It was a HULA of a Good time !
Congratulations to the Leadership Englewood Class of 2019. More than 250 people gathered Saturday evening to experience their Hawaiian LUAU. Guests were treated to entertainment by authentic Hawaiian dancers, a silent auction as well as fun events. The affair was the created as a fundraising event of the leadership class.
Charities to benefit from LUAU
One of the stated objectives of the Leadership Englewood program is “to educate local business leaders about their community and the societal and economic challenges it faces. Armed with that better understanding, the individual can best determine how to be of value to the community and to affect positive growth and change.” With that in mind, this year’s class designated the following organizations to receive funds from their LUAU fundraising event: Meals on Wheels in Englewood, the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and Project Phoenix. The amount of funds being distributed to those organizations will be announced at the class graduation which is to be held on June 6th.
Thank you to the LUAU Sponsors
This event would not have been possible if not for the following businesses have each already donated more than $1,000: Lightspeed Voice, Key Agency Inc., Michael Saunders & Company, Rowley Insurance Agency, Inc., Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, The Boca Beacon, Englewood CRA, Farlow’s on the Water, West Coast Trailer, BNI, The Englewood Community Hospital, The Englewood Sun, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Hanks Moving, the Island Team of Paradise Exclusive Real Estate and Suncoast Auto Parts – NAPA. There were more than 50 other businesses & individuals who also were sponsors at various level. Thank you to all.
Help Feed the Troops
The Englewood Chamber is collaborating the with area’s Rotary Clubs to collect and distribute food and other items for our military troops who are serving abroad. Here’s a list of items that can be dropped off at the Chamber’s lobby: Instant drink mixes (hot and cold): cocoa, coffee, Gatorade, Crystal Light, tea, etc. Snacks: beef jerky, nuts, trail mix, granola, protein bars, crackers, cookies, candy (no chocolate), gum. Breakfast items: Pop Tarts, instant oatmeal. Misc food: tuna (pouches – no cans) ramen packs and cups, cooking spices, salad dressing (no glass). Personal care Items: Deodorant, disposable razors, aspirin, ChapStick, Shampoo, eye drops, small tissue packs, toilet paper individually wrapped, medicated foot powder. Fun Items: Hand-held games, Cards, Nerf balls, Crosswords, Sudoku and batteries (AA, AAA, D). In addition, donations are being accepted to help offset the mailing costs. Checks can be made out to the Englewood Chamber and can also be dropped off at the Chamber or mailed to 601 S. Indiana Ave. Englewood, 34223.
This week’s events
- May 22nd. New Member Reception for Your CBD Store of Englewood. 5:00-7:00pm. 2650 S. McCall Road.
- May 23rd. FREE Lunch n Learn – Budgeting to Sustain and Grow your Business. 11:30am – 1:00pm. Chamber’s Community Room. Sponsored by The Englewood Community Hospital.
- May 23rd. Tri-Chamber Event. 5:30 – 7:00pm. Plantation Golf & Country Club. This annual event is always well attended by the members of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the Englewood Chamber. The cost to attend is $5.00 or Chambers and $10.00 for Non-Members.
-Ed Hill, Executive Director