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LC Forum Feb 2010-Web Site

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Published by: Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce on Feb 23, 2010
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February2010
Vol.XX,No.2
BuyLakeland.Itmakesgood
cents! 
visitLakelandChamber.com
Christmas andtuna cans:
EMERGELakelandparticipatesinCannedTunaWreathContest.
Page 3Small Businessof the Month:
Seewhoreceivedtheplaqueforthismonthlyaward.
Page 5Business AfterHours:
FifthThirdBankandStoneCentehostDecember event.
Page 8
inside
this issue
FORUMFORBUSINESS
monthly
LAKELANDAREACHAMBEROFCOMMERCE
 ALSO INSIDE:
UpcomingEventsEMERGELakelandRibbonCuttingsMembersontheMove
MARCH18,2010
TheLakelandCente11:30a.m.1:30p.m.
TheDiversityBusinessCounciloftheLakelandAreaCham-berofCommerceispleasedtoannouncethatthekeynotespeakerfortheCommUnityCelebrationwillbeCarlosLuna.Makeyourreservationsnowbycalling(863)688-8551Ext.228.
SeePage15formoredetails.
• See Page 2 for ticket order form and sponsors
 
OneLightBulb.Org,anorganizationdedicatedtopromotingenergyconser-vationandgreentechnologiesinlocalcommunities,proudlyannouncesthesecondinaseriesoflocalsustainabilityexpositionscalled,GreenHomeWamalama-GreenBusinessExpo2010.TheeventwillbeheldatTheLakelandCenterinLakelandFloridaonSaturday,February27th,2010andoffersresidentsthroughoutcentralandsouthwestFloridaanopportunitytolearnaboutthemanylocalcompaniesofferinggreen,eco-friendlyandothersustainablesolutionsforconsumers,homesandbusiness.TheLakelandAreaChamberofCommerceisaparticipatingsponsorintheExpoandChambermemberbusinesseswhowishtobeinvolvedwillreceivea20%discountoffexhibitorfees.Inanefforttopromoteeducationalprogramsonenergyconservation,waterconservationandrecyclingtheGreenHomeWamalamaGreenBusinessExpowillfeatureanarrayofecologicallyresponsibleproductsandservices.Theeventwillfeature‘GreenEarthPresentationSponsors’likeMagnifyCreditUnion,boastingthearea’sfirstnet-zeroenergy,greencommercialbuildingprojectinthestatetoachieveaGoldlevelLEEDcertification;newHybridvehicleofferingsfromlocaldealers;solarenergytechnologysolutionsfromvariousprovidersandsponsorslikeQuikBeamEnergyofWinterHaven,andmanyothervendorsofalternativeenergyandsustainabilitysolutions.Thiseventwillprovideinformativeandactionablecontentforbothconsumersandbusinessownersonhowtheycansaveenergy,savemoneyand“greenuptheirhomesandfacilities.Asinpreviousevents,theExpowillfeatureaCFLrecyclingdrive,anEco-Kidszonewithfun,learningactivitiesandplanstoshowcasegreeninitiativesofferedthroughlocalcityandcountyprograms.Throughouttheeventwillbeaseriesoffreesustainabilitypresentationsbytheexposponsorsandotherlocalexpertsthatincludeinform-ativetopicsongreenjobopportunities,energyandwaterconservationandnewinnovativegreentechnologies.TheGreenHomeWamalama-GreenBusinessExpo2010isdesignedtoinformconsumersandpromotelocaleconomicdevelopmentbyraisingpublicawarenessoftheareas’greenproductandserviceproviders.Theeventisdesignedtobeafunandeducationalexperienceforfamilies,businessesandthecommunity.ExhibitorregistrationdiscountsareavailabletoLakelandAreaChamberMembers.Detailedsponsorship,exhibitorandattendeeinformationisavailableontheGreenHomeExpoWebsite,atwww.lakelandgreenexpo.comorwww.greenhomewamalama.com.
 JoeL.Ruthven
Chairman of the Board  
KathleenL.Munson
 Publisher & President 
AmyS.Wiggins
 Editor 
KingstonPartners
 Design 
Lakeland AreaChamber of Commerce
Forum For Business Monthly 
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VolumeInformation:February2010Vol.XX,No.2
Onelightbulb.organnouncesLakelandGreenExpo
GreenHome Wamalama eco-expo to feature local sustainable productand service companies and promote central Florida’s ‘green’ economy
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www.lakelandgreenexpo.com
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NominationsacceptedbeginningMarch1
 NominationsforLeadershipLakelandClassXXVIIIwillbeacceptedfromMarch1throughApril9,2010,at4:00p.m.ThenominationformwillbeavailableintheMarchForumforBusinessMonthlyoronlineatLakelandChamber.cominthe"OnlineForms"section.Establishedin1983bytheLakelandAreaChamberofCommerce,LeadershipLakelandisanannualprogramdesignedtoidentifyleadersandenhanceexistingleadershipinourcommunity.LeadershipLakelanddoesnottakepublicpolicypositionsoradvocateanyindividualviewpoint.Theprogramunitesleadersfromdiversebackgroundsandperspectivestoimprovetheirabilitytoleadeffectively,offeringitsmembersabroadrangeofexperi-ences,andinsightsaboutthecommu-nity,itspeople,itsneedsanditsservices.Participantsintheprogramareselectedfromapplicantsrepresentingbusiness,publicandprivateagencies,andcivicandprofessionalorganizationsthrough-outtheLakelandarea.Thefinalselec-tionofmembersismadebyaselectioncommittee.Someofthecriteriaconsideredareasfollows:Hasthecandidatereachedaresponsiblelevelintheirchosencareer?Hasthecandidatedemonstratedacommitmenttoservethecommunity?Doesthecandidatehavethetimeandresourcestogivecommunityservice?Doesthecandidaterepresentacross-sectionofthebusinesscommunity,includinggovernment,communityservicevolunteersandprofessionals?
EMERGELakelandintheCommunity
EMERGELakelandhelpedspreadsomeholidaycheeratoneoftheBoysandGirlsClubsofLakelandduringtheholidayseason.Membersvisitedwithkidsandhelpedlendahelpinghandbywrappingdonatedpresents.MembersalsohadtheopportunitytolearnmoreabouttheBoysandGirlsClubsandweregivenatourofthefacility.Volunteerismisonemissionof EMERGE.TheEMERGELakelandVolunteerCommitteeisdedicatedtoexposingmemberstoneedswithinthecommunityandvenuestoserveothers.EMERGELakelandmembersalsoparticipatedintheCannedTunaWreathContestduringtheBumbleBeeandVISTECannedTunaConcert.ThecontestrequiredentrantstobuildawreathusingunopenedcansofBumbleBeeTuna.The“EforEmergewreathwasbuiltanddecoratedbymembersof theMarketingCommitteeandservedasawaytopromoteholidaycheer,donatefoodandspreadthewordaboutEMERGELakeland.EMERGELakelandwillholdseveraleventsin2010formembersandindividualslookingtojoinEMERGELakeland.Whetheryouarelookingtonetworkandattendsocialevents,seekingoutvolunteeropportunitiesorcareerdevelopmentfunctions,EMERGELakelandhasyoucovered.EMERGELakelandpromotessocialinteractionamongyoungprofessionals,opportunitiesforphilanthropicengagementandcareerenrichment.VisitEmergeLakeland.comtolearnmoreaboutupcomingevents,volunteeropportunities,developmentandsocialoutings.Ifyouareacurrentmember,considergettingmoreinvolvedbyjoin-ingacommittee.FindEMERGELakelandonFacebookandTwitter...evenmoreopportunitiestokeepupwitheventsandprograms.
 MembersoftheEMERGEMarketingCommitteewiththe“EforEMERGEentryintheVISTE  BumblebeeTunaWreathContes EMERGEmembershear 
   
omMikeTaylor,oneofthedirectorsoftheBoysandGirlsClubsofLakelandandMulberry.

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