Hello EMERGErs! Meet Adel (there's NO "E" on the end! LOL).
It's Friday! Not only is this the best day of the week, it also leads to the highest open and click through rate for emails! Which is exactly why we're posting this super important message today :)
Our membership drive is NEXT THURSDAY! This event was a blast last year, with over 120 members and non-members in attendance.
Have you ever been to our membership drive? It's completely free and super fun. Please register and invite a friend to this free event. Check out more information and register below:
See you then!
EMERGErs meet Nick Le, Recreation Supervisor, Senior for the City of Lakeland.
Everyone, meet Jovan Hemenez, Administrative Assistant for City of Lakeland
It’s a question not unfamiliar to those of us who have been in EMERGE for a while, because we ourselves asked the question at the beginning. Whether we had found out about EMERGE by word of mouth, social media, or by some event we just happened to stumble on, our interest was piqued just enough to find out more.
So, we went online, trying to find the answer on EMERGE’s website—but, the answer wasn’t quite there. It took some effort, but eventually, we found our way. Later, however, we realized that it’s a question on a lot of your minds when you first join EMERGE: I’m here and I want to get involved—so now what do I do?
We’re so glad you askedIf you are newly registered or are trying to decide if EMERGE is for you, we have added some new content on our site to help you find our way. Check out the How to Get Involved page under the Join Us section of our website.
Everyone’s journey with EMERGE is unique, and there is no right or wrong way to go about figuring out where you belong. EMERGE is growing alongside you, and if there is anything we can do to help you along, please don’t hesitate to ask!
We’re a few weeks in to 2020 and this new year has come with a chance to stop and think about where you are and what you want to change.
With every new year comes new resolutions and goals. We’ve heard and seen them all. We’ve even had some of them ourselves. You know… lose weight, get fit, make new friends, get out more, drink water and the list goes on. With everyone working on personal resolutions and goals for the year, now is also the perfect time for us young professionals to step back and take a look at our professional and career goals.
With that being said, we want to let you know that a new committee has “EMERGEed” in 2020. We’re introducing the Professional Development Committee, chaired by our very own Kurtis Pelto.
Kurtis has been with EMERGE since July of 2018, and has been a very active member. He is a Professional Engineer at Kimley-Horn & Associates and he also sits on the steering committee of EMERGE. I had the opportunity to ask Kurtis, and the rest of the current committee members, a few questions about the newly added committee.
Well, there you have it folks! Speaking for myself, this is definitely a committee to be a part of. Now, I will say this, you don’t have to be a part of the committee to develop professionally, so be sure to attend ALL of the Professional Development events held this year. You DO NOT want to miss out.
Happy New Years EMERGERs! We hope and expect that 2020 treats you well!
On another note, everyone meet Matt Wagner, Owner of Red Leg Dev, LLC
EMERGERs, let us introduce you to Ashley Miller, Account Executive at MADE.
1. Why did you join EMERGE Lakeland?
3. What do you like most about Lakeland?
4. What do you do?
5. What do you like most about your job/profession?
6. What are some of your hobbies?
7. What’s your involvement in the community?
8. If someone sees you at an EMERGE event, what are some topics they should ask you about to get the conversation going?
9. Anything else you want to add?
If you are a fairly new member, within the last three months, and would like to be highlighted in our EMERGE blog, please feel free to contact Jovan Hemenez at email@example.com.
I’d like to introduce to you Bryant Cobb, General Manager at Massey Services.
My name is Jovan and I want to personally welcome you to EMERGE Lakeland’s Blog Relaunch! I’m actually a new member myself, but I’m the kind of person who dives right in whenever starting something new. Recently, I have joined the Marketing Committee and we are currently working on updating our EMERGE Blog. We will be highlighting new members in our “New Member Spotlight”. For the “New Member Spotlight,” we select a new member that has recently joined EMERGE, ask a couple of questions, post a photo of them, and “spotlight” them in our EMERGE newsletter and blog.
With so many members in EMERGE, it’s hard to meet everyone. Spotlighting new members opens the opportunity to know a little more about them when attending an EMERGE event.
With that being said, I’d like to introduce you to Dorcas Crumbley, Owner of Essential Catering Solutions, Inc.
Dorcas, welcome to EMERGE Lakeland!
Author: Jovan Hemenez
A Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way Collaboration.