Friday Facts for January 20, 2023

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Here Are Your Friday Facts From The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

Chamber President John Wright’s newspaper column from January 17.


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PG Chamber Radio Show: Exclusively For PG Chamber Members.


Our monthly radio show on Seaview 104.9FM during the Bob Alexander Radio Show is the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month. The process is simple. Bob will call you, set up a recording time and it’ll be done over the phone and inserted into the programming of this popular show. You get the option to record two slots or record one to air twice during the show. Bob will let you know during which hour it will air. The cost is $110 (payable to the PG Chamber, not iHeart). To register for the show, email John Wright. Only 10 businesses per month. It’s a great way to promote your business, advertise an event or show community support.

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Members Only Chamber Events

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Networking Events

**Please remember to RSVP directly to events by emailing, by calling us at 941.639.3720 or by paying for lunch online. We LOVE to see you but we appreciate knowing you’re coming to provide our host with an accurate count to better accommodate us. Thank you for your assistance!

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Wednesday, January 25: Special State of the City Address Networking Lunch, Noon-1:30 pm – Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St.

Wednesday, February 8: Business Over Breakfast, 7:15-8:30 am – Tamiami Tavern, 10361 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, hosted by Connect Print & Promotions. Please RSVP.

Tuesday, February 21: After Hours,5:30-7 pm – Centennial Bank located at 401 Taylor St. in Punta Gorda. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, March 1: Networking Lunch, Noon-1:30 pm – Harbor Social. Lunch choices: Chicken Caesar Salad (can be done without the chicken), Burger and Fries or Mahi Taco with Black Beans and Rice.

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All the Following Information is for Our Community.

Please Support Our Local Businesses!

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Night at the Museum

C.A.R.E Ball 2023

January 28, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center

join us at the C.A.R.E Ball 2023 for Charlotte County’s biggest night out. Our annual fundraising event will benefit the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. Dress can be Elegant or Avant-Garde and Black Tie optional for the gentlemen. Imagine yourself at the Met Ball – be creative.

Join us for dinner and drinks, gaming and dancing.

Emcee: John Wright

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Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

January 21 – 22

Sat./Sun. 10am – 5pm

Outdoors on Sullivan Street in Punta Gorda, FL


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Whitney Grace: A Letter to Broadway Encore

Join us for a delightful Italian buffet dinner followed by the talented Whitney Grace’s one-woman show!

Wednesday, April 5, 7-9 PM

Charlotte Harbor Convention & Event Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda.

$50 per person for dinner and show

A Love Letter to Broadway Encore is a one-hour one-woman follow-up to her November 2022 extravaganza. She jumps from show to show featuring high-energy classics through dance, song and story.

For tickets go to

For more information, call 941.639.3720

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Four Points By Sheraton (Platinum) – T.T.’s Tiki Bar is exactly what you need. Come and enjoy a great meal while having a drink in your hand and toes in the sand. We have two fan favorites playing this weekend. Tonight, we have Mixed Signal starting at 7 pm. On Saturday, we have TL Jenkins taking the big stage at 7 pm. VIP tickets are still on sale at Our new Tiki hut called Harborside Garden is now open for private events. We are currently booking weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, celebration of life, corporate events etc. It can hold up to 300 people for dinner and 500 for a reception style get together. Please call Kelly Williamson at 941.637.6770 for more information. The following are our specials:

  1. Join us for Happy Hour in the Dockside Grill from 4-7 pm every day of the week. We offer $3 draft beer, $4 house wine and $5 premium cocktails
  2. Join us for Happy Hour at T.T.’s Tiki Bar from open to 6 pm Monday to Friday. We offer $4 drafts, $4 well cocktails and $5 house wines.
  3. The Dockside Grill serves all you can eat fish and chips every Friday for $12.95.
  4. The Dockside Grill serves Prime Rib every Saturday
  5. The Dockside Grill features a different nightly special.

TIME Realty (Gold) – Happy Friday to you! The December 2022 numbers were released this week. Charlotte County: 350 residential sales, median price $349K up 3%, 56% cash, 32% conventional loans, 39% sold in 0-10 days on market. Zip Code 33983: 23 sales, median price $399K up 25%, 48% cash, 44% conventional loan, 26% sold in 0-10 days on market. 33950: 41 sales, median price $440K down 23%, 78% cash, 17% conventional loan, 44% sold in 0-10 days on market. Trust your real estate needs to experienced Realtors who have lived in the area for many years. Celebrating my 25th anniversary in real estate and 27 years in Punta Gorda.

Downtown Farmers Market (Gold) Open 8 am to 1 pm Saturdays. Produce, seafood, olives, pickles, guacamole, bakeries and more! More vendors in the parking garage breezeway.

The Nix Team Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty (Gold) – Buying opportunities, negotiation changes and this week’s market update. Click here.

Shore Point Health (Gold) – In recognition of American Heart Month, ShorePoint Health is taking the entire month of February to help people in the community learn ways to reduce their risks with the 28-Day Healthy Heart Challenge. Participants will receive a daily email with short, informative articles, quick tips, and a daily challenge to promote heart health. It also includes 28 challenges that can help participants eat healthier, get up from a sedentary lifestyle, relieve stress and lower blood pressure. Sign up at and show your heart some love! ❤️”

The Wyvern Hotel (Gold) – Valentine’s Lovers Retreat, Saturday, February 11 includes King Room and 4-course dinner and roof-top breakfast for 2. $399. Reservations required. Call 941.639.7700. 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.

CAM Realty (Silver) – Virtual office available in Downtown Punta Gorda, $99/+tax per month. Provides your company the image of an office without the cost of dedicated office space. Contact CAM Realty: 941.833.0083.

Coastal Expressions Wine Bar (Silver) – Located in the ISLES at 1133 Bal Harbor Blvd in the Plaza at Suite #1135. If you haven’t been here before, we are more than just a wine bar, we offer a unique fun experience including enjoying delicious food, wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, retail wine by the bottle or that unique boutique gift … plus family fun activities by day or night.

Daily, (Tuesday 10 am – Saturday 9 pm) we offer Wine Tastings, Wine Flights, Wine and Food Pairings. Daily, we also serve breakfast flatbreads and mimosas, Flatbread lunch specials served with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or drink of your choice, a full dinner menu including dessert, our date night dinner special for two served with a bottle of red or white, of course our signature “Charcuterie Boards” with flavors of gourmet meats and cheeses from around the globe, our “anytime” date night special for two served with a bottle of red or white, and so much more … Visit our website at to view our wine/beer and food menu, including our full “events calendar” with activities of fun things to do with your friend, spouse or when family is in town. Come check us out or give us a call at 941.214.8599.

Creative Window Treatments (Silver) – We are here for your window treatments needs. Area’s only Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer, Plantations Shutters, Blinds, Shades, Drapery and more. Call 941.637.0015.

Fishermen’s Village (Silver) –  January calendar of events and Sunset Beach Club events. February calendar of events and Sunset Beach Club February events.

Punta Gorda Chocolate and Wine (Silver) – Come down and celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day with us tomorrow at the Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market! Starting at 8 am we will have a variety of NEW cheeses available and some unique samplings of international gourmet cheeses!

Punta Gorda Coffee and Tea (Silver) – Have you had the pleasure of indulging in our HHC Dark Chocolate Fudge Espresso Frappe of the Month yet? This is only available until the end of the month so make sure to get one before it’s gone! Topped with house-made whipped cream and a piece of our famous Fabulous Fudge what more could you want!

Military Heritage Museum (Silver in Kind) – Engage classes in January, click here. Christmas at Wartime Exhibit – Now through February 4 in the Atrium. Sweetheart Luncheon and Fashion Show, February 13, $35 per person. For the Gulf Theater season schedule, click here.

WENG Radio (Silver In Kind) Chamber members can broadcast information about their business to the public. Click here for special rate.

Animal Welfare League (Bronze) – We’ve got kittens, yes we do! We’ve got kittens just for you! On February 11 in anticipation of a spring full of kittens and expecting momma cats, we invite you to spend the day with us in celebration. There will be food, drinks, games, raffles and of course KITTENS! Visit our Kitten Shower page on our website or our Facebook Event page for more information. We have sponsorships available. Contact AWL’s Marketing Manager @Elizabeth Marcino for more information.

Charlotte Players (Bronze) – January 30: Peter Fogel’s “Til Death Do Us Part … You First!” Peter is the eternal bachelor and has major “commitment” issues as the love of his life has just broken up with him on Valentine’s Day. Theater critics agree that this show is a hilarious cross between, “Men Are From, Mars/Women Are From, Venus” and “Defending the Caveman.” Since 2013 Peter Fogel has been the National Touring “star” of the comedy hit. Located at The Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. For more information and tickets go to or call 941.255.1022.

Gulfshore Opera (Bronze) Join GO in the new year. Tomorrow: Song & Dance with the Gulfshore Ballet, 7 pm. Gulfshore Ballet Studio. “The Barber of Seville” will be performed February 19 in Estero, February 26 at Silverspot Cinema in Naples and February 27 at the Charlotte PAC. Click here to meet the cast.

C.A.R.E. of Charlotte County (Support) – C.A.R.E. victim service center provides free and confidential help 24/7 at 941.627.6000 for domestic violence and sexual violence survivors. As we begin this new year let us remember that we can stop domestic and sexual violence as a community. C.A.R.E. provides services and education for SV and DV survivors, information on How to help a friend or family member, dating violence, stalking, rape and elderly violence.

Frank Desquin (Support) – Did you know that Charlotte Harbor, in addition to offering great fishing today, supported a booming fishing industry by the late 1500s, over 400 years ago? Click here to learn more.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens (Support) – Upcoming events:

Monday, January 23: Creative Resin-ation

Saturday, February 11: First Annual Art & Garden Soiree, 6-9 pm. Featured artist Leoma Lovegrove will put on a show and master of ceremonies and NBC2 news anchor Stacey Deffenbaugh will “delight the crowd.”

Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (Support) – “Share The Love For The Kids Home Tours,” Feb. 4, 10 am-4 pm, click here.

Valerie’s House – Charlotte County (Support) A nonprofit organization that helps grieving children and families who have lost a loved one to go on to live fulfilling lives. Our vision is that no child grieves alone. Would you like to be a Valerie’s House Volunteer Facilitator? Our next training will be in Port Charlotte on April 15 and April 16. Please complete the volunteer application link to join us: Volunteer in SWFL — Valerie’s House ( We will also be having our Charity Quarter Frenzy Fundraising Event on Thursday, March 9, 6 pm, 24 Twentyone Event Center, 2421 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. What to bring: 1-2 rolls of quarters and money to purchase paddles ($3 each or 3 for $7).

Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic (Support) – Friday the 13th Bingo, today.11 am-3 pm. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Event Center. Use the QR code to scan and register or visit our website at Events to register online. $50 includes lunch, 10 bingo games, chance auction, 50/50 raffle and lots of prizes.

Visual Arts Center (Support) – Are you looking for something creative to do this Valentine’s Day? The Visual Arts Center is offering the perfect accompaniment to your Valentine’s Day celebration! Join us on February 14 where we will set the scene with, wine, flowers and live music from principal Viola musician, Rachel Cox. You and your sweetheart will be able to enjoy an artistic endeavor together as you decorate your own delicious cupcakes. Join us before or after dinner or make this this the main event! We welcome you to tour our art galleries while you’re here and will have our outdoor patio open for star gazing as well. Limited reservations are available, please call 941. 639.8810 to save your spot before it’s too late, $50 per couple event runs 5-7 pm Valentines at the VAC – Visual Arts Center (

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PGD – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) has reopened Runway 4-22 after a year-long reconstruction and rehabilitation project. Runway 4-22 is the preferred runway for commercial airlines as it is the longest runway at 7,193 feet.

Punta Gorda Historic Murals Society – Walking tours of the murals will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, February 2- March 30. Tour size is limited to 12. Click here for information.

Heroes Unmasked – A non-profit organization based in Southwest Florida to benefit children with illnesses. Get involved through hospital and residential visits dressed as superheroes, and philanthropy partnerships. For more information, call 941.421.6556, visit or email HeroesUnmasked@yahoo,com

HipNOTique – Will have a Pop-up Store at the Chamber office on Friday, February 10 – just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping! Any other chamber member whose business was damaged by Hurricane Ian and wants to participate on February 10 as a pop-up, can call the chamber office at 941.639.3720.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlotte County – Farm 2 Table, March 11, 5:30-9:30 pm, Laishley Park. Gourmet dinner, live entertainment, silent auction, cash bar. $125 per person. Click here for information and tickets.

T&T Nail Bar – “Professional Nail Care for Ladies & Gentlemen.” Grand opening this month at 10175 Tamiami Trail, #1149, Punta Gorda. 30% off for the month of January. Appointments and walk-ins welcome. 941.347.7313.

Punta Gorda Boat ClubBoating in Charlotte Harbor Seminar February 11, 8:30 am-noon. If you are new to Charlotte County or just want a little more info on how to safely navigate your boat within our waters, this seminar is for you. $10 per person. As a special offer, anyone who attends our seminar will be entitled to join our boat club for 20% off the initiation fee. Call 941.639.3828 and leave your name and contact number.

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Charlotte County Imagination Library – Horses, Kids & Books, Oh My!!! HorsePower for Healing and Gilstad Literacy Foundation are collaborating on this event for families to benefit Charlotte County Imagination Library on Saturday, February 11. . An affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and a program of Gilstad Literacy Foundation, Inc., Imagination Library has received multiple grants and donations to support the program that mails a free book to enrolled children every month from birth until age 5. All children in this age range living in Charlotte County are eligible. Enroll at or

Sea Grape Gallery – Sea Grape artists will be displaying their art in Rebecca Hall at the Visual Arts Center through February. 8, while the gallery is undergoing repairs. Visit to view our art and artist contact information.

Punta Gorda Symphony – Sunday, February 5, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center features Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 at 7:30 pm. January-February Calendar.

Players Circle Theater – Monday, January 23: Danny Sinoff: The Bobby Darin Songbook – Show 7 pm $35 VIP $25 General The Players Circle Theater is located at The Shell Factory, just 5 miles from Charlotte County line. Elegant, intimate theatre. Free parking. Dinner is available before the show. For tickets, call 239.800.3292 or go online at 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers.

Nadine’s Closet – We sell custom, unique bold jewelry, hats (including vintage hats) and music boxes. Located downtown at 103 W. Marion, Punta Gorda, enter in the back and go up the stairs. A little hard to find but worth the trip!

Short Film Festival Returns – The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau and Asbury Shorts USA present the 9th Annual Punta Gorda Short Film Festival on March 1 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. Tickets are on sale and are available at the Chamber office.

Knights of Columbus – Cannot host a fundraiser at church due to the damage from Hurricane Ian. We have not been able to collect any donations for the charities in our community. We’re hosting a Hot Dog and Sausage & Peppers tent at the Farmers Market tomorrow.

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity – Our Port Charlotte ReSale Store has reopened at 2440 Tamiami Trail.

Smargasy Inc. – Do you need help with your Digital Marketing? Let’s talk. Call/text 239.214.8592.

Burnt Store Presbyterian Church – There’s music in the air! 2023 Concert Series: Monday, January 23 ( Bachelors of Broadway), Monday, February 13 ( Shake Baby Shake) and Monday, March 13 (1969).

TEAM Punta Gorda – Save the date: Saturday, March 25, Pedal and Play in Paradise. A Cycling Celebration in Punta Gorda.

Charlotte County Rotary Club – A fundraiser concert featuring Goldtones will be tomorrow at the Military Heritage Museum’s Gulf Theater to raise money for scholarships for Charlotte High School, Port Charlotte High School, the Technical Center and military veterans.

Senior Friendship Center – The Golden Age of Friendship tickets are on sale now ! Thursday, January 26. 6-9:30 pm, The Westin, 100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota. Dancing, Live Auction and More! Our silent auction is online this year, and everyone is welcome to bid! Bidding will be open for one week, January 23- 30 from noon-noon.

All Dry Services of Florida Gulf Coast – We specializes in mold and water remediation for businesses and homeowners. Part of a national five-star organization, we are locally owned and operated. Our services include water and flood damage, mold remediation, sanitizing and deodorizing, leak detection and air fogging services. Call 703.307.7379

Yogaz – A clothing line launched on Pine Island in January 2022. Yogaz founders Barbara and Buck Pelton have relocated to Punta Gorda and the Yogaz clothing line is now available at Punta Gorda’s local markets. For more information, go to or or call 507.382.7232

ERC – We help businesses recover the payroll taxes they paid for the employees they retained during the pandemic. Basically, it’s a refund of your payroll taxes. This is a $400 billion program. We want to qualify as many businesses as possible so they can get their share of that $400 billion. It costs nothing to find out if your business qualifies for this refund. I’ll do it for you – contact me by phone or text at: 941.200.1204 or send me an email at: All I need is your name, phone number, and email address, plus the legal name of your business to see if your business qualifies. Get qualified now!

Kelting Inspections – A proud partner of Hometown Heroes as we understand that we cannot thank our veterans enough for what they have done for our country. We offer discounts for veterans and active duty military! Call 941.655.8888 to schedule.

St. Vincent DePaul – St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference – Open to serve our neighbors in need 9 am-12 noon Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 25200 Airport Rd. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.

BioCide Labs – We can help with mold removal, treatment and prevention. Our main focus is the mitigation and remediation of water-damaged structures. We will walk you through the entire process over the phone. We are offering 15% off mold testing and remediation products when you mention the PG Chamber. Call 239.206.2854 or visit

Quick Mobile Repair – Offering a quick turnaround time for repairing cell phones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, etc. We are scheduling house calls for any home tech issue. Located in the Cross Trails Center, 615 Cross St. #1104. For information or to schedule appointments, please call 941.655.6681.

Elie Electric Services LLC – We normally are marine based and working on our waterways, however during this time we will be working on land projects to help homeowners. 1512 Nina St., Port Charlotte. 941.763.5348.

Copy Life – We have copy machines and printers. Email or call 404.230.8443.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates – Gardening events, talks and classes offered. Click here for dates and times. Strictly Sinatra performing on Friday, January 27. Saturday, February 4 from 9 am to 2 pm, the annual Antique Ford Car Show. Each year, classic car owners exhibit their cars on the Ford estate lawn. Model Ts, Mustangs, Thunderbirds and other models will be on display. On February 10 at 10 am, the public is invited to celebrate
Thomas Edison’s 176th birthday. On February 11-12 from 9 am to 4 pm, annual Spring Garden Festival. More than 60 garden vendors with exotic and native plants and trees for sale. The festival takes place outdoors and features food trucks and live music. February 14: Edison and Ford Winter Estates is partnering with Captiva Spirits to offer guests a special Valentine’s Day Cocktail Chemistry Class. Visitors will learn how to make cocktails while enjoying appetizers, chocolate, music and a sunset view.

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Tomorrow: Paradise Golf Course, 8135 SW Sunnybreeze Rd., Arcadia. Grand Re-opening. Noon

January 26: Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Huey Helicopter. 5:30 pm

January 27: Punta Gorda Marina, 25096 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 40th Anniversary. 5:30 pm

February 7: Persnickety, 258 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. New location. 5:30 pm

February 16: Burnt Store Title & Escrow, 1133 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda. New location. 5:30 pm

February 20: St. Vincent de Paul, 25200 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda. Event from 4-7 pm. Ribbon cutting at 4:30 pm

February 25: Charlotte County Historical Society, 311 E. Charlotte Ave. Local Black History Mural Dedication. 10 am-Noon

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Do The Right Thing Award Ceremony

The next awards ceremony for the Do the Right Thing of Charlotte County 2022-2023 school year will take place 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2 at Punta Gorda Police Department, 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. In the month of February, we will be honoring five students.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Star News

Be strong. Be safe. Never quit. Click here.

Property Appraiser Accepting Partial Property Tax Refund Applications

The Charlotte County Property Appraiser’s office is now accepting applications for partial property tax refunds if a residential improvement was destroyed or rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to hurricanes Ian or Nicole. Applications, along with support documentation, must be received on or before April 3, 2023. Visit or call 941.743.1498.

For hurricane information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941.833.4000 or 941.743.1320.

Follow Charlotte County Emergency Management’s important emergency information at

Public Meeting For Northbound Tamiami Trail Street Improvement

You may attend the public meeting through two options: in-person Jan. 26, 5-7 pm or live online Jan. 31, 6-7 pm.

City of Punta Gorda: Join Our Team

Are you interested in participating in your local government? Apply now to serve on a city board. For more information, visit the Boards & Committees page on the City’s website or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 941.575.3369. For current vacancies click here.

Hurricane Recovery Information

U.S. Small Business Administration to Offer Disaster Loans with No Interest and No Payments for First Year

SBA and the Florida SBDC Network Launch Pilot Initiative to

Help Businesses with Appeal Process

FEMA Announces Special Consideration for Temporary Housing

Units in Special Flood Hazard Areas

Placing Transportable Temporary Housing Units in Special Flood Hazard Areas

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Employment Opportunities

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United Way of Charlotte County: Resource Development Director

Please share with your connections. We work with a great team, and serve an incredible community. All we need is someone to help us obtain the resources to continue making an impact! Click here for more information:…/now-hiring-resource

Charlotte County Hiring Event: Jan. 25

The Charlotte County Human Resources Department has scheduled a hiring event at 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, January 25 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. For information, call 941.743.1260.

The Yoga Sanctuary: Massage Therapists

While we have grown quite a bit just recently, our hope is to continue to expand our massage and wellness offerings. We are still on the search for experienced massage therapists who are looking for a long-term role in a stable and positive environment. Do you know someone? Send them our way! Click HERE.

Charlotte Correctional Institution – (Aramark): Corrections Kitchen Worker

The Corrections Kitchen Worker supervises inmates to ensure that meal and food items are prepared in accordance with production plans. In this role, you will train workers in methods of performing duties, as well as assign and coordinate work to promote the efficiency of operations. This person is also responsible for the sanitation of the facility and maintaining personal safety, by conforming to all standards and regulations


  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Minimum of one (1) year of food prep or related work preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Previous experience interacting with inmates a plus
  • Ability to motivate and supervise inmates and/or team members to attain quality and quantity of food production in a correctional work environment
  • Must be able to obtain a food safety certification
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and tact
  • Must be able to follow basic safety procedures and policies
  • Must qualify for and maintain correctional facility security clearance


$15/hour (Full time) + Full benefits, tuition assistance, 401k and daily pay options.

Contact Information:

Paul Swillum – Hiring Manager –
Dave Manganelli – District Manager –
Direct Application Link:

Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association: Event Technician (Part-time)

This is a physical role requiring very flexible scheduling including weekends and evenings, a strong work ethic, initiative, exceptional organization, good judgement, and outstanding customer service skills. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Event Technician is responsible for: setting up and preparing the auditorium and classrooms for daily activities; setting up and breaking down the auditorium and classrooms for large special events; and staffing special events. $15-$17 per hour. Send resume to for consideration.

Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association: Facility and Maintenance Coordinator (Full-time)

Physical role requiring very flexible scheduling, strong work ethic, initiative, good judgement, and outstanding customer service skills. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Facility and Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for: setting up auditorium and classrooms for daily activities; setting up and breaking down auditorium and classrooms for large special events; staffing special events; and maintaining the cleanliness, repair and safety of the facility, equipment, and grounds. $17-$19 per hour. Includes paid vacations and holidays. Send resume to

Coastal Expressions Wine Bar: Kitchen Help

Local, fun WINE BAR in the Isles of Punta Gorda is looking to expand their kitchen staff. Are you looking for a part-time position with a limited menu for easy prepping and execution? Flexible shifts to work with your “semi-retired” lifestyle! Or are you a high school student 18+ or new college graduate? Excellent opportunity to learn culinary skills in a small kitchen environment. Limited menu allows you to hone your skills in our prep kitchen. The position will include week days and/or evenings plus Saturdays. Occasional special events. Approx. 12-20 hours/week. $12/hr. plus tips. Please send resume to or call 941.214.8599.

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ARCHway Institute – December Newsletter

Animal Welfare League –January Pawsitive Press

C.A.R.E. – December Newsletter

Charlotte Community Foundation – January Newsletter

Copperfish Books – January Newsletter

Downtown Farmers Market – January Newsletter

Grill at 1951 – November Newsletter

Gulfshore Opera – January Newsletter

Loveland Center – December Newsletter

Military Heritage Museum – January Newsletter

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens – January Gardens at a Glance

Punta Gorda Airport – PDG Buzz

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau – Newsletter

Punta Gorda Historical Society – January Newsletter

Punta Gorda Mural SocietyJanuary Newsletter

Punta Gorda Symphony – Newsletter

SandStar Remodeling/AR HomesDecember Newsletter

SCORE – December Newsletter

Suncoast Humane Society – Humane Connection Newsletter

TEAM Punta Gorda – November Newsletter

TIME Realty Services Inc. – November Newsletter

The Yoga Sanctuary – January Newsletter


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