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Winter Haven Magazine

Your guide to visiting, living and doing business in Winter Haven, Florida’s inland coastal playground.


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Compassionate care, Inspired medicine FAMILY MEDICINE Ronald A. Ford, M.D. Richard K. LaCalamito, D.O. David Lipschitz, D.O. Mary R. De Sena, M.D. Garrison F. Christian, M.D. Tristan M. Harrison, M.D. Willie K. Jones, M.D. Laura Ann Mackley, PA-C Michele L. Murphy, APRN-C Roxanna Ford, APRN-C Lara Devero-Williams, APRN-C Tiffney Martin, APRN-C Heather Perry, APRN-C INTERNAL MEDICINE Alan G. Gasner, M.D. Elizabeth H. Griffin, M.D. Kyle M. Pochcial, M.D. Michael L. Keown, M.D. Roxanna Ford, APRN-C

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY Richard J. Honer, M.D. Crystal E. Ingle, APRN-C DERMATOLOGY Roya Ghorsriz, D.O. GASTROENTEROLOGY Mark W. Shabla, M.D. GENERAL & BARIATRIC SURGERY Clinton R. Hall, M.D. GENERAL & BILIARY SURGERY Vriti Advani, M.D. Crystal E. Ingle, APRN-C

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY ADULT & PEDIATRIC Maria J. Pochcial, M.D.

GENERAL, BREAST & VASCULAR SURGERY W. P. Aronski, M.D.

CARDIOLOGYINTERVENTIONAL Rakesh Choubey, M.D. Abid Shah, M.D.

GENERAL & VASCULAR SURGERY David K. Speyerer, M.D. Crystal E. Ingle, APRN-C

GYNECOLOGY J. Anthony Mancini, M.D. ENDOCRINOLOGY Zahily Fals, M.D. Dorothea Thompson, APRN-C

INTERVENTIONAL SPINE/ SPORTS MEDICINE Lucien J. Parrillo, M.D., MPH, FIPP Carey E. Coco, APRN-C PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Richard F. Radocha, M.D.

HOSPITALIST Aleixo M. Viegas, M.D. NEPHROLOGY/ KIDNEY SPECIALIST Haldane W. Porteous, M.D., MSC, SCH, FACP Lara Devero-Williams, APRN-C OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY Lisa M. Jardine, M.D. Maria Martino, M.D. OPHTHALMOLOGY OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY John J. McGetrick, M.D. OPHTHALMOLOGY Lorraine S. Simonds, M.D.

PODIATRY Jorge L. Dopico, D.P.M. James E. Koon, D.P.M. PULMONOLOGY & SLEEP MEDICINE Jose I. Martinez-Salas, M.D. RHEUMATOLOGY Maurice F. McCarthy, Jr., M.D. Ada Lopez-Mendez, M.D. Yerania Rodriquez, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY William A. Cooper, D.O.

(863) 294-0670 • 635 First Street, North, Winter Haven • gesslerclinic.com

WALK-IN CLINIC Ashley Penaloza, APRN-C Molly Fox, APRN-C


Welcome to Winter Haven Home to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Premier Family Destination Things to Do Accommodations Downtown is Our Stage Shopping Dining Lakeside Lifestyle Great Outdoors Realtors Contacts Pets, Retire & Worship Business Community Education Message From City Hall Health & Wellness

About the Publisher: This magazine is published by the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit focused on improving and preserving Winter Haven’s business climate and quality of life. We are located at 401 Ave B NW in downtown Winter Haven where we also house the Community and Business Welcome and Resource Center (also known as the HUB). Stop in to visit us Monday – Friday, call us at 863-293-2138, visit us at winterhavenchamber.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Beautifully unique natural environment with 24 canal-connected lakes, Winter Haven is the destination to live, work, eat, play, stay, and start your business.

Welcome to Winter Haven Historically, Winter Haven was just what the name implies - a haven for those seeking an alternative to the harsh winter of the northeast. While we still welcome numerous winter visitors each year, Winter Haven has evolved into so much more - a true renaissance city.

With an affordable lakeside lifestyle, robust and collaborative business and entrepreneurial community, a premier family-friendly destination and home to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, a revitalized and vibrant downtown core, authentic Florida roots, and a beautifully unique


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natural environment with 24 canalconnected lakes, Winter Haven is the destination to live, work, eat, play, stay, and start your business.

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION With a population of 47,044 within the City of Winter Haven limits and equally as many residents in our unincorporated area, the Winter Haven area continues to be ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. But growth is not the only thing going for this community. We continue to be award-winning for our focus on maintaining our quality of life, healthy lifestyles, and restoring our historic downtown. In fact, in the fall of 2019, Downtown Winter Haven was named the official #1 Great Place in Florida by the American Planning Association.

NAMED THE OFFICIAL #1 GREAT PLACE IN FLORIDA BY THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION.

Winter Haven is located at the center of Florida’s super region, an area that spans from Tampa to Daytona generating $300 billion per year in economic activity, making it the 9th largest economy in the United States. Winter Haven is directly between two metropolitan areas - Tampa and Orlando - and offers a short drive to either city’s amenities. However, in Winter Haven, you can enjoy a lower cost of living, less traffic, and a more cohesive community. We’re not a bedroom community by any means, as we have economic opportunity built on small businesses, entrepreneurs, and large industry.

HISTORY OF WINTER HAVEN

rapid growth throughout Florida, and eventually, serious economic turmoil. Winter Haven was not exempt. Citrus and other crops were the early economic mainstays. In 1930, a 22-year-old George Jenkins opened the first Publix Food Store on 4th St. NW and then his “dream store” for Publix Super Markets on Central Avenue in 1940. You can visit these sites today to see the historical markers.

Winter Havenites are incredibly proud of their rich agricultural and entrepreneurial history. Early residents dubbed the city the “City of 100 Lakes”. Realistically, we don’t have 100 lakes, but without the ease of drone technology, how could they have known? The first settlers arrived in Winter Haven in the 1860s. By 1885, the village was named by P.D. Eychleshimer. While many families lived in the vicinity, such as the Eycleshimers, Sykes, Jacksons, and Inmans, the first official residents of the village after its platting were F.A.K Harris and his wife Adele, who built the first commercial and residential structure downtown in 1885.

In 1936, a gregarious promoter named Dick Pope Sr. ushered in a new era of Florida tourism when he opened Cypress Gardens botanical gardens on Lake Eloise. Pope brought intense publicity to Florida, Winter Haven, and his beloved park. He also cemented Winter Haven as the ‘water ski capital of the world’ when he introduced the ski shows as a main attraction at the park. The park closed in 2009. The closure was short-lived when in October 2011, Merlin Entertainments Group opened LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on the historic site. Cypress Gardens botanical gardens still remain and are leased to and beautifully maintained by LEGOLAND.

Our famous chain of canal-connected lakes was started in 1915 and completed in the early 1920s as a way to transport citrus crops. Along with the Chain of Lakes, the 1920’s boom brought

Winter Haven’s history is preserved at the Museum of Winter Haven History, located on Lake Howard and Pope Avenue in the historic Woman’s Club.

Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and Winter Haven is no exception. For the vast majority of the year, we experience mild climate, blue skies, sunshine, and light breezes. Our location and weather are two of the most referenced reasons why a business or resident relocated to our community.


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Home to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort WITH OVER 50 RIDES, A WATER PARK, INTERACTIVE ATTRACTIONS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS, ALL INSPIRED BY THE POPULAR LEGO® BRAND AND CHARACTERS, LEGOLAND® IS TAILOR-MADE FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGE 2 – 12.

We know that Central Florida is a destination for families to experience the thrills and laughs of America’s most beloved theme parks, and Winter Haven is no exception! We are home to the most awesome theme park built-for-kids, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. A trip to LEGOLAND® means a trip guaranteed to be saturated with interactive experiences like nowhere else! With over 50 rides, a water park, interactive attractions, restaurants, and shops, all inspired by the popular LEGO® brand and characters, LEGOLAND® is tailor-made for families with children ages 2 – 12. As Duplo Valley opens up to LEGO® figures and endless color, you can take your child into LEGOLAND’s® newest attraction, the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse. Inside the doors of the Schoolhouse await play structures, an interactive learning pad, LEGOLAND® building blocks, and so much more. If your children are a little older, they will love wandering through Miniland USA, where they will see LEGO® replicas of famous skylines and historical landmarks. Do they want a wilder adventure? Take

them on one of the many “pink knuckle” rides in the park like NINJAGO®, where they can battle against the enemy and sharpen their ninja skills. Or they can prepare for takeoff on the suspended roller coaster, Flying School, or The Great LEGO® Race, which is a combination of virtual reality and LEGO® figures which gives riders a 360-degree view to enhance their coaster experience. In 2019, LEGOLAND® Florida unveiled the newest “land” known as LEGO® MOVIE WORLD. This new area in the park has three new rides, including Unikitty’s Disco Drop, the Battle of Bricksburg, and the Masters of Flight. Once again, LEGOLAND® gives guests a one-of-a-kind experience through Masters of Flight, featuring brand new technology that can only be found in this specific park. This virtual attraction is an action-packed adventure that will take your family on a ride with Emmet and his friends through Bricksburg. Your LEGO® senses will be tingling after this ride! For a more relaxing pace, LEGOLAND® also offers guests a beautiful glance into the park’s history as Florida’s first theme park when guests meander through the Cypress Gardens Botanical Gardens.

LEGOLAND® isn’t just a one-day adventure. This Florida amusement park is a place to put the family in ‘park’ and stay awhile. With three accommodations, LEGOLAND® offers ample opportunities for families to play and stay the LEGOLAND® way. Located on the shores of Lake Dexter is the LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat, a bungalow-style villa with all of the amenities of a built-for-kids accommodation. The LEGOLAND® hotel sits next to the park gates, giving guests convenient park access, as well as a kid-friendly hotel experience with LEGO® themed rooms just for them. In May 2020, the Pirate Island Hotel opened adjacent to the LEGOLAND® Hotel, which gives guests a fully-themed pirate adventure. In early 2021, LEGOLAND® will announce a brand-new expansion to the park. If we tell you what it is, we will have to walk the plank, but be sure to follow our social media for announcements! Suffice to say, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a perfect place to make your hub for your Central Florida Vacation.


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In early 2021, LEGOLAND® will announce a brand-new expansion to the park. If we tell you what it is we will have to walk the plank, but be sure to follow our social media for announcements!


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Premier Family Destination BOK TOWER GARDENS Soaring 205 feet above the hillside, Bok Tower is the exquisite centerpiece that makes Bok Tower Gardens a majestic and soul-nourishing paradise. The marble and coquina rock tower is home to a 60-bell carillon and surrounded by more than 700 acres of groves, flowers, meadows, endangered plants, and protected lands. Opening in 1929 as a gift to the American people from the Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, the tower still rings out every half hour and at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., when a carillonneur plays a concert

Soaring 205 feet above the hillside, Bok Tower is the exquisite centerpiece that makes Bok Tower Gardens a majestic and soul-nourishing paradise.

of various musical selections. Bok Tower Gardens also includes a children’s garden and play area, an outdoor kitchen and edible garden, and paved paths for easier access to all visitors. They host hundreds of special events throughout the year including their most popular, Sunset and Symphony, Rootstock, and Christmas at Pinewood. Pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch at their delicious café on site. Dogs are now welcome to come into the gardens for an additional fee.


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PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR SPORTS Polk County is home to the Lakeland Magic, the professional NBA G League basketball team and sister team to the Orlando Magic. The Lakeland Magic play their games at the RP Funding Center in nearby Lakeland but have their practices at Winter Haven’s newest facility, the AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center at Chain of Lakes Park. The fieldhouse includes six basketball courts, which can be converted into 12 volleyball courts, or courts for wrestling, cheer and dance competitions, business expos, concerts, or large banquets. The facility also includes breakout meeting rooms, a fitness facility, an indoor running track, and upgrades to the existing Theatre Winter Haven and Ridge Art Association Gallery. In addition to basketball, Polk County has a long history of professional baseball. Lakeland is home to one of the longeststanding relationships, having hosted the Detroit Tigers spring training for over 83 years. The Detroit Tigers sister team, The Lakeland Flying Tigers, also provide great baseball entertainment during the season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. And for you soccer fans, our hometown professional soccer club, the Florida Tropics, wow fans at the RP Funding Center playing ten home games from November - March. Winter Haven has a very strong youth soccer association, baseball league, football league, swimming team, the Winter Haven Stingrays, and softball league, Miss Winter Haven Softball. For those children with adaptative needs, the Special Olympics of Polk County offers a wide variety of sports activities and competitions.

The fieldhouse includes 6 basketball courts which can be converted into 12 volleyball courts, or courts for wrestling, cheer and dance competitions, business expos, concerts or large banquets.

AVIATION People don’t just flock to Winter Haven to dive into the lakes, they also come to fly high above them. Winter Haven is internationally recognized for seaplane training, driven primarily through Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base at the Winter Haven Regional Airport.

trained over 25,000 pilots from all over the world. Because of the abundance of lakes and beautiful views, Winter Haven is a sought-after location for seaplane and biplane training. The airport is also centrally located, making it a convenient place for pilots to land.

Since its start in 1963, Jack Brown’s has

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Reserve for the chance to see bald eagles, hundreds of gators, turtles, birds, rabbits, and much more! Circle B is also home to the Nature Discovery Center, where families can learn about the animal and plant species indigenous to our part of Florida. Polk County also boasts an extensive trail network for hiking and biking.

SPLASHY ATTRACTIONS

Central Florida is also home to the world’s largest aviation conference, Sun ‘n Fun. At this conference, the community is invited to learn more about aviation, see planes up close and watch several air shows. With flawless flying weather, 55 accessible lakes, and a regional airport, Winter Haven has all of the vital amenities for pilots to travel to Winter Haven from all over the world.

BACK TO NATURE Beyond the hustle and bustle of the theme parks, Winter Haven’s natural beauty and appeal can’t be understated. Protected trails and parks are located in every direction, allowing for opportunities to learn, explore, have a picnic, or even camp! Visit Circle B Bar

Winter Haven has long been known as the Water Ski Capital of the World. From the original water skiers at Cypress Gardens theme park to the numerous wakeboarding, flyboarding, and wake surfing instructors in the area, the water sports legacy continues in our community. While you are in town, rent a boat at Marine Supply or take a guided tour of the Chain of Lakes with Living Water Boat Cruises. For those looking to burn a few calories while exploring, check out Paddleboard Winter Haven for an up-close look at the lakes. No boat? No problem. In 2019, Polk County’s first water sport cable park opened in our neighboring city of Auburndale. While you are there, you can also visit the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame.

IN 2019, POLK COUNTY’S FIRST WATER SPORT CABLE PARK OPENED IN OUR NEIGHBORING CITY OF AUBURNDALE.


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South State Bank and CenterState Bank have joined together to create the leading regional bank in the Southeast. As trusted partners, we are committed to providing more locations, enhanced products and services and innovative digital banking technology to make our customers’ lives easier and more convenient. We’ve provided financial solutions to individuals, families and businesses throughout the Southeast for more than 100 years. Both companies were built on the same founding principles of relationship banking and investing in the communities we serve. It’s the commitment to these values that made us the strong and successful companies we are today and these values will continue to guide us in the future..

Together, we’re Banking Forward.

12 Convenient Polk Locations BankingForward.com

South State Bank and CenterState Bank, N.A. have merged to become South State Bank, N.A. Please visit BankingForward.com to learn more.


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Things to Do ATTRACTIONS

ADVENTURE

Bok Tower Gardens

Final Assault Laser Tag and Game Zone

863-676-1408 boktowergardens.org

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 1-813-884-4FUN

buschgardens.com/tampa

Circle B Bar Reserve/Polk Nature Discovery Center 863-668-4673 polknature.com/discovery

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

3rd Saturday of each month Martin Luther King Jr. Park 199 Lake Silver Drive cypressgardenswaterskishows.com

Fantasy of Flight (seasonal) 863-984-3500 fantasyofflight.com

Jack Browns Seaplane Base

863-294-3295 cypresslanes.com

ART Polk Museum of Art 863-688-7743 polkmuseumofart.org

Ridge Art Association, Inc. 863-291-5661 ridgeart.org

AVIATION DME Services of North Florida 863-280-6988 Dme-services.com

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base 863-956-2243 brownsseaplane.com

863-956-2243 brownsseaplane.com

BOAT RENTALS/TOURS

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Marine Supply Boat Rentals & Sales

877-350-LEGO legoland.com

Seaworld Orlando 407-542-242 seaworld.com/Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort

863-293-1156 marinesupplyboats.com

The Living Water Cruises 877-257-1529 thelivingwatercruises.com

407-939-2273 disneyworld.com

BOWLING

Water Ski Hall of Fame

Cypress Lanes & Family Fun Center

863-324-2472 waterskihalloffame.com

Universal Orlando Resort 407-363-8000 universalorlando.com

Zoo Tampa 813-935-8552 zootampa.org

863-294-3295 cypresslanes.com

DANCE A New Pointe Dance 863-875-7980 anewpointedance.com


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FOOD

GOLF - PUBLIC

Winter Haven Farmers Market

Cypresswood Golf & Country Club

(863) 845-3155 winterhavenfarmersmarket.com

Winter Haven Food Tours 863-288-0038 winterhavenfoodtours.com

GOLF - PRIVATE Country Club of Winter Haven

863-324-6666 ccofwinterhaven.com

Lakeland Magic Basketball 863-825-3258 lakelandmagic.com

863-324-6174 cypresswoodcc.com

THEATRE

Streamsong Resort

The Ritz Theatre

888-294-6322 streamsongresort.com

863-258-0179

Willowbrook

863-294-7469 theatrewinterhaven.com

Golf Course 863-291-5899 golfwillowbrooknow.com

Theatre Winter Haven

WATER SPORTS

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Paddleboard Winter Haven

Florida Tropics SC Soccer

paddleboardwinterhaven.com

863-845-5307

863-240-0101 fltropics.com

COME HOME TO YOUR LAKEFRONT APARTMENT COMMUNITY

As one of Polk County’s more vibrant apartment communities, Carlton Arms of Winter Haven is the ideal place for you to live, work, and play. • FREE WiFi at 2 Lakefront Pools • FREE Valet Trash Removal • Large Private Patios/Balconies • Rapid Response Maintenance • 2 Private Party Clubhouses • Fitness Center w/Steam Showers • Fresh Water Fishing • Pet Friendly 863.875.1700 7676 Carlton Arms Blvd Winter Haven, Fl 33884 CarltonArmsofWinterHaven.com


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Accommodations APARTMENTS/CONDOS Briarcrest at Winter Haven 863-293-3350 robbinspropertyllc.com

Carlton Arms of Winter Haven 863-875-1700 carltonarmsofwinterhaven.com

RainGarden Apartments 863-291-1195 sixtenllc.com

HOTEL/VACATION RENTALS Bear’s Den Resort Orlando 407-449-8597 bearsdenorlando.com

Courtyard by Marriott Winter Haven

863-292-3000 marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcocwcourtyard-winter-haven/

Encore Resort @ Reunion

Silver Properties

863-510-7913 silverpropertieswh.com

407-635-8105 encorereunion.com

Lakeshore Club Apartments

Hampton Inn

863-875-3137 lakeshoreclubwh.com

CAMPGROUNDS / RV PARK Cypress Campground & RV Park 863-324-7400 cypresscampground.com

Outpost RV Resort & Tiny Home Community 863-289-0104 theoutpostresort.com

863-299-9251 hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/ hampton-inn-winter-haven-WHVFLHX

407-517-4693 greenwaypropertymanagement.com

Lake Roy Beach Inn & Suites 863-324-6320 lakeroybeachinn.com

LEGOLAND® Beach Retreat 877-350-5346 legoland.com/florida/

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort 877-350-5346 legoland.com/florida/

LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel 877-350-5346 legoland.com/florida/

Holiday Inn of Winter Haven

Spectrum Resort Orlando

863-292-2100 holidayinn.com/winterhavenfl

407-499-8597 resortsbyspectrum.com

Holiday Inn Express Lakes Wales/N. Winter Haven

Springhill Suites by Marriott

863-949-4800 hiexlakewales.com

Royal Oaks Mobile Home & Travel Resort 863-439-5954 royaloaksmhp.com

Give Yourself Something To Look Forward To

Greenway Property Management & Vacation Rentals

HERE COMES THE SUN IN 2021

Linda Hilson

863-326-1000

www.allpointsbeyond travel.com lhilson@cruiseplanners.com FLST# 39068 • CST# 2034468-50 • HST# TAR-7058 • WAST# 603-399-504

863-413-1700 marriott.com/springhill/lakeland

Streamsong Resort 863-428-1000 streamsongresort.com


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Downtown is Our Stage We know that quality of life is important to you. We know you want opportunities to live more, drive less, and make memories. Well, look no further than Winter Haven. We have the small-town heart you’re looking for with big city amenities. Our downtown core, recently named the #1 Great Place in Florida 2019 by the American Planning Association of Florida, is walkable, has over 15 different dining options, a weekly farmers market, numerous destinations for live music, locally brewed beer, professional water ski shows, plentiful parks, and recreational activities and several local artisan coffee shops. Oh, did we mention our downtown is sandwiched between two popular lakes, one of which has a brand-new dock for your boat or seaplane. Yeah, we’re that cool.

Memories are not only created in the outdoors of our walkable downtown. We are also a place of varied arts and cultural experiences from multiple art galleries and interactive artistic experiences, locally-owned artisan restaurants, and retail, a restored downtown business district and the revival of locally-grown music at Gram Parson’s Derry Down and the historic Ritz Theatre. And we can’t forget one of Florida’s best community theaters, Theatre Winter Haven. Small businesses are the foundation of the Winter Haven economy and are a large presence in the downtown core. As you stroll our lovely downtown, you will find a multitude of opportunities to shop in local antique shops, clothing stores, as well as niche markets such as Carlton


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Downtown is the heart of the Winter Haven community. It is our stage for delicious food, amazing music, innovative businesses, unique shopping, recreation, local favorites and culture arts.

Music Center, Andy Thornal Company (Outdoor, Clothing, Skiing, etc.), and so much more. We use the phrase “Downtown is Our Stage” because it truly is a platform for our community to celebrate our culture, heritage, and ingenuity. Flip to the next page to learn why Downtown Is

Our Stage for music, art, local favorites, events, and so much more!

FOR LOCAL FAVORITES One of the best ways to visit a community is to hang out where the locals do. Downtown is the heart of the Winter Haven community. It is our

stage for delicious food, amazing music, innovative businesses, unique shopping, recreation, local favorites, culture, and arts. Some residents joke that it is our very own “Epcot World Showcase” in terms of dining options, which include Italian cuisine, Louisiana inspired menus, – CONTINUE ON PAGE 18 –


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WINTER HAVEN’S BACKYARD PARTY, GROVE ROOTS BREWING CO. IS WINTER HAVEN’S FIRST AND ONLY CRAFT BREWERY. southern BBQ, locally-owned coffee shops, Thai food, sushi, Japanese inspired menus, American favorites, Mexican, bakeries, healthy smoothies and much more. Aptly described as Winter Haven’s backyard party, Grove Roots Brewing Co. is Winter Haven’s first and only craft brewery. Grove Roots’ theme pays homage to our history rooted in the citrus industry, but with a modern twist. Whether you are a craft beer aficionado or someone that just likes live music, delectable food trucks, trivia nights, craft business markets, and a safe space for family members of all ages to enjoy, Grove Roots is a great stop on your visit to our community. Don’t forget to stop into our other local watering holes, including our first self-pour taproom, Union Taproom, and listen to live music on the patio of Jensen’s Corner Bar.

FOR ART Downtown is our stage for rich artistic and cultural experiences. One of the highlights of a trip downtown is the modern murals peeking through the alleyways and sides of buildings. Some of these are from local artists and others were commissioned by internationallyrecognized artists. They are definitely not your grandmother’s murals! Our downtown canvas is a favorite for family and engagement photo sessions. Visit winterhavenchamber.com to see a map of all of the great artwork in the downtown core, including sculptures that are fixtures in our downtown green spaces. The City of Winter Haven’s culture art

advisory committee commissioned local artists to paint all of the electrical boxes in downtown Winter Haven in 2017. Ridge Art Association and the Polk Museum of Art are also great spots for those who prefer indoor artistic experiences. Our community theatre, Theatre Winter Haven, is Florida’s most award-winning community theatre and continues to enrich the lives of residents and visitors with its talented actors, experienced staff, and exceptional productions. Annually, they transport you to the streets of Broadway with musicals, plays, and special performances. They also offer programming that includes a 55+ acting troupe, a children’s theatre academy, dance classes, and a community choir. Main Street Winter Haven signed on in October 2020 to manage the programming at The Ritz Theatre and looks forward to bringing additional entertainment to downtown in 2021. Polk State College also stages many excellent performances and music productions, along with student-created visual arts that are showcased throughout the year.

FOR EVENTS Downtown is our literal stage for entertainment. South Central Park, a brand-new addition to our downtown, has made our ‘stage’ significantly bigger! South Central Park is located between 5th Street SW and 4th Street SW with a grassy area surrounded by beautiful brick pavers, swinging benches, nighttime lighting features, and ample parking. An interactive information kiosk located in the park assists guests enjoying our walkable downtown. With this new park, our events, festivals, art shows, car shows, farmer’s markets, and family events have been dramatically enhanced! Main Street Winter Haven presents many of our downtown events such as Oktoberfest, Art Walk, Craft Beer Crawl, Starlight Nights, and Carols in the Park. Annually, the Chamber of Commerce presents CommunityFest and Taste of Winter Haven. CommunityFest is a FREE family festival with games, food, and entertainment. Taste of Winter Haven is an evening event that gives guests an opportunity to taste local fare and craft beer and wine. Winter Haven is truly a center for community events, thriving fine arts, and diverse culture.


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In 2016, the first major residential developments in the downtown core for over 30 years opened, the RainGarden Apartments and Tupelo Vue Apartments.

FOR LIVING MORE, DRIVING LESS Walkability is a key component to a successful downtown. Walkability from your door to your business, your door to your dinner, and your door to your entertainment is even better. Downtown developers are focusing on creating a live-work-play community. In 2016, the first major residential developments in the downtown core for over 30 years opened, the RainGarden Apartments and Tupelo Vue Apartments. In 2019, 20 more units were added, and over the

next five years, an additional 130 are currently planned. In addition to new construction, developers are focusing on revitalizing the surrounding downtown neighborhoods, including the Downtown Lake Howard Oaks District and the Lake Martha Neighborhood. Entrepreneurs are bolstering the livability by opening a 24hour gym, yoga studio, and coffee shops. For entrepreneurs who work remotely, memberships to The Lodge coworking space are available. – CONTINUE ON PAGE 20 –


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ART & CULTURAL VENUES Polk State College 863-297-1000 polk.edu

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center 863-298-6883 polk.edu/lake-wales

Theatre Winter Haven 863-294-7469 theatrewinterhaven.com

The Ritz Theatre 863-295-9900 ritzoncentral.com

The Symphony Guild of Winter Haven 863-294-7213

More info on all arts: Polk Arts Alliance 863-804-0494 polkartsalliance.org

FROM OPEN MIC NIGHTS TO CONCERTS, GRAM PARSON’S DERRY DOWN GIVES EVERYONE A CHANCE TO BE A PART OF WINTER HAVEN’S MUSICAL SOUL.

The City of Winter Haven has made sizeable investments into the downtown core, including rails-to-trails bike and running paths, a new Winter Haven Tennis Center and renovated Senior Recreation Center. In October 2020, we cut the ribbon on a new skate park and amphitheater on Lake Silver. 2021 will bring additional renovations to the Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the shores of Lake Silver. The recently opened Lake Howard Dock just one block from the downtown core features boat slips, floating docks suitable for seaplane docking, a fishing pier, and relaxing benches. Imagine leaving the LEGOLAND® Hotel on a water shuttle to downtown via the Chain of Lakes. It could be a reality in the near future.

FOR MUSIC Winter Haven’s musical history boasts hometown artists like Jim Stafford and Gram Parsons, and its present-day also includes young artists making their mark. From open mic nights to

concerts, Gram Parson’s Derry Down gives everyone a chance to be a part of Winter Haven’s musical soul. Once a teen nightclub in the 1960s, this restored venue is once again giving young musicians an opportunity to hone their craft. Many of our downtown restaurants and bars also host live music Wednesday through Sunday and host special musical concerts and festivals. No matter where you choose to be exposed to music, arts, and culture, Winter Haven has a multitude of venues to choose from. Downtown Businesses that routinely host live music: • Fire • Gram Parson’s Derry Down • Grove Roots Brewing Co. • Harborside • Jensen’s Corner Bar • Jessie’s • Old Man Franks • Tanner’s Lakeside • Tempo 1930 • Union Taproom


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Shopping ART Polk Museum of Art 863-688-7743 polkmuseumofart.org

Ridge Art Association, Inc. 863-291-5661 ridgeart.org

BEAUTY Ageless Allure Medispa 863-292-2317 agelessalluremedispa.com

Cutting Edge Hair Salon 863-299-6537 Find us on Facebook

House of Body Beauty Bar 863-229-7412 hb3llc.as.me

Lucky Nails & Spa

863-291-0900 luckynailswinterhaven.com

Origin Natural Essentials 407-283-1742 orginanaturalessentials.com

PhD Salon, Inc.

863-412-2562 Find us on Facebook

Skinfinity Tattoo

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Spa G

863-514-3070 Find us on Facebook

Spa Haven

863-514-0667 spa-haven.com

Sport Clips Winter Haven 863-280-6521 sportclips.com/fl128

Talk of the Town Nails & Co 863-294-4666 Find us on Facebook

EVENTS & VENUES Cypress Lanes & Family Fun Center 863-294-3295 cypresslanes.com

Exquisite Event Services & Party Rentals 863-207-2977 Find us on Facebook

Fantasy of Flight 863-984-3500 fantasyofflight.com

Fluff ‘n Stuff Mobile Events 321-830-9727 buildaplush.com

MABE Production & Installation 863-859-2354 mabepro.com

Party Rentals Unlimited 407-294-2802 partyrentals1.com

The Catering Co Venue

863-207-7057 thecateringcompanyofcentralflorida.com

The Ritz Theatre 863-258-0179 Find us on Facebook

Theatre Winter Haven 863-294-7469 theatrewinterhaven.com

Triviosity Live Events 863-274-2820 triviositylive.com

Venue 650

863-287-3814 venue650.com

GROCERY ARKH Liquor #2 863-292-0401

First Oriental Market 863-293-0303 Find us on Facebook

Publix Super Markets (3 Locations) 863-688-7407 publix.com

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc #968 863-299-5527 wal-mart.com

HEALTH & SPORT Cypress Lanes & Family Fun Center 863-294-3295 cypresslanes.com

Healthy Habits of Winter Haven, LLC. 863-875-4826 healthyhabitsstores.com

Inside/Out Yoga 863-224-2311 ioyogastudio.com

Just Move Fitness

863-291-4653 justmovewinterhaven.com

Laws of Fitness Downtown 863-875-3254 lawsoffitness.net

Massage and Spinal Therapy of Winter Haven, Inc. 863-294-2000 massageandspinaltherapy.com

Ultra Cryo & Recovery 863-221-4337 ultracryorecovery.com

HOME A Ward Design 863-325-9070 awarddesign.com

Badcock Home Furniture & More of Winter Haven 863-294-7749 badcock.com

Blackburn’s Interiors 863-294-7355 blackburnsinteriors.com

Cabinet Country

863-272-7720 cabinetcountryllc.com

Central Door Co. 863-324-3719 centraldoorfl.com

Central Florida Classic Granite 863-229-8274 cflcgranite.com

Central Window Sales 863-293-2977 centralwindowsales.com

Claussen’s Furniture 863-293-1875 claussensfurniture.com

Cool Screens Florida 863-500-0044 coolscreebsflorida.net


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Doty Farm & Garden Supply

Bellies-2-Babies

Trophy Shop

Kincaid Electrical Services

Carlton Music Center

Winner Haven Apparel

Mayer Electrical Supply

Chai MD Life Care

Nettle Creek Interior Design

Cricket Wireless Dundee, Winter Haven and Lake Alfred

863-293-9730 Find us on Facebook

863-676-0198 kincaidelectric.com

863-293-5809 mayerelectric.com

863-326-1756 thenettlecreek.com

Precision Safe & Lock 863-293-4098 precisionsafeandlock.com

863-662-5034 bellies-2-babies.com

863-294-4216 carltonmusic.com

863-247-2221 chaimd.com

cricketwireless.com/stores

Davidson of Dundee 863-439-1698 davidsonofdundee.com

Tucker Carpets

GLT Office Supply

United Safety & Alarms

Golden Petal Designs

MARINE

Griner’s Jewelers, Inc.

863-293-6641 tuckercarpets.com

800-940-4112 unitedsafetyandalarms.com

Marine Supply Boat Rentals & Sales 863-293-1156 marinesupplyboats.com

RETAIL

863-686-1799 gltoffice.com

863-293-1900 goldenpetaldesigns.com

863-293-0151 grinersjewelers.com

Lasater Flowers 863-294-3213 lasaterflowers.net

Amy’s Cards, Party & Gifts

Mann Lake - Stromberg’s Chicken & Game Supplies

863-875-1500 shop.amyspartystore.com

877-444-2727 mannlakeltd.com

Andy Thornal Co.

Polk Tractor Co.

863-299-9999 andythornal.com

866-967-0651 polktractorco.com

Ba-Dah Bling Accessories by Susan Dennis

Staples, Inc.

Accessories by Susan Dennis 863-585-7272 Find us on Facebook

863-401-9661 staples.com

The Treasured Olive 863-294-6457 thetreasuredolive.com

863-299-6566 trophyshoponline.com

winnerhaven.com

Your CBD Store Winter Haven 863-268-6864 Find us on Facebook

TRAVEL Cruise Planners / All Points Beyond Travel 863-326-1000 allpointsbeyondtravel.com

Travel and Cruise World 863-295-9017 travelandcruiseworld.com


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Dining Amonie Jo’s Coffee 863-618-7342

Arabellas Ristorante 863-293-1797 arabellas.us

Auburndale Main Street Diner 863-967-1700

Bambu Cafe 863-280-6346

Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub 863-293-9464 beefobradys.com

Cain’s Snowballs 863-875-8008 cainssnowballs.com

Cam’s Catering Company 863-298-8062 camscatering.com

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 863-293-6635 carrabbas.com

The Catering Company 863-207-7057 thecateringcompanyof centralflorida.com

Chick-fil-A

863-299-2697 chick-fil-a.com/winterhaven

Confection 863-207-6007

Crispers

863-875-9525 crispers.com

Culvers

Harborside

Dairy Queen Winter Haven

Haven Coffee Roasters

863-268-2831 culvers.com 863-299-5165 dairyqueen.com

Dairy Queen Lake Wales 863-949-4816 lakewalesdq.com

Duke’s Brewhouse 863-576-9464 dukesbrewhouse.com

Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins of Winter Haven 863-297-9100 Find us on Facebook

Elite Catering Company

863-293-7070 harborsidefl.com havencoffeeroaster.com

Jensen’s Corner Bar 863-298-9815 jessieslive.com

KFC Auburndale 863-967-9830

Kick Yo Butt BBQ 863-595-6633 djbracken.com

Longhorn Steakhouse 863-295-7740 longhornsteakhouse.com

866-606-0314 elitecateringcompanyllc.com

Louise’s Cafe

Fire Restaurant

McDonald’s

First Oriental Market

Mediterranean Fresh Grill

863-875-5544 thefirerestaurant.com 863-293-0303

Giovanni’s NY Pizza

863-324-9100 giovannisnewyorkpizza.com

Gourmet Goodies Bake Shop 863-318-1400 ggcupcake.com

Grove Roots Brewing Co. 863-291-0700 groveroots.com

863-875-5590

863-293-1445 mcdonalds.com

833-633-4745 mediterraneanfreshgrill.com

Metz Culinary Management 863-837-5909 metzculinary.com

Moe’s Southwest Grill 863-229-5576 moes.com

Nutwood Restaurant 863-229-7770 nutwoodwh.com


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Old Man Frank’s

Tam’s Classic Catering

Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc

Ovation Bistro & Bar

Tanners Lakeside

Union Taproom

863-294-9179 oldmanfranks.com 863-656-1972 ovationbistro.com

Pelican’s Snoballs 863-875-7408 pelicanssnoballs.com

Publix Super Markets 863-291-0312 publix.com

Richard’s Fine Coffees 863-291-3082 richardsfinecoffees.com

San Diego’s Mexican Grill 863-268-6515

Schack’s Bar-B-Q 863-324-1537

Smokin Jim’s Barbeque 863-965-0230 smokinjimsbarbecue.ws

Smoothie Squad 863-662-4435 smoothie-squad.com

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 863-293-4744 sonnysbbq.com

Southside Package & Lounge 863-683-4703

Tallulahs Table by the Sea 863-289-6255

863-398-6822 amscatering.com

Restaurant & Bar 863-662-5948 tannerslakeside.com

Tempo 1930 863-875-5323 Tempo1930.com

Terrie Lobb Catering 863-533-6483 terrielobbcatering.com

Texas Cattle Company Catering 863-686-1434 texascattlecompany.net

The Krazy Greek 863-875-2753 thekrazygreek.com

863-299-7177 tfcfamily.com

863-268-4921 uniontaproomwh.com

Winter Haven Food Tours 863-288-0038 winterhavenfoodtours.com

Zaxbys

863-299-7200 zaxbys.com

Zaxbys

Cypress Gardens Blvd 863-875-9499 zaxbys.com


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Lakeside Lifestyle Being lakeside is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle here in Winter Haven. With 24 canal-connected lakes, 55 lakes that touch the City of Winter Haven borders, and 554 lakes in Polk County, there is pretty much a lake everywhere you look. You can travel from one side of Winter Haven to the other without ever leaving your boat. Canal connectivity means countless hours of water skiing, boating, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking,

tubing, flyboarding, and wakeboarding. Since 1922, water-skiers have been leaving their mark on Winter Haven history for all to see. In 1936, when Dick Pope opened Cypress Gardens theme park, one of the main attractions was the show skiers. Today, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort carries on that tradition with several LEGO® themed shows per day on Lake Eloise. In February 2021, they will launch a brand new ski stunt show.

In 2012, Mark Voisard, a former show skier for Cypress Gardens, started the Cypress Gardens Water Ski team to help carry on Winter Haven’s legacy of the sport. Today, this troupe of athletes performs a free show every third Saturday of every month on Lake Silver in downtown Winter Haven. If you want to slow down from the fastpaced water recreation, you can take


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Being lakeside is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle here in Winter Haven.

peaceful tours of the lakes with Living Water Boat Cruises. Rue and Sharlene Denton have endless knowledge about the history, wildlife, and plant life that inhabit our lakes. They offer various tour options that are perfect for visitors and residents. You can also rent a boat from Marine Supply of Winter Haven on Lake May. The lakeside lifestyle doesn’t stop at water recreation. Winter Haven offers several waterfront restaurants with seamless views of our beautiful orange, purple, and red sunset skies. We have

91 miles of shoreline in Winter Haven, some developed as residential living and commercial properties, but with lots of public spaces on the lakes too. The Lake Howard Walking Trail is the most recent addition, which starts on West Central Avenue and Lake Howard Drive and goes to Avenue G NW and Lake Howard Drive. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll, train for a 5K or hop on your bike, this is a great trail to add to your route. Lakes Cannon, Shipp, Hartridge, and Maude all have parks on them, and some have playgrounds as well.

For the ultimate lakeside lifestyle at home, check with our local realtors for the latest listings. Lakeside homes can range from the mid-100’s to over $1 million, depending on location and size. Many neighborhoods also have private or public boat ramps for the residents who don’t live directly on the lakes to enjoy. There are 1,400 lakefront parcels to choose from in our community! It truly is an inland coastal playground. Whether you choose to dive right into the water or relax on the shores, it’s not difficult to experience the lakeside lifestyle in Winter Haven.


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Great Outdoors Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Winter Haven provides everyone with a chance to experience the great outdoors. Our City offers more than 13 miles of trails, as well as numerous parks for your children to get out and get active. Here is a list of local trails and parks where you and your family can experience our beautiful, sunny weather and clear skies.

TRAILS If a leisurely stroll is more your pace, Winter Haven has plenty of trails for you. Lake Hartridge Nature Park [1/3 Mile] Lake Maude Park [.9 miles] Lake Howard Trail [1.5 miles] Chain of Lakes Trail [3.6 miles]


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CENTRAL PARK

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PARK

Central Park is at the heart of our downtown core. You can enjoy strolling alongside our downtown businesses with views of sculptures, hand-painted electrical boxes, and a beautiful fountain.

This particular park is home to many local events, as well as the Cypress Gardens Water Ski team, where every third Saturday of the month they host a FREE ski show on Lake Silver. This park also includes a new skate park and amphitheater.

CHAIN OF LAKES DOWNTOWN TRAILHEAD PARK For kids, this park is double the fun! It has a large playground and a splash pad. Kids can enjoy running off energy on the playground and head over to the splash pad to cool off.

LAKE SHIPP PARK This park features a playground, lakeside picnic areas, a large boat ramp, and a dock for fishing and sightseeing.

LAKE HOWARD DOCK For people who love fishing, boating, skiing, kayaking, seaplane flying, or just catching a sunset, Lake Howard Dock, which was just unveiled in 2019, is the perfect place to perch yourself for wonderful access to the Chain of Lakes.

ROTARY PARK Rotary Park has a playground, outdoor pavilion, basketball court, and sand volleyball court. This park is perfect for hosting large parties with wide-open spaces and plenty to do.

SIMMERS-YOUNG PARK Simmers-Young is a great place for your kids and dogs to run! It has 200 acres of land with play areas, picnic tables, access to lakeshore, and fields for playing soccer.

SOUTH CENTRAL PARK This park is the newest addition to downtown Winter Haven and comes complete with swinging benches, nighttime lighting features, information kiosk, and ample parking.


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Realtors Adams Homes 863-619-8120 adamshomes.com

Anna Cheng Realty Management & Consulting, LLC. 951-665-8882

Appraisal Group MidFlorida 863-299-2700 appraisalgroupmidfl.com

Coldwell Banker | Winter Haven 863-294-7541 coldwellbanker.com/ offices/290-se-cypressgardens-blvd-winter-haven -fl-33880

Joy Palau Keller Williams Realty Smart 1

Brian Reeves Watson Realty Corp

863-293-3350 robbinspropertyllc.com

Brokers Realty of Central FL 863-294-6773 reneebutler.com

Carlton Arms of Winter Haven 863-875-1700 carltonarmsofwinterhaven.com

Carrerou Enterprises, LLC 863-294-2384 carrerouenterprises.com

CarriEstate

863-450-6525 carriestate.com

Century 21 | Watson & Myers 863-324-1000 recentralgroup.com

Chain of Lakes Realty, Inc. 863-287-4679 chainoflakesrealty.com

863-294-0604 integrityfirsttitle.com

Cypress Grove Plaza

Dawn Van Meter Keller Williams Realty

Briarcrest at Winter Haven

Integrity First Title

John Wood Realty

863-293-5600 crosbydirt.com

863-618-4000 chrissijasso.com

863-899-1986 brianreeves.com

863-604-6256 handiFL.com

Crosby & Associates, Inc.

727-449-2020 brucestrumpf.com/ index.php/cypressgrove-plaza

Associate Realty & Investments, Inc.

H & I Real Estate, LLC

of Winter Haven 863-287-7013 yourfloridarealtorforlife.com

Development Group of Central Florida 863-291-0731 dgcf.net

East Polk County Association of Realtors 863-294-3163 epcar.com

Executive Title of Central Florida 863-294-3633 exectitleagent.com

Garrison Land Management and Property Services 863-439-6550 garrisonpropertyservices.com

GreenWay Property Management &Vacation Rentals 407-517-4693 greenwaypropertymanagement.com

863-324-9663 johnwoodrealty.com

863-266-6500 hutteam.com

Judy B. Cleaves Properties, Inc. 863-299-5878 jbcleaves.com

Century 21 | Kathy Alexander 863-557-4411

Larry Montanus, SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate 863-812-4670 saundersrealestate.com

Lisa Simpson Realtor 863-412-0393 centralfloridahomesnow.com

Lockhart & Associates, Inc., Realtors 863-293-1234 lockhartonline.com

Mahoney Group, Inc 863-619-6740 mahoneygroupinc.com

Meeks Real Estate, LLC 863-604-9287 carlameeksrealtor.com

NextHome Norris & Company Realty, LLC 863-875-5583 norrisandcompanyrealty.com


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Contacts Oakley Rhinehart Cassidy, LLC 863-324-3698 rentalsbyORC.com

Prime Community Management 863-293-7400 primehoa.com

Real Estate Title Services

Winningham & Pospichal Appraisals 863-268-5914

Winter Haven Housing Authority 863-294-7369 winterhavenhousing.com

863-271-7882 ryansellsfloridahomes.com

Silver Properties of WH 863-205-7152 silverpropertieswh.com

Six/Ten LLC 863-299-1195 sixtenllc.com

Smart 1 Realty of Winter Haven 863-508-3000 lifeatkwsmart1.com

Star Realty of Winter Haven 863-581-1338 starrealty.homesandland.com

The Andreasen Group theandreasengroup.com 407-883-2989

The K Team Real Estate Services 863-604-6220 yourkteam.com

Tom Wolf Co, LLC 863-287-6873

Turner Properties of CFI 863-291-1895 turnerpropertiescfi.com

Courthouse/County Clerk

863-534-4540 | polkcountyclerk.net

Property Appraisers 863-534-4777 | polkpa.org

863-298-6200 | polksheriff.org

Voter Registration

Ridge Security Title

Ryan A Odenweller

911

Sheriff’s Department

863-299-6942 rets.biz

863-419-8485 ridgetitle.com

Emergency

BY THE NUMBERS

863-534-5888 | polkelections.com

City of Winter Haven

863-291-5600 | mywinterhaven.com

Parks & Recreation

863-291-5656 | mywinterhaven.com

Winter Haven Population

Winter Haven Police Non-Emergency

2020- 47,044 within city limits 75,000 in Greater Winter Haven area.

Winter Haven Senior Center

Population by Age (2016) Age 0-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,783 15-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,578 25-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,643 55-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,336 65+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,529

Top 5 Industries by Employment 1. Healthcare & Education 2. Arts & Entertainment 3. Retail Trade 4. Professional Services 5. Manufacturing

863-291-5858 | whpd.mywinterhaven.com 863-291-5870

Public Library

863-291-5880 | whpl.mywinterhaven.com

Winter Haven Municipal Airport

863-298-4551| mywinterhaven.com

Winter Haven Area Transit (bus) 863-688-7433 | ridecitrus.com

Better Business Bureau

407-621-3300 | centralfloridabbb.org

CareerSource Polk

863-508-1600 | careersourcepolk.com

Social Security Office 800-772-1213 | ssa.gov

Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce

863-293-2138 | winterhavenchamber.com


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Pets, Retire & Worship FURRY FRIENDS

SNOWBIRDS

When deciding where to live, we know you keep the entire family in mind and that includes your furry family members too! Polk County is home to numerous dog parks that offer wide open spaces and beautiful Florida views. Check out the list below to see what dog park is best for your furever friend!

AdventHealth Home Care Heartland 800-756-4447 adventhealth.com/home-care All About Aging LLC 863-557-7604 | allaboutagingLLC.com

• Auburndale Dog Park - Auburndale

Assisting Hands Home Care 863-877-3992 assistinghands.com/polkcounty

• Auburndale TECO Trail South Trailhead - Auburndale

Brandywyne Healthcare Center 863-293-1989 | brandywyne.com

• Simmers-Young Park - Winter Haven

Brookdale Winter Haven 863-318-8055 | brookdale.com

• Veterinary Healthcare Association - Winter Haven • Cargo Dog Park - Lakeland • Diogi Park - Lakeland • Dog Leg Woods - Lakeland • Harmony Dog Park - Lake Wales • Carter Road Dog Park - Bartow All4Dogwear 863-326-0766 | etsy.com/shop/all4dogwear Dunham Animal Hospital 863-293-0850 | dunhamanimalhospital.com Groomingdeals 863-294-7877 | groomingdeals.com Humane Society of Polk County, Inc. 863-324-5227 humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org Orchid Springs Animal Hospital 863-324-6964 | osahvets.com Paw Printz, Inc. 863-268-8183 Polk County Animal Services 863-499-2600 | polksheriff.org SPCA, Florida 863-646-7722 | spcaflorida.org Veterinary Healthcare Associates, Inc. 863-324-3340 | vhavets.com

Campbell’s Landing 863-268-2907 Comfort Keepers 863-701-9200 | comfortkeepers.com Granny Nannies 863-299-1100 | grannynannies.com Home Instead Senior Care 863-294-9141 | homeinstead.com/333 Lake Howard Heights 863-293-3171 | seniorlifestyle.com Lakeview Towers 844-708-0804 | lakeviewtowerapts.com Life Care Center of Winter Haven 863-969-5610 lifecarecenterofwinterhaven.com Morning Glory Consulting 863-207-2450 | Find us on Facebook New Horizon Assisted Living Residence 863-299-3651 newhorizonretirementcommunity.com Palm Garden of Winter Haven 863-293-3100 palmgardenofwinterhaven.com Savannah Court 863-679-8246 savannahcourtlakewales.com Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center 863-294-3055 | springlakerehab.com The Guardianship Office of the Tenth Circuit, Inc. 863-875-4809 guardianshiptenthcircuit.com

The Village at Vienna Square 863-318-5000 | viennasquare.com Winter Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center 863-293-3103 winterhavenhealthandrehab.com

WORSHIP There are numerous places of worship in Winter Haven. The organizations listed below are members of the Chamber of Commerce. Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 863-294-2829 | abidingsaviorlutheran.net CenterPoint Community Church 863-324-7915 | centerpointchurch.org Church of the Redeemer 863-298-9849 | redeemerwinterhaven.org First Church of the Nazarene 863-293-0690 | whnaz.net First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven 863-294-3121 | firstpreswh.org Garden Grove Church 863-324-7880 | gardengrovechurch.com Grace Lutheran Church 863-293-8447 | glwh.org Heartland Church 863-299-7797 | heartchurch.org Higher Praise Full Gospel Ministries International, Inc. 407-342-5074 | higherpraisefullgospel.org Holy Cross Episcopal Church 863-324-4021 | holycrosswinterhaven.com Kairos Church 863-216-8896 | kairos.church St Paul’s Episcopal Church 863-294-8888 | saintpaulswinterhaven.com St. Matthew Catholic Church 863-324-3040 saintmatthewcatholicchurch.com Winter Haven Worship Center 863-318-0701 | whwc.org


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• Central Florida Development Council • Central Florida SCORE • Main Street Winter Haven • Small Business Development Center • Winter Haven Economic Development Council If you own a business in Winter Haven and haven’t joined the Winter Haven Chamber, visit our website to learn about how Chamber Membership can help you grow your business! We are excited to help you acquire the connections and tools you need to be successful on your business journey.

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

Business Community CULTIVATING A THRIVING LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY THROUGH COLLABORATION IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO IN WINTER HAVEN.

Winter Haven’s approach to business is an unusually collaborative one, incorporating pro-growth government policies, strategic partnerships, high-capacity IT infrastructure, and flexible workforce development opportunities throughout the greater Winter Haven area. Cultivating a thriving local business community through collaboration is at the heart of what we do in Winter Haven. Many executives that relocate to the area say it’s what sets us apart. Our collaborative spirit makes Winter Haven a welcoming destination for the young entrepreneurs looking for the perfect place to grow their business or to the well-established business owner looking to develop close partnerships and collaborative connections.

Winter Haven has experienced a high rate of growth over the last eight years. Our location is a primary driver of that growth, which includes easy access to routes of trade, a history as a logistics and distribution hub, the availability of land, our position between two major metro markets, a workforce of 9 million people within 100 miles, lower cost of living compared to surrounding metro markets and of course the warmth and sunshine. Here are some of the businesses that can help you start a business, grow a business, market your business and give you the tools to join us in collaborative business partnerships that make our community a great place to work! • Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce

Winter Haven’s location at the center of the state makes it a perfect location for the transfer of goods and services. Polk County has a long history as a warehousing and logistics hub with access to Interstate 4, Highway 27, and Highway 60, all of which traverse the state in various directions. This makes it easy for freight to make its way to seaports on both the east and west coast, as well as to two major international airports in Tampa and Orlando. In 2017, our neighboring airport in Lakeland opened a customs center and is able to accept international shipments. Winter Haven is home to CSX’s Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center. The technologically advanced intermodal center makes Winter Haven one of the main hubs of product distribution by rail. This addition opens up numerous opportunities for businesses looking to expand their markets to the 18 million residents and 80 million visitors within 4-hours of Winter Haven, as well as the global economy through access to the Florida ports. Winter Haven is also home to its own regional general aviation airport. Several businesses are located on the grounds of the airport for aircraft maintenance and training, with more plans for build-out on the site for additional aviation-related businesses.

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BUSINESS RESOURCES Central Florida Development Council Sean Malott, President/CEO 863-551-4760 cfdc.org

Central Florida Score 863-284-5607 centralflorida.score.org

City of Winter Haven

Eric Labbe, Dir. of Growth Management 863-291-5600 mywinterhaven.com

Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Katie Worthington Decker, President/CEO 863-293-2138 winterhavenchamber.com

Main Street Winter Haven Anita Strang, Executive Director 863-295-9422 mainstreetwh.com

Community and Small Business Assistance 863-534-5915 polk-county.net

Small Business Development Center 863-678-4182 x227 sbdctampabay.org

Winter Haven Economic Development Council Bruce Lyon, President 863-837-5280 whedc.com

diverse economy in Florida. Agribusiness, and in particular the citrus industry, was the main economic driver for most of the 20th century. However, economic development efforts directed at diversifying the economy began in earnest during the 1980s. Today’s economy has dominant sectors, including healthcare, technology, tourism, professional and financial services, education, agribusiness, and as mentioned, distributions and logistics. The considerable fiber optic infrastructure in downtown Winter Haven has led to the growth of a technology sector that employs more than 500 people. From software and blogging platform development to internet security and secure inland data storage, downtown Winter Haven hosts this rapidly developing segment. In 2018, six Winter Haven areas were designated by the Governor as Opportunity Zones, created by the Federal Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017. Opportunity Zones are a new tool that provide incentives for investments in low-income communities across the country. Contact the Chamber for more information on these opportunities.

THE SECRET SAUCE The most important factor in Winter Haven’s growth is the business-friendly climate, combined with cooperation and synergy of our organizations working to support business sustainability and growth. The Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Winter Haven Economic Development Council are two cornerstones working to champion efforts to expand local business and recruit new opportunities to Winter Haven. Our economic development pace is strong. With projects of all sizes and scales planned for Winter Haven, we are working closely with all levels of government. Private investment follows public investment, and we are blessed to have a City with the foresight to understand

that. In 2019-2020, the City completed several projects including; the 7th Street complete street project, the airport runway rehabilitation project, installing needed infrastructure for business expansion at the airport, the Lake Howard Dock, the iconic AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center at Chain of Lakes Park, Martin Luther King Jr Park, City Skate Park, Lake Maude Recreation Park, Lake Conine Wetland Restoration and MLK Boulevard reconstruction. In 2021 we will see the completion of the Lake Silver Drive complete street project, Ave. C SW project, Southeast Fire Station and Playground, Ave. K NE complete street project, Sertoma Park Baseball Concession Improvements, and 4th Street Market Piazza and Streetscape in addition to needed utility and sidewalk infrastructure projects. The Chamber of Commerce also works closely with Main Street Winter Haven to support their mission to develop and preserve the economic, cultural, and historic qualities that make downtown the heart of our community. Small business is our community’s foundation, and we are extremely proud of that. At the Chamber, we work closely with the city to advocate for our small businesses and ensure that our businessfriendly climate remains. We also partner with the Community and Small Business Assistance Center, Central Florida SCORE, and the Small Business Development Center to ensure you have the resources you need. Each April, these organizations come together to host Cityworks (X)po Florida, an idea-sharing conference focused on developing communities in thoughtful, creative, and sustainable ways. Together, Winter Haven stands ready to empower local business and to remove barriers to success.


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Education PRE K-12 EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION

As a part of Polk County Public Schools, the eighth largest school district in Florida, Winter Haven has a variety of options for your family no matter what stage of life or educational development. Polk County Public Schools also boasts over 100 career academies embedded at their schools, which focus on careers from veterinary medicine to marketing to robotics and more. In addition to the numerous traditional public schools, the Winter Haven area has several magnet, choice, and charter public schools.

FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

We are also privileged to have premier private schools that meet the needs of many of our families, as well as strong homeschooling networks, schools for students with special needs, and two Montessori schools. The Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce launched an Educational Outcomes initiative to determine ways the community can become involved in the public school system and help to improve the educational outcomes of our students. As a direct result, the Winter Haven Public Education Partnership (PEP) was formed, comprising of educators, teachers, business leaders, elected officials, and citizens. This groundbreaking community activism has been an integral part of the successes of our schools. They continue to work on the greatest challenges affecting Winter Haven public schools through community partnerships, collaboration, and listening to the needs of school faculty, staff, and students.

WINTER HAVEN HAS A VARIETY OF OPTIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY NO MATTER WHAT STAGE OF LIFE OR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Florida Polytechnic is the state’s only university completely focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. They have established themselves as a university with a rigorous curriculum, advanced research equipment, and a focus on solving industry problems with creative solutions. The curriculum is based on the principle that innovation occurs when research and creativity are applied to real-world challenges. Florida Poly is located just ten minutes from Winter Haven. SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Southeastern University, located just 25 minutes from Winter Haven, is a Christian institution that provides college students with a chance to find their divine design through educational courses, sports, and on-campus opportunities. Southeastern offers over 70-degree options to choose from, ranging from business, arts, healthcare, ministry, aviation, and more. KEISER UNIVERSITY Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university in Lakeland offering careerfocused undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and online. WARNER UNIVERSITY Warner University, located 25 minutes from Winter Haven in Lake Wales, is a faith-based university that offers 33 majors, including Agriculture, Church Ministry, Education, Communications, and more. They desire to guide their students toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity. WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Webber International University’s mission is to offer students an array of business, liberal arts and sciences and pre-

professional programs of study that create life-transforming education opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope and multi-disciplinary in its general education core. They attract students from all over the world to their campus just 14 miles from Winter Haven. They also offer an MBA program.

POLK STATE COLLEGE Polk State College was founded in 1964 to serve the higher education needs of Polk County. Today, the College annually serves more than 20,000 credit and non-credit students and offers both associates degrees as well as fully accredited bachelor’s degrees. Winter Haven is the home of Polk State College’s first permanent campus with 20 buildings on a 99-acre site overlooking beautiful Lake Elbert and includes the College’s district offices. Other locations include Lakeland, Lake Wales, and Bartow. Polk State ranks second in the Florida State College System institutions in job-placement, well exceeding the statewide job placement average. In fact, 96.9% of Polk State students graduate with a job or with plans for advanced education. The Polk State Corporate College and Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center continue to specialize in the creation and delivery of custom education and training programs.


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RESOURCES Post Offices

111 W. Central Ave 863-299-7824 1401 1st St N 863-293-5370

Electric

Tampa Electric Company (TECO) 863-299-0800 tampaelectric.com Duke Energy 1-800-700-8744 duke-energy.com

Message From City Hall

Gas

Florida Public Utilities 800-427-7712 fpuc.com

Telephone & Cable Spectrum 863-965-7766 spectrum.com

Water

City of Winter Haven 863-291-5678 mywinterhaven.com

Refuse Collection City of Winter Haven 863-291-5756 mywinterhaven.com

Polk County 863-284-4319 polk-county.net

Public Transit

Winter Haven Area Transit (WHAT) 863-534-5500 polktransit.org

Social Security Office 1395 Havendale Blvd NW 800-772-1213

Driver’s License 863-421-3202

Tag Agency 863-293-5551

More than 70,000 people call this community home, over 47,000 of whom live inside the City limits, taking advantage of its year-round recreation, climate, and central location. With a history in citrus, lakes, and Americana rock & roll, the Winter Haven experience is a chorus of modern lifestyle possibilities in harmony with our roots. Winter Haven is where affordable lake living is a reality, and water play is a requirement. It’s a place where there’s a concert on every corner and family excitement in every park. And let’s not forget about Winter Haven’s hometown connection to family-friendly LEGOLAND® Florida Resort just around the corner from the City core. The City stretches over 40 square miles, eight of which take the form of sparkling, fun-filled lakes. Winter Haven is known as the Chain of Lakes City with two separate chains of lakes connected by an extensive canal system. With 50 lakes inside the City limits, 22 boat ramps, 14 public docks, and 30 waterfront parks, there is a multitude of fresh-water opportunities for both residents and visitors. A complete team of City staff are committed to enriching the lifestyle of our residents and visitors through exceptional service. Our ultimate goal is to be the best City through the relentless pursuit of excellence. We encourage you to visit one of our many events, public facilities,

parks, and trails and explore the many opportunities Winter Haven has to offer. The City functions under a commissionmanager form of local government. The City Commission consists of five members, elected at-large, who hold office for four years. Commissioners in office for more than nine months are eligible to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, and are elected by the City Commission. While the City Commission acts as the legislative body of the City, the day-to-day operations of the City are directed by the City Manager. We invite you to attend our commission meetings held on the second and fourth Monday of each month in City Hall, as well as become involved in one of the many City committees. Our goal is to listen, learn, and improve through citizen engagement. In 2020 we began to stream most of our City Commission meetings and sub-committee meetings via Facebook. See the City’s website for details. Winter Haven continues to experience steady, quality growth as it transforms into a vibrant and extraordinary community, embracing the values and needs of its residents. Partnerships and a cooperative spirit make Winter Haven an exceptional destination for new businesses and entrepreneurs looking to relocate. Our dedicated staff looks forward to serving its residents, businesses, and visitors as we all enjoy Winter Haven’s special lifestyle. We encourage you to make yourself at home.


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Healthcare & Wellness BAYCARE MEDICAL GROUP/ WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL Winter Haven Hospital joined the BayCare network of hospitals in 2013 to better address changes in healthcare delivery. Over the last four years, Baycare has invested almost $150 million in facilities to upgrade the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital, Cassidy Cancer Center, imaging equipment, and a new $51 million emergency department. In 2020 they also welcomed their first class of residents to the Florida State College of Medicine Family Medical Residency Program at Winter Haven Hospital. Those physicians round at the hospital and see patients at the new Winter Haven Family Health Center. This will not only increase access to primary care in our area but at the same time will introduce new physicians to life in our community and hopefully help to create a succession plan for providers in our area. Located in the heart of downtown, and the centerpiece of a strong medical sector, Winter Haven Hospital currently has over 500 beds and 300+ board-certified physicians who work in every specialty, including centers of excellence such as the Bostick Heart Center, Breast Imaging Center, Cassidy Cancer Center, Winter Haven Women’s Hospital, six primary care centers, and a nationally recognized stroke center – to name a few. Winter Haven Hospital is the largest private employer in east Polk County, with more than 2,300 employees.

ADVENTHEALTH In 2019, AdventHealth merged with Chamber members Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Lake Wales Medical Center. AdventHealth was founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventhday Adventists who believed in wholeperson health — healing the body, mind, and spirit — AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country. AdventHealth operates nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of

care centers in nearly a dozen states, making it one of the largest faith-based health-care systems in the United States. AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses 20 hospitals in the counties surrounding metro Orlando: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Flagler. The Central Florida Division’s care network also includes more than 30 CentraCare urgent-care centers, including Winter Haven’s CentraCare location. In addition to the hospitals and urgent care centers, AdventHealth has also invested in their physician group in Winter Haven, opening an office on 1st Street in the downtown medical core.

MEDICAL HUB

Steven C. McNutt, DDS, PA 863-294-6565 | Find us on Facebook Winter Haven Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 863-293-1108 winterhavenfamilydentistry.com Winter Haven Oral Surgery 863-294-7648 | whomsimplants.com

EYES & OPTHALMOLOGY Advanced Eye Care Associates 863-294-5457 | eyecarefss.com Center for Retina and Macular Disease 863-297-5400 | crmd.net Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida, PA 800-282-3937 | eyesfl.com

In addition to three major hospitals in the greater Winter Haven area, our community is also home to two large multi-specialty medical groups, Bond Clinic, P.A. and Gessler Clinic, P.A. Check out the listing in this magazine and their websites for a full picture of the medical services provided in our area.

Family Eye Care 863-293-0276 | drhenne.com

DENTISTRY & ORAL SURGERY

HOSPITAL

Bright Smiles of Winter Haven 863-293-0636 brightsmilesofwinterhaven.com

AdventHealth 863-422-4971 adventhealth.com/hospital/adventhealthheart-florida

George W. Butz III, DDS 863-299-7974 | drbutz.com

HOSPICE Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. 863-682-0027 | goodshepherdhospice.org Vitas Healthcare 863-583-7100 | vitas.com

Winter Haven Hospital 863-293-1121 | winterhavenhospital.com

Children and Teen Dental 863-644-4739 childrenandteendentalfl.com

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Dietrich Kelso Orthodontics 863-644-0430 | dkosmiles.com

3B Medical, Inc. 863-226-6285 | 3Bproducts.com

Dr. Viet Ho Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry 863-294-4484 | drvietho.com

QualiMed Respiratory & Mobility, Inc. 863-293-3066 | qualimedservices.com

Everything About Smiles Orthodontics 863-533-3302 | easmiles.com Kians Dental Studio 863-875-4395 | kiansdentalstudio.com Scott Orthodontics 863-299-1261 | scottsmiles.com

OUTPATIENT SURGERY Day Surgery Center 863-293-8471 winterhavendaysurgerycenter.com Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgical Center 863-291-4000 | winterhavenasc.com – CONTINUE ON PAGE 38 –


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MEDICAL PARTNERS

PHYSICIAN/SPECIALTIES

CLINIC / URGENT CARE

A.T. Radiology, P.A. 863-419-8832 | atradiology.cc

BayCare Urgent Care 863-299-2420 baycareurgentcare.org

AdventHealth Home Care Heartland 800-756-4447 adventhealth.com/home-care

Bond Clinic, P.A. 863-293-1191 bondclinic.com

Barranco Clinic 863-299-1251 | barrancoclinic.com Beltone Hearing Aid Center 863-294-8353 | beltone.com

Palm Garden of Winter Haven 863-293-3100 palmgardenofwinterhaven.com Pieces To Peace Counseling 863-651-7969 piecestopeacecounseling.com Polk Therapy 863-291-8644 | polktherapy.com Releve’ Sports Medicine 863-401-4401 | relevesportsmedicine.com

Central Florida Health Care, Inc. 863-292-4280 cfhconline.org

Brandywyne Healthcare Center 863-293-1989 | brandywyne.com

Savannah Court 863-679-8246 savannahcourtlakewales.com

Brookdale Winter Haven 863-318-8055 | brookdale.com

Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center 863-294-3055 |springlakerehab.com

Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers 863-293-2147 fldscc.com

Campbell’s Landing 863-268-2907

Tri-County Human Services, Inc. 863-709-9392 | tchsonline.com

Eternal Youth Aesthetics 863-412-2057 | discovereternalyouth.com

Trinity Medical Group 863-299-2636 | trinitymedgroup.com

Lake Howard Heights 863-293-3171 | lakehowardheights.com

Village at Vienna Square 863-318-5000 | viennasquare.com

Lakeside Dermatology 863-293-7546 | lakesidedermatology.com

Vein Health Clinics 877-817-8346 | veinhealthclinics.com

Life Care Center of Winter Haven 863-969-5610 ifecarecenterofwinterhaven.com

Winter Haven Audiology 863-594-1978 | winterhavenaudiology.com

Gessler Clinic 863-294-0670 gesslerclinic.com Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine 863-606-1552 lvim.net Owl Now Urgent Care 863-299-2630 owlnowurgentcare.com

Massage & Spinal Therapy of Winter Haven 863-294-2000 massageandspinaltherapy.com

Pediatric Partners of Winter Haven 863-401-8516 pediatric-partners.com

Newberry Clinic PA 863-293-3893 | chirowinterhaven.com

Reliance Medical Centers 863-294-1999 reliancemedicalcenters.com

Optimal Performance & Physical Therapies 863-877-0605 | theoppt.com

Winter Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center 863-293-3103 winterhavenhealthandrehab.com Winter Haven Medical Centers 863-821-0021 | mbmedicalgroup.com Women’s Health Center of Polk County 863-299-1107 | winterhavenobgyn.com Your CBD Store Winter Haven 863-268-6864


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Cardiology Bhatia, Karan K., MD Mustafa, Muhammad, MD Vigoreaux, Jose R., MD Hospitalist Willard, E.H., MD Cortes-Meyer, Lissette, APRN Carlucci, Joseph A., MD Muniz, Elvin, MD Endocrinology & Diabetes Paul, Nisha, MD Ruhland, Kevin, DO Nair, Ganesh, MD Skukowski, Bobbie, APRN Shamim, Talha, MD Tate, William, DO Bridges, Candy, APRN Family Medicine Miller, Emily, APRN Arana, Flavio R., MD Reedy, Clayton, APRN Arango, Cecilia, MD Koilpillai, Robinson, MD Internal Medicine Liu, Weilin, DO Magno, Alexander S., MD Doval, Armando, MD Farrell, Cathy, MD Torres, Eduardo, MD Lakhani, Sonali, MD Appratto, Yonny, APRN Lopez, Christopher, MD Carbone, Carrie, APRN Cassady, Stephanie, APRN Prieto, Jose, DO Reyes, Pamela, MD Cox, Jennifer, APRN Rivera, Juan R., MD Hughes, Jessica, APRN Rivera-Bonilla, Maria, MD Patterson, Lauren, APRN Torres, Jorge, MD Widner, Linda G., APRN Aleman, Javier, APRN Bridges, Stephanie, APRN General Surgery James, Calprunia “Cal”, APRN & Surgical Oncology Garcia, Kristina, APRN Gambaro, Esteban, MD Ray, Brandi, APRN Thomas, Robert S., MD Saucedo, Gerardo, APRN Villalobos, Amelia APRN Gynecology Gabriel, Carlos I., MD Nephrology Kenaan, Jana, MD Hou, Jeffrey Peng, MD Salamon, Eva J., MD Ibrahim, Sherif I, MD Valadez, Jenifer, APRN

Our Team Of Providers (as of 12/01/20) Nephrology (cont.) McClendon, Michele L., DO Lawrence, Laurel, APRN White, Samantha, APRN

Pediatrics(cont.) Jones, Lorrie, APRN Ortiz, C. “Brook”, APRN

Neurology Rajguru, Shailesh, DO

Physical Therapy Cole, Lenny, DPT Goddin, Carrie, DPT Ha, Nam, DPT

Nurse Practitioners *** Listed by specialty

Physician Assistant *** Listed by specialty

Oncology & Hematology Hlalah, O. Abu, MD Rampersad, Michelle, APRN

Podiatry & Foot Surgery Englert, Christopher, DPM Feldman, Marc, DPM

Orthopedic Surgery Lerner, Robert K., MD Morin, Paul M., MD Lewis, Jami, APRN

Pulmonology Romeu-Velez, Jesse, MD Rheumatology

Moore Morby , Vicki C., APRN Pancorbo, Roberto, MD

Strukova, Victoriya, DO

Pain Medicine (Interventional)

Eldeeb, Mohammad A., MD Elfallal, Tamer, APRN

Warner, Erin “Ashley”, APRN White, Chelsea, APRN

Pediatrics Nguyen, Kenny, MD Davis-Reyes, Toi, APRN Harte, Brian, APRN

Sleep Medicine Romeu-Velez, Jesse, MD Sports Medicine Lerner, Robert K., MD Liu, Weilin, DO Morin, Paul M., MD Lewis, Jami, APRN

Thoracic Surgery Iakovidis, Panagiotis, MD Lambert, Jr., C. Jake, MD Cayson, Barry, APRN Rodriguez, Christopher, PA Urgent Care/ Walk-In Care Marzola, Stephanie, MD Bailey, Charla, APRN Davidson, KC, APRN Davis, Mary, APRN Madrid, Amber, APRN Reed, Deloris, APRN Ritter, Cynthia, APRN Urology & Urologic Surgery Lee, Kevin, MD Romero, Claudio, MD Pickard, Martha, APRN Schley, Brittany, PA Vascular Surgery Iakovidis, Panagiotis, MD Lambert, Jr., C. Jake, MD Cayson, Barry, APRN Rodriguez, Christopher, PA

Wound Care Iakovidis, Panagiotis, MD Lambert, Jr., C. Jake, MD Cayson, Barry, APRN Moore Morby , Vicki C., APRN Rodriguez, Christopher, PA

2 Locations For Your Minor Injuries & Illnesses

Lakeland Walk-In Care (Open 8am-5pm) 2039 E Edgewood Dr Main Campus 500 E. Central Ave. Winter Haven

First Street Campus 325 First Street N. Winter Haven

Marc Feldman, DPM / Podiatry & Foot Surgery

Winter Haven Urgent Care (Open 8am-8pm) 325 First Street N

Downtown Campus 199 Ave B N.W. Winter Haven

East Campus 3000 Woodmont Ave. Winter Haven

Winter Haven Office

Sebring Office

401 E. Central Ave. Winter Haven 863-299-9100

4900 Sun N Lake Blvd. #1 Sebring 863-299-9100

863-293-1191

Lakeland Complex 2039 E. Edgewood Dr. Lakeland

Davenport Campus 2320 North Blvd W, Ste. C, Davenport

www.BondClinic.com


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COMMUNITY MEANS THE WORLD TO US. BayCare’s serves the needs of people who need us the most Many people in the Polk County community are uninsured and underinsured. BayCare spends millions of dollars to make sure that the communities we serve have access to exceptional health care, financial help when they need it, and health programs available right in their neighborhoods. Above all, we’re caring for thousands of individuals who tend to fall into health care’s neediest and most underserved populations. You see, not only does community mean the world to us, every person in our community means the world to us. Because if we turn our back on anyone at risk, our humanity would be at risk.

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OUR NETWORK:

BayCare Behavioral Health • BayCare HomeCare • BayCare Laboratories • BayCare Medical Group BayCare Outpatient Imaging • BayCare Surgery Centers • BayCare Urgent Care OUR HOSPITALS:

Bartow Regional Medical Center • BayCare Alliant Hospital • Mease Countryside Hospital • Mease Dunedin Hospital • Morton Plant Hospital Morton Plant North Bay Hospital • St. Anthony’s Hospital • St. Joseph’s Hospital • St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital • St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital St. Joseph’s Hospital-North • St. Joseph’s Hospital-South • South Florida Baptist Hospital • Winter Haven Hospital • Winter Haven Women’s Hospital BAYCARE.ORG 20-1245969-1020

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