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Polk County Building Division Closed for Scheduled Maintenance

Bartow, Fla. (June 22, 2022) — Please be advised that the Polk County Building Division will be closed, and our Citizen Portal will be down for scheduled maintenance starting Friday, June 24, 2022 at 12 p.m. until Monday, June 27, 2022 at 8 a.m. We will be installing DigEplan, which is a new electronic document review…

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Greg Littleton Named Banker of the Year by Florida Bankers Association

LAKE WALES, FL – Greg Littleton, President & CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust, has been named 2022 Banker of the Year by the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). The award is given to an individual who demonstrates the highest level of commitment to both the banking industry and service to his or her community. Littleton…

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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