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SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast

SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast

By Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
As the Catalyst for business success, Convener of leaders and influencers, and Champion for our thriving community, the Chamber brings you SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast.
Weekly you will learn more about those furthering the "3 C" vision of the Chamber in their professional and personal lives.
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SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - No On Amendment 2
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast,  Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down 2020 Chamber Board Chair Matt Clark, Vice Chair of Advocacy Gow Fields and Director of Public Affairs Ryan Reis to discuss the reasoning behind the Chamber's formal opposition to Amendment 2.
25:13
October 16, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - The Foundation and BRC
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast,  Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Chamber Chief Development Officer Darla Sechrest-Pettaway to discuss updates relating to the Chamber's Foundation and the progress of the Business Resource Center.
29:09
July 22, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - The Small Business Council
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast,  Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Patrick Gogliardo of Business Down Pat, Inc. who is also Chair of the Chamber's Small Business Council. The episode features Patrick's advice for small businesses as a veteran entrepreneur and also discusses the role of the Chamber's new Small Business Council.
26:44
June 29, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - Thrive Don't Just Survive
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Tony Johnson, CCXP, Founder of Ignite Your Service.  The episode features a a discussion on how to best offer customer service, secure sales and lead during our ever-changing economy. Tony's experience in these areas comes from  20 years of running businesses - from retail to  restaurants and everything in between.  He has supported Fortune 200  companies and small businesses alike in Sports and Leisure, food  service, retail, healthcare, and convention centers. 
28:02
June 10, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - Reopen Taskforce In Action
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts, Associate Vice President for Community Relations at Southeastern University. Sylvia is currently serving as Chair of the Reopen Lakeland Taskforce Marketing Subcommittee that is working on messaging that can aid in increasing consumer confidence as we look to relaunch our local economy. The episode features a conversation as to the current status of small business in Lakeland and what the Reopen Lakeland Taskforce and our community as a whole can do to best serve our businesses now and after the pandemic.
34:42
May 26, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - The Future Is Bright with Lakeland Electric GM Joel Ivy
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Lakeland Electric General Manager Joel Ivy. The discussion features a conversation as to the current status of Lakeland Electric as well as looking forward to what the future holds. Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates also provides an update on the progress of the Reopen Lakeland Taskforce as well as the status of Chamber events.
21:01
May 13, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - Risk Managment, Financial Hardship and the Reopen Lakeland Task Force
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast,  Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Suncoast Credit  Union's Senior Vice President of Jackie Gilbert. The discussion features a conversation as to managing risk and what to do if faced with financial hardship brought on as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. We also switch things up in our second segment where Chamber COO Sarah Breed interviews Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates as to the Reopen Lakeland Task Force, Phase 1 of the state's reopen plan and other matters relating to the Chamber.
28:53
May 04, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - CARES Act 2.0
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast,  Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Suncoast Credit Union's Business Relationship Officer Alisha Martin. The discussion features a reflection on the initial CARES Act, the process of applying for various grants and loans, as well as how businesses can be best prepared for opportunities presented by the new Cares Act. 
29:49
April 25, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast - Feedback from our First Responders
On  this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast,  Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Assistant Chief  Hans Lehman of the Lakeland Police Department and Captain Matt Brown of  the Lakeland Fire Department via telephone. The discussion includes Hans and Matt talking about the impact that  COVID-19 has had upon our first responders and what they have learned  from life in this "new normal."
23:42
April 20, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast. Time With Tony: A conversation with Lakeland City Manager Tony Delgado
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates sits down with Lakeland City Manager Tony Delgado via telephone . The discussion includes Tony talking about his background, the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking forward to the day that we are back to the Lakeland we knew previously.
24:34
April 10, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast. Safer At Home: Chamber staff shares their thoughts as we transition to working from home.
On this episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, Chamber staff shares their thoughts as we transition to working from home due to the statewide "Safer-At-Home" Act.  Chamber COO Sarah Breed and Director of Marketing & Communications Brandy Freidank join Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates to discuss what the Chamber is doing to better serve its investors during this difficult time for our nation. The conversations include updates on Leadership Lakeland, Zoom Seminars, the CARES Act and also thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting business and personal lives.
29:26
April 03, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast. Nonprofit Pivot: How our area nonprofits are changing to serve their clients during times of crisis
This episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, features a conversation as to how our area nonprofits are changing to serve their clients during times of crisis. Host Sarah Breed, Lakeland Chamber COO, welcomes Amy Royal of kidsPACK and Leon Battle of FBCH + One More Child. This episode also features an "Investor Insight" from Chamber President & CEO Cory Skeates and Chamber Director of Public Affairs Ryan Reis as to the advocacy efforts of the Chamber. Intro and Outro voice-over work provided by Cory Skeates. Music by Joseph McDade http://josephmcdade.com/music Produced by Cory Skeates.
28:26
March 27, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast. COVID-19: HR, Healthcare and Financial Perspectives and Advice
This episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast, provides perspectives and advice as it relates to the HR, healthcare, and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Host Cory Skeates, Chamber President & CEO, welcomes: Amanda Walls, Senior Attorney with Peterson & Myers; Adil Khan, CEO of Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center; and, Derek Oxford, Certified Financial Planner with CPS Investment Advisors. The episode also features a "Investor Insight" with Chamber Investor Consultant Jazz Lyons regarding "Chamber Cost Savings Programs." Intro and Outro voice-over work provided by  Liz Craven. Music by Joseph McDade https://josephmcdade.com/music 
35:18
March 20, 2020
SHIFT The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast. What it means to be a "3 C" Chamber.
The inaugural episode of SHIFT - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast. (Episode #1) In this episode, guests Michelle Ledford (MADE), Matt Clark (Broadway Real Estate Services) and Will Link (Reed, Mahwinney & Link) join host Cory Skeates (President & CEO of the Chamber) for a conversation relating to the Chamber’s new Mission Statement and the "SHIFT" that the Chamber is undergoing as an organization to be the: Catalyst for business success; Convener of leaders and influencers; and,  Champion for our thriving community Our guests provide their thoughts as to the work the Chamber is doing to be the "3 C” organization that our investors expect. The episode also features Investor Consultant Jazz Lyons and Director of Public Affairs Ryan Reis providing an "Investor Insight" into the benefits of Leads Groups. Guests: Past Chair, Michelle Ledford (MADE); 2020 Chair, Matt Clark (Broadway Real Estate Services); and, Chair Elect, Will Link (Reed, Mahwinney & Link). Music by Joseph McDade https://josephmcdade.com/music 
30:49
March 13, 2020