Category Archives: Young Professionals

2014 Polk Emerging Leaders

Last Wednesday, over 200 people from all over the county gathered at the Bartow Civic Center to celebrate the newest 5 Polk Emerging Leaders. This was the fourth year the awards have occurred, but the first year they have been … Continue reading

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Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Polk Emerging Leaders Awards

Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Polk Emerging Leaders Awards   For the first time, the annual Polk Emerging Leaders Awards will be a collaborative event of the three young professional groups in Polk County – Emerge Lakeland, Engage Bartow and … Continue reading

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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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