EMERGE Lakeland is a networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals ranging in age from 21-42 in Lakeland, Florida. This member-driven organization is a partnership of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Central Florida.
Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
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.
The ATHENA Awards honors women leaders in Lakeland who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, have had a positive impact on our community, and encourage other women to follow in their footsteps.
Support your employees, clients, or local service personnel while you support the Chamber! This completely portable "CarBQ" lunch will delight all. Purchase your boxed BBQ lunch tickets for the entire office and drive on through.
The Lakeland Chamber’s Annual Golf Scramble is held at one of Central Florida’s premier golf courses, drawing a full field of players to create the perfect setting to bring clients or co-workers to spend an exciting day out of the office.
Economic Forecast Breakfast
Hear updates on economic growth, earnings, inflation, and market trends for the upcoming year.
The Legislative Wrap-up Breakfast provides members an opportunity to hear firsthand from our Polk County Legislative Delegation. Our delegation shares their outcomes and what they advocated for in Tallahassee from the previous legislative session.
Mid-Year Economic Update
This breakfast provides Chamber members the opportunity to hear from an expert economist on how the health of our economy will affect our community and local businesses.
Politics in Park
Politics In The Park is an opportunity to engage political candidates at the Local, State, and Federal levels. During the event, candidates will be accessible for questions at their booths and each candidate will be given a chance to speak about their goals.
Biz & Brew
In partnership with EMERGE Lakeland, the Lakeland Chamber created Biz & Brew event to aid in bridging the generational gap in the business community. This event offers Chamber Members the opportunity to network and form lasting business relationships in a fun and relaxed environment. Biz & Brew events are held bi-monthly from 5:30 to 7:30 at one of Lakeland’s local hotspots!
The Lakeland Chamber’s Business After Hours is held quarterly at various Chamber business locations. Business After Hours brings Chamber Members together for a fun evening of networking. As the Host Business, you will have the opportunity to promote your business while brining people together to learn more about your industry!