Humane Society Hosts July's Sebring Chamber Mixer

SEBRING — It won’t be long before the dogs at the Highlands County Humane Society shelter have a chance to cool off during the hot summer.

Judy Spiegel, president of the Humane Society, unveiled the new doggy pool during a Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce mixer. She said a couple anonymously donated money for the construction of the concrete pool in memory of Buffy, their Shih Tzu, who died recently.

The pool is large enough to hold 10 dogs, as long as the dogs get along, she said.

Sebring Chamber Mixer Celebrates International Museum Day

The Peter Powell Roberts Museum in Avon Park celebrated their first anniversary on May 18, which was also “International Museum Day.” The celebration was a full-day event as the venue also hosted the Tri-Chamber Mixer in the evening.

Guests were welcomed by Fred and Gail Leavitt and Norma Evans with the Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA). Soft and relaxing guitar music was provided by Kenny Summers.

Sebring Chamber & Alan Jay Award Scholarships to Sebring Seniors

Eight Sebring High School seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement, and three received scholarships Wednesday at the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual Scholarship Awards Recognition Banquet.

The scholarship candidates were previously interviewed for a chance to win scholarships, which this year each included a $2,000, a $3,000 and a $4,000 scholarship.

Colleen Dukes of Career Source Heartland Speaks at July Luncheon

The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce held it's networking luncheon on July 14, and this month's sponsor was The Palms of Sebring. The Palms was extremely generous with their sponsorship (once again), and donated their speaking time to CareerSource Heartland, our local workforce organziation. The keynote speaker was Colleen Dukes, Business Operations Manager at CareerSource. The event was well attended with members of local business community who came to meet, greet and eat.

Humane Society Mixer a HUGE Success

On July 21, Sebring Chamber members gathered to mix, mingle and network at the monthly Sebring Chamber After-Hours Mixer. The well-attended July mixer was sponsored by the Humane Society of Highlands County. With over 100 people in attendance, the mixer was a unique and fun location, allowing attendees to see how far the local Humane Society has come in the recent years with the support of the local donors. The event was so successful that one of our Chamber members, Pat Dell of the Dell Realty Team adopted two dogs that are brother & sister.

Sebring Chamber Announces Centennial Celebration Brick Program

The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and the downtown Sebring chamber building, also known as the Board of Trade building, are celebrating their 100th birthday this year.

For the chamber’s centennial year, individuals and businesses can “leave their own lasting legacy for all to see” by sponsoring a personalized brick to be placed at the chamber office’s front entrance.

C'mon Sebring! Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle at Spin 'N Win!

It’s summer, and summer is screaming for us to “Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle”! Indulge in delicious cocktails, sample food from various local restaurants, listen to cool island music, dance the night away, and even enjoy complimentary chair massages! Meanwhile, have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including vacations, luxury items, theme park tickets, and more. So throw on some “island style” attire and come on out to an exciting summer-themed party.

Drug Free Highlands Speaks at the June Sebring Chamber Luncheon

The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce held it's networking luncheon on June 14. This month's sponsor was Drug Free Highlands, and the keynote speaker was Aisha Alayande, Direcrtor of DFH. The event was well attended with members of local business community who came to meet, greet and eat. They also came to laugh and learn, as Aisha kept everyone's attention as she talked about communicating with your family and positive living habits.