Fitz is a local business advocate

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Beverly Fitz is an important part of the Charlotte County community and a proud advocate for local businesses.

Fitz currently serves as Executive Director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. “I enjoy working with our approximately 70 members,” she said.

In her free time, Fitz enjoys spending time at the Outer Banks (OBX) in North Carolina. “In 2010, my other half James and I retired. Four years ago we purchased a home in OBX. We enjoy traveling back and forth on a regular basis.”

When asked about her age, Fitz said “I prefer to think of age as experience. For that, I have 70 years of experience.”

Fitz said she relocated to Charlotte County in 2002 from Warrenton, VA after she retired from 38 years of a professional career in federal service with the Department of Defense.

She said during her career, she served as a consultant to over 70 independent motor coach businesses within the trailways transportation system.

She currently lives in Drakes Branch.

“We enjoy our home here, our good friends, the wonderful community of caring folks and we enjoy our friends and neighbors at the beach,” Fitz said.

She said she would love to see Charlotte County grow and prosper, while gaining more communication and internet capability to attract new industry and businesses.

Fitz said she and her husband are lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy their five children, seven granddaughters, great grandson and soon to be great granddaughter.

She also has “one precious hound” named Hamilton and “two sweet guard” kitty’s, SissyCat and BoyCat.

In addition, Fitz said, “I love photography and enjoying a great sunrise and sunset over the water, spending time on the beach, fishing, good food and warm weather.”

While she does not have a particularly favorite television show, she said she enjoys lots of them. However, if you’re planning on cooking a meal for her any time soon, she said her favorite foods would be grilled filet or seafood.