Lakeland Business Guide 2019 Chamber Guide_2019 - Page 8

A NOTE FROM THE CHAMBER W and networking events, the Chamber is focused on raising the visibility of our members while creating collaborative opportunities for business development and relationship building. On behalf of the Lakeland Chamber Board of Directors, thank you for your support of our Chamber and investor members. We are excited about the continued growth of Lakeland, and we look forward to working on your behalf to ensure a bright future for our businesses and residents. elcome to the 2019 Lakeland Chamber Business Guide. This guide has been created to give readers an in-depth view of our Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, our investor members, and our beautiful community. It is my honor and pleasure to serve as chair of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce for 2019. As each of the chairs prior to me have worked to advance our Chamber, I stand upon the shoulders of their forward thinking and their passion for our business community. The Chamber’s mission is to be the leading organization dedicated to creating a climate where business can prosper. Since 1921, we have been serving our business community and our investor members by advancing economic growth and enhancing quality of life. The Lakeland Chamber continues to bring new and innovative programs to its members. From New Business 101 to Management Training, our Chamber is focused on providing the enhanced learning opportunities our investor members are seeking. By providing these resources and support, we are contributing to the economic vitality of our business community. Whether we are advocating for our member investors or hosting educational Best regards, Principal/President, MADE Board Chair 6