The annual Polk Emerging Leaders Awards is a collaborative event of the three young professional groups in Polk County. Continuing a new era of collaboration and blurring the east/west dividing line, the awards have been established to annually recognize five young professionals between 21- 42 who have made significant contributions and commitment to the Polk County community. Thank you to the Bartow, Lakeland and Winter Haven Chamber's for supporting this collaborative event amongst their three young professionals groups:
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 in 2018, date TBA. Enjoy a cocktail hour and delicious sit down dinner as you are inspired by young professionals serving and giving back in our community.