11Jun/08

USF POLYTECHNIC GETS THE FUNDING!!!

What an exciting two days! Yesterday, Governor Crist signed SB 186, giving the new USF campus in Polk County autonomy and officially changing the name to USF Polytechnic. And moments ago, the Governor signed the state budget into law that allocates $15 million for the first phase of construction of the USF Polytechnic campus.

This is a major victory for our Polk County community! Please congratulate Dr. Marshall Goodman, David Steele and the entire USF team. Their vision and dedication are the reasons for this success. Our Polk delegation, especially Sen. JD Alexander and Rep. Seth McKeel, should be thanked for their tremendous support as well.

Also, thanks so much to all of you who communicated support to Governor Crist. We have been told that your emails made a substantial impact!

It’s a good day to be in Polk County! Go Bulls!

If you would like to email the Polk delegation and Governor Crist, their emails are below:

Governor Charlie Crist

governorcharliecrist@myflorida.com

Senator JD Alexander

alexander.jd.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Paula Dockery

dockery.paula.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Ronda Storms

storms.ronda.web@flsenate.gov

Representative Frank Attkisson

frank.attkisson@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Marty Bowen

marty.bowen@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Seth McKeel

seth.mckeel@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Dennis Ross

dennis.ross@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Baxter Troutman

baxter.troutman@myfloridahouse.gov

Thank you again and have a great day.

11Jun/08

Ribbon Cutting – Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center
4000 US HWY 98 North Lakeland, FL 33809
863-701-9200

From http://www.huntingtonlearning.com

“Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center has served America’s students and families longer than any other tutoring provider. We help students ages 5 to 17 achieve remarkable improvements in their grades, test scores and self-esteem. The success of our program lies in the one-to-one attention we devote to every child and the expertise of our caring, certified teachers.”

This is a new location that opened in April 2008. Congratulations to owner, Carol Sherron, and the entire Huntington LC Staff on the opening of a beautiful facility.

Thanks to Commissioner Glen Higgins, Board Members Nancy Cattarius, Melinda Harrison, and Chamber Champion Nick Dorsch

03Jun/08

Ribbon Cutting – MicroPath Laboratories

MicroPath Laboratories, a local anatomic pathology laboratory, has relocated their headquarter offices and laboratory to 1125 U.S. Highway 98 South in Lakeland. The move is in direct relation to the company’s consistent growth. As the local market leader in the anatomic pathology services, this move will enable MicroPath Laboratories to further enhance the level of service to their clients. MicroPath Laboratories has served local hospitals and clinics for 40 years. Congratulations to MicroPath Laboratories as they open in their new location.

29May/08

June Business After Hours

Take me out to the ball game! In true Chamber fashion, the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Lakeland Electric will team up to bring you the June Business After Hours. On Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. you can enjoy the beautiful Joker Marchant Stadium along with other Chamber members and guests while sharing in fantastic concessions. And, if we can hold the rain off, stick around for the game afterward and cheer on your Lakeland Flying Tigers as they face the Tampa Yankees at 7 p.m.- your game ticket is included in your Business After Hours admission (thanks, Flying Tigers)!

Cost to attend the monthly Business After Hours is $10 for Chamber members and $30 for non-Chamber members.

The registration table will be at the First Base Gate. In
order to receive your wristband and enter your business card in the drawing,
please plan to come through the First Base Gate.

Register and pay to secure your spot here
For more information call the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce at 863/688-8551.

26May/08

June Business & Breakfast

Lakeland, FL – The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor Regions Bank would like to invite you to start your business day at the Estates at Carpenters 1001 Carpenters Way – Auditorium, Thursday, June 12, 2008 for the Business and Breakfast event that takes place every other month.

This month’s speaker is, Jeanne Hebert. She will inform attendees about Executive’s Etiquette.

Cost to attend the event is $5 for Chamber members and $15 for non-Chamber members.

For more information or for reservations, call the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce at 863/688-8551, ext. 232 or e-mail mstevenson@lakelandchamber.com by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event. You can also RSVP on-line at www.lakelandchamber.com.

The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce
Business & Breakfast is presented by: