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Learn how to start your own business

Learn how to start your own business

Polk County, FL -- The Central Florida Development Council’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a series of Wednesday seminars in May designed to help entrepreneurs start a small business and to assist existing companies with disaster planning.

Seminars Information:

Steps to Starting a Small Business will be held 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on May 11.

Disaster Planning will be held 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 11.

Building the Ultimate Business Plan, Parts I and II will be held 1:30 – 5 p.m. on May 25.

New cutting edge health center in Winter Haven

New cutting edge health center in Winter Haven

Winter Haven, Florida - Winter Haven Hospital is planning to build new 16,000 square foot health center. 

The hospital announced plans to build on a site donated by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. 

It will be more than three acres and located adjacent to State Farm's Winter Haven Operations Center with frontage to Cypress Gardens Boulevard. 

The facility will be built in two phases and will eventually encompass over 16,000 sq. ft.

Celebrating new ownership!

Celebrating new ownership!

Lakeland, FL -- Today, beginning at 4:30 this afternoon, Cleveland Heights Animal Hospital will have a ribbon cutting.

The event is expected to last about 30 minutes at 3710 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

The Hospital will be celebrating their new ownership.

Network with Women Business Owners

Network with Women Business Owners

Lakeland, FL -- The Lakeland Metro Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners are meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club.

The event is May 5 and members are expected share some valuable international business perspectives and insights.

The sponsor of this event is Annette Miller of Sylvan Learning Centers.

D'zire Salon and Spa ribbon cutting

D'zire Salon and Spa ribbon cutting

Lakeland, FL -- D'zire International Salon and Spa is becoming a chamber member!

They will host a ribbon cutting, Tuesday, May 3 from 4 - 4:30 p.m. at their salon and spa at 3123 US Hwy 98.

Certified Business Enterprise Course only $35

Certified Business Enterprise Course only $35

Lakeland, FL -- Are you in business and want to become certified with the State of Florida?


Learn how to complete the State of Florida Certified Business Enterprise application. 

Vendors wanted for Polk hurricane expo

Vendors wanted for Polk hurricane expo

Bartow, Florida -- Polk County Emergency Management is seeking vendors for their annual Polk County Hurricane Expo planned for June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange Dome in Winter Haven. The expo offers Polk County residents and opportunity to educate and prepare themselves for all potential hazards.

PCEM is seeking vendors to provide relevant disaster preparedness information to residents who attend the event. Exhibitors are asked to contribute $50 per table to help offset the cost of the event, and a door prize valued at $25. County and non-profit agencies will be allotted one table at no charge. In order to include organizations in pre-event promotions, please register using the online vendor application no later than May 6, 2011.