April 2021 Spotlight - Central FL - Azael Kayser, Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty, McKenzien Dream Team, is your key to a successful home search. He’s the go-to guy for real estate transactions in Central Florida, particularly Davenport, Lake Nona, and Champions Gate. Azael specializes in helping those relocating to the area. He’s got massive credentials; plus, he goes above and beyond to ensure his clients are happy and comfortable with the business at hand. Read more HERE.
April 2021 Spotlight - Davenport, FL - Nina Julius, Math Teacher at Math Concepts Tutoring and Educational Services, LLC offers personalized math instruction for students in grades K-12. The name, “Math Concepts," was adopted because of the organization’s belief in teaching students the math concepts first to build critical thinking and improve mathematical abilities in students. It is proven that teaching by a concept driven instruction improves learning and is imperative to a student’s math education. Read more HERE.
Oak Ridge Funeral Care Website
Renewed On: 03/09/2021
Polk County Board of County Commissioners Website
Renewed On: 03/03/2021
Polk County Supervisor of Elections Website
Renewed On: 03/26/2021
Reilly International Law Firm, P.A. Website
Renewed On: 03/24/2021
Ridge Community High School Website
Renewed On: 03/09/2021
RJ Hinson Sports Paintball Website
Renewed On: 03/22/2021
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q Website
Renewed On: 03/25/2021
Terrie Lobb Catering, Inc. Website
Renewed On: 03/02/2021
The Very Rev Hugh McGlashon Jr
Renewed On: 03/22/2021
United Way of Central Florida Website
Renewed On: 03/03/2021
Women and Youth Center, Inc. Website
Renewed On: 03/25/2021
Sponsor a student in the Chamber’s 2021 Youth Leadership Program
The Chamber's 2021 Youth Leadership program began in January!
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 2021. Call the Chamber at 863-422-3751to sponsor a student or for more information.
Thank You to our 2021 Youth Leadership Student Sponsors that are already on board!
Chamber Luncheon - Balmoral/Feltrim Update - Thursday, April 15th
Join us to hear from Garrett Kenny, CEO of Feltrim Group, for an update on all the amazing things happening at Balmoral Resort Florida, Balmoral Event Center, Feltrim Sports & More!
Date: Thursday, April 15th Time: 11:45 a.m. - approx. 1 p.m. Location: Balmoral Event Center, 116 Kenny Blvd., Haines City, FL 33844 Cost: $15 per person Last Chance to RSVP: REQUIRED to the Chamber TODAY, Monday, April 12th by 2 p.m.!
Register and Pay online HERE or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to be invoiced.
Attendees: If you bring a gift card from ALDI, Publix, Walmart, Target, Winn-Dixie, etc.. or a monetary donation to donate to "Meals for Our Friends" 2021 event, you will receive an entry for a special door prize drawing at the event. Gift cards and monetary donations only at the luncheon. Food donations may be dropped off at the Chamber. Click HERE for the flyer and more info.
9th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament presented by Proflex - May 14th
9TH ANNUAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY PROFLEX - FRIDAY, MAY 14TH!
The Chamber's 9th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021, at The Country Club of Winter Haven. Teams will play a 4-person scramble format while helping raise funds for the Chamber’s Youth Leadership and Scholarship programs.
Applications and Sponsorships Available Now!
Click HERE for the Application. (Reduced team price - $400)
Chamber Member's Employment Opportunities: Additional information and detailed job descriptions are located on the Employment Opportunities page of our website. 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 ! The EPIC Center is looking for a Part-Time After School Driver and Instructor. Click HERE for the job description and more info.
Women’s Health - AdventHealth -Find women’s health care at AdventHealth. Our providers are here for you – whether you’re fighting breast cancer, need a hysterectomy or osteoporosis treatment, or are looking for a gynecologist near you. Learn how we’re serving women in Davenport, Lakeland and surrounding communities. www.adventhealth.com
Battle of the Bands (presented by Feltrim Sports) is an all-day music festival on April 17, 2021 from 12:00pm - 9:00pm at Feltrim Sports Village in Haines City, Florida. Save $5 with early ticket purchase. The $15 entrance fee ($20 at the gate) provides full access to watch ten (10) bands battle it out. Additional votes will be available for purchase for $1 each. Rain or shine, bands from across the Southeast will compete for the top prize of $1250. Second place will take home $750 and third place takes $350. Each band will play a 30 minute set with 15 minute setup time. More info and tickets.
Polk State College to host virtual open house events in April and May - Polk State College will host live, virtual open house events in English and Spanish starting on April 16, with sessions scheduled through mid-May to provide information about admission, financial aid, programs, advising, student life, and more. Open house events will be comprised of 20-minute virtual sessions covering different topics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with College representatives to receive more guidance as needed. Sessions will also be recorded and made available for viewing online at www.polk.edu/openhouse. More Info and registration info.
COVID-19 VACCINE EVENTS AT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS - Community Health Centers, Inc. is offering the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at several upcoming vaccine events throughout Orange and Lake counties. Walk-in only. Eligible individuals include new or established individuals 18 years old and older for first or second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. There is no cost to receive the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Please bring a government-issued ID (with birthdate) to your appointment for check-in. More Info & location info.
LOCAL HCA HEALTHCARE FACILITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY ON APRIL 24 - Community invited to drop off unwanted prescription drugs at multiple sites across Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties - On Sat., April 24, eight HCA Healthcare facilities will participate in the 20th Drug Take Back Day, an initiative organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to safely dispose of expired, unwanted and unused prescription medications. In partnership with local law enforcement and in adherence with local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, community members are invited to safely dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs at the following HCA Healthcare drive-through sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Press Release.
FREE Book Giveaway - First Book from Polk Education Association, is hosting a FREE Book Giveaway, Saturday, April 17th, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, Boone Middle School, 225 S 22nd Street, Haines City. Free Children's Masks, Free Age Appropriate Books, Open to all children regardless of school. Click HEREfor the flyer.
Farmers Food Box Distribution - Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Presented by Hands of Hope America - 4 Corners Community Resource Center & Food Pantry, 9230 US Hwy. 192, Clermont, FL 34714. Registration: You will need a ticket. Stop by the Community Resource Center to pick up a ticket - ticket must be presented on day of distribution. Click HERE for the flyer.
Graduation is fast approaching for the Class of 2021, and each soon-to-be graduate has worked hard to reach this milestone. If you want to show your support for the Class of 2021, a specific Polk County school or college, or a particular graduate, then email an encouraging congratulations message or a special shout-out post to email@example.com. All messages will be included in the upcoming monthly Polk County Schools News e-newsletters, and some messages may be shared on the Chamber's social media platforms. Let's all show our support and recognition of the amazing accomplishments of the Class of 2021. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 23rd.
Grills Gone Wild & Bay Street Car Show - Please join the City of Davenport at their annual BBQ event. They are looking for vendors at the Grills Gone Wild event. If you are interested please call or email Katie at 863-419-3300 ext. 138 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the CDC guidelines. Maintaining 6 feet between and mask are highly encouraged. Grills Gone Wild on April 23rdfrom 5 pm till 9 pm and Saturday April 24thfrom 10 am till 5 pm. Food and Craft vendors with bands on stage all day. See the FLYER for more information.
Bay Street Car Show on April 24th from 9 am till 3 pm. Downtown Davenport Bay Street. Vendors, 50/50 Raffle, BBQ, Contests, FUN! For more information call 863-419-3300, ext. 138. Click HERE for the flyer.
Haines City Community Redevelopment Agency is looking for 2 more teams for Day of Service Volunteers- Saturday, April 24th, 7:45 a.m. - Each team of volunteers needs to be 10 - 15 people. Teams will be assigned one house to paint. Teams will meet at Larry Parrish Baseball Complex, 2701 E Johnson Ave., #2999, Haines City. Lunch provided at project site. If you are interested in volunteering please contact 863-421-5938 or email email@example.com, volunteer coordinator. Click HERE for the flyer.
Help Terrie Lobb Catering win the Top Chef of Polk County Philanthropic Award! Achievement Academy will benefit from 100% of your donation, raising much-needed funds for children with special needs. Please Donate HERE. Every $1 counts!
Citizens Bank & Trust - Fixed Annuity - Is a fixed Annuity Right for you? In today’s economic environment, fixed annuities can offer compound growth without the anxiety associated with stock market volatility. In addition to safety, other fixed annuity advantages can include attractive yields, tax efficiency, and liquidity. More Info.
Compassionate Hearts UNITED Foundation, Inc., has launched the "Give a HEART" Project. More than ever, we need to fight the mental health crisis that is covering our nation and, together, we can do it. CHUF is committed to bringing awareness to this important cause and that's why they offer many free resources that not only can help those in need but that can also help community members in becoming agents of positive social change. If we unite forces against the mental health stigma, we will be able to create a community in which we all can be there for each other. The truth is that, we are all in this together and it is our responsibility to care for each other, and today is the day to "Give a HEART" about mental health.More Info.
Good Shepherd Hospice Grief Support Group offerings. Click HERE for a list of meetings in April. Click HERE for Caregiver Support Group info.
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center is hiring! Housekeepers, Servers, Maintenance. Apply in person Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 5000 Firetower Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 - call 863-439-7332 for more info. Click HEREfor the flyer.
Hands of Hope America - 4 Corners Resource Center & Food Pantry - Assistance for those with food insecurity & resources for those in need withing the Four Corners of Lake, Polk, Osceola & Orange County. 9230 Hwy. 192, Clermont, FL 34714 - 352-432-3353 - Monday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Click HERE for the flyer.
Compassionate Hearts United Foundation presents Meals for Our Friends Food Drive - Help Donate to those in Hunger. Accepting canned food and non-perishable items, April 1 - 16th. Bring donations to the Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce, 35610 Hwy. 27, Haines City. Monetary donations can be made via donorbox - https://donorbox.org/help-us-continue-our-mission For more information contact 904-315-3396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE for the flyer.
Apply for the 2020 Best Places to Work Award! CareerSource Polk's BPTW Award will be presented in August. Applications are due April 1st to May 31st. Click HERE for more info & application information.
LEARN SPANISH – It’s as easy as A, B, Si! - Tuesday, April 20, 27 and May 4 - 9am-12pm.Balmoral Event Center, 116 Kenny Blvd., Haines City - "Learn over 1,001 Spanish words that you will use daily in both casual and business conversations. Taught by Teresa Martinez, this casual (yet informative) 3-class series will begin with instruction on common Spanish words. The second session will introduce phrases and words commonly used in business. The final class will bring it all together and you’ll learn fun Spanish phrases that is sure to impress everyone! While we’d love to have you attend all 3 sessions, you’ll learn enough in each session to navigate through Spanish conversation. We’ll take a scheduled break at 10:30am during each session and we will provide refreshments and snacks." $55 per 3-hour class or $150 for all three classes (9 hours of instructions) - Register HERE and More Info!
Important Announcements for Florida FFA Leadership Training Center - Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 4 PM EDT - Florida FFA Foundation: Florida FFA Leadership Training Center 501(c)3 Benefit Concert with Aaron Tippen - Outdoor Benefit Concert on Lake Pierce at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. The Concert will feature a local band and country singer Aaron Tippin. Gates open at 12pm and Aaron Tippin takes stage at 7:30pm - Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for exciting outdoor concert on Lake Pierce.More Info and tickets.Sponsorship Info.
Finally Friday Foodie Photo Contest - Friday, April 30, 2021 - Dine-In or Take-Out - To participate purchase food from a participating restaurant in Historic Downtown Haines City, then submit images/video to CRAinfo@hainescity.com. Three winners will be announced on May 7th on the City's Facebook Page. For more information contact Haines City Community Redevelopment Agency, 620 E Main Street, Haines City. 863-421-5572. Click HERE for the flyer.
FOUR CORNERS SUMMIT 2021 - presented by Orlando Health - JOIN IN PERSON AT ORLANDO OMNI RESORT AT CHAMPIONSGATE, 1500 MASTERS BLVD. CHAMPIONSGATE, FL 33896 - Thursday, May 6th - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM - The 2021 Four Corners - Summit will include the latest on the Four Corners,One Vision Initiative - (onevisionfourcorners.com) and presentations from Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties. RSVP @ KISSIMMEECHAMBER.COM. Registration Fee: Before April 1st: $40; After April 1st: $50. Click HERE for the flyer & more info.
FLORIDA CHAMBER SAFETY COUNCIL’S SOUTHEASTERN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON SAFETY, HEALTH + SUSTAINABILITY - Join the Florida Chamber May 10-12, 2021 as Safety, Health, and Sustainability leaders convene to share the latest data/research, industry benchmarks and best practices for the EHS industry at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Take advantage of professional development opportunities and network with peers across industries who share a passion for safety, health, and sustainability as a competitive business advantage. Registration is NOW OPEN!
Need help with Childcare Expenses? Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County! 863-577-2450 or visit elcpolk.org.
New Direction Academy - An accredited private school for grades K–12, students benefit from: Individualized Learning Plans; Outlining Academic Goals; Dedicated Teachers Trained to Teach; Rolling Start Dates Every Semester; Accredited by FDOE and AdvancED; Full Scholarship Opportunities. More Info.
Small World Tours, Cruises & Transportation presents Key West Sunsets, April 19th - 23rd - Wanna get away? Join Small World for one of their best tours....Key West Sunsets! It is the perfect time of year, great weather, beautiful sunsets, and plenty of time on the water! Itinerary Page 1;Itinerary Page 2.
Balmoral Event Centeroffers premier amenities and state of the art features create the ideal setting for your next meeting or celebration. Whether you’re looking to host a business luncheon, an elegant wedding, holiday party, or any other gathering, our customizable space provides exactly what you’re looking for. Book Now
Massey Services ShieldX Pro - Disinfect & Protect against viruses and bacteria including COVID-19 - Surfaces are cleaned, disinfected and then protected by ShieldX Pro: a proprietary non-coating that bonds to surfaces and creates a physical nano-spiked barrier that both attracts pathogens and inactivates them upon contact, stopping the spread by puncturing them at a cellular level. Flyer. More info. Contact Massey Services at 407.932.1022 or visit https://www.masseyservices.com/commercial/disinfecting-services/ for more info.
Balmoral Bar & Grill Daily Specials - MONDAY: $5.99 Brew Burgers; 2-For-1 Drafts $4; All Day. Every Monday! TUESDAY: $2 Tacos; $3 Margaritas All Day. Every Tuesday! Plus, join them for trivia 6-8 PM. WEDNESDAY - Join Balmoral every Wednesday and help them Kill the Bottle. For $15, you'll be able to drink from any open bottle of wine, until they're all gone! Pouring starts at 6 PM. THURSDAY-SATURDAY - Enjoy live music performances Thursday-Saturday! Live music drink specials include: $2 Drafts, $6 Jameson & $6 Tito's. SUNDAY - $2 Pinnacle Shots; $3 Pinnacle Drinks; Plus, Cornhole Tournament 4-7 PM. More info, menus & more!Sunday Family Funday -Every Sunday in March, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Learn More.
Haines City Office Plaza - 212 S Dixie Drive - 2,700 SF of Office Space available in Haines City, FL - Affordable office or retail space - PROPERTY OVERVIEW - Conveniently located right off Highway 27, Haines City Office Plaza offers flexible office space from 900-2,700 sq ft. Building features ample parking and elevator. Easy access to Interstate 4 and other major highways as well as Downtown. CAM not included. Office space available on the 2nd floor of the Haines City Office Plaza. More Info. Contact Shemil Bailey at 863-353-0011 for additional information.
Balmoral Resort Florida also reminds everyone that Private Vacation homes are one of the safest travel options and they are designating a number of homes for longer term rentals. Their objective is to provide accommodation to professionals and workers being sent to the area for projects, moving for a job or to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE for more info or https://www.facebook.com/ Feltrimhomeservices/ . Click HEREfor updates.
Ambassadors Christian Academy is a 501c3 in need of laptops and tablets. If you are able to help please contact Pastor Eryk Anglin at 863-852-4031.
Central Florida Health Care will be providing drive-up and walk through COVID-19 screening and testing, at no charge, throughout the month of April. For those who qualify*, screening and testing will be from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while supplies last . Please see calendar for dates and locations for the second week of April. Click HERE for a calendar including all dates for the month of April or, you can visit the Resources page on the CFHC website to access the calendar. *based on CDC criteria
The City of Haines City - Visit the City's Facebook page for the latest updates and City Department Phone Numbers. Additional Questions? Call 863 421-3600.
Walk With A Doc in Polk County - Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM -You’re invited — come walk with one of our Polk County providers via Zoom on April 13th, 2021 at 6 pm. It’s the perfect time to stretch your legs, ask questions about your health and feel connected to providers who care about your well-being. Register on Zoom HERE. Join on Facebook.
Join EEC Solutions every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET on the Voice America Variety Channel! Podcast - The Spotlight, with the Ambassador and the Chief. Featuring Ambassador Harry Thomas and Chief Alex Morales. For more information, or to listen to the latest episode, visit https://dbaeecsolutions.com/upcoming_events.
First responders face stress every day, and that has been increased by the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest. To help them improve their well-being and learn de-escalation tools, Saint Leo University and F1RST, Florida’s Forensics Institute for Research Security & Tactics, is presenting a free webinar series. The Strengthening the Force: Service, Support, and Security Series features four, 8-hour sessions, and participants will receive certification of attendance. Resiliency for First Responders, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, April 13 Register at Session 3. ● Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 11 Register at Session 4. More Info.
Check out Tallulah Films - Coffee with Karina podcast - Karina has over twenty years of experience in TV, Film and print, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. She is an entertainment journalist for Authority Magazine, co-owner of Fresh Patch - As Seen on Shark Tank and Owner|EP of Tallulah Films . Listen in as she talks all things entertainment on her podcast show, "Coffee With Karina". Click HERE for more information and to contact Karina to learn how to market your business, especially right now - and to find out how to receive an audio interview or video to use on your site/social media or for SEO etc.
Orlando Predators! New Partnership
We are excited to announce the Chamber's new partnership with the Orlando Predators! This awesome arena football team will start their season in April 2021. Keep an eye out for exciting opportunities to win tickets to games & more!
Advertise with the Chamber!
Advertise on our website www.northeastpolkchamber.com. Our site received over 1 million hits in 2020 and we are on track for even more in 2021! 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 Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce, 863-422-3751 or email@example.com.
THANK YOU 38th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally Sponsors
THE CHAMBER'S 38TH ANNUAL PIG ROAST & POLITICAL RALLY WAS HELD ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT THE BEAUTIFUL BALMORAL RESORT FLORIDA!