With more than 1,700 business members, the Chamber is a powerful resource for business connections in Lakeland and Polk County. You membership provides opportunities for you and your business to speak and be heard, engage and be connected, and see and be seen. Learn more about the opportunities that your membership provides for being seen in our community.
Be Seen… In Print and Online
“Bank of Central Florida has advertised in the Forum for Business since the redesign in 2011. Because the magazine is business-focused, it allows our creative team to target our message and highlight clients within our business community. Our choice to advertise in the Forum supports our brand, spotlights our clients, and allows our Chamber to continue working for our business community.”
Paul J. Noris, President & CEO
Bank of Central Florida, Member FDIC
As Lakeland and Polk County’s premier business organization, the Chamber is an important resource for business and community decision makers as well as area residents, visitors, and newcomers. Our innovative and respected publications get your message directly to your target audience.
Below are links to the rate cards for Chamber advertising in a wide range of media and a broad scope of demographics. For more information on any advertising opportunities, call (863) 688-8551, Ext. 242.
Membership Advantage: Member News Publication
Chamber members receive one categorical and one alphabetical listing in the Guide to Lakeland and LakelandChamber.com, including a direct website link and social media connections.
Email member accomplishments to MOTM@LakelandChamber.com for publication in the Forum for Business Monthly. 45 word limit.
Email press releases to PR@LakelandChamber.com for inclusion on the blog and the Forum 2.0. Press Releases should be news worthy and should have broad appeal across demographic groups.
Membership Advantage: Digital Exposure
Find access to these marketing tools by logging into the Members Area at LakelandChamber.com.
Post coupons, offers or specials to extend to fellow members and to the general public. Everyone who visits the site has an opportunity to see deals and learn more about how becoming a part of our membership network can benefit their business, even though member to member details can only be viewed when logged-in. These deals are visible both from the member's listing and from the Visit Lakeland section of the website.
Online Member Events Calendar
Add one event each month to share with the community. Please follow the event submission guidelines.
Add “key words” or search terms that are commonly associated with your business. These search terms boost your search results at LakelandChamber.com and bolster your search engine optimization efforts for your company’s website.
Member Decal and Web Banner
Download the Chamber Member decal or “Buy Lakeland” logo so that visitors know you are a proud Chamber member. An independent study found that consumers are 63% more likely to do business with Chamber members!
Social Media Links
Businesses can include links to social media sites in their listings in the Business Directory.
Sponsorship of Chamber events is a great way to showcase your business and share your space with members and potential customers. Through events like New Member Receptions, Business & Breakfast, and Business After Hours, sponsors have the opportunity to welcome between 35-250 members and guests into their locations. For more information on sponsoring a location-based Chamber event, contact Terry at (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231.
Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breaking Events are an exclusive benefit of Chamber membership and are reserved for members who meet one of the following criteria:
We are glad to be able to be a part of spotlighting your company and will assist in coordinating City and Chamber officials to attend. The Chamber will bring scissors (the Chamber also has nine gold shovels available) and camera; the ribbon is the responsibility of the company. Ribbon Cuttings are highlighted on Blog.LakelandChamber.com and in the Forum for Business Monthly. To schedule your ribbon cutting, please call (863) 688-8551, Ext 242.
Throughout the year, the Chamber organizes several Signature Events to celebrate, inform, and sometimes, just have some fun! These events are a perfect way for member businesses to align their brands with a community resource like the Chamber and at the same time support the celebrations of its membership. The document below shares a bit more about these opportunities. For additional information, call (863) 688-8551.