DAVENPORT – The owners of the Ovation Bistros’ three locations are used to serving more than 20,000 guests a month at their restaurants.
POLK COUNTY — Today marks the first day that applications can be submitted by Polk residents, families and small businesses for financial assistance through the county’s share of money awarded via the federal CARES Act.
LAKE WALES — For 44 years, Cliff’s True Value Hardware has been a constant in downtown Lake Wales, providing common and not-so-common hardware store items at fair prices.
March 20 will be a day not soon forgotten by Steve Manwell.
BARTOW -- When Johnnie Levin reflects on the path Front Page Brewing has traveled since its grand opening last month, she can’t help but marvel at how unique that journey has been.
POLK COUNTY – During the “Weathering the Storm” webinar hosted April 16 by SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler, Managing Partner Gary Ralston explained that — according to data he has collected — around half of all retail tenants and around a third of all residential tenants have sought rent relie…
Publix announced last week a new initiative to purchase fresh produce and milk to assist farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
WINTER HAVEN — For business owners near and far, the stress and anxiety surrounding what comes next can be overwhelming.
WINTER HAVEN – Since the onset of the pandemic, Marilyn Lacey, the owner of Home Remedy Winter Haven, has manufactured and donated more than a thousand bottles of hand sanitizer to assisted living facilities, post offices and clinics in the area.
DAVENPORT — Carolyn Drumm, the owner of Wood and Stain DIY Wood Shop, is attempting to turn the current “safer-at-home” order into a positive for her business and some residents trying to navigate the unique situation.
POLK COUNTY — Congressman Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee), whose district includes Winter Haven and much of east Polk County, led a town hall conference call to area small business owners about the health crisis April 1.
Publix officials announced Thursday that the Polk-based supermarket company is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, from 7 – 8 a.m., as “senior shopping hours” intended only for customers age 65-and-over.
BARTOW — A robust crowd of Bartow area residents were in attendance March 14 for the grand opening of the town’s new brewery — Front Page Brewing Co.
Frostproof’s Historic Train Depot was built in 1912 and is now the home base for Mister Chris’ Coffee Gallery. Recently, the depot was renamed Mister Chris’ Magical & Musical Coffee Depot by the new owner, Chris Drake. Drake says he is on a mission to create a place that is magical, musi…
BARTOW – On Jan. 23, Bartow Economic Development Council Director Rob Clancey announced that Coca-Cola North America is investing $98 million in a partnership with Peace River Citrus Products to expand the citrus processing facility on U.S.17.
WINTER HAVEN – At a Winter Haven City Commission meeting Jan. 13, recently retired Six/Ten Chief Financial Officer Hap Hazlewood praised the city commission for a variety of decisions that he believes will lead the City of Winter Haven into the future.
LAKELAND — Watson Clinic’s newest facility – Watson Clinic Urgent Care South – is now open and available to serve the community.
BARTOW - Staff for The Mosaic Company announced last week that they have found the source of a water seepage that dates back to Oct. 23 and that repairs will begin soon.
Orlando Health, a not-for-profit health care organization and network of community-based hospitals, last week announced it has a contract to purchase approximately 80 acres of unincorporated land on the south side of Lakeland for a potential future medical campus.
WINTER HAVEN – By now, many residents have learned that a local developer is planning to build a hotel, an apartment complex and a yet-to-be-announced big box store at the corner of U.S. Highway 27 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard.
POLK COUNTY – A Lake Wales High School alumna and her mother are partnering up with hopes of investing $350,000 in downtown Lake Wales.
BARTOW – Mosaic staff may stop manufacturing fertilizer at their Bartow plant through at least 2020, according to a December 19 press release.
HAINES CITY – On Sept. 1, at midnight, 1,567 Polk County area residents became AdventHealth employees.
WINTER HAVEN – On Dec. 4, Lakeland Magic CEO Shelley Wilkes told the Winter Haven City Commission that AdventHealth had purchased naming rights for the city’s new fieldhouse and conference center. The $1.2 million contract will be valid for six years. The City of Winter Haven will receive 30…
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven City Commission agreed to sell around $3.2 million of surplus land to Florida Caribbean Distillers staff Dec. 4 for the construction of an aluminum can manufacturing facility.
HAINES CITY — On Friday, Dec. 13, the Feltrim Group will hold a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of its Feltrim Sports Village project.
FROSTPROOF – A citrus corporation is expanding into Frostproof, staff announced to the Frostproof City
WINTER HAVEN — The building at the corner of Avenue A NW and Second Street NW in downtown Winter Haven is most readily identified by the bank it houses on its first floor.
WINTER HAVEN — When Madelyn Ivy Horn got the opportunity to open her first business, deciding on the theme was a matter of simple arithmetic.
HAINES CITY – Business licenses, permits, plans, LLCs, and corporations.
WINTER HAVEN – The Winter Haven City Commission passed a resolution July 8 approving a $20,000 tax incentive package to lure an advanced manufacturing business to Winter Haven.
WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort staff earned the 2019 Outstanding Business Award at the Keep Florida Beautiful Conference June 5 in Bonita Springs.
WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort staff will still have a job and job benefits will remain the same if a recently proposed purchase offer is finalized.
DAVENPORT – Sometimes, in our stressful lives, simply trying to relieve stress can become a stressful task unto itself.
WINTER HAVEN — At the combined ribbon cutting last week for The Lodge and Black Oak Creative, two businesses sharing a newly renovated building at 332 Avenue B SW, Winter Haven Mayor Brad Dantzler recalled a recent trip he took to North Carolina.
Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida has partnered with Costa Sunglasses in the Kick Plastic Ambassador Program.
HAINES CITY – It’s official.
WINTER HAVEN – Legoland Florida Resort opened Lego Movie World to the general public March 27, debuting three new rides inspired by “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2,” which is still showing in some theaters.
POLK COUNTY – Nucor Steel Florida has arrived in Polk County and on March 26 it will hold a town hall and career fair.
WINTER HAVEN – Business is booming in the marketing and graphic design classrooms of Lake Region High School and the school was recently recognized nationally by DECA, Inc. because of it.