July Small Business of The Month

Continuing with a proud family tradition, Dr. Stephen Sligh is the third generation providing exceptional chiropractic care to those in our area. In 1926, his grandparents, Dr. J. E. Sligh and Dr. Emma Sligh opened the Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic. In 1942, his father, Dr. Walter Sligh, joined the practice, and in 1977, Dr. Stephen Sligh joined the firm. Dr. David Choate has been at the clinic for 17 years. Dr. Christopher Terry, who began in December of 2006, completes today’s team of doctors. Dr. Terry happens to be Dr. Sligh’s son-in-law.

At Sligh Clinic, staff turnover is not a problem. Becky Bixler has worked there for 30 years, Shirley Murray and Janet Shenefield for 17 years, and Marilynn White for 5 years.

Dr. Sligh defines his specialty as a drugless, non-invasive form of health care that actively promotes good health. When seeing a patient the root cause, of the physical problems, are always addressed. Dr. Sligh regularly delivers the news that eating less and walking the lake will do wonders. He practices what he preaches.

In March of 2008, The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that Dr. Sligh had received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program for providing superior care to his patients suffering from low back pain. The Committee judges doctors from all involved specialties.

The Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association, Polk County Chiropractic Society, and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.

Dr. Sligh has served on the Board of Directors for the Lakeland Christian School for over 20 years. Always “there” for them, he is also “there” for people from Lakeland Lighthouse, Talbot House and A Woman’s Choice who need care. All three of the clinic’s doctors are avid church goers and active in church leadership rolls. The clinic has been a Chamber member since 1973.

Dr. Sligh still sees a few patients who saw his grandparents. He firmly believes that “a good name is to be chosen above great riches”.

The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate The Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic as the Small Business of the Month for July.

Sligh - SBA July Winner

  • Dr. Stephen Sligh
  • Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic
  • 425 South Florida Avenue
  • PO Box 873
  • Lakeland, FL 33802-0873
  • 863/686-4149

RC- Chiropractic Center of Lakeland

Last Friday we held the Ribbon Cutting for the Chiropractic Center of Lakeland – Southside office. A statement about the company reads:

“The Founder is Dr. Stephen Johnson, who opened the first Chiropractic Center of Lakeland in March of 2000.

Dr. Johnson Along with Dr. Michael Stratton and Dr. Alvin Green have severed over 4,000 residents and given generously to charities such as Lighthouse Ministries, Catholic Charities, and Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

The Chiropractic Center of Lakeland has no expanded to Highland City to better serve and to grow in a positive way with the people of South Lakeland.

Their mission is to provide the highest quality of care to the people of Lakeland and to serve the community with the latest in technology in the most efficient manner in order to assist them in achieving their highest level of health and wellness.”

Congratulations to Dr. Johnson and the entire staff at the Chiropractic Center of Lakeland.


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 $


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

PTS Parking Lot
2525 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL
Click here for map!


So is there anyone else interested in going?


Central Florida Small Business Summit

The Lakeland Chamber is very happy to invite you to an exciting opportunity, the Central Florida Small Business Summit. The Summit is being produced by the Orlando Regional Chamber and hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Florida and Workforce Central Florida.

The Summit’s keynote is Michael Berber, Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, Business Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Best Selling Author. The summit is rumored to be a “hot spot to network, expand your mind, and take your business to the next level.”

Here are the details:

Friday, September 26, 2008
Registration: 7:30 am
Program: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Reception: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Orlando World Center Marriott
Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

Includes Registration Fee, Meals, Refreshments (during scheduled events) and all Meeting Materials.



For more info you can visit the Central Florida Small Business Summit website, or you can register here.