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

Welcome New Chamber Members!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  edee.feliciano@hainescitychamber.com  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, hainescitychamber.com.  Click on the Titles of the events listed below for complete details. 
 

Good Shepherd Hospice Support Groups
02/21/2017; 02/23/2017; 03/31/2017-04/02/2017;

Polk County Visitor Center Hosts Seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays, Beginning Dec. 1
02/23/2017; 03/02/2017; 03/09/2017; 03/16/2017; 03/23/2017; 03/30/2017

St. Mark's Church Fish Fry-Days
02/24/2017; 03/03/2017; 03/10/2017; 03/17/2017; 03/24/2017


Survivor & Caregiver Ice Cream Social - Relay for Life
02/21/2017

Support Group: Better Breathers Club
02/21/2017

Auditions for the Haines City Community Theatre's production of Scotland Road
02/21/2017- 02/22/2017​

Life Expo
02/23/2017

9th Annual Ribs on the Ridge
02/24/2017- 02/25/2017

2017 Polk Senior Games
02/25/2017- 03/13/2017

Lunar New Year and AREAA Board Installation Gala Event
02/25/2017

3rd Annual CommunityFest
02/25/2017

Lifeguard Training - City of Haines City
03/03/2017; 03/04/2017; 03/05/2017; 03/07/2017; 03/08/2017; 03/09/2017; 03/11/2017; 

7TH ANNUAL THE ORIGINAL FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN EXTRAVAGANZA
03/03/2017- 03/04/2017

Community Tag Sale
03/04/2017

Gourmet Gents
03/04/2017

5th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament
03/10/2017

4th Annual Chili in the Park Chili Cook-Off
03/11/2017

Community Health Fair
03/11/2017

Chamber Luncheon - Education Recognition: Teacher of the Year & School Related Employee of the Year nominees
03/16/2017

Coach Bonneville's Friday Night Lights “GRIND” Football Camp
03/17/2017; 04/21/2017

Titanic Presentation at the Haines City Library
03/23/2017

Business After Hours - Crispers
03/28/2017

Balmoral Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
03/31/2017

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
 

5th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament - Friday, March 10th

Win cash and raffle prizes at our 5th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Chamber’s Youth Leadership and Scholarship programs!   
Teams will play a 4-person scramble format at Cypresswood Golf & Country Club, 1099 Clubhouse Road, Dundee, FL  33838.


Friday, March 10th
11 a.m. Registration Opens (Box Lunch provided)
 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Teams Needed - Deadline extended to register!

Click HERE for the Registration Form.
 
Registration Forms due to the Chamber by Friday, March 3rd.

Sponsorships Available and greatly needed!

Exclusive Title Sponsor: $3,000 (Only 1 available)
Platinum Sponsorship:  $2,500 (Unlimited number available)
Exclusive Awards Dinner Sponsor:  $1,500 (Only 1 available)
Premium Par 3 Sponsor:  $700 (Only 1 available)
Contest Sponsor:  $500 (2 available at this time)
$150 Golf Hole Sign:  (Unlimited number available)
$50 Golf Cart Sign:  (Unlimited number available)

To read more about what sponsorships include, please click on the link below:
 
Click HERE for Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Thank you to all who are already on board to Sponsor ​our 2017 Tournament:

Platinum:  City of Haines City; Citizens Bank & Trust

 
Exclusive Lunch Sponsor:  Jarrett Gordon Ford


Par 3 Sponsors:
  Florida Caribbean Distillers;  
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center; Polk State College


  

Putting Contest Sponsor:  State Representative Sam Killebrew

Koozie Sponsor:  Barbara Heddon, Southern Investments Realty


Door Prize Sponsors: Duke Energy &  StoreRight Self Storage

Chamber Luncheon - Thursday, March 16th - Education Recognition Luncheon

The Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce Invites you to our Education Recognition Luncheon
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Lake Eva Event Center
799 Johns Avenue, Haines City
 
Celebrate our local schools nominees for:
2017 Teachers of the Year
2017 School Related Employees of the Year
 
$15 per person
 
RSVP  REQUIRED to the Chamber by March 10th
to 863-422-3751 or info@hainescitychamber.com

Click HERE to register and pay on-line

Please make checks payable to
Haines City Chamber

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Central Florida Health Care and Polk State College




Catered by:  Tam's Classic Catering

Business After Hours - Crispers - Tuesday, March 28th

Join us for our March Business After Hours -

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

Crispers 
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 
e-mail info@hainescitychamber.com.

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

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 for his New Soccer Academy that will be housed at Balmoral resort.

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

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.
 

OneBlood-The Big Red Bus will be parking the blood mobile at BayCare Urgent Care Clinic, 36245 US Highway 27. Haines City​, next door to Walmart on Friday, February 27th and March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th.  Donors will receive a  $10 Walmart Gift Card.  For additional dates & locations, please click HERE to visit the location page of the OneBlood website.  Donate & give the gift of life!


Online Check-in now an option at Urgent Care Cypress and Urgent Care Poinciana - Patients can choose to wait at home instead of the waiting room - Patients seeking urgent care services for non-life threatening conditions have a convenient new option to consider: wait at home instead of the waiting room.  Launched February 1, 2017, Urgent Care Cypress, located in Winter Haven, and Urgent Care Poinciana, in Kissimmee, are now offering Online Check-in—a service intended to enhance patients’ overall experience by giving them more control of the process.  Click HERE to read more.



Relay For Life of Haines City & Davenport Survivor & Caregiver Ice Cream Social - Join Us For An Ice Cream Social For Cancer Survivors and Caregivers! Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:00pm – 6:00pm Lake Eva Event Center 799 Johns Ave. Haines City, FL 33844.  Join Us! RSVP to: Amy.Nichols@cancer.org

Auditions for the Haines City Community Theatre's production of Scotland Road will be held on Tuesday February 21 and Wednesday February 22 at the theater located at 303 Ledwith Ave., Haines City - in the Lake Eva Park complex at 7:00 pm.  Contact the Theatre for more information:  863-421-1893
 

Happy Engineers’ Week (Feb 19-25). ‘Dream BIG’ is an IMAX movie that was released last week/Friday. It’s a great educational movie for any student who may be thinking about pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and the Engineering profession. You can check it out in the theaters at the Orlando Science Center - http://www.osc.org/ The following are links to the trailer and a review by USA Today, which presents a neat glimpse of the scope of professional careers in engineering and science.  Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges narrates the movie.  http://www.dreambigfilm.com/;  http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/01/18/trailer-imax-dream-big-engineering-our-world-exclusive-sneak-peek/96673710/

Ribs on the Ridge:  Haines City’s 9th Annual BBQ competition sanctioned by Florida BBQ Association. Sponsored by CenterState Bank, Florida Best Farms, Graceful Gestures and Teresa Connell State Farm Insurance, will take place on February 24th - 25th at Lake Eva Park.  Ribs on the Ridge draws barbecue teams from across Florida and the nation. Professional and amateur teams compete for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the event. Friday night’s performance by Daniel Burns with BURN and Saturday’s lineup includes Nathan Baldwin Band and Black Water.  Admission is FREE. Other events include: BBQ sauce competition, dessert competition, Kids-Q sponsored by MidFlorida Credit Union, Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Surface Prep Supply, and a Chicken Wing Challenge sponsored by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Haines City.  For more information, please visit www.hainescity.com or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 863-421-3700.  


Lunar New Year and AREAA Board Installation Gala Event - Saturday, February 25th at Balmoral Club House, 124 Kenny Blvd., Haines City, FL  33844.  6 p.m.  Come dressed to impress - Cultural attire is welcomed and encouraged.  $10 per person for AREAA members; $50 per person non AREAA members.  Join AREAA for only $99 and attend at the member rate.  Visit areaacfl.org to register.  Click HERE for the flyer.

The City of Davenport presents the 7th Annual The Original Florida Highwayment Extravaganza - March 3rd & 4th , 2017.  Ticketed affair dining with the artists Friday night - Social Hour 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m. and capping the night off at 8:30 p.m. with a live auction. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased from the city.  SEATING IS LIMITED!  Location: Providence Golf Clubhouse in Providence, 1518 Clubhouse Boulevard, Davenport, FL. 33837.  Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Meet the artists in the Gallery. Each artist will be exhibiting some of their superior paintings which can be purchased and signed by the artist. Exhibits opens at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC.  Location: The Davenport Community Center, 5 South Allapaha Ave., Davenport, Florida 33836.  For more information please call (863) 419-3300 ext: 137 or Email: dmcclain@mydavenport.org FEATURED ARTISTS:  Curtis Arnett, Al Black, Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson, Issac Knight, Robert L. Lewis, Roy McLendon, Willie Reagan, Charles Walker


Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County, Inc. presents the 4th Annual Chili in the Park Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, FL  33844 - 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Cash Prizes, entertainment & more!  Entry Fee:  $35 + at least 4 gallons of chili (the more chili you bring, the more people to vote for People's Choice $1,000 prize!)  Anyone can compete, register today at www.chiliinthepark.com.  Click HERE for the flyer.

Upcoming events to benefit the Sunshine Foundation:  Orlando Solar Bears Chuck-A-Puck Night, Friday, February 24, 2017, Amway Center, 400 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801 -  7 p.m.  A portion of all ticket sales and proceeds from the Chuck-A-Puck benefit the Sunshine Foundation.  Tickets $14 enter code: SUNSHINE - Click HERE to purchase tickets;  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.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training starting soon at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  Celebrate 20 years of Atlanta Braves Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2017! Single game tickets are now on sale. Get the best seats at the best prices when you purchase early.  Spring Training Games begin Februrary 25th.  The following is the link for Chamber Members to purchase tickets to Atlanta Braves Spring Training games.  https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/DWWS/EN/link/promotion/home/a105156d3961d3ec20bfef35b3efab052eea3827  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: 3/3, 3/9, 3/19 and 3/25. 


Experience LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride - now open at LEGOLAND Florida Resort:  Blast animated fireballs, lightning and more at a sinister gallery of villains before teaming up to defeat a powerful foe. Track your score against friends, family and other guests, then ride again!  Click HERE for more information. The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days:  March 4-5 & 11-12, 2017 - Super hero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO® Batman™ is all of those and so much more. Come meet Gotham City’s Caped Crusader during this celebration of the Warner Bros. feature film, which will include photo ops with the scene-stealing star, a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO® Batman™-inspired LEGO build activities.  Click HERE to learn more. From February 7th through March 6th, stop into your local McDonald's and receive a kids go FREE offer with the purchase of a single-day adult admission.  ​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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