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• Tour de Tow Cycling Event

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• Greater Bartow Chamber Member Business and Service Directory

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The next generation of Spath Jewelers continue to build on a foundation of faith, family and hard work. Spath Jewelers is a member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). IJO is an organization which only accepts jewelers with the highest ethical standards and superior professional integrity. Left to right: Matt Clark, Emily Spath Clark and Brian Spath

What do you get when you cross a plumber with an insurance underwriter? One might never fathom the answer. However, thirty-three years ago, that’s exactly where Spath Jewelers got its start. In 1986 Gene and Tina Spath decided to take a giant leap of faith and start a small town Jewelry Store. According to Tina, they didn’t know much about jewelry, but what they did know was that God is good, how to work hard and take care of people. Since then, what has formed is a business that blurs the lines between family, friends, customers and employees. Like every good story it all starts with a journey. To give you insight on why Spath Jewelers treats its customers like family, you have to start at the beginning. In 1965, Cuba was in unrest. The government was in a turbulent sea of military and political takeover. Tina’s parents uprooted their daughter with a final destination of America. The laws in the United States were such at the time that the only way they could come into the country was to send Tina first, who could hopefully “claim” her parents later. “I came by myself to a foreign country, to a foreign people, without knowing the language,” Tina said. She was only ten years old at the time. Gene Spath,on the other hand, grew up in Chicago, Illinois, in a family of six. Starting at just five years old, Gene became a milk boy. “I would wake up at 3:00 in the morning to deliver milk bottles to the neighborhood, and then go to school after that,” Gene said. Looking back he explained “I was so young that I couldn’t even read the bottles on the truck, I just knew them by the color: white or chocolate.” He even remembers taking naps on the milk truck because he would be exhausted from such a long day. After high school, Gene worked in the trades as a plumber. Little did Gene know how this type of work ethic and perseverance would eventually pay off. Fast forward years later, and in 1986 Spath Jewelers opened its doors. The Spath family however, looked much different with the addition of three children running around: Brian, Christopher, and Emily. “Our children grew

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up in the store. We had nothing to start, but we had each other.,” Tina said. Gene and Tina had sold everything they had in Illinois to start Spath Jewelers in Bartow while living in Ft. Meade. “We didn’t have a house to stay in, so my cousin Juan Carlos offered us to live with him. We would sleep, all six of us, in one room and drive to Bartow everyday to the store. With the jewelry store still in the making, Gene worked two jobs: jewelry store during the day, and the IMC phosphate mine at night. They didn’t know if it would work, but they knew they just had to keep trying. When walking into Spath Jewelers, one can’t help but feel as if you’re being welcomed into a home. This is a home however, where you are greeted by knowledgeable staff, and are surrounded by sparkling diamonds. Every one of the staff members at Spath Jewelers is sent through an accreditation jewelry program. “What makes us different is our people and the experience,” said Emily. “We try very hard to take care of everything for you.” Spath Jewelers also has four jewelers on staff and specialize in custom design. “We have built some pretty mind-blowing things over the years. Custom design is very difficult, but I love the challenge it gives you,” Emily said. “Jewelry represents precious moments in people lives, we’re honored that people allow Spath Jewelers to be a part of their lives,” she added. Emily also explained that the Spaths travel to Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world, to broker diamonds for the store. Another phase in the Spath journey is how in November of 2002, Spath Jewelers took another leap of faith and opened an additional location in Valrico. Son Brian, has assumed operations for Spath Jewelers Valrico store for the past 15 years. Brian is a graduate gemologist, which is the highest degree one can achieve in the jewelry industry. Brother Christopher Spath pursued a law degree and worked at the State Attorney Office in Polk county before transferring over to personal injury in the private practice world.

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Emily married Matthew Clark in 2009. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Matt had endless trails to hike, waterfalls to climb and mountains to snowboard. However, what he did not see much of was the sun. After completing his first four years of college, he decided to spend his final term in the National Student Exchange program. Venturing across the country, he ended up at the University of South Florida. The goal was to maybe get a tan for once in his life before returning home to Oregon. Emily said that God had different plans, and Matthew met his soulmate on an unplanned sneaky blind date. Matt now calls Bartow his home and in 2013, the couple started to assume the main operations for Spath Jewelers of Bartow. “Matt is such an amazing asset to us, he is the engine that keeps all the moving parts running,” Emily said. Faith and family are the key ingredients to the Spath journey. Emily refers to a quote from Colin Powell that says it all. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” In the Spath’s case, the dream came true, and has made Spath Jewelers a staple to the Bartow and Polk County area. Spath Jewelers is located at 1360 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida. For more information, call 863-533-9569, or visit www.spathjewelers.com. The Valrico store is located at 2523 East State Road 60. Call 813-571-5445, or visit www.spathjewelersvalrico.com.

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Jeweler Byron LaLonde prepares to work on a custom piece. Spath Jeweler’s highly skilled professionals can accommodate every request, whether it is a simple jewelry repair or a custom designed piece made especially for you.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Parade starts at 4:00 p.m., Carnival will follow at Mosaic Park

Bartow’s favorite family tradition is better than ever! • Expanded Food Selections Including Food Trucks • • Costume Contest for Store-Bought and Homemade • • Crickette Club’s Famous Cake Walk • • Drawing for $500, $300 and $100 • • Bingo and Much, Much More! •

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Trick or Treat is October 31. All proceeds benefit the Bartow area Girl Scouts and the Bartow Community

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Coming Events

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Every Wednesday – Farmers’ Market Fort Blount Park, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For further information call the Main Street Bartow office at 863-519-0508.

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Second Saturday – Monthly Antique Market 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. along Main Street. Booth spaces are $15 each and can be reserved by contacting Irene at 863-646-0644 or the Main Street Bartow office at 863-519-0508.

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Third Friday – Friday Fest 6:00 p.m., downtown Bartow. Bartow Idol Karaoke Contest - In August, visit the events on the Main Street Bartow Facebook page for contest details and audition dates.

Third Saturday – Community-Wide Yard Sale 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Aug. 16, Thurs. – Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s Polk Politics Candidates Rally at the Bartow Civic Center Come meet the candidates. Sponsored by A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure. Free popcorn and hotdogs, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Aug. 30, Thurs. – Emerging Leaders Awards Bartow Civic Center, Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Sept. 15, Sat. – Tour de Tow Cycling Event downtown Bartow, 8:00 a.m. Find out more at www.bartowcyclingevents.com, or call Trish Pfeiffer 863-640-1024.

Sept. 19, Wed. – Community Relations Committee’s Diversity Luncheon $12, Bartow Civic Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, 863-533-7125.

Oct. 5, Friday – Chamber Golf Scramble Call the Chamber for more information, 863-533-7125.

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Oct. 18, Thurs. – Annual Bartow Economic Development Council’s Champions Cup Business & Industry and Spirit of Bartow Awards Awards will be presented at the Champions Cup Dinner at the Bartow Civic Center, 6:00 p.m. For more information, call the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, 863-533-7125.

Oct. 19, Fri. – Friday Fest, Downtown Bartow

Bartoberfest, 6:00 p.m. Call Linda Holcomb, Main Street Bartow office at 863-519-0508 for more information.

Oct. 25, Thurs. – Annual Crickette Club Parade and Carnival Parade starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at Mosaic Park with a carnival featuring games, rides, entertainment, and good food.

Nov. 9, Fri. – A Salute To Those Who Served: Hometown Heroes Veterans Day, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bartow Civic Center. Complimentary for Veterans and their spouses, all others, $25. Reservations required. Call the Bartow Chamber for more information, 863-533-7125.

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Nov. 10, Sat. – Honey Bee Festival and Fall Craft Fair Begins 9:00 a.m., downtown Bartow. For more information call Linda Holcomb, Main Street Bartow office at 863-519-0508.

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Diversity Luncheon to Promote Equality To reaffirm its commitment to racial and ethnic equality, the City of Bartow’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) will hold a Diversity Luncheon on September 19, 2018, at noon, at the Bartow Civic Center in conjunction with Bartow’s Race Equality Week, the week of September 16-22, 2018. The week is set aside by Bartow’s City Commission to spotlight racial and ethnic equality and justice issues that confront people every day. “There are daily reminders to us all of how important this issue still is in America, and that promoting racial and ethnic equality and ending racism and discrimination requires awareness, commitment, and action,” said Gloria Washington, Co-Chairman of the CRC. “This is an opportunity for Bartow to stand up and be counted in an ongoing effort to make sure our community fosters racial and ethnic equality and harmony.” The annual Diversity Award will be presented to a business or organization and an individual at the luncheon. Nominations are being accepted for the award. This year’s keynote speaker is Polk County Schools Superintendent Jackie Byrd, who began her career in education more than 25 years ago in Jacksonville. Mrs. Byrd has served as a teacher, school principal and district administrator. In 2005, she received recognition for increasing student achievement at one of Duval County’s most challenged elementary schools through innovative ideas, professional development and community involvement. The school’s overall academic achievement rose from a D grade to an A grade within three years. She was promoted to key positions within the school district. She was responsible for overseeing elementary turnaround schools in Duval County. Mrs. Byrd also served as Chief of Schools for Duval County. In 2013, Mrs. Byrd moved to Polk County where she was named Deputy Superintendent. She was sworn in as Superintendent on Feb. 23, 2016. “Polk County Public Schools is excited to forge new pathways to reach our students and help them achieve their highest potential,” Mrs. Byrd said. “Our district covers a geographic area about the size of Rhode Island with students who come from diverse backgrounds, each child with an innate curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Our key mission is simple: to provide a high quality education for all students.” Mrs. Byrd received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of North Florida and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville University. She has been married for more than 20 years to Jason Byrd. Tickets for the Diversity Luncheon are $12 each and may be purchased at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call the Chamber at (863) 533-7125.

COMPREHENSive

IN BARTOW Watson Clinic Bartow Gynecology is now Watson Clinic Bartow Obstetrics & Gynecology!

Tarek G. Garas, MD, FACOG, FACS Alicia Belisle, ARNP-C Wendi Johnson, ARNP-C Nicole K. Rule, ARNP-C Board-certified OB-GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgeon Tarek G. Garas, MD is proud to now offer personalized obstetrics and gynecologic care to residents of Bartow and surrounding communities, alongside trusted certified nurse practitioners. Watson Clinic Bartow Obstetrics & Gynecology provides a host of treatments for a number of common conditions, including:

• Gynecologic Exams & Treatments • Obstetrics & Prenatal Services • High Risk Pregnancy Care • Irregular Bleeding

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Call 863-680-7243 for an Appointment! Extended evening hours and select Saturdays available. 2000 Osprey Boulevard • Suite 201 • Bartow www.WatsonClinic.com/BartowOB-GYN FALL 2018

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Honey Bee Festival / Annual Craft Fair Set For November 10 Bartow’s annual Craft Fair is in its fourth year as the Honey Bee Festival. Main Street Bartow, Inc. has once again partnered with the Ridge Beekeepers Association to bring a day full of education and fun, along with the local craft show the community looks forward to annually, on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in downtown Bartow, and is sponsored by Main Street Bartow, Inc. and the City of Bartow. Applications are currently being accepted. The Craft Fair will feature handmade, all-season crafts. Space size is 12 feet by 12 feet, and there is a $55.00 entry fee. An area with children’s activities will be included, and food will be available for purchase from vendors on the street as well as from Bartow’s downtown restaurants. An open car show and an antique fair will also be part of the event. For an application or further information, call Linda Holcomb at the Main Street Bartow, Inc. office at (863) 519-0508, or email lholcomb@mainstreetbartowfl.com.

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Meet the Candidates, Eat A Free Hot Dog! Who protects the environment and communities we serve? We do. At Ashland, our responsibility as a global company is to be aware of our environmental footprint. We believe today’s better efforts can spark tomorrow’s best ideas. We demonstrate this every day by being inspired, engaged and committed to a better environment.

Once again Bartow’s Political Rally will be offered as a free event to the public. Polk Politics, to be held Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will take place at the Bartow Civic Center. This year, the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is also offering those attending a free hot dog! American Compliance Technologies Environmental & Infrastructure (A-C-T) is presenting sponsor. Local candidates from all over the county will be on hand to speak, answer questions and meet the public at the Rally. The Rally will afford voters an opportunity to participate in a straw vote with the results announced at the conclusion of the evening. For more information about the Political Rally or Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s busy year, please call Virginia Condello at (863) 533-7125 or email her at virginia@bartowchamber.com.

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For more information or to take a tour call (863) 519-7579 2120 Marshall Edwards • Bartow

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Make That Special Occasion Something Special.

For that next special event, let Sackett Ranch make it truly special. We offer a level of service and attention to detail you won’t find anywhere else. We’re the perfect place for weddings, receptions, social galas, fundraisers, holiday parties — you name it, and we’ll make it memorable. From small, intimate parties to huge events, Sackett Ranch is the place to be.

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MAKE YOUR NEXT EVENT UNFORGETTABLE Delivering a wide variety of menu choices, along with the experience and expertise that will make your event memorable, Terrie Lobb Catering is known throughout Polk County specializing in custom menu design for cocktail receptions, weddings, corporate events, and home parties. From box lunches to elegant plated dinners, we can even assist with your décor and entertainment. Our promise is backed by careful planning, attention to detail and a team of culinary professionals dedicated to making your next event unforgettable!

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Terrie Lobb Catering won the prestigious Philanthropy Award during the 2018 Top Chef of Polk County event raising more than $5,000 benefitting Achievement Academy.

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Tour de Tow Cycling Event Set for September 22 Main Street Bartow, Inc. & Bartow Cycling Events are gearing up for the Tour de Tow Scenic Bike Tour on September 22nd, 2018. The largest organized road tour in Polk County, Tour de Tow is an on-road cycling tour along the scenic back roads of southern Polk County. Gently rolling roads take our cyclists across the Peace River Basin through expansive citrus groves and around old Florida backroads. The event provides great cycling support via fully-stocked rest stops with friendly volunteers, Sheriff’s Deputy escort, trailing vehicles for assistance and aid, course photographer and great food provided by some of Bartow’s finest restaurants. But wait!... there’s more, this is the only ride that gives the opportunity to one of the participating cyclists the chance to be the featured poster cyclist from registrations pulled the day of the ride. The winner is photographed on the course at some point, and has a logo designed by LillyCat Design Studio with their image becoming the ride logo on print media and the ride shirt. The cyclist also receives a wall hanging with the featured logo. All of the above is what keeps cyclists coming back to experience hometown hospitality! This year’s ride will feature a 65- & 35-mile road tour and a 17-mile family fun ride. Registration can be accessed on hakuapp.com/bloomin-bike-ride, or you can download a registration form from the BartowCylingEvents.com website or register the day of the race. Tour de Tow’s Power Pedalers program gives bicycles to kids who would like a bike, but cannot afford one. This is a great way to give back to the children of the community, as well as a way to help them cultivate a healthy lifestyle and a love for cycling. A special “thanks” goes to Walmart and Heartland for Children for helping to make this program a success. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Tour de Tow begins with a special presentation at 7:50 a.m. of new Power Pedalers bikes with the ride taking off at 8:00 a.m. The staging area will be located on Central Avenue and Main Street. Parking is at the Oaks parking lot across from the Bartow Post Office. For more info, please contact Trish Pfeiffer, Ride Director, at 863.640.1024,or email Lillycat36@aol.com.

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GARNER & ASSOCIATES AUCTIONEERS, INC.

PUBLIC AUCTION GOVERNMENT SURPLUS AND CONSIGNMENT VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT

3455 HWY 60 W. - BARTOW, FL. 33830 Auctions held on the first Saturday of each month.

CARS, PICKUPS, VANS, SUV’S, CONSTRUCTION EQUIP., FARM EQUIP., HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS, GOLF CARTS, TRAILERS, MOWERS, MOTORCYCLES, 4 WHEELERS, BOATS, TOOLS, AND MORE!

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Michael D. Garner, GPPA - Auctioneer Email Garnerauctioneer@aol.com LIC. AB2452 AU287

Take your business to the next level with full-service, affordable accounting and bookkeeping services.

Whether you own a large company or are just starting up, we can enhance your business’ financial operations. Save time, money and hassle knowing things are done right, and on time.

Tax Services • Accounting / Bookkeeping Services • Payroll Services

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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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On TUES & SAT from 11AM to 930PM, BBQ lovers 10 and under eat for FREE.

Free Kids Meal valid with a minimum of 8.99 Entrée purchase. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Limit one per person, per visit. Valid at Sonny’s locations listed below only on date listed above only. Valid at: BARTOW, FL FALL 2018

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Program Information for August 1 - December 31, 2018 Registration: www.BartowPrograms.net Phone: (863) 534-0120 • Email: Parks.Info@CityofBartow.net

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Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is the most accessible form of yoga. It is great for people with limited mobility, balance concerns, and issues with range of motion. It is suitable for people recovering from an injury. Work every part of your body from head to toe with stretches and poses that target muscle groups.

Sam Griner Pool

Pool Operating Calendar Fall (Modified Hours): Aug. 13 – Oct. 31 Monday-Friday: 11am – 1pm Saturday: 11am – 3pm Sunday: Closed Pool Pass Fees: Daily, Per Person - $3 Season, *Family: Online/Credit Card Registration - $75 In Person Cash/Check - $85 Season, Individual: Online/Credit Card Registration - $35 In Person Cash/Check: $45 Season Locker Rental: $15

*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.

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

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Beginners Yoga

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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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.

Polk Street Fitness Center

Fee: $32.10 for 3 months Non-residents: $48.15 for 3 months

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 ________________________________________________

Jolly Holidays

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

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Carver Recreation Center

Weekdays: 1pm – 8pm Weekends: 1pm – 6pm Fee: Free __________________________________________

Rentals: Indoor/Outdoor Space 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

For more information on any Parks & Recreation program or event, call 863-534-0120.

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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 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

Comcast Spotlight, Jamie Rear • 3010 Herring Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (941) 342-2172, www.comcastspotlight.com/markets/sarasota 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 Brown, Brown & Associates, Ronald A. Brown • 551 Ave. K, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33882 (863) 299-1500, Fax: (863) 299-7599

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

APARTMENTS & CONDOMINIUMS

Fountain Place Apartments, Tami Bench • 1350 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3034, Fax: (863) 534-3067, www.myfountainplacehome.com 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

TAMI BENCH Community Manager

JAMES L. PREVITE Certified Public Accountant Certified in Financial Forensics Personal Financial Specialist (p) 863-682-5151 (f) 863-682-3079 jprevite@hpsadvisors.com hpsadvisors.com EST. 1961

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The Meetinghouse at Bartow, Elizabeth Fisher • 1400 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9108, Fax: (863) 533-4937

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

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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Jeffries Bookkeeping, Donna Jeffries • 180 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1416, Fax: (863) 519-9846

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Bartow High School Band Boosters, John Eckman • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7404, Fax: (863) 534-0077, www.bartowhighband.com Bartow 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 The Villages at Laurel Meadows, Vicki Minter • 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.

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

ARCHERY SHOP

Spurlow’s Archery Pro Shop, David Brimlow • 1264 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 635-0240, www.spurlowsoutfitters.com

ART GALLERY AND FRAMING

Crickette Club of Bartow, Inc., Janet Pitts • P.O. Box 584, Bartow, FL 33831-0584 (863) 578-2144, www.crickettes.org 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 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 Junior Service League of Bartow, Jenna Barnett • P.O. Box 1523, Bartow, FL 33831-1523 (863) 533-9202, www.jslbartow.com

Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, Jane Waters Thomas • 230 Avenue C, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 293-2700, Fax: (863) 293-0352, www.artsensemblehealingarts.com

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 • 122 E. Main St., 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

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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 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

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

AUCTIONEERS

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

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

AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE

Your Hometown Dealer for:

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

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

Gator Towing & Automotive of Polk County, LLC, Bobbi Roberts • 1505 E. Hooker St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-4665, Fax: (863) 533-5317 Super-Lube, Ken Ortega • 1615 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6981, Fax: (863) 533-6541, www.superlube.com

BAIL BONDS

AUTO DEALERS - NEW & USED

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 Cole • 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

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

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

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

BOLT & NUT DISTRIBUTORS

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

BOOKS, GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Bartow Christian Books & Gifts, Bo & Sandy Raulerson • 326 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2991, Fax: (863) 533-5223 Imperial Publishing, S.L. Frisbie, IV • 1840 Margaret Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 513-0358

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

CIVIL ENGINEERING

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

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

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

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, Erin Killebrew • 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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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

COMMUNITY ACTION & HUMAN SERVICES

Bartow Deacons & Stewards Alliance, Inc., Carver Young • P.O. Box 502, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 533-1207 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 Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches • 3350 State Rd. 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830-8471 (863) 533-0371, Fax: (863) 533-7006, www.youthranches.org

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

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

DANCE STUDIOS

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

DENTISTS

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

Billy B. Brown, Jr., D.D.S., Billy B. Brown • 695 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0955, Fax: (863) 533-6468

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

Dental Associates of Bartow, Dr. Chelsea Fenton• 2090 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4444, Fax: (863) 519-4453, www.dentalassociatesbartow.com

The Transition House of Bartow, Michelle Shipley • 550 N. Restwood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 733-4181, www.thetransitionhouse.org

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 of Southwest Florida, Christine Diaz • 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (866) 585-RIDE, 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., Rodena Penkins • 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 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. 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, Thomas Morgan • 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

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS COPY SERVICE, PACK & SHIP

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

DENTISTS - ORTHODONTICS

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

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

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

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 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

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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., Taylor Allen • 4318 Holden Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 (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

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.

EVENT COORDINATION & SUPPLIES

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

Crown Electric, Inc., Michael Huddleston • 2325 SR 60, E., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8171, Fax: (863) 533-7678

EVENT VENUES

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. AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Ron Tew • 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

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

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) 682-4081, Fax: (863) 802-3907, www.rkk.com Sloan Engineering Group, Inc., Steve Sloan, PE • 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 800-3046

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

Tindale Oliver, Richard Dreyer • 220 S. Central Ave., #1836, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8454, Fax: (863) 533-8481, www.tindaleoliver.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Free Candidate Rally

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

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

FREE HOTDOGS!

The Edge Theatre, Marcus Wehby • 1367 Laurel Glen Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (205) 243-0194, www.edgetheatreco.org

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GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC

Bartow Golf Course, Lynn Zemba • 190 S. Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-6878, Fax: (863) 519-3758, www.bartowgolfclub.com

JERRY L. FURLONG Financial Advisor

GOVERNMENT - CITY

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

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

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CenterState Bank, Anita Stasiak • 1375 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830-1869 (863) 533-0475, Fax: (863) 534-3819, www.centerstatebank.com

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

Citizens Bank & Trust, Valerie Tillmon • 1450 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6472, Fax: (863) 533-6256, www.citizens-bank.com

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES - ACCOUNT RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT

Representative Ben Albritton, Ben Albritton • 150 N. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0073, Fax: (863) 534-0075

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

Southwest Florida Water Management District, Cindy Rodriguez • 170 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1448, Fax: (863) 534-7058, www.watermatters.org

FITNESS

Anytime Fitness, James Mily • 145 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7123 Ultimate Fitness Center, Inc., Greg Buck • 615 N. Jackson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5300

FLOORING

Senator Denise Grimsley, Denise Grimsley • 212 E. Stuart St., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 835-0232, www.denisegrimsley.com Tenth Judicial Circuit, Tom Andrews • P.O. Box 900, Drawer SA, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 534-5837, Fax: (863) 534-4830

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

GRAPHIC DESIGN

LillyCat Design Studio, Trish Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 640-1024, Fax: (863) 533-1337, www.lillycatdesignstudio.com

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

FOOD PROCESSING

HPP Fresh Florida, Keith Sirois • 205 Agricola Mine Rd. (CR 555) Bartow, Florida 33830 (800) 484-0532, www.hppfreshflorida.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 Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Kayla Kapp • 200 Avenue F, N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 297-1781, Fax: (863) 297-1867, www.whhfoundation.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

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 Studio M Salon of Bartow, Mychele Jenkins • 445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0942 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

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

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., Donn Van Stee • 1815 Crystal Lake Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 709-9392, Fax: (863) 709-8923, www.tchsonline.org

Williams Funeral Home, Wendell T. Williams • 360 E. Vine St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0366

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GROCERS

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

HEALTHCARE/SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH

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

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Neon Octopus, Rocco D. Condello • 1190 Kissengen Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 934-8215, www.neonoctopus.com

HEALTH FOODS & CONSULTATIONS

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, www.cfshc.org

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

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863.937.1500

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

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

PMI

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

HOSPICE

Cornerstone Hospice • Margaret Welsh • 2140 E. County Rd. 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813 (866) 742-6655, Fax: (863) 295-7909, www.cshospice.org Good Shepherd Hospice, Kyle Zenkner • 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. Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Kayla Kapp • 200 Avenue F, N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 297-1781, Fax: (863) 297-1867, www.whhfoundation.org

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

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

LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE

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

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

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) 967-4454, www.mullinginsurance.com

Free Candidate Rally

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

FREE HOTDOGS!

FALL 2018

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

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

LIQUOR STORES

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

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LOCKSMITHS

NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS

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

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

MAIL SERVICE

OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

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

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

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

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

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.

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

METAL BUILDINGS

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

METAL FINISHERS

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 • 6001 Foxtrot Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 660-6584, 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) 802-3764, Fax: (863) 668-8899, www.masseyservices.com McDonald Exterminators, Inc., Bob Edwards • 360 S. First Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1294, Fax: (863) 519-6789

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

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 News Sun, Chris Sexson • 99 Third St., NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 533-4183, Fax: (863) 533-0402, www.polkcountydemocrat.com

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

PHOSPHATE

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

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CAPITAL CITY QUARTERLY

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.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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

PHYSICIANS - CHIROPRACTIC

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

PHYSICIANS - EYE

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

PHYSICIANS - GASTROENTEROLOGY

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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

STANDARD PRINT • Direct Mail • Brochures SERVICES

Watson Clinic Bartow Gynecology, Dr. Tarek Garas, Nicole Rule, ARNP-C 2000 Osprey Blvd., Suite 201, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 680-7243

• Flyers • Newsletters • Greeting Cards • Invitations • Copies

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 29, 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

Your neighborhood print & business services center 115 East Van Fleet Dr. • Bartow, FL 33830 • (863) 519- 0800 Hours: M- F 8am to 6:30pm, Sat. 9am to 2:30pm, Closed Sunday Email: print3115@theupsstore.com • www.theupsstore.com/3115

PROFESSIONAL PRINT SERVICES • Business Cards • Postcards

• Presentations • Posters

LARGE FORMAT PRINTING • Posters • Banners • Car Door Magnets • Window Graphics • Copies

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 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

PIANO DEALERS

RADIO STATIONS

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

Brewer, Sahm & Webb, Inc., David H. or Susan S. Brewer • 1620 Wallace Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1774, Fax: (866) 713-3005

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

PLUMBING

Lawrence Plumbing, Inc., Kenneth A. Meeks • 175 Cecile Ct., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2837, Fax: (863) 533-8303 True Builders/True Plumbers • 400 N. Frontage Rd., Plant City, FL 33565 (863) 647-1800, Fax: (813) 647-1800

PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS

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

Free Candidate Rally

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

FREE HOTDOGS!

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Carla Meeks, Meeks Real Estate, LLC, Carla J. Meeks • P.O. Box 1653, Bartow, FL 33831 (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

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

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

Gibson & Wirt, Inc., Karen Guffey • 125 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3131, Fax: (863) 533-7038, www.gibsonandwirt.com

Sweet Magnolias Cafe & Gift Shop, Sandy Mendez • 125 & 139 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6083

King Real Estate Services, Judith Barnett • 145 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4119, Fax: (863) 533-7843

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

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

Waffle House, Inc,, Dara Cooper • 901 E. Main St1520 N. Broadway Ave., Unit 104, Bartow, FL 33830

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 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

Wendy’s, Martin Phillips • 1520 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 853-8838 WingStop, Juan Martin • 300 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 www.wingstop.com Zaxby’s, David Abbott • 590 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3600

RETAIL-NATURAL WOOD CREATIONS

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

RETAIL STORES

RECORDING STUDIO

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

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

Queens Fashions & Gifts, Jennifer Camp • 320 E. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 245-7183

RECRUITER - U.S. ARMY

United States Army, Staff Sergeant Richard Williams • 936 Eagle Ridge Mall Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33859 (813) 732-1139, Fax: (863) 679-3116

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

REFUSE HAULER, DISPOSAL

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

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

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

RESORTS

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

RESTAURANTS

Bayou Barbeque Kitchen, Dwayne Cameron • 1220 Martin Luther King Blvd, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 614-4741 Beef O Brady’s, Joe Bullara • 120 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8281, Fax: (863) 534-3388

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

Broadway Diner, Dino Sakelliadis • 1380 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-7647

RV SALES & SERVICE

Curly Tails BBQ, John James • 330 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5685, Fax: (863) 533-5625, www.curlytailsbbq.com

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

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

SCHOOLS - PRIVATE

Dunkin’ Donuts, Alex Fernandez • 1202 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3626, www.flmsinc.com

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

Especially 4 U Catering, LLC, Shayann Jones • 550 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6373, www.especially4ubartow.com

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

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

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

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

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

JK’s Cafe, Shelby Sapulski, Sr. • 211 1st Ave., N.W. • Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 943-4190

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

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

SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

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

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

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

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

Bartow High School, Emilean Clemons • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7400, Fax: (863) 534-0077

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

Perkins and Marie Callender’s, Inc., James Cole • 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

CAPITAL CITY QUARTERLY

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, Daroford Jones • 1395 W. Polk St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7425, Fax: (863) 519-3716, www.schools.polk-fl.net

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

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Bartow Middle School, Christopher Roberts • 550 E. Clower St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7415, Fax: (863) 534-7418, 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

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

TIRES

B & L Tire Sales, Chris W. Crawford • 3401 US Hwy. 98, S., Eaton Park, FL 33840 (863) 665-1617, Fax: (863) 666-5828, www.bltiresales.com McGee Automotive and Tire, Kevin McGee • 3939 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 667-3702, Fax: (863) 667-3402

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

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

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

SECURITY GUARD SERVICE

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!

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

SECURITY SYSTEMS

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

SIGNS

Travel Leaders/International Sun Travel, Blanche E. Bryant • 705 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0511, Fax: (863) 533-9268, www.intlsuntvl.com

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

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) 533-8468, Fax: (863) 519-5956

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Blackmon Roberts Group, Inc., Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts • 1620 Lake Miriam Dr., Lakeland, FL 33813 (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

SPORTS BARS

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

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 C. Whitney • 4201 Bonnie Mine Rd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 534-1575, Fax: (863) 534-3200, www.transphos.com

UNIFORM SERVICE

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

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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

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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

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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 • 1190 Kissengen Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 934-8215, www.neonoctopus.com

WINDOW TINTING

Hollywood Window Tinting & Signs, Rachael Harris • 815 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8468

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