I want to extend a personal invitation for you to join me for the Chamber’s Annual Board Planning Retreat, set for October 26-27.
This year’s retreat takes us to the new “contemporary cool” Zota Beach Resort located on the Gulf of Mexico, and nestled on the powder-white sands and tranquil shores of beautiful Longboat Key, Florida. The resort offers a perfect setting for us to develop strategies to move our chamber and business community forward.
We will have a full agenda planned to maximize our valuable time together. As a chamber and community leader, your participation in the retreat is critical if we are to continue to meet the challenging needs of our members and the Lakeland community. This year’s theme is “Building for the Future”.
Dr. Larry Ross, Professor at FSC and highly respected strategic planning consultant, has agreed to serve as our retreat facilitator again this year. Larry brings a wealth of professional and institutional knowledge to our retreat discussions, and he is looking forward to being with us.
Special thanks to our sponsors: AT&T Florida, Broadway Real Estate Services, Citizens Bank & Trust, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Heacock Insurance Group, OMS Group, Inc., Pro-Ad Media for generously hosting our retreat functions.
I hope you’ll plan to bring your spouse or a guest with you. Zota Beach Resort has extended the special Gulf-view room rate three days pre- and post-retreat if you would like to arrive earlier or stay over for a long weekend. Call Barbara for more information, (863) 688-8551 ext. 233.
For those coming over Wednesday evening, please plan to join the group in the Viento Kitchen + Bar to unwind and enjoy a casual dinner.
I look forward to joining you for what promises to be an exciting and productive retreat!
Please register online by September 22, 2017.