One Liners Polk: Lakeland Regional Health, La Rocca Creative Cakes and more

News announcements from Polk County

►La Rocca Creative Cakes (pictured above), based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, launched in 1,265 supermarkets owned by Lakeland-based Publix.

Lakeland-based Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate brokered a deal for a newly constructed shopping center located in Brooksville, which sold for $3.71 million.

►Florida Surgery Consultants opened its second location in Polk County, at 604 Robin Road, Suite 1, Lakeland.

►Elaine C. Thompson, president and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health system, is retiring on Dec. 31, 2020.

Rendering of Watson Clinic Urgent Care South

Watson Clinic Urgent Care South broke ground at 1033 N. Parkway Frontage Road, Lakeland.

►Twin Lakes Estates I, the first of three phases of apartment buildings for seniors, opened at 501 Hartsell Ave, Lakeland.

►Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center tied, with four other hospitals, for 21st place in Florida on the 2019-20 Best Hospitals index compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

►Prologis, a real estate and logistics company, has filed plans with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for a 1.1-million-square foot warehouse, on C. Fred Jones Boulevard, south of Interstate 4 and near the State Road 559 interchange in Auburndale.

Cory Skeates

Lakeland Chamber of Commerce president Cory Skeates was named chair-elect for the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals.

►The National Association of Counties awarded Polk County’s Helping Hands jail transition program an achievement award that honors innovative, effective, county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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