Mike & Mike’s Desserts, a Lakeland company, is debuting its vegan cupcakes in Publix GreenWise Markets next week, according to one of its co-founders, Nathaniel Kendrick, 31, of Lakeland.
The Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency initiated 105 projects in the city’s three redevelopment districts in 2021 and completed 49. They ranged from murals in Dixieland to The Well entrepreneur center on Parker Street to affordable housing projects at Twin Lakes and Vermont Place.
The stock market has been good for investors the last two years and among beneficiaries nationwide are public employee retirement plans, including the pension system for city of Lakeland employees and retirees.
As it prepares for next week’s Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, the Aerospace Center for Excellence announces it is launching ELEVATE, a business incubator on its Lakeland Linder Airport campus aimed at jump-starting aerospace and logistics enterprises.
Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro is expanding beyond its downtown roots, opening a third location in south Lakeland that will include seating for 60 and a drive-through concept designed to minimize wait time.
Local governments are being asked to sweeten the pot by a half million dollars to attract an unidentified company considering bringing 100 high-pay jobs to downtown Lakeland and investing $50 million here. The Polk County Commission approved up to $250,000 in incentives on Tuesday, and the Lakeland City Commission is expected to do the same […]
A new report from Apartmentlist.com ranks Lakeland as the 7th best city for Black professionals in the nation, scoring higher than Orlando, Tampa, Cape Coral and Miami. In all, 82 cities were included in the study. The news came as a shock to a few of the Black transplants we spoke with.
The Lakeland Economic Development Council has a plan and the city of Lakeland has its own plan for downtown Lakeland. By April, all the different master plans plotting the future of downtown Lakeland will be integrated and “visualized” on a web-based platform that allows users to see what downtown’s street grid would look like if all proposed and […]
Winners of Lakeland Chamber of Commerce annual honors, announced Tuesday night, include Donna Kay Dinkins of Keller Williams FOCUS Realty as volunteer of the year, Joe L. Ruthven as George Jenkins Award winner, and Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub as Scott Linder Small Business of the Year.
Colorful fish murals are being painted on the outside walls at the building on Memorial Boulevard where the Red Lobster chain got its start, The Ledger reports. Kentucky artist Bob Gregory is painting the aquatic scenes on the building, which is being transformed into the 5,000-square-foot Lakeland Fishing Outfitters, under the same ownership as outfitters […]