Polk State College Offers SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certifications this Fall

We’re looking forward to beginning a remotely delivered SHRM CP/SCP exam prep course starting August 6th.  Due to the current health crisis this class will be offered via Zoom, but students will still be engaged and interactive within the course.

We had great success with the Spring SHRM running remotely and we anticipate the same level of success and engagement again!

SHRM CP & SHRM SCP – Fall 2020 Schedule

SHRM CP &  SHRM SCP - Fall 2020 Schedule


Fleetwing Has Received More KN95 Masks

KN95 masks immediately available in our Lakeland facility and more coming in.  Please see the website and forward to anyone you can think of.   My experience is that staff and many employers in Lakeland have set the minimum standard for employees to wear 3 layer mask in interfacing with the public.  For the record, the COVID-19 virus is an airborne particle of less than 30 microns.  The 3PLY mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from contracting the virus.   Only a 95 rating or above prevents particulates less than 30microns from being respirated.

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LAKELAND, Fla. (July 2, 2020) – Customers who mailed a check or money order to Lakeland Electric over the past seven days will not see their payments posted to their utility accounts or posted to their bank account. Checks or money orders mailed to Lakeland Electric are processed by the Polk County Tax Collector, which was affected by a targeted computer virus on June 23. The computer virus delayed the payment file transfers to the utility. Payment file transfers to Lakeland Electric resumed today, and payments are estimated to be posted to customers’ utility accounts and bank accounts by Monday, July 6.

Checks and money orders represent about 35% of Lakeland Electric’s monthly payments. All cuts for non-payment have been suspended until July 5, and Lakeland Electric has suspended all late fees until October 1, 2020.

As customers head into the holiday weekend, they should be aware that their utility bill payment may not have been posted to their bank account. Lakeland Electric is working hard to update customer accounts quickly and accurately now that payment information is available.


AFP Greater Polk County Chapter Now Accepting National Philanthropy Day Nominations

(Lakeland, FL) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Polk County Chapter is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD). NPD recognizes the vast spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and acknowledges the profound impact philanthropy has on the framework of society. Each year the AFP Greater Polk County Chapter honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities, and the world.

Help AFP celebrate our community heroes by submitting a nomination before August 1, 2020. Award categories include: Philanthropist of the Year, Philanthropic Corporation of the Year, Philanthropic Small Business of the Year, Spirit of Philanthropy, Volunteer of the Year in Philanthropy, and Youth in Philanthropy. Nominating organization of the winners will receive varying cash donations. For details on the award descriptions, previous award winners, and the submission form, please visit: http://npd.afpvote.org/nominations/afppolk. Applicants who have questions or need assistance can contact NPD Co-Chairs Rhonda Todd at rhondatodd@outlook.com or Paula Creamer at creamerp@chaptershealth.org.