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Citizens Bank & Trust Receives FDIC Approval for New Office in Plant City

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Citizens Bank & Trust Receives FDIC Approval for New Office in Plant City

LAKE WALES, FL – Citizens Bank & Trust has received full regulatory approval to open a new office in Plant City. The new office will be the second Bank location in Hillsborough County. The Bank currently operates in 16 locations, including 14 offices in Polk County, and offices in Valrico and Dade City which opened…

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Jason Willey Named Assistant Director of Economic Development

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Jason Willey Named Assistant Director of Economic Development

LAKELAND, FL (June 13, 2022) – The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Willey to Assistant Director of Economic Development.  The position will report directly to Brian Rewis, Director of Community & Economic Development and Willey will continue to work with the City Manager on special projects as assigned. City Manager…

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Polk’s Temporary Waste Collection Plan Ends

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Polk’s Temporary Waste Collection Plan Ends

Bartow, Fla. (June 13, 2022) — Polk County’s emergency plan for waste collection will end June 30th. Recycling collection by FCC will resume Friday, July 1, on a weekly basis. All items from household waste, recycling and bulk waste should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day. Yard waste…

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Carl Hadden Appointed Regional Director of Florida SBDC at USF

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Carl Hadden Appointed Regional Director of Florida SBDC at USF

TAMPA, Fl. – The Muma College of Business at University of South Florida announced Carl Hadden, MBA, CME, as the new regional director of the Florida SBDC at University of South Florida. “We are excited to welcome Carl in the role as Regional Director of the Florida SBDC at USF,” GJ de Vreede, PhD, Associate Dean…

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Florida Chamber Foundation Research Continues to Build America’s Best Workforce

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Florida Chamber Foundation Research Continues to Build America’s Best Workforce

In January, the Florida Chamber Foundation launched a two-year research program to inform its next phase of workforce research,the Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0. This follow-up research effort to the 2021 Florida Workforce Needs Study will provide a deeper analysis of Florida’s workforce skills gaps and the resources available to better equip Florida’s current and future talent. In Part One of the Florida Workforce…

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AbleHearts Florida Post-Acute Care Centers Win AHCA Bronze Awards

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on AbleHearts Florida Post-Acute Care Centers Win AHCA Bronze Awards

AbleHearts is proud to announce that all three of its Florida skilled nursing centers were among the 14 post-acute care centers selected to receive the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Bronze Award statewide.  We celebrate and congratulate our caregivers, support staff and leadership teams from the Lakes of Clermont Health & Rehabilitation Center, Lake Gibson…

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Florida Chamber of Commerce Unveils 2022 Legislative Report Card and Distinguished Advocates

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Florida Chamber of Commerce Unveils 2022 Legislative Report Card and Distinguished Advocates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 10, 2022)— Today, the Florida Chamber of Commerce unveiled its 2022 Florida Chamber Legislative Report Card, showcasing grades earned by all 160 legislators in the Florida House and Senate based on their votes during the 2022 Legislative Session and Special Session D.  “Working together as a unified business community is how we will keep Florida’s…

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Bonnet Springs Park

June 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Bonnet Springs Park

Lakeland, FL., June 9, 2022 – Bonnet Springs Park is proud to announce an official grand opening date of October 22, 2022. Located just outside of downtown Lakeland, the 168-acre park serves to unify the city’s diverse population by providing engaging opportunities in education and recreation. Strategically positioned between Tampa and Orlando just minutes off…

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Grants & Awards to Help Your Small Business

June 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Grants & Awards to Help Your Small Business

Dream Big Awards What could your small business do with $25K? The application deadline is one month away! Apply today for our 2022 Dream Big Awards! Celebrate your success and have your small business recognized by submitting to up to two Business Achievement Awards in eight different categories. Every business that enters will be considered…

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SEU to Host 2022 Annual FLOHS Conference

June 8, 2022 | Comments Off on SEU to Host 2022 Annual FLOHS Conference

Southeastern University (SEU) is set to host the 2022 Annual Florida Organization for Human Services (FLOHS) Conference on October 13-14, 2022, on its Lakeland campus. The theme for this year’s conference is “Surviving COVID: Coping, Counseling, and Connecting.”  “In some way or another, the pandemic has impacted us all. This conference is going to allow…

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