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Adopt a Meeting Planner campaign launched by Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau 

CharlotteHarborVCB Charlotte State Bank Meeting Planner Box
Twenty top meeting and event planners have been adopted by the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau in the new “Adopt a Meeting Planner” program. Every two months, each planner will receive an ‘Old Florida’ style suitcase-box with a gift from a local business and a letter from the Visitor & Convention Bureau highlighting the area’s amenities and other relevant information.

“We are still a largely unknown meeting and convention destination,” said Lorah Steiner, Director of the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau. “The purpose of the promotion is to create top-of-mind awareness of Charlotte County as a preferred site for meetings and events.  Community participation shows meeting planners that their business is both wanted and valued.”

Charlotte State Bank & Trust was the first area business to participate. The bank created a photo book showcasing Punta Gorda’s beauty, charm, historical sights, dining, meeting facilities and events. The suitcase-boxes containing the books were shipped to planners in early January and the Visitor & Convention Bureau has already received a letter of appreciation from one of the recipients. 

Don Martin, Marketing Director for Charlotte State Bank & Trust said, “We at Charlotte State Bank & Trust are pleased to work with Lorah Steiner and the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau to spread the word about the wonderful facilities we have available here in Charlotte County.  It’s an excellent place to hold meetings and conventions and we have the amenities to make those events entertaining, educational and fun.”

Pictured: Charlotte State Bank & Trust is the first Charlotte County business to participate in the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau’s “Adopt a Meeting Planner” campaign. Pictured from Charlotte State Bank & Trust are Mr. Craig DeYoung, President; Mr. Don Martin, Marketing Director; and Ms. Nancy Padgett, Community & Business Liaison.

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