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About the ChamberMeet the President

President’s Message:

Welcome! It is with tremendous honor that I serve as the president of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. There is no better place to be a part of and serve, than this coastal beach destination that still possesses the small-town charm cherished by residents and tourists alike. There is an astounding spirit of service and commitment that is central to this community and your Chamber.

Miles of word-class beach access and natural parks, safe neighborhoods, a caring local business community, great schools, and friendly people. These are a few on my favorite things about Englewood! 

Englewood is home to beaches, intracoastal waterways and parks that allow you to swim, boat and relax in the sunshine. Our robust natural resources have served as a destination for novice and professional anglers from all over the world for decades. After all, Englewood was a fishing community first! Today, Englewood Beach WaterFest hosts the Offshore Powerboat Association’s largest race of the year at Englewood Beach! There is also a mindset of conservancy with Beach Nourishment projects preserving our beaches and water quality.

While you are here you can explore and experience some of the best Florida has to offer. Historic Dearborn street and 776 host a slew of local businesses where you can shop at fine stores and eat at superb restaurants. Throughout the year, be on the look out for special events like,”Manasota Mystique”, Let’s Eat Englewood, art & seafood festivals, car cruises, powerboat races, Englewood Beach 9 Putt Putt and The Englewood Farmers Market.

Our community contains an even balance of vacationers, long term visitors and residents. Englewood has fine schools and safe neighborhoods with many playgrounds and parks for families of all ages. There are many reasons why we say our best side is outside!

Your Chamber of Commerce understands that having a thriving business environment starts with a strong community. Our mission is to be, “Dedicated to Leading Economic Growth with a Balanced Voice between Local Businesses, Residents and Tourism that Creates Opportunities for our Community.”  It is my intention as president to make sure everything we do as an organization echoes that Mission.

Whether you are looking for a place to visit, live or build a business… know that you are welcome in Englewood!

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Jonathan Varner, 2020 President

Englewood Chamber of Commerce