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A Publication of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

In This Issue:

• Renewing Members

• New Members

• Cookbooks for sale

• Shopping Event

• Christmas Parade

• Ribbon Cutting

• Annual Banquet

• Award Nominations

VisitLakePlacidFL.com

Sugarplumsdancinginourheads!

CountryFair,RaginCajun,CaladiumFestival,Car&Bike

Show,ChristmasParade,6ribboncuttings,1Groundbreaking

morethan25newmembers,luncheons,andmixers‘ohmy!

We’vehadagreat2022andlookforwardto2023withso

muchmore!

ThankyoutoTheBoardofDirectors,ourmembers,

volunteers,andthisamazingcommunityweallcallhome.

MerryChristmas!

HappyNewYear!

Mayyourtroublesbeless,andyourblessingsbemore,and

nothingbuthappinesscomethroughyourdoor!

-Jennifer Bush

ExecutiveDirector


decEMBER

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January

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February

4-5

cHRISTMAS

pARADE

Annual

Chamber

Banquet

Country

Fair

Indicates a Chamber sponsored event**

decEMBER

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January

26

Downtown

Chamber

Mixer

LakePlacid

Embroidery&More

RibbonCutting&

Mixer

February

18 Ragin’Cajun

DateNight

april

15

comedy

Night

July

28-30

Caladium

Festival

July Caladium

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Festival

Carshow

Formoreinformationvisitourwebsite

atwww.lpfla.com

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$75

Per plate

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Send in your

nomination for the

Harry Seeber

Memorial Award!

Complete the form below and return it

to the Chamber at:

18 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid,

or email it as a PDF to

Jennifer@lpfla.com

The deadline for

nominations is December

20, 2022.

The winner will be announced at the

Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

on January 12, 2023.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Mission

Statement

The Greater Lake Placid

Chamber of Commerce is

organized as a voluntary

partnership of agribusiness,

business,

professional people and

area residents working

together to provide

community awareness,

build a healthy economy,

and to sustain the quality

of life in the greater Lake

Placid area.

*The Lake Placid Chamber of

Commerce had over 10700 visitors,

and received over 4800 phone call

providing information to visitors and

residents alike.

*Our Facebook page reaches over 6K

people.

*We Send out an email blast to over

600 contacts every week.

Advertising &

Promotion

Opportunities

• Newsletter

Advertising

• Website

Advertising

• Sponsorships

(Mixers,

Luncheons)

• Keep Lake Placid

Beautiful Islands

Call, visit, or email the

Chamber office for

information and pricing.

The Greater Lake

Placid Chamber

of Commerce

18 N. Oak Ave. Lake

Placid, FL 33852

863.465.4331

information@lpfla.com

Did you know that your membership includes

referrals from the Chamber when visitors pass

through or call? Please make sure that we have

your latest brochures and business cards to

display in our office. Your business’s success is

our business!

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Join us for a

Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event:

Christmas Downtown

This

Christmas

Shop

Local

Friday, December 16 th from 6-9PM

Main Ave. will be closed from Dal Hall Blvd. to Interlake Blvd.

to allow for festivities in the street.

Come out and enjoy:

*Shopping

*Food

*Music

*Drinks

*Photo Opportunity with Santa & Mrs. Claus



December Renewing Members

*Berkshire Hathaway - Jeanne Warner

*Edsco & Associates, Inc

*Heritage Association of Highlands County

*Brantley Properties, Inc

*Citrus Animal clinic

*Chapman & Morris Accounting P.A.

*Hendry Caladiums

*Bill Jarrett Ford

*Burke Marine Construction

*Home & Office Essentials

*Central Contractors of Highlands co.

*Advantage Realty #1

*Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc

*Superior Cleaning

*Choices Family Resource Centers, Inc

*Bates Sons & Daughters, Inc.

*Brantley Construction, Inc.

*Bill's Key & Lock Service

*Blueberry Patch, Inc.

*Ridgdill Realty - Clarence Brewer

*Century 21 Lake & Land Myers Realty

- Jean Deuth

*Highlands County Habitat for Humanity

*Catfish Camp Vacation Rentals

*Edward Jones - Cody Higgins

*Alan Jay Automotive Network

*Eastside Christian Church

*Carlson Accounting

*Henderson Fish Camp

*Reynolds Farms

*Xurban Construction

*Highlands Little Theatre

*Russell Realty, Inc

*Sunshine Family Dentistry

Thank You for your continued support!

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Welcome December’s New

Member

Bittner Bridal

Taylor Bittner- Owner

5N. Main Ave.

Lake Placid, FL 33852

taylor@bittnerbridal.com

bittnerbridal.com

863-441-4104

Fohlbrook’s Thrift & Gift Market, LLC

Thomas and Mona Fohlbrook

206 E Interlake Blvd.

Lake Placid, FL 33852

fohlbrooksthriftandgift@gmail.com

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Century 21 Lake & Land Myers Realty Ribbon Cutting Snapshots!

Are you interested in Volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce or know someone who

might? We would love to have you! Volunteering consists of answering phones,

interacting with guests, and having FUN! We currently have just a few openings, and

would love the opportunity to talk with you about it!

Interested individuals should contact Jennifer or Nicole at 863-465-4331 or email us at

information@lpfla.com.

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TWO BUSINESSES ~ ONE STOP!

And

MAIL CALL SHIPPING

*Office Supplies

*Copy/Print Service

*Fax Service

*Laminating

*Notary

*We Pack & Ship

*Mail Box Rental

*Packing Supplies

*Shredding

204 S Main Avenue

Lake Placid, FL 33852

863-465-1661 863-531-0081

Fax: 863 - 465 -1799

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Convenient Care

In Lake Placid

Cardiology

AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiology at Lake Placid*

Family Medicine

AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Lake Placid*

Rey

Arcenas, MD

Deo

Sankar, MD

Ramon

Torres, MD

Antonio

Roa, MD

Urology

AdventHealth Medical Group Urology at Lake Placid*

Vascular Medicine

AdventHealth Medical Group Vascular Medicine at Lake Placid*

Ronald

Chee-Awai, MD

Sylvester

Onyishi, MD

Shahnaz

Punjani, MD

Thomas

Shimshak, MD

863-402-3627(DOCS)

201 US Highway 27 South, Lake Placid, FL 33852

AHMGHeartland.com

*A hospital department of AdventHealth Sebing

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Parade Snap Shots

Caladium Arts & Cras Co-op

Unique Arts & Cras Shop

Original, handcrafted art and crafts

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Or Room in your house!

Get updates about programs,

services, energy tips, outages

and more

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GLADESELECTRICCOOPERATIVE

863.946.6200

GladesElectric.com

Office locations:

214 Hwy 70 West, Lake Placid

26733 Hwy 27, Moore Haven

Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Closed Sun. & Mon.

132 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL

863-699-5940

www.caladiumarts.org

Facebook.com/CaladiumArtsCras

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Chamber Holiday Schedule

The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, December 26 th in

observance of Christmas, and will also be closed on

Monday, January 2 nd in observance of New Year’s day.

Happy Holidays!

Meet Your Chamber

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President of the Board

Donald Clarke

Clarke Pest Control

Clarke Self Storage

1 st Vice President

Vicki Spires

MidFlorida Credit Union

2 nd Vice President

Bill Brantley

Brantley Construction

Secretary

Kim Miller

Clarke Pest Control

Treasurer

Curtis Slade III

First Insurance of Lake

Placid

DIRECTORS

Mary Birge

Jean Deuth

Chris Dunkin

Gilbert Randall

James “Pete” Richie

Andrew Santos

Tim Smolarick

John Varady

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director

Jennifer Bush

Administrative Assistant

Nicole Shrout

VALUED VOLUNTEERS

Ann Bowers

Grace Butcher

Maryel Clare

Lil Eurich

Maxine Fidler

Patti Gale

Wanda Hatfield

Krestina Heaton

Mary Hogan

Cheryl Mysliwy

Mary Nell Naumann

Alice Oldford

Carole Petersen

Sandy Rossborough

Linda Sexsmith

Greg Dunlop

For Volunteer

opportunities contact the

Chamber office.

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Thank you

to our Gold, Silver, &

Bronze members for their

Continued Support!

Lisa Sherman, C.P.A., P.A.

Certified Public Accountant

Dedicated to providing our

clients with professional,

personalized service.

111 Park Avenue East

Lake Placid, FL 33852-6362

863.465.2835

Fax 863.465.3323

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