Chamber Chat

. In an effort to adapt, many of our businesses were able to incorporate more and more technology into their daily lives. For many of these businesses, connecting with customers via social media, expanding their use of digital tools, and creating e-commerce sites remains a critical part of their business models. At the state level, we should ensure that small businesses have the resources and support that they need. Federally, we should make sure that any conversation Congress has regarding the way businesses use technology, like antitrust regulation, includes the small businesses who may be impacted. Our leaders in congress must work to do what’s best for our state’s small business community and should consider how the overregulation of technology may impact the very tools that have allowed entrepreneurs to continue to thrive through uncertainty.

Leadership Englewood introduces Class of 2023  
The Englewood Chamber recently announced Leadership Englewood’s Class of 2023. Leadership Englewood is designed to educate local business leaders about their community and the societal and economic challenges it faces. Armed with that better understanding, they will determine how to be of value to the community and to affect positive growth and change. We would like to welcome Sam Beaugrand – Lasbury Tracy Realty, Dylan Cates – CAPS Home Accessibility & Safety Solutions, Mary Jo Claudius – Michael Saunders & Company, Janet DeLaney – HCA Florida Englewood Hospital, Deanna Devine – Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, Lisa Eby – Charlotte County Board of Commissioners, Austin Fogo – Key Agency, Inc., Allyson Garcia – Wampler Varner Insurance Group, Kris Hartley – Joe Maxx Coffee, Merrill Hollinger – Englewoods on Dearborn Restaurant, Krista Jennings – HarborOne Mortgage, Erin Morey – Custom Mortgage, Ben Morris – White Elephant Pub, Robert Page – Galloway Roofing, Lisa Peluso – Double Elevation, Erica Raymond – D. Martin Plumbing Inc., Amanda Russell – Endurance Aire, Jessica Souza – Paradise Exclusive Real Estate, Tracy Stephens-Miller, YMCA of Southwest Florida, Jamie Walczak – Shipwreck Saloon and Kim Weaver – Beautiful Blinds & Designs.

Ribbon Cutting
Join us October 4th as we partner with the Venice and North Port Chambers to hold a ribbon cutting & campaign kick-off for United Way of South Sarasota County. For more information and to register, visit our event page at

Community Discussion
On October 12th, thousands of neighbors, colleagues, friends and community members will be holding meetings around South West Florida to gather feedback on what is important to your community. One of these meetings will be held at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. Join us 12:00pm October 12th at the chamber – 601 S. Indiana Avenue. You must register to attend. Register online at and click on join a meeting. There is also an option to host a meeting. Anyone can host a meeting – Businesses, boards, homeowners associations, etc.

Last Week
This is the last week for Let’s Eat! – Englewood. Don’t miss out, visit to view participating restaurants and their menus.  

Doug Izzo-Executive Director

Comments (1)

  • Richard Jean says on July 25, 2022 at 7:55am:

    Englewood Chamber is nothing short of outstanding. Events are awsome. I have written business with over 15 local businesses and continue to do so.


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