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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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

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International recognizes Charlotte County’s tourism bureau

Charlotte-County-Tourism-Board-iconThe Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau won 2 prestigious Adrian Awards recently. “Outsiders Welcome” brand campaign won a Bronze. The Visitor Guide won a Silver from among 1100 submissions. “…showcased extraordinary success achieving their key marketing objectives to drive awareness…” Kudos to Aqua Marketing & Communications firm!

Tourism hits a peak in 2018-2019 Season

Charlotte County tourist tax revenues, a marker for tourism success, peaked at $4.3 million – a 5.1% increase from the previous year. That is the highest amount collected since the tourism bureau was founded in 1997.

Charlotte County passport office stamped for perfection

Charlotte County Clerk of Court logoKudos to the Charlotte County Clerk of Court’s passport office for receiving a perfect score on its audit report from the U.S. Department of State. It was 1 of a small group to receive such high markings out of nearly 300 facilities in the Miami Passport Region.

Local women leaders recognized by Realtors organization

home building us up in Punta Gorda FLCongratulations to Marianne Lilly (RE/MAX Harbor Realty), Realtor of the Year, and Cozi Ingerham (Four Season’s Air Conditioning), Business Partner of the Year. The 2 were chosen by Realtors® of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte-North Port and DeSoto for accomplishments to improve / enhance the community. Winners sited support from their bosses who made their outreach into community activities possible.

‘Painting the Town’ - 25 years and counting

“Ladies Remembered” – the MuralPunta Gorda Historic Mural Society celebrates 25 years creating murals that capture the area’s local history. An event on January 30th at the Visual Arts Center will auction actual mural renderings. A new book covering the 25 years of murals with their history and stories is for sale at Copperfish Bookstore. The Punta Gorda Chamber offers mural walking tours every Tuesday from January 14th – April 7th.

Allegiant Air makes huge expansion in 2020

Allegiant Airlines logoFly to Savannah GA with Allegiant from Punta Gorda Charlotte Airport. The non-stop route starts June 6, but tickets are on sale now! In a huge expansion just announced, 44 seasonal nonstop routes and 3 additional “large market” cities have been added to Allegiant’s portfolio. Some of the routes depart from the traditional beach/warm-weather focus. Allegiant maintains their goal is to “connecting leisure travelers in under-served cities to popular destinations around the country.”

1st World Pickleball Championship held in Punta Gorda

PicklePlex Punta Gorda FL500 players from all over the world participated and brought hundreds of spectators each day of the 4-day competition Dec 27-30. The First World Championship was a win-win for the players and for our local economy. Five 2019 pickleball tournaments in Punta Gorda have raised over $800k in economic impact for Charlotte County. This World Championship event may generate another $400k. And the plan for next year is BIGGER!

Local Real Estate Sales Report

home building us up in Punta Gorda FLResidential sales for November in Charlotte County: 436 homes sold, a 9.27% increase over last year’s sales in Nov. The median price of those sold was $225,000, a 2.32% rise over Nov. last year. Median time on the market is a short 28 days. Some of the homes were sold within the first 10 days of listing. Real Estate is hopping!

Update on Buckley’s Pass

Punta Gorda FL Buckley's PassSeawalls in place, the connection to Alligator Creek from the PGI canal system has finally been dredged through. Finishing touches are on track for the Pass to open in April 2020. Currently, seawalls are being finished, environmental restoration is in progress.

National HR company coming to Punta Gorda

Lyons HR logoLyons HR, a national IRS-certified and ESAC-accredited Professional Employer Organization (PEO) with worksite employees in 44 states, announced it has acquired Acline HR of Punta Gorda. Bill Lyons, CEO of Lyons HR stated the acquisition and retention of local staff is ideal for our expansion efforts in Florida.

PGD Airport runways to be rebuilt for the future

The shorter runway at Punta Gorda Airport is now closed, to be lengthened to accommodate Allegiant jets. Construction time to add 593’ to the runway is approx. 9 months. Disruption to air traffic will be minimal, as Allegiant primarily uses the main Runway 4-22. The main runway has not been overhauled since it was built in the 1940’s. It will be overhauled in 2021.

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
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 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 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 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
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

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