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Advertise on our website Our site received over half a million hits in 2016! Web links and banner ads will expose your business to the world. Advertising on the Chamber’s website will help grow your bottom line.

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

Our Chamber's weekly e-newsletter, the Link, provides the opportunity for up to two 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

Welcome New Chamber Members!

Feltrim Resorts LLC
Garrett Kenny
Join Date: 01/06/2017

Home Pros Realty, LLC
Eric Galban
Join Date: 01/13/2017

Pobjecky & Pobjecky LLP
Renee Pobjecky
Join Date: 01/13/2017

Catfish Creek Sporting Clays
Dale Walker
Join Date: 01/25/2017

Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Ann Claussen
Join Date: 01/27/2017

Daniel Jenkins Academy
Brad Tarver
Join Date: 02/16/2017

Staples - Davenport
Jose Almodovar
Join Date: 03/13/2017

Thank You to our Chairman's Circle Sponsors!

Sponsor a student in the Chamber’s 2016-2017 Youth Leadership Program

The Chamber's 2016-2017 Youth Leadership program began on October 18, 2016.   The Chamber has increased the number of students participating in our 2016-2017 to 16 students,  so additional Student sponsors are greatly needed!  Student Sponsorships enable the Chamber to present a quality leadership experience at no cost to the students.

In return for your generosity, we will place a link to your website 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 2017.   Call the Chamber at  863-422-3751 or e-mail  to sponsor a student or for more information.  

Thank You to our current 2016-2017
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.

Help our 2017 Youth Leadership Students!

The Chamber is seeking gift certificates for services from businesses that provide a service that would benefit our 2017 Youth Leadership Students.  Services could include things such as:  financial coaching, tax preparation, stress management techniques, interview skills, life coaching, etc...

Our goal is to provide gift certificates for services to each of our 2017 Youth Leadership Class graduates in April 2017 (16 students).  Gift Certificates for a session from half-hour to one-hour would be ideal and please note that a parent or guardian may attend the session with the student.  

If you or your company provides a service that would benefit a young adult that will soon be entering college and you are willing to donate services to help the students, please contact the Chamber at 863-422-3751.

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. 

Good Shepherd Hospice Support Groups
03/20/2017; 03/21/2017; 03/31/2017-04/02/2017;

Polk County Visitor Center Hosts Seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays, Beginning Dec. 1
03/23/2017; 03/30/2017; 04/06/2017; 04/13/2017; 

St. Mark's Church Fish Fry-Days

Polk State College Announces 2017 Spring Arts Schedule
03/29/2017- 03/31/2017; 04/01/2017- 04/02/2017; 04/06/2017- 04/28/2017; 04/30/2017

Ribbon Cutting for Polk Arcade

Titanic Presentation at the Haines City Library

Inaugural Future Farmer Classic & 14th Annual Beast Feast & Auction

Webber International University Open House

Business After Hours - Crispers

Candidate Forum for Haines City, City Commission Seat 5

Balmoral Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

RunWalkSplash4Dreams 5K Run/Walk

Relay for Life of Haines City & Davenport

Business After Hours - Vascular Vein Centers

Chamber Luncheon - Youth Leadership Graduation Celebration

Coach Bonneville's Friday Night Lights “GRIND” Football Camp

Central Florida Farm Tour

2017 SlingShot Polk: STEM-related Business Plan Competition

Sixth Carillon Classic 5 K Run & Walk

Ribbon Cutting - Polk Arcade - March 23rd

Join us Thursday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m. 

to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for

Sandy Miles Properties - POLK ARCADE
651 Main street East , Haines City 

The POLK ARCADE is located right in the Heart of the historical business district of beautiful downtown Haines City. 

Help us welcome one of our newest Chamber Members!   
Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to the Chamber by Monday, March 20th - 
863-422-3751 or

Ribbon Cutting - Jarrett Gordon Ford's New Collision Center

Friday, March 24th - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
​Jarrett Gordon Ford's New Collision Center

11 a.m.
Jarrett Gordon Ford
2600 Access Road
Davenport, FL  33837

Check out this brand new, state of the art facility!  RSVP to the Chamber by Wednesday, March 22nd - 863-422-3751 or  

Business After Hours - Crispers - Tuesday, March 28th

Join us for our March Business After Hours -

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5 - 7 p.m.

39895 Hwy. 27 
Davenport, FL 33837

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

FREE for Chamber Members.

RSVP to the Chamber by Friday, March 24, 2017 - 863-422-3751 or 

Candidate Forum for Haines City, City Commission Seat 5

The Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate Forum - Thursday, March 30th for the 2017 City Election for City Commission Seat No. 5.  

The City Election will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Event:  Haines City City Commission Candidate Forum
Date:  Thursday, March 30th
Time:  6 p.m.
Location:  The Commission Chambers of City Hall, 620 E Main Street, Haines City

Join us to hear from the Incumbent and Candidates for City Commission.  

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening - Balmoral - March 31, 2017

Join us for the Gala opening & Ribbon Cutting for Phase 1 at Balmoral Resort.

Friday, March 31st - 2 p.m.

124 Kenny Blvd.
Haines City, FL  33844

Congressman Darren Soto to officiate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Local dignitaries and officials from Haines City, Polk County, The Chamber of Commerce and the Florida tourism and real estate industries to attend.  

The $125 million development Balmoral is the latest development from the Feltrim Group.

The legendary Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo will also attend the Groundbreaking following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for his New Soccer R9 Ronaldo Soccer Academy that will be housed at Balmoral resort.

Click HERE for the invitation.

RSVP REQUIRED to attend.
Call the Chamber at 863-422-3751 or ​e-mail to RSVP.

Agents & Realtors:  Register for Agent Day on Saturday, April 1st!  Featuring Model Home Tours and fun for the whole family!  Get all the info on new Phase II Sales.  Email to register.

Chamber Member News & Events

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

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.

Economic Summit The dynamics of the economy are changing in Central Florida - are you ready? Join Haines City's Economic Summit, on Wednesday, April 12 from 7:30am -12pm at Lake Eva Event Center, to discuss the state of the economy in Central Florida, the impacts of the policies implemented by the President's Administration and how to make sure your City is focused on the right niche for your community. Free admission I Breakfast provided I RSVP to reserve your seat. For more information call (863) 421-9922 or email Tiffany at Click HERE for flyer.  

Help the HCHS Senior Class end of school party - On May 22nd, the Haines City High School class of 2017 will have their end of year (end of high school) party. The first of three events that day is a breakfast, where the students eat and watch their senior video (a compilation of footage over the past 4 years). The second event is a show that is being put on by the visual and performing arts department. The third event is a lunch and "carnival" with races, booths, prizes, and pizza. There are approximately 430 seniors in the senior class.  Help make this event possible by donating or funding a portion of each event.  To donate or for more information, please contact Robin Dunlap, HCHS/IB Physics & AP Calculus and Astronomy Club & Senior Sponsor at  

Inaugural Future Farmer Classic & 14th Annual Beast Feast & Auction - Inaugural Future Farmer Classic - Saturday, March 25th - Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Rd., Haines City, FL  33844.  Registration 8 a.m.; Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m. - $125 per individual shooter; $450 per team of 4 shooters.  50 bird Tournament; Carts are $125 each;  Limited quantities available.  Stick around for the 14th Annual Beast Feast & Auction;  Food & Silent Auction - 11 a.m.; Live Auction - 1:30 p.m.  Wild Game Dinner to include Gator, Venison, swamp cabbage and more!  Silent & Live Auctions include hunting & fishing trips, travel packages & more!  $75 adults; $25 students.  Visit for more information.  Proceeds benefit the Florida FFA Foundation.

Webber International University Open House - Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1201 N Scenic Hwy., Babson Park, FL  33827.  Learn about Webber's Degree Programs:  Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Corporate Communications, Criminal Justice Management, Elementary Education, Finance, General Business Studies, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management, Marketing, Sport Business Management.  Apply to Webber at the Open House and your $35 Application fee is waived!  Tour the campus, meet the coaching staff, attend financial aid workshop, learn about scholarship programs, talk to faculty and learn about degrees offered.  A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship and other prizes.  Lunch provided.  RSVP by calling 863-638-2910 or email  Flyer front click HERE.  Flyer back click HERE.

American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Haines City & Davenport - Saturday, April 1, 2017, Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, FL  33844.  Start a team; Join a team; Volunteer at the Relay; Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society!  Visit to register or contact Donna Barkley at 863-422-4575 or for more information.

Upcoming events to benefit the Sunshine Foundation:  Run Walk Splash for Dreams 5K - RUNNERS/WALKERS NEEDED!  Encore Resort at Reunion, April 1, 2017, 7635 Fairfax Drive (N Old Lake Wilson Rd), Kissimmee, FL 34747 - All proceeds benefit the Sunshine Foundation; Click HERE for the Registration.  Click HERE for Sponsorship Opportunities; 8th Annual Sunshine Foundation Gala, November 4, 2017, Tickets on sale now.  Cocktails, Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing.  Omni Orlando Resort, 1500 Masters Blvd, ChampionsGate, FL 33896 - All proceeds benefit the Sunshine Foundation.  Click HERE for tickets and tables.

SAVE THE DATE!  7th Annual Curing Cancer Charity Challenge Golf Tournament - golf tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held at Providence Golf Club in Davenport on September 30, 2017. Registration and sponsorships are now open at! We expect another capacity field as you continue to blow us away by your support, so be sure to get your registrations in early! Registration is $100 per player/$400 per team and sponsorships range from $25 to $1500. Last year's event raised $25,000 for the fight against cancer - that's 25,000 steps closer to a cure! We hope that you will consider joining with us in the fight again this year.  Click on the following link to visit the Davenport Fights Back Facebook page:

Atlanta Braves Spring Training now at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  Single game tickets are now on sale. Get the best seats at the best prices when you purchase early.  The following is the link for Chamber Members to purchase tickets to Atlanta Braves Spring Training games.  The link provides access to all games, however the $5 Chamber discount is available in the Upper Level and Bleacher sections for all games except:  3/19 and 3/25. 

 LEGOLAND Florida Resort -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.  

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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