Category Archives: Young Professionals

Five Emerging Young Professionals Honored …

The Winter Haven Chamber Foundation honored five young professionals from throughout Polk County at the Third Annual Polk Emerging Leaders Banquet held August 26 at the Polk State College Lakeland Campus. The five were selected by a committee of judges … Continue reading

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Nominate 2013 Polk Emerging Leaders

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2013 AWARDS …. The Polk Emerging Leaders Awards program has been developed to recognize those young professionals who have made significant accomplishments in their professional field in addition to contributions and commitment to the Polk County … Continue reading

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Haunted Ball to Feature Dueling Pianos

The Chamber’s Winter Haven Young Professionals Group invites you and the young professionals that work with you to a fun-filled Haunted Masquerade Ball at the beautiful Ritz Theatre on October 19th. The event will feature the fabulous “Howl at the … Continue reading

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2012 Polk Emerging Leaders

The Winter Haven Chamber Foundation held the Second Annual Polk Emerging Leaders Awards Banquet on August 28. Hosted by Polk State College the banquet honored twenty-five nominees and six selected for 2012 awards. Those selected are pictured below along with … Continue reading

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August 28: Second Annual Polk Emerging Leaders Awards

Join us Tuesday evening August 28 as we present the Second Annual Polk Emerging Leaders Awards Banquet at the Polk State College Student Center, Winter Haven campus. Young professionals from throughout Polk County were nominated for this recognition. A diverse … Continue reading

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Second Annual Polk Emerging Leaders Awards

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2012 AWARDS …. The Polk Emerging Leaders Awards program has been developed to recognize those young professionals who have made significant accomplishments in their professional field in addition to contributions and commitment to the Polk County … Continue reading

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S. Todd Baylis: Polk Emerging Leader

Todd Baylis is a person that was a Silver Garland Award winner in mathematics, Valedictorian of his high school, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University — he holds a U. S. Patent for a method of establishing a … Continue reading

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Deric Feacher: Emerging Polk Leader

Deric is a native of Winter Haven and attended Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach. While there he received the United States Achievement Academy All American Scholar Award in addition to the National Collegiate Minority Leadership  Award. After graduation he was … Continue reading

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Brandon May: Polk Emerging Leader

Brandon May is most proud of the fact that he became a Chief Financial Officer at the age of 30! When he was younger and in middle school, a career aptitude test had shown he would do well in either … 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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