Lakeland Chamber to Host Gala to Support Business Community

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December 20, 2017

Lakeland Chamber to Host Gala to Support Business Community

The Lakeland Chamber will host its first gala entitled “Mad Hatter’s Ball” to benefit the Chamber’s Foundation.

This black-tie gala will celebrate The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s continued focus on business and increased programming to benefit the Lakeland business community. It will feature dinner, live musical entertainment, and dancing. Proceeds from the gala will directly benefit new initiatives offered by the Lakeland Chamber Foundation. These initiatives will focus on workforce development, new business development, talent development, and leadership pipelines. The premier program “Skills Gap” will offer socioeconomically disadvantaged workers the opportunity to acquire the education necessary to fill the need for skilled workers in our community.

The gala will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Haus 820, 820 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801.

For more information about serving on the gala planning committee or providing a charitable contribution via sponsorship or purchasing tickets, contact Darla Sechrest Pettaway at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce at (863) 688-8551, Ext. 228, or


About the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Lakeland Chamber Foundation is one of the greatest assets this Chamber has in serving the diverse needs of our community. Founded in 1973 as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, the Foundation serves to support worthwhile community and education betterment initiatives. Through the generous contributions of member businesses and individuals, the Foundation is able to award small grants to not-for-profit organizations in the Lakeland area to support specific community and education betterment projects. All funds donated to the Lakeland Chamber Foundation are a charitable contribution with the exception of non-gift items such as meals at Lakeland Chamber Foundation events.


About the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce

Since 1921, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce has served as an advocate for business. The Chamber is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a climate where business can prosper. The Lakeland Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in Polk County with more than 1,400 investor businesses. The Lakeland Chamber continues to be an integral component of the Lakeland community by offering a wide variety of programs and initiatives that positively impact the economic vitality and quality of life in our region. Our investors capitalize on the contacts, resources, and support provided by the Chamber.