09Jul/08

PCC needs your comments

The Ledger recently reported on a Polk Community College (PCC) study. PCC is looking for feedback from the business community, in particular, what educational concepts business owners expect from graduating students looking to enter their workforce. An excerpt from the article states…

“…the main objective of the four-year degree program is to enhance the skills of Polk County’s labor force, we encourage employers and employees to help us determine its scope … by completing the appropriate online survey,” PCC President Eileen Holden said. “The information gathered from these surveys will be invaluable as we work to expand the educational services offered.”

To complete the survey follow the links below, but hurry, the deadline is July 31st.

Business Survey


Community & Employee Survey


09Jul/08

RC – A & O Mortgage Services, Inc.

A & O Mortgage Services, Inc.
5147 South Lakeland Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813

A & O Mortgage Services, Inc. was established in January 1999 . It has functioned as a full service mortgage brokerage company providing both residential and commercial loans. In January 2008, we merged with Home Team Equity of Orlando in order to expand our opportunities and take advantage of the Marketing Platform that includes Professional Athletes, past and present, who help market and advertise the company. A&O continues to provide the most competitive conventional, FHA, VA, and private funds available in the residential marketplace today.

Home Team Equity Commercial Capital, LLC was started in January 2008 as the commercial lending brokerage arm of HTE. We currently represent 60+ direct commercial lenders nationwide. We have a portfolio of products ranging from SBA, 7A and 504 loans, unsecured business & personal credit lines, conventional commercial mortgages, bridge and mezzanine loans, and even hard equity loans. We can also help the business owner with equipment leasing, accounts receivable financing, and other many other financing needs. Simply put, we are a full service mortgage company, with a “home team” attitude. We can and will help with your financing needs.

Our staff has a combined 25+ years of business and finance experience.

Thanks to Mayor Buddy Fletcher for officiating.

09Jul/08

RC – Atlas Wellness of Lakeland

Atlass Wellness of Lakeland
1507 Lakeland Hills Blvd
863/603-9355

Thanks to Commisioner Howard Wiggs and Champion Ken Emmett

Dr. Debra Pavlovic graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, in 1983, she also holds an Associates of Arts Degree from Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee, 1981. Dr. Pavlovic received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in March 2005 from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her education includes postgraduate work at Georgia State University, Life University, Troy State University – Montgomery, University of North Florida, and Wake Forest University.

Dr. Debra received more than 800 hours of postgraduate training as an Upper Cervical Chiropractor with most of her attention toward the Atlas relationship to the skull and the cervical spine at the area of the brainstem. She holds a license in Florida, as well as Georgia and South Carolina. She started as a patient of the Atlas Orthogonal, low-force instrument adjusting and became a student of the work continuing to learn how to help others stay healthy and pain-free.

Dr. Pavlovic opened her first office in Atlanta, in the office with her first mentor and the inventor of the Atlas Orthogonal instrument. This technique was the genius of Dr. Roy Sweat with the help of a physicist and a mathematician from Georgia Technical University. The instrument uses less than six pounds of force to adjust the atlas vertebra. Hand adjusting uses between 20 and 40 pounds of force. She moved to Lakeland, Florida in October 2007 because there was no doctor in Polk County doing this work. Also, the proximity to St. Petersburg, Florida gives her the unique opportunity to receive the most up-to-date improvements on the work by her new mentors, Drs. Stan Pierce, Sr. and Stan Pierce, Jr. The latest correction with the most precise analysis is the relatively new program called Advanced Orthogonal Technique. The Pierces have built on the Atlas Orthogonal work and over the past ten years, developed a program to teach other chiropractors how to more specifically analyze and correct spines. It is important to continue to look at this most critical area of a patient’s anatomy to most specifically correct the misaligned spine to achieve the most neurological neutral spine and allow the patient’s body to heal itself. As a chiropractor, Dr. Pavlovic explains, “We merely locate the misalignments, correct those misalignments, and allow the body to heal itself, the way our Creator designed the body to function.”

Dr. Pavlovic became interested in this work in the early 1990’s when her husband, Tom, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After trying the medical route, the Pavlovic’s were guided towards this very specific work. Many people like Montel Williams have been helped by allowing their body to be free from the nerve interference. Mr. Thomas Pavlovic lost his battle with Multiple Sclerosis and died December 2006 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Dr. Debra began looking for a “start over” community. She chose Lakeland over areas like Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Flagstaff, Arizona. Because there are so few doctors working in this field, the communities without Orthogonal Chiropractors are greater than the number of doctors available to make the specific corrections. Polk County is very privileged that doctors like Debra are willing to relocate to fill a very important need. Dr. Debra Pavlovic is always available to speak to individuals, private, or civic groups (at no cost) to get the information to our community. With her experience as a caregiver for over 14 years, she is one of the most caring doctors you will ever meet. Her Health Restoration Class is held every Monday night and is free to the public. Because seating is limited, please call today and make your reservation.

09Jul/08

RC – Medicine Shoppe

The Medicine Shoppe
1231 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805
P: (863) 688-5427
F: (863) 688-5462
1570@medicineshoppe.com

Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. (www.medicineshoppe.com) , a Cardinal Health Company, is distinguished for its commitment to providing expert, personalized health care. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. is the largest franchisor of independent community pharmacies in the U.S. In 2003, Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. acquired Medicap Pharmacies, Incorporated (www.medicap.com), which franchises independent community pharmacies in the U.S. under the Medicap Pharmacy® trade name. The Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® locations are distinguished for their commitment to providing expert, personalized health care. There are nearly 1,000 domestic pharmacies operating under The Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® trade names and more than 400 franchised pharmacies in six other countries.

09Jul/08

RC – Brooke Insurance

Brooke Insurance
4648 E County Road 540-A
Lakeland, 33803

Brooke Capital Corporation has combined the concept of local ownership with the marketing and purchasing power of a franchise network. The Brooke network has grown to approximately 900 locations. Brooke was named the top franchisor in its category for the fourth consecutive year by Entrepreneur Magazine in January 2007.

Cindy Ocasio has been in the insurance industry for over 11 years. During this time she has gained experience in the sales, servicing and claims handling for policyholders.Cindy joined Brooke Insurance and bought into the Brooke franchise January 2008. Brooke is an up and coming company which still offers personal experience along with great products. Being an independent agency allows them to be a part of our local community while Brooke’s national strength gives them access to some of the top insurance company markets in the country. They have great business relationships with reputable insurance companies and offer a great experience for the customer.