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Digital Transformations

HOW TO MEET HIGHER
CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CHANGED CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND one of the biggest changes is that customers have higher expectations. Companies that fail to meet them will quickly feel the fallout; one report shows that nearly three-fourths of shoppers will abandon a brand after three or fewer negative experiences. Now, more than ever, customers desire seamless and personalized experiences at every touchpoint […]

FARMERS MARKETS

Farmers market season has begun in Southwest Florida. The seasonal markets offer a wide selection of produce, seafood, plants, crafts, jewelry, tasty fare and more. Due to the hurricane, some markets are not open or have changed locations. FRIDAY Happy Hour Marketplace 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., 361 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. (Bailey Brothers Park) in Punta Gorda. Live […]

Big Change

MAKE IT HAPPEN BY GROWING FROM GRASSROOTS

WE LIVE IN A TIME WHEN MANY people throughout the world want to see positive changes in different aspects of society. But making those changes happen starting from the grassroots level can be difficult — especially when people trying to initiate advances don’t have a strategic roadmap or the right tools to navigate the obstacles. With solid organization and an […]

COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW

Boys & Girls Club hosts Reason for the Season The Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County will hold Reason for the Season, presented by Gettel of Charlotte County, from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Carmelo’s Italian Ristorante, 321 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Reason for the Season tickets available at www.bgcofcc.org/events. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, live […]

Do You Have Quiet Quitters?

YOU WON’T IF YOU CHANGE THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE


THE GREAT RESIGNATION HAS PROVED PROBLEMATIC FOR many employers. Meanwhile “quiet quitting” — where employees do the bare minimum as a protest over feeling underappreciated — has become a big issue. But the solution for both really isn’t that elusive or far away. If leaders of those affected companies changed their approach and focused more on the employee experience, they […]

After Ian, Pine Island producers get UF extension services help



Most people probably know about the struggles faced by residents and businesspeople in Southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. But you might not know that farms dot the seaside landscape of Pine Island, off the Fort Myers mainland. It’s an agrarian oasis, where mangoes, palms and other tropical plants grow. UF/IFAS Extension agents and scientists are helping Pine […]

Overcoming Obstacles

TIPS ON KEEPING GROWTH IN MIND FOR THE COMING YEAR


WITH 2023 FAST APPROACHING, IT could be time for business owners and CEOs to decide whether to accelerate the growth plans for their businesses in the coming year. Growth doesn’t just happen, though, and ambitious businesses typically face five obstacles that can thwart their efforts: winning new customers, keeping existing customers, gaining access to capital, overcoming low financial performance and […]

We are here to help

Day by day, signs of recovery from Hurricane Ian are all around us. We are sending out regular emails to everyone in our database, sharing valuable information about resources, progress and which businesses are open for business. If you would like to be added to our list, send your email address to chamber@puntagordachamber.com. It’s free. Our offices are open from […]

Punta Gorda Airport announces new CAO

The Charlotte County Airport Authority has announced that Chad Rosenstein has joined the Punta Gorda Airport as its chief administrative officer. He will work under CEO James W. Parish and have oversight of the finance, information technology, property management, procurement and human resources functions. Mr. Rosenstein has more than two decades of experience in the aviation industry. For the last […]

Chamber resources can help with storm recovery

We continued to receive inquiries from area residents and businesses who need contractors for multiple services that are desperately needed in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Our 2022-23 Community Guide and Business Directory at www.charlottecountychamber.org has a full list of credible resources to help you find the help you need. You can also click on Recovery Resources on our home […]


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