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Lakeland Chamber e-News April 10, 2012

Business & Breakfast This Thursday

Start your Thursday off right with a delicious breakfast at Southland Suites! With a presentation on “Pre-Planning With Advanced Directives”, this is an event that will provide much needed information and an opportunity for questions.

Valet parking is scheduled to make navigating the construction zone easier.

Your RSVP is appreciated. Breakfast is $5 for members, $15 for guests.

Click here to reserve your place.

Florida Regional Economic Symposium, April 13

Keynote Speakers: Douglas R. Ackerman (Florida Department of Citrus) | Dale A. Brill (Florida Chamber Foundation)

Join realtors, lenders, lawyers, market analysts, and other financial experts as they explore our economic environment, capital markets, market forecasting, present and future risk profiles, investor prospects, and turnaround strategies at the second annual Florida Regional Economic Symposium on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Sponsored by CPS Investment Advisors; The Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise; The Skyes College of Business, and AABRI Publishing, and supported by the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, this seminar will supply impactful information to business owners, investors, real estate professionals, financial professionals and all who are affected by real estate values.

Presenters and panelists include Dr. Carl Brown (FSC), Dr. Hassan Pordelli (Davis College of Business), Dr. Bryan Kench (Sykes College of Business), and William Seyfried (Crummer Graduate School of Business).

For more information, or to reserve your place at the Symposium, click here.

Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast, April 26

The Florida Legislature convened on January 10 with a primary focus on two challenging issues: Redistricting and the Budget. Along with these two well-publicized items, they were also faced with many votes that affected residents and businesses across the state.

The Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast provides members an opportunity to hear a firsthand “wrap-up” of Session and the outcomes for local business and industry. This event is one of the most valuable public affairs tools that the Lakeland Chamber provides, linking businesses directly with elected officials.

Take advantage of this opportunity today – seating is limited and will sell out!

Click here to reserve your place.

News From Our Members

Free Business Seminar Series Continues Tuesday Night at SEU

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team at Southeastern University continues their successful β€œIt Makes Cents!” workshop series on April 10 with a presentation and discussion on budgeting and financing for small business. [..Read More..]

Straight Talk on Disaster Planning – May 1

Is your business prepared for a natural disaster? With brush fire season underway and hurricane season quickly approaching, the Small Business Development Center will be offering a consulting session on how to prepare your business for disasters. [..Read More..]

Green Celebration Honors 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day with Free Concert

On Friday, April 20th there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. [..Read More..]

What’s Happening

Thursday, April 12

7:30 a.m.

Business & Breakfast hosted by Southland Suites of Lakeland

Thursday, April 12

4:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Allstate Insurance/Dave Brooks

Wednesday, April 18

4:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Divine Chiropractic Health & Wellness, PLLC

Thursday, April 19

5:30 p.m.

Business After Hours Luau Downtown

Thursday, April 26

7:00 a.m.

Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

Thursday, April 26

7:30 a.m.

SCORE Business Roundtable: “Communicating Your Message”

About Amy Wiggins

Amy Wiggins is the Vice President of Communications for the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to updating members on the activities of the Chamber, Amy works to showcase member news and helpful resources for Lakeland's small business community.