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America’s Drive-In thanked public school teachers by donating $1.5 million to requests for learning supplies across the country OKLAHOMA CITY (June 14, 2021) – To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, SONIC® Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national…

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Central Florida Health Care will be providing drive-up and walk-through COVID-19 screening and testing, at no charge, throughout the month of April. For those who qualify*, screening and testing will be from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while supplies last. Please see the calendar for dates and locations for the first week of April. Click…

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Local SERVPRO property damage restoration specialist offers property owners tips about possible hazards and advance planning tools Spring brings warmer weather, longer days, and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist David Touchton of SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands. “The frequent change in…

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The 47th annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is returning April 13-18 at Lakeland Linder International Airport, and organizers are excited to bring back the beloved Lakeland mainstay after it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. “We know it has been a tough year for everyone, and having our event back is just fantastic,”…

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Enrollment for the summer and fall 2021 semesters at Polk State College has started with priority registration for students who have completed at least 50 percent of their program requirements. Students can check the status of their program requirements, their registration appointment dates, and register for classes in Passport. Summer semester open enrollment will begin…

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Central Florida Health Care will be providing drive-up and walk-through COVID-19 screening and testing, at no charge, throughout the month of March. For those who qualify*, screening and testing will be from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while supplies last. Please see the calendar for dates and locations for the fifth week of March. Click…

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Florida Southern College has named Dr. William Quilliam as the inaugural recipient of The Louise Templeton Endowed Chair in Accounting in the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. Dr. Quilliam is an associate professor of accounting, department chair, and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program director. He came to Florida Southern in 2010, having…

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SPCA Florida recently received a grant from The Petfinder Foundation and KONG to receive KONG toys for shelter dogs. The Petfinder Foundation has been a community supporter of SPCA Florida, providing funding and community collaboration opportunities for many years. The Petfinder Foundation and KONG believes that every pet deserves to be happy. The KONG Toy…

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Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, and the University of North Florida (UNF) are pleased to announce the selection of Huston Pullen as the regional director of the Florida SBDC at UNF. As regional director, Pullen will provide…

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Apply for the 2020 BPTW Award Since 2003, we have recognized the Best Places to Work in Polk County through a competitive application process that honors employers who exemplify best practices in their workplace & who are committed to improving the quality of life for their employees Applications are due April 1st to May 31st.…

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