Category Archives: Sports

Take me out to the ball game!

  City of Winter Haven Night 2015 The Lakeland Flying Tigers are excited to announce that they will once again be hosting the “City of Winter Haven Night” in conjunction with the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce on Monday, … Continue reading

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Grand Reopening – Willowbrook Grill

The City of Winter Haven cordially invites all chamber members to enjoy a Grand Reopening Celebration of the the newly renovated Willowbrook Grill at the Willowbrook Golf Course tomorrow, Friday, March 14th. The official ribbon cutting will be at 11 … Continue reading

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Thank, Reward, Have Fun — PLAY BALL!

Attention Winter Haven Businesses! The Chamber is joining with the The Lakeland Flying Tigers to announce the inaugural “City of Winter Haven Night” at Joker Marchant Stadium on Monday, July 29th 2013. During this event your business will have the unique opportunity … Continue reading

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Aloha! Time to Register Your Golf Team

There are still a few slots left for your Corporate Team or Four Friends to play in the 22nd Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament. You can also garner a bit of business exposure for a $125 hole sponsor sign. Corporate team … Continue reading

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Polk Voices Speak to Spring Training Baseball Economics …

Florida Trend has included an article on “The Economics of Baseball’s Spring Training” among its March 23 suggested reading. The overview written by Ryan Holewell appears online at and speaks to the dilemma public officials face when considering whether … Continue reading

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Florida Sports Hall of Fame Opens at Lake Myrtle

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame opened in ribbon cutting ceremonies this morning and now shares quarters with Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing at their new Lake Myrtle complex. The Hall of Fame houses memorabilia from some of Florida’s … Continue reading

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Golfing Moment at Friday’s Tournament …

If you’re a golfer you’ll find something new and entertaining at this Friday’s Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament. Golf Entertainer and celebrity impersonator, Brad Denton will be on hand prior to the shotgun start. In addition to demonstrating skill with a … Continue reading

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Chain of Lakes Cycling Classic – This Weekend!

April 18 and 19 will be a grand weekend for cycling enthusiasts with an Alturas Road Race on April 18 and a fast-paced downtown Winter Haven Criterion event with a series of races for most ages on Sunday, April 19. … Continue reading

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Golfing with Derrick Brooks

  You never can tell who you might play golf with at the Chamber tournament. Former Buccaneer Derrick Brooks (left) joined  Terrance Barber, Alex Santiago, III and Darryl Talley at the March 27 event.

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Chain of Lakes Complex … Make No Little Plans

Satellite view of proposed master planning DRI City Commissioners, staff, Chamber and Main Street representatives heard a preliminary overview of how redevelopment of the current Chain of Lakes Stadium/Southwest Complex property is likely to proceed. The City actually plans to … Continue reading

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