Haines City-NE Polk County Regional Chamber of Commerce
35610 Hwy. 27 / P.O. Box 986
Haines City, FL 33844 / 33845
Ph: 863-422-3751
Fax: 863-422-4704
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Mon. - Thur. - 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fridays - 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Click on the following link: http://hainescity.com/government/
departments/human-resources/jobs/ to check out the latest employment opportunities for the City of Haines City.
Florida SBDC at University of South Florida

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Florida, assists existing and emerging businesses in Polk County, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training. Whether starting, buying, growing or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at USF has what entrepreneurs need to grow and succeed. Consultants can assist entrepreneurs in a variety of business topics, including: marketing, business certification, capital access, market diversification, developing strategic business plans, export services, and web optimization.

To schedule an appointment with a certified business consultant today, visit www.SBDCTampaBay.com/polk
or call 863.688.8551, ext. 237.

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Upcoming Chamber events!

Chamber Luncheon:
Thursday, March 12th
Polk State College Update

Join us for our March Chamber Luncheon featuring a presentation Dr. Martha Santiago, provost of the Winter Haven Campus of Polk State College.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Ave., Haines City
Cost: $15 per person.
RSVP:REQUIRED to the Chamber by Friday, March 6th

Click HERE to Register online.

THANK YOU to our Sponsor - Polk State College

Catered by John Michael Weddings & Special Events.

SAVE THE DATE: Chamber Golf Tournament - Friday, May 8th

The Chamber's 3rd Annual Youth Leadership & Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 8th at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club.
Win cash & prizes while helping raise funds for the Chamber's Youth Leadership and Scholarship programs. Teams will play a 4 - person scramble format.

12:30 p.m. - Registration Opens
2:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start

Click HERE to download the application and sign up your team for this fun-filled event!

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:

Thank you to our Dinner Sponsor:

Additional Sponsorships Available!

Click HERE to download the Sponsorship form.

Call the Chamber for additional details.
2014-2015 Youth Leadership Class
Thank you to the following companies for Sponsoring a Student in the Chamber's 2014-2015 Youth Leadership Program:

Davenport Heating & Cooling, LLC
Dynamic Wealth Management - Lee Hodges
The City of Davenport
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Southern Tractor Service & Salvage, Inc.
State Farm Insurance - Teresa Connell
Trustco Bank
Wayne T. Fellows, Inc.
A Special Thank You to:

Youth Leadership Program Sponsors and
Please contact the Chamber at 863-422-3751 for more information or to sponsor a student.
The Chamber would like to recognize Haines City's Badcock Home Furniture & More for donating a coffee table and end tables to the Chamber Office.


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Cape Cod & the Islands Trip - September 27th

Take an amazing 7 day trip to Cape Cod & the Islands beginning September 27th. Download the Power Point Show below for highlights and pictures of the trip or download the Cape Cod Itinerary pdf for detailed information. Call the Chamber for more information or to book this incredible vacation!
Cape Cod 2015- Haines City-NE Polk County Chamber (1).ppsx
click to download
CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS - Haines City NE Polk County Regional Chamber - 27SEP15 - MCO.pdf
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City of Haines City's Ribs on the Ridge

On February 27-28, 2015, in affiliation with the Florida Bar-B-Que Association, the Haines City Leisure Services Department will host the seventh annual Ribs on the Ridge at Lake Eva Park. -

This event will draw barbecue teams from across Florida and other states. Professional and amateur teams will compete for cash prizes, trophies and “bragging rights.” This is also an opportunity to expose local residents to the art of outdoor barbecue cooking.

This competition sanctioned by the Florida Bar-B-Que Association, is a qualifier for: The Jack Daniels Invitational, the super bowl of BBQ world championships; The American Royal in Kansas City, MO which is the largest and oldest contest world championship; and The Florida Bar-B-Que Associations new invitational – Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown Invitational.

In addition to the professional and amateur barbecue divisions, other competitions planned are a sauce competition and a dessert contest on Friday evening and Kid’s-Q division, on Saturday. These are open to the public. Scheduled activities that include live outdoor entertainment featuring local bands will round out the festivities.

New this year is the VIP Beach Party on Friday, February 27th from 9-11 PM, on the beach, featuring Coastal Acoustic Barefoot Music playing all your favorites. Tickets, which include Hors d’ oeuvres and beer are $20.00 per person when purchased in advance.

The event is open to everyone to attend and/or compete. To enter a team, download an application from the City’s website at hainescity.com. Please contact us at 863-421-3700 for more information.

Whether you are a backyard cook, a professional or would just like to enjoy good barbecue, we invite you to join us in the fun.