It’s hard to embrace Fall sometimes when you live in Florida…we don’t see the colors of the leaves changing, not much has changed yet with the temperature and we don’t have that crisp cool air that many snowbirds travel South to escape. But October ushers in Halloween and that gets kids excited to dress up and devour tons of candy. I must say I am guilty of that attitude as well. This year the Chamber is looking forward to being a part of Grande Aire Services “Halloween Drive-Thru Candy Bash” on Friday, October 30th 3-5pm. Families can drive-thru and receive candy from many local businesses in a safe environment. More details on the Chamber Facebook page. Thank you to Englewood Bank & Trust who has partnered with The Chamber for this fun event.
Fall in Florida seems like the perfect time to plan a picnic. “Sunset Serenade-A Picnic on Lemon Bay” will be held Saturday, November 14th 4:30-8pm. Tickets are on sale now for $100 each, which includes food, drinks and entertainment and a priceless view of the sunset on Lemon Bay on the grounds of Keller Williams Realty Gold. A special thank you to supporters: Realtor® Karin Dubbs-Remax Alliance Group, Reliable Cabinet Designs, Xpertech Auto Repair, Wampler Varner Insurance Group, Brian Faro-Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, Lightspeed Voice, Key Agency Insurance, Realtor® Erin Halstead-Michael Saunders & Company and Nicole Stiver-Custom Mortgage. We will look forward to enjoying food from Farlow’s on the Water, Lock n’ Key & Mango Bistro. More info can be found online at www.LemonBayPicnic.Com
We will celebrate success with the official grand opening for Rumours Wine Bar on Thursday, October 29th 5-6:30pm. Guests are asked to bring non-perishable food donations for St. David’s Jubilee Center. On the Spot Window Tint will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, November 1st from noon-3pm. It will be a family fun event. Then the following day, Monday, November 2nd, our big scissors will be cutting another ribbon for new member Sunflower Discount Grocery at 9am. More details are available on our website www.EnglewoodChamber.Com
The deadline to apply for Leadership Englewood Class of 2021 is this Thursday. The program is designed to educate local business leaders about their community and the societal and economic challenges it faces. This helps one become a better leader not only in their business but in the community. I am a member of the Leadership class of 2020 and it has been an amazing journey. It does not matter your age or your profession. I would highly recommend it to anyone that cares about Englewood. “Go Blue!” (Leadership alumni understand) Applications can be filled out online
Interim Executive Director/Membership Coordinator