Upcoming events

    • 01/16/2019
    • 12/18/2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 4006 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813
    EMERGE Lakeland's Volunteer Committee aims to bring relief to select United Way of Central Florida organizations and non-profits in the Lakeland area. We are the perfect match for young professionals looking to give back to their community. During monthly meetings, the committee plans three volunteer service projects for EMERGE members and guests.

    The Volunteer Committee also hosts EMERGE Servesa five-week board member education class. EMERGE Serves is designed to provide comprehensive training for young professionals interested in community service. This 10 hour course details the fundamentals of effective board service. The program is instructed by respected community leaders and non-profit agency directors from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions.

    Volunteer Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month, 12 p.m. at Jason's Deli4006 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813


    • 01/17/2019
    • 12/19/2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 235 N. Kentucky Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801

    As one of the most active committees responsible for planning EMERGE Lakeland's flagship events, the Events Committee loves fresh ideas and new people! From professional development and leadership to our signature event the Emerge Annual Gala, the Events Committee always needs help planning and coordinating the breakfast, lunch and evening events that create value for all EMERGE Lakeland members within the community.

    Events Committee meets the third Thursday of the month at 12 p.m. in the back room at Mitchell's Coffee House (235 N. Kentucky Ave. Lakeland, 33801).

    Contact: Steve Cole, Events Chair, scole@gibsonandwirt.com

    • 01/17/2019
    • 11/21/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Varies

    Lakeland Chamber Business After Hours

    Visit: http://business.lakelandchamber.com/events/calendar  to register or for more information on locations and exact times.

    • 01/24/2019
    • 12/26/2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 1569 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

    Being a member of the EMERGE Lakeland Membership Committee is one of the best ways to meet new people both inside and outside of our organization! As a member of the Membership Committee, you can help grow the best young professional group in the Greater Lakeland area. The Membership Committee's focus is member experience and outreach, so this group is looking for enthusiastic members who are ready to promote EMERGE Lakeland through the annual Membership Drive, social networking events, New Member Luncheons, and onsite corporate presentations.

    Membership Committee meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 12 p.m at Grillsmith

    Contact: Caitlin Beyke, Membership Chair, caitlin@ittworld.com


    • 02/13/2019
    • 12/11/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • 205 E. Main St. Lakeland, 33801

    Interested in helping to spread the word about EMERGE Lakeland? Want to learn new marketing skills? The Marketing Committee would love to have your help with social media, email strategy, public relations, writing, graphic design, or general marketing support. You do not have to be creative to sit on this committee, we will gladly teach you the necessary skills! If you have any suggestions for useful content or ways the Marketing Committee can better promote EMERGE Lakeland, please email us.

    Marketing Committee meets the second Wednesday of the month, 8:00 a.m. at Black & Brew Coffee House (205 E. Main St. Lakeland, 33801). 

    Contact: Taher Hamid, Marketing Co-Chair, taher@alltekservices.com
    Danielle Harris, Marketing  Co-Chair, dharris@curiousjane.com


    • 05/30/2019
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1600 Grasslands Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803
    • 37
    Register


    Have you ever found yourself saying, “if only I knew then what I know now”?

    Well, if you’re a human, especially a young professional, then there’s a good chance you fall in this category.

    On Thursday, May 30th, we are hosting our amazing EMERGE 15 Year Anniversary Follow the Leaders event where you will have the chance to learn from our very own leaders who are EMERGE alumni. Learn how they have become success stories and how our group played a huge part in their growth.

    Good news: Ticket Prices are only $45/$55 (Member/Non-Member) and a nice sit down dinner is included with the elegance of the Grasslands Golf and Country Club. 

    Bad news: Space is VERY limited, so there are only 45 tickets available.

    You’re not going to want to miss this one, so get your ticket while they last and mark your calendars! We hope to see there!

    Early Bird Special Until May 6th - $10 OFF Ticket Price 

    • 06/06/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 1232 E Magnolia St, Lakeland, FL 33801
    Register

    Is there a better way to come together in the community than over food? Lend a hand and volunteer with EMERGE members to deliver food to the elderly in our community. 

    When you RSVP, please indicate if you will be delivering boxes as an individual or with a partner. Please indicate how many boxes you plan to deliver (Max: 5). Please also indicate top two zip codes preferences. Boxes will be picked up on Thursday, June 6th during lunch. You have until the end of June to deliver the boxes at your own convenience. 

    We will meet in the multipurpose room. VISTE has an additional parking lot on the corner of Magnolia Street and N. Lake Parker Avenue. 

    RSVP Deadline is May 17th!


    • 06/12/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GrillSmith - Lakeside Village
    Register

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    Welcome to EMERGE Lakeland!

    As a new member, you may be thinking, “What happens next?” Well, it includes food—free food.

    You’re invited to our New Member Luncheon where you’ll not only benefit from the above-mentioned free food, but you’ll also have an opportunity to meet other new members and our leadership team. We’ll discuss things like how EMERGE Lakeland can help you grow your network, develop professionally, create a deeper connection with your community, and how tasty lunch is (we’re sure it will inevitably come up.)

    So come hungry and ready to get the most out of your membership!

    See you there?!

    Some extra details you need to know:

    A new member code is needed to reserve your spot! New members should receive an email—if you’re new to EMERGE Lakeland and haven’t received anything from us yet, email membership@emergelakeland.com.



    • 08/29/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bartow Civic Center


    The Polk Emerging Leaders Awards is an annual collaborative event hosted by Polk County’s three young professional groups. Continuing a new era of cooperation and blurring the perceived east/west dividing line, the awards recognize five young professionals between the ages of 21 and 42 making significant contributions to our community and who will continue to shape the direction of Polk County in the future.

    To nominate an individual for the Polk Emerging Leader Awards, simply fill out the form below. If you prefer to fill out and scan your nomination form you can download it here. Email the nomination to PELANomination@gmail.com. The nominee will be notified of the nomination and asked to complete an application to provide more information. The nominee will be emailed the application.

    PELA Nomination 2019.pdf    Nominations are due May 29.

    Applications must be returned to pelanomination@gmail.com or dropped off at 401 Ave B NW, Winter Haven by NOON June 12, 2019.

    The annual PELA event offers an excellent opportunity to network with some of Polk County's most outstanding young professionals and prominent business leaders. The annual event recognizes five young professionals between the ages of 21 and 42 who have made significant contributions and commitment to the Polk County community. Congrats to last year's nominees! Join fellow EMERGE members August 29, 2019. Enjoy a cocktail hour and delicious sit down dinner as you are inspired by young professionals serving and giving back in our community.

    Tickets are now on sale!



    • 09/11/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GrillSmith - Lakeside Village
    Register

    Welcome to EMERGE Lakeland!

    As a new member, you may be thinking, “What happens next?” Well, it includes food—free food.

    You’re invited to our New Member Luncheon where you’ll not only benefit from the above-mentioned free food, but you’ll also have an opportunity to meet other new members and our leadership team. We’ll discuss things like how EMERGE Lakeland can help you grow your network, develop professionally, create a deeper connection with your community, and how tasty lunch is (we’re sure it will inevitably come up.)

    So come hungry and ready to get the most out of your membership!

    See you there?!

    Some extra details you need to know:

    A new member code is needed to reserve your spot! New members should receive an email—if you’re new to EMERGE Lakeland and haven’t received anything from us yet, email membership@emergelakeland.com.

    • 12/11/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GrillSmith - Lakeside Village
    Registration is closed

    Welcome to EMERGE Lakeland!

    As a new member, you may be thinking, “What happens next?” Well, it includes food—free food.

    You’re invited to our New Member Luncheon where you’ll not only benefit from the above-mentioned free food, but you’ll also have an opportunity to meet other new members and our leadership team. We’ll discuss things like how EMERGE Lakeland can help you grow your network, develop professionally, create a deeper connection with your community, and how tasty lunch is (we’re sure it will inevitably come up.)

    So come hungry and ready to get the most out of your membership!

    See you there?!

    Some extra details you need to know:

    A new member code is needed to reserve your spot! New members should receive an email—if you’re new to EMERGE Lakeland and haven’t received anything from us yet, email membership@emergelakeland.com

Past events

04/18/2019 20th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Luau Business After Hours
04/12/2019 United Way Day of Caring
04/10/2019 Be a Data Superhero
04/06/2019 EMERGE Membership Appreciation Night
03/16/2019 Paint Your Heart Out
03/13/2019 March New Member Luncheon
03/09/2019 EMERGE on the BERM
02/28/2019 EMERGE Loves Lakeland - 15 Years Strong!
02/22/2019 Emerge v. Endeavor at Lakeland Magic Game!
01/30/2019 The Salvation Army: Nod to Nonprofits Tour Series
01/24/2019 Swole before the Swine!
12/12/2018 December New Member Luncheon
12/01/2018 Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
11/16/2018 EMERGE Lakeland's Annual Soiree
11/14/2018 Volunteering with VISTE
10/26/2018 11th Annual CarBQ
10/20/2018 EMERGE Serves Alumni Reunion
09/27/2018 EMERGING Race
08/30/2018 2018 Polk Emerging Leaders Awards
08/21/2018 EMERGE Serves
08/09/2018 Pack the Bar
08/08/2018 August New Member Luncheon
08/08/2018 Stuff the Bus Volulnteering
08/03/2018 Achievement Academy Campus Work Day
07/12/2018 EMERGE July Drop-in
06/28/2018 EMERGE June Drop-in
06/16/2018 Camp Fire EMERGE into Giving Project
06/13/2018 Image Leadership: 2 Ways to Manage Your Personal Brand
06/09/2018 Volunteering with VISTE
06/06/2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation
05/22/2018 Follow the Leaders
05/15/2018 Lakeland Chamber Business After Hours
05/09/2018 May New Member Luncheon
04/19/2018 Lakeland Chamber 19th Annual Luau After Hours
03/23/2018 EMERGE on the Court
03/17/2018 Paint Your Heart Out Lakeland Annual Paint Day
03/03/2018 EMERGE on the Berm at the Tigers/Rays Spring Training Game
02/14/2018 February New Member Luncheon
02/02/2018 Cirque Du EMERGE
01/23/2018 EMERGE Runs (or walks) with the Lakeland Runner's Club
12/14/2017 Membership Drop-in at Business After Hours
11/17/2017 EMERGE Gala
10/19/2017 YP Games
10/09/2017 Pack the Bar with EMERGE!
08/08/2017 EMERGE Coffee with the Candidates
07/27/2017 Pack the Bar with EMERGE!
06/25/2017 Baseball and Brunch with EMERGE
06/20/2017 EMERGE Into Giving Membership Drop-In
05/11/2017 Members Only Complimentary Cocktail Tasting at Brass Tap
05/09/2017 Follow The Leaders
04/29/2017 Habitat for Humanity Service Project - Session Four
04/28/2017 Day of Caring Volunteer Project
04/22/2017 Habitat for Humanity Service Project - Session Three
04/20/2017 EMERGE Lakeland Packs the Chamber Luau
04/08/2017 Habitat for Humanity Service Project - Session Two
04/01/2017 Habitat for Humanity Service Project - Session One
03/28/2017 Living in the NOW, Planning for the Future
03/14/2017 March Members-Only Drop-In
03/04/2017 Volunteer Event: Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center Promise Run
02/07/2017 The Art of Networking
01/20/2017 2017 EMERGE Membership Drive: Rally in the Alley
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