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Here are a Few Good Tips About Living Trusts for People of All Ages

Many people still have the wrong impression that living trusts are only for high-wealth people. While it is true that persons with large estates have added tax benefits, the... — Updated 5/26/2020

 By Drew Truitt    Business 

Granny's Kitchen in Downtown Lake Wales is the Real Thing

Creating the menu for Granny's Kitchen, Stephanie (Granny) and husband Bob chose from the many experiences Bob could draw on having owned several successful restaurants featuring... — Updated 5/26/2020

 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 5/26/2020


McKeon Chiropractic Gives Free Treatment to Local Police Officers

From his service 10 years ago as a police officer Dr. Anthony DeWald still remembers end-of-shift backaches after repeatedly getting in and out of his patrol car wearing a heavy... — Updated 5/26/2020

 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

 By Drew Truitt    Business

Sea Eye Custom Picture Framing Open for Business

Sea Eye Custom Picture Framing is a Lake Wales' best kept secret at the moment. Located within the Park Avenue Executive Suites at 244 East Park Ave., it is not well known except... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Brian Ackley    Business

City Grant Helps Melanie's Seafood Open for Take-Out Amid State Restrictions

March 20 will be a day not soon forgotten by Steve Manwell. It was the first day he and his wife opened Melanie's Seafood Company at 120 Park Avenue, becoming the inaugural local... — 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

 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


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


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 4/29/2020


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 4/15/2020


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


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 4/15/2020


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


Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM receives 2020 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Award for Excellence in Customer Experience

Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM this week announced that it has received the honor of being named a 2020 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer. The CarGurus Top Rated Dealer awards are given... — Updated 4/2/2020


Apply for Emergency Small Business Bridge Loans Online or By Mail

Due to the widespread impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), the application process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program changed this week. Eligible small... — Updated 3/26/2020


Centers for Disease Control Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this... — Updated 3/25/2020


Low Payment Kings Sponsor St. Jude Radiothon, Donate $5,000

The Low Payment Kings were the presenting sponsor of the 17th annual St Jude Radiothon on WPCV 97.5 Country. The radiothon raised a record $214,067 dollars. WPCV has raised over... — Updated 3/18/2020


Make 2020 Your Year to See Your Estate Plan with 2020 Clear Vision

Life is full of unexpected happenings. Like all good and bad things, death is also a part of life. Florida residents should acknowledge this reality and plan in advance. It ensures... — Updated 3/11/2020


Mahalak Auto Group Names New Body Shop Manager

Mike Mahalak, president of the Mahalak Auto Group recently announced the hiring of Nick Woodrum as Body Shop Manager for the Mahalak Auto Group. The Body Shop is located on the... — Updated 3/4/2020


CenterState Bank Announces Plans to Merge with South State Bank

CenterState Bank and South State Bank have announced plans to merge, with John Corbett of Winter Haven to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Their combination will create a leading... — Updated 1/28/2020


Legacy Real Estate Celebrates Opening of New Office

On Thursday Jan. 23 Legacy Real Estate Center, Inc. held the Grand Re-Opening of their new offices located at 218 East Park Avenue in Lake Wales. The event was attended by business... — Updated 1/28/2020


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