Welcome to Member Exclusive News and Chamber of Commerce Events.

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS


Wednesday, June 10
10:00-11:00 am
AdventHealth Lake Wales Presents:
“How COVID Impacts Emotional Health”
with Dr. Benjamin Lippman

Virtual Business After Hours
Hosted by H.E.A.R.T. Missionary Training Institute

Friday, June 12
5:00-6:30 pm
Zoom Meetings

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

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

Thursday, November 5
Taste of Buffalo
5:30-7:30 pm
Family Elder Law

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

Friday, December 18
Annual Gala & Award Ceremony
Passing of the Gavel
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Lake Wales Country Club

OTHER MEMBER INFORMATION & LINKS

MEMBER NEWS

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

Suncoast Credit Union Donates $25,000 to Polk State College Foundation to Support Scholarships & Students Challenged Due to Coronavirus

Florida 7-Eleven® Stores Provide Free Lunch to Healthcare Workers and First Responders on May 7

Initial Round of COVID-19 Relief Grants from United Community Relief Fund Announced

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

Take 5 Oil Change Offers 50% Off for Healthcare Workers & First Responders

Polk State College Gets Creative to Celebrate Spring 2020 Graduating Class

UF/IFAS Extension – Foodie Fun at Home (4 – 15 minute webinars)

Visit Florida COVID-19 Update

Mahalak Auto Group presents Polk County’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Dr. Vincent Miller a certificate for Two Years of Maintenance on his automobile

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

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Reemployment Assistance Update

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Fund with Vistaprint to Support Small Business Recovery in Economically Vulnerable Communities

U.S. Chamber Letter re: EIDL/PPP Additional Funding Request

Kohl & Company CPA’s – Important Tax Information, PPP Loans, Florida Bridge Loan and EIDL Loan and Grant

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces HUD Providing $633 Million in New Disaster Mitigation Program

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces New Mobile-Friendly Site to Apply for Reemployment Assistance

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Actions Taken to Make Accessing Reemployment Assistance More User Friendly

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

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Chamber Specific COVID-19 Webinar Recap

Duke Energy Florida takes action to reduce residential customer bills by nearly 21% in May during the COVID-19 pandemic

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Waiving the Waiting Week for Reemployment Assistance

The Office of Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) wants to help your organization navigate issues related to COVID-19. Please fill out this form so that we can best support you. Thank you.

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

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

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
Email allvetcenter@gmail.com to order.

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

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

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

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