The resources in this kit is designed for businesses that are celebrating amilestone anniversary or hosting an open house that might not fit in with the Chamber's ribbon cutting/ground breaking creteria.
As you are planning, ask these questions:
1. Is this meant to be a simple, casual event or an elaborate event with an agenda and guest speakers?
2. How many people do we want to attend?
3. Are there any other major events on the day we've chosen?
Step 1: The Invitation
Click here for a list of Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members.
Click here for a list of local and State Elected Officials.
If you would like to have a member of the Chamber's staff or leadership present at your event, please provide at least three weeks notice. Please direct requests to Revena Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Plan the Event
Click here for a list of fellow member rental companies.
Click here for a list of fellow member event planners/event supply companies.
Click here for restaurants and caterers.
Click here for entertainers.
Click here for a list of photographers.
Step Three: Get the Word Out
Click here for a list of Public Relations Firms that can assist you in promoting your event and attracting the media.
Add you event to the Chamber's online event calendar at LakelandChamber.com/events.
Be sure to include email@example.com on your list of press release contacts and share photos and information after the event.
Revena Thomas in the Chamber's office is an excellent resource for businesses planning a special event. COntact Revena at (863) 688-8551, Ext. 242 or rthomas@LakelandChamber.com.