing an AMAZING JOB!"
Amy Schuldt, Kyle Kurtis Salon & Spa
"I commend you for offering a way to use Social Media for business. Times are rough and we all need to be positive and resourceful. Thanks for all you do for our community."
Bobbi Bellardine, San Pedro Parish
"I am a brand new member and WOW I am impressed. North Port Chamber is AMAZING great job."
Judy Newell Palm Terrace Marketing
"Shout out to William Gunnin and North Port Area Chamber of Commerce for keeping their members informed. They have been doing an amazing job getting information during this crazy time. Thank you Bill, Denise and staff for all that you are doing."
Annie Hicks, Seeport Optometry
"NPACC has been providing accurate and timely information since the start. They make me proud to say that I am a member of the Chamber."
Ed Rinkewich, Dream Vacations
"It's an honor to be a member of the North Port Chamber of Commerce. I highly Recommend that if you are a North Port Business or Business Professional in the North Port Area you join this excellent business organization if you haven't already. It's a must for all local area business owners."
Mike DeMaio, Thryv
"Y'all are doing a GREAT job. Seriously. I read all of your emails, they are informative and helpful. Kudos to all of you at NPACC for always doing what's best for our community!"
Kellie Dunson, Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm
"A busy chamber but never too busy to help. The Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library feel very welcome and I enjoy meeting everyone at the events. Thank you to the chamber office staff for their support."
Dee Speers, FOSSPL
"Absolutely love the Chamber here in North Port. Bill and his team do a fantastic job making sure we are active in our Community and have an abundance of opportunities to promote our business and network with others!"
April Tsotsos, Exit Compass Realty
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