Chamber Chat

Englewood Chamber Supports our First Responders
The Englewood Chamber leadership program, Leadership Englewood Class of 2024 (LE24) has embarked on an ambitious legacy project. Through the help of our Sarasota County Commissioner Ron Cutsinger, they have been approved by the board to move forward with a First Responders Memorial at the end of Dearborn Street in Veterans Park.

LE24 would like to extend their gratitude for these two individuals who have been actively helping us since the idea phase. They couldn’t have done it without them! Stay tuned as they move forward with the project, and don’t forget to check out for all upcoming events, ways to donate and to secure a sponsorship! Click on the Leadership Englewood button on the top right of our homepage.

Congressman Steube Office Hours at Englewood Chamber
Staff from Congressman Steubes Office will be holding office hours at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce from 11:00am to 2:00pm February 28th. The public is encouraged to come out and meet with staff if they need assistance. Areas the congressman’s office can assist with include, but are not limited to the following: Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, Insurance, FEMA, federal permitting (i.e. docks, beach erosion) and more. For questions, call 941-499-3214.

Career Fair
8:25am to 11:00am March 5th – Lemon Bay High School is having a Career Fair. If you are interested in having your business showcased, please contact Doug Izzo at 941-474-5511 or Participants will be assigned a table in the small gym. This is not a job fair, but an informational fair to learn about the different opportunities in our community and surrounding communities. The students will walk around and ask questions to areas they may have an interest in. This opportunity is first come, first serve. Deadline to register is February 23rd

New Member Orientation
8:30am February 29th at the Englewood Chamber, join us for our quarterly New Member Orientation in their Community Room located at 601 S. Indiana Avenue. This event is for new members, existing members looking to get more involved and future members looking to see if the chamber is the right fit for their business. Come out and learn what the chamber has to offer and get the most out of your membership. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. Be sure to bring business cards. Let us show you why we are “Seriously Fun Business”. Registration is required. Please register at

Englewood Community Guide
We are currently selling ads in Englewood premier business marketing piece. All chamber members are listed in the directory within the publication. If you are not a member of the Englewood Chamber, there is still time to join and be included in this prestigious business marketing piece. It is handed out at our welcome center, airports, businesses and vacation rentals. We also work with homeowners associations, mortgage companies, realtors and more to make sure the community guide gets into the hands of new residents. For more information on becoming a member or purchasing an ad, please contact Doug Izzo at (941) 474-5511 or

Doug Izzo-Executive Director

Comments (9)

  • 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.

  • Mary Smedley says on November 14, 2022 at 4:50pm:

    You are all amazing and what you do for this community- you are hero’s to so many. Thank you!❤️

  • Maria cummings- Suncoast Central Realty says on November 29, 2022 at 12:22pm:

    I have nothing less than gratitude and respect for the Englewood chamber of Commerce staff and members. They welcomed us with open arms when we moved here and opened our small business. We have since then expanded our business to business communications, vendors, clientele, community involvement and friendships. Who does that? The Englewood Chamber of Commerce does that! Thank you.

  • Jerri-Ellen DuBois says on December 5, 2022 at 10:08am:

    You have done so much for this community! With you, Kim, Doug & leading members, the Chamber
    has become so much more than it ever was.

  • Joanne Cumiskey says on January 30, 2023 at 10:58pm:

    Thanks for providing the reminder of your continuing efforts and impact for disaster relief. Many are “back to normal”, more or less, but the Chamber continues to work tirelessly for all. So proud to be a member of the Chamber. You are amazing community leaders.

  • Mary Jones-WENG says on April 17, 2023 at 12:13pm:

    I’ve lived in many towns up North and involved in many Chambers, but Englewood’s Chamber outdoes them all! The support for the community overall, fun events, and responsiveness to needs and challenges…unparalleled!

  • Karen Tyree says on June 5, 2023 at 8:58am:

    Thank you for all you do for our community businesses. It is truly appreciated. Proud to be a member of Englewood Chamber!

  • Darla Mapes says on July 10, 2023 at 12:11pm:

    Fabulous job our Englewood Chamber does for our community. Proud to be a Chamber member & Chamber buddy!

  • Julie Beatty says on August 21, 2023 at 8:11pm:

    Those employment numbers are really interesting. Thanks for sharing!


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