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AMI Lakeland hiring Part Time Employees - April 28, 2006

AMI Lakeland is looking to hire Part Time Employees...
- Administrative Assistant
- Master Counselor (Masters Degree with Counseling experience/Social Work/LMHC)
- Motivational Instructor

AMI Lakeland is an after school kids program that provides Behavior Modification, Moral Reasoning, Skill Streaming, Health Education, Aggression Therapy, individual and family counseling to the At-Risk-Youth of Lakeland. We are a Non-Profit organization that has been in Polk County since 1993, but have just recently moved back into the City of Lakeland. We are increasing the number of kids we service and are looking to hire more staff.

If you or someone you know is interested, please have them fax their resumes to 863-682-7660 or email:

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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Apron's Event at Lone Palm - April 21, 2006

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The Apron's Event held at Lone Palm was hugely successful. Big thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this event together including, Melissa Inella and Rachel Cassidy. Also special thanks to Lone Palm Country Club, the United Way Young Leaders, Chef Bil Mitchell with Publix Aprons, and Mark Bailey sponsored by US Constellation Wines.

We had about 70 members and guests present at Lone Palm for good wine, good food and good conversation. Cauney Bamberg and Patrick Fagan (2006 co-chairs) welcomed the group and gave a brief re-cap of what's going on with EMERGE Lakeland. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves as much as we did, and if you weren't able to attend we hope to see you at our next event in May, stay tuned for details.

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Posted by Kristin Carlson

Museum Honors Polk County First Responders/Emergency Personnel & Families - April 21, 2006



On Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, Polk County firefighters, police officers and other first responders and their families are invited to Polk Museum of Art to view the powerful new exhibition entitled AFTERMATH: Images from Ground Zero, Photography by Joel Meyerowitz. The exhibition will be on display from April 22 through July 9, 2006. ADMISSION WILL BE FREE THAT WEEK-END and Museum hours will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Joel Meyerowitz is one of the most respected color photographers working today. His first book Cape Light is considered a classic work of color photography. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and over 250 other museums.

On September 23, 2001, Meyerowitz took his camera to the site on which the World Trade Towers had stood. For the next eight months he recorded the process of clearing the wreckage and coping with the tragedy. At first denied permission to photograph the site, Meyerowitz persisted and became the only photographer able to work within the wreckage. His efforts are a testament to the power of documented history. AFTERMATH includes 31 images selected from the thousands he shot, two of which are monumental: one measuring 8’ x 10’ and the other 8’ x 22’.

The idea for the exhibition came from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. A version of the exhibition was inaugurated by Colin Powell in the spring of 2002. To date, millions of people from across the globe have viewed these startling and beautiful images.

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Polk Museum of Art is located in Lakeland, Florida. The Museum is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 528,000 residents of Polk County. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for Museum members. General admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for Seniors (62 and older). Children and students with ID are free. Admission is free to all on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until noon and on quarterly 5th Sundays. The Museum is fully accessible.

Polk Museum of Art :: 800 East Palmetto Street :: Lakeland, Florida 33801-5529


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Job Opening with Saddle Creek Corporation - April 21, 2006

The Company – Saddle Creek Corporation is a 40-year old privately held leading provider of warehousing, transportation, and integrated logistics services. We provide distribution solutions for contract and public warehousing, along with specialty packaging, bar coding, inventory management and logistics outsourcing. Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Saddle Creek employs over 1,400 associates and has facilities located in 17 cities in the southeastern and southwestern United States.

The Saddle Creek management team believes that the understanding of our customer’s needs and providing solutions is a key to long-term competitive success. In today’s business environment many of those solutions will be provided through technology. Therefore, we must leverage leading edge systems that meet our customer’s needs and requirements. The Network Engineer position is a critical component to our competitive success.

The Position – The Network Engineer is responsible for the health and security of all SCC local and wide area networks. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

-Design, configure, and maintain routing, security, and switching solutions for local and wide area networks.
-Coordinate specifying, procuring, provisioning, and installing of data communications circuits and equipment.
-Develop network documentation, procedures, and monitoring strategies.
-Provide network utilization statistics, status reports, and change recommendations as appropriate.
-Perform systems administrator and technical support functions for Windows based operating systems.
-Isolate problem trends and troubleshoot recurring issues to find permanent solutions.
-Assist in the development of a corporate disaster recovery plan.
-Configure and install customer co-located infrastructure as requested.
-Travel as required (up to 25%).
-Participate in the Technical Services "On Call" rotation schedule.

Education – An undergraduate degree with solid academic accomplishments, preferably in a technology related field is preferred. An advanced, or computer science, degree would receive favorable consideration. CCNP or CCSP certification is required, CCIE certification preferred. Microsoft certification is a plus.

Experience – The candidate will have proven experience with multiple implementations of multi-site high availability networking solutions including multi-vendor networking utilizing OSPF, HSRP, and BGP. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate high degrees of competency in analysis, troubleshooting, documentation, and project management; and must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Compensation – Saddle Creek is prepared to offer a highly attractive compensation package which will include a competitive base salary, substantial bonus opportunity, profit sharing, 401K, and a competitive benefits package.

To apply for this position: Please submit a resume including salary history to:

Saddle Creek Corporation
Reference: Network Engineer Position
3010 Saddle Creek Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

You may submit your information electronically to ISRecruiting@saddlecrk.com Please include “Network Engineer” in the subject line.

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Carolyn Jackson named one of the Women of Distinction - April 17, 2006

Carolyn Jackson was one of ten women named Women of Distinction Thursday by the Lakeland Metro chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners at a ceremony at Eaglebrooke.

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Carolyn Jackson

Title/Company: Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce

Age: 58

Education: Bachelor's in education

Career: Senior vice president, member relations

Work highlight: Seeing the success of a completed initiative and the relationships that are created through the programs I'm responsible for -- Leadership Lakeland, Emerge Lakeland, the Entrepreneurial Academy.

Observation on women in your line of business: Professional, dedicated to community.

Career aspirations: Whatever I'm doing -- give it my best and stay open to change.

Proudest career moment: Seeing the success of the CommUnity Celebration.

Lowest career point: Re-entering the job market after having been a stay at home mom.

Advice: Never give up. Try to look at issues from others' perspectives.

Top two community activities: McKeel Academy of Technology board of directors; volunteer for Young Patriots Foundation -Congressional Classroom.

What do you do for fun?: Travel, read, spend time with friends.

Favorite book: Currently, "The Secret Lives of Bees"

Family: Children Staci and Todd; three grandchildren.

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Emerge Member Seeking Help for Local Family - April 5, 2006

Cauney Bamberg's brother-in-law is the pastor of a local church and a recent fire has caused a family to be displaced with very limited resources. The following information is from the pastor's wife:

We have a family in our church that had a fire in there apartment complex over the weekend. The had a lot of smoke damage and lost all of their clothes and etcetera. They do not have renters insurance. If anyone has or know of children that would donate clothes here are their sizes
Cody - 16 yr old boy 29/32 (thin & tall)
Jake - 16 yr old boy 28/30
Becky - 12 yr old girl - girls sizes 10/12
Ashley - 6 yr old girl 6x

They could also use towels (bath as well as kitchen). Just think of anything fabric you use on a daily basis and that is what was lost.
We have made the need know also in our church, but as you know it is a small church and I thought if I could network as many as possible we could get them more assistance.
Even if you are unable to donate items - please more than anything keep them in your prayers. If you have never experienced a fire in your home, it is extremely devastating......

If anyone has anything they are able to donate to please contact Cauney Bamberg on her cell at (863) 944-4574.

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Posted by Kristin Carlson

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