Chamber Chat

Englewood Chamber reminds you to shop local
November 27th is Shop Small Saturday and the Englewood Chamber urges everyone to shop local and support your community. The holidays are just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to support small businesses throughout the holiday season. Multiple studies show that small businesses reinvest in the local economy at a higher rate than large businesses do. For every $100 spent at a small business, $68 stays in the community. That’s more than twice the amount chains reinvest. When consumers patronize local small businesses, they are essentially giving money back to their local community. A thriving local business will generate high levels of revenue, which means that the business will pay higher taxes, including local property taxes. This money is then used for local police and fire departments as well as schools. A thriving small business also can improve property values throughout a community, improving every homeowner’s bottom line. Small businesses also tend to show more creativity than large competitors, introducing new products and ideas into the market. To help promote our local businesses, take pictures of items you buy and tag the businesses in social media posts. Help spread the word of the hidden treasures we have in and around Englewood!

Booze Wagon Raffle-”Santa’s Sleigh of Spirits”
A little red wagon filled with 25 bottles of liquor; great brands. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Get yours online at or visit the Chamber in person at 601 S. Indiana Avenue. Tickets are only $20! The winner will be drawn live on Facebook 2:00pm December 17th

Ribbon Cutting
Join us December 1st for a ribbon cutting celebration at Quality Carpet + Floorings. We will be celebrating their newly renovated showroom. Stop by anytime between 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The ribbon will be cut around 5:00pm. There will be food, drinks and more. 

Super Mixer
Due to inclement weather, the Super Mixer co-hosted by the Englewood & Boca Grande Chambers has been rescheduled for December 2nd. The event will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm December 2nd in the courtyard at 741 Park Avenue on Boca Grande. The event is free, however, registration is required. You can register online at There will be food, drinks and live music by Marty Moss. Bring a door prize for your chance to win an ad on our digital billboard in front of the Englewood Chamber.

Milestone Members
Every Friday, we recognize our longest standing members. These “Milestone Members” have shown the chamber support through their continuous membership for many years. Last week’s Milestone Member was Rum Bay Restaurant located on Palm Island. You can get there via barge, water taxi or by boat and enjoy their complementary docks. Rum Bay Restaurant has been a member of the Chamber for 32 consecutive years. Find more information

A reminder that the Chamber will be closed this Thursday & Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Doug Izzo-Chamber Executive Director

Doug Izzo

Comments (2)

  • Linda Fugitt says on March 29, 2021 at 2:23pm:

    Thank you for the shout out!

  • Maria Cummings says on April 27, 2021 at 11:45am:

    The Englewood Chamber is helpful in SO many ways. Thank you for all of your support in this community- it has helped me in my Business and personally, with all of the wonderful people I have met.


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