Category Archives: Member Announcements

22Nov/17

Wednesday is the Last Day to Request a Ballot to be Mailed

Wednesday, November 29th is the last day that registered voters in the cities of Lakeland and Winter Haven can submit a request to receive a ballot by mail for the December 5th Municipal  Run-Off Elections.

Lakeland residents will decide the outcome of the City Commission race for SW District C between Michael Dunn and Larry Durrence, and in Winter Haven, voters will choose between Steven M. Hunnicutt and James H. “JP” Powell to decide the winner in the race for City Commissioner, Seat 5.

Requests can be made online at PolkElections.com, or by calling the Elections Office at 863-534-5888.  Voted ballots may be returned by mail or dropped off to the Supervisor of Elections, but they must be received by 7 pm on Election Day, December 5th.

All precincts are open from 7 am – 7 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, December 5th and Florida law requires voters to vote at the precinct they are assigned.

For more information visit PolkElections.com, or call the Elections Office at 863-534-5888.

20Nov/17

HAMIC PREVITE & STURWOLD, P.A. NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. has named Jim Noullet, CPA as the Director of Tax Compliance for the Firm. Jim brings with him over 19 years’ experience with concentration in the areas of construction and real estate tax compliance.
“Jim’s passion for small business and his extensive expertise and concentration in the real estate and construction industries enhances our capabilities and serves our client base well,” said HPS managing partner Steve Hamic. “And we enjoy working with him.”

Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University and a Master of Accounting from Florida State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. is a tax, accounting, and advisory firm that has provided personalized service in a wide range of financial environments for more than five decades. Both Steve Hamic, managing partner, and James Previte, vice president and shareholder, credit the firm’s growth to providing comprehensive compliance strategies tailored to meet their clients’ financial needs. “Tax Compliance is more than preparing filings and meeting deadlines,” said James Previte. “We continually strive to provide our clients with proactive planning and customized approaches that maximize their ability to achieve their intended goals.” Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. has offices located in Lakeland and Dade City, Florida.

For more information on Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. and a complete list of financial services offered, visit www.hpsadvisors.com or call 863.682.5151.

17Nov/17

Southeastern Guide Dogs Polk County Walkathon

At Southeastern Guide Dogs, our Walkathon represents our biggest fundraiser of the year. We walk because the proceeds help Southeastern Guide Dogs raise, train, and match our amazing guide dogs with our visually impaired students, people whose lives are transformed by new levels of independence and freedom. We walk because veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities count on us for our remarkable service dogs.

Lake Hollingsworth is a beautiful lake near the center of the city of Lakeland, with a scenic walking path surrounding its shores. While?most of our Walkathons are a 3K walk, Polk County participants can opt for a 5K option all the way around the lake. Walkathon parking, opening ceremonies, and festivities will be held on the grounds of the lakeside First Presbyterian Church that has graciously opened its campus.

Participants will enjoy a 3K or 5K walk, live music, local vendors, our Southeastern Guide Dogs Gift Shop, and family-friendly fun!

8:30 am – Festivities Begin
9:45 am – Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am – 3K Walk Kick-Off
11:00 am – Raffle Drawing

Business’s and individuals interested in helping to sponsoring the event can click here for more information.

For more information on the Polk County Southeastern Guide Dogs Polk County Walkathon please click here.

13Nov/17

Lakeland Hotel & Motel Association Giving Back to the Community

The Lakeland Hotel and Motel Association, coordinated by the Lakeland Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, is giving back to the Lakeland community during the holidays—with a food drive for needy children and their families.  To encourage participation, Denise Bushover, President of the Lakeland Hotel & Motel Association, and General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn, created a “Decorative Food Box”  competition for inspiration!  Also participating in this generous food drive are industry related affiliations such as the Lakeland Magic, The Lakeland Flying Tigers, and The RP Funding Center!

Lakeland is home to approximately 3000 hotel and motel rooms—helping boost our tourism economy in Polk County where bed tax collections from 2016-2017 topped more than $11 million.  These taxes are paid by guests staying overnight in Polk County—not by our residents and help market and support our economy on a year round basis—contributing to the renovation of Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium and the RP Funding Center.  Tourism is Florida’s number one industry and contributes more than 24% of Florida’s sales tax revenues—one of the main reasons Florida does not have a state income tax!

Pictured are the collection boxes at the Courtyard by Marriott, featured from left to right, Rajane Young, Elizabeth Vogler, Melony Moss, Wanda Thomas, Courtyard by Marriott and Ariel Perez, John Mason, Rianne the Robot, Steve Orlando, Katia Thaxter, Bany Perez from the Residence Inn.

Courtyard Food Box 2017 Residence Food Box 2017

09Nov/17

Hamic Previte & Sturwold P.A. Selected to Seminole 100 List

Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. was named to Florida State University’s inaugural Seminole 100 and will be formally recognized at a ceremony on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at FSU’s University Center Club.

Presented by Florida State University, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the FSU Alumni Association and Inc. magazine, the Seminole 100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned by FSU alumni. Inc. magazine, using the criteria they developed for their annual Inc. 5000 list, calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.

Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. is a tax, accounting, and advisory firm that has provided personalized service in a wide range of financial environments for more than five decades. Both Steve Hamic, managing partner, and James Previte, vice president and shareholder, are proud FSU alumni. The partners credit recent firm growth to providing comprehensive compliance strategies tailored to meet their clients’ financial needs. “Tax Compliance is more than preparing filings and meeting deadlines,” said James Previte. “We continually strive to provide our clients with proactive planning and customized approaches that maximize their ability to achieve their intended goals.” Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. has offices located in Lakeland and Dade City, Florida.

“We consider this recognition a great honor that showcases our growth and achievement among a field of outstanding businesses across the country,” said Steve Hamic. “As alumni, this distinction is particularly significant to us.”

“The Seminole 100 is an important initiative that recognizes entrepreneurial excellence,” said Randy Blass, executive director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “It is open to all companies owned by FSU alumni that meet eligibility criteria and recognizes those that are achieving growth, innovating, and making a difference in their communities.”

For more information on Hamic Previte & Sturwold, P.A. and a full list of services offered, visit www.hpsadvisors.com or call 863.682.5151.