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Success Stories

Citizens Bank & Trust Celebrates Over 95 Years of Service to the Community

Citizens Bank & Trust If the walls of the original building for Citizens Bank & Trust could speak, they would tell a fascinating, almost-century-old story of Polk County business and economics. The story would include shorter tales about booms and busts, rip-roaring construction and building blips, citrus heydays and agricultural challenges, tourism peaks and valleys, […]

A Local Warehousing Company Says ‘We’re in Good Company’

The Ruthvens If you visit a retailer most anywhere in Central Florida, find something you like and buy it, there’s a very good chance it was warehoused at least for a short time — and perhaps even produced — in a building owned and managed by The Ruthvens. Established in Lakeland in 1957 by Joe […]

CBC SRD Real Estate: Small Business Expansion Driving Area’s Growth

In his role as the Polk County Commission’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Central Florida Development Council (CFDC), Commissioner Todd Dantzler has the opportunity to speak with business leaders about the benefits of investing in the agency and its economic development work. It’s a pitch he took to his two partners in his […]