November 2020

SSE Committee Public Meeting Notice

Due to COVID-19, we ask that non-committee members attend this month’s Sports & Special Events committee meeting via Zoom if possible. BOARD: Sports & Special Events Committee, Tourist Development Council of Polk County, Florida DATE AND TIME OF...

Visit Central Florida holds Vacation Rental Home Summit

A crowd gathered – both in person and via Zoom – at the Lake Eva Convention Center in Haines City to participate in Visit Central Florida’s Vacation Rental Home Summit. “This segment of the market has really taken a beating during the pandemic,” said Kris Keprios, the...

Polk’s got game

From volleyball to cross country, baseball to mountain bikes, Polk County sports venues have been full. “We’re in the sweet spot right now,” said Neal Duncan, “we’re enjoying a lot of business.” According to Duncan, the current success of the PCTSM sports sales staff...

Boys and ghouls descend on the Visitor Information Center

A large number of boys and ghouls – as well as a few bees, a couple of Captain Americas and a smattering of sorcerers – descended on the Visitor Information Center for its Ghosts, Goblins and Goodies event on Oct. 24. Activities included a judged pumpkin carving...

Lane wins Bernie Little Sports Executive Award

Some athletes give back to their sport. Many give back to their community. Bobby Lane does both – at the same time. For his efforts, Lane recently received the Bernie Little Sports Executive Award. Voted on by a committee comprised of sports legends and local...