Marathon FBO Partners is a newer group controlled by SAR Trilogy Management LLC that, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, will “provide aeronautical services that include fueling, tie-down and parking of aircraft, aircraft rental and aircraft maintenance services.”
The lease was unanimously approved last week by the City Commission. To better break down and understand what this means for our airport, here are a few quick facts:
• Along with the new investment, this will be the second FBO – or Fixed-Base Operator – which will include new hangers for maintenance (10,000 sq.ft.), new hangers for storage (15,000 sq. ft.), a fuel farm (5,000 sq. ft.), and a 120,000 sq. ft. ramp. • This project will not only add another source of funding to the airport but will provide new jobs for the airport’s surrounding areas – jobs will range from line employees all the way up to management. • The updates to the airport will create a new campus that will be named Aero Center Lakeland and Marathon has 24 months to complete the project, per the leasing agreement. • Along with the new campus, there will also be a new road constructed by Marathon, which will eventually become the airport’s new entrance. • DYK: The rent for the new campus’ first year is $89,777?
Share this City-changing news (and this horrible plane joke: Q: Will invisible airplanes ever be a thing? A: I just can’t see them taking off) with your window-seat lovin’ friends.
Weather ○87º | Partly Cloudy | 20% chance of rain
Cause ○ICYMI: Habitat for Humanity in Lakelandreceived a grant allowing the organization to begin a home-repair program for local Veterans. If interested, the Lakeland chapter is now accepting applications for home repairs for all of Polk County. To apply, call Habitat for Humanity Lakeland at 863-682-3812. 🏠 (The Ledger)
Ranked ○ 82nd. That’s what Lakeland ranked on a 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard. Tampa also scored relatively low at 75th place on the ranking among 99 other cities. The scorecard takes into account cities’ attempts at clean energy, with the highest rank in our region resting at Orlando, which placed 21st.(WUSF News)
Health ○Lakeland Regional Health made the cut for the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program. 2020 also marks the 6th year that LRH earned the Most Wired status, achieving Level 7 Acute. The purpose of the program is to assess healthcare organizations + how effectively or ineffectively they are reaching the industry’s standards in relation to implementing technology to further advance their community’s healthcare. 🏥
Legacy ○ WWII survivor and prisoner of war, Randall Edwards, passed away last week at the age of 103. Randall was a Lakeland resident of forty years and a Navy veteran, who was imprisoned for three years until allied forces liberated the Japanese prison camp in 1945. He will be remembered as one of the oldest living American prisoners of war from the 2nd World War. 🎖️ (The Ledger)
DYK ○There is no other chapel in the world like the one at Florida Southern College? The famous chapel and campus crafted by Frank Lloyd Wright holds the largest collection of his work in one location. The Annie Pfeiffer Chapel was the first building of the campus constructed in ‘41 + holds church services as well as other school events, engagements, and weddings. Go Mocs. 🐍
Asked ○It’s fall, y’all, and we’re putting together the ultimate Lakeland fall bucket list. 🍁 We want to know – which local events and activities are a must-do for you? Whether it’s pumpkin picking at Harvest Holler, getting spooked at Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, or sippin’ on a Spicy Turmeric Chai from Black & Brew – we want to hear your recommendations for embracing this festive fall season. Share your ideas with us via email at [email protected].
TodayIs ○ Most people know that today is Columbus Day. DYK that since 1989, 10+ states across the country (along with many cities and schools) also recognize today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Learn more about Columbus Day here, and learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day here.
Deal ○ With the weather cooling down, now is anideal time to replace your AC unit. Payne Air Conditioning is offering special financing on new Carrier AC systems. Customers with approved credit through Wells Fargo Financing will receive 36-months 0% interest on their new unit. See details.Ⓟ
Contest ○Lakeland Electric and the City of Lakeland are partnering once again with the Polk County School Board on the 2021 ReEnergize Lakeland Kids Calendar Contest. This collaborative art project honors local student artists while teaching the community how to save energy and money. Do you have a student interested in winning $100?See contest guidelines + how to apply here. 🎨Ⓟ
FeaturedJob ○ Treatt is hiring a Sales Representative to sell Treatt’s ingredient solutions to targeted companies. Sales Rep will be given ownership of sales territory to be able to drive revenue + profitability growth for both existing and new accounts. Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○TheFlorida Department of Health reported a higher number of cases over the weekend, due to a lab error. According to the health department, “State epidemiologists are currently working to reconcile the data, which will take a day to finish.” ○ You can find more updates concerning COVID-19 case numbers on the Florida Department of Health dashboard. See Lakeland + Polk numbers here.
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If you recall a previous newsletter, we shared a similar post from our local firemen regarding why Assistant Chief of Operations, Mike Williams wears pink. Well, another prominent Lakeland team is taking a stand to fight breast cancer – Chef Marcos Fernandez over at Nineteen61.
Here’s what Chef Marcos has to say about why he’s taking a stand against breast cancer: “Breast cancer affects everyone – it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. That’s why I’m stepping up to fight breast cancer with all I have. Since I’m in a position to make a difference within my community, I believe I have an obligation to do so. By raising money and awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, I’m helping to save more lives from breast cancer.” Thank you, Chef. 💗
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ForKids ○Reading with Rescues| Mon., Oct. 12 |6:30-7:30 p.m. | Hope Equine Rescue, 3805 High St. NE | $5 | The “pony experience” will allow kids to ask handlers questions and the chance to pet an equine.🐴
Health ○Griefshare| Mon., Oct. 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Harvest Church, 2120 Airport Rd. | Free | The purpose of this grief recovery support group is to assist those who have experienced a recent tragedy or loss.
Cause ○Mega Pantry Distribution|Mon., Oct. 12 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Blvd. | Free | Stop by this grocery distribution event if you or someone you know is in need of food.
PlanAhead ○Lakeside Village Live | Thur., Oct. 15 | 6-9 p.m. | 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Enjoy a free weekly concert with family-friendly entertainment at the fountain every Thursday. October 15th features Cameron Moreau Music with variety guitar vocals from the 70’s through today. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
So, you recently bought a house. But unexpected life events happen all the time, and maybe you think you need to move again.
S&D Real Estate says that if you can, keep in mind the The 5-Year Rule: It takes about 5 years for most homeowners to break even on their investment of a new house without losing money. (Read: You should live in your home for at least 5 years before selling it.) Ⓟ