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 By Trish Pfeiffer    Business 

Peterson Cleaners Still Serving in New Location

Nugget of News from Live & Love Local... Want to give a BIG "Shout Out" to Peterson Cleaners and Randy and Ruth Peterson. A long time small business here in our little city... — Updated 10/12/2020

 By Jeff Clark    Business 

Bartow Chamber Update

Over the past six months, all of us have been affected by Covid 19 in some way, and I believe all of you would agree that no one was prepared for a crisis of this magnitude,... — Updated 10/7/2020


Where to Eat in Bartow

Bedrock Wings of Bartow 175 E. Main St. Ph. 863-537-6164 Mon.-Tues. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Full menu.... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Steve Steiner    Business

Wild at Heart Now Open for Business

For years Theresa Wilson had a dream, to open her own store. "Rick and I talked about it for years," she said of the numerous discussions between she and her husband. But there... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Steve Steiner    Business

Construction on Aldi On Schedule

Matt Thon, the Haines City division vice president for ALDI agreed to answer questions re: the Bartow ALDI store currently under construction. Q1: At what stage of progress is... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Steve Steiner    Business

September Opening for Jimmy's Famous Seafood

Currently, the restaurant, which formerly housed Curly Tails BBQ, is undergoing renovations, and while the projected opening for Jimmy's Seafood Restaurant is slated for Sept. 1,... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Please Support Local Restaurants

During these trying times when businesses are struggling to reinvent themselves to adhere to both Governor decrees and social norms as well as keeping six feet between employees,... — Updated 7/22/2020


Bartow Ford Honoring Law Enforcement at 5th Annual Back the Blue Luncheon July 30

Bartow Ford President Benny Robles Jr. is saddened by many of the negative stories that have been reported about what has happened in our nation in recent months. "I fear that the b... — Updated 7/22/2020


Belgard Announces Inaugural Backyard Giveaway Worth $15K

Belgard®, Fresh Look Outdoor (a Belgard Authorized Contractor), and Campus Landscaping are calling on Central Florida homeowners to kick-off their inaugural Custom Backyard... — Updated 7/22/2020


Ford Dealership Gives Away Two Mustangs at its 27th Annual Drive for Excellence Event

Benny Robles Jr. did something June 27 that he had never done before: He gave away two Mustangs. Robles, the President of Bartow Ford, decided to do this at the very last minute... — Updated 7/1/2020


Ford Dealership Announces Finalists for its 27th Annual Drive for Excellence Event

Bartow Ford, who recently celebrated its 72nd year in business, will soon have another reason to celebrate: The local company will hold its 27th annual Drive for Excellence by honor... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Will 2001 Audi TT Replace Beloved 2003 Mazda Miata?

"I'm back. Back in the saddle again." Song: "Back in the Saddle" Aerosmith, 1976 Album: Rocks Hello Everyone. For those that don't know exactly what Florida Pickers is now is the... — Updated 5/28/2020

 By Terri Miller    Business

Gig Economy – WEEK 3 - What I Learned from Driving for Instacart this Week

Sunday, as I completed my shop and headed out to my black SUV with a Publix bag boy in tow behind my full cart, I walked around to the passenger side of my SUV, pulled the door... — Updated 5/13/2020


7-Eleven Honors Health Care Workers and First Responders May 7 with Free Lunch

More than 800 Florida 7-Eleven® stores want to show their gratitude to the healthcare workers and first responders tirelessly battling the coronavirus. To show appreciation, Flo... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Terri Miller    Business

10 Instacart Shopping Tips and Tricks

As it turns out, I have not stayed home long enough to have an Instacart order delivered to my home so I will bring you Instacart tips and tricks I have learned as a shopper so... — Updated 5/6/2020


Suncoast Credit Union Donates $25K to Polk State College Foundation

Suncoast Credit Union, Florida's largest credit union, announced Monday that it will donate $25,000 to the Polk State College Foundation with $20,000 of the generous gift... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Terri Miller    Business

Gig Economy Offers Meaningful Work, Good Pay, Flexibility

Gig economy: A labor market characterized by the prevalence of short term contracts or freelance work as opposed to a permanent job. Gig work is certainly not new. Musicians have... — Updated 5/6/2020


Bartow Chamber, Main Street, Merchants Working Together

(Editor's Note: Bartow business owners and operators have been proactive during the pandemic, and if one goes by the daily postings on Facebook and other social media sites, the... — Updated 5/6/2020


Virtual Meeting Etiquette: 7 Tips for Being Professional during a Remote Meeting

Over the last month, we've been forced to make some major changes in our personal and professional lives. In times like these, we can be thankful that, in many cases, our... — Updated 4/22/2020


Florida TaxWatch's Work Continues to be Recognized

Florida TaxWatch's work continues to be recognized by Florida leaders and media outlets. Florida Politics just released a post-session online edition of INFLUENCE Magazine. On page... — Updated 4/15/2020


Local Attorneys Writing Wills Risk Themselves and Appear in Person Despite COVID-19

My lawyer friends who specialize in trademarks or criminal law, have had a relatively smooth switch to practicing remotely while social distancing. Some of these lawyers always... — Updated 4/15/2020


I Love My House - Deed Recording During the Shut Down

Buying a house is an exciting time! There's the thrill of it, and also the "to do" list that seems longer than the lot line. Even on a normal day, buying a house is a big deal. But... — Updated 4/8/2020


Bridge Loans Available for Businesses Hurt by COVID-19

The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida will facilitate the loan process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, for small businesses in 10 counties... — Updated 4/8/2020


Paycheck Protection Funds Available to Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages,... — Updated 4/8/2020


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