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Advertising Opportunities

Contact Emily Mort, Director of Marketing & Communications

(863) 688-8551 Ext. 224 |

Chamber Blog & Facebook Events

There are no costs associated with the Chamber Blog. If your company has a press release or a Facebook event you can email all the information to Emily Mort for it to be posted/shared.


The Chamber sends out two weekly E-Newsletters: Mark Your Calendar & the Midweek Memo. Our Mark Your Calendar Newsletter is sent out every Monday at 3:00 p.m. and there are two advertising spots available. The Midweek Memo is sent every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. and there are four advertising spots available. Each ad is $250 and runs for the entire month to our 4,000+ subscribers. If you are interested in purchasing a Banner Ad in one of the Chamber Newsletters, please contact Emily Mort.

Lakeland Business Guide

The Lakeland Business Guide is created every year to highlight Chamber accomplishments and recognize some of our incredible investors. The ads in the magazine are included in both the printed version and online version with clickable ads. If you are interested in advertising in the Lakeland Business Guide, email Emily Mort.

Total Resource Campaign Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Amber Aarons, VP Investor Relations

(863) 688-8551 Ext. 222 |

The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce values your membership investment, participation, and leadership in our Chamber. The TRC is a vehicle for the Chamber to become more efficient in a number of ways. Below is a list of all our events we hold throughout the year that offer sponsorship opportunities. Download the Total Resource Campaign Packet or contact the designated Chamber staff member, for all sponsorship details

Business After Hours and Biz & Brews

Held at Chamber business locations, this monthly networking event brings 75-90 investors together to learn more about other investor businesses and how investors can help each other promote their businesses.  Opportunities based on availability – as Business After Hours hosts are offered the rights of first refusal for the following year.

Jazz Lyons | (863) 688-8551 Ext. 236 |

Nod to Nonprofits Tour Series

This initiative is designed to spread awareness about our local nonprofits and highlight at least 12 organizations that are impacting our community in positive ways. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business in front of a targeted audience by underwriting marketing promotion and event refreshments.

New Business 101

Members of the Chamber, SBA and SCORE will host a program three times a year to help prospective new businesses create a successful business plan and prepare for the challenges associated with business ownership.  Individuals that complete the course will receive a complimentary six month Chamber membership and SCORE mentor to assist them in their business venture.

Darla Sechrest Pettaway | (863) 688-8551 Ext. 228 |

Managerial Leadership Program with Emily Rogers (Spring & Fall)

The Lakeland Chamber recognizes the need for its members to identify high-potential future leaders and provide professional development training designed to cultivate a pool of qualified leaders who are prepared to fill mid-level management roles.  Training Topics will include:  Introduction to High-performance Leadership, Understanding your Leadership style, Developing Highly-functioning Teams, Managing and Resolving Conflict through Improved Communication, Creating Intelligent Chamber, Managing Workplace Stress, Generational Communication, and Cultivating a Conscious Culture.  The series will begin with a 3-hour introduction and orientation, followed by a series of six, 2-hour trainings.

Darla Sechrest Pettaway | (863) 688-8551 Ext. 228 |

Annual Chamber Scramble

The Chamber’s annual Golf Scramble offers members time to reconnect, entertain clients, and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.  This popular event serves as one of the Chamber’s most important fundraisers, allowing the organization to fulfill its mission goals.

Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

The Legislative Wrap-Up/Preview Breakfast provides investors an opportunity to hear a firsthand “wrap-up” of Florida Legislative session and engage with elected legislators on the outcomes in Tallahassee.  As decisions are being made related to economic development, education, healthcare, unemployment compensation, and insurance, this opportunity to meet with Polk’s Legislative Delegation becomes increasingly more important each year.

Annual CarBQ

Each year, we fire up the grill to provide a completely portable CarBQ meal guaranteed to delight your taste buds and show your employees how valuable they are to your business!  Celebrate your employees by ordering lunches for the entire office, order for clients; or, donate to your favorite organization.  Then, just drive on through and get your mouth-watering meal served right up!  Free delivery for orders of 25 or more!

Economic Update Luncheon

An excellent opportunity to showcase your business in front of almost 250 decision makers.

ATHENA Awards – August 26, 2021

On November 5, 2020, the Lakeland Chamber will recognize the distinguished leaders and present three ATHENA Awards at an Awards Presentation with over 300 participants at the RP Funding Center. This celebration will bring together inspiring women, young professionals and organizations aimed at mentoring women’s success.

Annual Luau Business After Hours – Nov. 17, 2021

In a partnership with Citizens Bank and Trust, the annual Luau is a celebration and thank you to our loyal investors.  “On the Deck,” Citizens Bank and Trust Downtown promotes a party atmosphere with restaurants providing food samples to keep the 300 attendees happy as they enjoy live music and complimentary beverages.  The highlight of this event is the crowning of the “King of the Wings” in two categories, “Judges’ Choice” and “Peoples’ Choice.”  Winners display trophies at their location until the next Luau event.

Public Leadership Institute of Polk County

“Building the bench of aspiring business-minded public leaders”

The Public Leadership Institute of Polk County (PLI) is a nonpartisan “pre-campaign” candidate and public leadership school with the mission of identifying and educating local business-minded leaders who are interested in exploring the possibility of one-day seeking public office and using business principles to address public issues.  PLI of Polk County is a program of BusinessVoice, the political arm of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.

Cory Skeates | (863) 688-8551 Ext. 234 |

Hats Off!

ENGAGE. CONNECT. Mark your calendars to participate as the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce presents Hats Off! Every year, Chamber volunteers distribute membership packets to more than 1,400 member businesses. These dedicated volunteers personally visit each member business and provide the Chamber with important feedback from members.

Volunteering for Hats Off! offers you a unique opportunity to visit businesses as a Chamber representative while still promoting your company. In one afternoon, each volunteer will deliver up to 20 packets with new membership materials to our valued member-investors. The day begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast and packet pick-up. By 8:30 a.m., you’re delivering packets! Return delivery receipts to the Chamber office (35 Lake Morton Dr.).

Get added recognition for your company as a “Secret Hat” Company. Just let us know that you’re interested, and then decorate a hat (any type of hat!) with either $25 cash or $50 in merchandise / gift certificates. When your volunteer arrives, award them the “Secret Hat” and be sure to take a picture or two! “Secret Hat” Companies will be promoted in our weekly e-newsletter.

Jazz Lyons | (863) 688-8551 Ext. 236 |

Lakeland Chamber of Commerce HONORS

We are proud to announce that our Annual Meeting will now be known as the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce HONORS. You are invited to enjoy an evening with projected attendance of over 500 area business Leaders, Dignitaries, Investors and Boards of Directors. We will recognize Chamber Investors for their accomplishments, review our Annual highlights and pass the gavel to new leadership.

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