Polk State Lakeland Collegiate and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate high schools will host informational sessions for current sophomores interested in attending one of Polk State College’s charter schools. The collegiate high schools are high-performing A-graded schools that serve juniors and seniors. Students fulfill high school requirements while also earning college credits. In many cases, students graduate with both their high school diplomas and associate’s degrees.
Bond Clinic is pleased to announce the opening of their First Street Campus! Bond Clinic has been honored to offer quality healthcare since 1948 and during that time has purposed to meet the ever growing needs of our thriving community. Our new campus will accommodate expanded Urgent Care and Pediatric Departments, a new Cancer & Research Center and 24 physicians and nurse practitioners.
At 36,000 square feet, this campus will allow Bond to increase the services available close to home. The first floor which houses new Urgent Care and Pediatrics opened on January 8th and we will be opening the 2nd and 3rd floors within the next two weeks. If our patients have any questions, they can call 293-1191 ext 3286 or 3351 for more information.
The winners of the 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards were announced today and once again Theatre Winter Haven proves itself as the most awarded community theatre in Florida. Winning two awards this year was the play Peter and the Starcatcher for Best Director (non-professional), Katrina Ploof, and Best Lead Actress in a Play (non-professional) Alexandra Horton. Alexandra is a theatre student at Polk State College and Katrina is a regular at Theatre Winter Haven, just this year directing Peter and the Starcatcher, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Veterans Project and the award winning short The Amish Project, which helped Theatre Winter Haven win state, regional and national awards.
Don't miss a show! Playing now through January 21 is the hilarious MOMologues and starting February 15 is Mama Mia! Check out all the upcoming shows at theatrewinterhaven.com.
Starting this week, visitors to Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) in Davenport will have a new reason to stop by… free samples of locally sourced orange juice, in an expansion of the ongoing partnership between Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) and Ridge Island Groves in Haines City. This initiative is the natural progression of the partnership with PCTSM that helped Ridge Island Groves become the official orange juice provider for the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo, held each April at the Lakeland Linder Airport. Ridge Island Groves has also partnered many times with PCTSM to provide free samples of their fresh squeezed O.J. to Detroit Tigers fans at Tigerfest in Detroit and internationally at the Icelandair Mid-Atlantic Tradeshow in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) recognized Florida’s top chambers of commerce throughout the state for their outstanding achievement and dedication to the industry. The awards were presented at the organization’s Annual Conference, held November 14-16, 2017, at the beautiful One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach.
Among the recognition given were the Certified Plus Designations. In, 2003, FACP implemented the distinction of Florida Certified Chamber to recognize standards of professional excellence in Florida. In 2012, the association enhanced its certification program to include a Certified Plus designation, for chambers of commerce that score an 86 or above during the judging process or are an Accredited Chamber through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Both the Certified and Certified Plus designations recognize chambers that have met high standards and strengthened free enterprise by protecting the business environment.