• North Port Sun Weekly Column June 10, 2020

    Chamber Network @ Noon Luncheons Are Back
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Network @ Noon Lunches Are BACK! The Chamber of Commerce will hold a Network @ Noon Luncheon this month on Thursday, June 18th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Visani's, located at 2400 Kings Highway in Port Charlotte. In accordance to the State of Florida Phase 2 COVID-19 Guidelines, the Chamber will implement appropriate seating social distancing and will limit the number of attendees for the Network @ Noon Luncheon. Attendees are also encouraged to wear a mask at the Luncheon. In order to maintain control of the attendance for the Luncheon, participants will be required to register and pay in advance of the Luncheon. No Walk-Up attendees will be permitted. The cost is $15.00 per person for Chamber Members and $20.00 per person for Chamber guest. Participants are requested to register for the Luncheon by Friday, June 12th so that proper arrangements can be made with the restaurant. We are excited to have the opportunity to see everyone again. Join us as we finally get to have some face-to-face networking. For more information and to register, please visit the Chamber’s website event page at www.northportareachamber.com.

    Board of Directors Nominations
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting 2020-2021 Board of Directors Nominations from Chamber members for the Nomination Committee to consider in placing on the Ballot to fill five Board of Directors seat vacancies beginning October 1, 2020. The Chamber is requesting that each Chamber member take a moment to review the qualifications and criteria for an individual to be considered for a seat on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will review all recommendations and will create an official ballot that will be sent to all Chamber members in July to consider and vote. Chamber members are welcomed and encouraged to nominate themselves if interested in serving on a seat for the Board of Directors. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 12, 2020.
    Lunch & Learn Workshop
    This month’s Lunch & Learn Workshop has moved online. 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 this, we are providing this month’s Lunch & Learn Workshops virtually. This month’s Lunch & Learn Workshop topic will be “Profitable Marketing in Uncertain Times with Limited Resources”. Jason Myers, CEO of Guerrilla Marketing, will show us some timely marketing tactics with an emphasis on hyper-effective, low-cost methods. Important information as we restart our businesses after several weeks of no or reduced revenue. The workshop will be held online on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. You will be able to access the webinar from your PC, MAC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Unfortunately, lunch will not be provided. The workshop is available at no cost thanks to our workshop sponsor The Suggs Group. Registration information is available on the Chamber’s website at www.NorthPortAreaChamber.com under Chamber Events or at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9N-JeNrCQ5uC2WcHwMZkcw.
    Chamber of Commerce Golf Umbrellas
    Rainy Season is here! The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is selling 60” Coverage Firm Grip Golf Umbrellas for only $10.00. The Golf Umbrellas come in a solid black or black & white color and will be sold on a first-come/first-serve basis while they last. The Golf Umbrellas are for sale to all Chamber Members and to the public and can be purchased at the Chamber office, located at 1337 N. Sumter Boulevard in North Port, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. As we continue to battle with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Chamber encourages the community to purchase golf umbrellas and donate them to our first responders and healthcare workers. Thanks to a generous donation from David Cotton with Amedisys Home Health, the first five nurses that come to the Chamber office will receive a complimentary Golf Umbrella. The Golf Umbrellas also makes a great gift for Father’s Day.
    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: Coastal Carwash, DNDC Telephone Company, The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass, Gelmtree Advertising and Your CBD Store – North Port.
    New Chamber Member
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the following businesses that recently joined the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce: Compassionate Cannabis Clinic and Dixon and Sons Plumbing.
    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.

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