Category Archives: Announcements

17Jun/08

New Credit Card Processing – QGIV

The Lakeland Chamber is trulytruely excited to announce that we are transitioning our credit card processing to QGIV. With this switch we are turning a corner in innovation, and hope to offer a much more fluid process for you to register for events and open up the opportunities to pay your invoices online by credit card or check. From their website:

“Qgiv is a complete turn-key online donation gateway that allows you to
instantly accept donations, recurring payments (pledging and tithing)
and payments for event registrations. Qgiv provides all the software,
sets up all merchant accounts and even takes care of making your Qgiv
Installation look and feel exactly like your website.”

The process has been streamlined so that we will have a link to payment & registration on the events we have posted, as well as being able to click on CHAMBER STORE on our website; or go here. Thanks to the entire QGIV staff for helping us take another innovative step forward!
11Jun/08

USF POLYTECHNIC GETS THE FUNDING!!!

What an exciting two days! Yesterday, Governor Crist signed SB 186, giving the new USF campus in Polk County autonomy and officially changing the name to USF Polytechnic. And moments ago, the Governor signed the state budget into law that allocates $15 million for the first phase of construction of the USF Polytechnic campus.

This is a major victory for our Polk County community! Please congratulate Dr. Marshall Goodman, David Steele and the entire USF team. Their vision and dedication are the reasons for this success. Our Polk delegation, especially Sen. JD Alexander and Rep. Seth McKeel, should be thanked for their tremendous support as well.

Also, thanks so much to all of you who communicated support to Governor Crist. We have been told that your emails made a substantial impact!

It’s a good day to be in Polk County! Go Bulls!

If you would like to email the Polk delegation and Governor Crist, their emails are below:

Governor Charlie Crist

governorcharliecrist@myflorida.com

Senator JD Alexander

alexander.jd.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Paula Dockery

dockery.paula.web@flsenate.gov

Senator Ronda Storms

storms.ronda.web@flsenate.gov

Representative Frank Attkisson

frank.attkisson@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Marty Bowen

marty.bowen@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Seth McKeel

seth.mckeel@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Dennis Ross

dennis.ross@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Baxter Troutman

baxter.troutman@myfloridahouse.gov

Thank you again and have a great day.

15May/08

The Lakeland Chamber Blog

Lakeland, FL – The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that it is launching its blog. The Chamber hopes that the blog will increase awareness, and timeliness of its information to its members and the community at large. The blog address will be http://blog.lakelandchamber.com . The Chamber is excited to be joining the growing community of informed citizens that is generating a greater sense of place here in the Lakeland area. We look forward to your interest and thoughts.

For more information please contact:

Aaron J. Bates
Vice President, Communication
Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce
abates@lakelandchamber.com
863-688-8551 ext 237

Or

Angela McLacklan
Administrative Assistant, Communication
amclacklan@lakelandchamber.com
863-688-8551 ext 242