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Experience “La Dolce Vida” in Tuscany

This Fall, join the Chamber on an exciting trip to experience the Tuscan lifestyle! From October 31-November 9, experience nine days and seven nights including your hotel, meals, day trips and airfare from Tampa for only $2,699 per person (Chamber members).

La Porta Rossa is hosting a special informational meeting on May 22 for those interested in taking the trip. Click here for more information or to RSVP for the interest meeting. Seating is limited!

Texas Roadhouse Hosts Power Networking Event

Looking for an opportunity to tell your company’s store to other Chamber Members? On Thursday, May 10, you and 30 to 35 of your fellow members will share leads, needs and more at the Chamber’s Schmooze a’Palooza Luncheon. Schmooze a’Palooza brings members together for lunch and networking, but also affords each attendee an opportunity to share his or her company’s 30-second commercial with the group. Reservations are required.

Texas Roadhouse | 3621 S Florida Ave

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$25, members only | Register today!

Chamber’s Johnson Wins Tourism Award

At last week’s Polk County Tourism Week Luncheon, Senior Vice President, Convention & Visitors Bureau Jackie Johnson was honored as “Tourism Professional of the Year” by the Tourism Development Commission. We are certainly proud of Jackie and all of her hard work on behalf of our Chamber members and visitors to Polk County. Congratulations, Jackie!

Read the article in The Ledger here.

Last Chance to Provide Input for 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. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

May 8, 2012

Thursday, May 10

11:30 a.m.

Schmooze a’Palooza at Texas Roadhouse

Thursday, May 10

4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

9:00 a.m.

Ribbon Cutting for MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Monday, May 14

5:00 p.m.

Business After Hours at Lakeland Raiders Game (hosted by Lakeland Electric & The Lakeland Center)

Thursday, May 17

9:00 a.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Lakeland Liquidation

Thursday, May 17

4:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for The Ettensohn Agency/Allstate

Tuesday, May 22

4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Jimmy John’s

Welcome to the following new members who joined April 24-May 4, 2012!

Alvarez Law Firm

Animal Clinic @ Southside

Batters Box of Lakeland

Boone Distributors, Inc.

Cartland of Lakeland

Chase Bank

Cross Environmental Services, Inc.

Flow Components and Equipment Supply

Hill, Ward, Henderson, Law Firm

Imagine Tours & Travel, LLC

Kathleen Animal Hospital

Nextage Realty Pros

Outback Animal Hospital

Parry’s Landscaping

Saunders Law Group

GrayRobinson, P.A. Presents Legal Seminar for HR Professionals

On Thursday, May 10, GrayRobinson, P.A. presents a special seminar 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. Visit GrayRobinson’s Web site for more details.

LRCC Only Enrolling Site in Eastern US for Melanoma Clinical Trial

Lakeland Regional Cancer Center (LRCC) is proud to have been initiated as the only enrolling site in the eastern United States for a metastatic melanoma clinical trial. >>>Read More.

Lakeland ABWA Welcomes National President to May 9 Meeting

The Downtown Lakeland Chapter of American Business Women’s Association hosts Tina Gandy, owner of Twinz Co. Marketing and National President of the American Business Women’s Association. >>>Read More.

Google Partners With Florida Agencies for Get Your Business Online

The Florida Chamber has partnered with Enterprise Florida, Google, and many other national and state partners to promote Florida-Get Your Business Online. >>>Read More.

May 18 is National Bike to Work Day

You are invited to Go Green and Get Healthy on May 18! Join in a fun-filled day designed with options in mind. >>>Read More.