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Updated 7/8/16

 

         
         
   
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Harnessing the Power of the Tourism Industry


www.charlottecountyhospitality.com


July 2016 Newsletter

Denise Dull

A NOTE FROM THE CCHA PRESIDENT:

At times, we find that the hardest decisions we have to make result in the best outcomes. 

Over the past few months, the Board and I have been struggling with determining a vision and focus for longevity of the Association.  Our program attendance was slowly waning.  We had not been able to generate enough committed and interested members to volunteer in building a committee structure that would become the building blocks to repopulate our Board and Executive seats over the future years as our terms ran out. 

Quite honestly, we were fearing that the hard work that we had put into community recognition and the establishment of a membership was starting to lose steam. 

At the same time, a lot of the things that we were trying to accomplish were being developed through the tourism committees of our local Chambers of Commerce.  

Charlotte County’s three distinct geographic pockets have needs specific to their areas, and those businesses were finding that it was best to participate at a more local level; the CCHA’s restaurant membership suffered as a result.  With the stronger local support and development came a duplication of efforts between what the CCHA was trying to accomplish and those of the Chambers.

To lessen the confusion to our members (and to future potential members) it became quite obvious that a partnership with the Chambers was the answer we had been searching for.  By aligning the CCHA with the Tourism Committees of the Chambers, it allows us to take advantage of a broader volunteer and resource base and truly focus on what has always been what we felt was most important…providing training and educational support to our hospitality industry.  

Consequently, the Charlotte County Hospitality Association Executive team and its Board of Directors unanimously voted to restructure the organization of the Association to align with the Englewood Chamber, Punta Gorda Chamber and soon-to-be-established Charlotte County Chamber Tourism Committees. 

What exactly will that look like?  Well, we’re not quite sure, but we’re committed to working on it until we believe it’s what our local business owners need and want.  In order to do that, we need to hear from YOU.  Become involved! 
Very soon, you’ll be hearing more about the realignment, a newly formed Tourism Committee in the Charlotte County Chamber, and how you can participate. I strongly encourage all to become active, and to take advantage of the opportunities that this partnership will create.  I guarantee it won’t be a hard decision, and it will result in a very good outcome!

Denise Dull - Integrity Employee Leasing & CCHA President

 

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Member Meeting

Charlotte County Hospitality Association announces 
the July 2016 member meeting:

Hurricane Preparedness/Overview of the Emergency Management Storm Procedures
by Gerard Mallet

The CCHA will provide donuts and coffee.

Location:

Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management

26571 Airport Road, Punta Gorda

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Bring your promotional brochures to network with others.
This meeting is free for members and $5 for non-members
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 Upcoming Events 

Eng-extreme-gamesRegistration Open Until July 1 for Experience Englewood's Extreme Games 2016 

Teams participate in relays, timed games, and more, and the Extreme After-Party celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Englewood Chamber, with live music, food, drinks, an auction and grand prize drawing. 
Event: July 30, 11:00 am, Englewood Sky Academy, 881 S. River Rd., Englewood

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FishvilleFishermen's Village
Inaugural TikiFest

Hulu dancers, ukulele playing, tiki toss and bowling, trop rock and steel drums, coconut painting, photo op's, tiki carvings, Hawaiian leis giveaways, drink and food specials, tiki merchandise and tropical clothing store promotions.
Aug. 13, noon–4:00 pm.
Pirate Fest 2016
Three days of family-friendly piracy, live music, live mermaids, pirate ships, magic, and more! Sept. 23–25: fishermensvillagepiratefest.com
Visit fishville.com for details. 
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda

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Big Crush Distribution Presents:  
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 It's a full weekend of Big Orange festivities, Sept. 9 and 10! Music from JJ Grey & Mofro, The Fritz, and more! Events include Sunset Celebration, Run Paddle Run 5K, Throwdown athletic competition, and the Om Zone! Visit bigorangemusicfestival.com for details. Tickets are on sale now!
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Charlotte Players LogoComedy for a Cause

This annual improvisational event is cast with community business leaders performing in a hilarious fundraising evening to benefit the Charlotte Players and its many programs.
Sept 16: visit charlotteplayers.org often for updates

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The Florida International Air Show returns October 21–23!

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Beginning as a single day event with only a few acts, the Air Show has grown into a three-day event with family- and fan-friendly activities, a large variety of acts, interactive displays and much more!
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Waterfest Returns!

Ecofest: Oct. 29
Paddlefest: Nov. 12 and 13
Racefest: Nov. 18–20

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Charlotte County Hospitality Association
PO Box 381043
Murdock, FL 33938-1043
941.743.1900
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Charlotte County Hospitality Association

P.O. Box 381043
Murdock, FL
  941-743-1900
  941-764-4932
  ccha@charlottecountyhospitality.com

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18500 Murdock Circle B-104
Port Charlotte, FL
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