Author Archives: Bob Gernert

May I say, Thank You Winter Haven …

Well, the walls are bare and the boxes are almost all packed. The twenty-two months since I tendered my letter of retirement have evaporated and my tenure here at the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce ends today. As I … Continue reading

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Put a Little PEP in Your Step – Monday, March 3

The Public Education Partnership Invites YOU …

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Winter Haven’s Dining Adventure! The Menus.

  It’s a one night dining extravaganza like no other and it includes complimentary cocktails. Ten restaurants feature their most interesting fare for a scrumptious sampling you will long remember. It’s the Taste of Winter Haven and it is the … Continue reading

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CareerSource POLK … New Brand for Polk Works!

  Polk Works has officially become “CareerSource POLK.” Please be sure to update your address book with the new e-mail address below. “Like” Polk Works on Facebook (which will flip to CareerSource Polk shortly.) CareerSource POLK will be your workforce partner. Stacy Campbell-Domineck … Continue reading

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LEGOLAND Florida Presents Themed Movie Weekend!

WINTER HAVEN, FLA. (Feb. 3, 2014) – LEGOLAND® Florida celebrates the launch of the first-ever, full length theatrical LEGO® adventure, “The LEGO® Movie ™”, with a movie-themed weekend in the park on Feb. 8 and 9. Guests can head to their … Continue reading

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Bok Tower’s Legacy Will Lift You Up ….

    Here’s a special lift for your spirits on this rainy day. Let Bok Tower Gardens inspire you with this short video. Four minutes of breathtaking beauty. Click here.

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CenterState Bank to Acquire First Southern Bancorp

DAVENPORT, FL., January 29, 2014 – CenterState Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ –  GS: CSFL) announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which CenterState will acquire First Southern Bancorp, Inc. the parent company of First Southern Bank. Upon completion of the … Continue reading

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Tasty and Tasteful! Banker’s Cup/Taste of Winter Haven 2014

Here is your special invitation to a kaleidoscope of tastes from Winter Haven’s favorite restaurants and the tasteful presentation of awards honoring selfless dedication to our community. Join us February 20 for Banker’s Cup/Taste of Winter Haven 2014.  Participating restaurants … Continue reading

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Economic “Lift” Just Around the Corner …

Evansville Western Railway’s Integrated Rail Terminal begins operational shakedown. The approach to the new terminal is impressively long, lighted and landscaped to perfection in what used to be the hay fields of Winter Haven’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #3 south of the … Continue reading

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Six/Ten Announces “Raingarden Apartments”

Six/Ten, LLC,  announced today the official groundbreaking of a 9-unit apartment project in downtown Winter Haven. The project will be the first new residential project in the downtown area in more than 25 years. The apartments will be located on a … Continue reading

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