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    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    New Senior Living Community Coming to the Strawberry CapitalPalm Cove Living, Plant City’s Newest Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Now Leasing  PLANT CITY, Fla. February 27, 2020 – Local Plant City senior living developers partner with nationally recognized Solinity to bring world class, locally owned and operated senior housing options to the strawberry capital. Palm Cove Living is Plant ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ken Torisky National Inventors Hall of Fame Phone: 234-901-6085 E-mail: ktorisky@invent.org Camp Invention Summer STEM Program Coming to Arthur Boring Civic Center Nationally Recognized Program Inspires Local K-6 Students to Become Confident Problem Solvers Plant City, FL – February 25, 2020 — Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla., February 24th, 2020— Bank of Central Florida is embarking on a new journey with an exciting growth initiative called Vision 2025. Over the next five years, we will be expanding across Central Florida into new markets. The Bank of Central Florida team is embracing Vision 2025 and the idea of propelling forward together. We care about our community and know how to build strong ...read more
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    Friday, February 07, 2020
    Contact: Michael O’NeillCWI Logistics, Winter Haven, FLP: 863-967-1940F: 863-551-1620www.cwi-logistics.com.com  CWI Logistics Promotes Tony Goleno to Vice President of Transportation Management  CWI Logistics, a provider of an array of 3rd party logistics services across warehousing, cold storage, transportation and packaging, today announced the promotion of Tony Goleno to Vice President of ...read more
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    Friday, February 07, 2020
    Contact: Michael O’NeillCWI Logistics, Winter Haven, FLP: 863-967-1940F: 863-551-1620www.cwi-logistics.com.com  CWI Logistics Promotes Sarah Latimer to Vice President of Administration  CWI Logistics, a provider of an array of 3rd party logistics services across warehousing, cold storage, transportation and packaging, today announced the promotion of Sarah Latimer to Vice President of ...read more
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    Friday, February 07, 2020
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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
     01/23/2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIncluded are all scheduled programs for children happening during February at Bruton Memorial Library. All programs are open to the public.For more information, please contact Amanda Preece, Youth Services Associate, at 813-757-9215 ext 4409 or apreece@plantcitygov.comFebruary 2020  Paws for Reading with Tanner the Therapy Dog!Mondays, February 3, 10 & 24 6:00 ...read more
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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Included are all scheduled programs for adults happening during February at Bruton Memorial Library. All programs are open to the public. For more information, please contact the library’s front desk, at 813-757-9215. February 2020Mahjong ClassThursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMFebruary 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Whether you’re a first-time player or a seasoned expert, join us ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. APPOINTS SUSAN MAURER AS SVP, MARKET EXECUTIVE  ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2020) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently named Susan Maurer as SVP, Market Executive. In this role, Maurer will develop relationships with Axiom’s commercial partners and create opportunities for growth in the Tampa Bay area.  With over four decades of experience working in ...read more
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    WATSON CLINIC URGENT CARE SOUTH NOW OPENLakeland, FL – Watson Clinic newest facility – Watson Clinic Urgent Care South – is now open and available to serve the community with minimal to no wait times. Specializing in the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries without the need for an appointment, Watson Clinic Urgent Care South is located on the Watson Clinic South campus at 1033 North Parkway ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    CareerSource Tampa Bay kicks-off Summer Job Connection 2020 ~Online applications are now being accepted~ ~More than 1,500 paid summer internships are available~ TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is inviting Hillsborough County youth ages 16 to 24 to participate in a summer youth employment program. The 2020 Summer Job Connection program will provide part-time paid work-experience for more ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    CareerSource Tampa Bay Announces Business and Education Summit ~Vision 2020 to understand business and education demands for the Tampa Bay job market~ TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay will hold a business and education summit on Friday, February 28, 2020. Vision 2020: Business and Education Summit will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. with business networking ...read more
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    Friday, December 20, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently hired Mercedis Couillard as VP, Payment Solutions Relationship Manager. In this role, Couillard will work with Axiom Bank’s clients to provide adaptable payment solutions that further their business and financial goals.  Couillard has over three decades of experience in financial management, ...read more
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    Monday, December 16, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. HIRES AMY CARLSON AS VP, COMMERCIAL TEAM LEAD  ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently hired Amy Carlson as VP, Commercial Team Lead. In this role, Carlson will work with Axiom’s commercial clients throughout Central Florida to help them achieve their business goals.  Carlson has over two decades of experience in ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    NEWS RELEASE Disaster Field Operations Center East Release Date: Dec. 10, 2019 Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 Michael.Lampton@sba.gov Release Number: 20-120, FL 16181SBA Disaster Assistance Deadline Reminder for Florida Businesses and Residents Affected by Tornadoes as a Result of Tropical Storm Nestor ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Three Big Advantages of Local BanksUrjit PatelWhen it’s time to choose a bank, you have plenty of options. From the industry giants you see on TV commercials to the community bank down the street, they all have a different set of perks for the consumer. So, which do you choose?Community banks are locally owned and operated across just a few cities and neighborhoods – which means they have a unique ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    Summiting Debt Mountain By Urjit Patel Saving money is the path to financial security: It gives you the ability to recover from large expenses, to invest in a better quality of life and to sleep peacefully at night. You can pay for what you need, when you need it, without sacrificing your comfort and happiness. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to make that ideal a reality. According to a CNN ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. HIRES JOE DEAR AS SVP, COMMERCIAL TEAM LEAD  ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently hired Joe Dear as SVP, Commercial Team Lead. In this role, Dear is responsible for helping the bank’s commercial clients in Central Florida grow their businesses.  Dear has nearly three decades of experience in asset management, ...read more
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    Friday, September 20, 2019
    2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Announced Plant City Christmas Parade, Inc. announces the 2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshals will be David and Diane Brewington. The Brewington’s are mainstays in Plant City and they have supported the community and our youth for decades. Plant City’s Home-town Christmas Parade, “Celebrate the Season – 2019”, will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. HIRES LISA JOHANNING AS VP, CONSUMER LOAN PROGRAM MANAGER  ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently welcomed Lisa Johanning as VP, Consumer Loan Program Manager. In this role, Johanning will oversee the development and introduction of new credit lines for retail customers.  Johanning has more than 15 years of direct and ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Saint Leo University Ranked as Best Value in South for 2020 by U.S. News Earns Top Rankings in Best Regional University, Best for Veterans, Campus Ethnic Diversity ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) was ranked as one of the best regional universities and best values in higher education in the South in 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, which was released ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Community Invited to Provide Input on Next Superintendent for Hillsborough Schools          Tampa, Fla. – (August 27, 2019) – Hillsborough County Public Schools has launched a webpage to provide information on how students, parents, district staff and the community can provide input on our district’s search for the next Superintendent.A Community Survey is now live and everyone is invited to ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. PROMOTES JOSHUA OCAMPO AS DIGITAL BANKING RELATIONSHIP MANAGER   ORLANDO, Fla. (August 14, 2019) – Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently promoted Joshua Ocampo to Digital Banking Relationship Manager. In this role, Ocampo will oversee the continued growth of Axiom Bank’s digital services and products.   “Josh has been instrumental in identifying ...read more
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    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Crack the Code to Building a Solid Credit ScoreBy Urjit Patel  When it comes to big financial moves like buying a car or home, renting an apartment or taking out a personal loan, your credit score carries a lot of weight. The higher your score, the better your chances of getting good interest rates and loan terms.  And rates and terms aren’t the only thing that your score can impact.  According ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 18, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently named Scott Leitner as VP, Commercial Relationship Manager. In this role, Leitner will develop commercial relationships and drive revenue growth.  “Scott’s diverse background in law and business brings a wealth of knowledge to our team,” said Ted Sheppe, Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    PLANT CITY, FLA. (PRWEB) APRIL 12, 2019. The Hampton Inn by Hilton Plant City has been recognized by Hilton with a Lighthouse Award. The award signifies the hotel as one of the top performing properties within the brand and is only presented to those hotels that have excelled in service and growing customer loyalty. Naples Hotel Group has been managing the hotel since it opened in March of ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Vacationing on a budgetBy Urjit Patel   With summer right around the corner, many of us are thinking about vacations we want to take. But the cost of booking a getaway can be intimidating – and for some, not feasible. According to CreditDonkey, the average vacation costs $1,145 per person, or $4,580 for a family of four.   But it is possible to save money while enjoying a nice vacation. Check ...read more
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    Thursday, May 30, 2019
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    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    Clearwater, FL., May 14, 2019 – An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraudulent consumer goods are ubiquitous, difficult to tell apart from the legitimate products they are counterfeiting, and stem from a large network of organized criminals and credit card processing mechanisms that are willing to support them.  Research shows that eight in 10 Americans ...read more
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    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. PROMOTES G. HUNT DAWKINS TO VP, SBA DIVISION MANAGER  ORLANDO, Fla. (May 17, 2019) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a Maitland-based community bank serving customers in Central Florida and beyond, promoted G. Hunt Dawkins to the position of VP, SBA Division Manager. In his new role, Dawkins will lead Axiom’s programs for extending government-guaranteed loans to small businesses.  Dawkins ...read more
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    Monday, May 20, 2019
    We are happy to announce our new partnership with Lunar Cow Publishing, a firm specializing in destination marketing, for the production of our annual Plant City Magazine!  We are excited about the opportunities this new publication will offer you. The 2019 Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce Plant City Magazine is our premier promotional piece and it is the first resource that community ...read more
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    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 15, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently named Van Firios as VP, Commercial Relationship Manager. In this role, Firios will develop commercial relationships and drive revenue growth.  “Van is results-focused and relationship-oriented, with a long track record of serving commercial customers,” said Ted Sheppe, Executive Vice President, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    AXIOM BANK DONATES $200,000 TO EMORY UNIVERSITY TO HELP DEVELOP NEW TREATMENTS FOR BRAIN DISEASESORLANDO, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, has donated $200,000 to the Emory Brain Health Center. This gift will help fund further research aimed at developing new treatments for brain diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s and depression ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    Five Things Mom Taught Us About Money That We’ll Never ForgetBy Urjit Patel As we celebrate Mother’s Day, there’s no better time to reflect on the lessons we learned from our moms. From making the bed to writing a thank-you note, moms teach us countless skills and habits to guide us through life. And if we’re fortunate, that advice includes how to make the most of our money.Here are five pieces ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    Local High School Seniors Awarded ScholarshipsThe Plant City Chamber Foundation honored six graduating seniors this month.   Plant City, FL: The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce Foundation is the philanthropic branch of the Chamber. Its main function is ensuring our community’s bright future via supporting education initiatives locally. Each year, applications are extended to area high ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. PROMOTES PETE LONGO TO VP, DIGITAL BANKING  ORLANDO, Fla. (April 3, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently promoted Pete Longo to VP, Digital Banking. In this role, Longo will further enhance and grow the bank’s digital service line.  “Pete has demonstrated his expertise in the field of emerging banking technology, which aligns with the shift ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    5 Essential Things Every Parent Needs to Teach Their Teens about Saving MoneyBy Urjit Patel   If there’s one huge gift we as parents can give our kids, it’s the knowledge they need to grow up to be financially stable adults.   As National Teach Your Child to Save Day rolls around this month (April 12), now is the perfect time to start teaching best practices for savings. And with the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    It is time to start thinking about summer activities for area youth!  The Plant City Recreation & Parks Department’s Youth Summer Program will kick off registration for their 2019 session with discounted registration during the week of March 25.  Anyone registering during the first week of registration will receive a $10 discount on their registration fee!  The program includes supervised ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    You may have seen the red bucket that has started showing up at chamber networking events, you may have even seen the sign requesting you drop your business card in the bucket. But if you've been wondering what the deal with this mysterious bucket is - you are not alone.  Beginning in January 2019, the Plant City Chamber launched a new initiative to recognize members who are involved, regularly ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    AXIOM BANK, N.A. APPOINTS TWO NEW AREA MANAGERS FOR TAMPA AND ORLANDO MARKETS  ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2019) –Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently hired Jennifer Waddell as Vice President, Area Manager in Orlando and promoted Dwayne Haugabrook as Vice President, Area Manager in Tampa. In their new roles, Waddell and Haugabrook will oversee day-to-day operations and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Saint Leo University today was named as providing two of the best online programs in the United States, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs edition. While Saint Leo’s main campus is north of Tampa, FL, the university teaches students online around the world and at more than 30 campuses in seven states including in Lakeland. The university’s Flexible Learning ...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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    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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