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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!*
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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!

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

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

The Sport Karate Center
Diego Hernandez
Join Date: 03/31/2017

Jack Myers - Century 21 Myers Realty
Jack Myers
Join Date: 04/03/2017

Gourmet Goodies Bake Shop
Carissa Hughes
Join Date: 04/13/2017

State Representative
Mike La Rosa

Mike La Rosa
Join Date: 04/18/2017

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, 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 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,  Click on the Titles of the events listed below for complete details. 

Good Shepherd Hospice Support Groups

Polk County Visitor Center Hosts Seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays, Beginning Dec. 1

St. Mark's Church Fish Fry-Days

Polk State College Announces 2017 Spring Arts Schedule
Now - 04/30/2017

2017 SlingShot Polk: STEM-related Business Plan Competition

Innovation Studio Exhibition

2017 Women of Central Florida Fashion Show

Sixth Carillon Classic 5 K Run & Walk

FREE Ski Shows - Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team
04/29/2017- 04/30/2017​; 05/13/2017; 05/20/2017; 05/29/2017

Polk State College Announces 2017 Spring Arts Schedule
05/01/2017- 05/10/2017

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Central Florida Health Care

WAY Center 6th Annual Tea & Fashion Show

8th Annual Webber Warrior Golf Classic

Haines City High School Football Golf Tournament

Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival

Warner University Presents QUICKBOOKS BOOT CAMP For Beginners
05/08/2017- 05/11/2017​; 05/15/2017- 05/18/2017; 05/22/2017- 05/25/2017

Multi-Chamber Breakfast - Legislative Wrap-up

Business After Hours - Beef O' Brady's

New Horizon Church Community

Baby Fair

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

Multi-Chamber Breakfast - Thursday, May 11th - Legislative Update

The Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce, invite you to attend a Legislative Wrap-up breakfast that will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m., at the Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City.  Delegates will address the attendees on any recent legislation or important political issues that impact our district, Polk County, and the State of Florida.  

Event:  Legislative Wrap-up Breakfast
Date:  Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time:  8 a.m. to approx. 10 a.m.
Location:  Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL  33844
Cost:  $15 per person
*RSVP REQUIRED to the Haines City Chamber by Friday, May 5, 2017.  
RSVP to 863-422-3751 or

Click HERE to register and pay online.

Attention Members of Multiple Chambers:  
If you RSVP to one of the participating Chambers, please only RSVP to one Chamber so that we do not duplicate RSVP's for an accurate caterer count.
Thank you to our Sponsor:  Tracy Mouncey & Associates
Catered by:  Terrie Lobb Catering

Groundbreaking Ceremony - Central Florida Health Care - May 3rd

Join us for a Groundbreaking ceremony for the newest clinic in Haines City, Central Florida Health Care!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time:  10 a.m.
Location:  705 Ingraham Avenue, Haines City, FL  33844  

RSVP to the Chamber by Monday, May 1, 2017 -
863-422-3751 or

Light refreshments will be served.  

CFHC is a Primary Care Medical Facility with focus on the delivery of quality, accessible primary healthcare that is culturally sensitive, affordable and responsive to the community's needs. They serve everyone in the community: the insured, uninsured, under insured and migrants. They strive to promote health, work to prevent disease and provide treatment through partnership with their patients.

Business After Hours - Beef O'Brady's - Tuesday, May 16th!

Join us for our May Business After Hours at
Beef O' Brady's.

Date:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time:  5 - 7 p.m.
Location:  Beef O' Brady's, 902 Old Polk City Rd.,
Haines City, FL  33844

FREE for Chamber Members!

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

RSVP to the Chamber by Friday, May 12th - or call 863-422-3751.

Thank you to Brian Reeves - LegalShield, Inc.

Thank you to Brian Reeves - LegalShield, Inc.- for sponsoring the Chamber's Fraud Prevention Professional Development workshop on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  "You never know what's around the corner, but you can be confident that you'll be ready for whatever comes your way. LegalShield and IDShield look out for you so you can get back to living life."  Visit the LegalShield website for more information.

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.

Cypresswood Golf & Country Club Summer Special- 20 plays - $300; 10 plays - $200; plus tax includes 18 holes, cart & green fees.  Limited Time Offer - All plays must be completed by 9/30/17.  Call the Pro Shop for Tee Times at 863-324-6174   or for more information.  Visit for more information.  

Poinciana Medical Center recently named Christopher Cosby as CEO. Cosby will assume his role with the 76-bed acute care hospital on May 15th.  Cosby brings more than 14 years of experience in healthcare to Poinciana. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at HCA’s Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Ga.  Cosby holds a Master of Science in health administration and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Bachelor of Science in health administration from Auburn University.  Cosby replaces Joanna Conley, who served as the hospital’s founding CEO. Conley was recently named CEO of HCA’s TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.  Welcome Mr. Cosby!

Webber International University Promotes Dr. Fred Fening to Full Professor - Dr. Charles Shieh, Chief Academic Officer, has announced that Dr. Fred Fening has been promoted from the rank of Associate Professor to the rank of Professor.  Fening joined the Webber Faculty in 2007. He was appointed the Leslie D. Reagin III Chair of Strategic Management in 2009. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012.  Congratulations Dr. Fening!

Innovation Studio Exhibition at All Saints Academy, 5001 FL-540, Winter Haven, FL 33880, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Explore our new Baldwin Center for Innovation & Collaboration and experience the inspirational studio projects designed by our students in Grades 9-12.  Contact   Rebecca Knowles for more information at 863-293-5980.  

Haines City Community Theatre presents Scotland Road - April 29th - 7:30 p.m.; April 30th - 2:30 p.m.  Don't miss this psychological thriller about a young woman rescued from an iceberg that will only utter the word "Titanic."  The last survivor of the Titanic disaster is brough in to debunk her claims, but the tables are turned when the woman recalls an earlier confrontation that took place on the Titanic the night it sank.  Call 863-421-1983 for tickets or more information.

Women of Central Florida Spring Fashion Show presented by the Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center - Thursday, April 27th - 5 p.m. at Polk Theatre - General Admission $25; Admission & VIP Reception $50; Vote for the 2017 Woman of the Year - $1 = 1 Vote.  Click HERE to buy tickets or for more information.  

The Sport Karate Center of Haines City Summer Camp -  Registration $39.  LEGOLAND,  Water parks, hiking, beach, BBQ and more, more, more for less, less, less! Call now 863-877-7393 to find out more about this exciting program.

Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival - Saturday, May 6th - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Lake Eva Park.  Register a team for this exciting event at  For more information contact Lakes Education/Action Drive at or call 863-899-8157.  Come for the Cardboard Boat Challenge and stay for the 7 Rivers Water Festival from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  A family-friendly event presented by Polk County Utilities Division and The City of Haines City, featuring games, prizes, demonstrations, food vendors, exhibits & more!  Also featuring a Recycle Fashion Show.  Register to participate at  Ribbons for Top Design, Most Wearable and Best Use of Materials.  Be wildly creative!  Make wearable works of art from otherwise useless material.  Contact the Haines City Public Works Department for more information 863-421-3777.  Click HERE for the Cardboard Boat Challenge flyer.

Haines City High School Football Golf Tournament - Saturday, May 6, 2017, Grenelefe Golf Course.  4 Person Scramble - $55 per person/$220 per team.  Includes 18 holes of golf, cart & lunch.  Hole Sponsors $100.  Games, prizes & more!  For team entry, hole sponsorships, and raffle prize donations, contact Sara Martin - 863-221-3681 or Katie Stripling - 863-557-1568.  All proceeds support the Haines City High School Football Program.  Please make Checks payable to:  Hornet Nation Booster Club.  Click HERE for the flyer.  

On May 6, 2017, Webber International University will host the 8th Annual Webber Warrior Golf Classic at Lake Wales Country Club, a fundraiser for WIU's 20 varsity sports and almost 600 student athletes.  All of this year's golfers, sponsors and donors will receive tax credit for their participation.  Space is limited to the first 144 golfers.  Register online at or call Darren Richie at 863-638-2953 (  Click HERE for the flyer or more information.  For more exciting news for Webber International University, click HERE to read about Webber Student's accomplishments at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Florida State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Orlando, FL.  

The WAY Center will host their 6th Annual Tea & Fashion Show, Saturday, May 6th, 2 - 4 p.m., at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 104 Scenic Hwy., Haines City, FL  33844.  $25 per person.  Tables of 7 available.  All proceeds benefit the Women & Youth Center.  Call 863-422-2309 for more information.

Warner University Presents QUICKBOOKS BOOT CAMP For Beginners: WHERE: Warner University WHEN: May 8 - May 25, 2017 TIME: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6-9 pm WHAT: 36 hours of Quickbooks training from entering transactions through the preparation of financial statements, all guided by a quickbooks seasoned CPA professional. HOW MUCH? $400 Plus the cost of the textbook. This is a fraction of what Quickbooks Seminars cost! For more info call Scott C. Selser CPA/MST Associate Accounting Professor Warner University (863) 638-7637 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Click HERE for the flyer.

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! 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:

 Sunshine Foundation:  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.

 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.  

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