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Grand Opening for Marji’s on McCall

02/27/2020 3821 S Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

Welcoming new business and new Chamber member Marji’s on McCall that provides Englewood locals and visitors with a fun new shopping experience.

Owner Janet Evans

1 Year Anniversary Your CBD Store Englewood

07/06/2020 2650 South McCall Road, Englewood FL 34224

It’s always nice to celebrate success with our members, congrats to owner Lisa Fiegel, 1 year anniversary!


Suncoast Central Realty Open House

01/23/2020 555 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood FL 34223

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the opening of Suncoast Central Realty on Dearborn Street.

Those that attended enjoyed a cookout and mini muscle car show.

Owners Richard Jean & Maria Cummings were on hand to do the honors. 

Made in the Shade Anniversary

01/17/2020 2411 S. McCall Road, Englewood FL 34224

Made in the Shade celebrated their 1 year Anniversary with a ribbon cutting.

Owners Becky Taubel and Michael Devroy did the honors. 

Hamsher Homes Model Home Open House

11/07/2019 13252 Keystone Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33981

A ribbon cutting was held to kick off a 3 day celebration at Hamsher Homes model home

“The Laurel” in South Gulf Cove.   Food and prizes were enjoyed at this beautiful house. 

Furniture and Decor Encore

11/01/2019 12456 N. Access Rd Port Charlotte FL, 33981

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand opening of Furniture & Decor Encore

in Englewood.  

The Midway at Monarch Direct

12/05/2019 1264 Market Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33953

It was a party and a circus all in one!  Complete with games, face painting, food & fun!

A multi-chamber/association celebration was held as a customer appreciation event. 

Frank Fredericks Custom Homes Ribbon Cutting

10/23/2019 8074 Wiltshire Drive

Frank Fredericks Custom Homes unveiled their new model home at 

8074 Wiltshire Drive-Port Charlotte,  on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd.


United Way Campaign Kickoff

10/23/2019 Charlotte Sports Park

United Way of Charlotte County celebrated their Campaign kickoff with a Tri-Chamber Ribbon Cutting at the Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday Oct. 23rd


New Member Reception at Coral Caye

09/25/2019 8195 Placida Road-Placida

New member Coral Caye hosted an open house to showcase 2 of their model homes

Photo credit:Bennie Barton-Marketing by Design

Hughes Exterminators Grand Opening

09/25/2019 3790 North Access Road

Congrats on the Englewood location of Hughes Exterminators


1 Year Anniversary at Irving’s Coffee & Creamery

08/28/2019 405 W Dearborn St, Englewood, FL 34223

Ribbon cutting at Irving's Coffee

Congrats to Dennis Parks & Nicole Gorman!

Model Home Open House/Ribbon Cutting-Porter Contracting

426 Boundary Blvd

Congrats on your beautiful model home in Rotonda West…The Westbury III

A ribbon cutting was held on July 24th to celebrate.

Open House/New Member Reception

06/27/2019 714 Doctors Drive

The expansion of Florida Cancer Specialists was the star of the show for their ribbon cutting.

Several dignitaries were on hand to support the renewed service to our community.

FCS provides world-class medicine in a setting close to home.


Grand Opening Celebration-Cape Haze Convenience Store

06/08/2019 6900 Placida Road, Englewood Fl 34224

Cape Haze Convenience Store


It was a big turnout for the celebration in Cape Haze for a much needed convenience store.

A pig roast, live music, wine & beer samplings and a fundraiser made for a fun afternoon.

Stop in and meet the friendly folks.  Grab & Go!

Grand Opening-Bank of England Mortgage

05/30/2019 1160 South McCall Road, Englewood FL 34223


A ribbon cutting was held for BOE to say “Howdy Partner” to new member Traci Hamill.

Texas Best BBQ was enjoyed by those that attended. 


New Member Reception-Your CBD Store Englewood

05/22/2019 2650 South McCall Road, Englewood FL 34224


Many turned out to wish Lisa Feigel and her new store much success!

Free samples were given out along with answers to everyone’s questions.

A wonderful reception was held with food and beverages.



Grand Opening/Multi chamber Ribbon Cutting

05/06/2019 Port Charlotte Town Center

In an effort to support local teens, Charlotte Harbor Young Life opened a facility at the Port Charlotte Town Center.

A big crowd showed up for the  multi-chamber ribbon cutting that was held on Monday, May 6th.


Open House/Ribbon Cutting-Horse Power Ranch

04/30/2019 727 Morningside Drive, Englewood

The weather was as gorgeous as the property at Horse Power Ranch

Congrats to owners Mike & Kathy Lowry


Appreciation Event/Ribbon Cutting

04/25/2019 36 W. Dearborn Street

It was a celebration for Bobbi Sue Burton & Project Phoenix at their new location on Dearborn Street and their new sign that was made possible by community donations.  Chamber Directors Kathleen Jarosik & Brian Faro were on hand to help do the honors.  

Open House/Ribbon Cutting at EIC

04/04/2019 1398 Old Englewood Road

A Ribbon Cutting was held April 4th  to celebrate the expansion of EIC.   

Everyone loved the new building and especially the Community Event Space and Augmented Reality area.

Those that attended took a tour of the facility and saw 3D Technology in action. 

President Don Muscilli did the honors with many of his EIC Board Members by his side to celebrate. Representing the Chamber was Executive Director Ed Hill and Board Director Lou Cook. 


Model Home Grand Opening for Capitol Building & Construction


The Chamber held a ribbon cutting on March 28th to officially unveil the new model home in South Gulf Cove for Capitol Building & Construction Company.

Owners Scott & Kate Knapp did the honors with Executive Director Ed Hill and Board Director Brian Faro.



Ribbon Cutting on The Key




Chadwick park was the gorgeous setting for the official unveiling of “Ruby”…Captain Stumpy’s 3rd addition to Stumpy’s Free Ride Shuttle. 

Owner Jeff McCord and wife Beth were on hand to do the honors on March 14th. 

Congrats…smile and ride the stump!

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening at Kustom Firearms

03/05/2019 517 Paul Morris Drive, Englewood

Congrats to owners Karl & Sandy Thatcher…we wish you much success!

Ribbon Cutting at Amazing Tails


The weather made for a gorgeous setting at Englewood’s newest dog & horse boarding facility on Morningside Drive on February 28th.

Owner Demi Lowery and her friends, Darla & Janet did the honors. 

Ribbon Cutting at Xpertech Auto Repair

01/16/2019 101 N McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

Crowd in front of Xpertech Auto Repair Great crowd at this awesome ribbon cutting.

Xpertech owner Kathleen Jarosik celebrated her recently received honor of Female Shop Owner of the Year

and remodel at her business on North McCall Road at a Ribbon Cutting with the Chamber.

Congrats on all your success!