Category Archives: Business News

25Sep/08

AIG INFO

We picked this up from the Downtown Lakeland Partnership Email List. With permission from Matthew J. Antos here is some info on AIG that you might be interested in…

Good Afternoon,

If you are an AIG policyholder, I understand that you may be concerned by recent news about American International Group, holding company for AIG Annuity and AIG SunAmerica.
As you may have seen, the holding company has experienced a significant drop in stock price and has been downgraded by the rating agencies.

In light of this news, I would like to remind you that your assets are actually invested through a subsidiary of the public company. This is important because insurance policies written by the underlying AIG companies are direct obligations of those regulated insurance companies. These companies are well capitalized and meet or exceed regulatory capital requirements. These companies continue to operate in the normal course to meet obligations to policyholders.
This is a very unusual situation, which I continue to monitor carefully as it evolves. If you have questions or concerns about your policy, please contact me at 863-686-6600.

Thank You and Have a Great Day,

Matthew J. Antos

Matthew J. Antos, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

204 East Pine Street

Lakeland, FL  33801

(863) 686-6600

(888) 652-6468

Website:  www.MJAWEALTH.COM

Email:        matthewj.antos@lpl.com

25Sep/08

Politics In The Park 2008

Are you ready for “An Old-Fashioned Political Rally” then Please join us at the Lake Mirror Promenade in Lakeland on Thursday, October 16th from 5:30 to 8PM.

For the first time in the event’s history, Politics in the Park is offering:

! FREE GENERAL ADMISSION !

What’s going on PIP ’08 you ask?Politics In The Park

You will be able to:

  • hear from the candidates appearing on the November 4th ballot
  • participate in a straw poll (administered by PC Supervisor of Elections)
  • enjoy live entertainment
  • a wide variety of food and beverages from local restaurants

Here is a clip from the Ledger editorial :

Both presidential candidates have been invited as well. “Who knows?” said Roberts of the possibility that one – or both – might show up. He was hopeful, pointing out that Polk County is in the middle of the all-important Interstate 4 corridor, that Lakeland is in the middle of middle America and that the city’s skyline provides an attractive backdrop for a television sound bite.

It is rumored that a major candidate is coming, but I have no conformation yet. I will let you know if anything is confirmed. If the the Obama or McCain campaigns are listening, we are ready and waiting.

Read the full editorial for more information.

 

25Jul/08

Microsoft Across America Coming to Lakeland

On Tuesday August 12, 2008 Perpetual Technology Solutions is hosting the MAM Truck. A recent announcement from Perpetual stated:

The 42-foot truck is fully equipped with the latest innovations from Microsoft, HP, Intel and others; it features complete state of-the-art software and hardware solutions for your small and mid-sized business. Experience the technology first-hand and discover the many ways to enhance your businesses.

I know that I am interested in going, because I have not had a chance to see a Microsoft truck yet.

Here are the details:

Hosted by:

Perpetual Technololgy Solutions

Price: $ FREE $

When:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

PTS Parking Lot
2525 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL
33811
863-644-1120
Click here for map!

 

So is there anyone else interested in going?

23Jul/08

Lakeland Companies Ranked in TBBJ FAST 50

Congratulations to fellow Chamber Members Nujak Development Inc. (ranked #8) & Kyra Infotech Inc. (ranked #22) for being listed in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50. Also included was Lakeland-based Q&Q, Inc. It is exciting to see more companies in the Lakeland area being honored regionally.

In other news reported by the TBBJ, the City of Lakeland’s variable-rate energy system revenue and refunding bond received a boost to its Standard & Poor’s Rating. That is excellent news in an economy that you don’t hear a lot of positive remarks.

I also received a press release this week from St. Leo University announcing that,

DSM Technology Consultants, a prominent Central Florida technology consulting firm, has

contributed $10,000 to Saint Leo University to assist the private, independent institution draft plans for a new

School of Business building.”

Its great to see local companies with a heart for philanthropy. I hope other companies consider a donation to our local universities and colleges. Nearly all are planning for glimmering future: one is building a new applied technology campus, another has recently opened an office in Jerusalem, and a third is planning to expand to full 4-year programs.

Its exciting to see such great steps in education being taken right here in Polk County.

Finally, If you or your company would like to be featured or mentioned please email us at pr@lakelandchamber.com and Reference for the blog.