Category Archives: Chamber Events

2014 Boat Parade Winners!

The hulls were deck, the lakes were a glow, the crowds were cheering . . . and the results are in!   Judges Awards:   #1 – Chain Life/Millers Marine’s Sleigh Ride ($100 grand prize) #2 – Missy Hill & … Continue reading

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Christmas Boat Parade December 6th!

 DECK THE HULLS!  27th Annual Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Boat Parade Saturday, December 6, 2014 Parade leaves Lake May promptly at 6:30 PM Route proceeds counterclockwise in all lakes. Travels from Lake May to Shipp, back to May, to Howard, to … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

Well, frankly, it’s always the season to Shop Local, but it’s coming upon the most wonderful time of the year! The time when we open our hearts, homes and wallets to celebrate the holiday season. This year, we want to … Continue reading

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Celebration of Winter Haven 2013-2014

This past Tuesday the Chamber held the 2014 Annual Meeting and the theme was It’s a New Dawn… It’s a New Day… It’s a New Life… And We’re Feeling Good! And after taking a look back at everything that has happened … Continue reading

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Furry Friends Week Profile: Orchid Springs Animal Hospital

On day #3 of Furry Friends Week we spotlight Orchid Springs Animal Hospital, located at 615 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven. Orchid Springs was established in Winter Haven in 1996 by Dr. Mitsie Vargas. By 2002, the practice had greatly grown and Dr. Vargas … Continue reading

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Furry Friends Week Profile – Humane Society of Polk County, Inc.

During our Furry Friends week we have several partners that serve man’s best friend. Our first weekly profile is for the Humane Society of Polk County, Inc., Polk County’s only no-kill shelter. Right now they are located on 555 Sage … Continue reading

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Furry Friends Week Profile – Dunham Animal Hospital

During our Furry Friends week we have several partners that serve man’s best friend. Our second profile this week is for the Dunham Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic located at 3201 Recker Highway, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Dunham Animal Hospital was established in 1981 and has … Continue reading

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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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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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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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