The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization representing the interests of its 1,700 business members. In meeting the diverse needs of its members, the Chamber’s strategic plan is guided by the following Vision and Mission.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce will be the premier catalyst for the advancement of Lakeland’s economic growth and enhancement of quality of life – creating Florida’s community of choice.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization dedicated to creating a climate where business can prosper.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce is guided in pursuit of its Mission and Vision by the following commonly held values:
Advocacy – supporting business, political and economic development beneficial to our members and to our community;
Community – committed to creating and maintaining a rich sense of community and an unrivaled quality of life;
Connectivity – communicating information and opportunities to our members, public policy leaders, and the residents of the greater Lakeland community;
Inclusion –sustaining a diverse membership by welcoming all interested parties to become involved, treating all members equally, and encouraging a variety of thoughts and viewpoints;
Integrity – demonstrating the strength, accountability, and fiscal responsibility that warrant the trust of our members, elected officials, and the community;
Leadership – fostering a spirit of collaboration, recognizing the worth of community leadership, and nurturing the development of future leaders;
Service – focused on delivering service excellence to our members.