Trinity Medical Group Announces Events for December 2019

Lakeland & Winter Haven, FL – November 22, 2019 – Trinity Medical Group is pleased to announce their events and classes for the month of December 2019. Trinity events are open to everyone and are free of charge. Events are offered at both our Lakeland and Winter Haven locations.
Location: Trinity Medical Group, 3240 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803
• Patient Appreciation; Holiday Edition! Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9am
• Lakeland Police Department presents: “Avoiding Fraud and Staying Safe during the Holidays” Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10am
• Alzheimer’s Association presents: “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11am
Location: Trinity Medical Group, 550 Pope NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
• SilverSneakers® “Boom Muscle” Class Mondays at 11am: Dec. 2, 9 & 16
Tuesdays at 10am: Dec. 3 & 10
• Ageless Strength Class Wednesdays at 10am: Dec. 4 &18
• Yoga Thursdays at 11am: Dec. 5, 12 & 19
• Christmas Cookies and Crafts Thursday, Dec. 5 from 9am-12pm
• Alive Culinary Coaching presents: “Healthy Holiday Appetizers and Desserts” Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10am
• Polk County Sheriff’s Office presents: “Avoiding Fraud and Staying Safe during the Holidays” Monday, Dec. 16 at 10am
For more information on these classes, please visit Trinity Medical Group’s event page: https://trinitymedgroup.com/events/ or call (863) 646-4000 for the Lakeland office or (863) 299-2636 for the Winter Haven office.
Trinity Medical Group is a primary care doctor’s office specializing in senior care with locations in Lakeland and Winter Haven, FL. Founded in 1997, Trinity Medical Group offers comprehensive, individualized care. Their compassionate providers make sure to listen to each patient and not only treat symptoms, but treat each patient as a whole. The mission at Trinity is “to provide exceptional healthcare and deliver a positive and rewarding experience at our clinics.” More information is available at www.TrinityMedGroup.com or by calling 863.646.4000 for the Lakeland office or 863.299.2636 for the Winter Haven office. RayPar, Inc. is the parent company to a family of practices including Trinity Medical Group in Lakeland & Winter Haven, Owl Now Urgent Care in Lakeland & Winter Haven, Lakeland Spine Center in Lakeland, Pediatric Partners in Winter Haven and TrueMedSpa & The Premier Salon in Lakeland.


A letter from Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates regarding “Chamber 365”

A letter from Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates regarding “Chamber 365”

Thank you for being part of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce over the past year. Your partnership with the Chamber is more important than ever. Whether we see you every week or once a year, we have your business in mind. Your investment in the Chamber enables us to provide a myriad of programs and services that are utilized by hundreds of businesses and thousands of individuals throughout our community.

This is an exciting time in Lakeland as we are experiencing significant growth. New small businesses pop up almost weekly and large corporations are investing significant resources which will impact our region for years to come. As a business leader, we know you work daily to grow your bottom line. That’s why we work tirelessly to grow the community. More rooftops and businesses mean more opportunities for you to sell your products and services. But we know there are also challenges you face, and we want to support your business as best we can.

As your local resource designed to navigate a changing business environment, we are here to uncover best practices, create opportunities for you to network with your peers, and provide you with tools to make your job easier and help you ensure financial success. Our job at the Chamber is never complete because there’s always a new opportunity arising or a challenge that may present itself. In furtherance of those efforts, you will be hearing more about the Chamber serving as a catalyst for the creation of a shared facility, known as the Business Resource Center, that will foster a collaborative approach to small business growth and develop affiliations with area resource partners.

As we move into the New Year, the Chamber will be instituting a minor price increase in our Business Builder level from $350 to $365 annually. This is the first such increase in many years and allows us to better serve your business needs and the community as a whole.

The “Chamber 365 Initiative” will allow us to continue to debut initiatives such as 2019’s New Business 101, Quickbooks Training, Management Training, Human Resources Series, the ATHENA Awards recognizing women business leaders and www.BidSimpleOnline.com Leads Generation Software. At the core of this initiative is understanding the we, as a Chamber, need to continue working to find new solutions to the challenges you face every day like finding and retaining qualified employees and better ways to market your business.

Further, we are currently working to make additional payment options available, including monthly direct debits via ACH.

REMEMBER – this is YOUR chamber. We are always interested in hearing what you have to say. Your suggestions and ideas for new programs, services, and the like are given serious consideration. And if you’ve never shared those ideas, please feel free to email them to me directly at cskeates@lakelandchamber.com anytime.

If you have questions or would like to get your business more involved with the Chamber, contact us at the email above or call us at 863-688-8551. Once again, thank you for your continued investment in the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to working with you in 2020.

Thanks for all you do!
Cory Skeates

President & CEO

Lakeland Chamber of Commerce


Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center on Dec. 7 in Davenport

BOGO Ticket Special: Buy one Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour Combo ticket and get one free, for tickets purchased at the visitor center on the day of the event (limit 4 tickets per person).

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Davenport, FL (Nov. 22, 2019) – Jolly old St. Nick, and Mrs. Claus, will take time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) in Davenport on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your camera to capture a photo with the bearded one during this free, pet-friendly event. In addition to meeting Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the event will include refreshments and holiday crafts for the kids, as well as a scavenger hunt throughout the center where kids can earn a prize. New this year is a special ticket offer from Bok Tower Gardens. Buy one Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour combo ticket and get one free, for tickets purchased at the visitor center on the day of the event. Offer limited to 4 tickets per person.  For more information, contact Ashlyn Deeringer at 863-420-2586 or Ashlyn@visitcentralflorida.org.

If you are looking for unique holiday gifts, check out the CFVIC’s Florida souvenir gift shop. The information center also sells discounted attraction tickets for many Central Florida attractions, including LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, the Disney parks, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens and more. The CFVIC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week (excluding major holidays) and is located at 101 Adventure Court in Davenport (along U.S. Highway 27), a half-mile south of I-4 at Exit 55.


Bonnet Springs Park is Joining the Global Giving Tuesday Movement to Give Back to our Community!

Lakeland, Florida – This GivingTuesday, Bonnet Springs Park will celebrate giving by promoting the importance of city parks that will enrich communities and give back to the environment for years to come.

GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet.

By donating any amount, big or small, you’ll help Bonnet Springs Park meet our goal of $100,000. The vision of BSP is to enrich our community through nature, culture, recreation, and education. Our park serves to unify the city’s diverse population, offering public spaces that serve the needs of many by providing engaging and diverse opportunities in education and recreation to residents and visitors alike.

“This is one way for everyone in our community to become a part of this legacy project.  Any gift big or small WILL make a difference and what a fun way for us all to come together on one day in support of Bonnet Springs Park.” – Kimberly Elmhorst, Board President, Friends of Bonnet Springs Park

Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. In just seven years, GivingTuesday has radically changed how we think about generosity and showed just how much power communities everywhere have to create change.

Those who are interested in joining Bonnet Spring’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit Bonnet Spring’s Facebook fundraising page. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday websiteFacebook page or follow @GivingTuesday and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.







About Bonnet Springs Park

Bonnet Springs Park is a blended urban/natural 180-acre park centrally located in Lakeland, Florida. Bonnet Springs Park is designed to create spaces to escape, engage, and explore while experiencing and learning about the extraordinary history of Central Florida. The park is slated for completion in the spring of 2021. Bonnet Springs Park is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the community through nature, culture, recreation, and education. The Park serves to unify Central Florida’s diverse population, offering public spaces that serve the needs of many by providing engaging and unique opportunities in education and recreation to residents and visitors. The vision of Bonnet Springs Park is to be a place within walking distance to our city’s urban core where art, recreation, fun, and tranquility intersect by design.

We encourage you to learn more about this one of a kind project by visiting: web: www.BonnetSpringsPark.com | FB: @BonnetSpringsPark | IG: @bonnetspringspark | Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/bonnetspringspark | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bonnet-springs-park


About GivingTuesday


GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in the U.S. and in countries around the world. GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people, think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.


To learn more about GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:


Website: www.givingtuesday.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTuesday

Instagram: instagram.com/GivingTuesday



Junior League of Greater Lakeland Light Up Lakeland December 8, 2019

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Junior League of Greater Lakeland is hosting its annual luminary event, Light Up Lakeland, Sunday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to line the curb in front and around their home with beautiful luminaries.

The League is selling luminary kits as follows: one kit for $20, or two kits for $30. Each kit includes 15 bags, candles, sand and assembly instructions on how and when to put your luminaries out. Kits can be purchased online at https://www.jlgl.org/store/. Kits will be available for pick up on December 1 at the Junior League’s Sorosis Building – 90 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland – or you may request to have your kit delivered to your home for a $10 donation.  Orders are due December 1, 2019.

The sale of luminaries benefits the Junior League of Greater Lakeland community projects focused on women and children’s wellness, and specifically, the League’s 2019-20 mission to meet the critical resource need of clothing and toiletries for children in the Greater Lakeland community.

“The League is proud to host our annual Light Up Lakeland event with the goal of uniting the community in support of women and children’s wellness. Together, we are bringing visibility to a very real and pressing need for basic resources for children in our community – clothing, shoes, socks, undergarments, and toiletries – that are readily available to children through our school system,” says Callie Miller, Junior League of Greater Lakeland President. “Your partnership in bringing visibility to this important need will not only provide a beautiful sight in our neighborhoods, it will also unite the community in support of this very important cause. The proceeds raised will impact the lives of thousands of children in our community.”

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland would like to thank our event partner The Lunz Group Architects, Lakeland Electric for lighting Lake Mirror, as well as our community partners Southern Homes, Publix Super Markets Charities, and 97.5 WPCV and Max 98.3.

For more information, please contact LightUpLkld@JLGL.org or call us at (863) 682.2112. Information is also available at https://www.facebook.com/events/779860462472080/

About The Junior League of Greater Lakeland

Women building better communities. That’s the Junior League.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. is committed to promoting overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit for women and children in our community, through our own community efforts and by partnering with other non-profit organizations in the Greater Lakeland area with a wellness vision.

JLGL members actively reach well over 10,000 families each year. Sustainers, members who have served the JLGL faithfully for decades, have left a proud legacy. Together, all members continue to meet the needs of the community in unique and powerful ways.


The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  The Junior League is exclusively educational and charitable.

Statement on Voluntarism

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. has as its purpose: to promote voluntarism, to develop the potential of its members for voluntary participation in community affairs, to demonstrate the effectiveness of trained volunteers, to support and promote voluntarism as an essential component of our society.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. further recognizes the critical role of the voluntary sector in experimenting, demonstrating, innovating and advocating for needed change, monitoring the public sector objectively and impartially in?uencing governmental program development and providing those services unavailable through government programs.

Therefore, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. will continue to take action that will ensure the effectiveness of the voluntary sector.