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Chamber Office closed in observance of Memorial Day








The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, May 29th.  

 

Advertise with us!

Advertise on our website www.hainescitychamber.com. Our site received over 1 million hits in 2017 and we are on track for even more in 2018! 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.

Member Import

Welcome New Members! - April & May 2018

Culvers of Haines City

Coming Soon!
Website
Join Date: 04/03/2018

Republican Club of Greater Polk County
l.larsen@tampabay.rr.com
Join Date: 04/05/2018

Nature's Place Therapy & Learning Institute
Website
Join Date: 04/17/2018

Mirtha's Latin Cafe
MLCDundee@icloud.com
Join Date: 05/01/2018

Whisler's Inc.
mark.whisler@verizon.net
Join Date: 05/02/2018

Bigz BBQ
bigzbbqfl@gmail.com
Join Date: 05/02/2018

Boring Business Systems
Website
Join Date: 05/08/2018

@theClevision
Craig Clevenger
Website
Join Date: 05/08/2018

Thank you Renewing Members

Thank you Renewing Members - April - May:

We appreciate your
continued support!

B & B Landscaping
Website


BayCare Urgent Care - Haines City
Website

Calvary First Assembly of God
Website


Cathy Tokar - Century 21 Myers Realty
Website


Central Florida Development Council
Website

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center
Website

Church of The Nazarene
Sarah Burton

Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
Website

Cypress Campground & RV Park
Website


Cypress RV Sales
Website

Davita Medical Group - Haines City
Website

Disney Sports Attractions
Website


Fibrofit Wellness Institute
Website

Florida Public Utilities
Website

GiveWell Community Foundation
Website


Groover Exterminating
Website

GWA Food, Inc. DBA - Zaxby's
Website

Habitat for Humanity and ReStore
julie@habitateastpolk.org


Haines City Health Care Center
Website

Hope Callihan, Broker Associate - Stacey Towns Realty, LLC
Website

Hughston Clinic Orthopedics
Website

IMA Medical Group
Website


Keiser University-Lakeland
Website

Legacy Union Square
Website

McDonald's - Both Haines City locations
Website

Mederi Caretenders
Website

Merrill Gardens at Championsgate
Website


Oak Ridge Funeral Care
Website


Pilot Travel Center
Website

Real Estate Brokers USA, Inc.
Debbie Bradbury

Website

Sofidel America Corp.
Website

Southern Tractor Service & Salvage, Inc.
Website

Spectrum
Website

Spring Haven Retirement Community
Website


Staples - Davenport
Website

State Farm Insurance - Garry Walker
Website


State Representative Mike La Rosa
Website

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.

Sign up & Sponsor now! - 6th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament presented by Proflex Products, Inc.

    The Chamber's 6th Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament presented by Proflex Products, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 2nd, at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club!  Win cash & raffle prizes while helping raise funds for the Chamber's Youth Leadership & Scholarship programs.  Teams will play a 4 person scramble format.  8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start.  
 
Teams still available until Friday, May 25th!  
Click HERE for the Application.
 
Sponsorships available!  
Click HERE for the Sponsorship form.  

Thank you to our current sponsors:  

Exclusive Title Sponsor:  Proflex Products, Inc.

PlatinumCity of Haines City; Citizens Bank & Trust
Exclusive Awards Lunch Sponsor: 
Jarrett Gordon Ford Davenport
Par 3 Sponsors:  Florida Caribbean Distillers; Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center; Polk State College, Proflex Products, Inc.
Putting Contest Sponsor: 
State Representative Sam Killebrew
Chest of Cheer Sponsor:  Wayne T. Fellows, Inc. 

 
 
 Call the Chamber for more information - 863-422-3751

Membership Survey - Please complete by June 4th


 
The Chamber continues to search for ways in which we can help our businesses both small and large thrive in an ever changing economy.  To that end, please complete the attached survey by Monday, June 4th so that we can move forward in structuring our membership dues to make them both affordable and fair to all of our members from the smallest one person office to the large corporation.  Your participation will enable us to review our dues structure and make changes that will benefit everyone.  Thank you for your participation!

Click on the link below to start...
https://www.chamberorganizer.com/survey_start.php?mid=239545895&rid=275064547

If you have difficulty with the link, please copy & paste the URL into the address bar of your browser.

Chamber Luncheon - June 21st - Haines City & Davenport Fire Department Update

Join us for an update from the Haines City Fire Chief Tim Mossgrove & Davenport Fire Chief Jerry "JT" Torrance, with a special appearance by firehouse dogs Ember & Spot!  

  

Date:  Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time:  11:45 a.m. - approx. 1 p.m.
Location:  Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Ave., Haines City, FL  33844
Cost:  $15 per person Members; $20 Non-Members
RSVP REQUIRED to the Chamber by Friday, June 15th!


Click HERE to register and pay on-line or RSVP to 863-422-3751 or
info@hainescitychamber.com 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:  Eye Specialists of Mid•Florida, P.A. 

SAVE THE DATE! - 36th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally - August 3rd!



The Chamber's 36th Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally will be held Friday, August 3rd at the Lake Eva Event Center.  
Last year's event sold out so don't wait, reserve your tickets and tables early!  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, straw poll,  live band Steel Horse and much more!  

Candidate packages, individual tickets and tables of 8 & 10 available.  Sponsorships available now - Sponsors receive maximum recognition at the event, on the Chamber's website, facebook, instagram, e-newsletter, on invitations and more!  Don't miss this opportunity to promote your business to thousands of potential customers.  Call the Chamber for more information - 863-422-3751.  

Sponsors confirmed by June 1st will be listed on invitations!
Click HERE for Sponsorship options.

Thank you to our current Sponsors:

Presidential:  CEMEXCity of Haines City; Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
Congressional:  CenterState BankCitizens Bank & Trust; Jack Myers, Century 21 Myers Realty
Gubernatorial: Jarrett Gordon Ford Davenport;  
Polk State College
Exclusive Printing Sponsor:  Cromer International Press
Chest of Cheer Sponsor:  Karen & Steve Tiner - Ameriprise Financial Advisors​
Door Prize Sponsors:  Karen Bryan State Farm Insurance; Poinciana Medical Center

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.

    
State Farm Neighborhood Assist® - Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. State Farm® continues the effort through Neighborhood of Good® to inspire and empower people to turn caring into doing. As part of this platform, State Farm Neighborhood Assist is back for its seventh year in 2018.  State Farm invites the public to submit a community cause about which they’re passionate and to rally behind that cause for a chance to win a $25,000 grant through State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Anyone 18 years of age and older in the U.S. can participate. Here’s what you need to know: The cause submission phase is open from June 6 - June 15 or when 2,000 submissions are reached, whichever comes first.  You can submit one cause in one of the three categories of safety, community development or education. All you have to do is submit the cause; you don’t have to “run the program.”  Click HERE for the flyer.  Click HERE for more information.  


     Memorial Day Celebration at Balmoral Resort Florida -  May 26th & 27, Balmoral Resort, 124 Kenny Blvd., Haines City.  Join Balmoral Resort as they celebrate Memorial Day Weekend!  Enjoy the best in food, live entertainment and family activities!  Buffet Menu will be available from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  All American Buffet:  Adults $13.95; Children 10 and under $6.00.  Price includes Dessert and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.  Price does not include Gratuity and 6.5% sales tax.  Saturday, May 26th Menu includes:  Burgers & Hot Dogs; Picnic & Garden Salad; Western Baked Beans; Mac & Cheese; Potato Chips (Crisps);  Dessert;  Beverages (non-alcoholic);  Sunday, May 27th Menu includes:  Wings & Burgers; Picnic & Garden Salad; French Fries; Dessert; Beverages (non-alcoholic).  Click HERE for the flyer.  


   
Haines City's Memorial Day Ceremony - Monday, May 28th, 9 a.m. at the Military Court of Honor, Railroad Park in downtown Haines City, 502 E Main Street.  Remember those who served - All gave some, some gave all.  Light refreshments will be served immediately following ceremony.  For more information contact Haines City Parks & Recreation, 863-421-3700.  Click HERE for the flyer.  


   
Cypresswood Golf & Country Club Summer Golf Clinics - Wednesdays, June 6th - August 1st, 9 a.m. - 12 noon - with Golf Pro, Bob Schade and Golf Pro, Tom Hevel.  On Course Activities; Putting; Full Swing; Chipping & Pitching.  All levels welcome!  Boys & Girls Ages 6 yrs. and Up.  8 sessions $200.  Pay for 8 sessions upon registration and get $20 off.  4 sessions $100.  Lunch will be provided.  Register Today - Limited Enrollment.  Call 863-324-6174 or email cypresswoodcc@gmail.com.  Click HERE for the flyer.  


     
2018-2019 Season Subscriptions for TheatreWorks Florida available now! - TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled to present their 2018-19 Season! Get ready for an outrageously funny season of musicals with "Nunsense", "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" and "Nunsense 2: The Second Coming".  When you subscribe, you save 15% on all three musicals! Adults - $61; Students - $51.  Don't get Shut Out from a Sell Out... Get your tickets NOW!  LIMITED quantities available. Get show information by visiting the TWF website TICKETS page: CLICK HERE.  GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!  Contact Abel Gonzales, Box Office Manager, to book your group. 10% off groups of 10 or more; 15% off groups of 20 or more - and for every 10 tickets you order, you receive one FREE complimentary ticket! Email  groups@theatreworksfl.org or call 407.340.0473.  


    
FIT Wellness Series -  Tuesdays, June 19-July 24, 10:00-11:30am, Mary Jane Arrington Center, (Vance Harman Park), 625 Country Club Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34758. Forever Improving Through Wellness -  Our health is one of our most important assets for living a quality life, but sometimes we don’t know where to start.  This 6-week series focuses on making healthy choices, by focusing on strategies that work. Learn and use these strategies for long-term success.  Cost is $15 per person.  Participants may bring 1 family member/friend for FREE!  Participants must be at least 14 years old.  Pre-register at:   http://ocfcs.eventbrite.com.  An Equal Opportunity.  This program is coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola and Polk Counties. If you have any questions, please contact Gabi at 321-697-3005 or Andrea at 863-519-1041.  Click HERE for the flyer.  

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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