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Calendar of Events

May 2017

Networking Lunch - Punta Gorda Chamber

May 24, 2017

12:00 - 2:00 pm.  Come and join Punta Gorda Chamber for our Networking Lunch at Burgr Bar, Punta Gorda.  Please be sure to RSVP to 941-639-3720 or email frontdesk@puntagorda-chamber.com. …
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American Business Women’s Association Meeting

May 24, 2017

The Punta Gorda Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is a prestigious, national organization established for working women and women business owners. The Punta Gorda Charter Chapter provides…
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Business Card Exchange - Charlotte County Chamber

May 25, 2017

5 - 7:00 p.m. AWA Investment Advisor, 21942 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte
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Punta Gorda Chamber Ribbon Cutting - Firehouse Mural Ribbon Cutting/Dedication

May 25, 2017

5:30 pm, Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society - Firehouse Mural Ribbon Cutting/Dedication, PG Fire Department, Station #1, 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Come out and welcome the Chamber's newest member.…
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County Offices closed for Memorial Day

May 29, 2017

County Offices closed for Memorial Day.
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June 2017

ECEC Investors Meeting

June 01, 2017

12-1 PM. Please RSVP 941-764-4941.
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FGCU - ONBOARDING NEW EMPLOYEES

June 05, 2017

Construct an Onboarding Program for use in your own organization. Ensure a smooth transition from best candidate to star employee. Onboarding is the process of socializing new employees into the…
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FGCU - Legal Office Administration

June 05, 2017

This course seeks to enable students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed toward the goal of becoming an exceptional legal practitioner in an administrative capacity. It is a…
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FGCU - Lean Six Sigma

June 05, 2017

In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non value-added flow of information or materials, non-productive…
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FGCU - Podcasting

June 05, 2017

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as…
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Charlotte Harbor CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

June 05, 2017

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 119-County Administration Building, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL. For information, call 941-764-4941.
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Murdock Village CRA Advisory Committee

June 05, 2017

5 p.m., EDO Conference Room, SunTrust Bldg., 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302, Port Charlotte, FL.  For information, call 941-764-4941.
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Englewood Chamber Business Card Exchange / After-Hours Social

June 14, 2017

5 - 7 p.m. Dental Office of Davis, Roberts, Boeller & Rife, 2121 S McCall Road, Englewood
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IDA Meeting

June 21, 2017

Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority meeting - 12:00 - 1:00 PM, EDO Conference Room, SunTrust Building, 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302, Port Charlotte, FL. For information, call 941-764-4941.
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American Business Women’s Association Meeting

June 28, 2017

The Punta Gorda Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is a prestigious, national organization established for working women and women business owners. The Punta Gorda Charter Chapter provides…
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July 2017

County Offices closed for Independence Day

July 04, 2017

County Offices closed for Independence Day
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Charlotte Harbor CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

July 10, 2017

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 119-County Administration Building, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL. For information, call 941-764-4941.
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Murdock Village CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

July 10, 2017

5 - 6 PM, EDO Conference Room, SunTrust Bldg., 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302, Port Charlotte, FL.  For information, call 941-764-4941.
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IDA Meeting

July 19, 2017

Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority meeting - 12:00 - 1:00 PM, EDO Conference Room, SunTrust Building, 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302, Port Charlotte, FL. For information, call 941-764-4941.
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August 2017

IDA Meeting

August 16, 2017

Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority meeting - 12:00 - 1:00 PM, EDO Conference Room, SunTrust Building, 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302, Port Charlotte, FL. For information, call 941-764-4941.
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February 2018

Charlotte Harbor CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

February 05, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 119-County Administration Building, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL. For information, call 941-764-4941.
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March 2018

Charlotte Harbor CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

March 05, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 119-County Administration Building, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL.  For information, call 941-764-4941.
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April 2018

Charlotte Harbor CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

April 02, 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 119-County Administration Building, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL.  For information, call 941-764-4941.
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