Category Archives: Business Resources

19Jun/08

Chamber’s Forum 2.0

Yesterday the Chamber launched its new e-newsletter, Forum 2.0. Now, I have heard that there has been some concerns about the name . I would like to educate everyone on how the name was derived. The e-newsletter was originally going to be named “ACCESS Lakeland” until I did some research and found this and this. So we decided that a new name was needed. I tried to generate a new name, and didn’t come up with anything. A co-worker threw out the name Forum 2.0, and we all laughed; until we thought about it. You see our formal printed newsletter is called the Forum for Business Monthly. So as a play on that, and the fact that the e-newsletter is coming out twice a month. It worked. Is it fancy and impressive? That depends on who you ask. The Chamber employees would like to think that our collective efforts are impressive to every reader who ventures on to the site. So it is what it is… a twice a month newsletter that summarizes our blog and keeps our members posted.

In other news our QGIV site is doing well. We have had more transactions in the last day than the last 2 months combined.

… and the blog, well not one person has commented online. I have received a few comments via email, but that’s been the extent of our online
interaction. Please lets hear from you.

21May/08

A personal note from the author

I want to welcome everyone to the Lakeland Chamber’s new blog. It has become a project close to my heart. Personally I have followed the local blogging community for over a year. I am excited to now be actively involved in it. For those of you who are new to blogs, this blog will be a little more informal than traditional forms of communication that you have received from the Chamber. I am excited to bring this to you for a number of reasons. Those include being able to, 1) provide more timely information to our members, 2) be active in a bustling local online community, and 3) provide a fairly open arena for issues to be addressed.

With that being said, we are a chamber of commerce and our mission is to be the leading organization dedicated to creating a climate where businesses can prosper, and we attempt to do that equally across our 2,100 member businesses.

I look forward to meeting new people, and developing this as a new and open form of communication from your local chamber.