The Englewood community is rebuilding…

Ian shook Englewood like a hurricane. However, Englewood is resilient and will come back better than ever. The community has been in the trenches for the past two weeks helping everyone around. As we move forward, there is still much work to be done. It will take time. We can’t put our lives on hold for a year or more until everything is in place and the picture is perfect. We need to enjoy the journey on the road. Last weekend saw the community come together for a free concert at Pioneer Plaza in Dearborn. Over time, you will begin to see community activities return to give us hope and a sense of normalcy.


12pm Wednesday October 19th Farlow’s on the Water will host our Biz@Noon. They are located at 2080 S. McCall Road in Englewood. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business in front of 50 people. This luncheon will sell out quickly, so register now at Registration is mandatory, as the number of places is limited. You’ll have your choice of Cobia Tacos with Cuban Rice, Half-Roasted Turkey/Cranberry Sandwich with Pumpkin Soup, or St. Louis Salad. Croix.

Manasota Mystic

Manasota Mystiques Presents Your Yellowstone will take place as scheduled on November 5th. Everything is paid for and we believe that by November 5th we will all be ready to let loose a little. We will be moving away from the live auction as we don’t want to focus on raising money but rather on having fun. We will also increase the amount of revenue we give away and provide funds for post-hurricane relief.

Water festival

The Englewood Beach Water Festival Board of Directors voted unanimously to hold Water Festival events as scheduled on Nov. 19 and 20, including the Nov. 18 party. More details to come.

Hurricane Resources

Be sure to keep checking for updates. You will be able to find out where FEMA is located so you can talk to them in person. You can find sites that distribute food and other goods. You can learn about debris removal and roof criticism, as well as financial assistance options. The Chamber advocates for additional financial assistance at all levels of government. Because the state doesn’t have money, it’s our money.

Office premises

The camera weathered Hurricane Jan well and has been open since the Monday after the storm. We know some of our businesses and residents still don’t have Wi-Fi, so the Englewood Chamber installed the workstations for free. Please come to the Englewood Ward Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hire a licensed contractor

Protect yourself and your property from scammers and hire a licensed contractor. Go to and type what you are looking for in the search bar on the home page. If you do not have Internet access, you can call the Chamber at 941-474-5511 or stop by 601 S. Indiana Avenue.

Englewood Relief Fund

The Englewood Chamber has established a Hurricane Relief Fund to store funds raised in Englewood. 100% of the money raised will be returned to those in need. That money will stay in Englewood to help local residents.

Doug Izzo is the executive director

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