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Red Ribbon 5K Run 2016

Saturday, November 12th, marked the 4th Annual InnerAct Alliance Red Ribbon Half Marathon and 5K Run at Lakeland’s downtown Lake Mirror. The first ever role of Corporate Challenge Team, was offered to Allen & Company.  This was an opportunity to challenge other companies to enter with a corporate team, thus encouraging more participation and contributions […]

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My Story | Elizabeth Smart

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. At the tender age of 14, just before celebrating her middle school graduation, Elizabeth went to sleep in her family home just as she had always done. Awakened hours later to a knife held roughly against her throat, […]

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Troy Garcia Awarded AFI Volunteer of the Year

By Eric Pera LAKELAND – Alliance for Independence celebrated its 62nd anniversary Tuesday night with a dinner and silent auction at The Lakeland Center. The annual fundraiser drew approximately 370 guests who helped celebrate the Lakeland-based nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities with a day program that instills independence along with an appreciation of […]

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CareerSource Polk names Best Places to Work, celebrates milestone

By John Ceballos The Ledger Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:06 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:06 p.m. LAKELAND — The mood was more festive than usual during CareerSource Polk’s annual meeting Thursday morning. SCOTT WHEELER/THE LEDGER Facts … And the winners are … SMALL BUSINESSES (one to 50 employees) BrightVolt; […]

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5 Questions with Keith Albritton

The Ledger Published: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 8:07 p.m. When Keith Albritton isn’t fulfilling his role as president and chief executive officer at Allen & Company in Lakeland, he’s probably outside. For him, the perfect day might go like this: “Definitely somewhere outdoors with family and friends enjoying nature,” he wrote in an email. […]

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