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Englewood Chamber the fun way to promote your business
We have opportunities for involvement in our July 27th Golf Par-Tee (the Chamber’s twist on a scramble). This event is the perfect way to get your businesses noticed and have fun while doing it! There will be 144 golfers plus sponsors. They are all members of the chamber, which makes this a great way to network. The idea is to have Chamber businesses purchase a team of four. Businesses can use their team as an employee team building outing, a get together amongst friends, client appreciation, or you can invite individuals you would like to get to know better to increase business connections. You must register by July 5th if you want to receive your commemorative dry-fit long sleeve shirt. If you are not interested in registering a team, you might consider a sponsorship opportunity or donating a raffle item. Thank you to Rotonda Golf and Country Club – The Hills Course for hosting us. Visit and click on the Golf Scramble button at the top right of the homepage.

Apply Now for Leadership Englewood
Leadership Englewood applications are open until July 1st. Leadership Englewood is the Chamber’s leadership program. 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, the individual can best determine how to be of value to the community and to affect positive growth and change. This is also a great opportunity to build comradery with your peers and learn things you never knew about your community while gaining the leadership skills to grow your business. For more information visit

New Member Orientation
8:30am June 25th 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

Fireworks Donations
The Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary has been putting on Englewood’s 4th of July Firework display for years. Just like the price of everything else, the cost to put on the fireworks has increased. Business owners here in Englewood have been footing the bill for all these years. We are trying to fundraise to help support the local businesses and have one great firework display this year! You can always stop by the Englewood Chamber of Commerce during business hours and drop off your donation there or contact us at 941-474-5511 for other options. 

Ribbon Cuttings
Check out these businesses with upcoming ribbon cuttings. The first business is Advocate Radiation with their Ribbon Cutting 4:30pm – 6:30pm on June 18th. They are located at 8026 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice. Although it is in Venice, it is still closer than driving to Sarasota for services. The other business is Fifth Third Bank with their Re-Grand Opening 11:00am – 1:00pm June 28th. They are located at 1550 Placida Road in the Merchants Crossing Plaza.

Doug Izzo-Executive Director

Comments (10)

  • 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!

  • Sonette Opperman says on June 17, 2024 at 12:06pm:

    Looking forward to the 4th of July in Englewood. The Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary is doing a great job in making this possible with businesses around Englewood.


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