North Port Sun Weekly Column July 15, 2020
Chamber Provides Daily COVID-19 Scorecard on Website
In partnership with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is providing daily COVID-19 scorecard on the chamber’s website homepage that provides Sarasota County’s COVID-19 Metrics. The scorecard provides updated daily information on the number of Sarasota County COVID-19 cases, daily average of new cases, weekly percent of positive cases, days since first confirmed COVID-19 case and unemployed people and jobs year over year change. This information is updated daily allows our community to understand how our County is reacting and being affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The public can obtain this information by visiting the Chamber’s website at www.northportareachamber.com.
Chamber Presents Distinguish Award to Congressman Steube
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to be able to present the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” award to U.S. Representative Greg Steube for his support of pro-business initiatives. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes Members with the Spirit of Enterprise Award annually based off of their support of pro-business legislation and leadership to push our economy forward. This is the 32nd year that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has distributed this award. U. S. Representative Greg Steube requested that the award be presented to him by the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. The award will be presented at this month’s Network @ Noon Luncheon on Thursday, July 16th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Plantation Inn Golf & Country Club, located at 500 Rockley Boulevard in Venice and U. S. Representative Greg Steube will be in attendance to receive the award. The Chamber has invited Florida Senator Joe Gruters and Florida Representative James Buchanan to participate in this award presentation. Chamber Members and the public are invited to attend the Network @ Noon Luncheon and can register and pay by going to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Website Event Page. The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank U. S. Representative Greg Steube for this opportunity to recognize him for his achievements and to present the “Spirit of Enterprise” award to him.
Free Face Masks
The Department of Health and Human Services has given 22,000 masks to the City of North Port for distribution to residents. These masks are NOT N95 masks. They are cloth face coverings. The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the City of North Port to be a distribution center for these masks. Residents can stop by the Chamber office, located at 1337 N. Sumter Boulevard in North Port, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, to pick up these masks. Face masks are limit to five (5) masks per person.
Business Spotlight Show
Every week, the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a 30-minute “Business Spotlight Show” on WKDW 97.5 FM Radio. These shows are taped each Friday at 11:30 am and air the following Wednesday on 97.5 FM Radio Station at 6:30 pm. These shows are also broadcast live on the Chamber’s facebook page at 11:30 am each Friday. The “Business Spotlight Show” is design to showcase Chamber businesses and organizations that provide great products and services to our community. This week, the Chamber will be showcasing the Encompass Medical. Please join us and learn more about our wonderful Chamber businesses and organizations.
“Coffee with the Docs Show”
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will host their weekly Live Facebook “Coffee with the Docs” with Dr. Lee Gross and Dr. William Crouch of epiphany Health on the Chamber’s facebook page this Friday, July 17th, 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.
Summer “BILL”board Campaign
The Chamber’s Annual Summer “BILL”board Campaign continues to be a smashing success for the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and each of the Chamber Partners that are participating in this promotion. Each day, I am wearing different business attire that has been provided by various Chamber Business Partners that request to have their business/organization promoted through this Campaign, will e-mail a promotional flyer about their business/organization, post the promotional flyer and conduct a live facebook posting on the Chamber’s facebook page. This program is free to all Chamber businesses and dates are still available. I would like to thank the following businesses that are participating in the campaign this week. They include: The Suggs Group, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Mary Kay – Linda L. Zick, IBC and Encompass Medical.
New Chamber Members
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the following businesses that recently joined the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce: L & T Engineering Group, Inc. and Stwan’s Pressure Washing, LLC.
For more information, please call the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce office at (941) 564-3040 or visit the website at www.northportareachamber.com.