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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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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Punta Gorda is the vibrant engine of the Charlotte County area.

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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

Welcome to Downtown Punta Gorda, TnD Bakery!

TnD Bakery, Punta Gorda, Florida

America's first solar community coming to life in Florida

Sales are brisk at the new city of Babcock Ranch. Fox News recently broadcast a Special Report: “Urban Future, Babcock Ranch billed as first solar city” – See the Video

SCMG to APG

Congratulations Suncoast Media Group on the sale of your business! And a Punta Gorgeous welcome to Adams Publishing Group.

The fast-growing field of aviation starts right here in Punta Gorda.

Thanks to the partnership with highly regarded Aviation College at Western Michigan University, advanced degrees in flight training, airport operations and management, and aviation mechanics (Airframe and Powerplant, or A&P) will soon be offered at the local campus of Florida SouthWestern State College and the newly renovated Punta Gorda Airport. (Approval from the Higher Learning Commission is in the works.)

 

Copperfish Books celebrated a successful 2nd annual book drive.

Copperfish Book DriveDuring the month of May, donors purchased book bundles at their stores to be donated. In partnership with Charlotte County Reads, the books are distributed through community nonprofit organizations to children in need. The books are specially curated to be interesting and helpful to young students.

First Quarter 2018 was STRONG

The economic indicators show Punta Gorda had a very good first quarter. In Feb, taxable sales were up 6% over Feb. 2017. Tourist revenues were up in March by 11% over 2017. Home sales have increased. And unemployment in April declined to 4%. All good news!

Charlotte Symphony News

Welcome to Brian Laczko, the new director for our wonderful Charlotte Symphony. Coming here from Paducah KT, he has worked with Maestro Ponti previously. His goal is to make the CSO the centerpiece of the arts community, if not the community at large!

Punta Gorda Police Jammers Summer Games

The PGPD Jammers basketball league is an outreach program for the youth in our community. Opening games for the 2018 Jammers Season begin June 8 at Charlotte High School. The games are free to attend so come out, support the kids! Thanks to area business sponsors TIME Realty, Bennet Automotive, Miller Surveying, Punta Gorda Rotary Club, Burnt Store Marina, and Drug Free Charlotte County!

Nov. Mindi Abair concert updates

Favorite at the Wine & Jazz Festival, Mindi’s blues/rock sound will be featured in her own concert Nov 17, 2018. Tickets for Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers are on sale now! Lineup also includes Keb’Mo’, Dumpstaphunk and The Greg Billings Band. Make Punta Gorda YOUR destination for a weekend of incredible music, wine, food and much more, since this is also the culminating week of Punta Gorda Restaurant Week 2018.

Punta Gorda Library had their official ground-breaking!

Punta Gorda Library ground-breakingAfter a year of ground preparation, the building of the new Library has started. Friends of the Library CEO Katie Mazzi says, “The new library will open in the Summer of 2019.”

Punta Gorda is a “Florida Bike-Friendly Community”

Up to 31 miles of trails throughout the City of Punta Gorda provide residents and visitors enjoyable and challenging bicycle rides on 4 different tours. There are more routes in the county. Don’t have a bike? Grab your helmet and borrow a free yellow loaner bicycle from several locations in downtown Punta Gorda. Join one of several bicycle clubs in the area.  Routes Map

2019 Wine and Jazz Festival Announces Musicians

Renown jazz musician on sax; Gerald Albright duo-ed with Norman Brown at the 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival. He’ll be back to play for Punta Gorda once again! Also in the line-up, JUST ANNOUNCED, The Sax Pack and Matt Marchak! Another star-studded festival, Wine & Jazz Tickets are already on sale for the 2019 Festival.

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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In relocating any business, crime statistics are incredibly important to consider, Click here to see just how safe Punta Gorda is!

DINING: Did you know Punta Gorda has over 50 varied culinary destinations for you to explore and almost ALL are independently owned and operated? Click here to visit those that are proud supporters of the Chamber of Commerce.

For all the latest “What’s On In Punta Gorda” news, simply click on the Friday Facts link on the right and you’ll never again be without something to do!

What Our Members Say
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 Randall, Village Fish Market
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 Bruce, Peace 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 Callaghan, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation
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 George, Palm Auto Mall
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 Cruz, Busey Bank

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Harboritaville Magic on the Water

Harboritaville Magic on the Water

Harboritaville - Magic on the Water (details) October 18, at the ...
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Mindi Abair's Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

Mindi Abair’s Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

Join us for a weekend of Blues/Rock, Wine and Mindi Abair ...
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Gourmet Dinner with Mindi Abair

Gourmet Dinner with Mindi Abair

Join Mindi for a Gourmet Dinner November 16th at La Fiorentina ...
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Mindi Abair "Vinyl" video shoot.

Sunday Brunch with Mindi

Join Mindi Abair for Brunch Sunday, Nov. 18th 11am - 1pm ...
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