Mahalak Auto Group recently announced that Eric Edwards has been appointed
General Manager at Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven. Click HERE to download the press release.
Visit Central Florida's February CATS newsletter just released! Read it HERE. For more news and events Click HERE for the What's Happening Handout.
Beef O Bradys Davenport is now offering to take wing pre-orders for the Superbowl held on February 12th. Order now before time slots fill up fast. You can also reserve your favorite seat for $10, which includes a raffle ticket for great prize giveaways. Please call (863) 420-3350 for more information. 45653 U.S. 27, Davenport, FL, 33897.
Cypresswood Golf & Country Club - New Year's Improvement Sale - 10 One Hour Golf Lessons - $600.00; Save $200 on this package! Only 10 packages at this price. Buy them online at www.bobschade.com
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available for businesses in Polk County, Florida. The deadline to apply is Sep 13, 2023. Interest rates are as low as 3.305 percent for businesses, 2.375 percent for nonprofit organizations and 2.313 percent for homeowners and renters, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. Click HERE for the press release and more info.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Florida Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) announced a new pilot program geared toward helping businesses qualify for SBA disaster loans. The pilot program will re-examine the applications of businesses that did not meet approval qualifications and were declined for an SBA disaster loan. Click HERE for the Press Release.
Last call to Polk County employers that have been impacted by the hurricane. CareerSource Polk Disaster Temporary Jobs Grant can help by hiring your laborers for up to 12 months. Please contact Kathy Suttles with your needs and for any questions that you may have: kathy.Suttles@careersourcepolk.com; (863) 508-1100
Our amazing Olivia Moorehead left the Chamber at the end of November to pursue a new career with AdventHealth. We are excited for her for this new opportunity, but of course, we are also saddened for her to leave the Chamber. We love you Olivia and we wish you the best in your new career!
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC (FCS) celebrated the groundbreaking for its new clinical site location in Davenport, FL, Nov. 17th. Click HERE for the press release.
3D's Spotless Cleaning Services - Cleaning Services That Leave You Stress Free - We offer commercial and residential cleaning services in All Central Florida (Polk, Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola counties). Get 10% off - Call 321-362 - 4709 for more info. Click HERE for the flyer or visit: https://3dspotless.com/ for more info.
Accounting Services & Business Solutions LLC - With over 20 years of accounting, taxes and insurance experience, their team is ready to provide solutions to your company needs and demand - Accounting Services, Tax Services, Life/Health Insurance. Call 407-860-8001, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.asbs-llc.com/ for more info.
El Azucarero celebrated their 3 year anniversary on Saturday, November 12th. The event included entertainment, vendors, delicious food & more. Check out their Facebook page HERE.
Candy, Haunted Hayrides & a Frighteningly Good Time for Davenport’s Spooky Halloween & Trunk or Treat Event - DAVENPORT – The City of Davenport held its annual Spooky Halloween & Trunk or Treat event Monday night, October 31st, at Lewis Mathews Sports Complex in Davenport. The free event, which technically started at 6pm, was already drawing a crowd more than an hour prior. Click HERE for the press release and more info.
For the latest FEMA info and more from the SBA for recovery for Hurricane Ian, click HERE. For additional resources and upcoming SBA webinars, click HERE.
Highway Integrative Health - Located at 161 Webb Drive, Ste. 200, Davenport - Urgent Care Center treats the following conditions in house: Allergies & rashes, Asthma, Back Pain, Broken Bones, Coughs, Cold, Flu, Covid symptoms & testing, Fever, Foley Catheter Exchange, Infections, Headaches, Migraines, Heat Exhaustion, Pneumonia, Sinus, Sore Throat, Stomach Aches, Sunburn, Vomiting & Diarrhea, and much more like IV hydration, antibiotics, med spa services. Click HERE for the flyer. Click HERE for more info.
Ohana 2302, LLC is a Mobile Notary Public who is available to travel to their client's location in order to provide their services. Other services they offer are fingerprints, ink, livescan (digital), or hard card for out-of-state applicants, apostille service, document translation from English to Spanish, lite answering service, JotForm integration, and Google My Business Profile Analysis. The advantage of using Ohana 2302, LLC for any of the services mentioned is that they can come to your preferred location, at the client's convenience, and accommodate your specific needs. All services are by appointment only. You can set one up at http://ohana2302.com. Fingerprinting services are done by a licensed FDLE provider professional and take less than 15-30 minutes. Thank you for letting Ohana 2302 contribute to help with your busy schedule. Maria Rivera, Mobile Notary Public & Fingerprint Services - 407-726-0016
Banana Bouncing Party & More LLC - Check out new Chamber Member Banana Bouncing Party & More LLC for your next fun-filled party! Bounce Houses, Slides, Laser tag, Water Gun tag & More! Visit https://www.bananabouncingparty.com/ or call (863) 289-7775 or (863) 207-4715 for more info. Click HERE for the flyer.
Feltrim Sports Turf Field Party Packages - Host your child's party at Feltrim Sports brand new Turf Field, 204 Macaulays Cove, Haines City (inside Balmoral Resort Florida) - 12 children included in packages - choose 2 games to play and which package works best for your event. Contact Steven Perez, 863-588-2664, email@example.com to book your party. Click HERE for the flyer and more info!
In partnership with the George Jenkins End Hunger Initiative and United Way of Central Florida, Central Florida Health Care is providing FREE food distributions for families in Polk County. No qualifications are necessary, and each family will receive a week's worth of free food. Visit the Resources page on the CFHC website to access Central Florida Health Care Mobile Food Distribution Locations. CFHC is also looking for volunteers to help at the sites. Call 863-216-2816 for more information. *Available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
Central Florida HealthCare's Davenport clinic is now open and providing compassionate, quality, and affordable primary and preventative care. Insured or not, they've got you covered. The Davenport clinic is located at 130 Ridge Center Dr., Ste. 1, Davenport, FL 33837. Call them at: 866-234-8534 to schedule an appointment. Click HERE for the flyer and more info.
Read the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County's January newsletter, The Heartbeat. Click HERE to download.
Highway Integrative Health Center - Beauty package promo: 30 units of wrinkle reduction, one syringe of filler, plus a collagen booster serum on face. Great value $750. Take advantage of this January sale. 25 vouchers available. Schedule asap. Openings for Saturday’s in February 2023. Call 863.353.1384 to schedule or for more info.
All You Knit Is Love - Thirty years ago, a group of knitters at Watermark noticed some kids at their local schools needed warmer winter clothes. And so, a tradition began. 11,000 handmade sweaters later, they still meet weekly to knit some homemade love into each new sweater. Click HERE to watch the video and read more
Luxe Wax and Spa has gift cards available! Treat your friends and loved ones to a gift card for a facial, wax or other service. Call 863-242-9789 or visit https://www.facebook.com/LuxeWaxAndSpa for more info. Click HERE for the flyer.
Davenport Toddler Gets Special Visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus - When Santa Claus comes to town, it’s typically in the dark of night on Christmas Eve. But sometimes he makes an exception. Such was the case on Wednesday (December 7) when Santa and Mrs. Claus made a very special visit to an even more special Davenport toddler. With the help of the Davenport Fire Department and the Davenport Police Department, Santa and Mrs. Claus brought a little Christmas magic to 19-month old Leila Durfee and her family. Click HERE to read more of this heartwarming Press Release.
Luana Leventhal, Broker Assoc. Compass Realty has a new teammate, Stephanie Ceceli. Click HERE to read Luana's newsletter.
Chamber Board Member Justin Laferriere will be running in the Boston Marathon in April fundraising for Tufts Medical Center. Read the story HERE. Click HERE for more info and to donate to Justin's fundraising efforts.
Ridge Community High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams need your financial support! Please see the booster support form for more info. Contact Info: Boys team - Don Skipper, 863-224-4445. Girls team - Angelica Pennington, 904-704-6506.
Central Florida Heroes 5K Honors Area Heroes on Veterans Day Weekend - DAVENPORT – The Central Florida Heroes 5K and Health Fair event, presented by Orlando Health and hosted by the City of Davenport and the Four Corners News Sun, was held on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Davenport. Click HERE for the press release and more info.
AdventHealth to provide $1.7 million for Polk State Nursing - In a collaborative partnership focused on community initiatives, AdventHealth is contributing $1.7 million to the Polk State College Foundation to provide resources to enhance the College’s Nursing Program. The media is invited to learn more: at the AdventHealth-Polk State College Media Event - Thursday, November 15, 2022, at 3 p.m., Polk State College’s Winter Haven Campus, 999 Ave. H N.E. in the library located on the third floor of the WLR Learning Resources Building - Speakers: Tim Clark, President and CEO of the AdventHealth Polk Market, and Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti, President of Polk State College
The Total Glow Beauty and Wellness offers IV Vitamin Therapy and Vitamin Injections. IV or IM therapy injects the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients directly into your bloodstream. There's no need for the body to metabolize the dose through your digestive system, so it absorbs a higher percentage of the nutrients. With an oral vitamin you are only absorbing about 20-30 percent of it! Mention this flyer and receive 15% off your first infusion. Call Nurse Lorry to book your IV infusion or IM injection today!! 863-420-5005 www.thetotalglow.com
Balmoral Resort Florida Water Park Party - Party packages for up to 12 kids include pass to pool area, party table, setup and cleanup, free ice cream, all you can play games & more! Call 863-624-7886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your party or for more info! Click HERE for the flyer.
Check out this feel-good story from The Glades at ChampionsGate. Click HERE to watch the video and read more!
New details released about Orlando Health Lakeland Highlands Hospital - Orlando, FL (October 20, 2022) – When the Orlando Health Lakeland Highlands Hospital opens in 2026, it will open with 302 inpatient beds. That’s more than double the originally announced opening bed count of 136 beds. Click HERE for the Press Release and more info.
Welcome New Chamber Member Strong Tower Electrical Contractor LLC - Reliable Electricians - Strong Tower Electrical Contractor LLC specializes in residential and commercial Electrical Services . Whether you need a small wiring fix or the installation of state-of-the-art smart home, they get the job done right. Flexible Services; Satisfaction Guaranteed. Click HERE for more info.
Davenport Fights Back reached out to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and got permission to sell t-shirts with a few of our wonderful and popular Sheriff Grady Judd's quotes. All profits benefit the American Cancer Society in conjunction with Relay for Life: Polk County, FL.
T-shirts are $20 youth/$25 S-2XL/$30 3XL+, and every shirt purchased comes with a free 7UP & MoonPie! There are two designs to choose from. Click HERE to see the designs on their Facebook Page. A great big shout out to Justin Bowen, Melisa Brown & the rest of our friends at Florida Wrap Pros for sponsoring the shirts. They are taking preorders, then printing the shirts in batches. Reach out to Donna Fellows, email@example.com, Sharon Patton Lundquist, Lisa Coffey or KJ Fellows-Coffey to place your order. Every shirt sold is another step closer to an end to this awful disease. Until there's a cure...
Check out this video about Casey's Cleaning from one of the original sharks from Shark Tank! Click HERE. Call Cindy at 321-443-4139 to schedule your cleaning or for more information.
Sweet savings at the Club at Haines City! Community fee $1,500. Savings limited to the month of February. Call Tillie at 863-397-9770 to schedule a tour or for more info. Click HERE for the flyer.
Polk State College’s three collegiate high schools exceeded the state’s average graduation rate for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, with Chain of Lakes Collegiate celebrating a 100% graduation rate compared to Florida’s 87.3%. Lakeland Collegiate came in at 99.4% and Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate saw a 95.2% graduation rate for the last school year. Click HERE for the Press Release & more info.
Sonny's BBQ, Random Acts of BBQ is thanking Law Enforcement Officers for all they do! Nominate a Law Enforcement Officer at https://www.sonnysbbq.com/rabbq.
Do you think your loved one would benefit from adult daycare? The Club at Haines City has a limited number of openings and would love to have you as a member of The Club in 2023!! Click HERE for more info. Click HERE for the rate sheet.
Gift yourself with a home renovation from MJ Renovations. Signature loans up to $125,000, Low monthly payment up to 20 years. Call 407.310.1975 for an estimate. Visit http://ow.ly/Oh9I50LSNyg to apply.
City of Davenport's Fire Department held a Service Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd for its new Pierce Pumper fire truck. Click HERE for more info.
In line with its C3 commitment to the community, Murphy Auto Group (MAG) donated over 300 turkeys and hams to places of worship in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Click HERE for the press release and more info.
Need a unique gift idea for a loved one? Fight Until the Finish - Personal Safety and Firearms Training for Women sells t-shirts, protective keychains, and pepper spray. They also offer gunfighter pro simulator training, concealed carry classes, person safety courses, and more! Make sure your loved ones are protected. Call or text them at 863-651-4114 for more information.
The City of Haines City's Veterans Day ceremony at Railroad Park was held Friday and was a moving, memorable experience. Click HERE to read more on the City's Facebook page.
Davenport Lions Club President Bob Armstrong presented Davenport
Commissioner and fellow Lion Tom Fellows with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award at the beginning of Monday (Nov. 7) night’s City Commission meeting. Click HERE for the Press Release.
Representatives from Polk County EMS, Haines City Fire Department and the Doster Construction project team joined HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital leaders to celebrate “Topping Out,” commemorating the midway point of construction at HCA Florida Haines City Emergency. Guests signed the final beam that was placed at the top of the new freestanding emergency room scheduled to open in Spring 2023. Click HERE for more info.
Parkview Medical Clinic is accepting new patients including walk-ins: 1205 Dr. Martin L King Jr Way, Haines City, FL 33844. Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-5pm; Second & Third Saturday 8am-Noon. Free Wellness Services. What to bring: 1. ID ( Picture of Light Bill); 2. Proof of Residency; 3. Proof of Income. Call 863-353-6853 for more info. Click HERE for the flyer.
Check out this inspiring student story from Polk State College: Student goes from paralyzed to Polk State OTA & Orlando Health - Chase Roberts was told he would never walk again. Now, he’s not only on his own two feet — he is also helping others recover from traumatic injuries. Click HERE to read more.
East Area Adult School is still providing GED and English classes in the county! West Area Adult School moved to Traviss Technical College in Lakeland, but is also providing classes at the previous adult school campus on S. Central Ave., and also in Ft. Meade. East Area Adult School moved to Ridge Technical College campus in Winter Haven, where they have morning, evening, and online classes. They also provide classes in Davenport, Haines City, Auburndale, Lake Wales, & Winter Haven at Polk State College! Click HERE to download the Press Release for more info.
Resources and Info for Hurricane Ian Assistance - SBA has resources for Small Business Disaster Loans and more: Click HERE; Florida Chamber resources to donate, volunteer or take the Business Damage Assessment Survey: Click HERE ; SBA announced that local businesses are eligible to apply for BOTH Business Physical Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Click HERE; Businesses are encouraged to take the Business Damage Assessment Survey. Survey responses will allow the state to expedite Hurricane Ian recovery efforts by gathering data and assessing the needs of affected businesses. Click HERE to take the Survey; United Way of Central Florida is UP and MOBILIZING. Whether you're in the position to receive or give help during this time, they can help you find what you need. Visit uwcf.org/hurricane for additional resources.; Right now, you can donate money -- either through the statewide organization of Volunteer Florida via their FloridaDisasterFund.org, or by texting the word "Disaster" to 20222