Welcome to our beautiful piece of Paradise, here on the west coast of Florida! Our area consists of several beachfront & waterfront communities, including: Englewood, Placida, Rotonda West, Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro Island, South Gulf Cove and Gulf Cove. This quaint town has kept it’s small town, laid-back feel over the years, while also experiencing moderate growth, which I feel is largely contributed to us being “just off the beaten path”. We have some of the most beautiful beaches, waterways, parks, golf courses, and so much more. Take some time to stroll down Historic Dearborn Street looking for creative artwork and unique gifts or visit one of our many independent restaurants throughout the community to experience some amazing foods.
I am honored to be your 2021 Chamber President, in the very town I grew up in! Although I may be partial to Englewood, I will go on the record to say we have the most caring community in Southwest Florida. I have watched our amazing town work so well together over the years, building each other up and being there for one another in times of need. It’s heartwarming and a refreshing feeling to know communities like this still exist.
As we move forward through another year, I’d like to ask our entire community, both full-time and part-time residents, to find some time in your schedule to give back. Whether it’s volunteering a few hours per week/month or getting more actively involved with one of the many great non-profits in our area, I would love to see more people pitch in to help our town continue to thrive. If you’re looking for opportunities to give back, feel free to reach out to myself or any of our board members and we’d be glad to point you in the right direction.
I am proud of what the Englewood Chamber has become and what it continues to do for the businesses and tourism in our community. As your Chamber President, I will continue to work with our board members and staff to help ensure we continue to do great things for the community as a whole. Be sure to join our “Two-Minute Tuesday” newsletter on our homepage, so we can keep you updated with community and Chamber happenings as well as many great offerings from our local businesses. We plan to make this another extremely successful year, with many great events for all to enjoy!
Please feel free to reach out to me, if there’s anything we can do to help serve our community and businesses better.
We can only do so much as an individual, but together we can do anything. Wishing you all the best in 2021!
Brian Faro, 2021 President
Englewood Chamber of Commerce