Looking to get more involved with EMERGE Lakeland? Join a Committee!

Events Committee

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 first Friday of the month (with the exception of Labor Day weekend), 8 a.m. at Heacock Insurance, 101 W. Main St., #221, Lakeland 33815
Contact: Angela Shore, Events Chair, angeladshore@gmail.com

Marketing Committee

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, 12 p.m. at Webster University, Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. S. #202, Lakeland 33803. Please bring your laptop as well as a brown bag lunch or grab something on your way. These will be working meetings!
Contact:  Jessica Lawson, Marketing Chair, jesslynnlawson@gmail.com

Membership Committee

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 second Thursday of the month, 12 p.m. at Posto 9, 215 E. Main St., Lakeland 33801 
Contact: Kara Simm, Membership Chair, karasimm@maxinspections.com

Volunteer Committee

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 second Thursday of the month, 12 p.m. at Concord Coffee, 1037 South Florida Avenue #135, Lakeland 33803
Contact: Lori Long, Volunteer Chair, lbremerlong@yahoo.com

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