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Friday Facts for January 13, 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 10.

What’s New:

THE 2023 CHAMBER GUIDE IS HERE! In Print and Online

Jan 21-22, 10am – 5pm: 26th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival on Sullivan Street in Punta Gorda
Jan 28, 6pm – 11:30pm: C.A.R.E. Ball 2023 “Night at the Museum” at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.
April 5, 7-9pm: Whitney Grace “A Letter to Broadway Encore” at the Charlotte Harbor Event  Conference Center.


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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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**Please remember to RSVP directly to events by emailing reception@puntagorda-chamber.com, 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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Tuesday, January 17: After Hours 5:30-7 pm – Harbor Social located at 212 W. Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. Bring along a small gift to share in the drawing. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, January 25: Special State of the City Address Networking Lunch, Noon-1:30 pm – Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St. in Punta Gorda. We take cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and AMEX. Tickets can be purchased online at puntagordachamber.com, call 941.639.3720 or email reception@puntagorda-chamber.com

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

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Four Points By Sheraton (Platinum) – Do you have the after holiday blues? If so, 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. Tonight, we have Smudge Kitten on stage at 7 pm. On Saturday, we have Twinkle playing at 7 pm. Also, please click here to see our January band line up. 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 7-day rolling stats show that there are 125 new listings, 143 new contracts, 81 new closings and 169 new price decreases. We will continue to see the price decreases as the market is in correction mode. I am available to assist you with your real estate needs. Put my 25 years of local experience to work! 239.699.4493 

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 www.ShorePointHealthCharlotte.com/heart-challenge 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 www.coastal-expressions.com 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

Punta Gorda Chocolate and Wine (Silver) – Are you ready for the Sweet Sounds of Saturdays! Every Saturday until May we will have live music with a rotation of local artists. Don’t forget to make a reservation for our Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Every Saturday year-round! 941.505.0479.

Punta Gorda Coffee and Tea (Silver) – Are you ready for our Frappe of the Month!!?? For January: our HHC Espresso Dark Chocolate Fudge Frappe! Topped with our house-made Whipped Cream and a special piece of our Famous Fabulous Fudge. This creamy, blended Frappe is perfect for these beautiful Florida days!

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

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) – “Belles Take The Big Easy,” Now through Jan. 22. Five women travel from Alabama to New Orleans to strike Mardi Gras off their bucket list. At the famed Bacchus Mardi Gras Ball, a fortune teller delivers some disturbing news which sets the ladies on a journey. For tickets go to www.charlotteplayers.org or call 941.255.1022. Located at 1182 Market Circle in Port Charlotte.

“The Val and Jim Show” January 24. Dynamic duo and longtime friends, Valerie Sneade-Roy and Jim Rice, perform an evening of duets featuring Broadway show tunes and hits from the American Songbook. Located at the Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Circle. Tickets are $29. Call 941.255.1022 or go online for tickets at www.charlotteplayers.org.

Gulfshore Opera (Bronze) The Community Concerts kick off with a tour of Opera to Broadway, American Composers beginning Jan. 19 at the Gulf Theater in Punta Gorda. Join GO in the new year.

January 18: Porsche Party
January 21: Song & Dance with the Gulfshore Ballet, 7 pm. Gulfshore Ballet Studio.

HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital (Bronze) – Has reopened the hospital’s third and fourth floors to patients making the facility fully operational. This includes the 3 East Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 West, 3 North, 4 East ICU, 4 West and 4 North.

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.

Drug Free Punta Gorda (Support) – You’re invited: Jan. 19, 11:30 am-1 pm MADD 101 zoom call. Click here for details. Our speaker is Sophia Spero. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest non-profit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, to support the victims of these violent crimes, and to prevent underage drinking. Sophia will be providing a MADD 101 presentation to give more insight into MADD, what the organization does and how they do it. Sophia will also be sharing the impact and effects of underage drug use as well as recent SWFL area crash data.  

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

Tomorrow: Yoga in the Gardens
Sunday: Car & Art Exhibit
January 23: Creative Resin-ation
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.

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 (visualartcenter.org)

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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 Club – Boating in Charlotte Harbor Seminar Feb. 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. We will call you back with additional information. 

Meals of Wheels of Charlotte County – Has received a substantial grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation. These funds will help support the Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. “Without organizations like CCF we would have a very difficult time repairing our battered building, equipment and destroyed kitchen,” said Teresa Desquin, president of the Meals of Wheels Board. Visit www.charlottecf.org or call 941.637.0077.

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 Feb. 11. Lizzie the Literacy Bus will be on site so the kids can go home with a free book, and preschool age children living in Charlotte or Lee County can register for the Imagination Library program. 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 www.imaginationlibrary.com or www.charlottecountyimaginationlibrary.org

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

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

Players Circle Theater – “Admissions,” an Obie-winning best play ripped from the pages of today’s headlines. It’s a dramedy about liberal parents desperate to get their children into an Ivy League School. Now through Jan. 22. Tickets $35-$50.  
Tonight and tomorrow, Show 7 pm. Sunday, Jan. 15 – Show 2 pm. Tuesday, Jan.17 – Show 7 pm. Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Show 7 pm, Talk back with the cast after the show. Thursday Jan. 19 – NO SHOW. Friday, Jan. 20 – Show 7 pm. 
Monday, Jan. 16 Danny Sinoff: The Genius of Johnny Mercer – Show 7 pm. $25 VIP, $15 General

The Players Circle Theater is located at The Shell Factory, just 5 miles from the Charlotte County line. Elegant, intimate theatre. Free parking. Dinner is available before the show. For tickets and showtimes, call 239.800.3292 or go online at Playerscircletheater.com. 16554 North 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 on January 21.

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity – Our Port Charlotte ReSale Store is having our grand reopening! Join us on Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 am and check out our stores new look along with some awesome new merchandise. We will have some amazing sales and fun surprises taking place throughout the day. We hope to see you there! 2440 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.

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

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

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

Charlotte County Rotary Club – A fundraiser concert featuring Goldtones will be Jan. 21 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.

ARCHway Institute – Invites you to a night of comedy by Zoltan Kaszas and others at the Visani Restaurant and Comedy Theater in Port Charlotte. Thursday, Jan. 19. Doors open at 5 pm for dinner and show starts at 8 pm. Show tickets are $10 each. Be embraced by recovery in 2023.

Senior Friendship Center – The Golden Age of Friendship tickets are on sale now! Thursday, Jan. 26. 6-9:30 pm, The Westin, 100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota. Dancing, Live Auction and More!

All Dry Services of Florida Gulf Coast – We are a customer service company that specializes in mold and water remediation for businesses and homeowners. Part of a national five-star organization, we are locally owned and operated with over 23 years of collective team experience. 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 in Florida on Pine Island in January of 2022 with rave reviews from customers. 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 yogaz.com or yogi@yogaz.com 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: bob.wenz@americanercprogram.com. 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. For this reason we offer discounts for veterans and active duty military all year long! Call us today at 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 mold remediation process step by step 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 BioCideLabs.com

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. elieelectricservice.com

Copy Life – We have copy machines and printers. Email tmacia@copylifeinc.com 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 Jan. 27.
On Feb. 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 Feb. 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.  

Peace River Shopper Latest Edition. Arcadia Community Local.

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January 21: 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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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 www.ccappraiser.com 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 www.charlottecountyfl.gov/em www.facebook.com/oemcharlottecounty www.twitter.com/ccoem.

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 www.cityofpuntagordafl.com 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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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 – swillum-paul@aramark.com
Dave Manganelli – District Manager – manganelli-dave@aramark.com
Direct Application Link: https://careers.aramark.com/job/?req_id=420245

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 teriashley@pgica.org 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 teriashley@pgica.org.

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 loris@coastal-expressions.com 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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