12Dec/08

December Business & Breakfast Welcomes Local Bloggers

Thursday, LakelandLocal.com bloggers (and local celebrities) Chuck Welch and Lorrie Delk Walker joined Chamber members for a discussion about new media trends for small businesses.

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Hosted by GLT Total Office in their Combee Road showroom, the breakfast provided a perfect platform for local companies to learn a bit more about blogging, twittering and maximizing search engine results. Even with Chuck’s “techy” language, the entire room was intrigued at the possibilities that exist beyond the traditional company web site.

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Lorrie took center stage to speak for just a minute about how search engines find web sites- the more your site changes, the more appealing it is to the spider-bots that comb for information! Who knew?

The open invitation from Chuck still stands… anyone with a specific question should feel free to contact him via LakelandLocal.com by commenting on his posts.

Thanks to GLT Total Office &  Regions Bank our presenting sponsor for the 2008 Business & Breakfast Series.

08Dec/08

Make Plans To Attend 2009 Super Bowl Breakfast

clip_image002The day before Super Bowl XLIII fans will join sports legends in Tampa for the 22nd annual Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast. The NFL sanctioned Breakfast is expected to bring out nearly 7,000 guests in attendance to hear from distinguished NFL athletes and coaches and to see the awarding of the prestigious Bart Starr Award.

The Bart Starr Award is voted on by the NFL players and honors one player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. The award, bearing the name of NFL Hall of Famer Bart Starr, honors Starr’s lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates and community. Past winners include NFL Greats LaDainian Tomlinson, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, Aeneas Williams and Reggie White.

The 2009 breakfast program features NFL athletes and coaches, including Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy, NFL Hall of Famers Bart Starr and Anthony Munoz, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Derrick Brooks and former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones as emcee. There will be NFL Films highlights, interviews, humor and personal stories of success and failure, family and faith.

The Super Bowl Breakfast is Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. at the USF Sun Dome. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-866-448-7849. For more information, visit www.superbowlbreakfast.com.

08Dec/08

Citizens Bank & Trust Holiday Open House

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Chamber members are invited to join the Citizens Bank family as they celebrate the holidays in their new location on Lake Morton! There will be plenty of networking, holiday cheer & delicious edibles from Chef Terrie Lobb.

Thursday, December 11
5:00-7:00 pm
Citizens Bank & Trust Downtown Office
402 S Kentucky Avenue
Please RSVP by December 8 to (863) 686-1430.