Board Retreat

I want to extend a personal invitation for you to join me for the Chamber’s Annual Board Planning Retreat, set for September 27-28. 

This year’s retreat again takes us to the 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 retreat will focus on furthering the strategy of the Business Resource Center and the 2019 Chamber Accreditation application.

Special thanks to our sponsors:  Bank of Central Florida, Broadway Real Estate Services, Citizens Bank & Trust, and Lakeland Regional Health.

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 to unwind and enjoy a casual dutch-treat dinner. 

I look forward to joining you for what promises to be an exciting and productive retreat!

Please register online by August 30 2018.

Best regards,


Michelle Ledford