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The Stanford Inn’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - September 28, 2010

EMERGE Lakeland members are invited to The Stanford Inn’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Stanford Inn Bed & Breakfast, which recently opened a tea room, is a new member of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, and wanted to reach out to young professionals to attend the ribbon cutting.

This is a great opportunity to tour The Stanford Inn, a historic Victorian home built in 1906 that is a Bartow landmark. This beautiful southern home was the Sultenfuss residence in the 1991 film “My Girl,” which starred Dan Akroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin.

Please RSVP to Lorrie Delk Walker: Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, Sept. 29.

The Stanford Inn is located at 555 Stanford Ave. in Bartow.

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Job Posting for Family Fundamentals - September 22, 2010

Part time PreK teacher & parent educator. BS in early childhood or related field & 5 years PreK experience required. Strong interpersonal skills needed. Up to $25 per hour depending on education & experience. Please send resume to United Way, PO Box 1357, Highland City 33846 or

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Get your VIP tickets for Politics in the Park! - September 20, 2010

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Politics in the Park VIP Reception. Wachovia Bank, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is hosting this year’s event in the lobby of their downtown branch, located at 113 S Tennessee Avenue. The VIP Reception offers participants the opportunity to mingle with candidates for one hour prior to the kick-off of Politics in the Park. The reception begins at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $50 and include cocktails and hors’ derves. For more information call Christine at 863-688-8551, x228.

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United Way of Central Florida 2010 Young Leaders Society Kickoff Event - September 17, 2010

You're Invited!
United Way of Central Florida
Young Leaders Society Kickoff Event

Thursday, September 23, 2010
THE GYM Sports Bar and Grill
118 S. Kentucky Ave. (Lakeland, Florida)
5:30-7:30 PM

Appetizers and drink specials will be provided

United Way of Central Florida Young Leaders are age 40 and younger and actively participate in the annual campaigns, volunteering and networking opportunities. These young Leaders are making a lasting, positive impact in our community. Please join us for this kickoff event!

Please RSVP to Megan Mayer, Leadership Giving Association Assistant
(863)648-1500 ext. 242 or

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Pics on the Promenade - September 16, 2010

Woodmen of the World is excited to announce that we are sponsoring Pics on the Promenade'showing of "Hook" on Oct. 8th. Prior to the movie showing, we are going to be hosting a family fall festival and selling box dinners. All of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Central Florida Autism Institute, Inc. We are delighted to help this amazing organization, and are encouraging everyone to come out and support a great cause.

Meals are $4 in advance, and $6 at the door. Meals include: a hamburger or hotdog, baked beans, coleslaw, mac n' cheese, and a drink (sweet tea or lemonade).

If anyone has any questions, or wants to buy tickets, please contact Laura Helm: 863.647.3829.

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Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association luncheon - September 15, 2010

EMERGE Lakeland is invited to attend the Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association luncheon on 10/7 at 11:30 am at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club. Dr. Susan MacManus will present a program on the upcoming election season. Cost is $25 per person and seating is limited, so contact Lisa Oliver asap at to register.

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Camp Fire's Octoberfest - September 15, 2010

Oktoberfest is almost here! Join us at the Camp Fire Center on October 2nd between 7:30pm & 10:30pm for an evening of specialty beer tasting, live music featuring Billy Needs A Beard, and traditional German food - bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad & homemade dessert. Don't delay! Tickets sold before September 25, 2010 are $15 each. After the 25th, tickets will cost $18 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance at This event is for adults age 21 and over.

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EMERGE Lakeland is proud to announce the members of the 3rd class for the Peer-to-Peer program - September 7, 2010

EMERGE Lakeland is proud to announce the members of the 3rd class for the Peer-to-Peer program:

Michelle Crawford, American Compliance Technologies, Inc; Cindy Dykes, Madden Corporation; Laura Helm, Woodmen of the World; Ryan Edrington, Ryan’s Pressure Washing; John Evans, Saunders Real Estate; Erin Geiger, Lighthouse Ministries; Adam Justice, Polk Museum of Art; Michael Kincart, Clark, Campbell, Mawhinney & Lancaster, P.A.; Shaun Miller, CPS Group CPA’s, PA; Derek Oxford, CPS Group CPA’s, PA; Michael Tucker, Florida Southern College; Bradley Wright, Wall Foss Financial, LLC

P2P was developed for young professionals that are new to Lakeland or have recently returned to Lakeland. P2P aims to enrich the professional development of Lakeland's young professionals by partnering them with existing EMERGE Lakeland members. Each event is aimed at connecting the participant with the Lakeland community, helping to retain good local talent and providing volunteer opportunities within the community.

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September EMERGE Member Spotlight- Sonya Holland - September 2, 2010

Sonya Holland, audit supervisor at The NCT Group, CPAs

Q: What brought you to Lakeland?

A: I was hired by The NCT Group, CPAs and moved to Lakeland five years ago.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about your job?

A: As an auditor, the most rewarding aspect of my job is working with clients in various industries.

Q: Why did you join EMERGE Lakeland, and what part of being a member have you found most beneficial?

A: I wanted to meet other professionals in my age bracket. I have also enjoyed learning about the various nonprofit agencies serving the Lakeland community.

Q: Name one fact about you that people would be surprised to learn.

A: I love action movies.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: The Bourne Supremacy

Q: What is the lamest CD or movie that you own?
A: Totally 80’s CD

Q: Name one of your favorite Lakeland events and tell us why it's your favorite.

A: I love the Annual Christmas parade. I enjoy watching the parade with my kids. Two of my kids participated in the parade last year, which was a treat!

Q: Name one guilty pleasure.

A: Ice cream, I love it!!

Q: What is the worst job you've ever had?
A: I haven’t had a worst job. I’ve learned lessons and grown from each experience.

Q: Name one pet peeve.

A: People who talk loudly on their cell phone at a restaurant.

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