PolkPartners

Welcome to PolkPartners, a collection of web links about Polk County, Florida.  This not-for-profit web site is a joint venture between all Polk County cities, chambers, educational institutions, economic development initiatives, governments, media, tourist attractions, and workforce programs.  Our goal is to provide the web visitor with a comprehensive resource to all Polk County resources on the Internet.  PolkPartners was founded by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Development Council, and The Ledger.



Auburndale Chamber of Commerce
www.auburndalechamber.com
 

Bartow Chamber of Commerce
www.bartowchamber.com
The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce will promote business and economic development for the benefit of our community.

Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce
www.hainescity.com
The Greater Haines City Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing a network for all businesses in which they can thrive and prosper.

Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce
www.lakelandchamber.com
To be the leading organization dedicated to creating a climate where business can prosper.

Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce
www.lakewaleschamber.com
 

Mulberry Chamber of Commerce
www.mulberrychamber.org
Included on the Mulberry Chamber Web Site is:  A membership directory, history of the City, list of area clubs, schools, churches and local attractions.

Winter Haven Chamber
www.winterhavenfl.com

A city amidst 16 canal-connected lakes and home to beautiful Cypress Gardens.
 

Florida Southern College
www.flsouthern.edu
Florida Southern delivers a value-based, liberal arts education in a familial atmosphere that fosters exceptionally close, life-shaping relationships.

Polk County School Board
www.polk-fl.net
Polk County Public Schools, serving the educational needs of 80,000 students and their families.

Polk State College
www.polk.edu
Polk State College offers over 190 quality educational programs and annually serves over 20,000 students. PSC has two full-service campuses (in Lakeland and Winter Haven) and two centers (the Airside Center near the Lakeland Airport, and the JD Alexander Center in the renovated former Lake Wales City Hall). The college continues its commitment to serve the communityís higher educational needs.

Southeastern University
www.seuniversity.edu
Southeastern University is a four-year, coeducational, Christian liberal arts university, accredited to award bachelorís and masterís degrees. Located in Lakeland, Florida, the university offers 42 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs, and has captured national attention for its rapid growth in enrollment and facilities in recent years.  

University of South Florida Polytechnic
www.poly.usf.edu
USF Polytechnic is the state's only polytechnic university and provides upper level undergraduate and graduate students with an extraordinary opportunity to experience applied learning and research in a personalized setting: small class sizes, convenient locations, innovative programs and flexible formats.

Warner Southern College
www.warner.edu
Warner Southern, a Christian college in the liberal arts tradition, is committed to the search for truth in the context of Christian faith and academic excellence through traditional undergraduate programs, degree completion programs for working adults, and the Master of Business Administration degree program.

Webber International University
www.webber.edu
 
Webber has been serving the needs of the business community by preparing its students for a life in the exciting world of business for 75 years. It is a not-for-profit private business college 

Webster International University
www.webster.edu/lakeland
Webster University is a private, nonprofit, accredited University that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in many fields. Currently the University enrolls approximately 22,000 students worldwide and is dedicated to academic excellence, innovation in higher education, meeting the needs of students in an ever-changing world and incorporating an international perspective throughout the curriculum.  

MyPolkCounty.com
www.mypolkcounty.com
MyPolkCounty.com is Polk County's on-line gateway to all local, regional, state and federal online government services.

Polk County Board of County Commissioners
www.polk-county.net
 

Polk County Charter Review Commission
www.polkcharter.com
The Polk County Charter Commission is appointed under the authority of the Polk County Charter to consider whether any amendments or revisions need to be proposed to the voters for their approval in the November 2002 general election. The Commission has thirteen members who are appointed by county commissioners and county constitutional officers.

Polk County Clerk of Courts
http://www.polkcountyclerk.net
The Clerk of the Circuit Court for Polk County is the Clerk of the Courts, County Recorder and Clerk and Auditor to the Board of County Commissioners.

Polk County Property Appraiser
www.polkpa.org
 

Polk County Sheriff
www.polksheriff.org
Information about the Sheriff's Office, news releases, most wanted fugitives, Crime Stoppers, warrants/jail inquiries, job openings, and more.

Polk County Supervisor of Elections
www.polkelections.com
This site provides demographics, election results, information about becoming a pollworker, how to register to vote and how to obtain absentee ballots, and more.

Polk County Tax Collector
www.polktaxes.com
The Tax Collector's Office for Polk County, Florida provides online, mail-in and walk-in payment services for vehicle, vessel and mobile home transactions (titles-tags-decals), as well as property taxes, county occupational "license" taxes, hunting and fishing licenses and tourist development taxes.

Focus on Leadership
Web Site
Focus on Leadership is designed to expose minority leaders to mainstream community life and prepare them to serve in civic leadership positions.

Bay News Nine
www.baynews9.com
Find Polk County school and governmental listings, as well as, community events and local news on baynews9.com, "Your Neighborhood" page. You can even place local event information such as yard sales and church events on the Polk County Bulletin Board.

Hall Communications Radio Group
http://www.halllakeland.com/

Hall Communications is "Central Florida's Big 4" -  Polk County's #1 Source for broadcast information and entertainment from Radio Stations
WONN WPCV
WLKF WWRZ

The Ledger
www.theledger.com
The Ledger Online includes daily news and classified ads from The Ledger, Polk County's largest daily newspaper, as well as specialized Web content such as our Guide to Polk and Best Bites Dining Guide.

The News Chief
www.newschief.com
 

WBF
www.wwbf.com
Oldies 1130 WBF is Polk County's home for Good Time Oldies, Bartow Yellow Jackets, Florida Gators, NASCAR Auto Racing. Local news, sports and weather along with school, civic and church announcements, plus you can buy, sell or trade on the WBF Shopper. 1130 on your AM dial.
   

Historic Bok Sanctuary
www.boktower.org
 

Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau
www.sunsational.org
 

Fantasy of Flight
www.fantasyofflight.com
Fantasy of Flight, World's Greatest Aircraft Collection, Official Site.

Sun N Fun Fly In
www.sun-n-fun.org
Sun 'n Fun EAA Fly-In is the second largest week-long aviation convention in the United States and also maintains a year-round sport aviation museum (Florida Air Museum) that hosts many year-round events.
   

CareerSource Polk
www.careersourcepolk.com
facebook.com/cspfl
twitter.com/cspfl
Connecting employers with qualified, skilled talent and job seekers with employment and career development opportunities in Polk County, Florida

Auburndale
www.auburndalefl.com/city.html
 
 

Bartow
www.cityofbartow.net
The city of oaks and azaleas est. 1850, and is the county seat of Polk County.

Davenport
(863) 419-3300
 
 

Dundee
www.townofdundee.com
Known as the Doorway to the Ridge, Dundee serves as a growing bedroom community to larger neighboring cities and as a host to tourists visiting some of the world's most famous attractions, a short drive away.

Eagle Lake
www.eaglelake-fla.com
 

Fort Meade
www.state.fl.us/ftmeade
 

Frostproof
(863) 635-7855
 
 

Haines City
www.ci.haines-city.fl.us
The City of Haines City's Official Site.

Lakeland
www.lakelandgov.net
The official web site of the City of Lakeland.  This site provides information on Upcoming Meeting Schedules, Agendas and Minutes, City sponsored community events, Departments and Services available throughout the City, Employment Opportunities, and an always growing list of online features and services.

Lake Alfred
www.ci.lake-alfred.fl.us
 
 

Lake Wales
www.cityoflakewales.com
The City of Lake Wales municipal web site provides information about our city government and services as well as information about the Lake Wales area.

Mulberry
(863) 425-1125
 
 

Polk City
www.mypolkcity.org
The Polk City Web site provides information about city services and discusses the city's history.

Winter Haven
http://www.mywinterhaven.com
The official web site of the City of Winter Haven.

Explorations V Children's Museum
www.explorationsv.com
"A hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning" with two floors of interactive exhibits and programs that celebrate the five senses.

Florida Dance Theatre
www.floridadancetheatre.org
Florida Dance Theatre is Polk County's only professional dance company and training academy. Our mission is to bring the art of dance to the community through entertainment,education and outreach

The Lakeland Center
www.thelakelandcenter.com
From outstanding facilities, to professional services that are second to none. The most versatile Sports, Entertainment and Convention complex in the heart of Central Florida.

Lake Wales Arts Council
www.cityoflakewales.com/arts/
The mission of the Lake Wales Arts Council is to promote, encourage and celebrate the arts for the enhancement of community life. Our vision is that the community of Lake Wales will be recognized as a cultural center of the county.

Lake Wales Depot Museum
www.cityoflakewales.com/depot/
Preserving the Past for the Benefit of the Future -- It is the goal of the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, popularly known as The Depot Museum, to serve as the means by which the historical record of Lake Wales --both past and present-- may be preserved and shared with the citizens of the community.

Polk County Historical & Genealogical Library
polk-county.net/library.html
The  Polk County Historical & Genealogical Library is under the authority of the BOCC and administered by the Community Services Department and Parks and Recreation Division. We have one of the LARGEST Genealogical and Historical collections in the Southeast United States!

Polk County Library Cooperative
www.pclc.lib.fl.us
The Polk County Library Cooperative is made up of 15 libraries. The Cooperative consists of 13 municipal public libraries, a historical & genealogical library, and a law library.

Polk Museum of Art
www.polkmuseumofart.org
The Polk Museum of Art is a private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida.

Polk Theatre
www.polktheatre.org
This restored historic vaudeville/movie palace offers quality films each weekend and a series of live Broadway performances each season. Free tours of this landmark are also available. Check our Web site for complete information.

Ridge Art Association
www.ridgeart.org
Located in Winter Haven's Chain O' Lakes Complex, Ridge Art Association is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that has been dedicated to enhancing the awareness and appreciation of the Fine Arts through exhibitions and educational programs for more than 50 years for Polk County's residents and visitors."

Central Florida Development Council
www.cfdc.org
Central Florida Development Council the economic development agency for the Board of County Commissioners. Access online information relating to a variety of subjects including: an available land and building database for businesses seeking site expansion or relocation assistance, a complete searchable database of over 15,000 Polk County businesses and a comprehensive demographic profile.

East Polk Committee of 100
www.epc100.org
The East Polk Committee of 100 represents "The Power of the Region" by way of an organized coalition of communities and businesses working together for economic growth and betterment of the entire East Polk County area.

Lakeland Economic Development Council
lakelandchamber.com/ledc
/
Online resource for Lakeland Economic Development information, including demographic atlas, available properties and much more.

Haines City Economic Development Council
www.hainescityedc.com
/
The Haines City EDC, a 501C-6 public/private not-for-profit organization, works to make Haines City more economically sound by seeking investment from diversity of sectors, including industry, communities, education, finance, agriculture, investment, government, and public interest groups.

Motion Picture & Television Office
www.filmcentralflorida.com
Central Florida's Polk County's Motion Picture Television Office website, provides the entertainment industry with one stop information on everything they need to know from locations, to production crews, to permitting - all in one place.

Polk County Sports Marketing
www.centralfloridasports.com
Your total guide to competitive and recreational sports in Central Florida's Polk County.

Florida Small Business Development Center at the Central Florida Development Council
www.smbdc.org
The Small and Minority Business Development Center exists to assist all phases of business development. The Center engages the services of Polk County professionals who lend their expertise to a business' growth and stability. The SMBDC is the result of a partnership between the Small Business Administration, University of South Florida and the Central Florida Development Council, Inc.