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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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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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Deric Feacher, Winter Haven City Manager

The Chamber extends congratulations to Deric Feacher who will become Winter Haven City Manager on February 1, 2013 upon the retirement of Dale Smith. Feacher has been with the city for the past decade in a variety of positions — … Continue reading

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Local Photographer Captures SpaceX Launch

Local amateur photographer captures this morning’s SpaceX launch — an new era in space exploration. Photo by Joffre Isturiz The photograph has been posted on the SpaceX web site.

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Main Street Winter Haven Welcomes Anita Strang as Executive Director

Main Street Winter Haven has announced that Anita Strang has assumed responsibilities as Executive Director for the 17 year-old organization. Anita has been a Main Street member for the past eight years and has owned and operated two downtown businesses … Continue reading

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Leadership Winter Haven Class XXXII

Leadership Winter Haven Class 32 held graduation dinner last evening in the Chamber auditorium. Chamber Foundation President, Katie Worthington and Class Chairman Clay McKown conducted the festivities that featured plaque presentations by a variety of past graduates from Class 1 … Continue reading

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Citrus Classic 5K Has Home at LEGOLAND Florida

A very special Citrus Classic 5K run awaits you. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of LEGOLAND Florida including trip beneath the magnificent Banyan Tree. See the map below for registration times and the route. Get your own map here:    Citrus … Continue reading

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Winter Haven EDC Names Executive Director

The Winter Haven Economic Development Council announced today the hiring of David Petr as Executive Director for the newly-formed organization. Petr most recently served as Director of Marketing for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and Visit Lubbock, Lubbock’s Convention and … Continue reading

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Lauren O. Schwenk: Polk Emerging Leader

When Lauren went off to the University of Florida and then the University of Central Florida, she had no intentions of returning to Winter Haven. But after receiving a job in Winter Haven and commuting from Orlando each day, she … Continue reading

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Q&A with Debra Ogzewalla, Candidate for City Commission Seat 1

Following is a list of questions that we are asking each candidate for Winter Haven City Commission to address and these are the answers from Debra Ogzewalla, candidate for Seat 1. What motivates you to seek or retain this Commission … Continue reading

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