Rumours Grand Opening
Rumours Wine Bar invites you to their long-awaited Grand Opening on Thursday, October 29, 5 to 6:30pm. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 5:30pm with the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Please bring a non-perishable food to donate to St. David’s Jubilee Center. Rumours Wine Bar is a wine bar and retail store and is available for wine tasting events and offers an online store. Owners Dana and Jerry Kuhn opened the shop in January 2020. Rumours is located at 1807 Englewood Road in the Lemon Bay Shopping Center. Hours are Wednesday & Thursday, 11am to 8pm and Friday & Saturday, 11am to 9pm. For more information, call 473•WINE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunflower Discount Market Grand Opening
Sunflower Discount Market, located in the old Save-A-Lot building behind Stephano’s Restaurant, will have their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on November 6 at 9am. Sunflower Discount Market is a discount grocery liquidation market. For more info go to their facebook page.
Publix Charities Benefit Homeless Coalition
The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition is proud to partner with Publix Super Market Charities to receive a grant of $20,000 to support its Hunger Prevention Program. The Homeless Coalition provides hunger relief through their Hot Meals Program and Food Pantry. The Hot Meals Program serves nutritious meals and snacks 365 days per year to more than 150 individuals every day. The Food Pantry is ordinarily open for extended hours every Wednesday from 1 to 6pm to provide access for working clientele. The Pantry distributes a three-day supply of food and toiletry items to an average of 166 individuals and families every week - over 600 households every month. The most notable change over the last year is that more than 26% of those households are senior citizens. The Homeless Coalition could not continue their mission to prevent and alleviate hunger and homelessness without the support of Publix Super Market Charities. Learn more about the Charlotte
County Homeless Coalition at www.cchomelesscoalition.org.
Ed Hill Joins Lightspeed Voice
Brad Fuller, CEO of Lightspeed Voice, is pleased to announce the addition of Ed Hill to the newly created position of Director Community Engagement. “Lightspeed is committed to enhancing the quality of life within our local communities,” states Fuller, “and given Ed’s extensive community experience, we are delighted that he has joined our team.” Hill’s most recent position was as the Executive Director of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce. Since relocating to Southwest Florida in 2007, he has also served on multiple non-profit boards and assisted with various community initiatives. Lightspeed is a national provider of private hosted phone networks and sales automation tools that seamlessly connects employees and streamlines the communication processes, allowing businesses to focus on delivering exceptional customer service. Lightspeed Voice is located in Venice. Learn more at www.lightspeedvoice.com.
Sarasota County Earns Distinguished Budget Award
Sarasota County has earned the national Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 30th consecutive year. The award, which recognizes the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, exemplifies the Office of Financial Management’s (OFM) commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting and being responsible stewards of public funds. Sarasota County’s budget plan is presented to the public for input and then adopted by the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners. The GFOA serves more than 20,500 government finance professionals throughout North America and Canada. Its Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact at 861•5000 or visit www.scgov.net.
Sandra Orgovan, owner of Florida Inspirations, wants her customers to know that, although her shop located in A Coastal Emporium has closed due to the pandemic, she is still available to make custom photo gift items for you. Just email your picture, logo or design to her with instructions on what you would like. You can still buy photo bobble heads, cuddlers and teddy bears as well as some Englewood t-shirts, mousepads, coozies and postcards at A Coastal Emporium, 411 W. Dearborn Street. For custom items, you will be emailed a photo of the item and upon approval, it will be delivered to A Coastal Emporium for pick-up. For more information or questions, email email@example.com or call 631•219•4553.