Welcome to the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

The Punta Gorda Chamber invites you to explore our city and discover why Punta Gorda, FL has continuously been chosen as one of the best places to vacation, live and work!

“A friendly community with a remarkable past and an exciting future.”

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Welcome to Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is an historic small town, a hidden treasure on Charlotte Harbor.

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The Punta Gorda Chamber is committed to improving the local business climate.

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Welcome to Punta Gorda

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore our city and discover why Punta Gorda has continuously been chosen as one of the best places to live!

“A friendly community with a remarkable past and an exciting future.”

We invite you to share with us a little of the incredible charm of this historic, yet thriving, small city. Nestled on the shores of Charlotte Harbor in sunny Southwest Florida, it is rapidly becoming the IN destination for visitors, residences and businesses alike. You will also find an abundance of local information in our Friday Facts newsletter, where you will find all of our members’ events and promotions. <click here for a Calendar of Events>

“A small city with a very big heart welcomes you! IT’S HAPPENING ON THE HARBOR!”

Punta Gorda on the Rise

Opening Soon in Punta Gorda

home building us up in Punta Gorda FLChase Bank (OPEN), Starbucks & Harbor Home Builders Offices, all on Tamiami Trail, just south of downtown PG, are all slated to open this summer. Not to mention the new Punta Gorda Library in August. The town will look a bit different when the snowbirds return in the Fall!

Take a trip to Traverse City, Michigan

In the summer, Traverse City is a gorgeous place to visit. Mackinaw Island is there too. Boating, horseback riding and the cool clear waters of Lake Michigan. Just jump on Allegiant for a direct flight, it’s their newest route from PGD.

Buckley’s Pass Construction

City of Punta Gorda, FL logoThe additional harbor access, aka Buckley’s Pass, in the Bird Section will be built by Kelly Brothers, Inc. of Fort Myers, FL for the project. Approval by City Council June 19th means construction can start in July and will take approx. 165 days to complete. The Pass will be a boon to boaters, but also to local marine-based businesses. The project has been 8+ years in the planning.

Building is booming in PG

Punta Gorda metro area (Charlotte County) is ranked 14th nationally in construction employment growth recently. Along with the rise in residential permits issued, commercial and Sunseeker’s Resort strongly influences this growth.

New Theatre in Punta Gorda

Visit Gulf Theater in the new Military Heritage Museum near Fishermen’s Village. Watch movies on the 16-foot screen in the 247-seat Gulf Theater, as well as live performances on the stage. Be sure to take in the museum’s exhibits! www.freedomisntfree.com

Our 3rd Graders excel at reading!

Copperfish Book DriveCharlotte County Public Schools is happy to announce that the number of third graders reading proficiently for the 2018-19 school year rose from 63% to 69%.  We are 8th out of 67 school districts in the state.  Kudos to teachers, staff, students and volunteers! 3rd grade reading proficiency is an important indicator of student success through high school.

SW Florida is reality on TV

The new Discovery Channel TV show, Guardians of the Glades, features Dusty “Wildman” Crum, from Venice. The 6 episodes that started May 28th are on 10 pm Tuesdays. Python hunting to save The Glades.

A beautiful place to play

Our community children have a beautiful and safe playground facility in which to play at Gilchrist Park. A donation to the City from area Moms added $100,000 to upgrade the original plans. Take a walk on the Harborwalk at Gilchrist to see it.

PicklePlex is ready!

The PicklePlex is slated to open June 3rd with 3 courts ready. More will be coming online every day until all 32 are available for play. The final vision for the ‘Plex will include 8 indoor courts, a restaurant, a fitness center & a conference center. MUCH of the labor is volunteer!

Charlotte County home sales are Hot Hot Hot

home building us up in Punta Gorda FLIn April 2019, 701 residences sold. Median days on market was 44 days, however 21% of these accepted a contract within their first 10 days on the market.

2 Local Hospitals up their Stroke

hospital iconBoth Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Fawcett Memorial Hospital are now listed as “Comprehensive Stroke Centers” by the FL Agency for Health Care Administration. Both now have the equipment and doctors to handle advanced treatment here in Port Charlotte, instead of sending patients out of county.

2019 Air Show to feature the Thunderbirds

The F-16 jet team will perform their aerobatic expertise at the Nov 1-3 Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport. Tickets and sponsorships are available now.

New Punta Gorda Street Map

About every 3 years, Chamber prints a new, local-use street map of Downtown Punta Gorda, complete with featured downtown businesses. It just went to print and is due out late June.

We Welcome Visitors in Your Language

Willkommen in deutcher Sprache    Bienvenido en Espanol    Bienvenue en francais    Добро пожаловать в Россию    Ласкаво просимо на українській мові    flag-uk

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What Our Members Say
The Punta Gorda Chamber plays an important role in my business.
When I transferred to our Punta Gorda banking center, I didn't know a soul. My involvement in the Chamber has made me a part of this community. I have made ...

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Stacy CruzBusey Bank
The Chamber is important to our business for a number of reasons. It actively markets our community, attracting visitors, some of which become residents, to our area. They work at joining the business community as well. We only grow through ...

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Claudia BrucePeace River Distributing
The Punta Gorda Chamber, to me, is like family ...both business family, as well as social family. Not only have I met people through the chamber who have supported the work that I do, but I have also given business ...

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Keith CallaghanFlorida Gulf Coast University
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous resource to Gettel of Charlotte County.  The Chamber provides awareness, credibility and knowledge about our business to the other businesses in our community. Our continued success and growth depends on the Punta ...

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Cherie GeorgeGettel of Charlotte County
As a funeral home director, I received a death call the other night. A man had died at his home and had not designated a funeral home prior to his death.His friend was on the scene and had the deputy ...
Rick Tuss, Managing PartnerCharlotte Memorial Funeral Services
The Chamber is a family of business oriented people that strive to look out for the best interests of small businesses in the area. I am so glad to be part of the family!!
Sue RandallVillage Fish Market, La Fiorentina

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Mindi Abair's Punta Gorda Wine Music Festival

Mindi Abair’s Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

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Wine & Jazz Festival, Punta Gorda Chamber Sale

15th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival 2020

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