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 – The Sahgal family, owners of the Firehouse Subs shop in Winter Haven for the past 12 years, recently opened a second location in Bartow at 280 E. Van Fleet Drive.
Golden Corral staff recently announced that a comprehensive remodel is underway to convert the group’s Winter Haven restaurant, located at 5722 Cypress Gardens Blvd., into the new “Gateway Model” – Golden Corral’s new prototype design package.
LAKE WALES – Corporate staff with the air filter manufacturing corporation Pamlico Air, based out of North Carolina, recently announced plans to expand into Lake Wales.
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.
WINTER HAVEN – On Nov. 4, the Winter Haven Planning Commission approved and recommended the city commission pass a new development at the corner of Cypress Gardens Boulevard and U.S. Highway 27 in the southeast area of town.
FROSTPROOF – A citrus corporation is expanding into Frostproof, staff announced to the Frostproof City Council Nov. 4, bringing with it upward of 90 jobs.
POLK COUNTY – According to a report recently prepared for the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees by Dr. Rick Harper, of Economic Consulting Services, the university has a $289 million annual impact on the state and local economy.
FORT MEADE – Less than a year after President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, making industrial hemp legal for interstate commerce, dozens of hemp farms have already been established across Florida.
The East Polk County Association of Realtors (EPCAR) Benefit Gala “Masquerade Ball” was held on Saturday, September 28, at the Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City.
WINTER HAVEN – To help address a shortage of primary care physicians in the area, $3.7 million from the Polk County Indigent Health Care Tax was budgeted toward helping BayCare Medical Group staff partner with Florida State University College of Medicine staff to create the Family Health Cen…
HAINES CITY – It is official — Carvana staff cleared another step toward constructing a 200,000 square-foot facility that may create more than 400 jobs over the next several years.
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.
HAINES CITY – Since the municipality’s incorporation in 1914, downtown Haines City has been at the center of much of the town’s activity and the Haines City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) wants to make sure that doesn’t change.
The much-anticipated brewery slated to open in downtown Bartow now has a name and a logo — and the moniker and art are a direct callback to the history of the building the brewery will occupy.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
LAKE WALES – Community Redevelopment Agency and Main Street staff in Lake Wales have announced a $50,000 matching grant to establish a food-related business either downtown or in the Northwest Redevelopment Area. “We are looking for restaurants, breweries, juice bars, coffee shops and more,”…
FCA US LLC recently announced that Posner Park Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT and Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM have achieved the “Customer First Award for Excellence” title in the first quarter of 2019.
POLK COUNTY – According to the latest United States Department of Agriculture “Abandoned Citrus” report, there are 8,533 acres of abandoned citrus in Polk County. The citrus greening epidemic has devastated Florida’s citrus industry, reducing crop output by around 60 percent since 2005.
WINTER HAVEN – On Dec. 3 Mayor Brad Dantzler presented El Olivo Mexican Restaurant owners Paula and Americo Villarreal with a plaque recognizing the couple for being Winter Haven business owners for the past 30 years.
WINTER HAVEN – According to a recent Ritz Theatre grant application to the City of Winter Haven, supporters are trying to re-open the historic downtown theater with daily events as early as January.
WINTER HAVEN – Six/Ten partner Joe Bogdahn has released additional information about plans to renovate one of the last old downtown buildings that some describe as an eyesore.