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RC – AFLAC\Nadine Perez

RC-AFLAC After spending a lifetime managing her own printing business as well as executive roles for
some corporate giants, Nadine Perez decided it was time to help people by entering the health
insurance field.
Finding the perfect home with American Family Life Assurance Co. more commonly known as AFLAC, Nadine is helping companies provide their employees with a financial safety net that protects their daily lifestyle. She truly believes that every business needs to include AFLAC as part of their benefits package because;
1. it helps your employees help themselves
2. it’s lets you give your employees benefits without cost to you
3. it can lower your payroll taxes
Remarkably, 93% of the population knows WHO AFLAC is. Everyone’s seen the duck
commercials, but the sad truth is that very few know exactly WHAT AFLAC does.
AFLAC is NOT major medical insurance. It’s A LOT different. It’s a no brainer for every business because it provides benefits at no cost to the business. Nadine Perez is servicing Lakeland and
surrounding areas.


Warner Univ offers Stimulus Scholarships to Adult Students

Warner University wishes to show our commitment to the community by offering Stimulus Scholarships now through June 29th to adult students starting undergraduate or graduate classes this fall.  

Warner University has played an active role in the lives of residents throughout Polk County and Central Florida since its inception in 1968.  Today, Warner University offers 27 undergraduate majors and 3 graduate programs (MAEd, MSM, MBA) with classes in locations throughout Central Florida – including Lakeland and Melbourne.

Warner University has designed our programs to “work around your work.” Our daytime, evening, weekend and online classes make it possible to advance your education alongside your career.

For more information about Warner University’s Stimulus Scholarships for adult students, please call us at 1-800-497-2972 or visit us at


Marketing Mondays | Why Am I Here?

From Seth Godin:

This is a simple mantra that is going to change the way you attend every meeting and every conference for the rest of your life.

You probably don’t have to be there. No gun held to your head, after all. So, why are you spending the time?

Do you have an agenda? It might be to change the agenda, or meet someone who will become a client or to learn something that will help you at work tomorrow.

Well, if that’s why you’re here, tell me again why you’re just sitting there? If the only reason you came was to avoid the office, you need a new office. Quick, before the boss decides that for you.

Surely you have a question you can ask the speaker. Surely you have something interesting to say to the person sitting next to you. Surely you can do more than just sheepishly hand someone a business card they have no reason to save or remember or use.

If there isn’t a good reason, go home. If there is, then do something. Loud, now and memorable. Productive too, please.



SPCA, Inc. was organized in Lakeland, Florida in 1979 by Mary Stephens, Evelyn Meierkord and Jennifer Lugenbeel who realized the enormous need for an animal welfare organization in their community.

RC-SPCAAs the number of unwanted animals grew, volunteers realized that a shelter was needed. After a Building Committee spent ten years seeking a property donation, the hard work finally paid off in 1990. SPCA member Betty Thornton appealed to Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Kinsinger who left a bequest in excess of $200,000. The money was used to purchase the land on which the SPCA shelter was built in 1991.

On May 8, 2001, through a grant from the City of Lakeland, county funding and widespread support from private donors, more than $500,000 was raised to build and equip the low cost spay/neuter clinic.

In 2003, the spay/neuter clinic expanded to include wellness services for animals in need of vaccinations and other healthcare.

Now, the SPCA shelter takes in over 8,000 animals annually and the clinic sees hundreds of animals each week. Families utilize the low-cost spay/neuter clinic on a daily basis, and it has become so popular that appointments must be booked a month in advance.

Thanks to a contribution of eight acres of adjoining property by Reva McClurg, SPCA, Inc. will continue to expand its campus and its community impact.

The clinic has now been expanded to a full-service animal medical center, and we have also added an education & administration building to the "Campus of Kindness".



RC-Bank of Central Florida

RC - Bank of Central Florida Bank of Central Florida began operations in March 2007 with a local Board of Directors from Polk County. These Board members had a vision for a financial services institution headquartered in Central Florida that would meet the needs of the marketplace. Our Intelligent Banking means providing experienced, talented bankers and a high level of technology to our clients. We are focused on our clients and how best to help them grow and succeed. We have local bankers that understand our market and how best to service the clients in Central Florida.


Downtown Office at 101 South Florida Avenue Opened 3/19/2007

Bartow Office at 515 North Broadway Avenue Opened 7/2008

Ribbon Cutting at the South Lakeland Office Opened 2/2009