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Interactive Directory Platform

Full Featured Listings

The newly designed
Lakeland Connection Website offers premium members a variety of advertising options! Members can create special deals, encourage customer reviews, be located via GPS when visitors are near and receive leads directly through the website!

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Affordable Membership

Accessible Connections

There's no network anywhere that provides this much value for such a low cost. Get much needed, high-value exposure for your business for one affordable price! Members receive convenient, accessible opportunities that would be valuable for ANYONE who wants to increase their business and grow their network.

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Digital Networking Opportunities

Online & Offline

Traditional networking is still important, but LBL makes it possible to build authentic relationships by connecting online and offline, making it convenient for everyone to make stronger connections in the digital age. This is definitely NOT your grandfather's networking group!

"With LBL, I’ve built a network with people who value community, connection, and personal growth. "

Dianne Kaplan, 1st Priority

"LBL hits me in my Sweet Spot! It is both synergy and symbiosis!"

Tracie Carley, Mary Kay

"I am a better manager because I’ve been blessed by the input and expertise of a diverse group of professionals."

Lori Long, Small Wonders

"Starting my business was MUCH easier having a community cheering me on!"

Kate Lake, My Office & More

"LBL brings out my personal best. Inspiring me to motivate myself and others to invest in their community through their work and volunteerism."

Debbie Prescott, FPP Polk

"Being an avid Facebook user I came across Lakeland Business Leaders.  Wow! I struck Gold!!! Where else could you find an audience of over 3500 people that care as much about Lakeland as I do?"

Chuck Parkinson, Innovative Ink

Tuesday Power Breakfasts

Every week, LBL Premium Members have the opportunity to connect. Each month a different premium member business hosts our group, allowing our members to explore  new businesses. Different than most weekly meetings, we focus on engagement and our topics are designed to stimulate conversation and allow members to share ideas and  learn from other members. Interested in learning more? Plan to attend the next breakfast meeting as a guest to find out just how powerful our power breakfasts are!

Friday Power Lunches

For the person who cannot attend the breakfast meetings, we have just the thing! Just like our breakfast events, every week, LBL Premium Members have the opportunity to connect. Each month a different premium member business hosts our group, allowing our members to explore new businesses. Different than most weekly meetings, we focus on engagement and our topics are designed to stimulate conversation and allow members to share ideas and learn from other members. Interested in learning more?  Plan to attend the next lunch meeting as a guest to find out just how powerful our power lunches are!

Monthly Meet & Greets

Meet & Greets take place the LAST Thursday of every month, at various locations throughout Lakeland after business hours. These events are business casual events that  provide additional opportunities for our members to get out from behind their desks and mobile devices and get to know other members and guests in the “real world.” Each  month, businesses are encouraged to donate door prizes and a raffle is run to help raise money for different local non-profit organizations in Lakeland. The proceeds of these  raffles go directly to the non-profit of the month.  Non-profits are usually selected by the hosting business. Premium Members attend these events at no cost. Guests pay $10 to attend.

Join Today!

When you join as a premium member, you’ll gain access to a network of almost 4,000 Lakelanders who want to contribute to our local economy, who care about our community and who believe in the power of genuine, authentic caring relationship to help grow their local businesses.

LBL members believe in helping other members, connecting the best solutions to needs of the community and supporting our local small business community.

 

Need more information?

Click here: LBL Benefits 2016

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead