Serve on the Advocacy Committee
This committee made up of Chamber investors meets at the Chamber on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00am. Contact Ryan Reis, Director of Public Affairs, at email@example.com or (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231 for information as to available opportunities to serve on the committee.
Attend Capitol Connection in Tallahassee with the Chamber
Each year during legislative session, the Chamber, along with other business leaders from across Polk County, travels to Tallahassee to share our Legislative Priorities with members of the Polk County Legislative Delegation and other influential elected officials. Contact Ryan Reis, Director of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231, to find out more about attending with us!
Volunteer to Speak at a Commission Meeting
If you can't make our monthly Advocacy Committee meetings but still want to speak up on behalf of our local business community at a meeting before the City of Lakeland or Polk County Commission, we'll get you in the loop! We will let you know when opportunities arise. Contact Ryan Reis, Director of Public Affairs, at email@example.com or (863) 688-8551 Ext. 231 and tell him you would be willing to volunteer to speak.
Contact your Local Elected Officials
The Chamber is always advocating on your behalf, but it’s great when elected officials can hear directly from the Chamber’s investors. Visit our Elected Officials page for links to contact information for local, state and federal elected officials.
Contact Local Media
Care about a local issue? Think something should be changed to make our community more business friendly? Write a letter to the editor.
The Ledger welcomes letters for publication in the "Voice of the People" column on the Editorial Page. Only original letters written directly to The Ledger will be considered, and preference is given to discussion of contemporary issues. Volume precludes a personal acknowledgment or return of unpublished letters. All letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, taste and libel. All letters should contain the writer's full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Anonymity is granted only under unusual circumstances. Letters should be kept to 300 words or less, and brevity is encouraged. Please send all letters to firstname.lastname@example.org