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• Biz Kids Summer Workshop • Annual Fourth of July Celebration

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• Easy Homes 123

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• Bartow Retail Academy Marketing and Sales Tactics Seminars • SCORE/Bartow Chamber Roundtable Set

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• Junteenth Celebration

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• Dining Out

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• Mainstreet Bartow Events

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• Greater Bartow Chamber Member Business and Service Directory

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Publisher: Greater bartow Chamber of Commerce ManaGinG editor: Virginia Condello ContributinG Writers: Virginia Condello PhotoGraPhy: Virginia Condello, Mike Potthast adVertisinG ManaGer: barbara adamson adVertisinG dePartMent: 863-533-7125 barbara@bartowchamber.com Copyright 2015 by the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Quarterly is a publication of the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or content appearing as advertisements. No part of this publication may reproduced without the expressed written permission of the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce.

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DMAR Offers

Rental Office Spaces for People on the Go

The business professional is away from his office and is in need of a secretary, printer, copy machine, fax machine and other office resources. He won’t get those things at the restaurant where he’s set up a temporary office. While shuffling papers, typing on his laptop, balancing his phone on his shoulder, which is driving him insane - at this point he realizes getting his work done wherever isn’t cutting it anymore. He knows that after he finishes his draft, he’ll need to find a place to print it out, proof it, make changes and probably reprint and copy. Court begins in an hour – will he finish his document in time? If you’ve been there, or know someone who’s done that, there’s an easy solution here in Bartow – DMAR Business Centers. Located only a few blocks from the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, DMAR Business Centers is owned and operated by Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer David Marlowe, a nationally-published author and fluid and mechanical power systems instructor. Marlowe said the idea came to him when an out of town attorney was lamenting the fact that there was nowhere to do business in Bartow. He had to sit at a local McDonald’s for hours working feverishly to get ready for an important case. “It just made sense for us to provide a business office away from home, for all the professionals who come to the County Seat to work,” Marlowe said. And Marlowe has done a jam-up job of providing state-of-the-art equipment suited for any office situation. The DMAR Business Center offers office/document services and hourly office space rental from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the downtown Bartow area. “There’s a cost effective plan to fit any need, said DMAR Office Manager, Annette Eitt. “We have usage plans for customers who need to frequently conduct business remotely. Our cubicle work stations come equipped with Kloud PC, remote, and monitor or you may bring your own laptop. Our Wi-Fi is secured.” Other rentals include virtual office plans; PMB and address plans; conference room with video-conferencing capabilities and a smart board; a large event or training room, deposition rooms and private meeting rooms. The event room may be rented after-hours, on holidays, and on weekend days, she noted, and can also be used for private parties. “We also provide document or office services conducive to our customers’ needs - document services are a part of our multi-usage plans.” Marlowe said his goal is to give business professionals a secure, comfortable and reasonably-priced rental office space, where everything

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needed is readily available to get a job done. On top of that, at DMAR you can rent a personal mailbox, with local addresses for a virtual office. And, if your season is really busy and you just need more space, you can rent extra cubicles and arrange them in any format – you have a ready-made office in town with a receptionist, your own telephones and local mailbox. You’re all set. DMAR Business Centers has FedEx and USPS services for documents, and has available all office supplies needed including paper, flash drives, and binders. They can provide Notary service, secretary, typist, lamination, faxes, and even a girl Friday for event assistance. Marlowe said he tried to set things up with the customer in mind. “I’m ‘Old School,’ about business – our number one priority is accommodating our customers. Teleconferencing and video conferencing are available. Document services include copying, printing, faxing, binding, laminating, and mail services. Our prices are very competitive.” For example, regular photocopying is 5 cents a page, and a color copy is 30 cents a page at DMAR. “This is your one-stop business shop in Bartow for your remote office work location or for your documents needs,” Eitt said. Marlowe agreed, “We even provide unlimited Starbucks®,” he chuckled. DMAR Business Centers is located at 300 E. Summerlin Street in Bartow. For more information contact Eitt or Marlowe at (863) 440-5280; or visit www. dmarbusinesscenters.com.

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“I’m ‘Old School,’ about business – our number one priority is accommodating our customers. Teleconferencing and video conferencing are available. Document services include copying, printing, faxing, binding, laminating, and mail services. Our prices are very competitive.” – David Marlowe

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Businesses May Sign Up Now to Participate in Biz Kids Summer Workshop The Chamber’s summer workshop for kids titled, “Biz Kids,” is a program in which children will learn firsthand how a business is run from merchants that operate within the Community Redevelopment Agency confines. Main Street Bartow, Inc. is assisting the Chamber with the program, now in its fourth year. More than 90 kids have participated in Biz Kids. This year, classes run Tuesdays for six weeks in one or two hour increments (morning and afternoon sessions) from June 16 through July 21. Class times are 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; or 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Classes are provided for kids entering third grade through finishing eighth grade. Bartow merchants will teach children about their businesses and provide a business-related craft that the child may take home. Children will experience a different business each week and receive a glimpse of the entrepreneurial life – and a tee shirt. Classes are free. Students may choose a class from a variety of businesses such as The Cookie Jar, Simply Storage, The Polk County History Center, Bartow Art Guild, Spath Jewelers, and The Polk County Democrat. Businesses will be signing up in May, Condello said, “and any business within the CRA district is welcome to participate.” Participating businesses will receive a Summer “boost,” for the classes of $15 or $30 per child (depends on one or two hour classes).

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Bartow’s hometown spirit shines at the annual Fourth of July celebration at Mention flyer Mosaic Park withthisfireworks, cotton candy and lots of musical entertainment. for a special promotion. Each year the Bartow Fourth of July Committee plans an event that is fun and Bartow, FL 33830 has a great meaning behind it, Chairman Frank Rouse said. Known as “Mr. Fourth 863.534.3034 of July,” Rouse is in his 35th year of leading the planning with a “good group of rentnow@myfountainplace.com local citizens who are very devoted to the project,” he said. The city’s Parks & Recreation Department helps with the setup and after all these years, everyone knows what needs to be done to make Independence Day a great red, white and blue celebration. As usual, the celebration, which will be on Thursday this year, kicks off with the Bartow Adult Concert Band’s free patriotic program at 2:30 p.m. at Bartow Civic Center. Opening ceremonies for the Fourth of July celebration are at 4 p.m. and the Mention this flyer fun lasts all evening, concluding with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. In between there’s for a special promotion. lots of time for food, carnival fun, live entertainment and catching up with friends and family. Bartow’s unit of the National Guard will return with a display of vehicles and equipment. A moment of reflection for the fallen and the National Anthem will remind us of the meaning of Independence Day. The night’s “Fireworks Extravaganza” will be presented by the City of Bartow and the Fourth of July Committee. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and patriotism. While corporate sponsors help with some of the costs, financial help is still needed. Even small contributions help pay for entertainers, sound systems and other expenses of the popular celebration. Checks should be made out to Bartow Fourth of July Committee and may be sent to Rouse’s office at 680 East Main St. #201, Bartow, FL 33830.

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Offer Creative Home Buying Solutions Buying a home can get frustrating to the point that sometimes first time homebuyers give up on the idea of ever owning a home. The variables are numerous – finding the home itself can a daunting task; and in the case of wanting to design your own home, finding the right builder. Also, accessing the right financing and choosing the best deal with what is available to spend on a home is challenging. And what about selecting a Realtor? Easy Homes 123 can take the challenge out of buying a home, or selling your old home. Steve Mitchell, CEO and his mother and co-owner, Lynn Browning, are committed to working with the homebuyer from finding the right home to moving into it. “We want to make buying and selling homes as easy as 1-2-3,” said Mitchell. The mother and son partnership works, and Easy Homes 123 offers several services to provide home buyers and sellers easy and creative solutions to get the job done. Easy Homes 1-2-3 is a one stop shop. They have a team designed for all your buying and selling needs: title company, finance company, and construction company all in one. Their hands-on approach is designed to find you the right home that offers quality, efficiency and affordability, and often times, will walk you through the process from pouring the foundation to move in day. The owners attribute the success of the company to their commitment to integrity, honesty and compassion with creative solutions to put people in homes or sell their old homes. And the homes they offer for sale are not the usual fare, for each home they sell or build exceeds Energy Star guidelines. Mitchell said that the CEO in his title actually stands for “Chief Energy Officer,” “because we only sell homes that will save the homebuyer money in the long run.” All remodeled homes by Easy Homes 123 have been retrofitted with energy upgrades with a total value of over $10k and include high performance, low energy windows, Energy Star-rated doors inside and out, a radiant barrier roof deck, Energy Star roof shingles, R-38 attic insulation, radiant barrier walls and block foam injection (R-15 exterior walls), high efficient AC and heat pump, Hybrid water heaters, energy efficient recessed light fixtures, and even seal up electrical fixtures and vents to make the house airtight, plus a lot more. The homes Easy Homes 123 build exceeds the Energy Star guidelines and the buyer ends up saving money. Some have asked Mitchell why they build or upgrade existing homes using the Energy Star guidelines. “That’s an easy one for me. I actually bought a standard home from a local tract builder and boy did I pay. Every month my utility bill was huge. I learned a big lesson,” Mitchell said. It comes down to price versus cost, he said. “You pay for quality only once,” Mitchell noted. “We buy homes and upgrade the top five – windows, roof, air conditioning, electric and plumbing. When you buy an Easy Home 123, you get more and keep getting more for years to come through the energy upgrades we’ve provided.” The new homes standard for Easy Homes 123 is a savings of 40 percent to 50 percent less energy cost; and buyers can expect a 100 percent Energy Star Certified home. “Buyers usually pay very little to $0 money down- $0

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closing cost and may pick their floors, cabinetry and paint colors. If you’re already a homeowner and like a home we’re building, we can buy your home and you can move into the new one,” Mitchell said. In many cases, the new home will cost homeowners less because Easy Homes 123-built homes are not energy hogs, but energy savers. The Easy Homes 123 standards for upgrading an existing home are very high. The company policy of integrity, honesty and compassion with no hidden surprises also includes keeping the homeowner’s happiness in mind. Cosmetic upgrades go above and beyond what is usually expected. For instance, a refurbished home from Easy Homes 123 will include 5-1/4” baseboards rather than 3-1/4; all wood cabinets with crown molding instead of particleboard cabinets; ceiling fans in all rooms, not just the living room; double closet shelves; customer blinds; stainless steel appliances; cabinets in laundry room; just to name a few. With these changes, a total added value of the home could be as high as $31,800. Realtors are welcome, but, “We can sell a home or buy your home and without a broker involved, no real estate fee has to be paid,” Mitchell said. Easy Homes 123 offers a first time buyer program so the buyer doesn’t have to put much money down or have to worry about closing costs. Creative solutions can be found to give families a chance to own their first homes. “Families can pay less on a mortgage from one of our homes than on renting a house or apartment. We can consolidate loans and make it easy to own a home,” Mitchell explained. A single mother who bought an Easy Home 123 said that Mitchell and Browning were very nice people. “They made the process painless and they were very personal – treating me like family.” Mitchell said it does become personal for him and Browning. “We had a buyer who needed to sell his home right away. We sold the home, and helped the family find an apartment, then helped them get settled in. Later on, they decided they didn’t like apartment life and we found them another home.” Mitchell and Browning buy and sell homes one at a time. And they build without the cookie cutter approach. “We buy special lots, and unlike tract builders, we make sure there is elbow room to live. We are not a house factory. We build custom homes, one at a time” And with creative problem solving solutions, Easy Homes 123 can usually help someone in a tight spot. For more information about Easy Homes 123, call Steve Mitchell at 863-272-9394, or visit the website at www.easyhomes123.com.

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SCORE Bartow Chamber Roundtable for Businesses Set Not just for Chamber members, this FREE SCORE Roundtable will be at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Join the Chamber and SCORE as they present various topics important to business owners on June 11, July 9, August 13, 2015. Roundtable discussion begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Chamber Boardroom and last about an hour. “Help your business become the best it can be by attending these roundtable discussions to help you grow your customer base, improve your marketing toolbox, and learn ways to increase your productivity,” Jeff Clark, Executive Director for the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, advised. Seating is limited, and business owners must be registered to attend. This is brought to you by a partnership between the Bartow Chamber, Polk County Small Business Assistance Center and SCORE: For the Life of Your Business. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is located at 510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830. For more information, call Clark at 863-533-7125.

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Bartow Retail Academy to Teach Business Owners Marketing and Sales Tactics

Polk County business owners are invited to learn new marketing and sales tactics for their small businesses at the Bartow Retail Academy, beginning June 9 at DMAR Business Centers, 300 East Summerlin Street, Bartow. The Academy, presented by Main Street Bartow, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Florida Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida, will include four seminars for just $120. Businesses in the Bartow CRA District qualify for a scholarship and can register by calling Main Street Bartow at 863-519-0508 or Greater Bartow Chamber at 863-533-7125. “As we work to enhance the business community in downtown, providing business focused education is a priority for Main Street Bartow, Inc.,” Laura Mills Simpson, Executive Director of Main Street Bartow, said. “We are excited to partner with the CRA, the Bartow Chamber, and 4720 Hancock Lake Road, Lakeland SBDC to present the Retail Academy. This series is tailored to local business owners with a focus on business trends in engaging with local consumers and successful implementation techniques.” Jeff Clark, Executive Director of the Bartow Chamber agrees. “The Chamber’s primary impetus is to promote business and economic development for the benefit of our whole community. This falls within that goal nicely. The classes are for businesses in all of Bartow and surrounding areas; and we’re very excited the City of Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency has partnered with us and Main Street Bartow to provide scholarships for those businesses which fall within its district.” The Bartow Retail Academy Series includes the following seminars: Lawn Care ∙ Landscaping ∙ Tree Services ∙ Irrigation ∙ Sod Marketing Your Business – June 9, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Merchandising and Customer Service – June 16, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Advertising Your Business – June 30, 2015,  Built-in pricing with lawn services 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ignite Your Online Marketing – July 7, 2015,  Customized solutions for your watering needs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Monthly and/or quarterly inspection programs Registration is open to all small business owners at http://tinyurl.com/RetailAcademy15.  “On-Call” services for irrigation emergencies Businesses located in the Bartow CRA District (CRA District map available at: http://tinyurl.com/ BartowCRAMap) are eligible for scholarships and should register by calling Main Street Bartow at 863519-0508 or Greater Bartow Chamber at 863-533-7125.

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The care you know, the doctors you trust. Great healthcare is all about choice. When you receive a physician referral following an ER visit or hospital stay, think “Watson Clinic” first. You don’t need to leave the area or consult an unfamiliar doctor. Simply ask for Watson Clinic and you’ll get the services and expertise you can rely on to get well and stay well.

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Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation Where can you find food, entertainment and fun with a little history thrown in? Bartow’s 14th annual Juneteenth celebration, of course. Two days of activities are planned: Friday, June 19th have lots of fun downtown Bartow at the Main Street Friday Fest; and Saturday, June 20th activities will be at the Over the Branch Gateway on West Polk Street, under the State Road 60 overpass. As usual the family event includes lots of food, fun for the kids, music and a chance to visit with friends and catch up on all the news. Friday night, at Main Street Bartow’s Friday Fest, “On the Avenue,” is featured live entertainment. This features music in three genres: Hip Hop, Pop and Rock. Historical presentations will also be featured commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Saturday is Family Day, designed to entertain and enrich adults and kids. Family games, face painting, horseback riding, a horse show and train rides are planned, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., plus entertainment by local talent, and a Car Show. A Health Fair will offer free screenings and HIV testing. K-9 Demonstrations, Gospel Fest from 5-9 p.m. will feature musicians from around Central Florida. According to websites, Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, is the name given to emancipation day by African-Americans in Texas. On that day in 1865 Union MajorGeneral Gordon Granger read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. It stated in part, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.”

Large celebrations on June 19 began in 1866 and continued regularly into the early 20th century. Bartow’s event is presented by West Bartow Front Porch, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Bartow Community Redevelopment Agency, Main Street Bartow, Inc. and the City of Bartow. For more information about the event, or about being a vendor or sponsor, call the West Bartow Front Porch office at 863-533-1773 or email Bartowfrontporch@gmail.com.

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Main Street Bartow UPCOMING EVENTS

May 27… Bartow Farmers Market

For more information about Main Street Bartow, Inc. events, please call 863-519-0508, or visit the website: www.mainstreetbartowfl.com.

May 22 … Movies on the Lawn Movies on the Lawn is presented by Main Street Bartow, Inc. and held the 4th Friday of every month in the grass lot at the corner of Main Street and Wilson Avenue in downtown Bartow. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and insect repellant. The movie begins at dark. “The Avengers” will be featured at Movies on the Lawn in May. It is a 2012 film in which Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien

Bartow’s Main Street Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in Fort Blount Park, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Vendors offer fresh produce, blended teas and accessories, plants, handmade candles and skin care products, specialty cheeses, dip and soup mixes, soaps, jams and jellies, and local honey. There are also food vendors offering Italian sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, and other food items. Free to the public. Prospective vendors should contact Main Street Bartow for information.

June 13, July 11, August 8 … Downtown Bartow Antique Fair The Downtown Bartow Antique Fair is held the 2nd Saturday of each month. It is open to all vendors of antiques and collectibles to be displayed along the 200 and 300 blocks of East Main Street. Vendor cost is $20. There is no charge to the public.

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Doors2Change, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Bartow Present

A Free Family Event In Downtown Bartow

Live Entertainment r 10:00 a.m. - Sounds of Joy u o y 10:45 a.m. Union Academy Bluegrass Band g d n i r 11:30 a.m. - Mamie’s School of Dance ...bairs atns! 12:00 p.m. - Psalms 101 ch anke 12:45 p.m. - K’Lynn & Bluegrass Friends bl 1:30 p.m. - Strawberry Express Cloggers

2:45 p.m. - Calvary Country Bluegrass Band 3:30 p.m. - Dixie Bluegrass Express 4:15 p.m. - Joey Foley and the Midnight Clogging Express

Bluegrass Gospel HISTORIC BARTOW

HERITAGE

FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Downtown Bartow Faith Riders Rally

Art & Cultural Displays

A Motorcycle Ministry passionate about sharing Christ with the world!

Vintage Motorcycles

Antique & Vintage Fair Tons of vendors from the fine to the divine!

Kids’ Zone This is a blast!

Recreational Vehicles

Camping World presents a whole new world!

Plants & Produce Check out nature’s best! Corporate Sponsors

SpathJewelers Jewe lry

For All occAsions

Concession Sponsor

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Business And Service Directory ACCOMMODATIONS

Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Sonny Chauhan • 1565 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8070, Fax: (863) 519-5035 Stay Inn & Suites Motel, Mike Chauhan • 1035 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0711, Fax: (863) 533-0924

ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING/TAX SERVICE

A and A Accounting Tax Services and More, Nelidia Colon • 710 E. Main Street, Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5555, Fax: (863) 533-0047 Bartow Consulting Group, Inc., Brian Hinton • 210 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4196, Fax: (863) 533-9071

Jeffries Bookkeeping, Donna Jeffries • 180 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1416, Fax: (863) 519-9846 Liberty Tax Service, Cindy Ballard • 125 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 248-1126 RNB Accounting & Tax Services, Inc., Eddie Robinson • 110 N. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1842, Fax: (863) 519-0912 Ronald A. Brown & Associates, PA, Ronald A. Brown • 551 Ave. K, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33882 (863) 299-1500, Fax: (863) 299-7599 S.R. Wright & Co., P.A., Steven R. Wright • 154 Ave. H, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 299-6815, Fax: (863) 299-7828 Baylis & Company PA, Tracy Kimbrough,CPA,CFST • 53 Lake Morton Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 688-8841, Fax: (863) 687-1828, www.bayliscpas.com Brinton Fairchild, LLC, Benjamin M. Fairchild • 1720 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1, Lakeland, FL 33803-2263 (863) 687-7777

Small Business Accounting, Sheree Vickers • 1135 Clinton St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 712-0894, Fax: (863) 533-2400 Wall Titus, LLC, Priscilla Boren, CPA • 212 E. Highland Dr., Suite 201, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 683-0708, Fax: (863) 686-0799, www.walltitus.com

ADVERTISING - AGENCY

Cathy E. Parker, E.A., Cathy Parker • 250 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4141, Fax: (863) 533-4142, www.parkertaxteam.com

Clark/Nikdel/Powell, Inc., Christine Nikdel • 62 4th St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 299-9980, Fax: (863) 297-9061, www.clarknikdelpowell.com

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Michael Carter • 147 Ave. C, S.W., Suite 101, Winter Haven, FL 33880-3258 (863) 683-6783, Fax: (863) 294-3927

Madden Brand Agency, Michelle Ledford • 212 E. Pine St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 226-5354, www.brandmadden.com

Crowe Horwath, LLP, Jayne Bates • 124 S. Florida Ave., Suite 201, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 687-4010, Fax: (863) 683-9667, www.crowehorwath.com

AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT

Partner of Choice

David A. Duke, EMT/P Regional Business Development Manager

C: 863.528.8844 F: 863-635-9716 dduke@airmethods.com

www.AirMethods.com

P.O. Box 366 • Frostproof, FL 33843-0366

Air Methods Corporation, David A. Duke • 415 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 528-8844, Fax: (863) 635-9716, www.airmethods.com

Hamic Jones Hamic & Sturwold, PA, James Previte • 1905 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 682-5151, Fax: (863) 682-3079, www.hjhscpa.com

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

AZAP AC & Refrigeration Services, Vicki Dietz • 1520 42nd St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881, (863) 551-9500, Fax: (863) 551-9503, www.azapair.com Citrus Air Conditioners, Inc., Dale Burzynski • 155 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-0637, Fax: (863) 535-1149

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R&R Heating & Cooling, Inc., Randall E. Pilkenton • 15 N. Third St., Eagle Lake, FL 33839 (863) 293-8515, Fax: (863) 299-2742 Tropic Air, Gregory Fulbright • 2106 Betty Ann Dr., Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 965-0386, Fax: (863) 965-1276, www.Tropicaironline.com

ASSISTED LIVING & RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Bartow Center/Age Institute of Florida, Patti Spears • 2055 E. Georgia St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0578, Fax: (863) 533-0736, www.ageinstitute.com

AIR CONDITIONING FILTERS

Flanders PrecisionAire of Florida, Shelly Mohrbach • 100 Crown Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8300, Fax: (863) 733-9171

AIRPORT

Bartow Municipal Airport/Industrial Park, Cynthia L. Barrow • US Hwy. 17, N. BMA, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1195, Fax: (863) 533-5968, www.bartow-airport.com

APARTMENTS & CONDOMINIUMS

TAMI BENCH Community Manager Brookdale Highlands, Tammi Mara • 4250 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-7820, Fax: (863) 709-9340, www.brookdale.com

1350 North Wilson Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 phone 863-534-3034 fax 863-534-3067

The Rohr Home, Joshua Wilson • 2120 Marshall Edwards Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7579, Fax: (863) 519-4783

email rentnow@myfountainplaceapts.com www.myfountainplaceapts.com Fountain Place Apartments, Tami Bench • 1350 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3034, Fax: (863) 534-3067 The Meetinghouse at Bartow, Elizabeth Fisher • 1400 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9108, Fax: (863) 533-4937 Summerlin Oaks Apartments, Mary Sow • 980 E. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2787, Fax: (863) 533-4779, www.summerlinoaksapts.com Village at Lake Highland, Jessica Hernandez • 2150 Lake Highlands Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-7101, Fax: (863) 701-9333, www.villagelh.net Savannah Court of Bartow, Annette Crews • 290 Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-3398, www.savannahcourtbartow.com

ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

AAA Auto Club South, Brooke Collier • 1457 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 688-7921, Fax: (863) 683-3152, aaa.com/lakeland

American Cancer Society-Bartow/Ft. Meade Unit, Caitlin Simmons • 1920 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 688-2326, Fax: (863) 687-6939, www.cancer.org • 2 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms • Community Pool & Clubhouse • Maintenance Free Living

863-255-2607 | 100 Laurel Circle, Bartow Kathryn@RentWithBerkshire.com RentWithBerkshire.com

A BERKSHIRE MANAGEMENT PROPERTY The Villages at Laurel Meadows, Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely • 100 Laurel Circle, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7414, Fax: (863) 533-7359, www.RentWithBerkshire.com The Villages at Laurel Meadows offers newly-constructed, affordable luxury townhome living with world class amenities.

APPLIANCES

American Legion Post 3, Bill Vangorder • 1575 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830-6630 (863) 533-8893 American Red Cross, Sara Olson • 256 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 294-5941, www.redcross.org Bartow Art Guild, Lara Fredericksen • 1240 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1877, www.bartowartguild.com Bartow Bloomin’ Arts Festival, Michell Githens • P.O. Box 632, Bartow, FL 33831-0632 (863) 428-3315, Fax: (863) 428-7371 Bartow Board of Realtors, Inc., Suzanne Wynn • P.O. Box 551, Bartow, FL 33831-0551 (863) 533-4119, Fax: (863) 533-7843, www.bartowboardofrealtors.com

Affordable Appliance, LLC, Joseph Cain • 220 Manor Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8775, Fax: (863) 533-8730, www.affordablebartow.com

Bartow Breakfast Rotary Club, H. Lyle Bulman • P.O. Box 21, Bartow, FL 33831-0021 (863) 499-2407, Fax: (863) 499-2392, www.rotary.org/index.html

Badcock Home Furniture & More, Nancy L. Young • 1350 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1611, Fax: (863) 533-6292

Bartow Cycling Events, Trish & Bob Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 640-1024, www.bartowcyclingevents.com

AQUATIC WEED CONTROL

Applied Aquatic Management, Inc., Paul C. Myers • 4305 Bomber Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8882, Fax: (863) 534-3322, www.appliedaquaticmgmt.com

ARCHITECTS

Pickett Hunter Associates Architecture, Terry Hunter • 2000 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 533-4933, Fax: (863) 248-0217 Straughn Trout Architects, LLC, Tim Hoeft • 2005 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 665-6205, Fax: (863) 665-6206, www.straughntrout.com

ART GALLERY AND FRAMING

Bartow Dixie Baseball, Inc., Jennie Walker • P.O. Box 1512, Bartow, FL 33831-1512 (863) 412-3565, www.bartowbaseball.org Bartow High School Band Boosters, John Eckman • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7404, Fax: (863) 534-0077, www.bartowhighband.com Bartow Soccer Club, Marc Brock • P.O. Box 2553, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 440-2256, www.bartowsoccer1.com Bartow Youth Football, James Davis • P.O. Box 192, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 944-6357, www.bartowyouthfootball.weebly.com Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc., Amanda Fulton • 1231 E. Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 904-6567, Fax: (863) 682-2924, www.bbbsfl.org

Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, Jane Waters Thomas • 1350 E. Main St., Suite A2, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 293-2700, Fax: (863) 293-0352, www.artsensemblehealingarts.com

Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Patricia M. Steed • 555 E. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7130, Fax: (863) 534-7138, www.cfrpc.org

Carolyn’s Gallery, Carolyn Scheffel • 395 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-5215

CRA/Community Redevelopment Agency, K. Stephen Cox • 450 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6305, Fax: (863) 519-0509 Crickette Club of Bartow, Inc., Jennifer Hall • P.O. Box 584, Bartow, FL 33831-0584 (863) 604-7597, Fax: (863) 559-1435, www.crickettes.org

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EPAC Eastside Positive Action Committee, Otto Brown • 1315 Bay St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3309

McDaniel Law Firm, Michael McDaniel • 465 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0507, Fax: (863) 968-2491, www.mcdaniellawfirm.com

Floral Lakes Homeowners Association, John Spigner • 2055 S. Floral Ave., Lot 180, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 804-0181, www.florallakes.org

Moody Law, Daniel D. Moody • 575 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 733-9090, Fax: (863) 534-1001, www.moodylaw.com

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc., Turtle Thomas • 1000 Old Fort Meade Rd., Homeland, FL 33847 (863) 551-0985

Nathaniel White, Attorney, Nathaniel White • 515 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3617, Fax: (863) 534-8916

Friends of the Bartow Public Library, Roxanna Tovrea • 2150 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0131, www.pclc.lib.fl.us/bartow

Robinson, Pecaro & Mier, P.A., James Robinson • 201 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 816-6808, Fax: (954) 252-7199, www.lawdrive.com

Girls Inc. of Lakeland (Imogene Currie Parmalee Branch - Bartow Location), Kay Fields 650 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830, (863) 533-5000, Fax: (863) 686-5008, www.girlsinc.org

Ronald N. Toward, Attorney, Ronald N. Toward • 1105 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1232, Fax: (863) 519-9121

Golden Age Club, Shirley Pittenger • 2055 S. Floral Ave., Lot 186, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1091

Stidham & Stidham, P.A., Jonathan Stidham • 150 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0866, Fax: (863) 533-1151

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Independent Softball Association, Don Stratton • 115 E. Van Fleet Dr., Suite 339, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7127, Fax: (863) 533-4290, www.ISASOFTBALL.com

Sutton Law Firm, Debra Sutton • 325 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8912, Fax: (863) 533-4633, www.suttonlawfirm.net

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Junior Service League of Bartow, Jenna Barnett • P.O. Box 1523, Bartow, FL 33831-1523 (863) 533-9202, www.jslbartow.com

Valenti Campbell Trohn Tamayo & Aranda, P.A., John Marc Tamayo • 1701 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 686-0043, Fax: (863) 616-1445, www.vcttalawyers.com

Kiwanis Club of Bartow, C. Wayne Guest • P.O. Box 1021, Bartow, FL 33831-1021 (863) 640-8884, www.bartowkiwanis.com

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Luster-All Pastoral Care and Culture Center, Fred Johnson • 125 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6658, Fax: (863) 533-9520, www.lusteralltraining.com Main Street Bartow, Inc., Laura Mills Simpson • 180 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0508, Fax: (863) 519-0509 Mid-Florida SHRM, Andrea Prather • Bartow, FL (863) 640-2459, www.midflorida.shrm.org Platform Art, Inc., Cynthia Haffey • 605 McRorie St., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 838-2262, www.platformart.org

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Polk County History Center, Myrtice Young • 100 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-4386, Fax: (863) 534-4387, www.polk-county.net/museum

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Polk Museum of Art, Claire Orologas • 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801-5529 (863) 688-7743, Fax: (863) 688-2611, www.polkmuseumofart.org

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Sun ‘N Fun Fly-In, Inc., Sandy Bridges • 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 644-2431, Fax: (863) 644-9737, www.sun-n-fun.org

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Garner & Associates Auctioneers, Inc., Michael Garner • 3455 SR 60, W., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5100, Fax: (863) 533-5111, www.garnerauctions.com

Polk County Farm Bureau, Carole McKenzie • 1715 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0561, Fax: (863) 533-9241

Oglesby and Company, Auctioneers, Scott Oglesby • 2745 Grace Manor, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 875-7867, Fax: (863) 875-7869, www.oglesbyauctioneers.com

Polk County Industry Advisory Panel, Ruthanne Stonewall • 3515 Aviation Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 669-2328, Fax: (863) 669-4940

Bartow Ford Company, Jose Carlos Sandoval • 2800 US 98, N., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0425, Fax: (863) 519-0028, www.bartowford.com Bartow Ford Company has been serving the Central Florida community for over 64 years, providing quality customer care, while selling and servicing all makes and models. Founded in 1948 by Ernest M. Smith, Bartow Ford continues to operate on Mr. Smith’s philosophies of customer care and business principles.

Polk Education Association, Inc., Marianne Capoziello • 730 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0908, Fax: (863) 533-3559 Professional Opportunities Program For Students, Joyce Bentley • 415B E. Main St., Suite 202, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6629, Fax: (863) 537-6639, www.popsinc.org

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AUTO DEALERS - NEW & USED

Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing, Mark Jackson • 2701 Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 551-4750, Fax: (863) 551-4717, www.centralfloridasports.com

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Bok Tower Gardens Foundation, Inc., Brian Ososky • 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, FL 33853-3412 (863) 676-1408, Fax: (863) 676-6770, www.boktowergardens.org

AUCTIONEERS

Polk County Builders Association Foundation, Pat Edleman • 2232 Heritage Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 665-0844, Fax: (863) 667-9956, www.pcba.com

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Rotary Club of Bartow, Hazel Sellers • P.O. Box 14, Bartow, FL 33831-0014 (863) 533-4392, www.rotary.org/index.html

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Seniors on the Move, Margaree Simon • Carver Recreation Center, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 512-2453 Tuscan Lodge No. 6, Keith Warren • 320 S. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9498

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West Bartow Front Porch, Levonia Wynn • 925 W. Polk St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1773, Fax: (863) 533-9383 Zonta Club of Bartow, Hazel Sellers • 1990 De La Palma, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4392

ATTORNEYS

Boswell & Dunlap, LLP, Frederick J. Murphy • 245 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7117, Fax: (863) 533-7412, www.bosdun.com The Bartow law firm of Boswell & Dunlap, LLP, was founded in 1900, and is Polk County’s oldest law firm. We welcome the opportunity to discuss possible representation with anyone needing representation in Polk County and surrounding Central Florida.

Kelley Buick GMC, J.C. Martin • 255 W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1561, Fax: (863) 582-9212, kelleybuickgmc.com/fleet Kelley Buick GMC is your local neighborhood garage. Locally owned, our customers are treated like family. Work-ready vehicles, free loaners, old-fashioned values.

The Buerger Law Firm, P.A., Diane Buerger • 766 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830-4832 (863) 804-0999, Fax: (863) 804-0555, www.buergerlawfirm.com

Regal Lakeland, Chris Boswell • 2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 687-8000, www.regallakeland.com

Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A., Timothy F. Campbell • 500 S. Florida Ave., Suite 800, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 647-5337, Fax: (863) 647-5012, www.clarkcampbell-law.com

Stingray Chevrolet Bartow, LLC, Matt Hurley • 1475 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0777, Fax: (863) 533-3274, www.stingraybartow.com Stingray Chevrolet is your hometown Bartow dealership. We invite you to come relax and enjoy the difference!

Craig A. Mundy, P.A., Craig A. Mundy • 4927 Southfork Dr., Lakeland, FL 33813-2043 (863) 647-3778, Fax: (863) 647-4580, www.mundylaw.com

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Family Elder Law, Jason Penrod • 122 E. Tillman Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-8423, Fax: (863) 676-1816, www.familyelderlaw.com Flynn Law Group, PA, John Flynn • 355 W. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6707, Fax: (863) 533-1806 Frank Rouse, Attorney at Law, Frank J. Rouse • 680 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6547, Fax: (863) 533-5604

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Frost Van den Boom, PA, John W. Frost, II • 395 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0314, Fax: (863) 533-8985, www.fvslaw.com The Law Office Of Cassandra L. Denmark, LLC, Cassandra L. Denmark • 660 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7120, Fax: (863) 533-7174, www.cldenmarklaw.com The Law Office of Shirley D. Pellarchy, Shirley D. Pellarchy • 490 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3838, Fax: (863) 533-3737

Tom Edwards Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, Randy Edwards • 1425 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0793, Fax: (863) 533-2932, www.tomedwards.net

Law Office of William Lobb, William J. Lobb • 295 W. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-8522, Fax: (863) 534-8672

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AUTO DETAILERS

BARBER SHOP

Elite Detail ‘N Tint, Michael J. Pellegrini • 195 N. Third Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0681, Fax: (863) 533-0681, www.elitedetailntint.com

Tim Jones Barber Shop

AUTO MOBILE DETAILERS

Super Clean Detailing, Carl Jones • P.O. Box 2634, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 205-7970, Fax: (863) 534-1629

AUTO PAINT & BODY SHOP

170 South Wilson Ave. Bartow, FL 33830

Florida Truck & Trailer Company, Gary Fackender • 3500 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8319, Fax: (863) 533-4808

863-224-6114

AUTO PARTS-NEW/USED/REBUILT

Budget Auto Parts of Bartow, Craig Rutherford • 2715 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0568, Fax: (863) 534-8706, www.budgetfl.com

Tim Jones

Napa Auto Parts, W. A. Read • 805 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3128, Fax: (863) 533-7394

Barber & Stylist timjjones@aol.com

AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE

Bartow Ford Company, Jose Carlos Sandoval • 2800 US 98, N., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0425, Fax: (863) 519-0028, www.bartowford.com Gator Towing & Automotive of Polk County, LLC, Bobbi Roberts • 1505 E. Hooker St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-4665, Fax: (863) 533-5317 Kauffman Tire, Enrique Brito • 5065 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 937-0700, Fax: (863) 937-0704, www.kauffmantire.com Main Street Auto & Tire, Joe Sullins • 750 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8473, Fax: (863) 533-5558, mainstreetautorepair.com Super-Lube, Tom Chambasian • 1615 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6981, Fax: (863) 533-6541, www.superlube.com

BAIL BONDS

Zona Long Bail Bonds, Angela K. Long • 395 W. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0791, Fax: (863) 533-0792

BAKERIES

Cookie Jar Bakeshop, Maura Galbraith • 305 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-3333, Fax: (863) 519-3403, www.cookiejarbakeshop.com Dunkin’ Donuts, Alex Fernandez • 1202 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3626, flmsinc.com

BANKS, CREDIT UNIONS

Bank of Central Florida • Sandy Dobbertean• 515 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3585, Fax: (863) 534-3537, www.bankofcentralflorida.com Bank of Central Florida introduces “Intelligent Banking,” which describes their people, technology and approach. Our bankers are experienced advisors who are committed to exceeding client expectations. Member FDIC. BB&T Bank, Seth Shore • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-2100, Fax: (863) 533-8029, www.bbt.com CenterState Bank, Anita Stasiak • 1375 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830-1869 (863) 533-0475, Fax: (863) 534-3819, www.centerstatebank.com CenterState Bank is a local, market-driven financial institution. We value the unique character of the communities we serve and encourage decision making by the banker that is closest to the action. Citizens Bank & Trust, Valerie Tillman • 1450 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6472, Fax: (863) 533-6256, www.citizens-bank.com Citizens Bank & Trust is Polk County’s oldest community bank for several reasons: customer service, friendly and professional staff, sound business decisions.

Tim Jones Barber Shop, Tim Jones • 170 S. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 224-6114

BEES / CROP POLLINATION

Bell Apiaries dba Honey Bell Bee Company, Robbie Bell • 412 N. Lanier Ave., Fort Meade, FL 33841 (863) 698-9525, www.honeybellbee.com

BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR

Bernie Little Distributors, Mike Blume • 4105 Maine Ave., Eaton Park, FL 33840 (863) 665-3615, Fax: (863) 665-8213, www.bernielittle.com

BICYCLE SALES AND SERVICE

Road & Trail Bicycles, Jason Brown • 5113 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 937-8058, Fax: (863) 937-8059, www.roadandtrailbicycles.com

BLINDS

Affordable Blinds, Corp., Chad Crotteau • 2222 S. Combee Rd., Suite 4, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-1695, Fax: (863) 667-1693, www.affordableblindsoflakeland.com

BLOOD BANKS

OneBlood, Kelly Jacobs • 3200 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 904-4425, Fax: (863) 987-9218, www.oneblood.org

BOLT & NUT DISTRIBUTORS

Pyramid Fasteners, Inc., Theresa Pickard • 620 S. First Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0875, Fax: (863) 533-4071, www.pyramidfasteners.com

BOOKS, GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Bartow Christian Books & Gifts, Bo Raulerson • 326 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2991, Fax: (863) 533-5223

BOTTLED WATER

Water Boy, Inc., Scott McLauchlin • 1808 Olive St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (800) 346-6080, Fax: (947) 744-0799, www.waterboyinc.com

BUILDING MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

Central Florida Truss, Inc., Gary Newell • 1500 US Hwy. 17, N., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0821, Fax: (863) 533-9517, www.cftruss.com

Sunbelt Forest Products, Ken DelleDonne • 6106 Spirit Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1702, Fax: (863) 534-1500, www.sunbeltfp.com Whit’s Building Supply, Inc., Scott Bowne • 115 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0806, Fax: (863) 533-6785

BUS - CHARTER

Annett Bus Lines, Brian Annett • 130 Madrid Dr., Sebring, FL 33876-8105 (800) 282-3655, Fax: (863) 655-6207, www.annettbuslines.com

BUS - PUBLIC TRANSPORATION

Citrus Connection, Cathy Wolosin • 1248 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 688-7433, Fax: (863) 683-4132, www.ridecitrus.com

BUSINESS CENTER Community Southern Bank, Sharon Casey • 101 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-2265, Fax: (863) 648-5595, www.communitysouthernbank.com Even though we are a community bank, we still have all the conveniences of bigger banks, like online banking, free access to thousands of ATMs and online check ordering. Your account will be credited with your deposits anytime, even up to closing: there are no early cutoff times to worry about. And, for businesses, we have a courier service that will pick up your deposits so you don’t have to spend valuable time away from your customers. Magnify Credit Union, Rachel Ashley • 1790 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 425-5611, Fax: (863) 533-6749, www.magnifycu.org MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Melissa Pittman • 105 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830-3829 (863) 533-8939, Fax: (863) 519-0038, www.midflorida.com SunTrust Bank, Hussein Suleiman • 255 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0467, Fax: (863) 533-4701, www.suntrust.com DMAR Business Centers U.S.A, Annette Eitt • 300 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 440-5280, Fax: (863) 440-5282

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CABINETRY

CLEANERS & LAUNDRIES

All Wood Cabinetry, Travis Hughes • 210 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 535-1104, Fax: (866) 731-9437, www.awcabinetry.com

Peterson Cleaners, Randy Peterson • 810 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2612, www.petersoncleaners.com

Silver Leaf Kitchen & Bath, Pam Leonard • 1818 Harden Blvd., Suite 110, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 692-3400, Fax: (863) 638-6888, www.silverleafkitchens.com

CLEANING - CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, TILE & GROUT

Rainbow International of Mid Florida, Adrienne Richardson • P.O. Box 950, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 533-4093, Fax: (863) 582-9447, www.rainbowintl.com/midflorida

CABLE TV

Bright House Networks, Ernest Morency • 65 S. Keller Rd., Orlando, FL 32810 (407) 452-2378, Fax: (863) 374-2077, www.mybrighthouse.com

CLEANING - COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL

Comfort Cleaning Services, LLC, LaKeisha Williams • P.O. Box 646, Lakeland, FL 33802 (863) 838-7479, www.comfortcleaningservicesfl.webs.com

CATERERS

Bartow Food Service Club, Inc., Bill Mills • 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830-7104 (863) 534-0120, Fax: (863) 534-7197

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Florida Polytechnic University, Maggie M. Mariucci • 439 S. Florida Ave., Suite 300, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 583-9050, Fax: (863) 583-9070, www.floridapolytechnic.org

County Seat Cafe Catering, Bill Mills • 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3622

Polk State College, Eileen Holden • 999 Ave. H, N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 297-1098, Fax: (863) 297-1053, www.polk.edu

Especially 4 U Catering, LLC, Shayann Jones • 550 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6373, www.especially4u.net

Southeastern University, Dana Davis • 1000 Longfellow Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-5000, Fax: (863) 667-5200, www.seu.edu

Kona-Ice Promotions, Inc., Tim Tario • 3714-A DMG Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 581-3252, Fax: (863) 648-2352, kona-ice.com

COLLISION CENTER

Prestiage Catering, Inc., Cheryl Ledbetter • 5503 US 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 607-6086, Fax: (863) 619-8899 Terrie Lobb Catering, Inc., Terrie Lobb • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6483, Fax: (863) 534-8980, www.terrielobbcatering.com Texas Cattle Company Catering, Grant Piche • 735 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 604-1515, Fax: (863) 682-0726, www.texascattlecompany.net

CATTLE

Double R Brangus, Inc., Roy Dan Mitchell • 7755 Star Lake Rd., Alturas, FL 33820 (863) 537-2571 Dudley Putnam, Inc., Dudley Putnam • P.O. Box 1400, Bartow, FL 33831-1400 (863) 537-5611, Fax: (863) 537-1683

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ChamberPAL, Sam Azzam • 231 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (855) 233-6362, www.chamberpal.com

Bartow Ford Company, Jose Carlos Sandoval • 2800 US 98, N., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0425, Fax: (863) 519-0028, www.bartowford.com

Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Clark • 510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7125, Fax: (863) 533-3793, www.bartowchamber.com

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

CHEMICALS

Hallock Properties, LLC, Cynthia Hallock • 1355 S. Orange Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 701-7711

Ashland Specialty Chemical, Terry Wicker • 2801 State Rd. 60, W., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 535-2991, Fax: (863) 533-5904 Ashland’s Bartow plant blends resins for makers of boats and recreational vehicles. We have gone 15 years without a lost-time accident and proudly support charities including ReadingPals and Relay For Life.

COMMERCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Lanier Upshaw, Inc., Scott Whitener • 1115 US Hwy 98 S., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 838-7096, Fax: (863) 682-6292, www.lanierupshaw.com

CHURCHES

COMMUNITY ACTION & HUMAN SERVICES

Acts Praise & Worship Center, Andre Camp • 3824 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1800, Fax: (863) 534-8561

Bartow Deacons & Stewards Alliance, Inc., Carver Young • P.O. Box 502, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 533-1207

Asbury United Methodist Church, Carol Sue Hutchinson • 1650 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2301, www.asburyumcbartow.org

Children’s Home Society, Julie Shoup • 1260 S. Golfview Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-3900, Fax: (863) 519-3913, www.chsfl.org

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Robert E. Patrick • 205 E. Stanford St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3366, Fax: (863) 533-3839, www.bartow-arp-church.org

Church Service Center, Inc., Rusty Music • 495 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5822, Fax: (863) 533-0695

First Baptist Church, Ron Burks • 410 E. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9055, Fax: (863) 534-8902, www.fbcbartow.org

The Eagles Wings Sanctuary, Felicia Jackson • 5925 Imperial Pkwy., Suite 104C, Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 617-6259, Fax: (863) 213-4601, www.theeagleswingssanctuary.org

First Presbyterian Church, Jim Hatch • 355 S. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5005, Fax: (863) 533-4186, www.fpcbartowfl.org

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Erika Key • 3350 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830-8471 (863) 533-0371, Fax: (863) 533-7006, www.youthranches.org

First Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Deryl A. Jones • 1030 King St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2322

George W. Harris Jr. Youth & Crisis Runaway Shelter, Glenn Parkinson • 1060 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 595-0220, Fax: (863) 595-0225, www.yfainc.org

First United Methodist Church, Rev. Alan Jefferson • 455 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0904, Fax: (863) 533-9023, www.firstumcbartow.org

Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands & Polk Counties, Charlene Edwards • 650 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-9224, Fax: (863) 519-8111

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Gary Jackson • 500 W. Stuart St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3581, Fax: (863) 533-0364, www.holytrinitylives.com

Heartland For Children, Kimberly Daugherty • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-8900, Fax: (863) 519-8912, www.heartlandforchildren.org

McLeod Memorial Presbyterian Church, Richard Huggins • 695 W. Stuart St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5433, Fax: (863) 519-0833, www.bartowmmpc.com

Hope Now, Tim Nevins • P.O. Box 2729, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 519-5900, Fax: (863) 519-5939, www.hopenowfl.org

St. James A.M.E. Church of Bartow, Inc., Shirley A. Williams • 1020 Magnolia St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6109, Fax: (863) 533-0265, stjamesamec.org

Leland Family Ministries, Elizabeth Combee, 780 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0000, Fax: (863) 534-1221, www.lelandfamilyministries.com

CITRUS

Neighborhood Improvement Corporation of Bartow, Clifton P. Lewis • 790 Waldon Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0100, www.lbbrown.com

Bohde Grove Service, Bill Bohde • 2365 Alturas Loop Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-1177, Fax: (863) 537-9777

SPCA Florida, Adam Stanfield • 5850 Brannen Rd., S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 646-7722, Fax: (863) 619-8570, www.spcaflorida.org

C. Young Citrus, Inc., Chuck Young • 1515 Hwy. 17, N., Eagle Lake, FL 33839 (863) 294-6065, Fax: (863) 292-0525

Sunrise/Green Tree Court Cluster, Heather Davis • 2160 Green Tree Court, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0837, Fax: (863) 533-8831

Mr. Fred J. Bohde, CPAg, CCA, Fred J. Bohde • 1175 E. George St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8472

TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc., Sara Meadows • 3380 SR 60 E., Bartow, FL 33830 (888) 548-2972, www.tianvica.org

Peace Valley Enterprise, Inc., Scott Young • P.O. Box 84, Alturas, FL 33820-0084 (863) 537-1309, Fax: (863) 537-1349

The Transition House of Bartow, Thomas Hare • 550 N. Restwood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7037, www.thetransitionhouse.org

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Mark E. Wilson • 116 S. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 701-8702, www.kimley-horn.com

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United Way of Central Florida, Dale Stills • 5605 US 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 648-1500, Fax: (863) 648-1535, www.uwcf.org

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VISTE, Steve Bissonnette • 1232 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 284-0828, Fax: (863) 683-4732 Women’s Care Center of Bartow, Inc., Rusty Music • P.O. Box 1041, Bartow, FL 33831-1041 (863) 534-3844, Fax: (863) 534-3844

COMMUTER ASSISTANCE - COMMUTER ALTERNATIVES

Commuter Services - District 1 FDOT, Christine Diaz • 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (407) 791-5482, Fax: (863) 534-7172, www.commuterservicesfl.com

COMPUTERS

Bartow PC Repair, James Hammett • 1510 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 578-5775, www.bartowpcrepair.com IPhone Repair Lakeland, Dhiman Bhattacharjee • 3500 S. Florida Ave., Suite 7, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 937-5443, www.iphonerepairlakeland.com

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

SEMCO Construction, Inc., Carl Ed Locke • 205 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7705 (863) 533-7193, Fax: (863) 533-3376, www.semcoconstruction.com

COPY SERVICE, PACK & SHIP

The UPS Store, Mike Patel • 115 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0800, Fax: (863) 519-0801, www.theupsstorelocal.com

COSMETICS AND SKIN CARE

NeriumAD, Jodi Sharrock • Auburndale, FL (863) 661-7406, www.jsharrock.nerium.com

COUNTERTOPS

Counter Effects by Roger, Roger Atherton • 409 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0600, Fax: (863) 533-0644, www.cebr.us

Perpetual Technology Solutions, Connie Nickerson • 2525 Drane Field Road, Suite10, Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 644-1120, Fax: (863) 697-5563, www.pt-solutions.com

COURT REPORTING

McGill & Associates, Linda A. McGill • 170 S. Oak Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4642, Fax: (863) 533-1234, www.mcgillreporting.com

CUSTOM ENGRAVING/GIFTS

Laser Engraving & Designs, LLC, Dan Slachta • 2126 E. Edgewood Dr, Suite 11, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 666-3124, www.myledfla.com

DENTISTS

Billy B. Brown, Jr., D.D.S., Billy B. Brown • 695 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0955, Fax: (863) 533-6468 Dental Associates of Bartow, Dr. Ian Fawcett • 2090 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4444, Fax: (863) 519-4453 Gary L. Joyner, DDS, PA, Gary L. Joyner • 2025 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0389, Fax: (863) 533-8371

Your Electronic Specialist, Erika Warren • 5120 S. Lakeland Dr., Suite 2, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 899-8446, www.yesfl.biz

CONSTRUCTION - CONTRACTORS

CCC Group, Inc., Matthew Edson • 5000 Old Hwy. 37, S., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 533-1494, Fax: (863) 533-1906, www.cccgroupinc.com

Everett Whitehead & Son, Inc., Reggie Whitehead • 601 6th St., S.W., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 293-6473, Fax: (863) 299-2879 KMR Concrete Inc., Matt Heidel • 2835 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-9077, Fax: (863) 533-6089, www.kmrconcrete.com

Offering Many Distinctive Services and Advanced Technology J. Marie Stidham, D.M.D., P.A., J. Marie Stidham Mundy • 620 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4331, Fax: (863) 534-1168 Linda J. May, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., P.A., Linda J. May • 1495 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0324, Fax: (863) 533-2751 Patrick Ferry, D.D.S., Patrick Ferry • 715 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2185, Fax: (863) 533-8463 Phillip E. Abbott, D.D.S., Phillip E. Abbott • 780 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9471, Fax: (863) 519-6481

DENTISTS - ORTHODONTICS

Precision Wallboard of Polk Co., Inc., Michael DeZarn • 3060 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33840 (863) 669-9460, Fax: (863) 669-9462

Ellis & Abramowitz Orthodonics, Timothy M. Ellis • 2110 E. Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3302, Fax: (863) 534-3818

DIAMONDS

Sackett’s Construction, Inc., Rick Sackett • P.O. Box 1119, Highland City, FL 33846 (863) 644-6451, Fax: (863) 648-9653, www.sackettsconstruction.com

Spath Jewelers, Emily Spath Clark • 1360 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9569, Fax: (863) 534-3469, www.spathjewelers.com

SEMCO Construction, Inc., Carl Ed Locke • 205 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7705 (863) 533-7193, Fax: (863) 533-3376, www.semcoconstruction.com SEMCO Construction, Inc. was founded in 1975. We are a State of Florida Certified General Contractor and Certified Roofing Contractor. Our (5) divisions of Commercial, Industrial, Public, Historic Preservation, and Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings provide construction services throughout Central Florida. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients.

Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Gilbert Rincon • 115 S. Missouri Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 733-9064, Fax: (863) 733-9081, www.elcpolk.org

Southern Homes of Polk County, Inc., Jared Weggeland • 1925 E. Edgewood Dr., Suite 100, Lakeland, FL 33803 (888) 899-7434, Fax: (863) 687-2770, www.MySouthernHome.com Walter Graves Construction, Walter Graves • 999 Hwy. 17, S., Fort Meade, FL 33841 (863) 285-7381, Fax: (863) 285-7395

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

The Orpheum Theatre and Academy of Performing Arts, Jenny Heidtman • 335 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6774, www.theorpheumtheatre.org Polk County Public Schools, Workforce Education, Julie Ann Hudson • 1915 S. Floral Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-8276, Fax: (863) 733-9081, www.polkacademies.com

CONSTRUCTION - ROADWAY

Reach 20,000 homes with

Lane Construction Corporation, Ken Cates • 3350 Reynolds Rd., Eaton Park, FL 33840 (863) 665-0457, Fax: (863) 665-2624, www.laneconstruction.com

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Met Pro Supply, Inc., Jay Hazen • 5070 St. Rd. 60 E., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-7155, Fax: (863) 425-7409, metprosupply.com

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS & SERVICES

A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, Rob Kincart • 1875 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2000, Fax: (863) 533-1991, www.a-c-t.com A-C-T is an established multi-disciplined environmental, engineering and field services firm with expertise in a range of areas, including environmental sciences, engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial services, infrastructure, waste management and emergency response. A-CT, a nationally recognized employer of distinction, employs nearly 100 full-time, part-time and contract professionals from six Florida offices. Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Tracy Cook • 170 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-6348, Fax: (863) 519-6363, www.cleanharbors.com Kellen Environmental Corporation, Alexander McKenzie • 5082 Hwy. 60 E., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 450-7180, Fax: (863) 582-9722, www.kellencorp.com

EVENT COORDINATION & SUPPLIES

Party People Celebration Company, Joette Giardina (863) 255-2025, www.partypeoplecelebrationco.com Party People Celebration Company creates fabulous events. Elegant fabric canopies and backdrops, amazing balloon decor from elegant to whimsical, custom centerpieces. Visit our website for photos.

EVENT VENUES

READ Polk, Inc., Steve Chapman • P.O. Box 2595, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 797-6253, Fax: (863) 534-0788, www.readpolk.com

DMAR Business Centers U.S.A, Annette Eitt • 300 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 440-5280, Fax: (863) 440-5282

ELECTRICAL - CONTRACTORS

Cross Wired Electrical Services, LLC, David Little • 1716 James Pointe Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 899-0044, www.crosswiredelectrical.com Crown Electric, Inc., K. E. Douberly • 2325 SR 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8171, Fax: (863) 533-7678

EMPLOYMENT /STAFFING SERVICES

CareerSource Polk, Stacy Campbell-Domineck • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 508-1600, Fax: (863) 508-1601, www.careersourcepolk.com Kelly Services, Inc., Celia Archambault • 1476 Town Center Dr., Suite 223, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 688-4141, Fax: (863) 687-3843, www.kellyservices.com Labor Solutions, Inc., Drew Estes • 254A W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-5500, Fax: (863) 297-4211, www.laborsolutions.com Spherion Staffing, David Sandow • 1925 E. Edgewood Dr., Suite 102, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 667-0800, Fax: (863) 667-0962, www.spherion.com As a locally owned and operated business that is part of the community, Spherion Staffing understands the unique needs of a large to small business. Leading the way in light industrial, clerical and executive staffing.

Harmony Haven Event Venue, Anna Maria Baker • 6320 US 98 S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 581-7400, www.harmonyhavenevents.com

ENGINEERS - SURVEYORS - PLANNERS

Make That Special Occasion Something Special.

A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, Rob Kincart • 1875 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2000, Fax: (863) 533-1991, www.a-c-t.com A-C-T is an established multi-disciplined environmental, engineering and field services firm with expertise in a range of areas, including environmental sciences, engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial services, infrastructure, waste management and emergency response. A-CT, a nationally recognized employer of distinction, employs nearly 100 full-time, part-time and contract professionals from six Florida offices.

From small, intimate parties to huge events, Sackett Ranch is the place to be.

AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Michael Adams • 195 S. Oak Ave., Suite 1, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6800, Fax: (863) 533-5998, www.aimengr.com Ardaman & Associates, Inc., Thomas J. Leto • 1525 Centennial Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0858, Fax: (863) 533-7325, www.ardaman.com

4720 Hancock Lake Road, Lakeland

ATKINS North America, Kimberly Warren • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 310, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7000, Fax: (863) 533-7888, www.atkinsglobal.com/northamerica

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Engineered Design Services, LLC, Craig McKenzie, P.E. • Mulberry, FL (863) 354-3026, www.edsengineers.com

Sackett Ranch, Tracy Sackett • 4720 Hancock Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 689-4079, Fax: (863) 648-9653

Florida Engineering & Design, Inc., Kimberly Goodman • 255 County R. 555, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 665-6363, Fax: (863) 667-1773, www.fedinc.com

The Rocking H Ranch, Angela Higgenbotham • 2200 Ewell Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 581-1710

Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Alan Rayl, PE, PSM • 310 E. Main St., Suite 4, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 784-3155, Fax: (813) 250-3636, www.hamiltontampa.com

FARMS

James Farm, Jack P. James • 2101 Dynamite Rd., Bartow, FL 33831-0626 (863) 533-5655

KCCS, Inc., James M. McCall • 310 Piedmont Court, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4011, Fax: (863) 533-6932, www.kisingercampo.com

FEED MANUFACTURER

Madrid Engineering Group, Inc., Larry D. Madrid • 2030 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830-4268 (863) 533-9007, Fax: (863) 533-8997, www.madridengineering.com

Bartow Ethanol, LLC, Jim Muntz • 1705 E. Mann Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2498

Patel, Greene & Associates, PLLC, Gordon Greene • 555 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7317, www.patelgreene.com

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Allen & Company of Florida, Inc., Michael Walker • 1401 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 688-9000, Fax: (863) 688-4885, www.alleninvestments.com

Pickett Engineering, Inc., Steve Sloan • 475 S. First Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9095, www.pickett-engineering.com Stitzel Engineering & Construction, Inc., Art Stitzel/John McGregor • 317 W. Highland Dr., Suite 101, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 607-4455, Fax: (863) 607-4550

Shane K. Nelson, CFP Financial Advisor

Terracon Consultants, Inc., Mathew Chinault • 2335 Commerce Point Dr., Suite 180, Lakeland, FL 33801` (863) 606-0423, www.terracon.com

1490 North Wilson Avenue Bartow, FL 33830 Bus. 863-533-6606 Fax 888-243-9556 TF. 800-440-7044 shane.nelson@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

Tindale Oliver, Richard Dreyer • 545 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8454, Fax: (863) 533-8481, www.tindaleoliver.com With over 60 professionals in six offices nationwide, Tindale Oliver provides infrastructure engineering, planning and innovative financing services for governmental entities and private developments.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Orpheum Theatre and Academy of Performing Arts, Jenny Heidtman • 335 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6774, www.theorpheumtheatre.org

Edward Jones, Shane K. Nelson • 1490 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6606, Fax: (888) 243-9556, www.edwardjones.com

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JERRY L. FURLONG Financial Advisor

Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Grady Judd • 1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 298-6696, Fax: (863) 534-6390, www.polksheriff.org Polk County Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards • 250 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-5888, Fax: (863) 534-5899, www.polkelections.com

GOVERNMENT - STATE

Florida Department of Citrus, Doug Ackerman • 605 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-3950, Fax: (877) 352-2487, www.floridajuice.com

O 863.519.9200 F 352.629.9158

415 East Main Street, Suite 214 Bartow, FL 33830 jerry.furlong@raymondjames.com

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA / SIPC Norman & Furlong Financial Group, Inc., Jerry L. Furlong • 415 E. Main St., Suite 214, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-9200, Fax: (863) 629-9158, www.raymondjames.com/practicalplanners/Home.aspx Northwestern Mutual, Thomas G. Pate • 4729 US Hwy. 98 S., Suite 201, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 577-3267, Fax: (863) 682-4795, www.tommypate.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CenterState Bank, Anita Stasiak • 1375 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830-1869 (863) 533-0475, Fax: (863) 534-3819, www.centerstatebank.com Citizens Bank & Trust, Valerie Tillmon • 1450 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6472, Fax: (863) 533-6256, www.citizens-bank.com Community Southern Bank, Sharon Casey • 101 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-2265, Fax: (863) 648-5595, www.communitysouthernbank.com

FITNESS

TBC 24 Fitness, Mark Bodine • 5705 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 937-8996, Fax: (863) 647-5465, www.tbc24fitness.com

National Write Your Congressman, Marilyn Paul • 522 Peninsular Dr., Lakeland, FL 33807 (863) 660-9448, Fax: (863) 644-4128, www.nwyc.com Representative Ben Albritton, Ben Albritton • 150 N. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0073, Fax: (863) 534-0075 Southwest Florida Water Management District, Danny Kushmer • 170 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 559-8062, Fax: (863) 534-7058, www.watermatters.org State Representative Denise Grimsley, Denise Grimsley • 212 E. Stuart St., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 835-0232, www.denisegrimsley.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN

LillyCat Design Studio, Trish Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 640-1024, Fax: (863) 533-1337, www.lillycatdesignstudio.com Neon Octopus, Rocco D. Condello • 3953 Strickland Court, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 934-8215, www.neonoctopus.com

GROCERS

Publix Super Markets, Greg Dills • 255 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1560, Fax: (863) 533-1249, www.publix.com

GUNS AND ARCHERY

Hal’s Gun Shop, Inc., Lamar Collins • 1440 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9563, Fax: (863) 533-6363

HAIR SALONS

Ultimate Fitness Center, Inc., Greg Buck • 290 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5300

FLOORING

JMI Flooring, Jason McMahan • 115 First Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2992, Fax: (863) 534-3443, www.flooringbyjmi.com

FLORISTS

Doss Flower & Gift Shop, Inc., Darcy Stottlemyer • 111 W. Badcock Blvd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-2021, www.dossflowers.com Flower Cart of Bartow, Sally Rabideau • 1425 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8861, www.flowercartofbartow.com

FOUNDATIONS

Bartow Area Chamber Foundation, Inc., Jeff Clark • 510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7125, Fax: (863) 533-3793, www.bartowchamber.com Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc., Brian Hinton • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4196, Fax: (863) 533-9071, www.bartowconsulting.com GiveWell Community Foundation, Terry Simmers • 1501 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 683-3131, Fax: (863) 683-5909, www.givecf.org

Beyond the Millennium, Mychele Jenkins • 445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830, (863) 533-0942

FUEL/OIL/LUBRICANT

Highlands Oil Co., Inc., Ken Allen • 1130 N. Scenic Hwy., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-4516, Fax: (863) 676-0654 Smith Bros. Oil Co., Inc., Shane Weeks • 765 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3163, Fax: (863) 533-0764, www.smithbrosoil.com

FUNERAL HOMES

Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Inc., Donald S. McLean • 650 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8123, Fax: (863) 533-3010, www.whiddenmcleanfuneral home.com Williams Funeral Home, Wendell T. Williams • 360 E. Vine St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0366

FURNITURE STORES

Badcock Home Furniture & More, Nancy L. Young • 1350 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1611, Fax: (863) 533-6292 At Badcock Home Furniture & More, we offer a complete line of furniture, bedding, appliances, electronics, accessories and flooring. Let us make your house a home!

Classy & Sassy Salon, Tanya Tillis • 5672 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 937-9654

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Madrid Engineering Group, Inc., Larry D. Madrid • 2030 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830-4268 (863) 533-9007, Fax: (863) 533-8997, www.madridengineering.com

GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC

Bartow Golf Course, Bill Fowler • 190 S. Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9183, Fax: (863) 519-3758, www.cityofbartow.net

GOVERNMENT - CITY

City of Bartow, George Long • 450 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0100, Fax: (863) 534-0114, www.cityofbartow.net

We appreciate your business!

City of Bartow Police Department, Joe Hall • 450 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-5034, http://www.cityofbartow.net

GOVERNMENT - COUNTY

Polk County Board of County Commissioners, Lea Ann Thomas • P.O. Box 9005, Drawer CA04, Bartow, FL 33831-9005 (863) 534-6000, Fax: (863) 534-6011, www.polk-county.net/

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INDUSTRIAL - MAINTENANCE

Oasis Salon and Day Spa, Christal Hall • 565 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5078, www.oasisbartow.com

Graphite Maintenance, Inc., Justin Clements • 380 N. Prairie Industrial Pkwy., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 425-2866, Fax: (863) 425-3296

The Style Shop, Cynthia Polston • 250 W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9194, www.bartowstyleshop.com

Maintenance & Reliability Technologies, Inc., Robert Radford • 1421 Chamber Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0300, Fax: (863) 533-0334, www.mrtechnologies.net

HEALTHCARE/SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH

INDUSTRIAL - PVC

Peace River Center, J. William Gardam • 1239 E. Main St., Suite 3, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0575, Fax: (863) 519-0728, www.peacerivercenter.org

HDPE, Inc., John Bragg • 136 Kid Ellis Rd., Mulberry, FL 33880-8398 (863) 607-4730, Fax: (863) 607-6022, www.hdpeinc.com

Tri-County Human Services, Inc., Valeria Jorn • 1815 Crystal Lake Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 709-8923, Fax: (863) 709-8923, www.tchsonline.org

INDUSTRIAL - RETAIL/WHOLESALE/DISTRIBUTOR

Mine & Mill Industrial Supply, Dan McDaniel • 2500 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 665-5601, Fax: (863) 667-1907, www.minemill.com

HEARING & SPEECH

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, Paula Creamer • 3020 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 686-3189, Fax: (863) 682-1348, www.cfshc.org

HOME HEALTH CARE Swagelok Central Florida 3180 Mulford Road Mulberry, FL 33860 info@florida.swagelok.com centralflorida.swagelok.com 24 Hour Emergency Service: 863-425-3222 Swagelok Central Florida, Bob Stover • 3180 Mulford Rd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-3222, Fax: (863) 425-7222, www.centralflorida.swagelok.com People and products that are engineered to perform under pressure.

www.inhomecarelakeland.com

INDUSTRIAL - WELDING & FABRICATING

Above and Beyond Compassionate Care LLC, Patty Dangelico • 3400 Tanager Lane W., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 816-5802, Fax: (863) 943-3116, www.InHomeCareLakeland.com

International Machine & Welding, Inc., Frank Briggs • 1400 Chamber Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0326, Fax: (863) 533-7114, www.aacssymbol.com

Comfort Keepers, Tracy Kelley • 902 S. Florida Ave., Suite 201, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 701-9100, Fax: (863) 644-8077, www.comfortkeepers.com

INDUSTRIAL PARK

Bartow Municipal Airport/Industrial Park, Cynthia L. Barrow • US Hwy. 17, N. BMA, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1195, Fax: (863) 533-5968, www.bartow-airport.com

Enhancing the Lives of Aging Adults and Their Families. • • • • • • •

INSURANCE AGENCIES

Albritton Insurance, Ben Albritton • 204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 773-6280, Fax: (863) 773-4731

Companionship Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Meal Preparation Light Housekeeping/Laundry Escort to Appointments and Errands Medication Reminders Personal Care (Dressing, Bathing, Toileting, Etc.)

CarePlus, Christopher Bellersen • 4925 Independence Pkwy., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33634 (813) 476-9102 Express Insurance of Florida, Roger Calonge • 2405 E.F. Griffin Rd., Suite 4, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 937-9003, Fax: (863) 397-8972, www.expressinsuranceofflorida.com Gibson & Wirt, Inc., Clyde Allen Gibson • 125 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3131, Fax: (863) 533-7038, www.gibsonandwirt.com

On call 24hrs/7days a week Call for a free, no-obligation appointment

863.937.1500

Glenn Broom Insurance Agency, Inc., Glenn Broom • 252 W. Van Fleet Dr., Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4800, Fax: (863) 533-0723

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Hall Insurance Services, Inc., Noemi Alfaro • 1335 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0999, Fax: (863) 533-0009

Home Instead Senior Care Lakeland, John Charrier • 810 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 937-1500, Fax: (863) 937-1505, www.homeinstead.com/722

Hatton Insurance Agency, Larry Blackwelder • 322 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4671, Fax: (863) 533-1476, www.hattonins.com

Senior Home Care, Joanna Lowry • 5151 S. Lakeland Dr., Suite 16, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 682-6182, Fax: (863) 682-8042, www.seniorhomecare.net

Insurance Market Place, LLC, Ardrena K. Dupree • 415 E. Main St., Suite 101, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5700, Fax: (863) 537-7450

HOME MODEL CENTER

Homes of Merit, Mark Riebow • Bartow Municipal Airport, Bldg. 103, Bartow, FL 33880 www.championcommunitysolutions.com

HOSPICE

Cornerstone Hospice, Wendy Henderson • 2590 Havendale Blvd., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 291-5560, Fax: (863) 295-7909, www.hospicels.com Good Shepherd Hospice, Don Evans • 320 W. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 682-0027, Fax: (863) 682-3006, www.chaptershealth.org

HOSPITALS

Bartow Regional Medical Center, Susan Sartain • 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8111, Fax: (863) 519-1420, www.bartowregional.com Bartow Regional Medical Center is a 72-bed acute care hospital bringing quality health care to this community with excellent services and an experienced team of physicians and caregivers. Our associates and physicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in the safest environment possible. Legal Shield, Clive Harding • Winter Haven, FL 33884 (863) 324-1058, www.cliveharding.legalshieldassociate.com

Reach 20,000 homes with

Palmer Insurance Agency Inc., Joshua Palmer • 1905 Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6709, Fax: (863) 537-6710, www.palmerflains.com

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Last Minute Lawn Care, LLC, Mark A. Rupert • 3615 Ventura Dr., W., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 332-2669, Fax: (863) 701-9867, www.LastMinuteLawnCare.com

PMI

LAWN & ORNAMENTAL PEST CONTROL

Gary Sykes Spray Service, Gary Sykes • 3280 Lanier Rd., Fort Meade, FL 33841 (863) 559-2214, Fax: (863) 285-7324

POLK-MURPHY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE ROSIE S. THORNBURG VP & AGENT COLIN MURPHy PRESIdENT

TruGreen, Scott Bloodworth • 702 Kingsley Circle, Plant City, FL 33563 (813) 716-9265, Fax: (813) 659-2439, www.trugreencommercial.com

LIFT STATION REPAIR/MAINTENANCE

Consta Flow, Inc., Jennifer Alexander • 5574 Commercial Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 965-2599, Fax: (863) 965-1733, www.constaflow.com

1620 NO. PARK AVE. BARTOW, FLORIdA 33830 PHONE 863/533-0991

LIQUOR STORES

Southside Package & Lounge, Inc., Henry Tucker • 1122 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 683-4703, Fax: (863) 284-0945

LOCKSMITHS

Polk-Murphy Insurance Agency, Inc., Rosie Thornburg • 1620 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0991, Fax: (863) 533-8133, www.independentagents.com/agencies/pmi33830 State Farm Insurance - Leo Longworth, Leo E. Longworth • 1610 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830-3101 (863) 533-3136, Fax: (863) 533-2181, leolongworth.com

Bartow Lock and Safe, Clay Kear • 1620 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2733

MAIL SERVICE

State Farm Insurance - Michell Githens, Michell Githens • 595 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8119, Fax: (863) 804-0973, www.githensinsurance.com Michelle Githens State Farm provides auto, health and life insurance, mutual funds, annuities and other retirement and college savings products. Our bilingual professional service team offers evening and weekend appointments.

Mail Processing Associates, Robbie Yelvington • 430 N. Wabash Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 687-6945, www.mailpro.org U.S. Postal Service, Brent Pinion • 220 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0419, Fax: (863) 533-4160, www.usps.com

Wise Insurance Agency, LLC, Jamie Blair • 1410 E. Georgia St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3431, Fax: (863) 533-6485, www.wiseinsllc.com

MASSAGE THERAPY

Leslie Perdue, Massage Therapist, Leslie Perdue • 301 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 255-3986

Woodmen of the World, Sal Capra • 5410 S. Florida Ave., Suite 14, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 206-3991, Fax: (863) 619-5696

MEDICAL SERVICES

JANITORIAL SERVICES

Positive Medical Transport, Ron Layne • 201 Commercial Ct., Sebring, FL 33876 (863) 655-0030, Fax: (863) 655-0062, www.pmtinc.us

CWL Services, Inc., Wayne Lewis • P.O. Box 1004, Bartow, FL 33831-1004 (863) 698-0379

Watson Clinic, LLP, Lindsey Clark • 2250 Osprey Blvd., Suite 100, Bartow, FL 33830-4340 (863) 533-7151, Fax: (863) 534-2719, www.watsonclinic.com Watson Clinic is proud to call Bartow home, offering medical services for primary care, endocrinology, pediatric cardiology, diabetes education and dietary counseling. In addition, Watson Clinic has board-certified cardiologists, anesthesiologists and surgeons on staff at Bartow Regional Medical Center.

Lakeland Sanitary & Janitor Supply, Karl Mueller • 1835 E. Gary Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 665-5152, Fax: (863) 616-9648

JEWELERS

Spath Jewelers, Emily Spath Clark • 1360 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9569, Fax: (863) 534-3469, www.spathjewelers.com In 1986 the Spath family started out with a small dream. That dream has since grown into Bartow and Polk County’s premier jewelry store, Spath Jewelers. The name represents many facets of their business: support, character, and trust. What makes Spath Jewelers unique is their people and the love for the community in which they serve. The staff are passionate about the customers and their needs.

METAL BUILDINGS

SEMCO Construction, Inc., Carl Ed Locke • 205 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7705 (863) 533-7193, Fax: (863) 533-3376, www.semcoconstruction.com

METAL FINISHERS

Spath Jewelers II, Brian Spath • 2523 State Rd. 60, E., Valrico, FL 33594 (813) 571-5445, Fax: (813) 571-5806

Metalcoat, Inc. of Florida, Cleo Hall • 1910 State Rd. 37, S., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-1185, Fax: (863) 425-5931

KARAOKE & DJ SERVICES

MOBILE HOME PARKS

SLS Entertainment, Sean Serdynski • Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 370-5298

Oakview Lakes, Inc., Roger Wright • 300 S. Washington Ave., Fort Meade, FL 33841 (863) 285-8151, Fax: (863) 285-8850, www.oakviewlakes.com

LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE

Bulldog Lawn Care, Rod DuBose • 4709 Commercial Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 701-6000, www.bulldoglawncare.com

MORTGAGE COMPANIES

Evolve Professional Landscape Management, LLC, Joseph Bustos • P.O.Box 2362, Bartow, FL 33831 877-585-1007, www.evolveyourlawn.com At Evolve Professional Landscape Management, LLC, we have tailored our services to what our clients are looking for in a professional lansdscape management company. From lawn and landscaping, to sod, irrigation and tree care – we do it all! We serve both residential and commercial clients in the Polk County area.

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Hamilton Group Funding, Inc., Janie Danforth • 415 E. Main St., Suite 217, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 428-2581, Fax: (863) 428-2582 Home Solution Lenders, Inc., Ricky Peacock • 1445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 607-4663, Fax: (863) 582-9909, www.hslenders.com

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MOVERS

McDonald Exterminators, Inc., Bob Edwards • 360 S. First Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1294, Fax: (863) 519-6789

Two Men And A Truck, Jonathan Crain • 3220 Atlantic Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 646-6683

Simpson’s Pest Control, Jerry Simpson • 1195 Hill Court, W., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7674

MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Orpheum Theatre and Academy of Performing Arts, Jenny Heidtman • 335 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6774, www.theorpheumtheatre.org

NEWSPAPERS

Ledger Media Group, Kevin Drake • 300 W. Lime St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 802-7000, Fax: (863) 802-7803, www.theledger.com The Polk County Democrat, Jeff Roslow • 190 S. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4183, Fax: (863) 533-0402, www.polkcountydemocrat.com

OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Boring Business Systems, Inc., Dean Boring • 950 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 686-3167, Fax: (863) 686-2048, www.boring.com D-Tech Business Solutions, Billy Kingston • 5300 S. Florida Ave., Suite 5, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 510-0100, Fax: (863) 701-0099, www.dtechdoc.com GLT Office Plus Business Center, Brenda Wise • 2929 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 686-1799, Fax: (863) 687-0816, www.gltoffice.com

Tempco Pest Control, Gary Sawyer • 4431 Oakglen Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 606-6283, www.tempcopestcontrol.com

OUTDOOR KITCHEN AND GRILLS

PHOSPHATE

Grills & More, Nancy McKeehen • 2175 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 644-0032, Fax: (866) 264-8445, www.grills2.com

Florida Industrial & Phosphate Research Institute, Aaron Medley • 1855 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7160, Fax: (863) 534-7165, www.fipr.state.fl.us Mosaic, Callie Neslund • 13830 Circa Crossing Dr., Lithia, FL 33547-3953 (863) 844-5327, Fax: (813) 571-6925, www.mosaicco.com With annual capacity greater than the next two largest producers combined, Mosaic is the world’s largest producer of finished phosphate products. Approximately one-third of our phosphate product is shipped within North America, with the remainder exported globally through both PhosChem, an export association, and through our own distribution channels.

PAINTERS COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL

Baker’s Painting, Tim Baker • 615 N. Oak Ave., Fort. Meade, FL 33841 (863) 285-9332, Fax: (863) 285-8663

PHOTOGRAPHY

Potthast Studios, Mike Potthast • 234 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 294-4920, www.potthaststudios.com

PHYSICIANS - CHIROPRACTIC

Aqui Chiropractic Clinic, LLC, Alex G. Aqui • 1350 E. Main St., Suite B-1, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3288, Fax: (863) 534-3436, www.aquichiropracticclinic.com Chinault Family Chiropractic, Rebecca Duvall • 1335 Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 804-0000, Fax: (863) 533-0009, www.chinaultfamilychiro.com

PHYSICIANS - EYE

Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, P.A., Mary Perry • 2025 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 294-3504, www.eyesfl.com Center State Painting, Mychele Jenkins • 445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 582-2787, www.centralfloridaartistry.com

PHYSICIANS - GASTROENTEROLOGY

Digestive Health Physicians of Central Florida, PA, Ned Panara • 1350 E. Main St., Suite C-2, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0902, Fax: (863) 519-0904

John Locke Painting, Inc., John Locke • 5410 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 647-7000, Fax: (863) 644-9996, www.johnlockepainting.com

PHYSICIANS - INTERNAL MEDICINE

PALLET MANUFACTURER

Central Florida Internal Medicine & Associates, Sam Korley • 4725 US Hwy., 98 S., Suite 101, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 646-9663, Fax: (863) 646-9664

PalletOne, Inc., C. Keith Warren • 1470 Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1147, Fax: (863) 534-1426, www.palletone.com

PHYSICIANS - PRIMARY CARE

PARTY RENTALS

Favilli Family Practice Center, Luis C. Favilli • 3650 Innovation Dr., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 646-6295, Fax: (863) 701-2151, www.favillimedical.com

Premier Party Rentals, Scott Wade • 553 W. Brannen Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 644-3000, Fax: (863) 644-3002, www.premierpartyonline.com

Watson Clinic, LLP, Lindsey Clark • 2250 Osprey Blvd., Suite 100, Bartow, FL 33830-4340 (863) 533-7151, Fax: (863) 534-2719, www.watsonclinic.com

PAVING & ASPHALT

AAA Top Quality Asphalt, Steve Spiker • 4100 State Rd. 60, E., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 521-5454, Fax: (863) 425-5048

PHYSICIANS - UROLOGY

Southpoint Medical Group, Stanley H. Shrom • 4729 US Hwy. 98 S., Suite 101, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 646-5789, Fax: (863) 646-5834, www.southpointmedicalgroup.com

PAWN SHOPS Monday thru Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PIANOS/YAMAHA DEALERS

erik Jenkins Owner

The Ultimate Hands-On Experience.

piano distributors - lakeland 6595 S. Florida Ave., Suite 11 Lakeland, Florida

863-937-9091

425 east Main Street, Bartow

Fax: 863-940-9899 Email: rlane@pianodistributors.com

Bartow Jewelry & Pawn Shop, Inc., William W. Jenkins • 425 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5560, Fax: (863) 533-6914 Piano Distributors - Lakeland, Rich Lane • 6595 S. Florida Ave., Suite 11, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 937-9091, www.pianodistributors.com

PEST CONTROL

Keith’s Pest Control, Inc., Anthony DuPree • P.O. Box 193, Bartow, FL 33831-0193 (863) 533-6231, Fax: (863) 533-6233

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PIPES & FLANGES

REAL ESTATE

Edgen Murray Corporation, Bob Macey • 5072 State Rd. 60, E., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 869-9716, Fax: (863) 869-8520, www.edgencorp.com

Albritton Real Estate, Doris S. Albritton • 3030 Mission Oaks, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7388

Wolseley Industrial Group, Ben Harrison • 205 County Rd. 555, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 666-3877, Fax: (863) 533-1048, www.wolseleyindustrialgroup.com

Brewer, Sahm & Webb, Inc., David H. or Susan S. Brewer • 1620 Wallace Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1774, Fax: (866) 713-3005 Clear Springs, Doug Conner • 6105 Spirit Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1292, Fax: (863) 534-1294, www.clearspringsco.com

PLUMBING

Clements Real Estate, James F. Clements • 1295 S. Orange Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 287-4334, www.clementsre.com Easy Homes 123, LLC, Lynn Browning • 5337 N. Socrum Loop Rd., Suite 338, Lakeland, FL 33809 (863) 272-9394, Fax: (863) 859-2184, easyhomes123.com Gibson & Wirt, Inc., Clyde Allen Gibson • 125 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3131, Fax: (863) 533-7038, www.gibsonandwirt.com King Real Estate Services, Judith Barnett • 145 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4119, Fax: (863) 533-7843 The Mahoney Group, Inc., Maria Mahoney • 3825 S. Florida Ave., Suite 5, Lakeland, FL 33813-1103 (863) 619-6740, Fax: (863) 619-6750, www.mahoneygroupinc.com Nelson & Associates Real Estate, Inc., Nell Nelson • 1510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1767, Fax: (863) 533-8047, www.nelsonandassociates.homesandland.com NuStar Enterprises, Inc., John Hutto • P.O. Box 174, Bartow, FL 33831-0174 (863) 533-0533, Fax: (863) 533-0086

Greenwise Plumbing, John Cekala • Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 398-1370

Oglesby and Company, Auctioneers, Scott Oglesby • 2745 Grace Manor, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 875-7867, Fax: (863) 875-7869, www.oglesbyauctioneers.com

Lawrence Plumbing, Inc., Kenneth A. Meeks • 175 Cecile Ct., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2837, Fax: (863) 533-8303

Stan Hickson Properties, Stan Hickson • 3227 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach, FL 34607 (352) 597-8164, Fax: (352) 597-8545

POOLS/SPAS/HOT TUBS

WebPro, Carla J. Meeks • 1420 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 604-9287, www.homesbycarla.net

Unique Pools spas Patio, Rodney Kehoe • 2326 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 940-9826, Fax: (863) 940-9827, www.lakelandjacuzzi.com

RECORDING STUDIO

PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS

Hearts And Minds Studios, Miles Carr • P.O. Box 93464, Lakeland, FL (863) 255-6467, www.hminds.com

Bartow Printing Company, Stephanie Buffington • 415 E. Main St., Suite A, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4114, Fax: (863) 534-1758, www.bartowprintingcompany.com

REFUSE HAULER, DISPOSAL

Crown Printing Co, Inc., Edith Ross • 1303 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL, 33801 (863) 682-4881, Fax: (863) 688-6076, www.crownprint.net

Cedar Trail Landfill, Jevon Herman • 2500 St. Rd. 60 W., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8776, Fax: (863) 533-6967

Custom Print Shop, Inc., John Lusby • 1017 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL, 33801 (863) 668-5692, Fax: (863) 668-5302, www.weprintforflorida.com

RESORTS

Streamsong Resort, Jim Bullock • 1000 Streamsong Dr., Streamsong, FL 33834 (863) 428-1000, www.streamsongresort.com

RESTAURANTS Beef O Brady’s, Joe Bullara • 120 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8281, Fax: (863) 534-3388 Broadway Diner, Rachel Rayl • 1380 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7647 Curly Tails BBQ, John James • 330 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5685, Fax: (863) 533-5625, www.curlytailsbbq.com Dairy Queen Bartow, Payal Patel • 1795 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow FL 33830 (863) 533-2779 Dunkin’ Donuts, Alex Fernandez • 1202 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3626, www.flmsinc.com

TB&K Outsource, Trina Kelly, Bartow FL 33830 (863) 512-0528, tkellyprint@yahoo.com

Dwayne’s Place Diner & Grill, Dwayne Williams • 6960 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 940-2099, Fax: (863) 940-2098

The UPS Store, Mike Patel • 115 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0800, Fax: (863) 519-0801, www.theupsstorelocal.com

Grits & Stuff Cafe, Janice J. Wills • 211 N.W. 1st Ave., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-5080

PRODUCE MARKET

Hacienda Mexico Restaurante, Maria A. Ochoa • 195 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7600

Jon & Kim’s Produce Market, Kim Jackson • 4250 Clubhouse Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 440-2725

McDonald’s of Bartow, William F. Bateman • 1470 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4003, Fax: (863) 533-8814

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Easy Homes 123, LLC, Lynn Browning • 5337 N. Socrum Loop Rd., Suite 338, Lakeland, FL 33809 (863) 272-9394, Fax: (863) 859-2184, www.easyhomes123.com

Mike’s Grill, John Konidas • 1590 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2060

Nelson & Associates Real Estate, Inc., Nell Nelson • 1510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1767, Fax: (863) 533-8047, www.nelsonandassociates.homesandland.com

Palace Pizza, Giordano Lanuto • 105 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9300, Fax: (863) 533-9500, www.palacepizzabartow.com

Systemized Properties, Inc., Leslie G. Pickett • P.O. Box 1786, Bartow, FL 33831-1786 (863) 533-9246

Perkins and Marie Callender’s, Inc., Richard Troyer • 150 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9688, Fax: (863) 533-9628 S & L Restaurant, Traci Sheppard • 2915 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 665-0731

RADIO STATIONS

WBF FM 102.9 and AM 1130, David Thornburg • 1130 Radio Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0744, Fax: (863) 533-8546, www.wwbf.com

Sal’s Pizza, Salvatore Guardascione • 4660 E. County Rd. 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 816-5825, Fax: (863) 816-5827, www.salspizzalakelandfl.com

WONN/WPCV/WLKF, WWRZ Radio Stations, Nancy Cattarius • 404 W. Lime St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 682-8184, Fax: (863) 683-2409, www.wpcv.com

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Zach Drehmer • 595 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1429, Fax: (863) 533-4227, www.sonnysbbq.com

RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

Tom’s Chicken Shack, Tom Bos • 901 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6268

R.W. Summers Railroad Contractor, Inc., Charles Merritt • 3693 E. Gandy Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8107, Fax: (863) 533-8100

Vivian’s Cafe, Annette Fussell • 175. E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4704 Zaxby’s, David Abbott • 590 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3600, Fax: (863) 619-8044

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RETAIL STORES

SECURITY GUARD SERVICE

Sam’s Club, Dawn Petote • 3530 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 644-0769, Fax: (863) 644-0539

Edwards Airport Security, Pam Renew • Bartow Municipal Airport, Bldg. 225B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1591, Fax: (863) 533-0770

Southern Posh, Inc., Retha Crawford • 145 W. Broadway St., Fort Meade, FL 33841 (863) 285-7674, www.southernposhinc.com

SECURITY SYSTEMS

Spath Jewelers, Emily Spath Clark • 1360 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9569, Fax: (863) 534-3469, www.spathjewelers.com Wal-Mart, Rob Talbot, 1050 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5400, Fax: (863) 534-3392, www.walmart.com

RETAIL STORES/RENTAL

Aaron’s Sales & Lease, Wilberty Rivera • 370 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33803 (863) 533-7950, Fax: (863) 533-3640, www.aarons.com

ROOF COATING MANUFACTURING

Henry Company, Jimmy Sellers • 999 N Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 800, El Segundo, CA 90245 (863) 533-0522, Fax: (863) 533-4637, www.henry.com

RV SALES & SERVICE

Camping World of Bartow, Raynette Alexander • 7400 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830-8483 (863) 533-2458, Fax: (863) 533-7589, www.dustysrv.com

Edwards Professional Alarms & Video, Inc., Wally Edwards • Bartow Municipal Airport, Bldg. 225B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1591, Fax: (863) 533-0770

SCHOOLS - PRIVATE

Achievement Academy, Inc., John Burton • 716 E. Bella Vista St., Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 683-6504, www.achievementacademy.com

SIGNS

All Saints Academy, Carolyn Baldwin • 5001 State Rd. 540, W., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 293-5980, www.allsaintsacademy.com First Methodist School, Inc., Jackie Stoltz • 455 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0905, Fax: (863) 533-9023, www.firstmethodistschool.com/ Geneva Classical Academy, Rich Cali • 4204 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863)-644-1408, www.genevaclassicalacademy.com Word of Life Christian School, Deborah A. White • 1555 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-5747, Fax: (863) 533-8257

SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Alturas Elementary School, Chuck Pemberton • 906 W. Fourth St., Alturas, FL 33820 (863) 519-3917, Fax: (863) 519-3923 Bartow Elementary Academy, April Campbell • 590 S. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7410, Fax: (863) 534-7218 Bartow High School, Emilean Clemons • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7400, Fax: (863) 534-0077

DIGITECH Graphics Group, Alfredo M. Balingit • 3020 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 668-8770, Fax: (863) 668-8750, www.dtechgraphics.com

Bartow Middle School, Leigh Anne Cooley • 550 E. Clower St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7415, Fax: (863) 534-7418, www.schools.polk-fl.net

Dixie Signs, Inc., Roger Snyder • 2930 Drane Field Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 644-3521, Fax: (863) 644-3524, www.dixiesignsinc.com

Floral Ave. Elementary, Sheila Dyer • 1530 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-5003, www.schools.polk-fl.net

Hollywood Window Tinting & Signs, Chris Harris • 815 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8783, Fax: (863) 519-5956

Gause Academy of Leadership & Applied Technology, Terri Christian • 1395 W. Polk St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7425, Fax: (863) 519-3716, www.schools.polk-fl.net

Southern Graphic Designs, Inc., Juan Bocanegra • 105 W. Badcock Blvd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 943-4363, Fax: (863) 943-4824, www.southerngraphics4u.com

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Gibbons Street Elementary, Michelle Browning • 1860 E. Gibbons St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7430, Fax: (863) 534-7472, www.schools.polk-fl.net

SBDC at the University of South Florida, Carl Hadden • 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 678-4182, www.sbdctampabay,com/polk

Highland City Elementary School, Christopher Roberts • 5355 Ninth St., Highland City, FL 33846 (863) 648-3540, Fax: (863) 648-3542, www.schools.polk-fl.net

Central Florida SCORE, Becky Bywater • 100 S. Kentucky Ave., Suite 230, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 284-5607, www.centralfloridascore.org

IBS at Bartow High School, Ed Vetter • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0194, Fax: (863) 534-0077, www.schools.polk-fl.net

SPORTS BARS

Linksters Tap Room - Highland City, Carmen Hernandez • 5125 Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 937-9313, www.facebook.com/linkstershighlandcity

James E. Stephens Elementary, Chandra Hall • 1350 N. Maple Ave, Bartow, Fl 33830 (863) 534-7455, Fax: (863) 534-0438, www.schools.polk-fl.net Jean O’Dell Learning Center, April Sumner • 1310 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7440, Fax: (863) 519-3810

TAILORS & ALTERATIONS

Main Street Tailors, Elijah Armstrong • 140 S. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1981

Spessard L. Holland Elementary, Melody Butler • 2342 E.F. Griffin Road, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-3031, Fax: (863) 648-3033, www.schools.polk-fl.net

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Summerlin Academy, Steven Cochran • 1500 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7504, Fax: (863) 534-0377, www.schools.polk-fl.net

SM Communications, Inc., Sam Moore • 225 Brandon Town Center Dr., Brandon, FL 33511 (813) 689-9555, Fax: (800) 517-5716

Traviss Career Center, Wayne Dickens • 3225 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803-9709 (863) 499-2700, Fax: (863) 499-2706, www.traviss.edu

TIRES

B & L Tire Sales, Chris W. Crawford • 3401 US Hwy. 98, S., Eaton Park, FL 33840 (863) 665-1617, Fax: (863) 666-5828, www.bltiresales.com

Union Academy, Brenda Hardman • 1795 E. Wabash St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7435, Fax: (863) 534-7487, www.schools.polk-fl.net

GCR Tire Center, Bruce Campbell • 625 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0368, Fax: (863) 533-3668

SCREEN PRINTING, EMBROIDERY & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

Evolutionary Screen Printing & Embroidery LLC, Niki Frankow • 3521 Waterfield Pkwy., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 248-2692, Fax: (863) 248-7747, www.evolutionaryscreenprinting.com

McGee Automotive and Tire, Mike McGee • 3939 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 667-3702, Fax: (863) 667-3402 Family owned since 1974, McGee Tire Stores stands ready to serve as a full-service automotive tire and service provider with 26 locations throughout Florida.

Ray Graphics, Art Paschke • 1895 W. Executive Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 (863) 325-0911, Fax: (863) 324-3049, www.raygraphicsapparel.com

TITLE COMPANIES

Whatever Tees, Timothy Benton • 535 W. Beacon Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 370-0740, www.whatever-tees.com

Florida Professional Title Insurance, Tula Richardson • 295 US Hwy. 17, N., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0640, Fax: (863) 533-0982

TRADE SHOW DISPLAYS

DIGITECH Graphics Group, Alfredo M. Balingit • 3020 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 668-8770, Fax: (863) 668-8750, www.dtechgraphics.com

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TRAVEL AGENCIES

Polk Power, LLP, Allen Czerkiewicz • 3600 County Rd. 555, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9073, Fax: (863) 533-4092 Tampa Electric Company, Cindy Price • 1770 Sixth St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 299-0800, Fax: (863) 298-6166

VETERINARIANS

Bartow Animal Clinic, Dr. Timothy Brooks • 1515 U.S. Hwy, 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2424. Fax: (863) 522-0914. www.bartowanimalclinic.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Potthast Studios, Mike Potthast • 234 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 294-4920, www.potthaststudios.com

VOICE ACTOR/VOICEOVERS

Margrette Lane Voiceovers, Margrette Lane • 2255 E. Helen Circle, Bartow, FL 33830 (251) 455-4147

WAREHOUSING - MINI/SELF-SERVICE Cruise Planners, Ruthelise Anderson • Lakeland, FL (863) 644-1014, www.exclusivecruiseplanners.com Cruises/Resorts/Completely Packaged Vacations/Independent and Escorted Programs/Weddings at Sea and At Destination, and so much more! Travel Leaders/International Sun Travel, Blanche E. Bryant • 705 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0511, Fax: (863) 533-9268

TROPHIES, ENGRAVED SIGNS, RUBBER STAMPS

McBroom’s Stamps and Awards & Personal Gifts, Sam McBroom • 1560 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3557, Fax: (863) 533-4369, www.mcbroomsstamps.com The Trophy Shop, Kon Champavannarath, 3420 Recker Hwy., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 299-6566, www.trophyshoponline.com

TRUCKING

Florida Transport Service, Inc., Larry McDougald • 4231 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0565, Fax: (863) 533-8491 Sabal Transport, Inc., Larry Barnes • 151 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0871, Fax: (863) 534-3485 Trans-Phos, Inc., Richard L. Whitney • 4001 Noralyn Mine Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1575, Fax: (863) 534-3200, www.transphos.com

Champion Self Storage, Trisha Kurish • 3000 Mulford Rd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-5814, Fax: (863) 425-4164, www.championselfstorage.com Locke-It Mini-Storage, Carl E. Locke • 1515 Centennial Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5597 Simply Storage, Trish Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1337

UNIFORM SERVICE

UniFirst Corporation, Gerard Diruggiero • 6010 E. Adamo Dr., Tampa, FL 33619 (800) 621-8343, Fax: (813) 626-6087, www.unifirst.com

UPHOLSTERY

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

Disaster One, Eddie Bailey • 3512 Waterfield Parkway, Lakeland, FL 33803 (877) 251-2798, Fax: (713) 893-4797, www.disasterone.com

ServPro of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands, David Touchton • 3705 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 510-5962, Fax: (863) 510-5964, www.servpro.com

Rogers Upholstery, Archie Rogers • 410 East Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2508, Fax: (863) 533-4998

UTILITIES - GAS

Central Florida Gas Company, Ben Semchuck • 1015 Sixth St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33801 (863) 293-2125, Fax: (863) 294-3895, www.cfgas.com

WEB DESIGN

Neon Octopus, Rocco D. Condello • 3953 Strickland Court, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 934-8215, www.neonoctopus.com

WINDOW TINTING

UTLILITIES - POWER

Orange Cogeneration lP II, Inc., Dori McQueen • 1901 S. Clear Springs Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1141, Fax: (863) 533-4152 OUC - The Reliable One, Roseann Harrington • 100 W. Anderson St., Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 434-2091, Fax: (407) 434-2216

Hollywood Window Tinting & Signs, Chris Harris • 815 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8783, Fax: (863) 519-5956

WIRELESS SERVICES

Cellular Sales, Stephanie Molloy • 110 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 255-7776, Fax: (863) 533-6782, www.cellularsales.com

2015 Chamber Community Corporate Partners

The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the following businesses for their annual pledge of support. Their investment in the Chamber’s business and quality of life programs and initiatives makes our community a better place. Chairman LeveL - $10,000 a-C-T environmental & infrastucture • City of Bartow • mosaic • Polk State College • Spath Jewelers PreSidenT LeveL - $5,000 Bartow Ford • Bartow regional medical Center • Community Southern Bank • evolve Professional Landscape management, LLC Tom edwards Chrysler/dodge/Jeep/ram exeCuTive LeveL - $2,500 ashland • Badcock home Furniture & more • Bartow Community healthcare Foundation • Bernie Little distributors • Boswell & dunlap, LLP CenterState Bank • Citizens Bank & Trust • dmar Business Centers uSa, LLC • Kelley Buick GmC • PalletOne, inc • Party People Celebration Company The Polk County democrat • SemCO Construction • Spherion Staffing • Terrie Lobb Catering, inc. • Tim Jones Barber Shop • Watson Clinic LLP direCTOr - $1,000 Bank of Central Florida •Cross Wired electrical Services, LLC • Cruise Planners • mcGee auto Service & Tires • Sackett ranch •Stingray Chevrolet Tindale Oliver • Traviss Career Center-Workforce education • The villages at Laurel meadows BuSineSS LeveL - $500 Linksters Tap room-highland City • metalcoat, inc. of Florida • midFLOrida Credit union • Polk Power, LLP • State Farm insurance – michell Githens Sunbelt Forest Products • Swagelok Central Florida •Whidden-mcLean Funeral home, inc.

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We are a FULL service dealership

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ

Polk County’s newest Chevrolet Dealership

1475 West Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0777 Construction is now DONE! Come check out our new dealership! If you purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle from us we provide new service loaner vehicles free of charge when you bring in your vehicle for service. Hours: Sales: Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm. Closed every Sunday. Service: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-1:00pm. Closed every Sunday. Parts: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-1:00pm. Closed every Sunday.

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