Ekim's Newsletter - Vol. 1, No. 2, March 2021
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March Newsletter - SPRING IS HERE!

Hello Ekim’s Place Fans! Welcome to our second Newsletter, and Welcome to Spring! Are you as happy as I am for longer days and flowers blooming?

Happy spring! The earth laughs in flowers

What’s New?

We have now been a live website for two months! We started humbly and are humbly growing. Word of mouth is our best advertising. We strive to provide top notch service to the consumers visiting our site, but most importantly to the small business owners who take a chance and join our site!

So far in this month of March, we have added 5 businesses to our Local Directory! 1st Priority Staffing, Lakeland Digital Printing Company, DreaM Digital, Main & Monroe, and Bungalow Boutique & Gifts.

We started the month with 7, and with our new additions this month, we are up to 12 businesses! We are spreading the word to Lakeland business owners and we know next month we will be even bigger!

Are you a local business owner or know someone who is? The bottom of this Newsletter has links you can click to the Submission Forms for your FREE Business Ad, or FREE +Emporium Page upgrade when you purchase a Business Page!

Ekim’s Weekly Blog

Ekim’s Place Blog is published every Wednesday and shared on our Facebook page! Our next five weeks of blogs are titled, “Date Night in Lakeland”, “Behind the Scenes at Ekim’s Place”, “Spring is in the Air”, and “PEF T-Shirt Fundraiser”.

Make sure you like our page to see our blogs and other fun content that’s all about community, and all about Lakeland!

We love hearing from our subscribers! Have a suggestion for a blog topic? Email us at ekimsplace@gmail.com

Ekim’s Top Picks

Business owners on our Local Directory are randomly chosen for an interview where I will ask all about how they got started, what makes them unique, and of course some tough questions that make them think.

Broadway Real Estate Services was the first to participate. We were honored to connect with President, Matt Clark, and dive into his entrepreneurial brain. Click here to read the full interview.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next Top Picks Blog! You won’t want to miss these fun articles!

Ekim’s Top Picks - Broadway Real Estate Services


Community Outreach Page highlights non-profits and charities in town who directly serve Lakeland. The need is great and we want to give a platform to those who give so selflessly to help residents of our beloved community.

Free Teacher Market at PEF is our current SPOTLIGHT! We have set a goal to raise $5,000 so we can buy much needed supplies for our local teachers and students!

This month we added a new non-profit: ONE MORE CHILD at Florida Baptist Children’s Home. They are ON DECK to be our next SPOTLIGHT! Check out their directory listing here to learn more about how they serve the children of Lakeland.

ONE MORE CHILD at Florida Baptist Children’s Home - On Deck



A Business Ad is FREE Forever!

Want to upgrade to a Business Page? Take advantage of our introductory offer – The First 50 Businesses who sign up for a Business Page are automatically upgraded to the +Emporium page where you get up to 24 Business Ads and your own Emporium page!

The Business Ad and Business Page links take you to the Submission Form where you can easily upload the content needed to start getting more eyes on your logo!

A Business Ad is FREE Forever!