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• Bartow Blooms with Art at Annual Festival

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• Mayor’s Prayer Lunch • Bartow City Manager “State of the City”

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• St. Pat’s Unparade is a Longstanding Untradition

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• Pig Out, Bartow! • Main Street Bartow, Inc. Growing Stronger

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• Just Say No • Spirit of Bartow Awards

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• Greater Bartow Chamber Member Business and Service Directory

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A cruise and travel specialist, Ruthelise Anderson, is the owner of an independently owned and operated franchise of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative.

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Not just a local travel agent,

Ruthelise Anderson of Cruise Planners has a passion for planning great vacations

You are going on a trip and decide to forego the assistance of a travel agent and make your own reservations to save money. That decision costs you hours in front of the computer, and afterwards you are fully aware of the pitfalls of booking online, especially if your travel plans go beyond the ordinary. Here’s what you find out: • It’s hard to ask questions. • Online sites usually can’t handle complicated itineraries. • There are hidden fees aside from the low rates that pulled you in. • Special needs aren’t accommodated. • Super low rates mean inflexibility and no refunds in emergencies. • You miss out on the gems and local color of your dream destination. • Online descriptions are misleading. And there’s no personalized service such as you find at local exclusive travel advisor, Ruthelise Anderson of Cruise Planners of Lakeland. Ruthelise, a half Danish, half Peruvian intuitive brunette, is as passionate about her family as she is about travel, and it shows. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Muriel, 22, a mathematician who graduated from Auburn University and who has plans to marry this year; and Zoe, 19, currently studying Biology and Economics at the University of Florida. A cruise and travel specialist, Ruthelise is the owner of an independently owned and operated franchise of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative.

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“Being a travel agent is not just a hobby for me,” she said. As a previous owner of a travel agency and with several years of experience as a travel advisor, the opportunity to invest in the Cruise Planner franchise appealed to her. “Cruise Planners has a tremendous reputation for quality, service and value,” she continued. “We are an award-winning travel company and are top producers with virtually every cruise line and many land and tour suppliers.” She and her associate, Jean Hornbeck, work in beautiful offices on the fourth floor of the Bank of Central Florida building in south Lakeland. Travel advisors and community ambassadors who are avid travelers round out the team. “Many of my clients used to think they can save money by booking online; or because they have sailed several times, they prefer to book directly to protect their past passenger rates,” Ruthelise said. “I was able to prove to them that we have access to all of the same deals and promotions and can offer much more value, such as additional onboard credits, group rates and special amenities reserved specifically for our clients, without charging any travel advisor fees. We want every single trip to be an amazing experience and we will make sure that our customers are always satisfied.” Booking a vacation can be stressful, and with so much information available online, you can spend hours jumping from one travel site to another, searching for the best vacation for the best price. “Like a personal shopper, we can provide one-stop travel shopping for you. We can handle air arrangements, rental cars, shore excursions, cruise accommodations, hotel stays and all transfers, travel insurance, passport and visa services and so much more – with recommendations for you that are in your best interest, not the supplier’s.” Travelers can save time, money, and a whole lot of headaches by calling Ruthelise Anderson’s Cruise Planners. Cruise Planners can

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Ruthelise Anderson of Cruise Planners provide everything needed to book a perfect vacation. Her enthusiasm for providing positive and enjoyable traveling experiences is the result of herself being a world traveler (her personal favorite destination is Hong Kong). Ruthelise assists clients with packing necessities info, various modes of transportation booking, best tour pricing, providing early booking deep discounts, and providing special fares and hot hotel deals. As an avid traveler, she has in-depth knowledge, personal experience and strong relationships with ocean and river cruise lines, land and tour companies. And, a client can be as involved in the planning process as he or she wants; or just let Ruthelise and her team handle all the minute details and value searching. Travel is complex, especially if you are not sure where you want to go, traveling abroad, with little ones, or in a group, she commented. “There are literally hundreds of details that go into every trip – land or cruise. We’ll guide you through the entire travel planning process. We have exclusive tools that will guide you through packing for the right trip, booking the best shore excursions for your activity level, plus providing you with social media tools that help you share your plans with other members in your traveling group, and so much more.” Cruise Planners can help celebrate a milestone birthday, wedding or honeymoon, family reunion, a special getaway or corporate incentive travel. “We offer expert advice and personal service you can’t get from a dot-com. We work hard at building long-lasting relationships with our clients – we want to learn their interests and lifestyles, as well as their dispositions. Understanding our clientele allows us to personalize their dream vacation. We also enjoy helping first time cruisers assisting them with details preparing them for their first cruise and answering all their questions,” she said. And, Ruthelise and her team at Cruise Planners do not tack on a travel advisory fee. “We always give something extra because we value our clients and seek to gain their trust and loyalty,” she said. How about corporate incentive travel? Ruthelise and her team offer programs that assist businesses in rewarding employees and building teams. Incentive travel motivates and rewards and is designed SPRING 2015

to educate, improve morale, build team spirit, increase loyalty, reward greater performers and encourage other employees to do better. Company employees can participate in sales meetings and retreats, awards ceremonies, teambuilding activities, and executive level conferences; then go ashore to zip line through a rainforest, snorkel with stingrays or go on a dog-sledding adventure. “I also love to plan weddings and special events,” Ruthelise said. Cruise Planners has introduced “Destination Weddings,” which is a fun and exciting way to make your wedding ceremony memorable. Destinations Weddings by Cruise Planners offers several exclusive shoreside wedding packages in over 20 beautiful destinations that can be customized to suit every personality. Plus, combining a wedding ceremony and reception with a honeymoon, offers an option of being joined by family and friends while on vacation. Ruthelise can plan a beautiful wedding at a fraction of the cost of a traditional land wedding. Couples are choosing destination wedding packages over the traditional hometown wedding in greater numbers today. Weddings at sea or at all-inclusive resorts are also offered by her agency. Cruise Planners has preferred pricing with special amenities on thousands of sailings and special fares including regional, past passenger, senior and military rates. And through an on-going continuing education process, “we have a pulse on the industry and have up-to-date information on what’s hot and happening in travel. We are here to help if something should go wrong before or during your trip, such as canceled flights or revised itineraries. Your well-earned vacation time is precious.” Ruthelise and her team can provide travelers with preferential vacations and best-value packages. Her affiliation with American Express Travel allows her to offer Mariner Club sailings with great specials and ability to pay all or portions of the vacation using American Express Reward points. Ruthelise Anderson is a Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) member and has completed extensive training on select destinations, cruise lines, resorts, tour operators and more. As an example, her agency has achieved Commodore status with both Cunard and Princess Cruises as well as being a certified Accessible Travel advocate. Ruthelise says she works throughout the week and on weekends, freely giving her cell number to potential clients. The Cruise Planner agency is located at 5015 South Florida Avenue, Suite 404, Lakeland, FL 33813. You can view her website at www.ExclusiveCruisePlanners. com, call (863) 644-1014, ext. 203 (office); 1 (863) 660-6434 mobile; 1 (844) 722-6342 (toll free) or reach her by email at reanderson@ cruiseplanners.com, for more information. Whether you want to book a local destination for a wedding vow renewal or go on an all-inclusive vacation to Europe, Africa or the Caribbean, “If you can dream it, we can arrange it,“ Ruthelise exclaimed. “What’s on your bucket list?”

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Bartow blooms with art at annual festival

Bartow is where our history comes to life . . . and art. Each year dozens of community volunteers transform Downtown Bartow into a bustling center of compact, streetside art galleries called the Bloomin’ Arts Festival. This is the 44th year for the two-day festival, which also offers quilt, garden and car shows, a bike ride, live entertainment and lots of food, including Food Truck Crazy. The Bloomin’ Arts Committee, supported by businesses, community groups and lots of volunteers, plans the event each year. Michell Githens and Lara Frederickson are co-chairs. The event is presented by Frost Van den Boom P.A. and hosted by the Bartow Art Guild, City of Bartow, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce and Mainstreet Bartow, Inc. Bloomin’ Arts 2015 takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, along several blocks from Broadway to Florida Avenue, and from Davidson Street to Summerlin. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. The Flower Show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Main Street Bartow office at the corner of South Central Avenue and Summerlin Street. The quilt show is also indoors, in the Polk County History Center housed in the Historic Courthouse, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. The Bloomin’ Arts Festival Quilt Show is a non-juried show, displaying new quilts and family heirlooms. Classic cars and trucks along Broadway are a different kind of art. Colorful and shiny, they draw lots of attention. This year’s show, presented by Victory Lane, will be on Saturday, and entrants will have the chance to win plenty of door prizes and trophies.

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A new feature to Bloomin’ Arts this year is the RV Show, presented by Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer. The show is on Sunday, March 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More than 80 artists are expected to show sculpture, pottery, photography, paintings, woodwork, glass and other arts. A number of awards and cash prizes are presented. Polk County students from elementary through high school also show their artwork. One school will win the Best Display Award of $100 with a ribbon to be awarded to the art teacher. High schools and colleges have been invited to compete for monetary awards of $1,140. Children will also find an art tent, sponsored by Community Southern Bank and Mosaic, where they can be creative, have their faces painted, and get temporary tattoos. Providing live entertainment are Tom Mizell of Bartow, playing a variety of music on the harmonica; Union Academy Bluegrass and Jazz Bands; and Dennis Croom of Bartow. Cyclists will be at Fort Blount Park for the 7:00 a.m. Bloomin’ Bike Ride registration and breakfast on Saturday. Line-up and drawing for the Artistic Motion Award is at 7:50 at Fort Blount Park. Riders in the 37- and 65-mile Tow Tours line up at 8:00 a.m., while the 16-mile Family Fun Ride starts at 8:15 a.m. A part of the proceeds for the rides go for providing new bikes for kids who can’t afford one. The Power Pedalers program has given more than 100 bikes to kids. For more information on the bike ride, call Trish Pfeiffer at (863) 640-1024 or visit www.active.com or http://bartowcyclingevents.com. For more information about Bloomin’ Arts, visit www.bartowartguild.com or Bloomin’ Arts on Facebook

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Tickets are available for the 30th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, which will be held Thursday, March 18, 2015, at the Bartow Civic Center beginning at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Edward M. Kobel, President/COO of DeBartolo Development. Kobel is responsible for the company’s strategy, execution and capitalization. With a “customer and a community comes first” philosophy, Kobel leads a team that has created a nationwide real estate investment platform that spans from Hawaii to Florida. Kobel is the Chairman of LIFEWORK Leadership, a leadership development program that provides ethical leadership training for business and community leaders. He serves on the Board of Directors for Faith Tampa Bay, an organization working to meet the transformation needs of the Tampa Bay area. And in 2009, he was awarded the Community Involvement Award for his efforts as Chairman of the Super Bowl Breakfast, an official National Football League event with Athletes in Action. Recently, Kobel was elected to the Board of Directors of the University of Tampa, where he will work

Edward M. Kobel, President/COO DeBartolo Development.

on the faculty, student and staff well-being educational program. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Meet the Need and the University of St. Leo. Originally from Pittsburgh, Penn., Mr. Kobel served in the U.S. Army’s counterintelligence department. He lives in Tampa, Fla., with his wife Becky of 30 years and daughters Elizabeth and Katherine. Call Chamber Events Director Linda Holcomb, (863) 533-7125 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Bartow Chamber.

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Bartow City Manager George Long’s “State of the City” Address Coming Up

Mention this flyer The City of Bartow and the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce a special promotion. willforpresent the “State of the City” address by City Manager George Long, sometime in April, at noon, at the Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Avenue. Date time is not set yet, so look for fliers and stories in the local newspaper for details. The event will feature a lunch for $10, but everyone is welcome to come in and hear the city manager’s address at no cost. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., with seats available on a first come, first served basis. The serving line for lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.; and Long will begin the presentation at noon. A native of Ohio, Long has been a Florida resident throughout his public service career which spans 38 years. Beginning as a firefighter in Temple Terrace, Florida, he progressed through the ranks, serving as both a fire lieutenant and assistant fire chief. In 1981, Long relocated to Lake Park, Florida, to become its fire chief. Long served the city in a number of capacities, including five years as its city manager. In 1994, Long relocated to accept appointment as county administrator for Okeechobee County, Florida. While there, he became one of the first 200 professional administrators in the US to receive the ICMA credentialed manager (CM) designation. Following 13 years of service with the county, Long relocated once again to Bartow, where he’s served as city manager since 2008. Long holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University. Tickets for lunch may be purchased from the City of Bartow or from the Bartow Chamber in April. For more information please call the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce at (863) 533-7125.

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St. Pat’s Unparade is a longstanding untradition

The “Citrus Cinderellas” have been a part of the parade since its inception. Becoming a Cinderella is no easy task and there are a lot of Cinderella wannabes out there, such as the newcomers, the “Big Arsh Potater Queens.”

From its modest beginnings, now lost in the mists of time, Bartow’s St. Patrick’s Day Unparade has grown (de-evolved?) into a legendary fiesta attended by dozens of people who are Irish, or belly dancers, for a day. Rarely held on St. Patrick’s Day, this year is no exception. Combined with Main Street Bartow’s Friday Fest, the extravaganza is on March 20. The untraditional Unparade is becoming popular, it’s growing, and the large gaps between parade watchers are getting smaller. The ever-popular and beautiful Citrus Cinderellas – the queens of the parade, will be reigning; the Mutt Strutt, (which replaced the dyedgreen pig banned by a well known animal rights organization), will be strutting; and the small “fries” wannabe Citrus Cinderellas, the “Big Arsh Potater Queens,” whose motto is: “I think, therefore I Yam,” will have a float driven by the Spudly Prince of Tuberville. Some say Bartow’s King Commentater, S.L. Frisbie, will sit upon his throne aboard the spudly float, and it can be noted that many along the parade route not only recognize him as the Liege of the Potater Queens, but also of the entire Unparade itself. It was S.L. and a handful of other civic-minded Bartowans who began the Unparade those many years ago. Anyone who wants to be in the Unparade should be appropriately attired in shades of green or other Irish colors, and be somewhat wacky. Speaking of wacky, the St. Patrick’s Day Unparade usually features belly dancers, who also perform at Friday Fest. And lately, a large number of shamrock-festooned golfcarts and bicycles have joined the festivities. The Uparade starts around 5:30 p.m.-ish at Nye Jordan Park, meanders up South Oak Avenue to Main Street, and heads east to Friday Fest on Central and Main. After the Unparade, stick around for all kinds of Irish delights – green beverages, music and dancing in the street, plus the Irish car show and kids activities. Traditional sponsor Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, LLP, returns this year as Friday Fest sponsor for March.

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It features some of the best mouth-watering barbecue you’ll ever eat. Call the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce in April for tickets for the event that takes place Friday, May 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Delivery available for anyone ordering 10 dinners or more. Dinners may be picked up at the Bartow Civic Center. The menu includes a pulled pork barbecue sandwich, baked beans, one more side, roll and dessert. For more information, contact Linda Holcomb at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, (863) 533-7125. The event’s presenting sponsor is Bartow Ford, with proceeds benefiting the Leadership Bartow progam.

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Bartow’s Main Street program started 30+ years ago with Kit Cramer as its first director. (She is now president and CEO of the Asheville, N.C., Chamber of Commerce.) Bartow joined the Florida Main Street program, which is aimed at bringing people and business back to downtown. The new director is Laura Simpson. Simpson is looking for your ideas on how to make Bartow the place to visit, shop, and have fun. Anyone with thoughts and ideas for programs and activities is asked to share them by email, Facebook or even letters. For more information on any Main Street Bartow events, call the office at (863) 519-0508. If you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter call or email mainstreetbartow@verizon.net. Or send mail to 180 South Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830.

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Come watch a free movie on the lawn on the last Friday of every month. The movie begins shortly after dark on the corner of Main and Wilson at the grassy lot. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray and enjoy a popular movie outdoors with the family – there’s nothing like it! Usually one of the service clubs will have snacks available for purchase, or bring your own. The February 27 movie is BACK TO THE FUTURE. On March 27, you can see the movie, HOP; and on April 24, come see THE BOX TROLLS. See you at dark-thirty!

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Friday Fest, sponsored by Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, goes green on March 20, with green beer and a big celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the traditional Unparade. The live entertainment features Ladyz and the Boys. An open cruise in car show is held at each Friday Fest, sponsored by Kelley Buick GMC. Street party fun continues on April 17, and on May 15. Friday Fest sponsors for April are Tindale Oliver and Bank of Central Florida. Live entertainment in April is provided by Highway 37 South.

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Every second Saturday, find collectibles and treasures at the Downtown Antique Fair on East Main Street from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Main Street Bartow’s Uptown Community Yard Sale is on the third Saturday of each month on the corner of Wilson and Main. Look for bargains or sell your treasures from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information call Mainstreet Bartow at (863) 519- 0508.

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Save the Date! You are invited to join the Board of County Commissioners and Polk County Legislative Delegation

Polk County Day in Tallahassee Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Reception from 5 - 7 p.m. The Board of County Commissioners and the Polk County Legislative Delegation will host their annual event on the 22nd floor of the Capitol. FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO BECOME A SPONSOR, OR TO RSVP, PLEASE CALL 863.534.6090 OR EMAIL POLKCOUNTYDAY@POLK-COUNTY.NET Thanks to our major sponsor:

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Just Say No Is May 5th

The Just Say No parade and Rally is set for Tuesday, May 5, with the parade beginning at 9:00 a.m. on First Avenue and Main Street. The parade turns south on Broadway and continues on to Bartow High School. Come out and watch your local fifth graders “Say No To Drugs,” and cheer them on! Following the parade, a Just Say No Rally will be held at Bartow High School.

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Spirit of Bartow Awards The May joint civic club luncheon, the Annual Spirit of Bartow Awards, is set for Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Bartow Civic Center, where individuals and/or groups will be honored for their contributions to the Bartow community and whose accomplishments made a positive impact on the area’s quality of life. Awards will also be presented to the Bartow Chamber Diplomats, a special group of volunteers who donate their time to operating the Chamber’s Visitors and Welcome Center. Some Diplomats work in the front office, while others continue to help with the newsletter, special projects and events. The event, including lunch, is $10. Watson Clinic and the Center for Cancer Care and Research are luncheon sponsors. The serving line opens at 11:45 a.m., and the program begins at noon. For more information, please contact Linda Holcomb at the Bartow Chamber, (863) 533-7125.

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Children’s Art Tent sponsored by Mosaic • Saturday Car Show by Kelley Buick GMC Quilt Show by CenterState Bank • Entertainment Saturday from 11-4 Sunday RV Show by Camping World • Flower Show LAW OFFICES

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Business And Service Directory ACCOMMODATIONS

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

ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING/TAX SERVICE

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

Jeffries Bookkeeping, Donna Jeffries • 180 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1416, Fax: (863) 519-9846 Liberty Tax Service, Cindy Ballard • 125 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 248-1126 RNB Accounting & Tax Services, Inc., Eddie Robinson • 110 N. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1842, Fax: (863) 519-0912 Ronald A. Brown & Associates, PA, Ronald A. Brown • 551 Ave. K, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33882 (863) 299-1500, Fax: (863) 299-7599 S.R. Wright & Co., P.A., Steven R. Wright • 154 Ave. H, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 299-6815, Fax: (863) 299-7828 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

Baylis & Company PA, Tracy Kimbrough,CPA,CFST • 53 Lake Morton Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 688-8841, Fax: (863) 687-1828, www.bayliscpas.com Brinton Fairchild, LLC, Benjamin M. Fairchild • 1720 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1, Lakeland, FL 33803-2263 (863) 687-7777

ADVERTISING - AGENCY

Clark/Nikdel/Powell, Inc., Christine Nikdel • 62 4th St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 299-9980, Fax: (863) 297-9061, www.clarknikdelpowell.com Madden Brand Agency, Michelle Ledford • 116 S. Tennessee Ave., Suite 201, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 226-5354, www.brandmadden.com

AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT

Partner of Choice

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

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

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

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Michael Carter • 147 Ave. C, S.W., Suite 101, Winter Haven, FL 33880-3258 (863) 683-6783, Fax: (863) 294-3927 Crowe Horwath, LLP, Jayne Bates • 331 S. Florida Ave., Suite 400, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 687-4010, Fax: (863) 683-9667, www.crowehorwath.com

Air Methods Corporation, David A. Duke • 415 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 528-8844, Fax: (863) 635-9716, www.airmethods.com Air Methods is dedicated to air medical transport, focusing on quality of care to patients & safety in aviation. Located at Bartow Municipal Airport.

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

AZAP AC & Refrigeration Services, Vicki Dietz • 1520 42nd St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881, (863) 551-9500, Fax: (863) 551-9503, www.azapair.com Citrus Air Conditioners, Inc., Dale Burzynski • 155 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-0637, Fax: (863) 535-1149 R&R Heating & Cooling, Inc., Randall E. Pilkenton • 15 N. Third St., Eagle Lake, FL 33839 (863) 293-8515, Fax: (863) 299-2742 Tropic Air, Gregory Fulbright • 2106 Betty Ann Dr., Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 965-0386, Fax: (863) 965-1276, www.Tropicaironline.com

AIR CONDITIONING FILTERS

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

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

AIRPORT

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

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APARTMENTS & CONDOMINIUMS

TAMI BENCH Community Manager 1350 North Wilson Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 phone 863-534-3034 fax 863-534-3067 email rentnow@myfountainplaceapts.com www.myfountainplaceapts.com Fountain Place Apartments, Tami Bench • 1350 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-3034, Fax: (863) 534-3067 The Meetinghouse at Bartow, Elizabeth Fisher • 1400 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9108, Fax: (863) 533-4937

Savannah Court of Bartow, Annette Crews • 290 Idlewood Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-3398, www.savannahcourtbartow.com Southland Suites of Lakeland, Tammi Mara • 4250 Lakeland Highlands Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-7820, Fax: (863) 709-9340, www.brookdaleliving.com

ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Summerlin Oaks Apartments, Mary Sow • 980 E. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2787, Fax: (863) 533-4779, www.summerlinoaksapts.com

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

Village at Lake Highland, Jessica Hernandez • 2150 Lake Highlands Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-7101, Fax: (863) 701-9333, www.villagelh.net

American Cancer Society-Bartow/Ft. Meade Unit, Caitlin Simmons • 1920 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 688-2326, Fax: (863) 687-6939, www.cancer.org American Legion Post 3, Bill Vangorder • 1575 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830-6630 (863) 533-8893 American Red Cross, Sara Olson • 256 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 294-5941, www.redcross.org Bartow Art Guild, Lara Fredericksen • 1240 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1877, www.bartowartguild.com Bartow Bloomin’ Arts Festival, Michell Githens • P.O. Box 632, Bartow, FL 33831-0632 (863) 428-3315, Fax: (863) 428-7371

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

APPLIANCES

Bartow Board of Realtors, Inc., Suzanne Wynn • P.O. Box 551, Bartow, FL 33831-0551 (863) 533-4119, Fax: (863) 533-7843, www.bartowboardofrealtors.com Bartow Breakfast Rotary Club, H. Lyle Bulman • P.O. Box 21, Bartow, FL 33831-0021 (863) 499-2407, Fax: (863) 499-2392, www.rotary.org/index.html Bartow Cycling Events, Trish & Bob Pfeiffer • 800 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 640-1024, www.bartowcyclingevents.com Bartow Dixie Baseball, Inc., Jennie Walker • P.O. Box 1512, Bartow, FL 33831-1512 (863) 412-3565, www.bartowbaseball.org Bartow High School Band Boosters, John Eckman • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7404, Fax: (863) 534-0077, www.bartowhighband.com

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

Bartow Soccer Club, Marc Brock • P.O. Box 2553, Bartow, FL 33831 (863) 440-2256, www.bartowsoccer1.com

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

Bartow Youth Football, James Davis • P.O. Box 192, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 944-6357, www.bartowyouthfootball.weebly.com

AQUATIC WEED CONTROL

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

ARCHITECTS

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc., Amanda Fulton • 1231 E. Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 904-6567, Fax: (863) 682-2924, www.bbbsfl.org 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) 537-6305, Fax: (863) 519-0509 Crickette Club of Bartow, Inc., Jennifer Hall • P.O. Box 584, Bartow, FL 33831-0584 (863) 604-7597, Fax: (863) 559-1435, www.crickettes.org EPAC Eastside Positive Action Committee, Otto Brown • 1315 Bay St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3309

ART GALLERY AND FRAMING

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

Floral Lakes Homeowners Association, Larry MacBlane • 2055 S. Floral Ave., Lot 51A, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-6940, www.florallakes.org

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

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

ASSISTED LIVING & RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Bartow Center/Age Institute of Florida, Patti Spears • 2055 E. Georgia St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0578, Fax: (863) 533-0736, www.ageinstitute.com The Rohr Home, Joshua Wilson • 2120 Marshall Edwards Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7579, Fax: (863) 519-4783

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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 186, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1091 Independent Softball Association, Don Stratton • 680 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-7127, Fax: (863) 533-4290, www.ISASOFTBALL.com International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, Tommy L. Wheeler • 1595 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 393-3676 Junior Service League of Bartow, Heather Carter • P.O. Box 1523, Bartow, FL 33831-1523 (863) 533-9202, www.jslbartow.com Kiwanis Club of Bartow, C. Wayne Guest • P.O. Box 1021, Bartow, FL 33831-1021 (863) 640-8884, www.bartowkiwanis.com

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ATTRACTIONS/MUSEUMS

Luster-All Pastoral Care and Culture Center, Fred Johnson • 125 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6658, Fax: (863) 533-9520, www.lusteralltraining.com

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

Main Street Bartow, Inc., Laura Mills Simpson • 180 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-0508, Fax: (863) 519-0509

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

Platform Art, Inc., Cynthia Haffey • 605 McRorie St., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 838-2262, www.platformart.org

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

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

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

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

AUCTIONEERS

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

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

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

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

Polk Education Association, Inc., Marianne Capoziello • 730 E. Davidson St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0908, Fax: (863) 533-3559

AUTO DEALERS - NEW & USED

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

Professional Opportunities Program For Students, Joyce Bentley • 415B E. Main St., Suite 202, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-6629, Fax: (863) 537-6639, www.popsinc.org Rotary Club of Bartow, Hazel Sellers • P.O. Box 14, Bartow, FL 33831-0014 (863) 533-4392, www.rotary.org/index.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, PA, John W. Frost, II • 395 S. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0314, Fax: (863) 533-8985, www.fvslaw.com

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Karen I. Meeks, P.A., Karen Meeks • 415 E. Main St., Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-8300, Fax: (863) 534-8310, www.karenmeeks.com

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The Law Office Of Cassandra L. Denmark, LLC, Cassandra L. Denmark • 660 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7120, Fax: (863) 533-7174, www.cldenmarklaw.com The Law Office of Shirley D. Pellarchy, Shirley D. Pellarchy • 490 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3838, Fax: (863) 533-3737 Law Office of William Lobb, William J. Lobb • 295 W. Summerlin St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-8522, Fax: (863) 534-8672

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

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

AUTO DETAILERS

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

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

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

AUTO PAINT & BODY SHOP

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

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

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

AUTO PARTS-NEW/USED/REBUILT

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

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

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

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

AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE

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

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

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Gator Towing & Automotive of Polk County, LLC, Bobbi Roberts • 1505 E. Hooker St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-4665, Fax: (863) 533-5317 Kauffman Tire, Enrique Brito • 5065 US Hwy. 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 937-0700, Fax: (863) 937-0704, www.kauffmantire.com Main Street Auto & Tire, Joe Sullins • 750 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8473, Fax: (863) 533-5558, mainstreetautorepair.com

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

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

BAIL BONDS

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

BAKERIES

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

BANKS, CREDIT UNIONS

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

BICYCLE SALES AND SERVICE

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

BLINDS

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

BLOOD BANKS

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

BOLT & NUT DISTRIBUTORS

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

BOOKS, GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

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

BOTTLED WATER

Arctic Spring, LLC, Katherine Chachula • 3604 Century Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33807 (863) 644-7244, Fax: (863) 709-0236, www.delivermewater.com

BUILDING MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

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

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

BUS - CHARTER

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

BUS - PUBLIC TRANSPORATION

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

BUSINESS CENTER Community Southern Bank, Sharon Casey • 101 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-2265, Fax: (863) 648-5595, www.communitysouthernbank.com Even though we are a community bank, we still have all the conveniences of bigger banks, like online banking, free access to thousands of ATMs and online check ordering. Your account will be credited with your deposits anytime, even up to closing: there are no early cutoff times to worry about. And, for businesses, we have a courier service that will pick up your deposits so you don’t have to spend valuable time away from your customers. Magnify Credit Union, Rachel Ashley • 1790 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 425-5611, Fax: (863) 533-6749, www.magnifycu.org MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Melissa Pittman • 105 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830-3829 (863) 533-8939, Fax: (863) 519-0038, www.midflorida.com Pilot Bank, Allyson Hyndman • 439 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 640-0387, Fax: (863) 513-1201, www.pilotbank.com SunTrust Bank, Hussein Suleiman • 255 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0467, Fax: (863) 533-4701, www.suntrust.com Wells Fargo, Ed Sanchez • 205 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7106, Fax: (863) 533-5240, www.wellsfargo.com

BARBER SHOP

Tim Jones Barber Shop 170 South Wilson Ave. Bartow, FL 33830

863-224-6114 Tim Jones

Barber & Stylist timjjones@aol.com

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

CABINETRY

All Wood Cabinetry, Travis Hughes • 210 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 535-1104, Fax: (866) 731-9437, www.awcabinetry.com Silver Leaf Kitchen & Bath, Pam Leonard • 1818 Harden Blvd., Suite 110, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 692-3400, Fax: (863) 638-6888, www.silverleafkitchens.com

CABLE TV

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

CATERERS

Bartow Food Service Club, Inc., Bill Mills • 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830-7104 (863) 534-0120, Fax: (863) 534-7197 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.especially4u.net

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

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COLLISION CENTER

Kona-Ice Promotions, Inc., Tim Tario • 3714-A DMG Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 581-3252, Fax: (863) 648-2352, kona-ice.com Prestiage Catering, Inc., Cheryl Ledbetter • 5503 US 98, S., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 607-6086, Fax: (863) 619-8899 Terrie Lobb Catering, Inc., Terrie Lobb • 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6483, Fax: (863) 534-8980, www.terrielobbcatering.com Texas Cattle Company Catering, Grant Piche • 735 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 604-1515, Fax: (863) 682-0726, www.texascattlecompany.net

CATTLE

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

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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

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

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

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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

CHEMICALS

COMMERCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

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

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

COMMUNITY ACTION & HUMAN SERVICES

CHURCHES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CITRUS

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

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

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

TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc., Sara Meadows • 3380 SR 60 E., Bartow, FL 33830 (888) 548-2872, www.tianvica.org

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

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

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

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, Alice C. O’Reilly • 1232 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 284-0828, Fax: (863) 683-4732

CIVIL ENGINEERING

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

Women’s Care Center of Bartow, Inc., Rusty Music • P.O. Box 1041, Bartow, FL 33831-1041 (863) 534-3844, Fax: (863) 534-3844

CLEANERS & LAUNDRIES

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

COMMUTER ASSISTANCE - COMMUTER ALTERNATIVES

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

CLEANING - CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, TILE & GROUT

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

COMPUTERS

Bartow PC Repair, James Hammett • 1425 N. Broadway Ave, Suite 3, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 578-5775, www.bartowpcrepair.com

CLEANING - COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL

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

IPhone Repair Lakeland, Dhiman Bhattacharjee • 3500 S. Florida Ave., Suite 7, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 937-5443, www.iphonerepairlakeland.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

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Florida Polytechnic University, Maggie M. Mariucci • 439 S. Florida Ave., Suite 300, Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 583-9050, Fax: (863) 583-9070, www.floridapolytechnic.org Polk State College, Eileen Holden • 999 Ave. H, N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 297-1098, Fax: (863) 297-1053, www.polk.edu Southeastern University, Dana Davis • 1000 Longfellow Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-5000, Fax: (863) 667-5200, www.seu.edu

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COURT REPORTING

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

CUSTOM ENGRAVING/GIFTS

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

DENTISTS

Billy B. Brown, Jr., D.D.S., Billy B. Brown • 695 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0955, Fax: (863) 533-6468 Dental Associates of Bartow, Dr. Ian Fawcett • 2090 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4444, Fax: (863) 519-4453 Gary L. Joyner, DDS, PA, Gary L. Joyner • 2025 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0389, Fax: (863) 533-8371 Your Electronic Specialist, Erika Warren • 5120 S. Lakeland Dr., Suite 2, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 899-8446, www.yesfl.biz

CONSTRUCTION - CONTRACTORS

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

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

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

Precision Wallboard of Polk Co., Inc., Michael DeZarn • 3060 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33840 (863) 669-9460, Fax: (863) 669-9462 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., Jared Weggeland • 1925 E. Edgewood Dr., Suite 100, Lakeland, FL 33803 (888) 899-7434, Fax: (863) 687-2770, www.MySouthernHome.com

DENTISTS - ORTHODONTICS

Ellis & Abramowitz Orthodonics, Timothy M. Ellis • 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

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Gilbert Rincon • 115 S. Missouri Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 733-9064, Fax: (863) 733-9081, www.elcpolk.org Polk County Public Schools, Workforce Education, Julie Ann Hudson • 1915 S. Floral Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-8276, Fax: (863) 733-9081, www.polkacademies.com

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, Jamie D. Hill • 3350 Reynolds Rd., Eaton Park, FL 33840 (863) 665-0457, Fax: (863) 665-2624, www.laneconstruction.com

CONSTRUCTION - STEEL FABRICATION

Met Pro Supply, Inc., Jay Hazen • 3595 Hwy. 60 W., Building B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 425-7155, Fax: (863) 425-7409, metprosupply.com

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

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

COPY SERVICE, PACK & SHIP

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

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

COSMETIC STUDIO

Merle Norman Cosmetics, Linda Smith • 4786 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 644-3777, Fax: (863) 644-8375, www.merlenormanstudio.com/mn-9194

COSMETICS AND SKIN CARE

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

COUNTERTOPS

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

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ELECTRICAL - CONTRACTORS

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

EMPLOYMENT /STAFFING SERVICES

CareerSource Polk, Stacy Campbell-Domineck • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Suite B, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 508-1600, Fax: (863) 508-1601, www.careersourcepolk.org Kelly Services, Inc., Celia Archambault • 1476 Town Center Dr., Suite 223, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 688-4141, Fax: (863) 687-3843, www.kellyservices.com

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EVENT VENUES

Labor Solutions, Inc., Drew Estes • 254A W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-5500, Fax: (863) 297-4211, www.laborsolutions.com

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

Spherion Staffing, David Sandow • 1925 E. Edgewood Dr., Suite 102, Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 617-9872, Fax: (863) 667-0962, www.spherion.com As a locally owned and operated business that is part of the community, Spherion Staffing understands the unique needs of a large to small business. Leading the way in light industrial, clerical and executive staffing.

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

Make That Special Occasion Something Special.

ENGINEERS - SURVEYORS - PLANNERS

AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc., Michael Adams • 1058 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6800, Fax: (863) 533-5998, www.aimengr.com

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

Ardaman & Associates, Inc., Thomas J. Leto • 1525 Centennial Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0858, Fax: (863) 533-7325, www.ardaman.com ATKINS North America, Kimberly Warren • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 310, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7000, Fax: (863) 533-7888, www.atkinsglobal.com/northamerica Engineered Design Services, LLC, Craig McKenzie, P.E. • Mulberry, FL (863) 354-3026, www.edsengineers.com

4720 Hancock Lake Road, Lakeland

863-689-4079

Florida Engineering & Design, Inc., Kimberly Goodman • 255 County R. 555, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 665-6363, Fax: (863) 667-1773, www.fedinc.com KCCS, Inc., James M. McCall • 310 Piedmont Court, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4011, Fax: (863) 533-6932, www.kisingercampo.com

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

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 Madrid Engineering Group, Inc. offers innovation and extensive expertise in the areas of geotechnical engineering, geological sciences and construction engineering inspection. These services encompass forensic engineering, natural disaster emergency response, sinkhole investigations, construction management, structural engineering, soils and materials testing, soft soils stabilization, infrastructure improvement, and water quality enhancement.

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

FEED MANUFACTURER

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

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Patel, Greene & Associates, PLLC, Gordon Greene • 600 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 201, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7317, www.patelgreene.com

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

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

Shane K. Nelson, CFP Financial Advisor

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

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

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

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS & SERVICES

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

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

Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Tracy Cook • 170 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 519-6348, Fax: (863) 519-6363, www.cleanharbors.com

JERRY L. FURLONG Financial Advisor

Kellen Environmental Corporation, Alexander McKenzie • 5082 Hwy. 60 E., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 450-7180, Fax: (863) 582-9722, www.kellencorp.com

EVENT COORDINATION & SUPPLIES

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

O 863.519.9200 F 352.629.9158

Party Rentals Unlimited, Mark McCollough • 118 Ave. A, S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 294-2802, Fax: (863) 294-9352

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

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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

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

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

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

Community Southern Bank, Sharon Casey • 101 W. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 648-2265, Fax: (863) 648-5595, www.communitysouthernbank.com

FITNESS

TBC 24 Fitness, Mark Bodine • 5705 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 937-8996, Fax: (863) 647-5465, www.tbc24fitness.com Ultimate Fitness Center, Inc., Greg Buck • 290 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5300

GROCERS

Publix Super Mkt. Media & Comm. Relations, Joe Bustamante • 255 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1560, Fax: (863) 533-1249, www.publix.com

GUNS AND ARCHERY

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

HAIR SALONS

FLOORING

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

FLORISTS

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

FOUNDATIONS

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

FUEL/OIL/LUBRICANT

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

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

FUNERAL HOMES

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

FURNITURE STORES

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

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

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

GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC

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

GOVERNMENT - CITY

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

City of Bartow Police Department, Joe Hall • 450 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-5034, http://www.cityofbartow.net/index.aspx?page=145

We appreciate your business!

GOVERNMENT - COUNTY

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

LeSalon of Lakeland, Peggy Geisler • 4784 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 644-3952 The Style Shop, Cynthia Polston • 250 W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-9194, www.bartowstyleshop.com

GOVERNMENT - STATE

Florida Department of Citrus, Doug Ackerman • 605 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 537-3950, Fax: (877) 352-2487, www.floridajuice.com National Write Your Congressman, Marilyn Paul • 522 Peninsular Dr., Lakeland, FL 33807 (863) 660-9448, Fax: (863) 644-4128, www.nwyc.com Representative Ben Albritton, Ben Albritton • 150 N. Central Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-0073, Fax: (863) 534-0075 SBDC at the University of South Florida, Carl Hadden • 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 678-4182, www.sbdctampabay,com/polk

HEALTHCARE/SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH

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

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

HEARING & SPEECH

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

Southwest Florida Water Management District, Danny Kushmer • 170 Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 559-8062, Fax: (863) 534-7058, www.watermatters.org State Representative Denise Grimsley, Denise Grimsley • 212 E. Stuart St., Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 835-0232, www.denisegrimsley.com

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HOME HEALTH CARE

Swagelok Central Florida 3180 Mulford Road Mulberry, FL 33860 info@florida.swagelok.com centralflorida.swagelok.com 24 Hour Emergency Service: 863-425-3222

www.inhomecarelakeland.com

Swagelok Central Florida, Bob Stover • 3180 Mulford Rd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 425-3222, Fax: (863) 425-7222, www.centralflorida.swagelok.com People and products that are engineered to perform under pressure.

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

INDUSTRIAL - WELDING & FABRICATING

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

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

INDUSTRIAL PARK

We Can Help.      We’re by your side  So your loved one  Can stay at home. 

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

Companionship

Meal Preparation

INSURANCE AGENCIES

Medication Reminders

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

Light Housekeeping Incidental Transportation

Asher Insurance, LLC, Terry Asher-Cannon • 230 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-2100, Fax: (863) 519-3521, www.asher-insurance.com

Respite Care Alzheimer’s Care

Personal Care (Grooming, Dressing, Bathing)

CarePlus, Christopher Bellersen • 4925 Independence Pkwy., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33634 (813) 476-9102

Call Home Instead Senior Care Accredited Agency for a free, no obligation appointment

Express Insurance of Florida, Roger Calonge • 2405 E.F. Griffin Rd., Suite 4, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 937-9003, Fax: (863) 397-8972, www.expressinsuranceofflorida.com

863.937.1500

Florida Blue, Megan Fain • 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 291-0140, Fax: (863) 299-1694, www.bcbsfl.com

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

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

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

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

HOME MODEL CENTER

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

Hall Insurance Services, Inc., Noemi Alfaro • 1335 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0999, Fax: (863) 533-0009 Hatton Insurance Agency, Larry Blackwelder • 322 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4671, Fax: (863) 533-1476, www.hattonins.com

HOSPICE

Cornerstone Hospice, Wendy Henderson • 2590 Havendale Blvd., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 (863) 291-5560, Fax: (863) 295-7909, www.hospicels.com

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

Good Shepherd Hospice, Don Evans • 320 W. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 682-0027, Fax: (863) 682-3006, www.chaptershealth.org

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

HOSPITALS

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

POLK-MURPHY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE

INDUSTRIAL - MAINTENANCE

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

ROSIE S. THORNBURG VP & AGENT COLIN MURPHy PRESIdENT

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

INDUSTRIAL - PVC

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

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

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

INDUSTRIAL - RETAIL/WHOLESALE/DISTRIBUTOR

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

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

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

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

MAIL SERVICE

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

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

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

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

JANITORIAL SERVICES

MASSAGE THERAPY

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

Leslie Perdue, Massage Therapist, Leslie Perdue • 1640 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 255-3986

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

MEDICAL SERVICES

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

JEWELERS

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

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

METAL BUILDINGS

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

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

LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE

METAL FINISHERS

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

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

Evolve Professional Landscape Management, LLC, Joseph Bustos • P.O.Box 2362, Bartow, FL 33831 877-585-1007, www.evolveyourlawn.com At Evolve Professional Landscape Management, LLC, we have tailored our services to what our clients are looking for in a professional lansdscape management company. From lawn and landscaping, to sod, irrigation and tree care – we do it all! We serve both residential and commercial clients in the Polk County area. Last Minute Lawn Care, LLC, Mark A. Rupert • 3615 Ventura Dr., W., Lakeland, FL 33811 (863) 332-2669, Fax: (863) 701-9867, www.LastMinuteLawnCare.com

Hamilton Group Funding, Inc., Janie Danforth • 415 E. Main St., Suite 217, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 428-2581, Fax: (863) 428-2582

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

Home Solution Lenders, Inc., Ricky Peacock • 1445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 607-4663, Fax: (863) 582-9909, www.hslenders.com

LAWN & ORNAMENTAL PEST CONTROL

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

MOVERS

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

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

NEWSPAPERS

LIFT STATION REPAIR/MAINTENANCE

Ledger Media Group, Kevin Drake • 300 W. Lime St., Lakeland, FL 33815 (863) 802-7000, Fax: (863) 802-7803, www.theledger.com

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

LIQUOR STORES

The Polk County Democrat, Jeff Roslow • 190 S. Florida Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4183, Fax: (863) 533-0402, www.polkcountydemocrat.com

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

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OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Boring Business Systems, Inc., Amy Campbell • 950 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 686-3167, Fax: (863) 686-2048, www.boring.com D-Tech North LLC, Billy Kingston • 2500 Drane Field Rd., Suite 107, Lakeland, FL 33811-1795 (863) 214-7800, Fax: (863) 701-0099, www.pixeltechfl.com GLT Office Plus Business Center, Brenda Wise • 2929 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803 (863) 686-1799, Fax: (863) 687-0816, www.gltoffice.com

ORGANIC GARDENING

Beyond Organic Towers, Tanya Leonce • Winter Haven, FL 33884 (863) 440-7533, www.beyondorganictowers.com

OUTDOOR KITCHEN AND GRILLS

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

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

PAINTERS COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL

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

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 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.

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

Central Florida Artistry, Mychele Jenkins • 445 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 582-2787, www.centralfloridaartistry.com John Locke Painting, Inc., John Locke • 5410 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 647-7000, Fax: (863) 644-9996, www.johnlockepainting.com

PHYSICIANS - EYE

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

PALLET MANUFACTURER

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

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Digestive Health Physicians of Central Florida, PA, Ned Panara • 1350 E. Main St., Suite C-2, Bartow, FL 33830 !"1'22"3*2*$"*+",+4(5)+6 (863) 519-0902, Fax: (863) 519-0904

PARTY RENTALS

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Central Florida Internal Medicine & Associates, Sam Korley • 4725 US Hwy., 98 S.,!"124.$0"=">$*-5'$.0" Suite 101, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 646-9663, Fax: (863) 646-9664 !"3*2*$"=">?"3*;).0

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

WellMed at Bartow, Alicia Saunders • 2020 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 !"3*+()+'*'0"1*$/0"="C3D"1*$/0 (863) 533-4104, Fax: (863) 533-4549

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

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Owner

WellMed at Bartow, Alicia Saunders • 2020 Flamingo Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4104, Fax: (863) 533-4549

PHYSICIANS - UROLOGY

Southpoint Medical Group, Stanley H. Shrom • 3644 Innovation Dr., Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 646-5789, Fax: (863) 646-5834, www.southpointmedicalgroup.com

PIANOS/YAMAHA DEALERS

425 east Main Street, Bartow

The Ultimate Hands-On Experience. Bartow Jewelry & Pawn Shop, Inc., William W. Jenkins • 425 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5560, Fax: (863) 533-6914

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PERSONAL ASSISTANT

6595 S. Florida Ave., Suite 11 Lakeland, Florida

Michelle’s Personal Assisting and Gift Basket Design, Michelle Shelton • 1950 Banana Ave., Bartow , FL 33830 (863) 535-6253, www.timesaversbartow.weebly.com

863-937-9091

PEST CONTROL

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

Keith’s Pest Control, Inc., Anthony DuPree • P.O. Box 193, Bartow, FL 33831-0193 (863) 533-6231, Fax: (863) 533-6233 McDonald Exterminators, Inc., Bob Edwards • 360 S. First Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-1294, Fax: (863) 519-6789 Simpson’s Pest Control, Jerry Simpson • 1195 Hill Court, W., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-7674

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Piano Distributors - Lakeland, Rich Lane • 6595 S. Florida Ave., Suite 11, Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 937-9091, www.pianodistributors.com

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PIPES & FLANGES

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NuStar Enterprises, Inc., John Hutto • P.O. Box 174, Bartow, FL 33831-0174 (863) 533-0533, Fax: (863) 533-0086

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

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

PLUMBING

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

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

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

POOLS/SPAS/HOT TUBS

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

RECORDING STUDIO

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

PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS

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

REFUSE HAULER, DISPOSAL

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

Crown Printing Co, Inc., Edith Ross • 1303 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL, 33801 (863) 682-4881, Fax: (863) 688-6076, www.crownprint.net Custom Print Shop, Inc., John Lusby • 1017 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL, 33801 (863) 668-5692, Fax: (863) 668-5302, www.weprintforflorida.com

RESORTS

Streamsong Resort, Thomas Parke • 1000 Streamsong Dr., Streamsong, FL 33834 (813) 428-1000, www.streamsongresort.com

RESTAURANTS

TB&K OUTSOURCE

Anna’s Diner, Carol Laoudis • 5221US Hwy. 98, S., Highland City Town Center, Lakeland, FL 33812 (863) 647-9111, Fax: (863) 647-9111

Trina Kelly Printing/Broker

Beef O Brady’s, Joe Bullara • 120 E. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-8281, Fax: (863) 534-3388 Bonefish Grill, Willliam Perez • 225 W. Pipkin Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 (863) 701-9480, Fax: (863) 701-9541, www.bonefishgrill.com

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

863-512-0528 tkellyprint@yahoo.com

Carol’s Cafe, Jack Mead • 113 W. Badcock Blvd., Mulberry, FL 33860 (863) 869-9155 Curly Tails BBQ, John James • 330 Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5685, Fax: (863) 533-5625, www.curlytailsbbq.com

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

Havana Delights Cafe, Christine Saltos • 155 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6947

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

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

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RADIO STATIONS

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

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

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

RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

Pizza Hut of Bartow, Jason Stone • 410 W. Van Fleet Dr., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0718, www.pizzahut.com

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

S & L Restaurant, Traci Sheppard • 2915 S. Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 665-0731

REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

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

Clear Springs, Doug Conner • 6105 Spirit Lake Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1292, Fax: (863) 534-1294, www.clearspringsco.com

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

Clements Real Estate, James F. Clements • 1295 S. Orange Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 287-4334, www.clementsre.com

Vivian’s Cafe, Annette Fussell • 175. E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-4704

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

Zaxby’s, David Abbott • 590 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-3600, Fax: (863) 619-8044

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

RETAIL STORES

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

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

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

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

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

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SECURITY GUARD SERVICE

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

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

RETAIL STORES/RENTAL

SECURITY SYSTEMS

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

ROOF COATING MANUFACTURING

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

RV SALES & SERVICE

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

SCHOOLS - PRIVATE

Achievement Academy, Inc., John Burton • 716 E. Bella Vista St., Lakeland, FL 33805 (863) 683-6504, www.achievementacademy.com All Saints Academy, Carolyn Baldwin • 5001 State Rd. 540, W., Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 293-5980, www.allsaintsacademy.com First Methodist School, Inc., Jackie Stoltz • 455 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0905, Fax: (863) 533-9023, www.firstmethodistschool.com/

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

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

SIGNS

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

SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Alturas Elementary School, Chuck Pemberton • 906 W. Fourth St., Alturas, FL 33820 (863) 519-3917, Fax: (863) 519-3923 Bartow Elementary Academy, April Campbell • 590 S. Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7410, Fax: (863) 534-7218 Bartow High School, Emilean Clemons • 1270 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7400, Fax: (863) 534-0077 Bartow Middle School, Angela Gordon • 550 E. Clower St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7415, Fax: (863) 534-7418, www.schools.polk-fl.net Floral Ave. Elementary, Sheila Dyer • 1530 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-5003, www.schools.polk-fl.net Gause Academy of Leadership & Applied Technology, Denise Chiampi • 1395 W. Polk St., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7425, Fax: (863) 519-3716, www.schools.polk-fl.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPORTS BARS

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

Jean O’Dell Learning Center, April Sumner • 1310 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7440, Fax: (863) 519-3810

TAILORS & ALTERATIONS

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

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

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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

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

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

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

SCREEN PRINTING, EMBROIDERY & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

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

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

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

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

TITLE COMPANIES

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

Hand your business card out to more than 20,000 households . Call Barbara Adamson at 863-533-7125.

TRADE SHOW DISPLAYS

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

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TRAVEL AGENCIES

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

VETERINARIANS

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

VIDEO PRODUCTION

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

VOICE ACTOR/VOICEOVERS

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

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

TROPHIES, ENGRAVED SIGNS, RUBBER STAMPS

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

TRUCKING

Florida Transport Service, Inc., Larry McDougald • 4231 US Hwy. 17, S., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0565, Fax: (863) 533-8491

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

Sabal Transport, Inc., Larry Barnes • 151 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-0871, Fax: (863) 534-3485

H & R Storage, Brian C. Landry • 1590 N. Park Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-6450, Fax: (863) 519-9890

Trans-Phos, Inc., Richard L. Whitney • 4001 Noralyn Mine Rd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-1575, Fax: (863) 534-3200, www.transphos.com

Locke-It Mini-Storage, Carl E. Locke • 1515 Centennial Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 533-5597

UNIFORM SERVICE

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

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

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

UPHOLSTERY

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

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

WEB DESIGN

UTILITIES - GAS

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

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

WINDOW TINTING

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

UTLILITIES - POWER

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

WIRELESS SERVICES

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

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

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!

WWW.GARNERAUCTIONS.COM 863.533.5100 – Fax 863.533.5111

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

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The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ

Polk County’s newest Chevrolet Dealership

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

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