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16Dec/08

Last Minute Christmas wish

In these hard times, I know many businesses are having to stretch to make a profit and some to just make ends meet. I offer a word of well wishing this Christmas season. We all must look at how we do business and adjust, because in the end we will all be better for it. But for non profits it is quite another story. Non profits are being hit, some would say, the hardest. So here is my holiday plea, for a couple of non profits, that was forwarded my way. Let me reiterate these were not solicited, and it is my way of offer to help. So if you can the following organizations would greatly appreciate it.

This came for the Boys & Girls club, they are looking for cans:

Boys & Girls Club LogoThe BGC is up to over 300 cans, getting closer to its goal of 500.  500 canned goods will get the BGC a Wii game for the kids.  We can collect until end of business day Thursday…I am willing to come to you.  Happy Holidays!!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry
OFFICE 863-686-1719 CELLPHONE 863-712-2710 FAX 863-686-4057 Kelly Lane, Director of Development at bgclakeland.com:

If you are downtown, the staff at the Chamber is pulling together a can or 2 so you are welcome to drop off even just a can here. 

 

If you are interested in some last minute volunteering for Toys for Tots give George Overstreet a call 863-670-589:

Toys for Tots is looking for volunteers to work at the warehouse Today, Weds and Thursday.  The warehouse is open from 8am until 10pm each day.  It’s the last push to get the toys picked out and separated to be send out to the schools before Christmas break.  All the toys will be delivered on Friday to each school for the parents to pick and bring home.  This is why Thursday is the last day to volunteer. 

Toys for Tots Warehouse

Address–602 Page St, Auburndale FL–On Hwy 92 go to Recker Hwy and turn–then proceed to McKean St turn north

and proceed to Page St –the warehouse #602 is at the end of the street on the left side.

Or call Monti Sommer of AMIfor any clarification.  863-412-0039.

Thanks for your help.

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.

03Sep/08

Make Your Mark

Lakeland Vision is set to refresh the 10 year community  document that set strategies to guide the direction for our community. On Sept 16, Lakeland Vision will launch “Make your Mark”. A comprehensive visioning process that is described by a August 18th Lakeland Vision announcement as  a process to “gather and organize input from Lakeland citizens about Lakeland’s future.”

 

 

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They are starting the process off with “Idea Gathering”, so mark your calendars for the dates below:

  • September 16, 6-8pm, Lakeland High School
  • September 17, 11:30am-1:30pm, First Presbyterian Church – Lake Hollingsworth
  • September 18, 6-8pm, Lake Gibson High School
  • September 22, 6-8pm, Kathleen High School
  • September 23, 6-8pm, George Jenkins High School
  • September 25, 6-8pm, Heritage Baptist Church – Pipkin Creek Road

 

Please make sure you attend one of these sessions. They really do want you to “Make your Mark”.

30Jun/08

Thank You’s

I wanted to say thank you to Lakeland Local for his post. We are still trying to feel out what exactly the blog will “look like”. My hope is that it will be ever evolving. In regards to other staff posting, I think that its a great idea. Now I must convince them.

I also wanted to thank Roy Lawson for our sole comment. He engaged in some very interesting commentary on blogging and what he would like to see happen here.

If you have ideas please let us know. Also, for those of you out there who have questions about blogging, or about implementing a blog, the Chamber is happy to be hosting the informal Polk County Bloggers for a meeting July 21st. The hope is to engage our businesses bloggers and hopefuls at a time that works well for them, lunch. Let me know if you will be coming with a comment or email and I will pass it on to the coordinators.