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

CCSO’s Major Michael Anderson & Special Olympics

Maj. Michael Anderson was chosen to serve on a team of 96 worldwide law enforcement officers, 10 Special Olympics athletes & 6 logistics personnel, as “Guardians of the Flame”. The team has run the flame throughout the United Arab Emirates starting Mar 3; the run culminates at the Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics Mar. 14, in Abu Dabai. Watch for the Torch Run here in Charlotte County April 17, which will raise funds for the next Special Olympics event.

New VIP Bike Patrol in Punta Gorda

The PG Police Dept. has launched a new VIP Bike Patrol in our community! A volunteer group of experienced cyclists are specially trained in bicycle safety, bicycle education, and bicycle and pedestrian laws.  They will assist the public with safety information, conduct parking enforcement, & report suspicious activity or potential safety concerns to officers – keeping Punta Gorda one of the safest cities in Florida.

Punta Gorda Canal Maintenance Program is Unique

Did you know that the city-management of our canal seawalls is one of the only such programs in Florida and the U.S.? It is one more thing that makes Punta Gorda so attractive to home buyers!  The ongoing repair of the Hurr. Irma-damaged seawalls – by the City: 80+% of the seawall panels replaced; 65+% of the seawall replacement project is totally complete including grading and sod. *March 12, 2019

Kudos to local law enforcement

Punta Gorda ranks 10th in the state of FL in the Top 20 Safest Cities. Venice and North Port also ranked in this group. Thank you to our local Charlotte County law enforcement agencies – and law-abiding citizens!

PGCC Wine & Jazz Fest is a success!

Wine & Jazz Festival, Punta Gorda ChamberApproximately 1,800 people and 20 vendors attended, fantastic tunes from Matt Marshak, Sax Pack, & Gerald Albright. “You can take wine to everything,” said one attendee, “but you don’t get good jazz everywhere.” You do HERE in Punta Gorda!

Punta Gorda benefits from Florida's growth

Florida, Punta Gorda, Charlotte County50 years ago, New York had 4-times the population of Florida, now Florida is larger than New York. Gov. DeSantis reports a $1.4B revenue surplus. In PG, home sales abound, small businesses see growth.

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.

Education Kudos

  • Charlotte High School Trial Team: headed to State Mock Trial Competition in March
  • Port Charlotte High School Model United Nations Team: medaled in Boston at the International Model UN Conference
  • Charlotte Technical College SkillsUSA team: medaled at the regional competition in Feb., will compete at the state level in April.

Harnessing the Sun in Charlotte County

Florida Power & Light is set to expand the solar field at Babcock Ranch by an additional 330,000 panels. Doubling the 74.5 megawatts of power, FLP and Charlotte County will lead Florida in the production of solar generated electricity.

#1 Boomer Boomtowns

Punta Gorda has been noted by Realtor.com to be America’s fastest-growing retirement hot spot. Walkable & tourist-friendly, senior-friendly were among the ranking criteria.

Punta Gorda listed again in “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire”

Published in the 6th addition, this book is “your gateway to 100 cities hand-picked by the experts at Where to Retire magazine, the authority on retirement relocation.” Punta Gorda is 1 of 18 Florida cities selected. We also ranked as one of the “Best Small Towns” in the U.S. The book is Available on Amazon.

New Punta Gorda Charlotte Library is looking good!

The exterior of the new Punta Gorda Library was recently painted. Still on schedule to open in August 2019, one of the new features of the larger library is a meeting room that will hold 140 people.  Says PG Friends of the Library President Katie Mazzi, “This new space will provide the opportunity for… free programs, including musical and dramatic performances, guest authors and educational programs.”

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 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 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 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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Mindi Abair's Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

Mindi Abair’s Punta Gorda Wine + Music Concert 2019

Rockin’ Wine & Music with Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers November ...
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Exclusive Dinner + Wine Pairing with Mindi Abair

Exclusive Dinner + Wine Pairing with Mindi Abair

 Exclusive dinner and Wine Pairing with Wine Expert Eric Guerra & ...
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Mindi Abair "Vinyl" video shoot.

Blues + Bubbles Brunch with The Reverend Shawn Amos & Mindi Abair

Blues + Bubbles Brunch with The Reverend Shawn Amos & Mindi ...
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Wine & Jazz Festival, Punta Gorda Chamber Sale

15th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival 2020

15th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival will be held on February ...
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