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Job Opening Posted - December 9, 2005

A new job opening has been posted in the EMERGE Forum by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing:

Sponsorship Sales Manager

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Posted by Josh Hallett

New EMERGE Lakeland Member's Forum - December 9, 2005

A new web forum has been created for EMERGE Lakeland members at www.EMERGELakeland.com/connect/. The forum allows any EMERGE member to post topics for discussion, comment on existing posts or just lurk. The forum is only for EMERGE members and does require you to register (a painless process). Once we receive your registration and confirm your membership your account will be activated. Initial forum categories include:

- Out & About: events, restaurants, bars, clubs and other things to do

- Free for All: an open forum for just about anything

- Help Wanted: post job openings that may interest EMERGE members

- Classifieds: want to sell that PS2? list it here

- Get Involved: volunteer opportunities in the community

Like any forum it takes member involvement to get things going. At first glance there isn't much there, but give it time. We'll be seeding some topics, but doing that too much begins to look forced. If you have any questions/comments/concerns e-mail forum@emergelakeland.com


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Posted by Josh Hallett

December Event Recap - December 7, 2005

On Wednesday, November 30, EMERGE Lakeland hosted their last membership meeting of the 2005 year. And what a jovial time it was! Members were entertained by local comedian Justin Fennell as they enjoyed fellowship and lunch at the Junior League Building in downtown Lakeland. Because of the overwhelming membership participation, EMERGE Lakeland is able to pay a $150 honorarium to Mission Of Mercy, a foundation serving to help homeless kids around the world, and founded by Mr. Fennell.

Enjoying the Show?

Angie Register, EMERGE Lakeland Co-Chair for 2005 reminded everyone of the wonderful time she's had over the past year. "It's been a fantastic year full of a lot of rewards and we're proud of the work done by everyone involved in EMERGE. We have had a great Steering Committee, energetic volunteers, wonderful sponsors and my co-chair Kim McKeel and I have been privileged to serve in a leadership capacity to this new, emerging group. United Way of Central Florida and the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce should be proud of what they've started in Emerge Lakeland."

Michael and Angie

Angie introduced the incoming chairs for 2006, Patrick Fagan of RG Crown Bank and Cauney Boydston with the Watson Clinic Foundation. Both are excited about the many opportunities coming their way in 2006. Additionally, Angie thanked the 2005 Corporate Sponsors for their involvement and relationship to Emerge. Without ACS Geosciences, Inc., Clark, Campbell & Mawhinney, Gold's Gym, Heacock Insurance, Madden Corporation, Register Construction and Southside Cleaners, EMERGE members might not otherwise have the opportunities so affordably presented to them throughout the year.

EMERGE Steering Committe Members

EMERGE Lakeland would like to thank the Junior League for allowing use of their facility and Mitchell's Coffee House for the wonderful lunch served at the December membership meeting.

We hope everyone had a wonderful time through 2005 and at the December social. We look forward to seeing you back in 2006 - remember: RENEW RENEW RENEW!


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Posted by Josh Hallett

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