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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Small Businesses in Florida Affected by Red Tide Algal Bloom WASHINGTON – Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)s from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Florida small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by the red tide algal bloom beginning ...read more
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    Friday, September 14, 2018
    Axiom Bank Cardholders Now Have Free and Unlimited ATM Access at 7-Eleven Locations Throughout the U.S.ATM participation and marketing relationship with FCTI, Inc. delivers surcharge-free account access for Axiom Bank cardholders at nearly 8,000 7-Eleven stores.  ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a Florida-based national bank, and FCTI, Inc. recently launched a multi-year ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Plant City Chamber Hosts ''Super'' Membership Campaign The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd annual Membership Campaign during the month of September 2018. 2017's campaign welcomed over twenty new members to the organization and featured a carnival theme. This year's goal is to welcome 26 new members, businesses who join during the month of September receive special ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    PLANT CITY AND THE AGRICULTURE, FOOD PROCESSING, AND SUPERMARKET REVOLUTION 1939-1975 In 1939 the Plant City State Farmers Market was built and was the largest in Florida. It promoted agriculture marketing and distribution, assisting the farmers deep in the depression years. Florida constructed a series of large state farm markets under the supervision of Commissioner of Agriculture Nathan Mayo. ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2018) –Axiom Bank, N.A., a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, recently promoted Scott Amatuccio to Vice President, SBA Manager. In his new role, he will oversee all Small Business Administration (SBA) loans from the initial review to underwriting an approved loan and monitoring the portfolio for its duration.  “Scott has been an integral part of building our ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    Plant City Chamber of Commerce Announces 2018 Plant City Candidate Forum Straw Poll Results Click to read
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    Monday, July 23, 2018
    2018 Candidate Forum; Plant City’s Premier Political EventCandidates from across the state line up for inaugural political forum    Plant City, FL: The Government Advisory Committee of The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a candidate forum on August 21st at the Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Center beginning at 5:30pm. More than 35 candidates have already ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. ACQUIRES ALLIED AFFILIATED FUNDING, L.P.Acquisition Expands Commercial Portfolio; Offers More Lending Options to Business Customers ORLANDO, Fla. (July 10, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A. (“Axiom”), a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, recently acquired Dallas-based Allied Affiliated Funding, L.P. (“Allied”). This acquisition adds a lender finance line of business, ...read more
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    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. DESIGNATED AS SBA “PREFERRED LENDER”Distinction Accelerates SBA 7(A) Loan Process for Commercial Customers  ORLANDO, Fla. (July 5, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a leading community bank headquartered in Maitland, was recently named a “Preferred Lender” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This designation allows it to expedite the loan-approval process for commercial ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 03, 2018
    Tara Hayes, Makensie McAvoy & Leah Turner earn new Designations   LAKELAND, FLORIDA 7/3/18 We are thrilled to announce the accomplishments of Leah Turner, Senior Administrator and Makensie McAvoy, Staffing Consultant/Recruiter in the Light Industrial Division. They recently passed the CSP exam (Certified Staffing Professional).  The ASA (America Staffing Association) Certified Staffing ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    THE FRIENDS OF THE BRUTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANNOUNCES THE 2018 MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE SHOW – One Performance Only!   The Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library, Inc., a non-profit organization, will present the Nineteenth Mystery Dinner Theatre fund-raising event.                When:              Friday, August 17, 2018             Where:             Hillsborough Community College – Trinkle ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    This week we grieve the loss of a wonderful man who made a tremendous impact in Plant City. Not only was Al Berry the voice of local radio for decades, the 1998 Citizen of the Year and an Associate Director for the Florida Strawberry Festival; he also was a past board member, vice president and interim president of The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce. Al stepped in as interim president ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. INTRODUCES THREE NEW CREDIT CARDS Cards Mark Community Bank’s Second Product Debut in 2018   ORLANDO, Fla. (June 14, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A. is listening to its customers’ requests for expanded services and products and is now offering three new credit card options to meet those needs. This is the second product debut this year by the Maitland-based community bank, which ...read more
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    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce Announces Support of the Tampa Bay Rays 2020 To Whom It May Concern: As Chairman of The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to announce our support of the Tampa Bay Rays 2020 effort to keep Major League baseball in Tampa Bay. As a member organization of over 630 businesses in the Plant City area we firmly believe that the Tampa Bay Rays ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    New membership options are coming to the Plant City Chamber of Commerce beginning June 1, 2018.     This new structure focuses on providing increased member value for Chamber members so that the Chamber can continue to foster an environment that is pro-business here in Plant City. On each member's renewal date, a letter will be sent explaining the new investment structure in detail and the new ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    June 1st, 2018 has been declared Lightning Appreciation Day by six area Chambers. The community is asked to wear their best "Bolts Blue" and post their favorite fan pictures to social media Friday using the hashtag #AppreciateBolts.  The Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team ended their season after winning the Atlantic Division, earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference and advancing to the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Please give a big Chamber welcome to the newest addition to our team - our summer intern, Clay!   Meet the intern: Clay Joyner is a junior at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida where he is pursuing a double major in Business Administration and Political Science. Clay is excited to hit the ground running at the Chamber, "the most thrilling part about this internship is that I am ...read more
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    Monday, May 21, 2018
    City of Plant City City Manager's Office ATTN: Plant City Downtown Merchants Starting on June 4th, the City will begin maintenance work in downtown. The affected area will be south of Baker Street, east of Wheeler Street, west of Palmer Street, and to the railroad tracks south of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  We ask for your patience during this time as workers will be pressure washing ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Free Lessons for New Swim Students at the Y Tampa, FL (May 2, 2018) – Thanks to the generosity of the Rays Baseball Foundation and United Way Suncoast, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is offering a free 3-week Safety Around Water session to kids who have never tried Tampa Y swim lessons before. Twice a week, from May 21 until June 7, certified instructors will introduce new swim lesson ...read more
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    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    WATSON CLINIC FOUNDATION HOSTS FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGSLakeland, FL — In observance of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in May, the Watson Clinic Foundation is pleased to host free skin evaluations with highly experienced dermatology providers at Watson Clinic South and Watson Clinic Highlands in Lakeland, as well as the Watson Clinic Dermatology at Sun City Center ...read more
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    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic board-certified podiatric surgeon Ripal Y, Patel, DPM is the first specialist in Polk County to offer Cartiva®, a breakthrough synthetic cartilage implant that eliminates the presence of osteoarthritis in the big toe. “Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints that afflicts tens of millions of Americans,” says Dr. Patel. “When this disease impacts the big ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
    Tampa YMCA Wants to Awaken Summer Imagination at Annual Healthy Kids Day®  Free event encourages kids to stay active and keep learning all summer long  Tampa, FL (Mar. 30, 2018) — On Saturday, April 21, the community is invited to free Healthy Kids Day® events at ten Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA locations, including the new Spurlino Family Y at Big Bend Road. Kids will be inspired to keep their ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    News releaseFor IMMEDIATE release                                                              Contact: Gil GottFEBRUARY 6, 2018                                                                            813.754.1578 / 813.417.7559    PLANT CITY PHOTO ARCHIVES TO HOLD JR. ARCHIVISTS CLUB OPEN HOUSE     PLANT CITY – The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center will hold an Open House on ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Florida E.N.T. & Allergy will soon welcome a new physician assistant!  Kimmy Nguyen, MMS, PA-C is a Florida native, originally from St. Petersburg. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, and her Masters of Medical Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville.  Kimmy is fluent in Vietnamese and in her free time enjoys traveling, cooking, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    If you have any extra Styrofoam leftover from holiday shipping, you don't have to throw it away. Dart Recycling in Plant City can recycle it for you. Paper, plastic and even cardboard are common recyclables. Foam packaging usually is not. “It's more the perception that foam can't be recycled,” said Bob West, Office Manager of Dark Recycling in Plant City.   ​“I know in our area a lot of this ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    City Manager Candidates – Plant City, Florida Plant City Selects City Manager Finalists PLANT CITY, FLORIDA (JANUARY 10, 2018) – The City of Plant City has announced the names of six finalists in the search for a new City Manager. The six finalists will have on-site interviews on January 17-19. The interview process will include community tours and candidate senior staff engagement sessions, as ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in FLORIDA Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to FLORIDA! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region THIS WINTER! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ onHistory. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 04, 2018
                                                                                                                                        News ReleaseFor IMMEDIATE release                                                                          Contact: Gil GottDecember 27, 2017                                                                              813.754.1578 / 813.417.7559      PHOTO ...read more
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