President’s Message:

Welcome to Englewood!

I am Proud to serve as the 2023 President of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. Like many others I came here from somewhere else with a great deal of pride in where I was from, yet quickly fell in love with our town and in ways wish I was raised here. The greatest compliment I have received  is being asked “You weren’t born and raised here?”.  I take great pride in my time here and have great respect for those who were born and raised here along with those who find us and fall in love just as myself!

Located to the far South of Sarasota County and the North end of Charlotte County with a piece of Lee County connecting us to Boca Grande we offer more than many could dream of. With Great Beaches, Restaurants, Resorts, unique Mom and Pop stores along with small coffee and ice-cream shops don’t expect to find many chain stores and establishments.

Englewood offers historic burial sites dating back thousands of years along with local artists and places where Broadway plays are written and musical pieces being developed. Walk down Dearborn street and experience a Farmers Market in season, local Artwork on display and for sale, a couple of places to have great coffee, places to have fine wine or Ice-cream.  Englewood offers walking trails showing off our extensive wildlife and beautiful trees and plants. Love Baseball? Englewood is minutes away from the Rays and Braves spring training facilities!

Englewood has a thriving business community, and your Chamber of Commerce lives by its mission to be “Dedicated to Leading Economic Growth with a Balanced Voice between Local Businesses, Residents and Tourism that Creates Opportunities for our Community.” As president, I intend to ensure we live that mission in all the things we do as an organization.

Welcome to Englewood! Come see any of us here at the Chamber and let us know how we can help you here in Paradise!

Shane Whitmore, 2023 President
Englewood Chamber of Commerce