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Watson Clinic Advances Surgical Techniques And Patient Outcomes With Robotic Technology

Dr. Anthony Zappia Is Among The Top Five Board-Certified Robotic Surgeons In The Tampa Bay Region

INSIDE: Bartow Embraces Solar Technology City Of Bartow Parks And Recreation Department Events And Programs

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• Watson Clinic’s Highly Experienced Robotic Surgeon • Changing Lives at the Youth Villa • Bartow Reaps the Rewards of Solar Power

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• Greater Bartow Chamber Member Business and Service Directory

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• Kiwanis Club Kicks Off Football Season PUBLISHER: Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Virginia Condello, Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely PHOTOGRAPHY: Mike Potthast ADVERTISING MANAGER: Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT: 863-533-7125 kathryn@bartowchamber.com

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Copyright 2018 by the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce. Capital City 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.

Cover Photo: Mike Potthast, Potthast Studios

ON THE COVER: Dr. Anthony Zappia, a board-certified surgeon, has performed well over 500 procedures utilizing robotic technology,

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Highly Experienced Robotic Surgeon

Serving Patients in Our Community Picture this: You’re in an operating room and about to undergo a surgical procedure. Dr. Anthony Zappia Standing by your bedside is a robot with numerous mechanical arms that are equipped with a 3-D scope camera and a variety of surgical tools. It might seem like a concept out of a science fiction novel, but it’s actually one of the most exciting breakthroughs the healthcare industry has witnessed in recent times. Just ask Dr. Anthony Zappia, a board-certified surgeon who has performed well over 500 procedures utilizing the technology, a statistic that distinguishes him as the most experienced practitioner of robotic surgery in our community and among the top five in the entire Tampa Bay region. “This technology is a significant game changer for advancing surgical technique and improving patient outcomes,” Dr. Zappia says. “Procedures that normally required large or multiple incisions can now be performed through an opening that’s the diameter of a dime.” This minimally invasive approach not only results in smaller incisions, but virtually no scarring and a faster recovery time as well. The surgeon remains in complete control of the robot’s actions at all times, and navigates each step of the surgery from a nearby console, while observing the procedure in high resolution. Guided by the surgeon’s movements, the robotic system performs with pinpoint precision. Dr. Zappia utilizes this technology to perform a host of procedures, including: – Hiatal, Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair – Hernias affect a large number of Americans, and some cases can result in severe complications if left untreated. For years, patients have feared the highly invasive incisions and slow periods of recovery associated with the traditional surgical solutions for hernia repair. Robotic techniques eliminate these drawbacks with smaller incisions and speedier healing process. – Single Site Gall Bladder Removal – Patients who experience frequent gallstones or other issues related to the gallbladder often suffer from

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great discomfort and a compromised quality of life. Gallbladder removal surgery, otherwise known as a cholecystectomy, can eliminate these issues and provide much needed relief. Dr. Zappia performs this procedure through a single tiny incision around the navel. Patients have reported little to no pain following the procedure, and a fast return to their normal daily activities. – Nissen Fundoplication – If your acid reflux cannot be contained through medication or lifestyle changes alone, then your doctor might recommend you undergo surgery. Robotic surgery can correct your condition by repairing the passageway from your esophagus to your

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stomach through small dime-sized incisions. This represents a significant improvement over traditional laparoscopic techniques. – Colon Surgery – The da Vinci® surgical robot has also revolutionized both benign and malignant colorectal surgery. This includes diverticular disease, IBD, rectal prolapse and cancers. For qualified patients, Dr. Zappia can remove the diseased region and reattach both ends of the healthy organ tissue using the smallest of incisions. – S plenectomy – Patients with hematologic disorders or masses of the spleen may require removal of this organ. This can be done safely with robotic assistance through small incisions. “The ability to perform these complex procedures in a minimally invasive manner has proven transformative,” Dr. Zappia observes. “It’s remarkable to witness patients as they enjoy a much higher quality of life without the painful and tedious recoveries that have historically resulted from these surgeries.” Dr. Zappia performs a variety of general surgeries without the use of the robot as well, and his minimally invasive approach to these procedures has proven equally satisfying to his patients. The procedures include, but are not limited to: Thyroidectomy, Anal Surgery, Skin Lesion/Cyst Excision, Pilonidal Cystectomy, Portacath Placement, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Lymph Node Biopsy as well as Pediatric Hernia Repair. Dr. Zappia has amassed many years of experience in providing the latest surgical techniques with deeply personalized and attentive plans of treatment. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, MD, and completed his general surgery residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. “I am proud to be a member of the Watson Clinic family, and to continue their tradition of offering the most progressive medical technologies and treatments to patients in our community,” he says. While Dr. Zappia counsels patients from his office at the new Watson Clinic Highlands facility at 2300 E County Rd. 540A in south Lakeland, he performs his surgical procedures exclusively from Bartow Regional Medical Center at 2200 Osprey Blvd. in Bartow. Appointments with Dr. Zappia can be scheduled by calling 863-680-7486 or visiting www.WatsonClinic.com/Zappia.

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Changing Lives at the Youth Villa In 1957, when two Florida Sheriffs proposed the idea to establish a Ranch to help care for troubled boys, they never imagined how far this simple dream would go. In the beginning, the intention was to reach a handful of at-risk boys, offering them a safe home in which to grow as they worked through daily problems. The goal was to stop the spread of juvenile delinquency and keep children out of jail. Now, following 60 years of growth and expansion, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is a statewide network of residential campuses, youth camping programs and community-based services. To date, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches has served more than 152,000 boys, girls and their families. As the Boys Ranch grew, the successful mission did not go unnoticed. Praise for the accomplishments of the program began to spread across the state … but something was missing. What about the girls? The need was clear and fortunately, the sister of Pinellas County Sheriff Don Genung had been carefully watching his efforts to help develop the Boys Ranch. After bringing her idea for a girls campus to his attention and with his support, she approached the Sunshine State Women’s Chamber of Commerce to enlist their support to raise money for a “sister” program to the Boys Ranch. The group agreed without hesitation and immediately launched a focused fundraising effort to build a place for rebellious girls. The group’s tenacity and determination quickly paid off. Through the efforts of Polk County Sheriff Monroe Brannen and other community leaders, the Mobil Corporation, City of Bartow, and Polk County officials, an agreement was made for a 99-year lease of more than 125 acres of land at $1 per year. The local community responded in an overwhelmingly positive way by establishing the Youth Villa Classic, now a long-standing golf event that supports the Youth Villa. In 1969, the Sheriffs of Florida formally adopted the idea of establishing the Florida Sheriffs Girls Villa and by 1971, a beautiful piece of property in Bartow formerly known as Peace River Park was secured and soon the new location was overflowing with deserving girls in need of a good, stable home. Over the years, the Youth Villa continued to grow. The name changed along with the needs of the community. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Villa, formerly

known as the Girls Villa, has grown to include both boys and girls, along with a thriving independent living program. The Youth Villa continues to meet and address the needs of the community and the youth of the state of Florida, and in the fall 2018 the Youth Villa will welcome its first students to the Polk Sheriffs Charities Scholarship House. The Scholarship House will be home to 10-12 Youth Ranches scholarship recipients and foster children who are pursuing higher education through trade school or university. These students will have 24 hour access to staff for emotional, personal and collegiate support. Each year, thousands of children turn to the Youth Ranches for assistance. We look forward to helping each one of them meet their personal goals and become lawful, productive citizens. With the support of generous donors, volunteers and staff we will continue to fulfill this commitment to the needy and deserving children of Florida. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is a charitable, nonprofit organization which was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association and operates four residential child-care campuses and two Youth Camps. Voluntary contributions are the primary source of funding, especially thoughtful gifts made through special bequests in wills and trusts. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. and the American Camp Association. If you would like more information about the Youth Ranches please contact us at 1-800-765-3797 or visit www.youthranches.org.

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Bartow Residents & Businesses Reap the Rewards of Solar Power That reduction in the electricity rate portion of your April 2018 utility bill? It’s not a fluke. Nor is it temporary or a random, occasional occurrence. Nor is it going to be the last one, according to Bartow City Manager George Long. All this is thanks to the foresight of city commissioners back in 2010-2011, who gave the okay to go forward with the creation of a solar farm. At the time, in 2010, the city had the first opportunity to bid out a wholesale electricity contract that ultimately was awarded to Orlando Utility Corporation, which took effect Jan. 1, 2011. The contract was for seven years and included a special provision allowing the city to collect up to 10 percent of its energy supply from alternative sources, primarily solar power. It was decided to create a public/private entity, with the latter to construct the solar farm and the city being its sole customer. It was in the sixth year of the contract with OUC when the determination was made that conditions had reached the point that the time was right to go forward. The city received 11 proposals and through the screening process, after having done due diligence, selected Orlando-based NovaSol Energy. According to Long, this was not necessarily looked upon as a cost saving per se, but as a hedge against future rising fuel costs from current sources such as coal, natural gas and, to a limited extent, possibly nuclear. The concept, though, was that savings would be passed along to the city’s customers. When the time rolled around to enter into a new contract with a supplier of energy, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2018 this one a five year contract with both OUC (for the first three years) and Florida Municipal Power Association - the solar facility was completed.

“We have the power the city needs for the next five years,” said Long. He added that another analysis performed sees a reduction from nine to 17 percent for business customers and 9.5 to 13 percent for residents; the higher the level of consumption, the lower the cost. Also, the rate reduction will lead to a reduction in taxes. “I expect we’ll see additional benefits in reduction of costs to consumers.” Via the city’s contract with FMPA, even further solar power will be provided from a solar farm under construction in Poinsett, in Osceola County. Long said it will result in a modest reduction as well. All told, solar energy will constitute an estimated 20 percent of all of Bartow’s energy supply. As a result, the cost to Bartow customers is on average lower than that of the state. Bartow’s cost is $112.61 per 1,000 kilowatt while the state average cost is $113.89. While adding solar energy to the mix is as a hedge against future possible fuel price increases, it’s also important environmentally, said Long, who mentioned concerns about greenhouse gasses, global climate control and the like. Also, solar energy is renewable. But returning to the issue of fuel costs from traditional sources (coal, natural gas, etc.), there is this: “The cost of sunlight doesn’t vary from one week to the next,” said Long. There’s yet another benefit to this and that is, on a per capita basis, Bartow is among the top 10 percent in the nation per energy creation. Not just the county, not just the state, but the entire U.S. (This includes two solar farms in various stages of construction and/or planning for TECO, none of which will be furnished to Bartow.) Also being considered is development of large-capacity energy

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New 40-acre solar farm is on Gaskin Road in Bartow. The public / private sector partnership between the city of Bartow and NovaSol Energy makes Bartow the largest provider of solar watts installed per utility customer in Florida.. storage capability. That would open the door to over-generation of solar electricity during sunlight hours for release during nonsunlight hours. Yet it doesn’t stop there. Recently, city commissioners approved a net metering policy. This allows for businesses and home owners to install their own solar panels. While most will not supply all the power a structure needs, it will be a source for further potential savings. If on the chance more energy is created than used from these individual solar devices, the balance of the energy will be purchased by the city. Long said it’s a win-win, an incentive to encourage the use of solar energy. “We’re really pleased to make the progress we have over the last several years,” said Long. “Bartow is doing its part, and then some.”

About the solar farm The solar farm is located on Gaskin Road on 40 acres. It utilized more than 29,000 high efficiency 72 cell solar panels and

string inverters. As a result (at time of installation), it has led to Bartow being ranked number one in terms of solar watts installed per utility customer. It was constructed under the auspices of NovaSol Energy, out of Orlando. “NovaSol Energy is thrilled to work with the City of Bartow to provide renewable, solar energy solutions,” said Haseeb Qadri, president and CEO of NovaSol. The solar facility was constructed by EPC firm Renew Petra and is owned by a third-party investor, Monarch Private Capital. This public-private partnership enabled Bartow to pursue solar power generation without incurring either debt or substantial capital cost. All the electricity output from the solar farm will be supplied to Bartow under a 25-year fixed price contract. This contract will help insulate the city from peaking energy costs and future price increases from traditional fuels used to generate electricity.

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Third Friday – Friday Fest Block Party

The Friday Fest block party takes place the third Friday of every month, except for in December. It’s a free block party featuring food vendors, street dancing, live or deejay music and fun! Friday fest begins at 6:00 p.m. and usually lasts until 9:00 p.m.; and features a cruise-in car show sponsored by Kelley Buick GMC.

Every Wednesday – Bartow Farmers Market 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.

Second Saturday – 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, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vendor cost is $20. There is no charge to the public.

Third Saturday – Bartow Community Yard Sale The Main Street Bartow, Inc.’s Community Yard Sale is the third Saturday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Junior Aquatics Camp

Days: Sundays Location: Bartow Civic Center Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Fee: $5.00 per 60 min class

Days: Monday - Friday Dates: June 4 – June 15 Location: Sam Griner Pool Time: 9am – 1:30pm Ages:12-15 Fee: Online/Credit Card Registration - $70 In Person Cash/Check - $80 ______________________________________________

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Introduction to poses, breathing, and a little Yoga philosophy. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to bend, sit, stand, and lie down comfortably. Bring your own mat.

Days: Wednesdays Location: Bartow Civic Center Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Fee: $5.00 per 60 min. class

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Bartow Bash Summer Program

(Space is Limited, Register Now) Bartow Bash includes camp t-shirt, daily lunch, swim lessons, recreational swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, intro to tennis, intro to golf, ADA accessible playground and athletics all included in the fees!

Days: Monday - Friday Dates: June 4 – July 27 (No Program July 4) Location: Carver Recreation Center Time: 7:30am – 5:30pm Ages: 6 – 12 (as of August 31) Weekly Fee: Online Credit Card Registration - $65 In Person Cash/Check - $75 FIELD TRIPS: Bowling, skating, Rays games, WonderWorks, Legoland and more!!!!! For financial assistance, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at (863) 534-0120.

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Polk Street Summer Drop In Game Room Daily activities include: Billiards, Table Tennis, Xbox One and PS4 games and outdoor activities.

Days: Monday – Friday Dates: June 4 – July 13 (No Game Room July 4) Location: Polk Street Community Center Time: 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm Ages: Students must have completed 3rd grade to enter Polk St. Center Fee: Free _______________________________________________

My First Sports- Baseball (Ages 3-7)

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This camp will teach skills such as First Aid, CPR/ AED, rescue board techniques, water safety, proper stroke mechanics, breathing, swimming and basic rescue skills. Campers will assist with swim lessons.

The program focuses on teaching children basic skills such as throwing, catching and batting without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Fee includes t-shirt. All necessary equipment is provided.

Days: Tuesdays Dates: June 6 – July 11 Location: Carver Recreation Center Time: 5:30pm – 6:20pm (Ages 3-4) 6:30pm – 7:20pm (Ages 5-7) Fee: Online/Credit Card Registration - $25 In Person Cash/Check - $35 _______________________________________________

Pirate Play Day

Ahoy, Mateys! Come on out to Mary Holland Park dressed as your favorite pirate. We’ll make a pirate ship out of clay, dress up like pirates and blow oceans of bubbles during this fun-filled adventure.

Day: Saturday Date: July 14 Location: Mary Holland Park Pirate Ship Playground Time: 9:30am – 11am Fee: FREE (Register by July 9)

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Sam Griner Pool

Pool Operating Calendar Spring (Modified Hours): April 2 – May 24 Summer: May 25 – August 12 Fall (Modified Hours): Aug. 13 – Oct. 31 Summer Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 6pm Sunday: 1pm – 6pm Spring/Fall Modified Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am – 1pm Saturday: 11am – 3pm Sunday: Closed Pool Pass Fees: Daily, Per Person - $3

Swim Lessons

Days: Monday - Thursday Location: Sam Griner Pool

*Mommy, Daddy, & Me June 4 – June 8 (12pm – 1pm)

Level 1-4: June 4 - June 14 (10am – 11am) Level 1-4: June 18 - June 28 (10am – 11am) *Parent Participation required in Mommy, Daddy & Me

Level 1: Intro to Water Skills Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Level 3: Stroke Development Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Season, *Family: Online/ Credit Card Registration - $75 In Person Cash/Check - $85 Season, Individual: Online/Credit Card Registration - $35

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In Person Cash/Check: $45

Mommy, Daddy & Me: Free

Season Locker Rental: $15

Level 1-4 : Online/Credit Card Registration - $35 In Person Cash/Check - $45

*Family consists of 3-6 persons living in the same household. Groups of 10 or more call the Parks & Recreation office at (863) 534-0120.

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My First Sports- Football

(Ages 3-7) The program focuses on teaching children basic skills such as throwing, catching, kicking, punting, running and agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Fee includes t-shirt. All necessary equipment is provided.

Days: Tuesdays Dates: September 4 – October 9 Location: Carver Recreation Center Time: 5:30pm – 6:20pm (Ages 3-4) 6:30pm – 7:20pm (Ages 5-7) Fee: Online/Credit Card Registration - $25 In Person Cash/Check - $35 _______________________________________________

Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt at the Crickette Club Carnival Days: Thursday Date: October 25, 2018 Location: Bartow Civic Center Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm Ages: 3 - 12 Fee: $3.00 Preregistration _________________________

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Day: Friday Date: December 7, 2018 Location: Bartow Civic Center Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Fee: $5 per family of four _______________________________________________

Polk Street Fitness Center

Weekdays: 6am – 8pm Weekends: 8am – 10am Fee: $32.10 for 3 months Non-residents: $48.15 for 3 months __________________________________________________

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The City of Bartow has a wide variety of space available. Pavilions may be rented online at BartowRec.RecDesk.com. Indoor Space must be reserved through the office.

Please call (863) 534-0120 or email: Parks.Info@CityOfBartow.net ___________________________________________

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Celebrate the Fourth …

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Bartow’s hometown spirit shines at the annual Fourth of July celebration at Mosaic Park with fireworks, cotton candy and lots of musical entertainment. Each year the Bartow Fourth of July Committee plans an event that is filled with family fun and at the end of the day … fireworks! As usual, the celebration, which will be on Wednesday 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 fun lasts all evening, concluding with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. In between, there’s 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.

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Looking for real Italian cuisine? Search no further than Palace Pizza at the corner of Main and Broadway in Bartow. Giordano Lanuto and his staff create each dish with pride. From fresh side salads, to mouth-watering entrees, Palace Pizza uses only the freshest ingredients available to create that authentic Italian flavour.

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Breakfast served anytime! 1380 North Broadway Avenue Bartow, Florida 33830 Open 6:00am-2:30pm, Seven Days a Week!

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863-533-3622 County Seat Cafe Catering

485 E. Van Fleet Drive, Next To Lowe’s

863-519-0271

www.lennys.com

Perkins & Marie Callender’s, Inc.

150 E. Van Fleet Drive, Bartow, FL 33830

(863) 533-9688 www.perkinsrestaurants.com

1202 NORTH BROADWAY AVE., BARTOW (863) 533-3626

NiNi’s Landings

Open Monday-Sunday, 7am to 3pm 5995 Airport Blvd., Bartow Municipal Airport

863-875-5789

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business & service directory ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING/TAX SERVICE

Bartow Consulting Group, Inc., Brian Hinton • 210 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4196, Fax: (863) 533-9071

Liberty Tax Service, Justin Tait • 125 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 248-1126, libertytax.com/income-tax-preparation-locations/19283.html 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 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

CNP Clark/Nikdel/Powell, Inc., Christine Nikdel • 72 4th St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 299-9980, Fax: (863) 297-9061, www.clarknikdelpowell.com Lakeland Outdoor Advertising, Kathy Oertel • 215 E. Bay St., Suite 7, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 603-0373, Fax: (863 )683-6649, www.lakelandoutdoor.com

ADVERTISING - DIGITAL

Baylis & Company PA CPAs, 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 (863) 687-7777

Comcast Spotlight, Jamie Rear • 3010 Herring Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (941) 342-2172, www.comcastspotlight.com/markets/sarasota

AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT

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

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

Citrus Air Conditioners, Inc., Dale Burzynski • 155 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-0637, Fax: (863) 535-1149, www.citrusairconditioners.com

AIR CONDITIONING FILTERS

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

AIRPORT

Bartow Municipal Airport/Industrial Park, John Helms • 5993 Airport Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1195, Fax: (863) 533-5968, www.bartow-airport.com

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Chinoiserie Antiques & Gifts, Virginia Cagle • 110 W. Broadway St., Fort Meade, FL 33841 (863) 285-8050 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

APARTMENTS & CONDOMINIUMS

Fountain Place Apartments, Tami Bench • 1350 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3034, Fax: (863) 534-3067, www.myfountainplacehome.com The Meetinghouse at Bartow, Elizabeth Fisher • 1400 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9108, Fax: (863) 533-4937

JAMES L. PREVITE Certified Public Accountant Certified in Financial Forensics Personal Financial Specialist

Summerlin Oaks Apartments, Michell Truax • 980 E. Church St., Apt. F-102, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2787, Fax: (863) 533-4779, www.summerlinoaksapts.com Village at Lake Highland, Vanessa Colon • 2150 Lake Highlands Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-7101, Fax: (863) 701-9333, www.villagelh.net

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1905 South Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33803

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

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Bartow High School Yellow Jackets Athletic Booster Club, Inc., Angela Ruiz P.O. Box 944, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 326-8177 Bartow Soccer Club, Marc Brock • P.O. Box 2553, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 440-2256, www.bartowsoccer1.com Boy Scouts of America, Hector Centeno • 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 (863) 449-7294, Fax: (813) 875-5890, www.tampabayscouting.org 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 CRA/Community Redevelopment Agency, K. Stephen Cox • 450 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0100, Fax: (863) 519-0509 Crickette Club of Bartow, Inc., Janet Pitts • P.O. Box 584, Bartow, FL 33831-0584 (863) 578-2144, www.crickettes.org The Villages at Laurel Meadows, Erica Drop • 100 Laurel Circle, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7414, Fax: (863) 533-7359, www.laurelmeadowsapt.com The Villages at Laurel Meadows offers newly-constructed, affordable luxury townhome living with world class amenities.

EPAC Eastside Positive Action Committee, Otto Brown • 1315 Bay St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3309 Floral Lakes Homeowners Association, Joe Troccia • 2055 S. Floral Ave., Lot 253, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7501, www.florallakes.org Florida Frontiersmen, Inc., Ron Clark • P.O. Box 953, Dover, FL 33527 (813) 478-0921

APPLIANCES

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

ART GALLERY AND FRAMING

Friends of the Bartow Public Library, Roxanna Tovrea • 2150 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0131, www.pclc.lib.fl.us/bartow 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 Golden Age Club, Shirley Pittenger • 2055 S. Floral Ave., Lot 257, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1091

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

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

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

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

ASSISTED LIVING & RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Bartow Center, Karen Riner • 2055 E. Georgia St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0578, Fax: (863) 533-0736, www.bartowcenter.com

Brookdale Highlands, Jeff Cronkrite • 4250 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-7820, Fax: (863) 709-9340, www.brookdale.com The Rohr Home, Joshua Wilson • 2120 Marshall Edwards Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7579, Fax: (863) 519-4783

Luster-All Pastoral Care and Culture Center, Dr. Avon L. Colmon • 585 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6658, Fax: (863) 537-6658, www.lusteralltraining.com Main Street Bartow, Inc. , Linda Holcomb • 180 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0508, Fax: (863) 519-0509 Mid-Florida SHRM, Nancy Mumm • Bartow, FL, (863) 496-3073, www.midflorida.shrm.org Platform Art, Inc., Cynthia Haffey • 605 McRorie St., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 838-2262, www.platformart.org Polk Arts Alliance, Meri Mass • P.O. Box 727, Bartow, FL 33831-0727 (863) 804-0494, www.polkarts.org Polk County Farm Bureau, Carole McKenzie • 1715 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0561, Fax: (863) 533-9241, www.pcfb.org Polk County Industry Advisory Panel, Ruthanne Stonewall • 3515 Aviation Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 669-2328, Fax: (863) 669-4965 Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing, Mark Jackson • 2701 Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 551-4750, Fax: (863) 551-4717, www.centralfloridasports.com Polk Education Association, Inc., Marianne Capoziello • 730 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0908, Fax: (863) 533-3559 Rotary Club of Bartow, J.C. Martin • P.O. Box 14, Bartow, FL 33831-0014 (863) 899-3843, www.rotary.org/index.html

Savannah Court of Bartow, Vienus Williamson • 290 Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-3398, www.savannahcourtbartow.com

ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

American Cancer Society-Bartow/Ft. Meade Unit, Caitlin Simmons • 1920 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 688-2326, Fax: (863) 687-6939, www.cancer.org American Legion Post 3, 1575 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830-6630 (863) 533-8893 Bartow Art Guild, David Harrell • 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) 533-8119, Fax: (863) 428-7371 Bartow Board of Realtors, Inc., Nell Nelson • 1510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1767, Fax: (863) 533-8047, www.bartowboardofrealtors.com Bartow Cycling Events, Trish & Bob Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 640-1024, www.bartowcyclingevents.com 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

SUMMER 2018

Seniors on the Move, Margaree Simon • Carver Recreation Center, 520 S. Idelwood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 512-2453 Tuscan Lodge No. 6, Keith Warren • 320 S. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9498, www.tuscan6.com Zonta Club of Bartow, Judy Hughes • 360 Indica Ct., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6454

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. 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 Family Elder Law, Jason Penrod • 122 E. Tillman Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-8432, Fax: (863) 676-1816, www.familyelderlaw.com Frank Rouse, Attorney at Law, Frank J. Rouse • 680 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6547, Fax: (863) 533-5604 Frost Van den Boom, P.A., John W. Frost, II • 395 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0314, Fax: (863) 533-8985, www.fvslaw.com K.C. Bouchillon, P.A., K.C. Bouchillon • 480 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6200, Fax: (863) 533-5800, www.saunders-law.com

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The Law Office of Richard A. Lopez, P.A., Richard A. Lopez • 933 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 333-0777, Fax: (863) 333-0557, www.richardlopezlaw.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 Law Office of William Lobb, William J. Lobb • 295 W. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-8522, Fax: (863) 534-8672 Moody Law, Daniel D. Moody • 575 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 733-9090, Fax: (863) 534-1001, www.moodylaw.com

ADAM HERNANDEZ Business Manager

Nathaniel White, Attorney, Nathaniel White • 515 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3617, Fax: (863) 534-8916 Ronald N. Toward, Attorney, Ronald N. Toward • 1105 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1232, Fax: (863) 519-9121 Saunders Law Group, P.A., Thomas C. Saunders • 480 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6200, Fax: (863) 533-5800, www.saunders-law.com Stidham & Stidham, P.A., Jonathan Stidham • 150 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0866, Fax: (863) 533-1151

Kelley Buick GMC, Adam Hernandez • 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.

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

Stingray Chevrolet Bartow, LLC, Matt Hurley • 1475 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0777, Fax: (863) 533-3274, www.stingraybartow.com

ATTRACTIONS/MUSEUMS

Get Thunderstruck!

Luster All African-American Heritage Museum, Adrienne Merola Kerst 585 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 800-6872, www.lusterblackhistorymuseum.info/

Come See How “Car Buying” Should Be.

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 Polk Museum of Art, Claire Orologas • 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801-5529 (863) 688-7743, Fax: (863) 688-2611, www.polkmuseumofart.org Sun ‘N Fun Fly-In, Inc., Carol Cali • 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 644-2431, Fax: (863) 648-9264, www.flysnf.org

1425 West Main Street, Bartow Florida 33830

(863) 533-0793 • www.thunderchrysler. com

AUCTIONEERS Thunder Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, Richard Bishop • 1425 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0793, Fax: (863) 533-2932, www.thunderchrysler.com

AUTO DETAILERS

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

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

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

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

AUTO PARTS-NEW/USED/REBUILT

AUTO DEALERS - NEW & USED

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

AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE

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

Your Hometown Dealer for:

Gator Towing & Automotive of Polk County, LLC, Bobbi Roberts • 1505 E. Hooker St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-4665, Fax: (863) 533-5317

New Car Sales Used Car Sales Service Collision Repair Auto Parts Sales

Super-Lube, Tom Chambasian • 1615 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6981, Fax: (863) 533-6541, www.superlube.com

BAIL BONDS

533-0425 Bartow Ford Company, Benny Robles, Jr. • 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 70 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. James Crews Automotive LLC, James Crews • 690 East Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 800-9650

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 Perkins and Marie Callender’s, Inc., James • 150 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9688, Fax: (863) 533-9628

BANKS, CREDIT UNIONS

Bank of Central Florida • Joseph Furnari III• 5015 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 226-4073, Fax: (863) 534-3537, www.bankofcentralflorida.com BB&T Bank, Sofia Belette • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-2100, Fax: (863) 533-8029, www.bbt.com

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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. Magnify Credit Union, Robin Seibel • 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 Wauchula State Bank, Christy Page • 4821 US Hwy. 17, North, Bowling Green, FL 33834 (863) 375-2238, Fax: (863) 375-4958, www.wauchulastatebank.com

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

BLOOD BANKS

OneBlood, Jorge Juver • 6550 US 27, N., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 658-6615, Fax: (863) 987-9218, www.oneblood.org

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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

CHEMICALS

Ashland, Debbie Foreman • 2801 State Rd. 60, W., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8128, 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.

CHILD CARE SERVICES

C&J Performing Arts Institute & Learning Center, Shayla Jones • 301 S. Woodlawn Ave, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0341

CHURCHES

Acts Praise & Worship Center, Andre Camp • 3824 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1800, Fax: (863) 534-8561 Asbury United Methodist Church, Kathi Sheehan • 1650 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2301, www.asburyumcbartow.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 First Baptist Church, Matt McCraw • 410 E. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9055, Fax: (863) 534-8902, www.fbcbartow.org First Presbyterian Church, Jim Hatch • 355 S. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5005, Fax: (863) 533-4186, www.fpcbartowfl.org First Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Deryl A. Jones • 1030 King St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2322

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., Reg Davis • 1808 Olive St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (800) 346-6080, Fax: (947) 744-0799, www.waterboyinc.com

First United Methodist Church, Pastor Armando Rodriguez • 310 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0904, Fax: (863) 533-9023, www.firstumcbartow.org Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Becky Toalster • 500 W. Stuart St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3581, Fax: (863) 533-0364, www.holytrinitybartow.com McLeod Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wendy Baker • 695 W. Stuart St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5433, Fax: (863) 519-0833, www.bartowmmpc.com Redeemer Lutheran Church, Jonathan Horsman • 390 E. Parker St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 512-3652 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

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, www.whitsbuilding.com

CIVIL ENGINEERING

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

CLEANERS & LAUNDRIES

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

CLEANING - INDUSTRIAL

BUS - CHARTER

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

BUS - PUBLIC TRANSPORATION

Citrus Connection, Cathy Wolosin • 1212 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 688-7433, Fax: (863) 683-4132, www.ridecitrus.com

CABLE TV/INTERNET/PHONE

Comcast Business, Kimberly McCartney • 5205 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 (239) 432-1606, FAX: (941) 487-8664, www.comcastbusiness.com

CAR WASH/EXPRESS TUNNEL

Super Suds Car Wash of Bartow, Brian Briggs • 1025 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7628

CATERERS

All Racked Up BBQ, David Kimbrough • 3420 Stoneway Dr., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 670-5325 County Seat Cafe Catering, Bill Mills • 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3622 Especially 4 U Catering, LLC, Shayann Jones • 550 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6373, www.especially4ubartow.com Sweet Magnolias Cafe & Gift Shop, Sandy Mendez • 125 & 139 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6083 Terrie Lobb Catering, Inc., Terrie Lobb • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6483, Fax: (863) 534-8980, www.terrielobbcatering.com

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Texas Cattle Company Catering, Michelle Holley • 2600 34th St., N., St. Petersburg, FL, 33713 (863) 604-1515, Fax: (888) 370-4218, www.texascattlecompany.net

Orange Industrial Services, Eric Knaak • 1420 Chamber Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0831, www.orangeindustrial.com

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Florida Polytechnic University, Maggie M. Mariucci • 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 583-9050, Fax: (863) 874-8717, www.floridapolytechnic.org Polk State College, Dr. Angela Falconetti • 999 Ave. H, N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 297-1098, Fax: (863) 297-1053, www.polk.edu Southeastern University, Eunice Hutto • 1000 Longfellow Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-5901, Fax: (863) 667-5200, www.seu.edu

COLLISION CENTER

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

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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

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

COMMUNITY ACTION & HUMAN SERVICES

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

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

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

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

Church Service Center, Inc., Rusty Music • 495 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5822, Fax: (863) 533-0695 The Eagles Wings Sanctuary, Felicia Jackson • 5925 Imperial Pkwy., Suite 104C, Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 617-6259, Fax: (863) 213-4601, www.theeagleswingssanctuary.org

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

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Justin Crymes • 3350 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830-8471 (863) 533-0371, Fax: (863) 533-7006, www.youthranches.org 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 Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County, Julie Farish • 3550 Recker Hwy., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 292-2256, Fax: (863) 292-2257, www.habitateastpolk.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, www.healthystarthhp.org Heartland For Children, Kimberly Daugherty • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-8900, Fax: (863) 519-8912, www.heartlandforchildren.org

COPY SERVICE, PACK & SHIP COSMETICS & SKIN CARE

Freelance Formulations, Vanessa Thomas • 1640 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0881, www.freelance formulations.com

COUNTERTOPS

Counter Effects by Roger, Roger Atherton • 3891 Radford Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0600, Fax: (863) 533-0644, www.countereffectsbyroger.com

CUSTOM ENGRAVING/GIFTS

Laser Engraving & Designs, LLC, Dan Slachta • 2535 Meadow Ln., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 666-3124, www.myledfla.com

Lighthouse Ministries, Inc., Steve Turbeville • 215 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 687-4076, www.lighthousemin.org Neighborhood Improvement Corporation of Bartow, Clifton P. Lewis • 790 Waldon Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0100, www.lbbrown.com

DANCE STUDIOS

Legacy Dance Studio LLC, Amanda Cabanas • 325 N. Fleetwood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 698-1440

DENTISTS

SPCA Florida, Adam Stanfield • 5850 Brannen Rd., S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 646-7722, Fax: (863) 619-8570, www.spcaflorida.org Sunrise Community of Central Florida, Inc., Ashley Green • 807 N. Lake Parker Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 680-2817, (863) 687-4714, www.sunrisegroup.org TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc., Sara Meadows • 3380 SR 60 E., Bartow, FL 33830 (888) 548-2972, www.tianvica.org The Transition House of Bartow, Edward McClenahan • 550 N. Restwood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 733-4181, www.thetransitionhouse.org

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, www.dentalassociatesbartow.com Gary L. Joyner, DDS, PA, Gary L. Joyner • 2025 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0389, Fax: (863) 533-8371

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

Affordable Computer Geeks, Mark Stone • 410 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 294-4335, www.acgeeks.com Net-Man, Inc., James Hammett • 1510 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 709-0519, www.net-man.net

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, www.jmariestidham.com

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

CONSTRUCTION - CONTRACTORS

Bul-Hed Corporation, Ronnie Hedrick • P.O. Box 1301, Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 804-0044

CCC Group, Inc., Matthew Edson • 5000 Old Hwy. 37, S., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 533-1494, Fax: (863) 533-1906, www.cccgroupinc.com KMR Concrete Inc., Matt Heidel • 2835 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-9077, Fax: (863) 533-6089, www.kmrconcrete.com Romeo’s Roofing LLC, Audie Romero • P.O. Box 1163, Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 944-7719, www.romeosroofing.com Sackett’s Construction, Inc., Rick Sackett • P.O. Box 1119, Highland City, FL 33846 (863) 644-6451, Fax: (863) 648-9653, www.sackettsconstruction.com

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

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.

Phillip E. Abbott, D.D.S., Phillip E. Abbott • 780 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9471, Fax: (863) 519-6481

Southern Homes of Polk County, Inc., Ashley Link • 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

CONSTRUCTION - ROADWAY

Lane Construction Corporation, Ken Cates • 3350 Reynolds Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 665-0457, Fax: (863) 665-2624, www.laneconstruction.com

CONSTRUCTION - STEEL FABRICATION

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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DENTISTS - ORTHODONTICS

Everything About Smiles, Ilan Abramowitz • 2110 E. Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3302, Fax: (863) 534-3818

DIAMONDS

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

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Bartow Economic Development Council, Inc., Rob Clancey • 510 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7125, Fax: (863) 533-3793, www.bartowedc.org Central Florida Development Council, Inc., Sean Malott• 5908 Hillside Heights Dr., Suite 1, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 937-4430, www.cfdc.org

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EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Boy Scouts of America, Hector Centeno • 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 (863) 449-7294, Fax: (813) 875-5890, www.tampabayscouting.org

EVENT COORDINATION & SUPPLIES

Party People Events, Johnathon Gerber • Lakeland, FL (800) 752-3650, www.partypeopleevents.com

EVENT VENUES

Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Diane Bowman • 115 S. Missouri Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 733-9064, Fax: (863) 733-9081, www.elcpolk.org The Edge Theatre, Marcus Wehby • 1367 Laurel Glen Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (205) 243-0194, www.edgetheatreco.org 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, Polk Academies, 1915 S. Floral Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-8276, Fax: (863) 534-0788, www.polkacademies.com

ELECTRICAL - CONTRACTORS

Aveco, Inc., Rachel Lawrence • 730 Creative Dr., Suite 7, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 225-5912, www.avecoinc.com Cross Wired Electrical Services, LLC, David Little • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 899-0044, www.crosswiredelectrical.com Crown Electric, Inc., Michael Huddleston • 2325 SR 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8171, Fax: (863) 533-7678

EMPLOYMENT /STAFFING SERVICES

AARP Foundation, Sandra Swanson • 1959 E. Edgewood Dr., #101, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 499-1290, Fax: (863) 688-1412 CareerSource Polk, Stacy Campbell-Domineck • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 508-1600, Fax: (863) 508-1601, www.careersourcepolk.com CertiTemp, Inc., Nelly Abetrani-Wright • 3009 Hwy. 92 E, Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 965-7744, Fax: (863) 965-7078, www.certitemp.com Express Employment Professionals, Mike Carew • 1805 US Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 860-8200, Fax: (863) 937-9782, www.expresslakeland.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., Dena Santiago • 254A W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 297-4200, 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

ENGINEERS - SURVEYORS - PLANNERS

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-C-T, a nationally recognized employer of distinction, employs nearly 100 full-time, parttime and contract professionals from six Florida offices.

Harmony Haven Event Venue, Anna Maria Baker • 6320 US 98 S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 581-7400, www.harmonyhavenevents.com Sackett Ranch, Tracy Sackett • 4720 Hancock Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 698-4079, Fax: (863) 648-9653

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE

RCL Property Holdings, LLC, Richard Lindstrom, Carmen Lindstrom 11506 Hammock Oaks Ct., Lithia, FL 33547 (813) 689-1663

FARMS

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

FEED MANUFACTURER

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

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 Core Wealth Advisors, Inc., Angela Newell • 231 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 217, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 904-4745, www.corewealthadvisorsinc.com CPS Investment Advisors, Richard Bernard • 205 E. Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 688-1725, Fax: (888) 972-5548, www.cpaliance.com

AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Michael Adams • 195 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6800, Fax: (863) 533-5998, www.aimengr.com Florida Engineering & Design, Inc., Robert A. D’Aiello • 255 County R. 555, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 665-6363, Fax: (863) 667-1773, www.fedinc.com 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 Patel, Greene & Associates, PLLC, Gordon Greene • 215 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7317, www.patelgreene.com Rayl Engineering & Surveying, LLC, Alan L. Rayl • 415 E. Main St., Suite 203, Bartow, FL 33830 (813) 857-6921 Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP (RK&K), Kimberly Warren • 402 S. Kentucky Ave., Suite 400, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 682-4018, www.rkk.com Sloan Engineering Group, Inc., Steve Sloan, PE,PSM • 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 800-3046 Terracon Consultants, Inc., Mathew Chinault • 2335 Commerce Point Dr., Suite 180, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 606-0423, www.terracon.com Tindale Oliver, Richard Dreyer • 220 S. Central Ave., #1836, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8454, Fax: (863) 533-8481, www.tindaleoliver.com

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

JERRY L. FURLONG Financial Advisor

ENTERTAINMENT

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

The Edge Theatre, Marcus Wehby • 1367 Laurel Glen Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (205) 243-0194, www.edgetheatreco.org The Orpheum Theatre and Academy of Performing Arts, Jenny Heidtman • 335 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6774, www.theorpheumtheatre.org

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. AC-T, a nationally recognized employer of distinction, employs nearly 100 full-time, part-time and contract professionals from six Florida offices.

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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

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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 USHealth Advisors, Joshua Zarandona • 810 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 904-4757, www.ushagent.com/JoshuaZarandona

National Write Your Congressman, Marilyn Paul • 522 Peninsular Dr., Lakeland, FL 33807 (863) 660-9448, Fax: (863) 644-4128, www.nwyc.com Office of Congressman Thomas Rooney, Sherry McCorckle • 4507 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875 (863) 402-9082, Fax: (863) 402-9084, www.rooney.house.gov Representative Ben Albritton, Ben Albritton • 150 N. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0073, Fax: (863) 534-0075 Southwest Florida Water Management District, Cindy Rodriguez • 170 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1448, Fax: (863) 534-7058, www.watermatters.org

FINANCIAL SERVICES - ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT

Senator Denise Grimsley, Denise Grimsley • 212 E. Stuart St., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 835-0232, www.denisegrimsley.com

TSI, Joe Troccia • 2055 S. Floral Ave., Lot 253, Bartow, FL 33830 (607) 426-0526

Tenth Judicial Circuit, Tom Andrews • P.O. Box 900, Drawer SA, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 534-5837, Fax: (863) 534-4830

FITNESS

Anytime Fitness, James Mily • 145 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7123

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ultimate Fitness Center, Inc., Greg Buck • 615 N. Jackson Ave., 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

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

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

FUEL/OIL/LUBRICANT

Quality Petroleum Corporation, 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

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

HAIR SALONS

Oasis Salon and Day Spa, Christal Hall • 565 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5078, www.oasisbartow.com The Hair Parlour Styling Studio, LLC, Tiffany Sackett • 130 S. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 661-3515 The Style Shop, Cynthia Polston • 250 W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9194, www.bartowstyleshop.com

HEALTHCARE - GENERAL

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, Alice Koehler • 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 606-1552, Fax: (863) 802-4640, www.lvim.net Options for Women PHC, Marilyn Paul• 495 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 393-6988, Fax: (863) 969-0529, optionsforwomenphc.com

HEALTHCARE/SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH

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

Tri-County Human Services, Inc., Valeria Jorn • 1815 Crystal Lake Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 709-9392, Fax: (863) 709-8923, www.tchsonline.org

HEALTH FOODS & CONSULTATIONS

GIFT BOUTIQUE

The Krazy Kricket, Lee Putnam & Susan Blenk • 115 E. Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3141, www.krazykricket.com Sweet Magnolias Cafe & Gift Shop, Sandy Mendez • 125 & 139 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6083

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

Vitamins of the Sun, Silvia Saldana • 1105 S. Holland Parkway, Suite C, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7376, Fax: (863) 537-7376

HEARING & SPEECH

Central Florida Speech and Hearing, Debbie Burdett • 3020 Lakeland Highalnds Rd., Lakeland, FL 33830 (863) 686-3189, Fax: (863) 682-1348

HOME HEALTH CARE

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

Enhancing the Lives of Aging Adults and Their Families.

Bartow Golf Course, Lynn Zemba • 190 S. Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9183, Fax: (863) 519-3758, www.bartowgolfclub.com

GOVERNMENT - CITY

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

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 CA01, Bartow, FL 33831-9005 (863) 534-6000, Fax: (863) 534-6011, www.polk-county.net/ Polk County Clerk of Courts, Stacy Butterfield • 255 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-4525, Fax: (863) 534-4584, www.polkcountyclerk.net 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, Shannon Shepp • 605 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-3950, Fax: (877) 352-2487, www.floridajuice.com

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

On call 24hrs/7days a week Call for a free, no-obligation appointment HHA# 299993698 • HSC# 231428

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

HOME MODEL CENTER

Titan Factory Direct Homes, Brenda McNalley • 625 Cessna St., Bartow, FL 33880 (863) 578-6107, Fax: (863) 578-4774, www.titanchampion.com

HOSPICE

Cornerstone Hospice • Margaret Welsh • 2590 Havendale Blvd., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 233-9596, Fax: (863) 295-7909, www.cshospice.org

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Good Shepherd Hospice, Kyle Kenkner • 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd., FL 33805 (863) 682-0027, Fax: (863) 682-3006, www.chaptershealth.org Vitas Healthcare, Audrey Booth • 6850 New Tampa Hwy., Suite 600, Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 583-7100, Fax: (863) 583-7050, www.vitas.com/

HOSPITALS

BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center, Philip Minden • 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8111, Fax: (863) 519-1420, www.baycare.org/brmc BayCare 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.

HOTELS

Hampton Inn by Hilton Bartow, Megan Bohlinger • 205 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 535-5007, www.bartow.hamptoninn.com 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, www.stayinnbartow.com

INDUSTRIAL - MAINTENANCE

Graphite Maintenance, Inc., Justin Clements • 380 N. Prairie Industrial Pkwy., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 425-2866, Fax: (863) 425-3296 Maintenance & Reliability Technologies, Inc., Robert Radford • 1421 Chamber Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0300, Fax: (863) 533-0334, www.mrtechnologies.net

INDUSTRIAL PARK

State Farm Insurance - Michell Githens, Michell Githens • 595 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8119, Fax: (863) 804-0973, www.githensinsurance.com Michell 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. USHealth Advisors, Joshua Zarandona • 810 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 904-4757, www.ushagent.com/JoshuaZarandona Wise Insurance Agency, LLC, Jamie Blair • 1410 E. Georgia St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3431, Fax: (863) 533-6485, www.wiseinsllc.com

JEWELERS

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

Bartow Municipal Airport/Industrial Park, John Helms • 5993 Airport Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1195, Fax: (863) 533-5968, www.bartow-airport.com

LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE

INSURANCE AGENCIES

Albritton Insurance, Ben Albritton • 204 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873 (863) 773-6280, Fax: (863) 773-4731 Ewing, Blackwelder & Duce Insurance, Becky Maslak, AAI • 322 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4671, Fax: (863) 533-1476, www.ebdins.com Gibson & Wirt, Inc., Karen Guffey • 125 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3131, Fax: (863) 533-7038, www.gibsonandwirt.com Glenn Broom Insurance Agency, Inc., Glenn Broom • 252 W. Van Fleet Dr., Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4800, Fax: (863) 533-0723 Hall Insurance Services, Inc., Noemi Alfaro • 1335 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0999, Fax: (863) 533-0009 Mulling Insurance Agency, Dennis Hollingsworth • 230 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2100, www.mullinginsurance.com Palmer Insurance Agency Inc., Joshua Palmer • 1905 Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6709, Fax: (863) 537-6710, www.palmerflains.com

Evolve Contracting, Inc., 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.

LAWN & ORNAMENTAL PEST CONTROL

PMI

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

POLK-MURPHY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE ROSIE S. THORNBURG 1620 NO. PARK AVE. BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830 VP & AGENT PHONE 863/533-0991 COLIN MURPHY PRESIDENT

LIQUOR STORES

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

LOCKSMITHS

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

MAIL SERVICE

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

Mail Processing Associates, Robbie Yelvington • 430 N. Wabash Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 687-6945, www.mailpro.org

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

U.S. Postal Service, Brian Schafer • 220 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0419, Fax: (863) 533-4160, www.usps.com

Save The Date! Free Candidate Rally

Thursday, August 16, 2018 Bartow Civic Center 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Central Florida Health Care, Inc., Yadira Holmes • 47 5th St., NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 845-2550, Fax: (863) 391-5124, www.cfhonline.org 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.

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

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METAL FINISHERS

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

MOBILE HOME PARKS

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

MORTGAGE COMPANIES

American Liberty Mortgage, Inc., Chris Tlougan • 880 1st St. South, Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 875-7889, Fax: (863) 875-7891, www.almwinterhaven.com Prime Mortgage Group NMLS 1403237, Deborah Collins • 415 E. Main St. , Suite 213, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 430-7787, Fax: (352) 289-0961, www.primemortgagefl.com

MOTORCYCLES/ATVs/SIDE BY SIDES

Center State Painting, Mychele Jenkins • 445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 582-2787, www.centralfloridaartistry.com

PALLET MANUFACTURER

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

PAVING & ASPHALT

AAA Top Quality Asphalt, Matt Green • 4100 State Rd. 60, E., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 226-0404, Fax: (863) 425-5048

PEST CONTROL

Keith’s Pest Control, Inc., Anthony DuPree • P.O. Box 193, Bartow, FL 33831-0193 (863) 533-6231, Fax: (863) 533-6233 Massey Services, Inc., Michael Brinsley • 3705 US Hwy. 98, S., Suite 4, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 665-4137, Fax: (863) 668-8899, www.masseyservices.com

Sackett Motorsports, Inc., Ryan Sackett • 350 Brannen Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 397-5662, Fax: (863) 648-9653, www.sackettmotorsports.com

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

MOVERS

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

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, Bruce Dube • 300 W. Lime St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 802-7000, Fax: (863) 802-7803, www.theledger.com The Polk County Sun and Democrat, Chris Sexson • 99 Third St., NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 533-4183, Fax: (863) 533-0402, www.polkcountydemocrat.com

NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS

Vitamins of the Sun, Silvia Saldana • 1105 S. Speassard Holland Parkway, Suite C, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7376, Fax: (863) 537-7376

OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Tempco Pest Control, Gary Sawyer • 4431 Oakglen Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 606-6284, www.tempcopestcontrol.com

PHOSPHATE

Boring Business Systems, Inc., Dean Boring • 950 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 686-3167, Fax: (863) 686-2048, www.boring.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

D-Tech Business Solutions, Frank DeFrancesco • 5300 S. Florida Ave., Suite 5, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 510-0100, Fax: (863) 701-0099, www.dtechdoc.com

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.

GLT Office Plus Business Center, Brenda Wise • 2929 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 686-1799, Fax: (863) 687-0816, www.gltoffice.com Zeno Office Solutions, James Lyle • 2039 E. Edgewood Dr., Suite 100, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 665-3042, Fax: (863) 666-5972, www.zenosolutions.com

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

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Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, P.A., Mary Perry • 2025 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 294-3504, www.eyesfl.com Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, P.A., Jennifer L. Oliver • 2009 CR 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 294-3504, www.eyesfl.com

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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

PHYSICIANS - GYN

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

RADIO STATIONS

Watson Clinic Bartow Gynecology, Dr. Tarek Garas, Nicole Rule, ARNP-C 2000 Osprey Blvd., Suite 100, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 680-7243

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

PHYSICIANS - INTERNAL MEDICINE

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

PHYSICIANS - PRIMARY CARE

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

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

PIANO DEALERS

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

RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

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

REAL ESTATE

Albritton Real Estate, Doris S. Albritton • 3030 Mission Oaks, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7388 Brewer, Sahm & Webb, Inc., David H. or Susan S. Brewer • 1620 Wallace Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1774, Fax: (866) 713-3005 Carla Meeks, Realtor WebPro Realty, Carla J. Meeks • 1420 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 604-9287, www.homesbycarla.net Clear Springs, Patrick Carroll • 6105 Spirit Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1292, Fax: (863) 534-1294, www.clearspringsco.com Easy Homes 123, LLC, Lynn Browning • 210 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 272-9394, easyhomes123.com Gibson & Wirt, Inc., Karen Guffey • 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) 608-0454

Piano Alley, Rich Lane • 2810 S. Florida Ave., Suite A, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 583-4320, Fax: (863) 583-4590, www.lakelandpiano.com

PIPES & FLANGES

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

Prime Mortgage Group NMLS 1403237, Deborah Collins • 415 E. Main St. , Suite 213, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 430-7787, Fax: (352) 289-0961, www.primemortgagefl.com Stan Hickson Properties, Stan Hickson • 3227 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach, FL 34607 (352) 597-8164, Fax: (352) 597-8545

PLUMBING

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

RECORDING STUDIO

Hearts And Minds Studios, Miles Carr • P.O. Box 93464, Lakeland, FL 33804 (863) 255-6467, www.hminds.net

True Builders/True Plumbers, Cassandra Fridovich• 400 N. Frontage Rd., Plant City, FL 33565 (863) 647-1800, Fax: (813) 647-1800

PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS

RECRUITER - U.S. ARMY

United States Army, Staff Sergeant Richard Williams • 936 Eagle Ridge Mall Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33859 (863) 732-1139, Fax: (863) 679-3116

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

REFUSE HAULER, DISPOSAL

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

RESORTS

FULL SERVICE PRINTING

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

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The Breadboard, Mike Papakostas • 1037 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 800-3284 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

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

Dairy Queen Bartow, Payal Patel • 1795 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow FL 33830 (863) 533-2779

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Easy Homes 123, LLC, Lynn Browning • 210 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 272-9394, www.easyhomes123.com

Dunkin’ Donuts, Alex Fernandez • 1202 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3626, www.flmsinc.com Especially 4 U Catering, LLC, Shayann Jones • 550 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6373, www.especially4ubartow.com Hacienda Mexico Restaurante, Maria A. Ochoa • 195 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7600

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Hardee’s, Julie Bates. • 300 E. Van Fleet Dr. • Bartow, FL 33830, (863) 800-3949, hardees.com

First Methodist School, Inc., Jackie Stoltz • 455 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0905, Fax: (863) 533-9023, www.firstmethodistschool.com/

JK’s Cafe, Shelby Sapulski, Sr. • 211 1st Ave., N.W. • Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-5080

Geneva Classical Academy, Rich Cali • 4204 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863)-644-1408, www.genevaclassicalacademy.com

Joshua’s Kitchen, Todd Sapulski, II • 2020 Shepherd Rd. • Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 701-7230

Word of Life Christian School, Deborah A. White • 1555 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-5747, Fax: (863) 533-8257

Lennys Grill & Subs, James Harmer • 485 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0271, www.lennys.com

SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Alturas Elementary School, Chuck Pemberton • 906 W. Fourth St., Alturas, FL 33820 (863) 519-3917, Fax: (863) 519-3923

Little Caesars, George Anderson • 1262 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 733-5000, www.littlecaesars.com

Bartow Elementary Academy, Tracy Nelson • 590 S. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7410, Fax: (863) 534-7218

Marco’s Pizza, Kelly Popp • 1775 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 457-4900 McDonald’s of Bartow, William F. Bateman • 1470 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4003, Fax: (863) 533-8814 Mulligan’s, Lynn Zemba • 190 S. Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1668, Fax: (863) 519-3758 NiNi’s Landings, Sandy Joyner • 5995 Airport Blvd., Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 875-5789 Palace Pizza, Giordano Lanuto • 105 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9300, Fax: (863) 533-9500, www.palacepizzabartow.com Perkins and Marie Callender’s, Inc., Albert Shaffer • 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 Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Zach Drehmer • 595 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1429, www.sonnysbbq.com Sweet Magnolias Cafe & Gift Shop, Sandy Mendez • 125 & 139 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6083 Tom’s Chicken Shack, Tom Bos • 901 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6268

Bartow High School, Emilean Clemons • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7400, Fax: (863) 534-0077 Bartow Middle School, Christopher Roberts • 550 E. Clower St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7415, Fax: (863) 534-7418, www.schools.polk-fl.net Floral Ave. Elementary, Rebekah Eckman • 1530 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-5003, www.schools.polk-fl.net 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 Gibbons Street Elementary, Chabre Timmons • 1860 E. Gibbons St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7430, Fax: (863) 534-7472, www.schools.polk-fl.net Highland City Elementary School, Amy Weingarth • 5355 Ninth St., Highland City, FL 33846 (863) 648-3540, Fax: (863) 648-3542, www.schools.polk-fl.net IBS at Bartow High School, Brenda Hardman • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0194, Fax: (863) 534-0077, www.schools.polk-fl.net 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 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

Wendy’s, Martin Phillips • 1520 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 853-8838

Summerlin Academy, James R. Jones, MS, CCMHC • 1500 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7504, Fax: (863) 534-0377, www.schools.polk-fl.net

WingStop, Juan Martin • 300 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 www.wingstop.com

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

Zaxby’s, David Abbott • 590 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3600

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

RETAIL-NATURAL WOOD CREATIONS

Major Wood Art Productions, Major P. Gladden • University Park, FL 34201 (941) 360-9324, Fax: (941) 360-9324

SCREEN PRINTING, EMBROIDERY & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

The Krazy Kricket, Lee Putnam & Susan Blenk • 115 E. Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3141, www.krazykricket.com

RETAIL STORES

SECURITY GUARD SERVICE

Indigo Moon, Mark & Deanine Mulpagano • 165 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 224-7758, www.indigomoonoutlet.com

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

Queens Fashions & Gifts, Jennifer Camp • 320 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 245-7183 Sam’s Club, Dawn Petote • 3530 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 644-0769, Fax: (863) 644-0539

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, Felicia Ledford, 1050 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5400, Fax: (863) 534-3392, www.walmart.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

ROOFERS

Ring Roofing, Inc., James Ring • 1329 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 337-5139, www.ringroofinginc.com Romeo’s Roofing LLC, Audie Romero • P.O. Box 1163, Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 944-7719, www.romeosroofing.com

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

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.campingworldofbartow.com

SCHOOLS - PRIVATE

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

Community Events? Check out the Chamber’s website at www.bartowchamber.com

All Saints Academy, Carolyn Baldwin • 5001 State Rd. 540, W., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 293-5980, www.allsaintsacademy.com

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SIGNS

DIGITECH Graphics Group, Alfredo M. Balingit • 3020 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 668-8770, Fax: (863) 668-8750, www.dtechgraphics.com Dixie Signs, Inc., Roger Snyder • 2930 Drane Field Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 644-3521, Fax: (863) 644-3524, www.dixiesignsinc.com Hollywood Window Tinting & Signs, Rachael Harris • 815 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8783, Fax: (863) 519-5956

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Blackmon Roberts Group, Inc., Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts • 902 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 802-1280, Fax: (863) 646-6101, www.blackmonroberts.com SBDC at the University of South Florida, Carl Hadden • 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 678-4182, www.sbdctampabay,com/polk Central Florida SCORE, Becky Bywater • 100 S. Kentucky Ave., Suite 230, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 284-5607, www.centralfloridascore.org

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

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, www.sabaltransport.com Trans-Phos, Inc., Richard L. Whitney • 4201 Bonnie Mine Rd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 534-1575, Fax: (863) 534-3200, www.transphos.com

UNIFORM SERVICE

SPORTS BARS

Linksters Tap Room - Highland City, Eric Belvin • Highland City Center, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 937-9313, www.facebook.com/linkstershighlandcity

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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

TIRES

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

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

UTILITIES - POWER

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

Orange Cogeneration lP II, Inc., Connie Tevelson • 1901 S. Clear Springs Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1141, Fax: (863) 533-4152

McGee Automotive and Tire, Kevin McGee • 3939 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 667-3702, Fax: (863) 667-3402

OUC - The Reliable One, Roseann Harrington • 100 W. Anderson St., Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 434-2091, Fax: (407) 434-2216

TITLE COMPANIES

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

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

Hearts And Minds Studios, Miles Carr • P.O. Box 93464, Lakeland, FL (863) 255-6467, www.hminds.com Potthast Studios, Mike Potthast • 234 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 294-4920, www.potthaststudios.com The Edge Theatre, Marcus Wehby • 1367 Laurel Glen Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (205) 243-0194, www.edgetheatreco.org

WAREHOUSING - MINI/SELF-SERVICE

Affordable Storage of Bartow, Lori Raymond • 1515 Centennial Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5597

Cruise Planners, Ruthelise Thompson • 5015 S. Florida Ave., Suite 404, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 644-1014, Fax: (863) 646-8794, www.exclusivecruiseplanners.com Cruises/Resorts/Completely Packaged Vacations/Independent and Escorted Programs/Weddings at Sea and At Destination, and so much more!

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3000 Mulford Rd. Mulberry, FL 33860 Phone: 863.425.5814 Fax: 863-425-4164 Champion Self Storage, Amy Benbrook • 3000 Mulford Rd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-5814, Fax: (863) 425-4164, www.championselfstorage.com

For All Your Storage Needs!

800 W. Main Street, Bartow, FL 33830 863/533-1337 Simply Storage, Trish Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1337

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

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

WEB DESIGN

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

WINDOW TINTING

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

Kiwanis Club Cryin’ Towel Kicks Off Football Season The Bartow Kiwanis Club’s event, the Cryin’ Towel, Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m., kicks off the community football season. The annual event features a “tailgate party”-like reception that includes sausage appetizers and freshly-boiled corn on the cob. “Kickoff” (dinner) starts 7:00 p.m. and features a Texas Cattle Company steak with baked potato and side dish. The program, in which area high school football coaches “cry” about how awful their teams are, begins at 7:30 p.m. Door prizes, a drawing, free beer as well as a cash bar are featured at this fun event. Come hear the “blubbering” coaches and cheer for your favorite teams, all for only $50 per person (must be 21 and older). The event takes place at the Bartow Civic Center. Tickets are available by contacting Frank Johnson at (863) 899-9220. This fundraiser benefits the many Kiwanis Club charitable projects.

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