Welcome to Member Exclusive News and Chamber of Commerce Events.

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS


Monday, September 24
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Golf Committee Meeting
(Anyone is welcome)
Zoom Meeting

Friday, September 18
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Golf Scramble
Lake Wales County Club
Click Here for Flyer

Wednesday, September 23
Coffee with a Doctor Series
AdventHealth Lake Wales
Dr. Buck Scott – Thyroid Health
Zoom Meeting

Friday, October 2 
1st Friday Coffee
9:00 – 10:00 am
Lake Wales Care Center
@ Kathryn’s Book Store

Wednesday, October 7
Coffee with a Doctor Series
AdventHealth Lake Wales
Dr. James Pilkington – Urology Health
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, October 21
Coffee with a Doctor Series
AdventHealth Lake Wales
Dr. Buck Scott – Gallbladder Health
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, November 12
Time:  TBD
Virtual Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, December 2 (TBD)
7:30 am
Business at Breakfast
Citizens Bank & Trust

OTHER MEMBER INFORMATION & LINKS

MEMBER NEWS

Polk State District Board of Trustees Elects Leadership for 2020-2021

City of Lake Wales Face Covering Ordinance

A New Downtown Lake Wales Is Right Around the Corner
by Kevin J Kieft, President/CEO Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Council

Metallica’s All Within My Hands awards Polk State College $100,000 Workforce Training Grant

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Receives Grant From Meals on Wheels America and Petsmart Charities

Election Fact Sheet

Return to Work Guidance for Employers (COVID-19)

Central Florida Health Care: Polk Unites Grant Funding

Central Florida Health Care: COVID-19 Testing Dates for the Month of August

AdventHealth now offers Pediatric Friendly ERs locally in Polk County!

CareerSource Polk Training Grants Available

“The Campaign to Change Direction – Fire Away” Know the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering

Thousands of Ballots to be Mailed to Polk County Voters

Polling Location Changes for August 18th Election

Get Your Vote by Mail Ballot for the August 18th Primary Election

Studio 6 Academy of Dance – Tumbling Opportunities 
Enrolling for our 2020-21 Dance Season.  Classes start on September 14, 2020

City of Lake Wales and Polk County Distributing Free Face Masks

PCPS Delays the Start of the School Year, Announces Three Learning Format Options for Families

Lake Wales History Museum – 2020 Pioneer Days Festival Cancelled

Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching

No Child Should Have To Grow Up In Poverty by Kevin Kieft, President/CEO Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce

The Mahalak Auto Group promotes Clint Turnbull to General Manager of Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM of Winter Haven.

AdventHealth Opens Clinic to Help Heart Failure Patients Receive Connected Care in Polk County

Webber International University Adds Esports

Summer Reading Programs at the Lake Wales Public Library – Imagine Your Story

Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School Application for 2020-21 School Year Open through June 30

U.S. Census Bureau Hiring Census Takers in Polk County $17.50 per Hour – Apply Online https://2020census.gov/jobs

Polk State College District Board of Trustees Considering Changes in Fees for 2020-21

COVID Assistance Through Lake Wales Care Center

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Partners with Local Restaurants to Provide Meals to Seniors

Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida’s American Flags Fly High!

Tourism Related Job Openings

Polk State College Announces Phased Return to Campus

Open Enrollment Starts for Fall 2020 at Polk State College

VISIT FLORIDA 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Polk State College District Board of Trustees Considering Changes in Fees for 2020-21

Life at AdventHealth Central Florida Hospital – Live Every Tuesday & Thursday @ 8:30 am

Even During These Slow Times, Local Business Continues To Speed Along
by Kevin J. Kieft, President/CEO Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council

Summer 2020 Priority and Dual Enrollment Registration Begins at Polk State College

CareerSource Polk Offers Assistance:
Quick Guide to Polk County Community Resources
– Access Florida – food stamps, cash assistance, etc. www.myflorida.com/accessflorida
Filing for Reemployment Assistance

MONTHLY MEMBER EVENTS & MEETINGS

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SOME EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED, SO PLEASE CALL BEFORE ATTENDING.
We have been alerted on some cancellations but not all.  Thank you!

AAUW Board of Directors Meetings, 2nd Friday of the Month, 12:00 noon

American Legion, Fish Fry Drive Thru/Take Out Only – $10.00, 2nd & 4th Friday Monthly,
Pick Up 4:30-6:00pm, Impact Church, 1201 Burns, Lake Wales

Bible Study Fellowship:  Every Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m., Bluelake Motel Office, 3724 S. Scenic Hwy. For More Info Call: 863-638-2082

Carter’s BBQ Daily Special – Lake Wales Location Only

Coffee Club, Vanessa Colburn, Edward Jones Investments, 1st Friday (9am–10am, Bok Tower Gardens Magnolia Room, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales) Click here for flyer 

Genealogy 101:  Lake Wales Public Library, 1st Friday

On Hiatus until October 1st –  GFWC Lake Wales Woman’s Club General Meeting, 1st Thursday of the Month @ GFWC Woman’s Club of Lake Wales, 275 E. Park Avenue

Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary:  Thursdays, 7 a.m.

Lake Wales Car Show:  4th Saturday, monthly

Lake Wales Downtown Farmer’s Market:  Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lake Wales Noon Rotary Club:  2nd & 4th Tuesday, Noon, Ouellette Law Firm, 151 E. Central Ave.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee:  Meets the 2nd Monday of the Month @ 6:00 p.m. at the B Street Community Center, 230 B Street, Lake Wales

NAACP Lake Wales Branch 5109 meets the Monday after the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Education Room of the Lake Wales Fire Department, 253 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853. All are welcome to attend.

Rotary on the Ridge:  Every Monday, Ouellette Law Firm, 5 p.m. (151 E. Central Ave.)

PICKLEBALL, Indoor Pickleball Courts, South Lake Wales Church of God Activities Center, 210 Presidents Drive, LW, Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am – 12:00 pm. For More Info Contact:  Carol Yarbrough @ 813-478-3801

Vitas Healthcare Grief Support Groups:  1st Wednesday, 2-4 p.m., Lake Wales Public Library

Babson Park Woman’s Club, Every Wednesday Night, Yoga Class, $10 fee, 5:00 pm, Club House, 1300 N. Scenic Hwy. Babson Park

Babson Park Woman’s Club General Meeting, 1st Thursday of the Month, 6:00 pm, 1300 N. Scenic Hwy., Babson Park