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Monday, August 28, 2017 - Haines City Chamber Night at Joker Marchant Stadium

The Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Haines City Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the “Haines City Chamber Night” at newly renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on Monday, August 28, 2017. The Lakeland Flying Tigers are pleased to offer some new and exciting packages for this season, which include access to our All-New ‘On Deck Suite’. There are only a total of 15 packages available so don’t miss out.  Click HERE for more details and information.

Business After Hours - Available to host - September 19, 2017!


 

The Chamber's Business After Hours scheduled for September 19th from 5 -7 p.m. is available for hosting.  

Contact the Chamber at 863-422-3751 for more information or to
host the event. 

Advertise with us!

Advertise on our website www.hainescitychamber.com. 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 info@hainescity.com.

Welcome New Chamber Members!

Cielo Gift Baskets LLC. 
Hiramia Milán
Website
Join Date: 06/30/2017

TheatreWorks Florida
Scott Cook
Website
Join Date: 07/05/2017

 

Taqueria Don Gonzalo
Gonzalo Gutierrez
hctaqueriadongonzalo@gmail.com
Join Date: 07/11/2017

Get America Fit
Danny Kelly
Website
Join Date: 07/12/2017

Primerica Financial Services
Perez Goree
Website
Join Date: 07/24/2017

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

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

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 Sponsorships 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 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 or e-mail  edee.feliciano@hainescitychamber.com  to sponsor a student or for more information.  

Thank You to our 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.

Calendar of Events

Chamber Member Events:

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

Good Shepherd Hospice Support Groups
08/21/2017; 08/24/2017


St. Mark's Church Fish Fry-Days
08/25/2017; 09/01/2017; 09/08/2017; 09/15/2017; 09/22/2017; 09/29/2017


Poinciana Medical Center Physician Lecture
08/22/2017​; 09/07/2017

Davita Medical Group's Advance Directive Information Session
08/22/2017​

Poinciana Medical Center's 4th Birthday Celebration
08/24/2017​


Davita Medical Group's Take Time for your Health Town Hall Q&A 
08/24/2017​


Polk Pesticide Training
09/06/2017​; 09/07/2017

Disney Night of Joy
09/08/2017; 09/09/2017

Child Birth Education Class
09/09/2017

Restoration Church Services Beginning Soon
09/10/2017

FREE Ski Shows - Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team
09/16/2017


Business After Hours - Tentative
09/19/2017


Chamber Luncheon - Annual Business & Industry Awards & Leadership Haines City Graduation
09/21/2017

Calvary First Assembly's First Annual Crafter's Fair
09/23/2017

Central Florida Agritourism Conference
09/26/2017- 09/27/2017

7th Annual Curing Cancer Charity Challenge Golf Tournament
09/30/2017

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
 

Business & Industry Awards - Nominations now being accepted!

The recipients of the Large & Small Business of the Year Award and the Spirit of the Community Award will be invited to our Business & Industry Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m., September 21st at the Lake Eva Event Center to receive their award and speak about their business. Each year the Chamber honors three outstanding Chamber Member businesses with its prestigious Business and Industry Award!

The Large & Small Business of the Year award recipients are nominated by you, the members of the Chamber.  This award goes to a company that has shown growth or sustainability of their business with strong employee relations and a record of giving back to the community.  The company should be considered a good corporate citizen by its level of community involvement. Your input is important, so please take a few minutes to complete the nomination form and mail or fax your nomination to the Chamber by Monday, August 28, 2017. Click HERE for the nomination form.  

 

Chamber Luncheon - Annual Business & Industry Awards - Thursday, September 21st

Join us for our Annual Business & Industry Awards Luncheon


Join us for the Chamber's Annual Business & Industry Awards Luncheon that will honor the Chamber's Large & Small Business of the Year.  The luncheon will also feature the graduation of the Chamber's 2017 Leadership Haines City Class VII.

Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time:  11:30 a.m. to approx. 1 p.m.
Location:  Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL  33844
Cost:  $20 per person Members; $25 non-members
RSVP:  REQUIRED to the Chamber by Friday, September 15th.

Click HERE to register and pay online or
RSVP to info@hainescity.com or call 863-422-3751

Thank you to our Sponsors:  
Citizens Bank & Trust and Heart of Florida Physician Group

Catered by John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering

SAVE THE DATE - 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 reserve your tickets now!

Call the Chamber to reserve tickets or for more information -
​863-422-3751.

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.  

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,
Ledger Media Group
Gubernatorial: Jarrett Gordon FordPolk State College​​
Billboard Sponsor:  Koala Outdoor
Exclusive Printing Sponsor:  Cromer International Press
Gift Sponsor:  Intense Ink
State Legislature:  ENVISORS, a Pennoni Company, Miracle Toyota, ​Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep RamSofidel America Corp.
Legislative Aide:  Duke Energy
Door Prize Sponsors: Teresa Connell - State Farm Insurance;  Poinciana Medical Center

Professional Development Workshop - Business Crimes in Technology - September 7th

Professional Development Workshop - Business Crimes in Technology and how to protect yourself and your business. 

Join us as Detective Mike Kennon from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office gives an overview of technology crimes that target businesses. Learn how identity thieves target a business, the methods they use, how mobile electronic devices are at risk, and how to protect both the business and customer's personal information from ID theft. Also learn about email safety and what to do in case you are hacked.

Date: Thursday, September 7th 2017
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am 
Location: Haines City Chamber – 35610 Highway 27 Haines City, FL 33833
Cost: FREE for members / $10 for non-members 
RSVP required to the Chamber by Monday, September 4th. 

​For more information call 863-422-3751 ​

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.

Unity in the Community and the City of Haines City present a Work Readiness Program - Every Tuesday, August 15th - October 10th - 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. - GED Preparation Classes; Dress for Success; Resume Writing; Mock Interviews; Job Stability Training; Character Development - Get the Training & confidence to overcome your past and move on to a better career!  Classes are ongoing and customized to your needs.  For more information contact Unity in the Community Central Florida, Dr. Charles Anderson, 863-438-2758, canderson@trinitycc.com.  Click HERE for the flyer.  
 

New Build Open House - Chamber Member Linda Spence, Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes, invites you to an Open House - Tuesday, August 22nd & Wednesday, August 23rd, 6 - 8 p.m., 1200 Dunson Rd., Davenport, FL  33896.  Light Refreshments will be served.  Mention the linked flyer for a a chance to receive a restaurant gift card.  Click HERE for the flyer.  
 

Cypresswood Golf & Country Club Aeration Special - It's about that time where the greens yearn for oxygen & Cypresswood cores the course.  August 23rd - 31st the greens will be taking a breather so take advantage of all day specials - 18 holes - $15 plus tax; 9 holes - $10 plus tax.  Click HERE to book online.  

 

Poinciana Medical Center Physician Lectures - The lectures will take place at the Poinciana Library, 101 N. Doverplum Ave., Kissimmee, Fla. 34758 - Tues., Aug. 22, at 3 p.m. - Dr. Nauman Zaffar, credentialed internal medicine doctor at Poinciana Medical Center, will conduct a lecture on managing high blood pressure and hypertension. Thurs., Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m. - Dr. J.C. Alvarez, credentialed orthopedic surgeon at Poinciana Medical Center, will conduct a lecture on minimally invasive, rapid recovery joint replacement procedures.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-888- 253-8117. For more information about the Physician Lecture Series, call 407-530-2013 or email pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com.
 

Poinciana Medical Center to celebrate 4th Birthday! - Thursday, August 24, Poinciana Medical Center will host a party to celebrate its fourth birthday, and the community is invited.  Attendees will enjoy birthday cake and have the opportunity to meet the hospital’s new CEO, Chris Cosby, as well as other members of the hospital’s leadership team.  WHERE: Poinciana Medical Center’s Poinciana Room (First Floor), 325 Cypress Ave. Poinciana, Fla. 34758 - WHEN: Thurs., Aug. 24, 4:30-6 p.m.  CONTACT: Caleb Liptak: 407-657- 4818, CalebLiptak@CostaCG.com - MORE INFORMATION: For more information, please contact pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com.
 

$45 LEGOLAND Florida Resort tickets! - $15 of each ticket sold goes to the Sunshine Foundation - 51% off regular ticket price - Sale price ends 9/30/2017 - Tickets valid from 8/1/17 - 9/30/17.  Your purchase will help answer the dreams of chronically ill, physically challenged and abused children.  Click HERE to purchase your tickets now or call the Sunshine Foundation at 863-424-4188 for more information.
 

Disney Night of Joy! - Returning to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on September 8th and 9th, this year’s event promises more music, more spirit and more FUN for your group! With new ticket offerings, a compelling lineup of your favorite Christian bands and singer-songwriters, Food Trucks, a Family Activity Zone and much more, this will be an unforgettable experience sure to make spirits soar!  Make sure your group will be a part of this unforgettable weekend of Fellowship, fun, music and Message! Click Here to purchase tickets or call 877-NITE-JOY (877-648-3569) for more information.

 


TheatreWorks Florida Announces Inaugural 2017-18 Season in Davenport - Eclipse Special!!! Visit theatreworks website for online ticket sales and enter code: ECLIPSE10. Offer valid until 11:59PM on MON 8/21/17. Get tickets HERETickets NOW ON SALE for TheatreWorks Florida's "THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES!", September 8 - 17th.  Go back in time with this smash off-Broadway musical hit that takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Tickets and Show Information: CLICK HERE.   Corporate Sponsors needed - click HERE for more information.  Want to Volunteer?  Sign up today at the "The Marvelous Wonderettes" Volunteer Base. Volunteers must be 14 year of age or older. Questions? Email: volunteers@theatreworksfl.org


Polk County Legislative Delegation Annual Meeting -September 20, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., W.H. Stuart Conference Center located at 1710 U.S. Hwy 17, Bartow, Florida 33830. (NOTE: NEW LOCATION) - If you or your organization would like to address the Delegation, please click HERE to fill out the Presentation Request Form and return it to Catherine Fraser, District Aide to Representative Ben Albritton, Catherine.Fraser@myfloridahouse.gov  as soon as possible. Presenters will have three minutes to speak during the public hearing portion of the meeting. This will help to ensure that everyone who wishes to speak has the opportunity.  Any groups or individuals wishing to present materials to the Delegation Members should submit those documents in a digital format to Rep. Albritton's office by 5:00 pm September 8, 2017. These documents will be included in a binder provided to each Member during the meeting.  Representative Albritton and the entire Polk County Legislative Delegation looks forward to hearing from the community as they prepare for the 2018 Legislative Session.  Contact Rep. Albritton's office for more information - (863) 534-0073 

 
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 nurka.soto-valentine@midflorida.com for sponsorships or tickets.



Save the Date and mark your calendar for these amazing charity events hosted by Chamber Members:  7th Annual Curing Cancer Charity Challenge Golf Tournament, September 30, 2017, Registration and sponsorships are now open at www.davenportfightsback.com!  Central Florida Health Care's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, October 6, 2017, Register on line at http://www.cfhconline.org/golf-tournament.  8th Annual Sunshine Foundation Gala, November 4, 2017, Tickets on sale now. Click HERE for tickets and tables.



 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  info@hainescitychamber.com  if you need to reset your Member Username and/or password.  

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