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.
Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Greg Steube
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Cowork HIVE - North Port, is hosting a Virtual Coronavirus Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Greg Steube April 8th from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm LIVE on the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.
You are invited to take part in the Town Hall Meeting by submitting questions or comments in the "Comment Box" during the Town Hall Meeting. Time permitting, U.S. Congressman Greg Steube will answer as many questions as possible.
I would like to thank Congressman Greg Steube for taking time out of his busy schedule to take part in this Virtual Coronavirus Town Hall Meeting.
Hope you join in with us TOMORROW!
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.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just came out with a recommendation that any events or gatherings of 10 or more people be cancelled. Being that our Chamber events are well attended by Chamber Members and guests and under the guidance or the Chamber’s Board of Directors, all Chamber meeting, events and gatherings will be cancelled unless directed differently by the CDC.
Here is a list of resource websites for the latest updates on the COVID-19 (corona virus):
Florida Department of Health – www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID19
World Health Organization - www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Center for Disease Control – www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/index.html
Visit Florida – www.VisitFlorida.org
Office of Governor Ron DeSantis – www.FlGov.com
Sarasota County Health Department – www.Sarasota.FloridaHealth.gov
Charlotte County Health Department – www.Charlotte.FloridaHealth.gov
City of North Port – www.CityofNorthPort.com/alerts
Florida Chamber of Commerce – www.FlChamber.com
VIRTUAL - Lunch and Learn Workshop - Create a World Dominating Message and Make More Money
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn has gone virtual. 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. To accomplish both of these we are taking our Lunch and Learn workshops virtual. Thursday, April 9 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce with presenter Joanne Cumiskey of VisionQuest Leadership LLC for The 5/25 Series - 5 Virtual Sessions - 25 Minutes Each - 5 Main Topics. This will be Live on the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
If you register online, you will receive a worksheet prior to the presentation.
Sponsored by CoWork Hive - North Port.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Port Map Advertising Available
North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is now selling ad space for the 2020 North Port Map. We will distribute 4,000 Full Color Glossy Maps! Limited Space Available - First Come, First Served. Contract and Payment Deadline is May 29. Publication target date is July 1. Click Here For More Information.
"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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