One Liners Polk: Colliers, Lakeland Regional Health and more
News from Polk County
► Colliers represented Bobeck Real Estate in the sale of an industrial property, at 5275 Drane Field Road in Lakeland, to Birtcher Anderson & Davis for $22.25 million. (Pictured above)
► Florida Southern College and Florida Polytechnic University announced an exclusive, public-private partnership that will allow Florida Poly students to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Southern in five years or less.
► Land adjacent to the Sam’s Club, on Lakeland Highlands Road, was selected as the site of a new Veterans Administration clinic that’s expected to be completed in 2024.
► The Aerospace Center for Excellence, in Lakeland, home of the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, named Doug Jeanes its executive director.
► Lakeland Fire Chief Douglas Riley was selected as the 2020 Florida Fire Chief of the Year.
► Three Lakeland social-service organizations — Gospel, Talbot House Ministries and Peace River Center — are readying for facility improvements afforded by COVID-19 grants by the Polk County Commission and funded by the federal CARES Act.
► Leon Tucker was named executive editor of The Ledger.
► NAACP‘s Lakeland Branch named retired Air Force Lt. Col. Terry Coney as president.
► Mr. & Mrs. Crab will open at 3770 Lakeside Village Court, Lakeland.
► The RP Funding Center’s new concessionaire, Levy Premium Foodservice replaced Spectra, which provided food service to the center since 2009.
► Blackton, a supplier for the homebuilding industry, was awarded a contract worth more than $1.6 million to provide high-end flooring materials for Glen at West Haven, on Buckingham Drive off U.S. Highway 27, in Davenport.
► Lakeland Regional Health broke ground on a 96-bed, $46 million behavioral health center along Lakeland Hills Boulevard.
► Krazy Kombucha has plans to move into a brick-and-mortar space at 1030 S. Floria Ave., Lakeland.
► Lakeland-based Publix launched Feeding More Together, a new program to help alleviate hunger in the communities it serves with produce purchased by Publix from Southeastern farmers and delivered directly to food banks and with nonperishable food items funded by customer donations at the register.
► Tenoroc High School, in Lakeland, is now offering Doggy Day Care a four-year veterinary assisting program that allows students to graduate as certified veterinary assistants.