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.
►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.
►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.