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28th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble presented by Spherion on Dec. 3

The 28th Annual Lakeland Chamber Golf Scramble will take place on December 3 at Grasslands Golf and Country Club, one of the finest designed private courses in central Florida.  The Chamber Scramble offers Chamber members time to re-connect, network and entertain clients during that time of year when celebrations are important and the weather is spectacular!

Location:  Grasslands Golf and Country Club, 1600 Grasslands Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
Contact Information:  (863) 688-8551 Ext. 223 or 224 or email psmith@lakelandchamber.com
Fees/Admission:  $200 per person; $1,200 per team of 6 players
Registration here!
Event Sponsors:
True Builders
Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A.
CenterState Bank
Radiology & Imaging Specialists
Bank of Central Florida
Boring Business Systems
CPS Investment Advisors
Wall Titus
Watson Clinic LLP
Regal Acura Lakeland
Dixie Signs
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Lakeland Regional Health Team Member News

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health has the following good news to share:

  • Janet Fansler, DNP, RN, CENP, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Executive Vice President and Lakeland Regional Health Chief Nurse Executive, is appointed as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Practice Dean at the University of South Florida College of Nursing in Tampa. As such, Dr. Fansler will serve as a member of the Dean’s Chief Nurse Advisory Board. Dr. Fansler joined Lakeland Regional Health in 1993 and is responsible for ensuring delivery of high-quality patient care, maintaining a culture of excellence within the nursing team and the development and overall success of the Medical Center operating and strategic plans.
  • Eight students graduated from Lakeland Regional Health’s School of Radiologic Technology on Thursday, June 7 in the Campisi Family Auditorium at the Hollis Cancer Center. Graduates are Byrony Burdine, Megan Cole, Jeff Farrell, Jamie Heard, Alexis Kelson, Rebecca Mateljak, Dakota Neumann and Ciara Soto. The School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Graduates: Radiology School graduates are: bottom from left: Rebecca Mateljak, Alexis Kelson, Megan Cole, Jamie Heard; top from left: Ciara Soto, Dakota Neumann, Jeff Farrell, Bryony Burdine.





Headshot of Dr. Janet Fansler





Vogel Bros. Building Co. Announces New Leadership

Darren Vogel

Darren Vogel

June 5, 2018

LAKELAND, FL. – Vogel Bros. Building Co., a fifth generation construction services company, is excited to announce that Darren Vogel has been promoted to Vice President of Operation of its Florida office. Darren will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Lakeland, FL division.

Darren was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and represents the fifth generation of Vogel family members to provide leadership for the company. Darren earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida – Gainesville. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. Prior to joining Vogel Bros., Darren spent four years with a major design engineering firm working on the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater facilities. Darren has been around the construction industry his entire life and is following his father Dan’s footsteps in leading the Vogel Bros. Florida office.

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the legacy of servant leadership that has been passed to me by my grandfather, father and uncle,” said Darren Vogel. “Since childhood I have wanted to be an integral part of this company, and I look forward to helping guide the next generation through our continued development.”

Active with community organizations, Darren is a member of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland South Rotary Club, and National Utility Contractors Association. He is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class 35. Darren resides in Lakeland, Florida with his wife and their three children.

”Vogel Bros. believes people are they key to our success, and the succession of Darren Vogel to VP  was a clear decision made because of his dedication to Vogel Bros.’ beliefs and values. He will continue to be an excellent advocate for our company’s mission and vision, and will lead by example,” stated Peter Vogel, President and CEO of Vogel Bros. Building Co.


Vogel Bros. Building Co. (http://vogelbldg.com) is a fifth-generation construction services company with offices in Madison, WI and Lakeland, FL. As an award-winning company, Vogel Bros. has earned recognition for completing large-scale complex projects, encouraging innovation, embracing new technologies, and making a difference in our communities. We owe our success and longevity to the values established by the Vogel family that have been shared through the generations and are embodied in our employees.



Lakeland Regional Health Launches Get Active! Community Program on June 23



Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health and YMCA of West Central Florida are excited to announce a new community health program called Get Active!

Beginning Saturday, June 23, members of the community will be able to take part in fitness classes and weekly walking groups – free of charge.

“We are dedicated to strengthening the health of our community in a variety of innovative ways,” said Lauren-Parkes Springfield, Lakeland Regional Health Manager of Community Health Outreach and Diabetes Services. “Our first FitChurch Challenge was received so well by our community earlier this year that we wanted to keep the commitment and energy going with an ongoing physical activity program. Get Active supports healthy lifestyle changes in a social atmosphere.”

The program offers a FREE monthly low-impact fitness class taught by Lakeland Regional Health’s wellness partner, the YMCA of West Central Florida, and a weekly walking group.

Classes are open to everyone, regardless of fitness level or experience, and will include cardio, strength training, yoga and Zumba. YMCA membership is not required to participate in the program. Class schedules are listed in the links above.

“Total body workouts offer many benefits to participants, including improved coordination, stamina, balance and flexibility,” said Laura Feliciano, Lakeland Family YMCA Wellness Director. “We are so excited to partner with Lakeland Regional Health to increase access to fitness and wellness opportunities.”

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, a Level II Trauma Center and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.

About YMCA of West Central Florida

The YMCA of West Central Florida is comprised of the Lakeland Family YMCA, Fontaine Gills Family YMCA and the YMCA Par 2. At the YMCA of West Central Florida, strengthening community is its cause, working side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, the YMCA of West Central Florida helps more than 200,000 youth, adults, and seniors improve their health, learn new skills, and have fun.