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Polk Small Business Assistance to become standalone program

Polk Small Business Assistance to become standalone program

Polk County, Florida-- The Polk County Board of County Commissioners announced Thursday more changes as part of the restructuring of the Central Florida Development Council, Inc. (CFDC).

The Polk County small business assistance effort, which provides professional consultation, entrepreneurial training and resources to small startup and mature businesses, will become a standalone entity with a new business model that more closely reflects the needs of the county’s business community.

Chat with Chief Womack Monday

Chat with Chief Womack Monday

Lakeland, Florida -- On Monday, Feb. 4, you can chat with Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack on last year's crime stats.

The Chat will be held from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lakeland Police Department at 219 Massachusetts Avenue.

Bartow new home to plane manufacturer

Bartow new home to plane manufacturer

Bartow, Florida -- Light Sport America has announced it has purchased the assets of Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR Storm Aircraft, and that it expects complete relocation of the factory, allowing them to begin U.S. production of Storm's complete line of light sport aircraft at the Bartow Municipal Airport in March.

ALDI store to open in Winter Haven

ALDI store to open in Winter Haven

Winter Haven, FL-- A new ALDI grocery store, described as a "select assortment discount grocer" will open in Winter Haven on January 31. 

Doors will open at 9 a.m., and customers will be invited in for the grand opening event with product sampling and on-site sweepstakes!

The store will be located 333 Avenue K SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880. 

Crewz Brewz Craft Beer Festival accepting sponsors

Crewz Brewz Craft Beer Festival accepting sponsors

Lakeland, FL-- The Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival, set to take place next month, is currently seeking sponsors for the event

Organizers say for as little as $100, "you can get your name in front of thousands" and be associated with "Central Florida's premier Craft Beer Festival." 

Sponsors may also pay $150 to hang a banner at the event and have their logo on the 2013 Brewz Crewz t-shirt. 

 

Polk County offices to close on New year's Day

Polk County offices to close on New year's Day

Polk Co., FL-- The Polk County Board of County Commissioners’ Offices, including the Waste Resource Management Office and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, will be closed on Tuesday, January 1. 

There will be regular waste collection service on Monday, December 31. On Tuesday, January 1, the North Central Landfill will be closed and there will be no residential collection service. Tuesday through Friday services will be delayed by one day. 

County Nature Discovery Center to close for the holidays

County Nature Discovery Center to close for the holidays

Polk Co., FL-- Polk’s Nature Discovery Center will be closed December 22 - 25.The trails, however, will remain open the regular hours during this time.

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is located in the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL.  

For more information, call 863-668-4673.