May Spotlights coming next week! In the meantime check out
April's Member Spotlights:
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.
Welcome New Members!
Welcome New Members!
April & May
The Notary Public Service LLC Website
Join Date: 04/03/2021
Foresight Financial Planners, Inc. Website
Join Date: 04/06/2021
Richard Funeral Services Inc. Website
Join Date: 04/08/2021
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 - Youth Leadership Graduation - Thursday, May 20th
Join us for our Annual Graduation of the 2021 Youth Leadership Class!
Date: Thursday, May 20th Time: 11:30 a.m. - approx. 1 p.m. Location: Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844 Cost: $20 per person RSVP: REQUIRED to the Chamber by Friday, May 13th!
Register and Pay online HERE or
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to be invoiced.
Sponsored by: Jarrett Gordon Ford Davenport A very special Thank you to Jarrett Gordon Ford Davenport! Not only are they the transportation sponsor for the Youth Leadership Class, they have also made a very generous sponsorship for this luncheon so that the students and their parents/guardians are able to attend the luncheon at no cost.
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. The EPIC Center is looking for a Part-Time After School Driver and Instructor. Click HERE for the job description and more info. Nicole West Insurance Agency - Looking for highly motivated, driven, coachable individuals with a passion of helping people and ready to excel in their career goals with one of the nations top insurance companies! Click HERE for the job description and more info. Fibrofit Wellness & Yoga - is hiring passionate & certified Yoga Instructors for their Davenport Studio. Please email your resume to email@example.com. Click HEREfor the flyer.
Check out the Chamber's Lana Stripling, Executive Director and Olivia Moorehead, Media & Community Relations Coordinator, discussing the Benefits of Chamber Membership on PGTV's Business 411. Watch HERE.
Downtown Partnership Monthly Meeting - May 4th, 12 noon. Featured speaker Corey Stripling, Building Official. Best Practices for Downtown Development. Zoom link provided with RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 863-421-9938. Click HERE for the flyer.
Beef 'O' Brady's Davenport - Mother's Day - Treat mom with a FREE Molten Chocolate Cake with purchase of entrée only on May 9th at Beef 'O' Brady's Davenport, 45653 Highway 27, Davenport, FL 33897. Click HEREfor the flyer.
Cypresswood Golf & Country Club - Mother's Day Merchandise Sale and Mom's play free with a paying companion. Click HEREfor the flyer. Cypresswood, 1099 Clubhouse Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884
Mother's Day Massage Gift Certificates - Restoration massage with Sara has gift certificates available to purchase. Located inside Heart of Florida Chiropractic, 350 S 10th Street, Haines City. 863-422-4575 or 614-579-0237. Click HEREfor the flyer. Purchase e-gift certificates at: https://squareup.com/gift/8RW9CKP5ECNV7/order
In honor of teacher appreciation week, Restoration Massage with Sara wants to say THANK YOU TEACHERS! Mention this FLYERwhen you schedule during the month of May for $10 off your massage. Located inside of Heart of Florida Chiropractic, 350 S 10th Street, Haines City, FL 33844. 863-422-4575 or 614-579-0237.
May 6th, Culver’s restaurants will host Scoops of Thanks Day to raise funds for agricultural education. On Scoops of Thanks Day every guest that donates $1 to agriculture education will get a Scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard. This year, guests will be able to get $1 scoops of Vanilla or Chocolate Fresh Frozen Custard or the Mooey Gooey Twist Flavor of the Day. Mooey Gooey Twist is made with farm fresh dairy, ribbons of old fashioned salted caramel and chopped chocolate. The flavor’s name nods to the American dairy farmers and will be the Flavor of the Day at all restaurants to celebrate agriculture and FFA. We are excited to share that all the funds raised at our restaurant on Scoops of Thanks Day will be donated to Haines City Senior High FFA. Culver's, 37061 N US Highway 27, Haines City.
Lamb of God Lutheran Church will be holding a Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, May 8, 1- 5 pm. Have your car washed and enjoy a "Hero" sandwich while you wait. Car wash $10; Hero Sandwich $5. Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 901 Scenic Hwy., Haines City, FL 33844. Click HEREfor the flyer.
Haines City Community Theatre - Auditions for Broadway Musical Revue - May 10th, 7 p.m. Male and Female All Ages. No accompanist available. Soundtracks will be available or bring your own. 303 Ledwith Ave., Haines City. For questions please contact facebook.com/HainesCityCommunityTheatre. Click HERE for the flyer.
The OneBlood bus will be back at the Haines City Police Department. On Tuesday, May 11, the bus will be at 35400 U.S. 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and $10 eGift card. They will also receive a wellness checkup, which includes a free antibody test for COVID-19. To donate, you must be at least 16 years old and have a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments are encouraged. Make an appointment by calling 1-888-9-DONATE (366283) or visiting www.oneblood.org/donate-now. Use the sponsor code #20053
Craft Beer & Wine Tasting - Thursday, May 13th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Art Alley at Food Truck Marketplace, 6th Street, Haines City. Event is Free. Tasting bands are $20. Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer, Wine Tasting, Fresh Market & Vendors. For more info contact Haines City CRA, 863-421-5572. Click HERE for the flyer.
Fresh Marketplace - Friday, May 14th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Haines City Library Courtyard, 111 North 6th Street, Haines City. Featuring Paintings, Unique succulents, fruits, veggies & much more! Contact Haines City CRA for more info, 863-421-5572. Click HERE for the flyer.
Poinciana Medical Center and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office collected 221 pounds of unused prescription drugs during this year’s 20th Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This initiative, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aims to safely dispose of unused expired, unwanted and unused prescription medications. More Info.
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All Aired Up Graduation Yard Cards - 2 different packages available, choice of back or gold message $99 Optional: add name for $25. One day rental. Orders must be placed by May 15. Limited delivery area. Contact Colleen at 863-712-2714 to order or for more information.
The WAY Center invites you to a free parenthood class - Wednesday's through June 16th, 6:15 - 8 p.m., Still Water Christian Life Center, 100 McKay Dr., Haines City. All classes are free to the community. Registration is strongly recommeded for all courses. Call 863-422-2309 to register and for more info. Click HERE for the flyer.
Chance to win a Van! Rotary Club of Haines City is offering the chance to win a van for a $20 donation. Proceeds will benefit students at Northeast Polk Schools through scholarships and meals provided by Kid's Pack. Drawing will be live on Facebook on July 7th at 12 noon. More details at https://www.hainescityrotary.com. Sheriff Grady Judd will be drawing the winning ticket. Tickets available to purchase through members of Rotary and at the Chamber office. 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.
Festival De Artes - Saturday, May 22nd, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Haines City Public Library Courtyard, 111 North 6th Street, Haines City. Art exhibit celebrating Hispanic culture in various art forms. Body Art, Car Art, Car Show, Live Music from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info contact Haines City CRA, 863-421-5572. Click HERE for the flyer.
Ridge Community Bolt's Football 1st Annual Golf Tournament - May 23rd, White Heron Golf Club at Ridgewood Lakes. Sponsor packages and Team entries available. Click HEREfor the flyer and more info.
Finally Friday - May 28th, 6 - 9 p.m., Food Truck Marketplace, 6th Street, Haines City. Live Entertainment, Artisan & Fresh Market Vendors. For More info contact Haines City CRA, 863-421-5572. Click HERE for the flyer.
In partnership with the George Jenkins Foundation Ending Hunger Initiative and The United Way of Central Florida, Central Florida Health Care is proud to announce a FREE food distribution for the families of Polk county. No qualifications necessary, each family* will receive a week's worth of free food that will feed a family of four. Click HERE for a calendar including all dates for the month of May, or you can visit the Resources page on the CFHC website to access the calendar. Feel free to contact 863-216-2816 for more information. *Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.
Invest in the future of our county! Be featured in East Area Adult School's Graduation Program brochure. Low graduation rates affect our neighborhoods and economic conditions. Individuals lacking a high school diploma or GED are more likely to commit crime, seek welfare, and remain on assistance longer What a difference a high school diploma or GED brings to an individual, to their family, and in our neighborhoods, county, state and nation!! Click HEREfor more info.
Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will begin Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. For more information, read the press release here. Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Grant Program Training - Don’t Know When You are Available on Tuesday, May 4th for a Virtual Training on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? Pick any Time that Works Best for You! Each SBA District Office located across the Southeast Region will host a presentation and Q & A on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). More Info and Registration Info.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Interior Expressions Moving Sale -Thursday - Saturday, May 13 - 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 801 Ingraham Ave., Haines City. 863-557-0328. Click HERE for the flyer and more info.
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.
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 May. 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 first week of May. 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.
5/5/2021: The times and life of Scholar/Soldier/Diplomat Al Lenhardt Coming Soon Tune in HERE.
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. 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 May 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!