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If you're looking for business connections, new friends, or ways to get plugged into the Lakeland community, EMERGE Lakeland is for you!


Upcoming Events

  • Swansational Summer Social
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Jul 07
    Swan Brewing
    Jul 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Swan Brewing, 115 W Pine St, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
    Beat the summer heat with a cold brew at our Raise the Bar event at Swan Brewing!
  • Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Jul 14
    Catapult Lakeland
    Jul 14, 8:00 AM
    Catapult Lakeland, 502 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
    Emerge Lakeland presents an opportunity to explore the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in the work place and in everyday life!
  • Choreography, Conversation and Cocktails
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Jul 28
    Florida Dance Theatre
    Jul 28, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Florida Dance Theatre, 305 W Main St, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
    Put on your dancing shoes and join at the Florida Dance Theatre so we can all look this cool when we bust a move.
  • The Polk Emerging Leaders Awards
    Thu, Aug 25
    Bartow Civic Center
    Aug 25, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
  • EMERGE New Member Luncheon
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Sep 07
    Sep 07, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Grillsmith, 1569 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
    Get answers to those and more questions at the EMERGE Lakeland New Member Orientation Luncheon. This event is held quarterly as an opportunity for new members to enjoy lunch is on us!
  • The EMERGing Race 2022
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Sep 22
    Munn Park
    Sep 22, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
    Munn Park, Munn Park Historic District, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
    Networking--but with a friendly, competitive twist.
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Our Mission Statement

To create a venue for our members to build relationships, develop professionally, become politically aware, philanthropically active, and contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Lakeland.



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