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We’ve Moved, and You’re Invited to See Our New Digs

It’s been a busy couple of months here, as we packed up our office and moved a block away to Kentucky Avenue in gorgeous downtown Lakeland. Now that we’ve unpacked, got our phone fixed and hung all the artwork, we’re ready to show off the new space. Lorrie Walker Communications will take part in an open house 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 9 that includes dozens of awesome businesses. We’re offering a Mad Men-style cocktail, cake pops and cupcakes to those who swing by for a peak, so don’t miss out. We aren’t the only ones offering an incentive to hang out downtown on a Friday night. Other shops and restaurants will...

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We’re Celebrating Five Years in Business

May 5 marks five years that Lorrie Walker Communications has been in business, an accomplishment of which I am incredibly proud. I’ve read statistics published by the Small Business Administration that say seven of 10 new employer establishments make it to the two-year mark, while 51 percent survive at least five years. While it’s awesome that slightly more than half of businesses make it, it’s also sobering to realize that almost half do not. When I think about being in business for five years, I’m reminded of that saying about the turtle on the fence post. If you see a turtle on a fence post, you can be sure he...

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Congrats to Valencia College

Congratulations are in order for Valencia College, which learned on Monday that it had been awarded the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. This announcement was made during a ceremony held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In addition to these crazy-cool bragging rights, VCC also was awarded $600,000 in prize money. Why does a public relations firm in Lakeland care about this prestigious honor? Because our very own PR maven Lanette Strong is a Valencia graduate who went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida. Clearly, the school turns out some talent, and we’re reaping the benefits of...

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Cover the Bases…Prepare for Hurricane Season at Annual Expo

This isn’t necessarily PR-related, but we here in Polk County understand the importance of hurricane preparedness. So we’re sharing this information about the upcoming live Hurricane Expo Webcast: Polk County residents are encouraged to attend the annual Hurricane Expo on June 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Winter Haven Orange Dome. Speak to area experts and vendors about hurricane readiness. The event features children’s activities, hotdog/hamburger sales, and a chance to visit with Sparky the Fire Pup, Fire Clowns Ember and H2O, and other safety representatives. Can’t make it to the expo site? Participate online!...

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We’re Having an Open House

If you’re in the area on Friday, we invite you to stop by our office at Tennessee Carriage Lofts in Downtown Lakeland for an open house. The event is 4-6:30 p.m. at 229 N. Tennessee Ave. We’re actually but a small part of the open house- the event kicks off with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tennessee Carriage Lofts, followed by the open house to showcase the building’s renovation, as well as the offices, retail space and residential live/work lofts located in the building. Many of the businesses located in the building are participating in the event, including Lorrie Walker Communications. We also will have artwork on...

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Pictures of the New Office

I wrote recently about movin’ on up. Because the office is new, and the building is newly renovated, I thought it would be nice to share some photos. So here you go: A street view of Tennessee Carriage Lofts. Three studio apartments are located on the second floor. The foyer, which provides access to all three sections of office space. The lobby/waiting area inside 231 N. Tennessee Ave. We need to get some artwork on these walls! Hallway. My office. I’m working on getting things hung on the...

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Movin’ On Up

Growth is a good thing. Growth during tough economic times is a great thing. Growth sometimes brings a bit of fear and discomfort. In 2011, I have determined to embrace that fear and discomfort and use it as the impetus for expanding Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc. I’m am happy to announce that after nearly four years in business, I made the decision a couple of weeks ago to move my office out of my home and into a space in Downtown Lakeland. Do you ever just get the feeling that you KNOW what you’re doing is the right decision? That has been the case with this move. Within two weeks, I found a great location. As I type, I am...

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Lakeland Public Relations Firm To Assist With ACS Cattle Barons’ Ball

Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc. is excited to be a part of the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Barons’ Ball Planning Committee. The 2011 event, held Feb. 19 at Bunch Ranch in Highland City, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Lorrie Walker, president, will chair the Public Relations subcommittee and will be in charge of publicity for the event. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” Walker said. “This is a great event that raises funds for cancer research and other ACS activities, and I’m happy to help make sure we get the word out and draw a good crowd.”...

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Agency Providing Public Relations Services in Tampa Celebrates Anniversary

TAMPA AND LAKELAND, FL—(TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009) Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc. a public relations firm that offers public relations services in Tampa, celebrates its second anniversary this month. ...

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New Web Site Launched For Public Relations Firm in Tampa, FL

Thursday, March 12, 2009 – LAKELAND, FLORIDA – Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc., a public relations firm in Tampa, FL, has launched its newly redesigned Web site. ...

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