North Port Sun Weekly Column - November 2, 2020
Chamber Recognizes “Best of North Port” Chamber Members
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize and congratulate the following Chamber Members that were either winners or finalists in the Sun “Best of North Port” Contest:
A Little Help Nurse Registry Finalist Abbe's Doughnuts Winner Achieva Credit Uniton Winner American Irrigation Winner Beef O'Brady's Winner Big Jim Self Storage North Port Winner Bowersox Plumbing Winner Boy's and Girls Club Winner Buffalo Wild Wings Finalist Buffalo Wings & Rings Winner Caddy Carts Winner Center for Sight Finalist Charlotte State Bank Winner Christian Brothers Automotive NP Winner City of North Port Finalist Coastal Quality Landscapes Winner Coldwell Banker Sunstar Winner Cooling Dynamics Refrigeration & Air Winner Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare Winner Culver's Winner Dr. Lee Gross Winner Dream Vacations Winner Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Winner Epiphany Health Winner Evolve Chiropractic Winner Family Spine and Pain Care Institute Finalist Farley Funeral Homes Winner Goodwill Industries Manasota Winner Grease Monkey Finalist Gulf Coast Scratching Post Winner Heron Creek Animal Hospital Winner Heron Creek Golf & Country Club Winner Hoover Pressure Cleaning Winner John Wood Finalist Key Agency Winner Kyle Kurtis Salon& Spa Winner Loan Star Pawn Finalist Lolablue, LLC Winner Los dos Cristianos Coffee Shop Winner Millennium Physicians Group Winner Mellor, Grissinger & Backo, LLP Winner Namack Portfolio Investments Finalist Nicastro Travels Finalist Noah's Ark Preschool Winner North Port Art Center Winner North Port Chiropractic Finalist North Port Natural Florist Winner North Port Performing Arts Assoc., Inc. Finalist North Port Title Finalist Olde World Restaurant Winner PostNet of North Port Winner Realty by Dale Thomas Winner Reclaimed Living Finalist Rothco Signs & Designs Winner Safe Haven Home Inspections Winner Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System Winner
Second Chance Home Furnishings Winner Seeport Optometry Winner Shore Dental Finalist Southern Self Storage North Port Finalist Sparkle Brite Finalist Steller Web Productions Winner Steve Matthews: Allstate Insurance Winner Stwans's Pressure Washing Finalist Suncastle Roofing Winner Suncoast One Title & Closings Winner SWF Screens Finalist The Rock Box Music School Winner The Springs of South Biscayne Winner The UPS Store Winner Tommy's Express Car Wash Winner Total Air Solutions Finalist Triple B BBQ Winner Truly Nolan Pest Control Finalist Uflooria Finalist W. Kevin Russell, PA Finalist Windemere Homes Finalist Worksite Financial Service Winner Your CBD Store Winner Zwiercan Homes Winner
“COVID-19 Relief” Golf Tournament
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “COVID-19 Relief” Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club in North Port. The golf tournament will have an 8:00 am shotgun start and the registration fee is $90.00 per player or $360 per team. The golf tournament will be limited to 128 players and will be sold on a first-come/first-serve basis. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available that provide great exposure for your business. Don't miss out on this great marketing & promotional opportunity for your business or organization. Being that the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce did not qualify or virtually receive any governmental funding assistance during the COVID-19 Pandemic, proceeds from this event will go to support the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce mission as it continues to assist our Chamber Members, the business community and residents of North Port. Registration includes: Green fees, golf cart, continental breakfast, lunch buffet, range balls, contests, raffle prizes and goodie bags. The golf tournament will host a hole-in-one contest at each of the par 3 holes, putting contest, longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, most accurate drive contest, in the circle contest and "hit it on the green" contest. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are limited and will be sold on a first-come/first-serve basis. For more information, please visit the Chamber’s website at www.northportareachamber.com.
Sarasota County C.A.R.E.S. Act Grant
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Sarasota County Government to assist small business/non-profit organizations (100 FTE employees or less) to complete and submit applications to receive funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (C.A.R.E.S.) Act Grant. The Chamber will have Business Consultants operating out of the Chamber office, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm to assist businesses in completing and submitting the C.A.R.E.S. Act Grant online. Eligible businesses/non-profit organizations that were affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and had a loss of income from March 1, 2020 to the date of their application submission can qualify for up to $49,999.99 from the C.A.R.E.S. Act Grant. The Business Consultants will be available at the Chamber office beginning today, October 19, 2020 thru December 30, 2020. Business Consultants are only available by scheduled appointments. Interested participants can call the Chamber office at (941) 564-3040 between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm or e-mail at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. There is no cost to the business/non-profit organization to participate in this C.A.R.E.S. Act Assistance Program. Business/non-profit organizations do not have to be a member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce to participate in this C.A.R.E.S. Act Business Assistance Program.
Grant funding pursuant to this Sarasota County CARES Small Business Relief Grant shall only be used for eligible expenses. Eligible expenses include:
• Rent payments.
• Mortgage payments (except for real estate taxes).
• Utilities payments (water, sewer, electric, gas, solid waste collection, phone, internet).
• Anything needed to protect employees or customers from exposure to COVID-19.
• Personal protective equipment (PPE).
• COVID-19 testing costs.
• Supplies and equipment for facilitating social distancing or otherwise adapting the business to help comply with the CDC’s guidelines related to COVID-19.
• Payroll expenses.
• Marketing related to reopening.
• Inventory costs for perishable items related to reopening.
Scheduling appointments and grant application assistance will be conducted on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will be conducting Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for two new organizations that have recently joined the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.
- North Port Huskies
Today, November 2, 2020
Beverages and Snacks will be provided
- Family Promise of South Sarasota County
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Tour, Drinks Tickets, Snacks, Raffle Prizes and 50/50 Raffle will be offered
Join the Chamber as we welcome these organizations to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and see what type of services they have to offer. Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are free and open to Chamber Members and to the public.
Breakfast Club Networking
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the next Breakfast Club Networking event on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:30 am at Perkins Restaurant in North Port. 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 encourage 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 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.
New Chamber Members
The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the following businesses and organizations as new members of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce: Abbe’s Donut Shop, Allen Ramsey – Gulf Shores Realty, Gulf Shores Realty, HairCandy, Sparkle Brite Pools of West Vilages and T & R Construction Solutions, 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.
Bill Gunnin is the Executive Director of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and can be reached at (941) 564-3040 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPACC 941 564 3040
- November 02, 2020