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

Ribbon Cutting – Spa One Day Spa and Salon
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Luncheon – Charlotte High School @ Charlotte High School
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Punta Gorda Trolley & Boat Tour – advance reservations needed @ King Fisher Fleet loading Dock
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm


Laishley Park Interactive Fountain, Punta Gorda, FL (Credit: DW Sussman)

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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

SWFL's Live Shark Tank Show is Coming to Babcock Ranch!

For the first time, VenturePitch SWFL will be held at Babcock Ranch, the new solar-powered town in Charlotte County, on April 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Four local companies will have a chance to pitch their business plans to a seasoned, local investor panel for a total of $50,000 of equity investments. SWFL Entrepreneurs and our Sponsors are featured. More info on the PGCC calendar.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, April 14th

This year’s Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival will feature live music and more than 100 brews from local and national sources. 10+ breweries will be represented for the first time. (Title sponsor: Smugglers Enterprises) Tickets available now from PGCC and at the gate for $30 p/p.

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.

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Allegiant Service to Nashville, TN (BNA)

Punta Gorda Airport announced new Allegiant nonstop service to Nashville, Tennessee, to begin June 7, 2018. With this addition of service to the Nashville International Airport (BNA), Allegiant now has nonstop service to 41 cities from the Punta Gorda Airport.

Baseball Fans, it's March!

March brings the Tampa Bay Rays to Charlotte Sports Park for spring training. Enjoy 11 MLB games from the Rays – as well as Orioles games in Sarasota. Tickets at mlb.com

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.

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!

Gilchrist Park

Phase One of the Gilchrist Park renovation has been completed! New seawall, lighting, landscaping, lawn and parking are finished. The playground is set to open in March. Phase Two is in the design stage. Come, enjoy your “new” park!

Allegiant adds new flights to Punta Gorda

Picture of Allegiant airplanes and Punta Gorda Municipal AirportIn Fall 2017, Allegiant Airlines added 5 flights into and out of Punta Gorda airport: St. Cloud MN, Rochester & Newburgh NY, Flint MI, and Milwaukee WI, bringing the number of destinations to 38!

History Park Garden Expansion

Eleven additional beds for the History Park Community Garden were built on the morning of Saturday, February 17th, thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated TEAM Punta Gorda volunteers under the leadership of Heleen Schouten. Kudos!

Happy Birthday Herald

February 17, 2018 marks the 125th birthday of The Punta Gorda Herald, started in 1893 by Robert Kirby Seward. A frontier town at that time, Punta Gorda “allowed people with modest means to change their lives and realize their dreams.” (Charlotte SUN, Feb 25, 2018)

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


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

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Punta Gorda Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest April 14th 2018

Punta Gorda Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest April 14th 2018

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the 4th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival April 14th ...
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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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