Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

A monthly column exploring  issues that are important to the Lake Wales Economic Development community

Economic Development Greatly Enhanced by Great Preparation

If you’ve heard it said once, you’ve heard it said a dozen times or more: The secret to success — or the key to success — in (“XYZ”) is in the planning and preparation.   You can replace the “XYZ” in this morsel of wisdom with all kinds of endeavors. It’s true when exam time […]

Chamber Pleased to Have a Role in Development of Local Leaders

Though it might cost me some gentle ribbing down the road for being “biased,” I just have to say, with all sincerity and honest evaluation, that one of the best concentrated programs for professional and personal education and enrichment locally is one sponsored right here, within the offices of the Lake Wales Area Chamber of […]

Nothing But Polished Diamonds Among Gala Award Winners

It’s a wonderful thing when a community can come together to shine the light on the people and organizations that help to make it tick — that help to make it thrive and prosper, to make it go and grow A whole lot of “wonderful” happened in mid-May when the Lake Wales Area Chamber of […]

IN 1983, THE MOTIS FAMILY BEGAN TO BUILD SOMETHING SPECIAL IN LOCAL BUSINESS

One of the great things about economic development work is the opportunity to meet and interact with so many professionals, learn about them and from them, and get familiar with the organizations they lead or serve. Most of these professionals come from the business community, of course, but they also hail from government, education, law […]

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