Annual Meeting and Best Places To Work Awards: Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

CareerSource Polk's most exciting event of the year!

Join CareerSource Polk and a host of businesses, organizations, and individuals in celebration of Polk County’s workforce achievements. The event will also recognize companies dedicated to improving the quality of life for its employees as well as honor individuals who have made significant contributions to workforce and economic development initiatives.

Date: August 18th

Location: RP Funding Center  | 701 W. Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815

Time: 8 A.M. (Doors open at 7:30)



Due to significant response, the application for the Workforce Incentive Awards offering housing down payment, transportation and childcare assistance has closed. For questions, please email [email protected]

Winners will be announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting & Best Places to Work Awards.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Laney, EdD, MBA, CWDP
Senior Workforce Strategist, Lightcast (formerly Emsi Burning Glass)

Dr. Laney specializes in workforce and economic development, as well as strategic workforce planning and data analysis. He has led projects related to industry sector strategies, workforce availability, and labor market demand for workforce development organizations throughout the United States. Prior to working at Emsi Burning Glass, Dr. Laney oversaw talent pipeline strategies at CareerSource Suncoast. His legislative priorities included the development of the nation’s largest student exploration conference for high school students. Dr. Laney’s research and dissertation focused on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s influence on economic mobility among disenfranchised young adults and he was the primary researcher for the Florida-based State of Students Report from 2015 – 2020.

**Title, Corporate and Partner sponsors will receive tickets to an exclusive lunch with Dr. Laney.** 


Individual Reservations

Register for your FREE individual tickets.

Corporate Table Reservations

Reserve a Corporate Table for your business or organization.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Register as a sponsor.

Thank you to our sponsors


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