• North Port Sun Weekly Column March 30, 2021

    Chamber to Host Weekly Virtual “Let’s CHAT” Conversation
     
    Every Friday morning, beginning April 2nd, the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will host the weekly “Let’s CHAT” Show by ZOOM from 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Participants will be able to talk with Bill Gunnin, Executive Director of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, on topics and issues related to the
    North Port Area Chamber of Commerce or the City of North Port. This informal gathering with Bill and fellow Chamber Members provides a great opportunity to ask questions and obtain information about the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Port. The “Let’s CHAT” Show will be broadcast live on the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page. Those wishing to take part in the “Let’s CHAT” conversation can obtain the Zoom link by registering on the “Event Page” on the Chamber’s website at www.northportareachamber.com.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for DK Consultants of Florida, located at 155 Chelsea Court NW in Port Charlotte, tomorrow, March 31st at 4:00 pm. This event is being co-sponsored by Stewart Title. Please join us as we welcome DK Consultants of Florida to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and see what types of products and services they have available to offer. Beverages (including beer & wine) and snacks will be provided. 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.



    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”)
    Business Spotlight Show
    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 Tax Savers during the “Business Spotlight Show”.
     
    New Chamber Members
    The Chamber would like to welcome the following businesses as new members of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce: Charlotte Bridal Boutique& Formal Menswear, Iona Cannabis Clinic of Port Charlotte, PRIOROTY Transit, LLC, Putting Golf Square and Waste to Charity, Inc.
     
    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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