Chamber News - the Link!

Advertise with our Chamber!

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

Member Import

Welcome New Members! - August & September 2018

Pobjecky & Pobjecky LLP
Join Date: 08/01/2018

Care Plus
Join Date: 08/08/2018

Ryan Homes at Highland Place
Join Date: 08/14/2018

Truly Nolen
Join Date: 08/15/2018

Debt Abate LLC
Join Date: 08/16/2018

K & E Catering
Join Date: 08/20/2018

Smile Care Center
Join Date: 08/30/2018

Join Date: 09/04/2018

Lakeland Tarpons
Join Date: 09/05/2018

Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Join Date: 09/05/2018

Miller's Ale House
Join Date: 09/10/2018

Rainking Purification Systems
Join Date: 09/10/2018

Florida Polytechnic University
Join Date: 09/11/2018

Saint Leo University - Lakeland Education Center
Join Date: 09/17/2018

Thank you Renewing Members

Thank you Renewing Members - August - September:

We appreciate your
continued support!

All Saints Academy

American Cancer Society

Barbara Heddon - Century 21 Myers Realty

Bethune Academy

Bobby T., Inc.

Burris Logistics

CareerSource Polk

Economy Termite & Pest Control

Florida Caribbean Distillers

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

Heart of Florida Physician Group

Jack Myers - Century 21 Myers Realty

Jurin Roofing Services Inc.

Karen Bryan State Farm

Laurel Elementary School

Linda Spence and Deborah Badger- Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes

MDY Primary Care Medicine, Inc.



Pallet Associates


Polk Academies

Power Transportation, Inc./Truck It Smart

Republic Services

Ryan Homes at Highland Place


SERVPRO of Haines City-Polk City

Stacey Towns Realty LLC

Ted A. Lasseigne, Attorney At Law

TheatreWorks Florida

Truly Nolen

Webb's Candies

Thank You to our Chairman's Circle Sponsors!


Sponsor a student in the Chamber’s 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Program

The Chamber's 2018-2019 Youth Leadership program will begin in October 2018.  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 in the newsletter and 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 2019.   Call the Chamber at  863-422-3751  to sponsor a student or for more information.  

Thank You to our 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Student Sponsors

A Special Thank You to: 

The City of Haines CityCEMEX & Kiwanis of Haines City - 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. 

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

Business After Hours - The WAY Home

Poinciana Medical Center Food Truck Frenzy

Chamber Luncheon - Polk TPO Update/Leadership Haines City Graduation

Ribbon Cutting & Open House - Alzheimer's Association

Poinciana Medical Center Food Truck Frenzy

8th Annual Curing Cancer Charity Challenge Golf Tournament

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

Poinciana Medical Center Food Truck Frenzy

Poinciana Medical Center Physician Lecture

Poinciana Medical Center Food Truck Frenzy

Ribbon Cutting & Open House - Kelly Services

Poinciana Medical Center's Fall Health Fair

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

Taste of the Ridge

Mr. Central Florida

Ribbon Cutting - St. Charles Veterinary Hospital - New Location!

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

Wine & Cheese At The Park

Haines City NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

9th Annual Sunshine Foundation Dream Village Gala

Fandoms Unite - Haines City Library

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Polk

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

Business After Hours - Merrill Gardens Champions Gate

Chamber Luncheon - Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Update

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

CareerSource Polk's Annual Fall Job Fair

Rotary 5k Run at Haines City's Railroad Park

City of Haines City Emerging Youth Advisory Council Community Service Project

Hospitality Appreciation Monday at Balmoral Resort Florida

36th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally Presidential Sponsors

Thank you to our 36th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally Presidential Sponsors: 
CEMEX, City of Haines City,  Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Proflex Products, Inc.


Contact the Chamber

Haines City Area 
Chamber of Commerce
35610 Hwy. 27
Haines City, FL 33844 
Ph: 863-422-3751; 
Fax: 863-422-4704

Chamber Luncheon - September 20th Polk TPO Update & Adult Leadership Graduation

Join us for our
September Chamber Luncheon

featuring an update from Ryan Kordek, CPM, GISP, Transportation Planning Administrator, on sidewalk plans/updates in our community.  The luncheon will also feature the graduation of the Chamber's 2018 Adult Leadership Class.

Date:  Thursday, September 20th
Time:  11:30 a.m.
Location:  Lake Eva Event Center,
799 Johns Ave., Haines City
Cost:  $20 per person members; $25 non-members
*RSVP:  REQUIRED to the Chamber by TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 18th by 12 noon!

Click HERE to register and pay online or 
RSVP to or
call 863-422-3751 to be invoiced.

*Please Note:    Due to catering costs and an increasing number of RSVP's received that do not show up to Chamber Events, luncheon RSVP's must now be pre-paid or invoiced for the number of attendees provided in the RSVP.   No-shows will be charged. 

Sponsored by:  CenterState Bank

Catered by:   John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering

Ribbon Cutting & Open House - Alzheimer's Association - This Friday - 12 noon!

Join us to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for the Alzheimer's Association

This Friday, September 21st

280 Patterson Rd. #6
Haines City, FL 33844

Ribbon Cutting 12 noon followed by Open House til' 1:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to the Chamber by Tuesday, September 18th.
863-422-3751 or

Ribbon Cutting & Open House Thursday, September 27th ​Kelly Services

Ribbon Cutting & Open House for Kelly Services

​Thursday, September 27th
12 noon Ribbon Cutting followed by Open House til' 5 p.m.

535 US Hwy. 17-92 W
Haines City, FL  33844
(in the Publix Shopping Plaza)

Come for the Ribbon Cutting at noon and stay for the great food & more for the afternoon! Drop in anytime during open house hours. 

RSVP to the Chamber by Tuesday, September 25th!
863-422-3751 or

Ribbon Cutting - Friday, October 5th - St. Charles Veterinary Hospital

Ribbon Cutting - 
Friday, October 5th
​St. Charles Veterinary Hospital

Join us to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for the new location for
St. Charles Veterinary Hospital,
2360 North Blvd. West, Davenport

10 a.m.
Friday, October 5th

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to the Chamber by Tuesday, October 2nd!

Get tickets now! - Wine & Cheese at the Park - October 12, 2018

Wine & Cheese at the Park
Presented by the Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Haines City

Friday, October 12, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.

Railroad Park, downtown Haines City

Reserve your tickets now for this can't-miss event!
$25 per person -
Includes: souvenir glass, and complimentary wine & cheese samples from multiple vendors.

Click  HERE  to register and purchase tickets.

Sample wine & cheese from vendor businesses,
*food trucks The Catering Company of Central Florida, The Hotel Tea Room & Flower Corner,Tallulah's Table by the Sea & more,
entertainment by Hunter Smith!

(*items purchased from food trucks additional fees -
not included with ticket price)

East Polk Business Expo - Registration open now for Chamber Members!

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL

2pm-3pm Exhibitor Set-Up Only
3pm – 7pm Open to Public
EXPOsure for your business, products and services, offered by the Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce.   

Registration for Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce Members & any other Chamber of Commerce Members.  $200 to register.

Click HERE for the registration form.
Click HERE for more information and guidelines.

•Provides exhibitors with immediate sales opportunities through an exciting and fast paced network of consumer and business-to-business participants.
•Offers the unique opportunity to market your products and services with face-to-face interaction with potential clients seeking information about your business.

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.  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.

 The WAY Center Matching Grant -  The Women and Youth Center (WAY Center) is still in need of $8,000 to complete the $50,000 they will receive from a matching grant!  This much needed grant will help the WAY Home build a new addition that will include an efficiency apartment, walk-in pantry, laundry room and garage.  Contact The WAY Center to help or for more information - 863-422-2309.  Click HERE for more information.  

 City of Haines City Emerging Youth Advisory Council Community Service Project - Saturday, October 27th, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Haines City Boys & Girls Club, 704 Ave. C, Haines City - Join the City of Haines City in giving back.  The City & the Emerging Youth Advisory Council invite you to join together in a community service project at the Boys & Girls Club for facility improvements.  Lunch will be served.  Volunteers are needed.  Donations are accepted.  For more information contact the Haines City City Clerk's office - 863-421-9921 x 5518 or email  Click HERE for the flyer.  

Haines City EDC September Newsletter - The Haines City Economic Development Council (EDC) is always excited to share news and developments in and around Haines City.  Click HERE to read the EDC's September Newsletter.  

 Kill Stress in 3 Steps - Presented by Fibrofit Wellness Institute - Program presented in Spanish - Have fun & learn how to kill stress.  Saturday, September 29th, Fibrofit Wellness Institute, 6735 Conroy Windermere Rd., Orlando, FL.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  $25 per person.  Facilitator Dr. Yarisa Bonet.  407-985-5807 or 407-760-2550.  Register on eventbrite:​  Click HERE for the flyer.  

      PGTV Polk Entrepreneur Series - PGTV recently featured a video on Entrepreneur's in the community.  The video includes Chamber Member Salman Siddiqui, owner of All Your Computer Services.  Salman Siddiqui, "Sam" who is originally from Pakistan, found his calling in the Information Technology field. After a decision to move his family to Florida for health reasons, and several years of hard work, he finds himself the owner of All Your Computer Services in Haines City.​  Click HERE to watch the video.  

    Check out what guests are saying about Balmoral Resort Florida! - Click HERE for a short testimonial video .  For more information about Balmoral Resort Florida, visit their website at​

    Calling all employees in the Hospitality Industry!  Come to Balmoral Resort Florida to spend your Monday indulging in exquisite resort facilities and enjoying exclusive discounts. You deserve it!  Feel free to bring your friends and family members!  FREE ENTRY to enjoy Resort Amenities including: Zero-entry pool; - Water park and slides; Arcade Games Room;- Pool table & Foosball table;  Balmoral Bar & Grill and many more!  EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS and exciting activities:  - Happy hour - $2 draft; 20% off food at Bar & Grill; 50% off Cabana Rental; Fun Karaoke night!  *Get your Invitation Card from your Manager before you come.  Valid work ID is needed.  Invitation cards will be delivered to local businesses. If you are a hospitality business and do not receive your cards this week, please contact Balmoral Resort Florida, 124 Kenny Blvd, Haines City, Florida 33844, 866-584-5527 |

    Cypresswood Golf & Country Club - Tuesday Golf Special  in September -  $15 per person for 18 holes - Click HERE to Book Now!!!!  Cypresswood is located at 1099 Clubhouse Rd. in Winter Haven - 863-324-6255.

     Poinciana Medical Center Food Truck Frenzy -Community members and hospital staff are invited to eat from three different food trucks which will make stops in the hospital parking lot:  325 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee, FL.  September food truck visits are as follows: Burger Lab: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. September 25; Baby Taino’s Food Truck: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.September 19, 26; Rock ‘N Roll Wraps: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. September 21.     

    Poinciana Medical Center Urology lecture -  325 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee, Wed., Sept. 26, from 5:30–7 p.m. - Dr. Prakash Maniam, credentialed urologist at Poinciana Medical Center, will conduct a lecture about robotic capabilities for urological procedures. Q & A will be held after the lecture.  A complimentary dinner will be served at the event.  Please RSVP for either lecture at 1-888-253-8117.  For more information about the Physician Lecture Series, call 407-530-2013 or email     Poinciana Medical Center Annual Health Fair:  Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 12 noon - 325 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee.  This interactive health fair is free and open to the community and will take place in Poinciana Medical Center’s main lobby. The event will feature community physician practices, information about health resources in the community, free health screenings, healthy meal demonstrations and an on-site Zumba class.  Contact Caleb Liptak: 407-657-4818, or ema

      Book sale -   The Friends of the Haines City Public Library, Inc. is sponsoring a one-dollar-a-bag book sale on Thursday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the library, 111 N. 6th St.  A large inventory of soft- and hard-cover titles will be on sale.

   Sign up now! - 8th Annual Curing Cancer Charity Challenge, September, 22, 2018, Providence Golf Club, 1518 Clubhouse Blvd., Davenport, FL  33837.  Prizes & trophies, contests, raffles, silent auctions & more!  Tournament to benefit Relay for Life, American Cancer Society.  Register early to reserve your team's spot!  To register or sponsor, contact Kristina Drexler at 863-422-8752, ext. 258 or or online at  

Haines City Rotary presents Taste of the Ridge - Thursday, October 4th, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Ave., Haines City, FL  33844.  Buy or reserve your booth online at:  (On the eventbrite page select tickets).  Or contact Pixie:  863-439-4981 or Stacy:  863-422-3900. Restaurants/ Food Vendors can showcase their best fares by registering a booth and providing food to the public. Booth fee is free for participants. Booth space is limited to make your reservation as soon as possible!  There will be 300 tickets sold to the public at this event, so buy your tickets asap.  $30 per person.  Live band, Steel Horse Band, will be playing throughout the evening.

 The Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center presents the 6th Annual Mr. Central Florida - Thursday, October 4th, 6 p.m. at Haus 820, 820 N Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland.  Dinner catered by Carraba's; Complimentary beer, wine, signature cocktail "The Manly Man," & Parking by Lakelend Valet.  Silent & Live Auction.  Sponsorship Opportunities Available.  Cocktail Attire.  Tickets $75 per person.  Purchase online  Click HERE for the Flyer.  ClickHERE for the sponsorship form.  

Haines City NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet - Friday, October 12th - 7 p.m., Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Ave., Haines City - $45 per person.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Bartholomew Banks.  Theme: Defeat Hate - Vote.  Register online at:  Call 863.521.7669 for more information.  

 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Polk - Join the American Cancer Society for a walk to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer.  October 13, 2018, Lake Mirror - Downtown Lakeland Frances Landford Promenade.  Registration 7:30 a.m.  The walk begins at 9 a.m.  For more information contact: 863-225-4900.  Email or visit for more information.  What Unites Us, Ignites Us.

    Fandoms Unite - Get Your Geek On!  October 13th, 4 - 8 p.m. at the Haines City Library.  Food Vendors, Crafts, Games, Photo Opportunity.  Special Guest Appearance from the Tampa Bay 501st & The Force Institute.  For more information contact the Haines City Public Library, 111 North 6th Street, Haines City, FL  - 863-421-3633.

    9th Annual Sunshine Foundation Dream Village Gala - Saturday, October 13th, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Omni Orlando Resort.  Don't miss this year's Steampunk themed Gala - Sunshine Foundation's annual gala to answer the dreams of children served by the Sunshine Foundation.  Reserve your tickets or table today!  Visit to register, sponsor or for more information.  Help Sunshine Foundation win a $75,000 grant!   The Sunshine Foundation is a Finalist for a Chick-fil-A Foundation True Inspiration Award!  You Can Help them Win a $75,000 Grant to Make Children's Dreams Come True!  VOTE TODAY!  Download the Chick-fil-A One App and start voting! You can vote as many times, and as often as you want, until September 30th!

CareerSource Polk's Annual Fall Job Fair -  Thursday, October, 25th - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Ave., Haines City - This event is open and free to any employer who agrees to: Have at least one open position to list on the Employ Florida (; Arrive  no later than 8:15 a.m. and stay until 1:00 p.m.; Contact from CareerSource Polk’s Business Services Division to provide information about selected candidates as a result of the event.  Times: 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. – Employers arrive and set-up; 9:30 a.m.– Veterans admitted; 10:00 a.m.– General Public admitted; 1:00 p.m.– Job Fair Closes.  A table with two chairs will be provided for each employer and your location at the event is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Electricity is available on a limited basis and must be reserved. Please bring your own extension cord.  Visit   Career Source Polk's website for for info:  Click HERE for the flyer.  

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