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A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce<br />

In This Issue:<br />

• New Members<br />

• Renewing Members<br />

• <strong>March</strong> Fun Facts<br />

• Save the Date - Caladium<br />

Festival<br />

VisitLakePlacidFL.com


DID YOU KNOW?<br />

Mission<br />

Statement<br />

The Greater Lake Placid<br />

Chamber of Commerce is<br />

organized as a voluntary<br />

partnership of agribusiness,<br />

business,<br />

professional people and<br />

area residents working<br />

together to provide<br />

community awareness,<br />

build a healthy economy,<br />

and to sustain the quality<br />

of life in the greater Lake<br />

Placid area.<br />

*The Lake Placid Chamber of<br />

Commerce had over 10700 visitors,<br />

and received over 4800 phone call<br />

providing information to visitors and<br />

residents alike.<br />

*Our Facebook page reaches over 6K<br />

people.<br />

*We Send out an email blast to over<br />

600 contacts every week.<br />

Advertising &<br />

Promotion<br />

Opportunities<br />

• <strong>Newsletter</strong><br />

Advertising<br />

• Website<br />

Advertising<br />

• Sponsorships<br />

(Mixers,<br />

Luncheons)<br />

• Keep Lake Placid<br />

Beautiful Islands<br />

Call, visit, or email the<br />

Chamber office for<br />

information and pricing.<br />

The Greater Lake<br />

Placid Chamber<br />

of Commerce<br />

18 N. Oak Ave. Lake<br />

Placid, FL 33852<br />

863.465.4331<br />

information@lpfla.com<br />

Did you know that your membership includes<br />

referrals from the Chamber when visitors pass<br />

through or call? Please make sure that we have<br />

your latest brochures and business cards to<br />

display in our office. Your business’s success is<br />

our business!<br />

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Please Welcome our<br />

New Members<br />

Lake Placid Freshwater<br />

Charter and Guide<br />

Dennis Crenshaw, Sr.<br />

126 Roland St. NW<br />

Lake Placid, FL 33852<br />

863-441-2784<br />

www.lakeplacidfreshwaterandguide.com<br />

Drc-sr@yahoo.com<br />

4M Cleaning, Inc<br />

David & Courtney Morris<br />

Lake Placid, FL 33852<br />

863-273-1716<br />

Superior Estate Services<br />

Margaret Dear<br />

14021 US Hwy 27 South<br />

Sebring, FL 33876<br />

863-633-0127<br />

info@superiorestateservices.com<br />

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February Renewing Members<br />

*Tru by Hilton -Sebring<br />

*Rotary Club - Noon<br />

*Rising Son Ministries, Inc<br />

*Highlands Regional Medical Center<br />

*GNM Hough<br />

*Seminole Casino - Brighton<br />

*C.L. Wilson Construction, Inc<br />

*Sugar Sand Distillery<br />

*Placid Lakes Home & Property Owners Assoc., Inc.<br />

*Seminole Tire Company of Lake Placid, Inc.<br />

*Main Street America, an Eatery, Inc.<br />

*Precise Painting & Pressure Cleaning<br />

*Mid Florida IT<br />

*MidFlorida Credit Union - Gold Sponsors<br />

*Small town Girl Insurance, Inc<br />

*Heartland Food Reservoir, Inc<br />

*Lake and Land Realty of Highlands Co.<br />

*Accounting by McQueen<br />

Thank You for your continued support!<br />

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Membership Luncheon Dates for <strong>2022</strong>:<br />

April 13th<br />

September 14th<br />

November 9th<br />

Locations and menu’s are to be announced. Watch<br />

our weekly email blast for up-to-date luncheon<br />

information.<br />

Are you interested in Volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce or know someone who<br />

might? We would love to have you! Volunteering consists of answering phones,<br />

interacting with guests, and having FUN! We currently have just a few openings, and<br />

would love the opportunity to talk with you about it!<br />

Interested individuals should contact Jennifer or Nicole at 863-465-4331 or email us at<br />

information@lpfla.com.<br />

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*Office Supplies<br />

*Copy/Print Service<br />

*Fax Service<br />

*Laminating<br />

*Notary<br />

*We Pack & Ship<br />

*Mail Box Rental<br />

*Packing Supplies<br />

*Shredding<br />

204 S Main Avenue<br />

Lake Placid, FL 33852<br />

863-465-1661 863-531-0081<br />

Fax: 863 - 465 -1799<br />

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Convenient Care<br />

In Lake Placid<br />

Cardiology<br />

AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiology at Lake Placid*<br />

Family Medicine<br />

AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Lake Placid*<br />

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Ramon<br />

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Antonio<br />

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Urology<br />

AdventHealth Medical Group Urology at Lake Placid*<br />

Vascular Medicine<br />

AdventHealth Medical Group Vascular Medicine at Lake Placid*<br />

Ronald<br />

Chee-Awai, MD<br />

Sylvester<br />

Onyishi, MD<br />

Shahnaz<br />

Punjani, MD<br />

Thomas<br />

Shimshak, MD<br />

863-402-3627(DOCS)<br />

201 US Highway 27 South, Lake Placid, FL 33852<br />

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The Ides of <strong>March</strong><br />

“You may have heard the phrase “beware the Ides of <strong>March</strong>,” but<br />

what is an Ides and what’s there to fear? The Ides is actually a<br />

day that comes about every month, not just in <strong>March</strong>—according<br />

to the ancient Roman calendar, at least. The Romans tracked time<br />

much differently than we do now, with months divided into<br />

groupings of days counted before certain named days: the<br />

Kalends at the beginning of the month, the Ides at the middle, and<br />

the Nones between them. In a 31-day month such as <strong>March</strong>, the<br />

Kalends was day 1, with days 2–6 being counted as simply<br />

“before the Nones.” The Nones fell on day 7, with days 8–14<br />

“before the Ides” and the 15th as the Ides. Afterward the days were<br />

counted as “before the Kalends” of the next month. In shorter<br />

months these days were shifted accordingly.<br />

You have probably heard of the Ides of <strong>March</strong>, however, because<br />

it is the day Roman statesman Julius Caesar was assassinated.<br />

The immortal words “Beware the Ides of <strong>March</strong>” are uttered in<br />

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to the leader by a fortuneteller.<br />

Other bad things have happened on <strong>March</strong> 15, of course,<br />

but there’s probably no reason to beware <strong>March</strong>’s Ides more than<br />

the Ides of any other month.”<br />

Taken from : https://www.britannica.com/story/what-is-the-ides-of-march<br />

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Save the date<br />

www.caladiumfestival.org<br />

Caladium Arts & Cras Co-op<br />

Unique Arts & Cras Shop<br />

Original, handcrafted art and crafts<br />

For any person in your life...<br />

Or Room in your house!<br />

Get updates about programs,<br />

services, energy tips, outages<br />

and more<br />

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GLADESELECTRICCOOPERATIVE<br />

863.946.6200<br />

GladesElectric.com<br />

Office locations:<br />

214 Hwy 70 West, Lake Placid<br />

26733 Hwy 27, Moore Haven<br />

Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Closed Sun. & Mon.<br />

132 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL<br />

863-699-5940<br />

www.caladiumarts.org<br />

Facebook.com/CaladiumArtsCras<br />

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Meet Your Chamber<br />

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE<br />

President of the Board<br />

Donald Clarke<br />

Clarke Pest Control<br />

Clarke Self Storage<br />

Vice President<br />

Bill Brantley<br />

Brantley Construction<br />

Secretary<br />

Kim Miller<br />

Clarke Pest Control<br />

Treasurer<br />

Curtis Slade III<br />

First Insurance of Lake<br />

Placid<br />

Past President<br />

Vicki Spires<br />

MidFlorida Credit Union<br />

DIRECTORS<br />

Tiffany Bender<br />

Mary Birge<br />

Jean Deuth<br />

John Varady<br />

Gilbert Randall<br />

Katie Wilson<br />

ADMINISTRATION<br />

Executive Director<br />

Jennifer Bush<br />

Administrative Assistant<br />

Nicole Shrout<br />

CHAMBER EMISSARIES<br />

Mary Birge<br />

SouthState Bank<br />

Jean Deuth<br />

Lake and Land Realty<br />

of Highlands<br />

Vicki Spires<br />

MidFlorida Credit Union<br />

VALUED VOLUNTEERS<br />

Patti Boone<br />

Ann Bowers<br />

Grace Butcher<br />

Maryel Clare<br />

Lil Eurich<br />

Maxine Fidler<br />

Patti Gale<br />

Wanda Hatfield<br />

Krestina Heaton<br />

Victoria Henley<br />

Mary Hogan<br />

Cheryl Mysliwy<br />

Mary Nell Naumann<br />

Alice Oldford<br />

Carole Petersen<br />

Sandy Rossborough<br />

Linda Sexsmith<br />

Bettie Zima<br />

For Volunteer<br />

opportunities contact the<br />

Chamber office.<br />

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Thank you<br />

to our Gold, Silver, &<br />

Bronze members for their<br />

Continued Support!<br />

Lisa Sherman, C.P.A., P.A.<br />

Certified Public Accountant<br />

Dedicated to providing our<br />

clients with professional,<br />

personalized service.<br />

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Of Lake Placid, Inc.<br />

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863.465.2835<br />

Fax 863.465.3323<br />

255 E. I B.<br />

L P, FL 33852<br />

863-465-7000<br />

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