Welcome to Member Exclusive News and Chamber of Commerce Events.


Exquisite Designs & Company LLC, Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting, Fri., February 21, 4:30 pm
224 E. Park Avenue, Lake Wales

Ambassador Meeting, Chamber Office, Tues., February 25, 9:00 am

State of the City Luncheon, Fri., February 28, 11:30am-1:00pm, Vanguard School
(RSVP to lori@lakewaleschamber.com)

Business After Hours, Chili’s Lake Wales, Thurs., March 5, 5:00-6:30pm
(RSVP to lori@lakewaleschamber.com)

1st Friday Coffee, The Krafty Kitten, March 6, 9:00-10:00 am
(RSVP to lori@lakewaleschamber.com)

Member Appreciation Luncheon, Chamber Office, Fri., March 20, 11:30am – 1:30 pm
(RSVP to lori@lakewaleschamber.com)

Ambassadors Meet the Last Tuesday of Every Month at the Chamber Office @ 9:00 am
Anyone is welcome to attend! 



Florida Senate Unanimously Passed an Eight-Year Reauthorization of VISIT FLORIDA

Brian Yates Joins Citizens Bank & Trust as Sr. VP/Small Business Lending Director

VISIT FLORIDA is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame Award!

Arts and Culture Sponsorship Applications Now Available

Learning Resource Center of Polk County to Raise Funds for Students and Honor Joyce Barclay at Annual Benefit

Polk County Visitor Center Celebrates Spring Training with Event on Saturday, February 15

US Census January Newsletter

Supervisors of Elections Accepting Scholarship Applications

GiveWell Community Foundation Selects John Attaway as President/CEO

March 17 is a Closed Primary Election

Blockbuster National Touring Exhibition, Spirited: Prohibition in America, Opens at the Lake Wales History Museum

Update Your Voter Record Before the March 17th Election

Robert Boggess Joins Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as New Service Manager

Lake Wales Public Library is Now a Foundation Center – Candid Site

Party Affiliation Matters for Presidential Preference Primary

Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity Exec. Dir. Ken Lawson Commends Gov. Ron DeSantis for his Commitment to Florida’s Communities

Polk County Visitor Center to Host Free Health & Wellness Fair, January 18th

Florida Supervisors of Elections to Offer Scholarship Opportunities

Governor DeSantis Annonces More Than $5.2 Million in Awards to Small & Rural Florida Communities to Improve Infrastructure

Lake Wales Library Association Offers Travel Opportunity

VISIT FLORIDA Highlights Amazing Year for Florida Tourism

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Celebrates 2019 Accomplishments

GiveWell Community Foundation Receives National Recognition

Polk State College Celebrates 121st  Commencement December 12th

Polk State College – Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Village Kitchen in Lakes Wales Closes…

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Response to 2020-2021 Budget Recommendations

Visit Florida President Responds to Governor DeSantis 2020-2021 Budget

2020 Florida Legislative Session Approaches – President Announcement

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $3 Million Available Through Rural Revolving Loan Fund

Treasured Friends Gift Shop Now Open! 129 E. Stuart Avenue

Polk State College Enrollment Opens for Spring 2020

Lake Wales Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

Be A Superhero! Volunteer to tutor the scholars! McLaughlin Middle School & Fine Arts Academy, Mon.-Thurs. 4:15-5:30pm

Polk State College Spring 2020 Open Enrollment Starts November 4

Polk County Visitor Center Hosts Flea & Farmers Market on Thursdays, Beginning October 3, 2019 thru May 7, 2020

Duke Energy Aims to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Duke Energy Florida Customers’ Electric Rates Will Drop in 2020

Polk State District Board of Trustees Elects Leadership for 2019-20

GFWC Woman’s Club of Lake Wales January Newsletter

Family Literacy Academy December Newsletter

Circle of Friends Ministry January-February Newsletter

Goodwill February Calendar


Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle! UF IFAS Extension

The Krafty Kitten February Craft Classes

Lake Wales History Museum Events

Lake Wales Public Library February Calendar

Central Florida Development Council Upcoming Events

Lake Wales Public Library Schedule of Events – December

Lake Wales Little Theatre – Season 42 2019-2020 Performances

Polk State The Arts – Winter Haven – 2019-2020 Theatre Season

Polk State The Arts – Winter Haven – 2019-2020 Over 55 Show Bands

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Family and Consumer Sciences Fall Healthy Living Classes

Seeking Sponsors, Walden Shores 6th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, Sat., March 7

Bok Tower Gardens – Florida Carillon Festival Unites Bell Towers for Spring Performances:  February 14, March 13, April 17

US Quidditch 2020 South Regional Championship, Sat., February 15 & Sun., February 16, Balmoral Resort, Haines City

Central Florida Health Expo, Event if FREE to the Public – February 20
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, International Market World, Auburndale

Lake Wales Mardi Gras Festivities & (Parade 2-22 @ 3:00 pm), Fri., February 21-Sat., February 22

AAUW Presents: Across a Barrier of Fear, The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt, Vanguard School, Fri., February 21, 4:00-5:30 pm

A Tribute to George Strait with Gordy & Debbie, Indian Lake Estates, Fri., February 21, 7:00 pm,
Tickets $20 www.eventbrite.com

Heart of Highland Show Chorus, Anything Goes!, Sat., February 22, 2:00 pm

AAUW Monthly Luncheon, Tues., February 25, 11:30am – 1:00 pm, Water’s Edge Auditorium, 10 Grove Ave. Lake Wales.
The Stolen Girls of Americus, Georgia, Facilitator: Nancy Futch Presentation: Melinda Williams, Bill Futch & Ann Huffman
The program is free.  Lunch is $11 at the door. RSVP for lunch: Call Jacque Peppel 863.589.5655

Florida Strawberry Festival, February 27 thru March 8, Plant City (Click here for more info www.flstrawberryfestival.com

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Day & Auction, Saturday, February 29, 7:00 am – 11:00 am, Breakfast, Pancake Eating Contest & Living Auction
Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Woman’s Club & Jr. Woman’s Club of Lake Wales, HUGE Rummage Sale, Sat., February 29, 8am-2pm, Sun., March 1, 9am-12pm

LW Arts Festival on the Shores of Lake Wailes, Sat., February 29- Sun., March 1

Lake Ashton 16th Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction, Sat., February 29, 7:00-10:00 pm

GFWC Woman’s Club of Lake Wales, Mother Nature Invites You to Join Her, Thurs., March 5, 10:30 am

Circle of Friends Ministry, Inc., Annual Chili Challenge, Fri., March 6, 5:00-7:00 pm
$10 per person and $5 for those 12 & under. Email for Tickets: exec.director@circleoffriendsministry.org

LW Little Theatre Production: Super Freaks – Book By Scott Haan, March 13-29,2020

Lake Wales Care Center 5th Annual Clay Shoot, Friday, March 20, 8:00am Registration, 9:00 Clay Shoot Begins
Download Registration Form Here

GFWC Lake Wales Junior Woman’s Club, 1st Annual Pet Costume Parade, Sat., March 21, 9:30 am

Lake Wales Main Street, Hops Shop & Stroll, Fri., March 27, 5:00-9:00 pm

Lake Wales Little Theatre, Out of the Box,  April 4 @ 7:00 pm, Tickets $8.00 @ the Door

Victory Ridge Charitable Fund Presents: All That Jazz!, Venue 650, Winter Haven, Sat., May 2, 6:00 pm, Tickets $125

LW Little Theatre Production: The Jukebox Diner, June 5-14, 2020

GFWC Community Cafe Luncheon, July 12 (Details to follow)


All Veterans Center, Fish Fry – $10 Donation, 3rd Friday Monthly Starting February 21,
Pick Up 4:30-6:00pm, Fort Meade First Church of God, 215 South Perry

Click Here To Order:  allvetcenter@gmail.com (Limited to the 1st 100 Orders)

All Veterans Center, Spaghetti Dinner – $8 Donation, 1st Thursday of the Month Starting February 6,
Pick Up 4:30-6:00pm, Fort Meade 1st Church of God, 215 South Perry

Click Here To Order: allvetcenter@gmail.com (Limited to the 1st 100 Orders)

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

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

GFWC Lake Wales Junior Woman’s Club General Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ GFWC Woman’s Club of Lake Wales, 275 E. Park Avenue

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

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.

AAUW Wine and Conversation with Hostess Jessica Bray: 1st Friday, 4:30 p.m. monthly at Tres Jolie

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

Kiwanis Club:  1st & 3rd Monday, 11:45 a.m.

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.

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

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

The Crooked Bass Grill & Tavern, NEW Lunch Buffet, $10 per person, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

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

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