Lakeland’s sense of place is something that the Chamber and the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau highlights on a regular basis. With 90,000 fabulous residents and another 110,000 in the surrounding areas*, there are plenty of diverse interests and needs!
For several years, the Chamber has produced a printed directory of Clubs & Organizations to help each resident and visitor find his or her niche in our community. This year, we are proud to release an online searchable database of clubs and organizations. There are still some bugs, and it is a work in progress, but we are proud to offer this added benefit to the community and our members! Please be sure to check the directory to find your outlet to serve, or to be sure that your favorite club or organization is listed.
Thanks for visiting, we hope it will help you find your “sense of place”.
[*Editor’s note: Jim Studiale, City of Lakeland Director of Community Development, sent us this message regarding Lakeland’s population: “Jason Willey in my office puts out the demographic atlas each year in cooperation with others to give all organizations one benchmark [consistent with FL BEBR and the US Census] and the numbers in the recent issue are; 94,163 for city pop in 2009 and 253,084 in Lakeland Electric Service Area.” That report is available here.]