Lakelander Made

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Lakelander Made Submissions

In recent years, Lakeland has welcomed some incredible homegrown businesses that chose this city as their base and inspiration.  These businesses enlarge our identity as a community, add to our flavor and change the way we eat, shop, work and live as a city.  To celebrate the crafted goods these entrepreneurs create, The Lakelander proudly presents its second year of Lakelander Made. 

In a very special edition of The Lakelander, these products will be highlighted and celebrated.

Only we need your help to make this project a success!  Who are the local artists, entrepreneurs, and makers that inspire you?  Who are the businesses that deserve to be recognized for their fine craftsmanship, fine products, and contributions to Lakeland’s creative repertoire?

Submit your candidate (or nominate yourself) by reviewing the criteria below and submitting the nomination form that follows.

Our Editorial Team will base their selections on the following criteria:

• Innovative product and creativity
• Clearly identifiable customer need
• Customer value and usability

• Quality of materials used
• Attention to detail
• Level of craftsmanship

• Unique design aesthetic
• Visual appeal of product packaging
• Compelling logo

Embodiment of Lakelander Made theme
• Use of local components and processes
• Engagement of local community

All Submissions are due August 12, 2016.

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