29Mar/17

RENOWNED ECONOMIST PAUL RUBIN TO GIVE LECTURE AT FLORIDA SOUTHERN

LAKELAND (March 28, 2017) – A renowned economist and former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors will be the next speaker in the Politics, Law and Economics Lecture Series at Florida Southern College.

Dr. Paul H. Rubin, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory University’s College of Arts and Science, will give the lecture, “Emporiophobia: How to Roll Back the Demonizing of Free Markets,” at 6 p.m. on April 4 in room 112 of the Becker Business Building on the FSC campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Center for Free Enterprise at FSC, is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Dr. Rubin will discuss free markets as an efficient institution for increasing human welfare and the current climate of distrust of open markets. Dr. Rubin is the author of seven books and numerous other publications and is well known for his research in law and economics. He has served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. His research topics include the regulation of pharmaceuticals and the economics of privacy and information.

A limited number of parking spaces are available at the Becker Business Building. Patrons should follow signs to alternative parking areas, including nearby First Presbyterian Church.

About the Lecture Series…

The Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series is designed to highlight the principles necessary to support and defend a free civil society and a well-functioning free enterprise system that promotes human flourishing. The Center for Free Enterprise, part of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, is a research and educational institution to analyze and disseminate the economic principles that are the foundation of free enterprise.

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive college and the oldest college in Florida. Florida Southern maintains its commitment to academic excellence through more than 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business, accounting, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 29 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Best Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a 2016 Top ROI College by Forbes; and included in The Princeton Review’s 381 Best Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa and home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.

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29Mar/17

SUN ‘n FUN Welcomes Patrouille de France to #SnF17

(March 27, 2017 Lakeland, FL) The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly- In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association honors French and United States history on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 as the French National Jet Team, the Patrouille de France performs during the airshow.

The team has an energetic show with nine Alpha Jets and one A-400M airlifter, which are light attack and advanced trainer aircraft. Their display involves both formation and solo maneuvers. The team is based at Salon Air Force Base in France.

The team will perform for one day only while on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. They haven’t performed in the United States since 1986 when they flew over New York City and then performed at Coney Island. They commemorated the Battle of Yorktown by flying over Yorktown Battlefield Monument in Yorktown, VA in 2009.

The team is appearing in the United States to honor the 100th Anniversary of America entering the 1st World War on April 6, 1917. Their performance during the 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo is one of their few displays in the United States during their two-month long tour of the country.

If attendees would like the chance to meet the team, they will be guests at the 9/27 Club Chalet on Tuesday, April 4th. The 9/27 Club VIP hospitality with flightline seating is available for purchase again this year online at flysnf.org.

Attendees are encouraged to use hashtags #SnF17 and #LoveFL on social media while posting about the Fly-In.

Air show and workshop schedules, camping reservations, registration for activities, and ticketing information can be found on the SUN ‘n FUN website at flysnf.org. Keep up with all the fun on facebook.com/sunnfunflyin and twitter.com/sunnfunflyin.

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SUN ‘n FUN is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, located on the grounds of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in               Lakeland, FL. Proceeds from all year-round events are returned to aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, activities and facilities, and used to support on-going scholarship funding.

23Mar/17

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO PUBLIC RELATIONS EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK AT FSC

LAKELAND (March 21, 2017) – A public relations executive with Universal Orlando will be a guest speaker at the Department of Communication at Florida Southern College.

Alyson Lundell, senior director of corporate communications for Universal Orlando Resort, will give the informal talk at 5:30 p.m. on March 28 in the Hollis Room on the FSC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Lundell has spent the majority of her career in the tourism industry promoting central Florida’s major attractions. Her current role with Universal Orlando has involved attraction openings including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade which opened in 2010 followed by the 2014 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. She is also responsible for overseeing publicity efforts around Universal’s annual events, international media efforts and corporate issues.

For more information about the event, call (863) 680-4151.

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 55 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business, accounting, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 29 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Best Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a 2016 Top ROI College by Forbes; and included in The Princeton Review’s 381 Best Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017.  The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society.  FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa and home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.

23Mar/17

WATSON CLINIC ANNOUNCES APRIL LECTURES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Lakeland, FL — Watson Clinic is pleased to announce the following upcoming informative lectures and special events. These events are free of charge, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Please reserve your spot in advance by using the RSVP as noted below or by visiting www.WatsonClinic.com/Events.

Date: Saturday, April 1 at 10 AM
Speaker: Raam S. Lakhani, MD
Event: Let Your Beauty Bloom. Let board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Raam S. Lakhani help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted this spring! During this informative lecture, Dr. Lakhani will explore the most popular facial rejuvenation options – from nonsurgical cosmetic enhancements such as fillers, BOTOX® and laser resurfacing to more permanent facial plastic procedures, including eyelifts, nose reshaping and the in-office mini facelift.

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Location: Bella Vista Building, 1st Floor Lobby, 1755 North Florida Avenue in Lakeland
RSVP: 863-904-6218

Date: Wednesday, April 19 at 6 PM
Speaker: Douglas Shenkman, MD
Topic: A Knee Pain Talk to Help You Walk. During this informative presentation, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Douglas Shenkman will discuss the latest options used to remedy knee pain, ranging from nonsurgical options all the way through the most advanced surgical treatments, including minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted procedures.

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Location: Watson Clinic Main, 1st Floor Library, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland

RSVP: 863-680-7042

Date: Friday, April 28 from 3 to 5 PM

Topic: Tools to Quit. Take the next step to a healthier lifestyle and join us for a special class designed to provide an overview of available options for smokers who want to quit. The class includes information on various types of nicotine replacements, product samples and much more. This class is taught by a certified tobacco education specialist and is sponsored by the Watson Clinic Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community wellness through education, research and service.

Location: Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, Boardroom, 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland
RSVP: 863-802-6220

About Watson Clinic LLP:  As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities.  First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties.  The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at:  www.WatsonClinic.com.

23Mar/17

We are excited the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and EXPO will take place at the Sun ‘n Fun Convention Campus at Lakeland Linder Airport from April 4-9, 2017!

In order to assist with filling your rooms and keeping them filled, the Visitor Center at the Fly-In will offer each property the opportunity to inform visitors of your availability on a continual basis during the event!  It works like this:

                      SUN ‘n FUN Visitor Information Telephone Number:

                                                  863-393-4804

                           (Re-purposed cell phone that will work this year–J!)

Or you may email your information to:  events@visitcentralflorida.org

Should you have rooms available on any given morning of the Fly-In, please call the on-site Visitor Center  at SUN ‘n FUN to inform the staff of the number of rooms and your rates that particular day.  The information will be visually posted, allowing visitors the

opportunity to call you directly from the Visitor Center to immediately book your rooms.  THIS IS IMPORTANT:  In order to keep our information current—and accurate for our visitors, it is important to call again when your rooms are booked or if your rates do change. 

The on-site Visitor Center will be operating Monday, April 3, 9am-4pm…then Tuesday—Sunday, (April 4-9) from 9am -5pm.  Your Lakeland Chamber will be out at the Visitor Center and looking forward to talking with you during the event—(but if I do not hear from you—I know that simply means your property is at capacity—which is our goal!)

Your Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau will also be working to keep your rooms filled…and offering this number to visitors when they call  looking for availability!

Thank you for remembering how important our visitors are during this event.  OUTSTANDING hospitality is our primary objective—and we thank you for your extraordinary service during this wonderful—exciting event that helps put Lakeland and Polk County on an international map!

THANK YOU JUSTIN LAFERRIERE, CFVCB Visitor Center, for all your hard work getting the SUN ‘n FUN Visitor Center up and running smoothly this year!

THANKS AGAIN TO YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS YEAR AN EXCEPTIONAL ONE!