Sal Porta is leading Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens as Grand Knight in the 2018-19 Columbian Year. He presided at his first meeting on July 9 in the parish center at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Winter Haven. This represents a return to the council’s highest office for Porta who served as Grand Knight in the 2013-14 Columbian Year when it last earned the prestigious Star Council award from the K of C. His goal is to repeat that accomplishment this year.
Axiom Bank, N.A. (“Axiom”), a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, recently acquired Dallas-based Allied Affiliated Funding, L.P. (“Allied”). This acquisition adds a lender finance line of business, scalable factoring and an asset-based lending platform to Axiom. In addition, bringing together two companies with complementary strengths and cultures will provide a platform to extend Axiom’s business banking solutions across a larger market area.
The Special Olympics Florida - Polk Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Invitational is in need of volunteers this Saturday, July 14th. This 3rd annual event will see Special Olympics Athletes from Polk and 6 other counties competing for a chance to advance to the state competition in August.
The invitational will take place at MLK Park on Lake Silver in Winter Haven (199 E. Lake Silver Dr. NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881) from 7:30am-2:00pm. There are a few very important areas that need volunteers to help the athletes have an amazing competition. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link to sign up. Register to volunteer here. Feel free to share with your friends, family or anyone else you think might be interested in helping.
Saint Leo University’s Lakeland Education Center is hosting a Lunch and Learn session at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at 401 Avenue B. NW, Winter Haven, FL, 33881.
Members of Saint Leo’s Lakeland team will discuss the university, what it means to the community, and the exciting classes that are offered. In addition, Saint Leo University will provide lunch and drinks to those attending. The Lakeland Education Center is at Lakeland Education Center, 315 Granada St., Lakeland, FL 33805. To RSVP, or if you need special accommodations, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (863) 337-4900.
We would like to congratulate CenterState Bank for being named the #1 Bank in Florida by Forbes. CenterState Bank operates in 34 counties throughout Florida and Georgia and has been in operation for over 25 years. They pride themselves on world class service, relationship banking and focusing on long term growth. Head over to Forbes to read more on the Best Banks and Credit Unions in Every State.