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.

Welcome to Chamber

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

Doing Business

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

Chamber Events

Apr
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Networking Luncheon – Burg’r Bar @ Burg'r Bar
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
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Ground Breaking – The Hamilton of PGI
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
May
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Business over Breakfast – Gator Wildnerness Camp @ Gator Wilderness Camp
May 9 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

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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

Kudos to Mark O. Asperilla, MD

Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau has selected Dr. Mark Asperilla to be inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame to celebrate his community service through his medical practice, and his commitment to tourism through his Microtel Inn & Suites and Fishery Restaurant. He has also been instrumental in bringing high profile boxing events to the county, bringing thousands of visitors to the area.

Democracy is Alive & Well in PGI

The City of Punta Gorda held a citizens’ meeting April 16th about the downtown building height zoning change. A standing-room-only crowd attended. The well-run event empowered lively, informative discussion.

PGD Sets a Record

In March, Punta Gorda Airport announced the busiest month for air traffic EVER in its history. Commercial, private and charter aircraft traffic posted a record-setting 36% increase compared to March 2017. Tourism in the area also posted significant increases.

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.

Punta Gorda Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Punta Gorda Florida, Where to Retire magazinePunta Gorda, FL, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Punta Gorda is profiled in a feature titled “8 Gulf Coast Beauties” in the May/June 2018 issue. READ THE PRESS

“Ladies Remembered” – the Mural

“Ladies Remembered” – the MuralInspired by Libby Shafer’s book “The Ladies of Punta Gorda,” the newest mural in Downtown is being created on the Bayside Center (the southeast corner of Olympia and US41 North).  There are several new murals around town – a PGCC Trolley Tour is an easy way to view them.

Doc Ford is at it again!

Popular SWFL author Randy Wayne White, visited Punta Gorda recently. A reception at Copperfish Books hosted hundreds of fans to kick off his newest New York Times bestseller book, “Caribbean Rim”. White resides on Sanibel Island and sets many of his tales in Southwest FL.

From Punta Gorda to Edinburgh or Madrid?

For our local European residents and world travelers: Check out Kiwi.com to find air travel to places all around the world. It is an online travel service that can help “you figure out where you can fly within your budget.” The service can route you right out of PGD for reasonable prices.

New Mindi Abair concert planned

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!

Record Breaking Pub Crawl in Feb.

Punta Gorda Pub Crawl did a record-breaking take on food donations of 6,554 lb of food and a record $2,300 for the Harry Chapin food bank. With nearly 700 people showing up for the food drive, we were also able to give $1,700 to the local Salvation Army and $1,400 to the Homeless Coalition of Charlotte County. Charlotte High Interact Club, ROTC and the Mock Trial Law students were also able to raise money for their causes. Harry Chapin food bank announced that the Punta Gorda food drive is the largest and most successful food drive this past year.

College Education Scholarships

Charlotte Community Foundation will award more than $117,000 in higher education scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Applications have been submitted and are being evaluated. Awards will be presented in April.

Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor

Sunseeker Resorts will break ground this Spring. 22 waterfront acres in Charlotte Harbor, FL Sunseeker Resort will include a hotel, condo towers, restaurants, bars, shops, marinas and more.Currently planned to open December, 2019.

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

Announcements

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
Being involve with the PGCC, consumers are likely to think favorably of our company.
Danny Ali, GM of La Quinta Inn and Suites, Port Charlotte
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

Shop Upcoming Events

Harboritaville Magic on the Water

Harboritaville Magic on the Water

Harboritaville - Magic on the Water Celebrating the Music of Jim Morris Saturday, October 20, 2018 On the Great Lawn ...
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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 and the Boneshakers. November 17, 2018 On the lawn ...
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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 Steakhouse Italiana Enjoy a gourmet dinner and exquisite wines ...
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Mindi Abair "Vinyl" video shoot.

Sunday Brunch with Mindi

Join Mindi Abair for Brunch Sunday, Nov. 18th 11am - 1pm Under the Tiki Tent on the Great Lawn of ...
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