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

Emanne Beasha – local singer a finalist on AGT

North Port resident is an amazing opera singer at the age of (now) 11. She competed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, making it to the finals round. CONGRATULATIONS Emanne – and best of luck for a wonderful singing future!

No Red Tide in Charlotte County

Florida-Fish-and-Wildlife-Conservation-CommissionFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission tests for red tide in Florida & Charlotte County. Red tide (Karenia brevis) was “Not present/background levels” throughout this past summer, a welcome change from last summer.

Babcock Ranch Ranked Fastest Growing in SWFL

Babcock Ranch, Charlotte County FloridaMetrostudy data states that Babcock Ranch is the region’s top master-planned community, leading the region by more than 20% in annual housing starts. Diverse in home sizes and pricing, 11 homebuilders contributed to the almost 300 housing starts through June.

Aviation programs are back ON!

charlotte-county-schoolsAeroGuard & Charlotte County Schools will develop immediately a flight school and a new curriculum for an Aviation Airframe / Powerplant Mechanics certification course at the PG Airport. The 2 organizations will co-reside in Hangar 115 and its office building. In Dec, Charlotte Technical College received a state grant to establish the program.

Buckley’s Pass is under construction

Punta Gorda FL Buckley's PassAt long last, Buckley’s Pass has shovels in the ground! After years of planning, discussing & permitting, the 1445’ x 60’ channel will be completed Feb 2020. Funded by citizens in the most benefited area, ~68% of the cost has been already paid. Kudos to all who persevered through the process.

Five New Cities to Fly to PGD

Allegiant Airline announces that Punta Gorgeous will be accessible by air from Elmira NY, Charleston SC, Memphis TN, Sioux Falls SD & Norfolk VA. Starting mid-Nov, the non-stop routes will run twice weekly. Good news for local businesses!

Kiplinger Ranks Punta Gorda 5th in Great Places to Retire in Florida!

The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc55 miles of canals, 55+ communities, lots of golf and activities, Fisherman’s Village and Harborwalk with 18 miles of bike and pedestrian trails are just some of the great reasons to retire here.

New Library is OPEN! New Hours!

Punta-Gorda-LibraryThe new Punta Gorda Public Library opened August 26th. Now open 6-days a week with extended hours, 10A-6P. The Friends Book Store is still located within the Library. Try out the new check-in technology. Put a book in the cubby, it’s immediately checked in, put in the next item. Easy as that!

Seawall Repairs Are Complete

City of Punta Gorda, FL logoDone in record time in less than 18 months. Punta Gorda is the only city in the United States that owns its own seawalls. The city staff worked closely with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the state of Florida to make sure the new seawalls were built to FEMA’s standards.

Fat Point Brewing Wins 2 Medals at the 2019 Open Beer Championships

Fat-Point-Brewing, Punta Gorda FLFat Point Brewing’s Oatmeal Stout and Ryeght Angle IPA won Silver and Bronze medals, held in Oxford, OH in July. Over 7,000 beers from around the world were entered in the competition. Fat Point Brewing is Punta Gorda’s first craft brewery.

“#3 in the US,” says Charlotte County Economic Development Office

The Punta Gorda Airport is the third fastest-growing airport in the U.S.  New hangars and a general aviation center are in design. A $50 million capital improvement budget is in place. PGD is used for area companies using aviation, as well as for commercial transportation.

Florida Population Growth Estimates Are Rising

Florida, Punta Gorda, Charlotte CountyThe Demographic Estimating Conference (FL state government) met July 8th and projects a ‘net migration’ to Florida of over 300,000 annually from April 2019 to 2024. This growth will mostly come from people moving here from other states and not from births.

Punta Gorda Chamber Breaks the Glass Ceiling

2019-2020 fiscal year will see an “all-women” Chamber Executive Board. This is the first time in our history and, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, they are not aware of any other Chamber in the State having such a group!

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
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
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 RandallVillage Fish Market, La Fiorentina
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 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 Festival

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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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Annual Awards Banquet - Sept 21st 2019

Annual Awards Banquet – Sept 21st 2019

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