The Link - March 2019

Advertise with the Chamber!

Advertise on our website www.hainescitychamber.com. Our site received over 1 million hits in 2018 and we are on track for even more in 2019! Web links and banner ads will expose your business to the world. 

Advertise on your target audience’s page for a week, month or year!*  Logo links to your website start at:  Weekly $40; Monthly $100; 6-month contract $90/per month; Annual contract $80/per month.
 
This weekly e-newsletter, the Link, provides the opportunity for up to 2 exclusive advertising spaces on the TOP of this newsletter each week.   The newsletter is distributed to over 600 businesses & contacts each week.  One weekly advertiser and the option for one monthly advertiser or an additional weekly advertiser. Advertisements will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost of the weekly ad with web and flyer link is $50 per weekly advertiser or $150 per monthly advertiser.  All advertisements must be reserved and pre-paid. 
 
Start seeing results now! For more information contact the staff at the Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce, 863-422-3751 orinfo@hainescity.com.

Welcome New Members!


Welcome New Members! - February & March

StoreRight Self Storage
Website
Join Date: 02/13/2019

Navigator Academy of Leadership Davenport
Website
Join Date: 02/14/2019

W.J.D. Power Wash
jamalrivers12@gmail.com
Join Date: 02/21/2019

Inner Wheel Club of Haines City
innerwheel.hainescity@gmail.com
Join Date: 02/27/2019

Integra Neuro Pain Institute
Website
Join Date: 03/06/2019

Shawnee's Eats and Treats
shawneeseatsandtreats@gmail.com
Join Date: 03/06/2019

Maronda Homes - Edlesha Tiller
Website
Join Date: 03/12/2019

Thank You Renewing Members!


Thank you Renewing Members - February & March

We appreciate your
continued support!


CEMEX
Website

Daniel Jenkins Academy
Website

Dove Cleaning Services
Website

Duke Energy
Website

Fantasy of Flight
Website

Haines City NAACP 5150
Website

Jarrett-Gordon Ford
Website


KBauer Financials LLC
Website

Reilly International Law Firm, P.A.
Website

Ridge Community High School
Website

The Country Club of Winter Haven
Website

The Trophy Shop
Website

The Very Rev Hugh McGlashon Jr
hughlois@tampabay.rr.com

United Way of Central Florida
Website

Thank You to our Chairman's Circle Sponsors!

Platinum ($10,000 and above)



Gold ($7,500)









Silver ($5,000)







Bronze ($2,500)

Sponsor a student in the Chamber’s 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Program

The Chamber's 2018-2019 Youth Leadership program began in October! 
 

Student Sponsors enable the Chamber to present a quality leadership experience  at no cost to the students. 

In return for your generosity, a link to your website will be placed here in the newsletter and on the front page and the leadership page of the Chamber’s website along with recognition of your sponsorship. The link will remain on our website through September 2019.   Call the Chamber at  863-422-3751  to sponsor a student or for more information.  

Thank You to our current 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Student Sponsors

A Special Thank You to: 
 
The City of Haines City, & CEMEX  - Youth Leadership Program Sponsors and to  Jarrett-Gordon Ford, Transportation Sponsor of the Chamber's Youth Leadership Program.

Events Calendar

Chamber Member Events:

For additional events, please click HERE for the Chamber's Full Event Calendar page on our website, hainescitychamber.com.  Click on the Titles of the events listed below for complete details. 

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games
03/18/2019

Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle!  presented by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
03/18/2019

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games
03/19/2019

Free Estate Planning Seminar
03/19/2019

Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle!  presented by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
03/21/2019

Cypresswood Golf & Country Club - Cobra F-Max Superlite demo day
03/21/2019

Chamber Luncheon - Polk County Sheriff Department Update
03/21/2019

Free Estate Planning Seminar
03/21/2019

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games
03/22/2019

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games
03/23/2019

Haines City Community Theatre presents "Later Life"
03/23/2019

Haines City Community Theatre presents "Later Life"
03/24/2019

Poinciana Medical Center to Host Physician Lecture
03/27/2019

Ribbon Cutting: Elements Rejuventing Med Spa
03/28/2019

2019 Official Florida Blueberry Festival
03/28/2019- 03/31/2019

Central Florida Health Expo
03/29/2019

Haines City Community Theatre presents "Later Life"
03/30/2019

Poinciana Medical Center Spring Health Fair
03/30/2019

New Horizon's Free Car Show and Family Spectacular
03/30/2019

Haines City Community Theatre presents "Later Life"
03/31/2019

HOFCCC Christian Passover Seder
04/01/2019

Toastmasters Open House
04/01/2019

Business After Hours - hosted by EEC Solutions
04/02/2019

Medical Specialty Group at Poinciana is hosting a meet and greet
04/04/2019

Haines City Community Theatre presents "Later Life"
04/06/2019

CFL Brewfest 2019
04/06/2019

8th Annual WAY Center Tea & Fashion Show
04/06/2019

Haines City Community Theatre presents "Later Life"
04/07/2019

Business After Hours - hosted by EEC Solutions at the Chamber Office
04/09/2019

Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle!  presented by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
04/10/2019

Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle!  presented by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
04/11/2019

Poinciana Medical Center hosts presentation on Skin Cancer
04/15/2019

Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle!  presented by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
04/16/2019

Poinciana Medical Center to host Physician Lecture
04/18/2019

Easter Egg Hunt - City of Haines City
04/20/2019

City of Davenport Easter Egg Hunt
04/20/2019

Race for the Kids Foundation/US Title Series Lake Alfred Boat Races
04/26/2019- 04/28/2019

GardenFest & Plant Sale
04/27/2019

Contact us



Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce

35610 Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844 
Ph: 863-422-3751; 
Fax: 863-422-4704
 
E-mails:
  lana.stripling@hainescitychamber.com
info@hainescitychamber.com
edee.feliciano@hainescitychamber.com 

olivia.feliciano@hainescitychamber.com
maryjane.mruczek@hainescitychamber.com

Chamber Luncheon - Thursday, March 21st

Join us for our March Chamber Luncheon!




The luncheon will feature an update from Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.  Don't miss this opportunity to be informed about things you need to know for our community and Polk County.

Date:  Thursday, March 21st
Time:  11:45 a.m. - approx. 1 p.m.
Location: Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Ave.,
Haines City, FL  33844
Cost:  $15 per person Members; $20 non-members

Almost sold out - no further RSVP's accepted online.  Call the Chamber at 863-422-3751 or email info@hainescitychamber.com for more information or to RSVP by 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19th.


*Please Note:     Due to catering costs and an increasing number of RSVP's received that do not show up to Chamber Events, luncheon RSVP's must now be pre-paid or invoiced for the number attendees provided in the RSVP.   No-shows will be charged. 

Thank you to our Sponsor: Citizens Bank & Trust

Catered by:  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Ribbon Cutting - Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa - Thursday, March 28th

Join us to celebrate the Ribbon cutting for one of the Chamber's newest Members:



Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa
141 Webb Drive, Ste. 100
Davenport, FL 33837

Thursday, March 28th
Open House - Grand Opening
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting 4:30pm followed by
Open House til 7:00pm


Refreshments will be served. Door prizes and more!!

Bestie Botox: bring a friend, you and your bestie get 10 units free Botox
(with booked services on day of event); 20% off products, 10% off procedures and packages paid and booked at the event (non refundable) 

4:30 Ribbon Cutting and Refreshments 5-7pm

Raffle ticket entry with sign-in for tribella treatment (IPL, radio frequency skin tightening, nano fractional radio frequency skin resurfacing $1400 value) Jane Iredale Surprise Best red carpet photo wins Skinceuticals red carpet peel!! Must be present to feel Elements love AND to win! Get your questions answered by industry leading experts
.

RSVP to the Chamber by Tuesday, March 26th - 863-422-3751 or info@hainescitychamber.com.

Business After Hours - Tuesday, April 9th - hosted by EEC Solutions

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS - TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH -
HOSTED BY EEC SOLUTIONS AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE


Join us for a Business After Hours hosted by EEC Solutions 
at the Chamber Office.  

Chamber Office
35610 Hwy. 27
Haines City, FL  33844


Tuesday, April 9th 5 - 7 p.m.

Event is hosted by Chamber Member Alex Morales-Hernandez of EEC Solutions.  Meet Alex and learn about the ​services
EEC Solutions offers.  

Join us for great food, networking, door prizes & fun!

RSVP to the Chamber at 863-422-3751 or info@hainescitychamber.com by Friday, April 5th.

SAVE THE DATE! - 7TH ANNUAL YOUTH ​LEADERSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY PROFLEX

The Chamber's 7th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, 2888 Southern Dunes Blvd., Haines City, FL  33844.

​Win cash and raffle prizes at our 2019 Golf Tournament while helping raise funds for the Chamber’s Youth Leadership and Scholarshipprograms.  Teams will play a 4-person scramble format at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club. 

Event registration begins at 12 p.m. (noon). The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

Click HERE for the application form. Application forms must be completed and returned to the Chamber by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Handicaps will be used.

We are looking for Sponsors. Click HERE for the sponsorship form. 

Chamber Member News & Events!

Chamber Member News:

Chamber Member's Employment Opportunities:   Our Chamber Members have several Employment Opportunities available.  Employment opportunities, additional information and detailed job descriptions are located on the Employment Opportunities page of our website.  Click HERE  for job listings on the employment opportunities page of the Chamber's website. Balmoral Resort has an opening for a Reservations Sales Agent.  The Reservation Sales Agent’s primary goal and responsibility is to secure as many reservations as possible by utilizing selling techniques effectively. The ideal candidate would be upbeat, self-motivated, and detail oriented.  Click HERE for a detailed job description.   Balmoral Bar & Grill is hiring bartenders - contact Robb Kenyon at 1-866-584-5527​ to apply or for more information.  The City of Haines City is currently hiring for positions on the linked list: City Job Opportunities.  If you know of anyone interested in a Job Opportunity, please share this list and encourage them to fill out an application on the City of Haines City website: www.hainescity.com!  Nucor is looking for motivated teammates ready to take on new challenges while building their careers with North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company.    Click HERE for the flyer & more information.  

 Chamber Member's Specials, News & Announcements:   Visit the Members Specials, News & Announcements page of our website for special offers, discounts & exciting news from our members.

    An exciting announcement from Haines City, City Manager Deric C. Feacher - "Haines City ranks # 18 in the safest cities in Florida.  I am pleased to see our community continue to move forward as a “safe” place to live, work, play, learn and raise a family.  This ranking is essential as we continue to show visitors and future residents this is the place you want to call home in Central Florida.  Congratulations to the women and men of the Haines City Police Department, but also the City employees who work in all areas of this government to make sure our parks, streets and neighborhoods are at a standard to keep the criminal element out of the Heart of Florida. https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-florida/ " Deric C. Feacher, City Manager



    As of March 11, 2019, Lake Wales Medical Group has joined Heart of Florida Physician Group to increase access to quality healthcare providers throughout Polk County.   By linking the two groups under one name, patients can be confident in knowing they have access to physicians in 11 different specialties, including primary care, breast care, orthopedics and plastic surgery, to name a few. Plus, patients can use one scheduling number for all offices: 844-634-DOCS (3627). Same-day or next-day appointments are available and patients may go to www.HeartOfFloridaPhysicianGroup.com to request an appointment. Their primary care offices also have online scheduling.  Click HERE to read the press release.  

    Enrollment for the summer and fall 2019 semesters at Polk State College will start when students return from spring break.  Priority registration will begin April 1 for students who have completed 30 credit hours or more. Students can check their credit-hour status and whether they qualify for priority registration on PASSPORT.   
Open enrollment will begin for summer April 8, which is also when current students will be able to enroll in classes for fall. Open enrollment for fall will begin June 3. Classes start May 7 and August 19, respectively.  Click HERE for the press release.  


        Poinciana Medical Center honors employee Monica Jarrett as Employee of the Month for February. As a Nuclear Medicine Tech, Monica is extremely dedicated to serving the hospital and community.




FREE Estate Planning Seminar –Presented by Chapters Health Foundation in support of Good Shepherd Hospice, these FREE seminars will be a panel discussion with subject matter experts in the fields of law, wealth management and accounting/taxes. Participants will enjoy refreshments, giveaways and have the opportunity to ask questions about estate planning, wills, trusts and tax laws. Seating is limited; to register for any presentation, call 863-583-3129.  Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Location: Good Shepherd Hospice Lakeland Hospice House, 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Time: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm; Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019, Location: Good Shepherd Hospice Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Rd., Sebring, Time: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.  
 

    Poinciana Medical Center to host physician lecture -    Wed., March 27th, 5:30 p.m., Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee, Dr. Peraglie  will conduct a lecture about weight loss options. He will discuss the latest technology and treatment available, including the mini-gastric bypass, a procedure performed by Dr. Peraglie and only a few other physicians.  After the lecture, Dr. Peraglie will hold an open Q&A.   A complimentary dinner will be served at the event at 5:30 p.m.  Lecture starts at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP at 1-888-253-8117.  For more information about the Physician Lecture Series, call  407-530-2013 or email pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com. Events are open to the public.

 

    Experience the improvements at Cypresswood Golf & Country Club - 1099 Clubhouse Rd., Winter Haven.  20% weekend special; Foursome for $120; Buy 1 green fee, get 2nd green fee free! through April 10th.  Coupon Required.  Click HERE to download the coupon.  Call Today for a tee time - 863-324-6174.  
 

 

    Cypresswood Golf & Country Club Demo Day - Experience the Speed of Lite, Demo the CobraF-Max Superlite at Cypresswood Driving Range, 1099 Clubhouse Rd., Winter Haven, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, March 21st.  Call Cypresswood at 863-324-6174 for more information.  



 

        Haines City Community Theatre proudly presents "Later Life" - by A.R. Gurney - Performances on March 23, 30 & April 6 at 7:30 p.m.; March 24, 31 & April 7 at 2:30 p.m. - Tickets $18.00 per person.  Haines City Community Theatre, 303 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, FL  33844.  Call 863-421-1893 for Reservations.  Visit their facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/HainesCityCommunityTheatre/​



     2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games - Disney Sports Attractions is offering Chamber Members a discount of $5 off of any ticket for any Atlanta Braves Spring Training game. This is the Atlanta Braves's last training season at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, so this is the last chance to watch a Brave's game at Disney.  Click HERE to purchase the discounted tickets and enter the promo code:  19Chamber.  Games begin on February 25th and run through March 23rd.  Click HERE for the Atlanta Braves Spring Training games schedule.


    2019 Official Blueberry Festival - March 28th - 31st, Formosa Gardens Event Center, Kissimmee.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Sunshine Foundation.  Visit  https://floridablueberryfestival.org/ or call 407-507-0015 for more information.  



    Central Florida Health Expo -  Friday, March 29th -  9 am – 2 pm -   International Market World Flea and Farmers Market,  1052 US-92, Auburndale, FL 33823 - Now Accepting Vendors - ENCORE EXPO – LAST ONE OF THE SEASON!  The built-in audience at the flea market is the ideal setting for a health fair.  Exhibitor space is limited. More than 1,000 people visit the International Market World on typical Friday in the Fall and Winter months.  Past events attracted between 300 to 400 attendees who stopped by the Health Fair Expo exhibit area held in Building K  (Big Yellow Building).  Admission to Central Florida Health Expo will be free for the public. Parking is also free.  Event website: https://centralfloridamediagroup.com/central-florida-health-expo-auburndale-march-2019/  For more information contact Juanita Halter, Central Florida Media Group, 863-248-7537 x 8, juanita@centralfloridamediagroup.com

    A Free Car show and Family Day Community event that will be fun for car enthusiasts and children alike - On March 30, 2019, New Horizon Church will have a collection of classic, vintage, custom, and new cars, as well as Jeeps and motorcycles on display.  There will be food, games, bounce houses, horse rides, music and other activities for the entire family.  This event is scheduled to take place in the New Horizon Church parking lot (next to Ridge Community High School)which is located at 400 Orchid Drive, Haines City, Florida 33844. Parking will be at Ridge Community High School and it is a short walk across the yard to their property.  Please call the church if you would like to register for free as a car exhibitor or  $25 to register as a food/product vendor at 863-422-1290.  Ask for Doris!​

    Poinciana Medical Center Spring Health Fair - Saturday, March 30th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 325 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee, FL.  This interactive health fair is free and open to the community and will take place in Poinciana Medical Center’s main lobby. The event will feature community physician practices, information about health resources in the community, free health screenings, healthy meal demonstrations and an on-site Zumba class.  For more information, contact Kate Quinones, 407-657-4818,   KateQuinones@costacg.com.   The Zumba class starts at 10 a.m., and due to limited space, it’s recommended to register by calling 1-888-253-8117. For more information, please contact pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com.  


    The WAY Center's 8th Annual Tea & Fashion Show - Saturday, April 6th, 2 - 4 p.m., 1st Presbyterian Church, 101 Scenic Hwy., Haines City.  $25 per person.  Tables of 7 available.  All proceeds benefit the Women and Youth Center.  Contact 863-422-2309 for tickets of further information.  Click HERE for the flyer.  ​



       Registered voters in the municipalities of Bartow, Davenport, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lake Wales, and Polk City who are planning to participate in the April 2nd  Municipal Elections have three easy ways to vote, according to Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards.  Vote by Mail.  Requests can be made by calling the Elections Office at 863-534-5888, or by visiting PolkElections.com.  The last day voters can request a ballot to be mailed for this election is Wednesday, March 27th.  All mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections by 7 pm on Election Day.  Walk-in Voting.  Available through April 1st  at Election Headquarters, 250 S. Broadway Avenue in Bartow, or at the Elections Operation Center, 70 Florida Citrus Boulevard in Winter Haven.  Weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Vote at your Polling Location.  Polling locations will be open from 7 am until 7 pm on Election Day, April 2nd.  For more information, visit PolkElections.com or call the Elections Office at 863-534-5888.


    Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle!  presented by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.  To Register for any of the following classes, visit: www.polkfcs.eventbrite.com:   3/21 10:00-11:00 am Eat to Beat Diabetes, Parkview Medical Clinic, 1205 Dr Martin Luther King Way, Haines City; 4/10 4:00-5:30 pm Eat to Beat Diabetes Angel’s Care Center, Eloise: 4/11 10:30-11:15 am MIND Diet Winter Haven Senior Adult Center, (on Lake Silver); 4/16 3:30-5:00 pm Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices, Bartow Public Library.

      Lakeland Tarpons 2019 Schedule - Season Tickets are now on sale and start at just $50 for all 5 games at RP Funding Center.  Click HERE to get your season tickets!  Home Schedule:  5/11 vs Sarasota BigCats 7:05p; 5/18 vs Gulf Coast Fire 7:05p (Double Header Sarasota vs Manatee at 4:05p); 6/1 vs Manatee Neptunes 7:05p; 6/8 vs Gulf Coast Fire 7:05p; 7/20 A-League Playoff Double Header (4:05p & 7:05p); Click HERE to visit the Tarpons's website for more information on the team.

Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce - The Link - March 2019