Author Archives: Bob Gernert

Worthington Named To Lead Chamber

Katie Worthington has accepted an offer and been hired as chief executive of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce effective March 1, 2014. Steve Crisman and Greg Littleton, cochairmen of the Search Committee to hire an executive, made the announcement this morning. … Continue reading

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Beware of Business Awards for Purchase …

The Chamber received a “news release” this morning naming a now defunct Winter Haven Hotel “near Cypress Gardens” as selected a “Winter Haven’s Finest for 2013.”  The email displays the header below and states the “Winter Haven Awards Committee” made … Continue reading

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Flat-Iron Project May Transform Two Downtown Blocks

With an eye toward social, environmental and economic synergies, the Tom Wolfe Company, LLC is designing a sustainable mixed-use building complex that would occupy the former site of the Hill Building, a short section of Avenue A, SW and the … Continue reading

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Shop Haven Small Businesses this Saturday and Beyond!

As you and your family embark on the holiday gift-giving season this coming weekend is sure to be a busy time. The Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce encourages you to make time in your shopping travels to visit small, locally-owned … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade – December 7

Surprises for 2013! Parade Rules and Regulations Here! The Chamber would like to express our sincere thanks to the City of Winter Haven, Winter Haven Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, and  Lake Region Lakes Management District for their contributions … Continue reading

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Winter Haven is site for HGTV Blog Cabin 2014!

Get ready for some national exposure on HGTV!   This house will be renovated based on viewer input and moved to a location in the Chain of Lakes City!  Watch Winter Haven SHINE in this announcement video …    

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LEGOLAND Announces 152-Bed Hotel

Lakeside and onsite in the park the property is expected to open in 2015. The hotel is projected to create 250 jobs while under construction and employ 250 when it opens. The hotel’s site will connect to the main gate … Continue reading

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Add Your Name to the Chamber Concourse …

Order for new pavers goes in Monday, November 18 at NOON! The concourse of the Winter Haven Chamber contains pavers displaying the names of many businesses and families.  The Chamber will place an order for a new shipment of these … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Vote in City Election …

Three Easy Ways to Vote in Winter Haven’s Upcoming Municipal Election: POLK COUNTY, FL (October 21, 2013) – Citizens in Winter Haven planning to participate in the Municipal Elections have 3 easy ways to vote according to Supervisor of Elections … Continue reading

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Register Now: East Polk Economic Summit 2013

You’re Invited … November 6, 7:30 a.m. The 10th Annual East Polk Economic Summit is an excellent chance to learn the latest national and local economic indicators. The Summit takes place in the Student Center on the Winter Haven campus of … Continue reading

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