One Liners Polk: Blackton, Citrus Connection and more
News from around Polk County
► Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of a 710,962-square-foot distribution center located at 8100 State Road 33, in Lakeland. (pictured above)
► Brightway, the Charlene Rodriguez Agency, an insurance firm, moved to 231 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 216, Lakeland.
► Ohio-based coworking company CoHatch is opening at 211 E. Main St. in downtown Lakeland.
► Citrus Connection, a public transit provider in Polk County, is partnering with FlixBus USA to expand bus travel between Lakeland and points south in Florida.
► Dean Saunders, founder, managing director and senior adviser of SVN/Saunders Ralston Dantzler in Lakeland, received the Realtors Land Institute’s Apex 2020 top national producer honor.
► After a brief closure, the military gallery at the Polk County History Center reopened with a new look and new displays.
► Polk County Fire Rescue is building four new fire stations this year, with the recent approval of four more by the end of 2022.
► Trez Capital, a private real estate lender, funded a $5.55 million development loan for a new residential community in Eagle Lake, a town located off U.S. Highway 17 near Lakeland.
► Watson Clinic added Michnitza Brutus as a nurse practitioner at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland.
► The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce named Emily Mort as director of marketing and communications.
► The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce named Shannon Powers director of events and programs.
► Blackton, a Central Florida supplier of wholesale materials and supplies to the home building industry, was awarded a contract from D.R. Horton to provide flooring for 112 townhomes including models planned at Atria at Ridgewood Lakes in Davenport.
► Florida Polytechnic University will offer the state’s first bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity engineering beginning in the fall 2021 semester. The degree was recently approved by the State University System’s Board of Governors.