Category Archives: General Announcements

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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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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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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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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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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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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