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September 2019

September Monthly Meeting: Annual Officer Installation and Awards Ceremony

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Terrace Hotel, 329 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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New State President and Universal Orlando Resort Senior Public Relations Director Alyson Lundell, APR, CPRC, will install the 2019-2020 Board of Directors for the Dick Pope / Polk County Chapter, share her vision for the statewide FPRA organization in the upcoming year, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of her team’s most successful public relations efforts such as Halloween Horror Nights.

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October 2019

October Professional Development Meeting: SUN ‘n FUN

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
SUN ‘n FUN, 4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811 United States
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Carol Cali, Director of Marketing and Media Relations, will share some insights and experiences as to the organization's success and lessons learned.

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November 2019

November Monthly Meeting: Compelling Connections – How and Why Your Influence Matters

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Terrace Hotel, 329 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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In this fun and inspiring presentation, author, game designer and filmmaker, Tim Walsh screens clips from his documentary film, OPERATION: Operation, and discusses the themes of play, connection and vulnerability, culminating in the claim that our influence matters more than we realize.

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December 2019

December Monthly Meeting: Why Digital Accessibility Compliance Matters

December 18, 2019 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Terrace Hotel, 329 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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DigiPro Media CEO Steve Barshov will discuss the history of digital accessibility compliance, why accessibility compliance matters to the American business owner, and how a business can mitigate the risk of a digital accessibility lawsuit.

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January 2020

January Monthly Meeting: Scott Brickhouse, Chick-fil-A

January 15 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
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Lakelander Scott Brickhouse’s Chick-fil-A franchise has been recognized and awarded by Chick-fil-A corporate as one of the busiest Chick-fil-A restaurants in the country. In order to keep up with demand, Brickhouse’s franchise was razed in early 2019 to make way for a larger, state-of-the-art restaurant. In June, he cut the ribbon on the new 5,300-square-foot restaurant capable of handling 350 customers per hour (versus 200 customers before). This month, Brickhouse will discuss the Chick-fil-A company culture that drives business and makes them the most profitable fast-food franchise chain in the United States.

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