• North Port Sun Weekly Column March 23, 2021

    Chamber Spotlights Businesses and Organizations
     
    In an effort to show our appreciation to the many wonderful businesses and organizations that make up the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce membership, the Chamber conducts a weekly “Business Spotlight Show” on WKDW 97.5 FM Real Community Radio Station every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. This 30-minute radio show is also broadcast live on the Chamber’s facebook page during the taping of the show every Friday at 11:30 am. The show is design to spotlight a different Chamber business or organization and to showcase the products and services they provide to our community. Chamber members are the heart and soul of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and are an integral part of our community and continue to support our community on a daily basis. The Chamber encourages our community to shop local and support Chamber businesses and organizations when searching for products and services. This week, the Chamber will showcase Chamber Member, 941 Apparel powered by Stitching Solutions, during the “Business Spotlight Show”.
     
    Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
    The 2021 Leadership North Port Class will be conducting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit local non-profit charities on Saturday, April 10th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at the Olde World Restaurant, located at 14415 Tamiami Trail in North Port. The cost is $15.00 per person and includes: Pancakes or toast, bacon or sausage, eggs, home fries and beverage. 50% of all proceeds will benefit local non-profit charities in North Port. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Tickets may also be purchased on the Chamber’s website at www.northportareachamber.com.
     
    2021 North Port Map Advertising
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is offering the opportunity for Chamber businesses and non-Chamber businesses to order and purchase advertising opportunities in the 2021 North Port Maps. These maps are very popular and the Chamber will have 4,000 maps printed and distributed locally, statewide and nationally beginning in July 2021. Businesses interested in purchasing an ad in the 2021 North Port Map must order and make payment no later than Friday, May 14, 2021. The cost and size of ads are listed below:
     

    • Map-side business card size ad - $175.00 (3-3/8” x 2”)
    • Back-side business card size ad - $100.00 (Chamber Members) - (3-3/8” x 2”)
    • Back-side business card size ad - $175.00 (Non-Chamber businesses) - (3-3/8” x 2”)
    • Front panel, map-side display ad - $300.00 (3-1/2” x 4”)
    • Back panel display ad - $150 (3-1/2” x 4”)
    • Back-side panel ad - $400.00 (3-1/2” x 9”)
    • Back cover panel ad - $800.00 (3-1/2” x 9”)
    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for one of our new Chamber members, Luminary Dermatology, located at 3105 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port, on Thursday, March 25th at 4:30 pm. Please join us as we welcome Luminary Dermatology to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and to the City of North Port and see what type of services they have available to offer. Luminary Dermatology will be offering free skin cancer screenings throughout the day in conjunction with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Beverages and snacks will be provided for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are free and open to all Chamber Members and to the public. In an effort to follow CDC guidelines and maintain safe social distancing, attendees are requested to register in advance. Face masks will be required for this event. If you do not have one, face masks will be provided.
     
    Chamber Orientation & Website Training
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a Chamber Orientation on Wednesday, March 31, at 8:30 am at the Olde World Restaurant located at 14415 S. Tamiami Trail in North Port. The Orientation is designed to provide information on the benefits and opportunities that comes with a Chamber membership to new Chamber members, current Chamber members and prospective Chamber members. Chamber benefits and opportunities are offered to help businesses and organizations promote their products and services to the community and help their business or organization grow and succeed. Immediately following the Chamber Orientation, the Chamber will conduct a Chamber Website Training to teach Chamber Members how to use the Website to use the tools available to them to help promote their business or organization and to participate in Chamber functions and events. The Chamber Orientation and Website Training is free and open to all Chamber members and to the public. It is requested that you register in advance so that proper arrangements can be made. Breakfast will be available for purchase.
     
    Breakfast Club Networking
    This month’s Breakfast Club Networking will be held on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30 am at the Twisted Fork Restaurant, located at 2208 El Jobean Road in Port Charlotte. This event is open to all Chamber members and there is no cost to attend unless you wish to order a meal off their breakfast menu. Guests are invited and encouraged to attend to see first-hand the power of networking and the benefits of being a member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. To maintain the proper social distancing and seating as recommended by the CDC guidelines, seating is limited to 60 people and Chamber Members and guest must register in advance. No walk-up registration will be permitted. Attendees will have their temperature checked and hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table. Attendees are requested to wear face masks and if attendees do not have a face mask, one will be provided at the registration table. Attendees are requested to register in advance by going to the “Event Page’ on the Chamber’s website at www.northportareachamber.com.
     
    New Chamber Members
    The Chamber would like to welcome Synthetic Ghost Industries as a new Member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.
     
    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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