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Lakeland Constructs New Concert & Event Stage! Read on and click to see photos... Read on...

Lakeland Maintains High-Grade Credit Rating with Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an “Aa3” to Lakeland! Read on...

Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on September 10th... Read on...

Board of Commissioners Meeting Date Changes Oct. 1st moved to Sept. 30th; Oct. 8th moved to Oct. 20th. Public notice...

Lakeland Named Exemplary School District! In only its first year of operation, Lakeland School System has been named a Tennessee Exemplary District by the TN Department of Education. Read on...

Upcoming Elections (Board of Commissioners & School Board)... Early Voting – Friday, August 28, 2015 - Saturday, September 12, 2015. Election Day - Thursday, September 17, 2015. Read on...

Lakeland Currents August/Sept. Edition is Here! Catch-up on all news Lakeland. General city news, parks & recreation, etc. Click to read...

The View 38002 releases September edition, online. City, school, recreation, and business news for the entire 38002 area! Click to read...

Save the Date! Lakeland Halloween Festival Saturday, October 24th from 5 - 9 p.m. at Lakeland City Hall. Details here...

Have You Shopped Sprouts Farmer's Market? Keep taxes low by shopping local! Read on...

Shelby Farms Needs Volunteers for Spooky Nights They're looking for volunteer actors as well as general volunteers for training sessions in July, Aug, & Sept. Read on...

Lakeland Weighs Fire Department Options Discussed at the Board of Commissioners Meeting... Read on...

New Fire Rating Means Lower Homeowner's Insurance Premiums in Lakeland Residents should contact their homeowner’s insurance to determine the impact of the new rating which went into effect February 2015. Read on...

Spotlight
        
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Lakeland Business
of the Month:
September 2015

           

Congratulations to our featured
business this month: Trustmark Bank, located at 3714 Canada Rd. Phone: 901-377-3868. Visit their website,
here. More info on Business of the Month program, here.

Also,
special thanks to Branch Manager, Nancy Harrell's support of many activities around our City!

           
2015 Lakeland Family Expo a Success!

By Kim Odom
ChamberExpo2015.jpgThe Lakeland Family Expo was chock-full of fun, Saturday, Aug. 15th, as local businesses of the community and surrounding areas showed off their wares and services. It was the largest group of vendor participants since the Lakeland Chamber began hosting the annual event five years ago. Nearly 40 booths were setup in the gymnasium of Lakeland Elementary offering guests goody-giveaways as they traveled one vendor’s station to the next. Attendees were provided with a multitude of health, financial, and specialty-services brochures and additional informative products offered by each business spotlighting their specialty services.

Amy Wilkins with Pop-A-Lock, a residential and commercial locksmith company, said she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than the expo. “It’s our second year to participate in the friendly expo. It is always a lot fun.” Of course, Amy and Jimmy Wilkins, like other business owners are there to showcase the company’s services. They brought along PAL, the company’s mascot and superhero pup who presents a message of saving lives. Pop-A-Lock hosts a program that offers complimentary seasonal services when a child or pet is accidentally locked in a vehicle. For more information about the company, visit popalockmemphis.com.

In the cafeteria of the elementary school, kids had their own expo of exciting as Funtime Outfitters showcased inflatables like the popular T-ball sports arena and floating air relay. If that wasn’t enough fun, there was face painting and balloon art presented by the amazing balloon artist, Michael D. Tucker, known around the area as the Balloon Man.

City of Lakeland dignitaries showed their support by voluntarily got a little wet for the event. Mayor Wyatt Bunker; Sherri Gallick, vice mayor; Jim Atkinson, city manager; Dr. Ted Horrell, LSS superintendent, Kevin Floyd and Matt Wright, school board members, and local business professional, Don Oliver, did time in the Dunk Tank as friends and family gave it their all – to make sure they all got wet.

The well-supported event was a day of fun for everyone. Ginny Dunn, economic development coordinator, said of the fifth annual Lakeland Family Expo, “It continues to grow and we are already thinking about next year’s expo. It’s sure to be bigger and better.”
                                     
                       
Have You Shopped Sprouts Yet?
(See Grand Opening article, archived here.) Sprouts Grand Opening collage 5.13.15.jpg      
Sprouts Farmers Market is located at 9050 Highway 64 in Lakeland and open 7 am - 10 pm daily. For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SproutsLakeland.

Kim Odom is an employee for the city of Lakeland.

     
Delta_Blues_Winery.jpgSHOP LOCAL:
Delta Blues Winery

Opened early 2015 with a ribbon-cutting on April 13th, 2015.

Checkout their Facebook page, here, for special events including tastings and concerts.