Protected Trust is just one company taking advantage of the burgeoning tech ecosystem emerging in downtown Winter Haven. The epicenter of this movement is Winter Haven’s Inland Fiber & Data Park, where companies like Protected Trust are able to leverage the high bandwidth levels available from various Internet providers. Teaming up with Rubrik has allowed Protected Trust to focus on more strategic goals. Given they are well positioned in a supportive community, they should find no issue in growing and tapping into the talented workforce available in Winter Haven.
Six/Ten welcomes Ellis and Abramowitz Orthodontics to Downtown Winter Haven. The orthodontics practice relocated from its previous office in Lake Wales in order to incorporate several high-tech advancements, such as 3D digital diagnostics. “We have seen tremendous growth in the downtown district,” said Six/Ten’s leasing agent, Chad Lennox. “Downtown Winter Haven is quickly becoming a one-stop-shop for local residents.”
Breakwater Coaching, a marriage coaching, marriage intensives and women’s coaching service, has relocated from Lake Wales to downtown Winter Haven. Six/Ten completed a lease with the business for office space at Suites on Central, located at 331 W Central Ave. “Breakwater Coaching is a perfect fit for the work-live-play environment we’re helping to create in downtown Winter Haven,” said Six/Ten CEO Bud Strang. “It complements the growing number of retail, dining and professional services tenants that are going into our buildings, including Central Park Square.”
Hap Hazelwood is passionate about supporting our local community, as demonstrated through his involvement in several Winter Haven associations. When he isn’t at the Six/Ten office peforming his duties as Chief Financial Officer, he serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County and the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce. Actively involved in his church, Abiding Savior Lutheran, Hap has also done some preaching. The News Chief has taken notice of Hap’s impact on the community and decided to profile him in a recent issue. You can read more about Hap’s upbringing, early career and commitment to Winter Haven in this piece from August 10.
Six/Ten, LLC has made space available to the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation in one of its downtown buildings, in order to create the Outer Space Gallery. The project is an arts incubator that will serve as a fine arts gallery for the community and a place for artists to display their work.
The Outer Space Gallery is a partnership between Six/Ten, the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation, the Polk Museum of Art and Polk State College. The doors will officially open Thursday, June 30th with a ribbon cutting celebration. The gallery is located at 230 Avenue C S.W. and will be available for the public to enjoy.