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LegalShield - Identity Theft as an employee benefit

Have you ever thought of adding a new employee benefit that has no out of pocket cost to the employer? At LegalShield we offer Identity Theft as an employee benefit, let me show you how I can help! - contact:

Brian Reeves
Independent Associate/Director
Small Business Consultant
CDLP & Employee Resource Specialist
Direct :  863-899-1986
On-line Resource Center
"Lifetime LegalShield Member And Associate. Total Access. Total Freedom."

Four Corners ER Groundbreaking Ceremony - Wednesday, October 18th

FOUR CORNERS ER -  Groundbreaking Ceremony


Please join Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center for a special event to break ground on their newest development to serve the Four Corners Community. For more information, email or call 863-419-2177.

(Across the street from Wawa) - Invitation with Map attached - Click HERE. 

RSVP to the Chamber by Monday, October 16th -
863-422-3751 or  

Welcome New Chamber Members!

The Catering Company
Christa Morgan
Join Date: 08/10/2017

Restart Inc.
Robert Digioia
Join Date: 08/21/2017

Kissimmee South RV Resort
Sharon Chastain
Join Date: 08/28/2017

Hugh Holman
Join Date: 09/22/2017

Advanced Technological Radiology
Sherri Griffin
Join Date: 09/22/2017


Mopped & Shiny Cleaning Services Corp
Gladis Arroyave
Join Date: 10/01/2017

Stumpies Marketing Group
Chris Stumpf
Join Date: 10/06/2017

Thank You to our Chairman's Circle Sponsors!

Sponsor a student in the Chamber’s 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Program

The Chamber's 2017-2018 Youth Leadership program will begin in October 2017.  Student Sponsors enable the Chamber to present a quality leadership experience  at no cost to the students. 

In return for your generosity, a link to your website will be placed here on the front page and the leadership page of the Chamber’s website along with recognition of your sponsorship. The link will remain on our website through September 2018.   Call the Chamber at  863-422-3751  to sponsor a student or for more information.  

Thank You to the current 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Student Sponsors

A Special Thank You to: 

The City of Haines City & CEMEX - Youth Leadership Program Sponsors and to  Jarrett-Gordon Ford, Transportation Sponsor of the Chamber's Youth Leadership Program.

Calendar of Events

Chamber Member Events:

For additional events, please click HERE for the Chamber's Full Event Calendar page on our website,  Click on the Titles of the events listed below for complete details. 

LRC's ACT & SAT Prep Courses
10/16/2017 - 11/30/2017

St. Mark's Church Fish Fry-Days
10/20/2017; 10/27/2017

Good Shepherd Hospice Support Groups
10/16/2017; 10/17/2017; 10/18/2017; 10/19/2017; 10/26/2017

Breast Cancer 101

Business After Hours - Balmoral Resort

Breast Cancer 101

Free Seminar on Home Ownership

FOUR CORNERS ER - Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chamber Luncheon - Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Update

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Stepping Out for Education

Haines City NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Photo Session Fundraiser for Relay for Life
10/21/2017​; 10/22/2017; 

National Night Out

The inaugural K9s for Cops Golf Scramble

Breast Cancer 101

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Taste of the Ridge

Breast Cancer 101

City of Davenport Open House

35th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally

Breast Cancer 101

Kiwanis 2017 Fall Masquerade Ball

Central Florida's Visitor Information Center Fall Festival

Trunk or Treat & Touch a Truck Event

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

8th Annual Sunshine Foundation Dream Village Gala

Pichardo Clinic 6th Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Inaugural Early Learning Coalition Gala

Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation’s Havana Nights Fundraising Event

Chamber Office closed in observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Appreciation Weekend Barbecue Under the Big Top

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

November Business After Hours!

Hospitality Industry Professional Tour

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

AdvoCare Invitational College Basketball Tournament
11/23/2017; 11/24/2017; 11/26/2017

Chamber office closed in observance of Thanksgiving
11/23/2017- 11/24/2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Business After Hours - Tuesday, October 17th - Balmoral Resort

Join us for a Business After Hours event at
Balmoral Resort in Haines City.

Event :  Business After Hours 
Location: Balmoral Resort, 124 Kenny Blvd.,
Haines City, FL 33844
Date: Tuesday, October 17th 
Time: 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
FREE for Chamber Members!  

Expect great food, networking with friends, and tons of fun!

RSVP to the Chamber TODAY or call 863-422-3751

Chamber Luncheon - Thursday, October 19th - HOFRMC Update

Join us for the Chamber's October luncheon featuring the Annual Update for
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
from Ann Barnhart, CEO.

Date:  Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time:  11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:  Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL  33844
Cost:  $15 per person Members; $20 non-members
RSVP:  REQUIRED to the Chamber by
2 p.m. TODAY!

RSVP to or call 863-422-3751

Thank you to our Sponsor:  Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and CenterState Bank

Catered by Tam's Classic Catering

Get Tickets Now! - 35th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally - Friday, October 27th!

The Chamber's 35th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally will be held on Friday, October 27th at the beautiful Lake Eva Event Center, ​6 - 9 p.m.  $50 per person.  Tables of 8 or 10 available.  Candidate Packages available (*All Candidates running for any political office MUST purchase the Candidate Package to attend).

Last year's event sold out so purchase your tickets now!

Call the Chamber to reserve tickets or for more information -

Mix and mingle with Incumbents and Candidates campaigning for local, county, state and federal offices at this highly anticipated event.  The evening will feature a fabulous catered dinner, numerous door prizes, live band Steel Horse and much more!  

Click HERE for Sponsorship Packages!  

Call the Chamber  for more information, to reserve tickets or tables, or to sponsor the event- 863-422-3751.

Please click HERE to register and pay online.  
Registration for individual tickets, tables and sponsorships available online.

​*Pre-paid event only.  No walk-ins will be accepted.  

RSVP REQUIRED by Friday, October 20th!

Thank you to all who are already on board to
sponsor this year's event:

PresidentialCEMEXCity of Haines City
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
Congressional:  CenterState  BankCitizens Bank & Trust,
John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering
Ledger Media Group
Gubernatorial:  Jarrett Gordon FordPolk State College​​,
Wayne T. Fellows, Inc.
Billboard Sponsor:  Koala Outdoor
Exclusive Printing Sponsor:  Cromer International Press
Gift Sponsor:  Intense Ink
State Legislature:  ENVISORS, a Pennoni Company, 
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Miracle Toyota, ​ 
Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Sofidel America Corp.
Legislative Aide:   Duke Energy,
Haines City Economic Development Council
Chest of Cheer:  Karen & Steve Tiner - Ameriprise Financial  Advisors
Door Prize Sponsors:  Poinciana Medical Center;
Teresa Connell - State Farm Insurance

Chamber Member News & Events

Chamber Member News:

Chamber Member's Employment Opportunities:   Our Chamber Members have several Employment Opportunities available.  Employment opportunities, additional information and detailed job descriptions are located on the Employment Opportunities page of our website.  For additional employment opportunities, click HERE  for job listings on the employment opportunities page of the Chamber 's website.

Chamber Member's Specials, News & Announcements:   Visit the Members Specials, News & Announcements page of our website for special offers, discounts & exciting news from our members.

  Register for Disaster Assistance with FEMA - WEB:; PHONE:800-621-FEMA (3362) | TTY:800-462-7585 - (711/Video Relay Service).  Click HERE for the flyer with more information.  

  Cypresswood Golf & Country Club - Coupon Specials through November 22nd!  Foursome for $80 includes cart & green fee; Buy 1 green fee, get 1 free with cart fee; 20% off green fee.  Coupon required.  Click HERE for the coupon.  Call 863-324-6174 for tee times.  

    Balmoral Bar & Grille - is offering a 10% discount for lunch or dinner, Sunday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., 124 Kenny Blvd., Haines City.  Daily Specials, Happy Hour 5 - 7 p.m.  Call 863-558-3097 for more information.  Click HERE for the coupon.  


  Ridge Technical College Open House - Thursday, October 19th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Adults & High School students interested in career education training will have the opportunity to learn about Ridge Technical College's 43 Career Fields!  Click HERE   for the flyer for more information.  

  The Haines City Police Department and the Northeast Revitalization Group present National Night Out (NNO) on Saturday, October 21st, 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Haines City Police Department COPS Station, 1008 Avenue D, Haines City.  NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  Vendors needed!  For more information contact Keva Harris at the  Haines City Police Department at 863-421-3636 ext. 2226.  Click HERE for the flyer.  

  The inaugural K9s for Cops Golf Scramble  set for Saturday, October 21 at Cleveland Heights Golf Club in Lakeland. As noted in the attached release, Lakeland-based Knights of Columbus Council 10169 has volunteered to sponsor this tournament in partnership with K9 for Cops to raise funds to purchase additional highly-trained dogs for the Polk County Sheriff's K9 Unit.  Click  HERE  for the flyer & more information!

  City of Haines City Writing Contest - The City of Haines City would like to take the opportunity to extend participation of residents ages 13-17 in “Florida City Government Week” from October 23-29th, 2017.  We are encouraging young men and women from Haines City to express what they love about their city, through a writing contest of poetry, short story, personal essay, etc.  Click HERE for contest rules, prizes, and information.   

  Photo Session Fundraiser for Relay for Life, hosted by Heart of Florida Chiropractic - Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22, Lake Hammock Village Clubhouse, 36106 Hwy. 27, Haines City.  $25.  All packages include up to 20 minutes Photo Shoot.  Includes a professional 8 X 10 print and digital copy of your favorite pose.  More purchasing options available.  Click HERE for the flyer with more information.  

  City of Davenport City Government Week Open House - October 26, 2017,5 to 7 PM -   Meet the Mayor, Commissioners and City Staff and learn about our upcoming projects, expanding city hall, building a new commission chambers, updating parks, and upcoming city events.  There will also be a water model that shows how the City of Davenport uses water, where it comes from and where it goes once it leaves your faucet and how it becomes storm water and the affects on the aquifer.  Also at the Open House will be Republic Service Reps showing the new recycling containers coming soon.  Click HERE for the flyer & more infomation!  

Haines City Rotary presents Taste of the Ridge - Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6 - 9 p.m., Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City.  Sample food from local restaurants, bakeries & more!  Tickets $30 per person and include an opportunity to win a $1,000 prize.  (you do not need to be present to win).  Tickets available for sale at the Chamber office or through any Haines City Rotary member.   

  The Greater Haines City Kiwanis Club presents the 2017 Fall Masquerade Ball  Saturday, October 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Road, Haines City, FL  33844.  Tickets: $50 per person; $35 students.  Sit Down Dinner, Semi-formal/Formal Attire, Sponsorships Available.  Please call 863-595-7272 or email for sponsorships or tickets. 

  Trunk or Treat and Touch a Truck Event - presented by the City of Davenport & Jarrett Gordon Ford - Saturday, October 28th, Lewis Mathews Field, 400 Palm Street, Davenport, FL , 6 - 8 p.m.  A fun & safe experience for the whole family!  You are invited to wear your Halloween Costume.  Trunk or Treats, costume contest, face painting, games & more!  Volunteers and Vendors needed.  Contact 863-419-330 ext. 138 or email for more information.  Click HERE for the flyer.  

  8th Annual Sunshine Foundation Gala -  Saturday,  November 4, 2017​  Tickets on sale now.  Cocktails, Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing.  Omni Orlando Resort, 1500 Masters Blvd., Champions Gate, FL 33896 - All proceeds benefit the Sunshine Foundation.  Tickets on sale now. Click HERE for tickets and tables.

  The 2017 AdvoCare Invitational will be held Nov. 23, 24 & 26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Celebrate Thanksgiving with some of the best teams in college basketball. The event will feature an eight-team field, including Long Beach State, Marist, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon State, St. John’s, UCF and West Virginia.  The 8 teams will play a total of 12 games over 3 days to see who takes home the title this Thanksgiving!  Chamber Members receive a $5 discount per ticket.  Click on the following link to purchase the discounted tickets:  Click on the following link for more information and event packages:

    LEGOLAND Florida Resort  Check out the latest special offers and events taking place at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.  Click  HERE  for details and information!   Haines City Chamber Members Special Ticket Offer - Chamber Members receive Buy one-Get one Free ticket packages at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.  Members must log-in to the Chamber website by clicking the Member Log-In button on the home page of our website or click  HERE .   Enter your Member Username and password and click the Log-in button.  On the main log-in page under the green learn button is the link to purchase discounted LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort tickets and ticket packages. Please e-mail the Chamber at   if you need to reset your Member Username and/or password.  

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Advertise on our website Our site received over 1 million hits in 2016 and we are on track for even more in 2017! Web links and banner ads will expose your business to the world. 

Advertise on your target audience’s page for a week, month or year!*  Logo links to your website start at:  Weekly $40; Monthly $100; 6-month contract $90/per month; Annual contract $80/per month.
This weekly e-newsletter, the Link, provides the opportunity for up to 2 exclusive advertising spaces on the TOP of this newsletter each week.  The newsletter is distributed to almost 600 businesses & contacts each week.  One weekly advertiser and the option for one monthly advertiser or an additional weekly advertiser. Advertisements will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost of the weekly ad with web and flyer link is $50 per weekly advertiser or $150 per monthly advertiser.  All advertisements must be reserved and pre-paid. 
Start seeing results now! For more information contact the staff at the Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce, 863-422-3751 or

Contact the Chamber

Haines City Area 
Chamber of Commerce
35610 Hwy. 27 / P.O. Box 986
Haines City, FL 33844 / 33845
Ph: 863-422-3751; 
Fax: 863-422-4704
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