A personal note from the author

I want to welcome everyone to the Lakeland Chamber’s new blog. It has become a project close to my heart. Personally I have followed the local blogging community for over a year. I am excited to now be actively involved in it. For those of you who are new to blogs, this blog will be a little more informal than traditional forms of communication that you have received from the Chamber. I am excited to bring this to you for a number of reasons. Those include being able to, 1) provide more timely information to our members, 2) be active in a bustling local online community, and 3) provide a fairly open arena for issues to be addressed.

With that being said, we are a chamber of commerce and our mission is to be the leading organization dedicated to creating a climate where businesses can prosper, and we attempt to do that equally across our 2,100 member businesses.

I look forward to meeting new people, and developing this as a new and open form of communication from your local chamber.

About Rachel Lawrence

Rachel hails by birth from a small town on the outskirts of Erie, PA and has recently dove into a new life in Lakeland, FL. A natural people-person and lover of the written word, Rachel is passionate about photography and creating a lovable brand and bringing it to the masses.