Free Seminars and Webinars for Florida employers regarding Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety

The State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation offers Free Seminars and Webinars for Florida employers regarding Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety.

In addition, the Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the University of South Florida’s “Safety Florida Consultation Program” to bring valuable safety information to Florida employers.

Free Seminars are held in various locations around the state. Please see the attached Flyer and Registration forms for the events scheduled from July 2018 through December 2018.

Free Webinars are also available to Florida employers. The Webinars contain the same information as the classroom settings and are held monthly via your computer and telephone.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to contractors licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Construction Industry Licensing Board and Electrical Contractors Licensing Board.

Dates & Locations

Please click links below for the flyer and registration forms with the dates, times and locations for the Seminars (classroom settings) and dates/times for the Webinars July 2018 through December 2018.

Seminars Flyer

Seminars Registration Form

Webinars Registration Form

To register for any of our events please complete the appropriate registration form and email it to BocSeminars@MyFloridaCFO.com or fax it to (239) 338-2786.


Nicole Travis Named Director Of Community & Economic Development


Nicole Travis

LAKELAND, FL (June 15, 2018) – The City of Lakeland announces Nicole Travis as Community & Economic Development Director. She will start at this position on July 1, 2018. Travis has been with the City of Lakeland for eight years, during this time she was promoted from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Project Manager to the CRA’s Manager.  As the CRA Manager, Travis managed multiple large projects to completion and oversaw significant development approvals.  Travis has a background in architecture and her private sector experience provides a unique understanding of how all aspects of development projects should be considered. 

City Manager Tony Delgado said, “I extremely excited to have the pleasure of appointing and promoting Nicole Travis, the current CRA Manager for the City of Lakeland to her new role as City of Lakeland Community and Economic Development Director. Our community is quickly becoming a regional destination for business and residential growth. Under Nicole’s leadership, the Community and Economic Development Department will continue to be responsible for major roles in developing good growth patterns.” He added, “I believe that Nicole’s experience in community redevelopment along with her background in economic development planning, project management and architecture will provide a great foundation for her new leadership role. She has proven herself to be a be a solid collaborator and consensus builder and I expect her to bring those excellent traits to the benefit of our organization and clientele.”   


Travis said, “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the City of Lakeland in a greater capacity. Lakeland is a growing and thriving community, and I intend to work my hardest to encourage economic development, be responsive to the development community and be accountable to the citizens. We have some big projects in the works and I look forward to collaborating with the Community and Economic Development team to help bring them to reality.”


Assistant City Manager Shawn Sherrouse said, “I am very excited to see Nicole Travis promoted to the position of Community and Economic Development Director.  As the City of Lakeland’s CRA Manager, she has proven herself to be an innovative thinker who provides solutions to very complex situations.  She is a leader and her ability to work collaboratively will be a complement to the City’s renewed community and economic development efforts.  Nicole’s fresh ideas, unique perspective and tireless passion for Lakeland will serve the department and this community well.”        


Travis is 36-years of age and she will be paid $128,078 per year as the Community and Economic Development Director. She is a native of the US Virgin Islands and holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration.  She is married to Shawn Travis and mother of Jordin and Madison.



Delgado said, “I want to specifically recognize our Interim Director, Celeste Deardorff for her great work keeping the Department on track and continuing to provide outstanding customer and client service during this transition period. I wish her the best and personally thank her as she retirees from the City on June 29th.”   


For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please visit www.lakelandgov.net. Citizens are also invited to follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo, Snapchat and Nextdoor.  Citizens can find the City of Lakeland on these social media platforms by searching lakelandgov. 



ORLANDO, Fla. (June 14, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A. is listening to its customers’ requests for expanded services and products and is now offering three new credit card options to meet those needs. This is the second product debut this year by the Maitland-based community bank, which introduced the AxiomGO mobile app designed specifically for the new checkless checking account in January.


“With the launch of these credit cards, we’re providing an opportunity for customers to build credit, receive cash-back rewards, or find a lower rate for their credit purchases,” said Daniel Davis, President and CEO at Axiom Bank.


Customers can pre-qualify for the Cash Rewards World MasterCard, Platinum MasterCard or Secured MasterCard with a few taps on their smartphones. All of the cards offer chip technology, price protection and 24/7 customer service. For a minimum deposit, the Secured MasterCard allows customers to begin building a credit history. A full list of features can be found online at www.creditcards.axiombanking.com.  


”As Axiom Bank continues to expand across Florida, we want to provide our customers with every opportunity to take control of their finances,” said Perry Barbee, Senior Vice President and Fair Lending Officer. “It’s a natural progression to offer credit card options tailored to their financial needs.”



About Axiom Bank 

Axiom Bank, N.A., headquartered in Central Florida, is a nationally chartered community bank that serves the financial needs of its customers through a wide range of financial products. Axiom Bank provides retail banking services, including checking, deposit, and money market accounts, through 24 branch locations, 22 of which are inside select Walmart Supercenters®. Axiom Bank also specializes in commercial loans for both real estate and business purposes, as well as treasury management and other merchant services. In addition to those services, Axiom Bank sponsors prepaid debit card programs offered by third?party program managers. As part of our commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations and deliver superior financial solutions, Axiom Bank is constantly working to expand the services and products we provide to the communities we serve. Visit our website at www.AxiomBanking.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.     




The Lakelander Launches a New Weekly E-Newsletter – Sign Up Now

The Lakelander

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LAKELAND, FL June 13 2018 -

“The New TheLakelander.com”

Since our launch six years ago, The Lakelander has garnered a loyal and passionate following. Now we are excited to bring you even more great content.


“The Lakelander exists to reflect our city and its diversity, to incite pride of place, and to reveal lesser-known facets of our community. We connect people, sources, and ideas.” The Lakelander.com and our social media platforms will highlight the great people, places and things to do in Lakeland.

The Publishers of The Lakelander are stepping up our online presence. Our aim is to make Thelakelander.com Lakeland’s primary source for all the wonderful things our city has to offer. Like the print magazine, the content will be curated and high quality but now even more accessible and frequent.

This Week in Lakeland will also keep you in the know and on the go. This weekly newsletter will include online-only content and lists of fun things to do in and around our great town. Be on the lookout for our easy to use, intuitive directory launching soon.