The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce HONORS Presented by Suncoast Credit Union is a signature event of the Chamber. You are invited on February 22, 2022, to enjoy an evening with business Leaders, Dignitaries, Investors, and Boards of Directors. This is the premier event of the Lakeland Chamber, serving as the annual meeting and allowing the Chamber to be the catalyst for business success by celebrating the investors who stand out in the community.
Join us as we celebrate the Businessman of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Rising Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and the recipients of the two Legacy Awards, the Scott Linder Small Business of the Year and the George Jenkins Award.
The HONORS highlights the Chamber’s accomplishments from the previous year and features the Passing of the Gavel to the new Chamber Board Chair. In addition, this event convenes many of the top leaders and influencers in the Lakeland Business Community, with several hundred attendees from multiple professions.
HONORS Award Finalists
- Businessman of the Year
- Dean Saunders – Founder, Managing Director & Senior Advisor of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate
- Michael Huff – President of Pre-Con Construction of Florida
- Peter Golotko, CPA/PFS, MBA – President, CEO & Partner of CPS Investment Advisors
- Businesswoman of the Year
- Ann Claussen – CEO of Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
- Shaquilla Williams-Murry – Owner of Larger Than Life Event Planning
- Stephanie Colon – VP/Market Manager of Valley Bank
- Employer of the Year
- CPS Investment Advisors
- Kimley-Horn, Inc.
- Southern Homes
- Nonprofit of the Year
- CareerSource Polk
- Dream Center of Lakeland
- Top Buttons
- Rising Business of the Year
- My Doctor’s Live
- The Claircius Group
- Venue SalonSpa
- Volunteer of the Year
- Donna Kay Dinkins – Realtor at Focus Group Realty at Keller Williams Lakeland
- Erica Lupercio – Marketing & Business Development Coordinator at CPS Investment Advisors
- Sterling Searcy, CPA – Financial Advisor at CPS Investment Advisors