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Lakeland Chamber e-News April 24, 2012

You Can Impact the 2013 Guide to Lakeland!

Your Chamber is in the process of preparing for the 2013 Guide to Lakeland and Membership Directory. This flagship publication serves relocation inquiries and citizens with information about our Quality of Life and a directory of preferred businesses.

As we prepare for the 2013 edition, we’d like to hear from our members about the usefulness and value of the publication, and ask for any suggestions for improvement. The continued feedback of our members is critical to our success!

Click here to take the anonymous eight-question survey.

2012 Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

With the 2012 Legislative Session behind us, and the budget signed by Governor Rick Scott, Chamber members have an opportunity to meet with Polk’s Legislative Delegation for a first-hand wrap-up on Thursday.

The Chamber will be live-Tweeting the action. You can follow @LakelandChamber for updates throughout the morning.

There are just a few seats available. The breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday , April 26. Click here to register!

GrayRobinson, P.A. Presents Legal Seminars for Business Owners, HR Professionals

On Thursday, May 3, GrayRobinson, P.A. and Allen & Company of Florida, Inc. are sponsoring a special seminar for business owners and their advisors. “Plan Your Exit From Business Ownership” will feature tips on
how to structure your business for a successful exit. This program provides three hours of CPE for CPAs. More information is available on GrayRobinson’s Web site.

On Thursday, May 10, the series continues with a look at Employment and Labor Laws. Designed for HR Professionals and management representatives, the half-day seminar has been submitted for re-certification credits. Topics will include Recent Labor Relations Act Activities, Employee Classification, and Discrimination Law Developments.

For more information on this seminar, visit GrayRobinson’s Web site.

News From Our Members

SEU SIFE Students Present Final FREE Business Seminar – Everything About Web Sites

On Tuesday, April 24, the Southeastern University Students in Free Enterprise will present their final installment in the “It Makes Cents” workshop series. Special guest Joe Bennett of Sites That Pop will be on hand to discuss the ins and outs of Web design and Web site development.[..Read More..]

Learning Resource Center Offers Summer Programs

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc., a non-profit United Way agency is offering Summer School Programs for Kindergarten through 12th grade students.[..Read More..]

Bok Tower Gardens to Host Inaugural Carillon Classic 5K Run/Walk for Local PR Professional Group

Avid runners and those just wishing to get healthy have been waiting for the opportunity to participate in a 5k event at beautiful Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. On Saturday, May 26, they will get their chance to do just that at the inaugural Carillon Classic 5k Run/Walk.[..Read More..]

Lakeland Regional Named LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Award Recipient

Because of votes of individuals throughout our community, we are pleased to announce that Lakeland Regional was named as a LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project award recipient.[..Read More..]

What’s Happening

Thursday, April 26

7:00 a.m.

2012 Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

Thursday, April 26

7:30 a.m.

SCORE Business Roundtable

Thursday, April 26

5:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Baby Avenue Co.

Wednesday, May 2

4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for WebPro Realty, LLC

Thursday, May 3

4:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Med Express RX, LLC

Thursday, May 10

11:30 a.m.

Schmooze a’Palooza at Texas Roadhouse

Thursday, May 10

4:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Picture Perfect Frame Shops, Inc.

Monday, May 14

5:00 p.m.

Business After Hours – Lakeland Raiders and Lakeland Electric

Note the special date and time for May’s Business After Hours – attendees will receive a ticket to the Raiders’ game at 7:15 p.m.

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.