In today’s economic state your membership is more important than ever! To enjoy the fruits of our harvest tomorrow, we must sow the seeds of prosperity by investing in our business community today. Did you know that membership in the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce can significantly boost your business’ image among consumers. In a scientific survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, found positive perceptions of chamber members in a number of areas, including overall favorability, consumer awareness and reputation, and likelihood of future patronage. The study showed that when respondents were told that a particular business was a member of a chamber, they were 44% more likely to rate it favorably than study respondents who were not told of the chamber affiliation. Respondents are also 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from a small business that is a chamber member.
The Lakeland Chamber – Helping You Connect, Impact, and Grow
Here’s how we help your business:
CONNECT: The Lakeland Chamber helps build a strong community by connecting its members to people, business, and issues important to business success.
IMPACT: The Lakeland Chamber provides unique opportunities for its business leaders to influence civic, social, and business initiatives that support community growth.
GROW: On behalf of its broad and diverse membership, the Lakeland Chamber creates a climate of growth and success that benefits all business in Lakeland area.
Located near the crossroads of I-40 and SR-385, LAKELAND is a growing community in Tennessee with a focus on growing with you and your business.
- Population of 12,000+
- Median Age: 38.4
- Median Household Income: $91,620.00
- 44% College Graduate Rate for Those 25 Years and Older
LAKELAND is located just 25 miles from Memphis International Airport, and has multiple available sites in the high traffic corridors of the city making it the perfect location for development.
- $350M Mixed-Use Development (The Lake District) Currently Underway at the I-40 and Canada Rd Interchange
- Lakeland Commons, another $30M Mixed-Use Development is Being Planned
- State of Tennessee Recently Completed an Urban Interchange at I-40 and Canada Rd With a High Standard of Design
LAKELAND has been named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Raise a Family in Tennessee (WalletHub) and one of the Top 3 Tennessee Cities for Young Families (Nerd Wallet).
- Lakeland School System Recognized as a Tennessee Exemplary School District
- 550+ Residential Lots in Planned Developments
- 124+ Acres of Parks
- Easy Access to Major Thoroughfares SR 385, I-40, Hwy 70 and Hwy 64
The Shelby County Chamber Alliance serves as an advisory body for each participating chamber of commerce on legislative and policy issues that affect the business community along the TN 385/I-269 Corridor of Shelby County.
EDGE partners with The Shelby County Chamber Alliance on economic development in our greater area.