As Lakeland Chamber of Commerce leaders pursue plans to develop a business resource center, they’re floating an idea: Instead of moving into a new facility, why not double the size of the 1926 building they’ve used for 51 years?
Four declared candidates for Lakeland City Commission — three of them running for the same seat — and two candidates for Polk County Commission are among a dozen people who recently completed a course designed to develop business-minded elected officials.
In a decade that has seen little good news for the newspaper industry, The Ledger has a reason to cheer: The Lakeland newspaper and its Daytona Beach counterpart have been awarded a contract to print The Orlando Sentinel.
Aircraft manufacturer Triton Aerospace (web) bought the South Lakeland Airport (web) near State Road 60 for $2 million and says it will hire about 100 employees for its operation that will focus on training Chinese pilots to fly its light sport airplanes.
Saying the current form of city government “best serves the interests of the community,” the political arm of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce voted today to oppose the proposal to change to a strong mayor system.
Publix Super Markets tied with New York’s Wegman’s for top honors in a national survey of grocery customer loyalty. Trader Joe’s came in second, and Wal-mart ranked last among 23 businesses included in the survey.