HAINES CITY — Garrett Kenny is ready to bet big on downtown Haines City.
During her 30 years at Wauchula State Bank, Christy Page has served in a variety of positions in the bank’s major markets of Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties.
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, 237 local companies in the immediate coverage area of the Winter Haven Sun and Polk News-Sun signed up.
BARTOW – For at least the fourth time since December 2018, Mosaic staff have been mandated to report industrial waste leaks at the Mosaic Bartow Facility, located west of Bartow on the south side of State Road 60.
Buying alcohol will remain a to-go-only option at Florida bars for the foreseeable future as coronavirus cases continue to spike.
No matter how you slice it, Winter Haven’s newest pizza joint isn’t new to serving the community.
WINTER HAVEN – Jessie Skubna, the owner of Jensen's Corner Bar and Jessie's Lounge, has seen her two downtown bars closed for the past 16 weeks “with no end in sight.”
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.
The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has a new chair.
Florida’s ban on serving alcohol to people in bars will be reevaluated daily, the state’s top business regulator said in a series of tweets over the weekend that also offered apologies for the crackdown.
HAINES CITY – Lowes’ recently donated approximately 2,000 N-95 masks and four cases of face shields to the fire and police departments in Haines City and Davenport.
With heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States and in Florida, cardiac care is a priority at AdventHealth Heart of Florida and a guiding force behind the new Heart Success Center.
WINTER HAVEN – When Lou Delco noticed the three pickup trucks backed into his restaurant’s parking spaces so the passengers inside could enjoy the music, he knew he’d found the solution he’d been looking for.
POLK COUNTY — Relief funding is on its way to Polk County’s small businesses and residents as the first checks from the Polk CARES 2020 funding were mailed from Bartow on May 22, just days after the county began accepting applications for funding.
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.