CHAMPIONSGATE — Like so much else during the pandemic, the work of the Four Corners Area Council and the "Four Corners, One Vision" initiative it is spearheading had to pause and adapt.
An entrepreneurial team of Florida Polytechnic University students has earned thousands of dollars in funding for the development of an innovative gesture-control device for electric longboards.
WINTER HAVEN – Last year, an incredible 798 dogs got a second chance with forever homes thanks to Stefanie Badillo and her Crossed Paws Pet Rescue.
Legoland Florida Resort staff recently applied for a permit to build a shade structure that is more than an acre in size. The shade will be used to cover a portion of the theme park called “Miniland USA.”
From shooting hoops to creating jobs in Polk County, one star-studded athlete is part of a new sports-themed restaurant concept that is open for business.
HAINES CITY — The new, $7 million location for McMaster Concrete Products — a concrete and paver manufacturing plant — is ahead of schedule for completion, officials say.
Randy Haffner has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, effective Feb. 1.
On Feb. 12, world-renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda will “walk the plank” as he walks across a high wire five stories — or 60 feet — above park guests to celebrate the debut of Legoland Florida Resort’s all-new Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show and PirateFest Weekends.
HAINES CITY – The taste of Jersey has come to town.
HAINES CITY – Like many teenagers, Reanna Brown has a busy life.
JLL and Intram Investments announced Dec. 14 that Intram’s affiliate, Martni Posner II, LLC has signed a lease with Hobby Lobby, represented by Katz & Associates, for a new 55,000-square-foot store to anchor Phase II of Posner Village — a 265,000-square-foot shopping center developed by …
Two new board members are joining the new chair, vice-chair and secretary/treasurer to work with the Central Florida Development Council as it continues its mission to attract new industries to the area and help ones already here grow.
Production of Florida oranges is now forecast to be about 17 percent below last season’s output, while the industry has seen a surge in demand linked to people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic and rediscovering breakfast.
The private passenger-rail service Brightline announced an agreement Nov. 23 with Walt Disney World to build a station at Disney Springs as part of expansion plans from South Florida to Central Florida.
Phil Robinson and Christa Morgan met while both were working at Tanners Lakeside. Phil is a chef and Christa’s background is in the hospitality industry.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended a September executive order aimed at preventing business shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legoland Florida Resort is hiring!
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center held its “Mr. Central Florida” event Oct. 29, with Polk County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jim Ostojic claiming the honor. According to a social media post, Ostojic raised more than $80,000, which broke all previous records.
The grandson of citrus magnate and philanthropist Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. has only been at the helm of Ben Hill Griffin, Inc. for a few months since his father passed, but Ben Hill Griffin IV is already making waves in Frostproof.
First-time unemployment claims in Florida continued to slow during the week that ended Oct. 24, though a survey indicates small businesses remain concerned about a sluggish recovery during the coronavirus pandemic.
Davenport resident Henry Kebabjian said he is going to fight the City of Lake Wales in court over the city’s attempt to foreclose on the historic Seminole Hotel in downtown Lake Wales.
Dennis Adams, a resident of Winter Haven has retired as a transportation supervisor for the four Central Florida dealerships of the Mahalak Auto Group.
HAINES CITY — Passersby on U.S. Highway 27 can easily spot the turquoise blue building that is home to Sisters Junktiques Vintage Market.
Supporters of the Central Florida Development Council celebrated more than $700 million in various capital investments in Polk County over the course of the past few years during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 15, held at the Polk State College Center for Public Safety in Winter Haven.
WINTER HAVEN – One of the city’s best-kept secrets, Mann Lake-Stromberg’s is tucked away among warehouses and commercial buildings in an industrial park on Lucerne Park Road.
HAINES CITY – The 38th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally, hosted by the Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Balmoral Resort.
Staff for AdventHealth say the healthcare provider invested $1.2 billion in Central Florida in 2019, furthering its commitment to caring for the region’s most vulnerable and addressing key issues like food insecurity, mental health and overall access to care.
HAINES CITY – A proposed partnership between the City of Haines City and the Feltrim Group to redevelop three parcels of city-owned property downtown took another step toward reality Sept. 3.
LAKE COUNTY — On August 11, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners unanimously proclaimed September 8, 2020 as “Orlando Cat Café Day” in Lake County. September 8 also marks the fourth anniversary for this unique concept, which is located in the Cagans Crossing Town Center in southeast…
CLERMONT – When the opportunity to open an Irish pub presented itself, it seemed like fate. After all, the couple had been in the restaurant business for most of their adult lives and both sides of the family could be traced back to the Emerald Isle.
Florida’s vital tourism industry suffered an estimated 60.5 percent drop in visitors as the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard during the year’s second quarter, with international travel off more than 90 percent.
Did you know there’s a local dynamic duo that has morphed owning a food truck and a bakery all into one?
Citing the economic reality created by the ongoing pandemic, the executive director of the Central Florida Development Council told the Polk County Commission last week he had to slash his annual budget by nearly $200,000 — but also that the agency still plans on spending more than $1 millio…
WINTER HAVEN – Each year, as a little girl from a small town near Cincinnati, Jennifer Garula anticipated the family’s summer vacations.
HAINES CITY – Although there will not be one of the company’s famous car vending machines at the location, the construction of the new Carvana Auto Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Haines City is well underway. It is expected to open late this year, perhaps in October.
HAINES CITY — Garrett Kenny is ready to bet big on downtown Haines City.
WINTER HAVEN — Kris Dehnert’s colleagues affectionately call him “Promo.”
Officials for Publix announced Thursday that, effective July 21, the company will require customers to wear face coverings while shopping in its stores.
When the Paycheck Protection Program went into effect, 73 local companies in the immediate coverage area of the Four Corners News-Sun signed up — not to mention dozens of neighboring companies with mailing addresses in Kissimmee or Clermont.
Buying alcohol will remain a to-go-only option at Florida bars for the foreseeable future as coronavirus cases continue to spike.
HAINES CITY – After moving to the area from Miami, R.J. Grimsley says he found it difficult to find fun activities for kids. As the father of five boys and the coach of a youth football team, transporting them to Orlando or Tampa for something to do was just not feasible.