Join us at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, to learn more about SPCA Florida.
Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people in the community, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 6,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year. Open to the public, our McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.
SPCA Florida exists to eliminate animal suffering and to engage the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals.
We accomplish this by advancing model programs to promote the adoption of healthy animals, prevent dog and cat overpopulation, provide veterinary medical services for animals in the community and keep animals in homes through relinquishment intervention strategies.
Facebook event listed HERE
The return of the most anticipated rematch in Polk County: Battle of the Badges 3. Lakeland Police Department looks to defend their title of Softball Champion against the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Gates will open at 3pm, first pitch for the softball game will be at 3:45pm. Teams will conclude play at 5pm. Following the game will be a trophy presentation, check presentation, a fallen officer tribute, leading up to the 6pm Flying Tigers game. Flying Tigers players and coaches will be wearing specialty designed jerseys representing both LPD and PCSO uniforms. The 28 game worn jerseys will be available for purchase for $100. Jerseys will be game worn and autographed by the Flying Tigers player or coach following the game. Proceeds from the jersey raffle will benefit the corresponding foundations of the LPD and PCSO.
Check out the event on Facebook HERE
Micheal Carey, from CliftonLarsonAllen, utilizes simple book keeping techniques to help you learn about the new 2018 tax laws and how they will affect your company. He also teaches how to identify your transaction cycles, the importance of a balance sheet and income statement, and ways to understand your tax liability. Tickets are only $10!
Hours: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Where: Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
Address: 35 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL, 33801
Register Now at https://centralflorida.score.org/event/balancing-books-growth
The Florida Department of Transportation project to expand and improve US 92 (New Tampa Highway) from County Line Road to Wabash has been funded for 2020 and 2021 for obtaining right of way.
Now is the time for any business or landowner to take action to protect their property rights and/or get fair compensation for their business or property. Learn more about how you can prepare for this FDOT project, and the actions needed to protect your property and business with Guest Speaker Deborah Ruster of Peterson & Myers. Before joining Peterson & Myers, Deborah Ruster was a senior condemnation attorney with the Department of Transportation for six years. Since then she has been in private practice representing property owners and governments in eminent domain cases.
This seminar is free to the public and will cover topics such as how this project will impact you, what forms of compensation may be available, and what tricks and traps to look out for.
Peggy Brown Building
215 S Lake Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Rebecca Fortier (863) 688-8551 ext. 229
Free with required registration - limited space available.
Enlightened Byte - Information in bite size chunks.
Workshop seminars topics and guest speakers that are relevant, timely, and cutting edge. Enlightened Byte is an opportunity for members to come together, learn, and keep up on current trends and developments.
Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to learn more about Lighthouse Ministries, Inc., 215 E Magnolia St, Lakeland, FL 33801.
Register by clicking HERE.
Polk Museum of Art’s MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake 2018
Art Festival on the Shores of Lake Morton
Mother’s Day Weekend
May 12 -13
9 am - 4 pm
Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list as number 20 in 2016. Come see why it has such a great reputation!
* About 165 Artists from All Over the Nation
* Free Parking and Shuttle Service
* Food Trucks
* Live Entertainment
* Hands-on Children’s Art Tent
For more information, visit: mayfairebythelake.org
Join us at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, to learn more about Alliance for Independence. Sign up at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce!
Address: 1038 Sunshine Dr. E, Lakeland, FL 33801
Enjoy an evening of sampling, sipping, and mingling! Every April, Citizens Bank & Trust hosts the Luau, held "on the deck" at Citizens Bank & Trust Downtown, to celebrate and thank loyal investors. This year, the Lakeland Chamber and Citizens Bank & Trust celebrate our 19th year! A party atmosphere, with food samples, live music, photo booth by Well Done Events, and complimentary beverages.
The highlight of this event is the crowning of the King of the Wings in two categories, Judges' Choice, and Peoples' Choice. Winners display trophies at their location for one year, until the next Luau event. The Judges' Choice is determined by seven judges that will vote on three categories: appearance, flavor, and tenderness. The restaurant with the highest score in all categories, will be crowned the 2018 King of the Wings - Judges' Choice. Additionally, the 2018 King of the Wings - Peoples' Choice is determined by popular vote - with each guest able to cast his/her vote.
On the Deck at Citizens Bank and Trust
402 S Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Rebecca Fortier (863) 688-8551 ext 229
$10 members & guests
Name: SUN 'n FUN Int'l Fly-In Expo
Date: April 10, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Website: SUN 'n FUN Int'l Fly-In Expo
The SUN 'n FUN International Fly- in and Expo is scheduled for April 10 to 15, 2018. Buy your tickets early to ensure access to all events and activities! Find everything SUN 'n FUN here!
SUN 'n FUN
4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
Tuesday, April 10 - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Please see website SUN 'n FUN
Lake Mirror Auditorium
121 S Lake Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:00 am Doors open and breakfast available
7:30 am Program
9:00 am Event end
(863) 688-8551 ext 229
$35 Member Admission - if purchased by 3/20/18
$40 Member Admission - if purchased after 3/20/18
$45 Non-member Admission
$400 Member Corporate Table (10) - discount of $50 if purchased by 3/20/18
$450 Non-member Corporate Table (10)
Join us at the 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast presented by Bank of Central Florida and Spectrum Communications, scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Lake Mirror Auditorium. This annual event offers investors and guests the opportunity to hear first-hand from our Polk legislative delegation how the most recent legislative session impacts our business community. Attendees with questions for the Delegation should submit their questions here. This popular event averages more than 300 attendees including many local business and civic leaders. Doors open and breakfast available at 7:00 am, program begins at 7:30 am, and event ends at 9:00 am.
A Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way Collaboration.