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Events available for Registration...

2018 Engage Yearly Sponsors
01/01/18 - 12/31/18
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2018 Professional Development Academy: Leadership In The Workplace
02/28/18 - 10/10/18
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Leadership Bartow XVIII
05/03/18 - 06/01/20
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2018 Polk Politics Candidate Rally
08/16/18 - 08/16/18
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ENGAGE Lunch & Learn: Shelly Wilkes
08/17/18 - 08/17/18
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2018 Community Relations Committee's Diversity Luncheon
09/19/18 - 09/19/18
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2018 Chamber Golf Scramble
10/05/18
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2018 Champions Cup - Spirit of Bartow Register
10/18/18
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2018 Veterans' Hometown Heroes
11/09/18 - 11/09/18
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2018 Leadership Bartow Reunion
11/29/18
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Events in the next 365 days...
DateEvent
06/04/18
 -06/28/18
Camp READY! Ft. Meade

The Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success over four weeks. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN! With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment.
 

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06/11/18
 -07/03/18
Camp READY! Bartow

The Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success over four weeks. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN! With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment. The cost of the program for the entire month is just $25.

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06/26/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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06/27/18
Spurlow's Archery Pro Shop

Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce for Bartow's new shop: Spurlow's Archery Pro Shop located near Badcock's and Spath Jewelers at 1264 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow. Hope to see you there!

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07/02/18
 -07/27/18
Camp READY! All Saints Academy

The Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success over four weeks. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN! With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment.
 

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07/11/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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07/12/18
Central Florida Healthcare Job Fair

Looking for a career in healthcare? 

Whether you're ready to get your career started or a seasoned professional. plan to attend the 

Central Florida Healthcare Job Fair

Thursday, July 12
10 am to 2 pm


Auburndale Community Center
405 Bennett Street
Auburndale, FL 33823

 

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07/14/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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07/19/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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07/24/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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08/02/18
KIWANIS CLUB CRYIN' TOWEL IS AUGUST 2nd

Kiwanis Club Cryin’ Towel Kicks Off Football Season
The Bartow Kiwanis Club’s event, the Cryin' Towel, Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m., kicks off the community football season.

The annual event features a "tailgate party"-like reception that includes sausage appetizers and freshly-boiled corn on the cob.

"Kickoff" (dinner) starts 7:00 p.m. and features a Texas Cattle Company steak with baked potato and side dish.

The program, in which area high school football coaches “cry" about how awful their teams are, begins at 7:30 p.m.  Door prizes, a drawing, free beer as well as a cash bar are featured at this fun event. Come hear the “blubbering” coaches and cheer for your favorite teams, all for only $50 per person (must be 21 and older).

The event takes place at the Bartow Civic Center. Tickets are available by contacting Frank Johnson at (863) 899-9220. This fundraiser benefits the many Kiwanis Club charitable projects.
 

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08/08/18
2018 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Leadership In The Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

NEW CLASSES FOR 2018. More than 100 have earned a Professional Development Academy certificate since it began in 2016!

As a member, you and your employees are eligible to participate in a professional development series: LEADERSHIP IN THE WORKPLACE. Successful professionals continually strive to learn. Expanding skill sets and knowledge enables individuals to transcend their careers. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Polk State College, announces the launch of the 2018 Greater Bartow Chamber Professional Development Academy (PDA). This program provides skills for business, organization, and personal growth and improvement through a variety of educational and training opportunities. Receive your PDA certificate by attending a minimum of four of the seven classes. Cost for the academy classes are covered in your Chamber membership investment. If you are an employee of a Chamber member business, you are entitled to attend any of the classes at no cost. If you are not employed by a Chamber member business, the classes are $29 per class.

Choose What’s Right For You
PDA allows you to choose the classes that are right for you.

What Is The Cost For The Classes?
Cost for the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Academy classes are covered in your Chamber membership investment. If you are an employee of a Chamber member business, you are entitled to attend any of the classes at no cost. However, if you do register for a class, and cannot attend, you must notify the Chamber 24 hours prior to the class. If you fail to notify the Chamber and do not show up, your business will be charged an administration fee of $15 for the missed class. If you are not employed by a Chamber member business, the classes are $29.00 per class.

Where Are The Classes Held?
All classes are held at the Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center
    Polk State College Corporate College
    310 Technology Drive
    Bartow, Florida 33830

What Time Are Classes?
Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.

Do I Have To Attend Every Class?
Absolutely not. You are allowed to pick and choose the classes that are right for you.

Do I Need To Pre-Register?
Yes - pre-registration is necessary. Simply go online to www.bartowchamber.com and click on the Professional Development Academy icon.

How Do I Earn My Certificate?
You can earn your Professional Development Academy Certificate by attending a minimum of four of the classes.
 


 

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08/08/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

more info...
08/11/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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08/14/18
Grand Opening for Se7en Wetlands and Geocache

Trek Ten Trails Announcement

GRAND OPENING OF

SE7EN WETLANDS PARK

 
 

WHAT:        SE7EN WETLANDS PARK GRAND OPENING

WHEN:           SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 - 10:00AM – 12:00PM

NO PETS, NO BICYCLES

WHERE:  ENTER THROUGH LOYCE HARPE PARK
                        500 W. CARTER ROAD, MULBERRY, FL 33860

 PARK HOURS ARE:
MONDAY – SUNDAY

7:00AM TILL 5:30PM

GPS COORDINATES FOR PARK ENTRANCE:

N 27° 56.08 W 081°57.891”
Follow signs to Se7en Wetlands parking area   
 
TREK TEN CACHE COORDINATES:

N 27° 55.386 W 081° 56.466” 
 
FIND THE CACHE WITHOUT GPS:

From the parking area, head to the Gopher Tortoise Gate and educational kiosk at the trailhead. Take a photo of the trail map or load it to your phone with the QR Code on the kiosk. Follow the trail signs: 2A, 2B, 2D, 1A, 1B to the Influent at 1C.  You will see a large pine tree across the trail from the boardwalk.  The cache is at the base of the pine tree. HIKE IS APPROXIMATELY 3.0 MILES ROUND TRIP
 
THINGS TO SEE:

The park was once a portion of the Bonny Lake Mine, a phosphate mining operation that began in 1947. The mine closed in 1984 and a few years later was purchased by the City of Lakeland for use as a Wetland Treatment System.  Changes and upgrades to the site included changes to clay settling area berm elevations and slopes, installation of water control structures and pipes and the planting of wetland and upland vegetation.  The wetland treatment system became operational in 1987. The new park is part of a 1,600-acre area comprised of marshes, swamps, and open water lakes designed to help naturally clean already treated wastewater as it meanders through the retention areas. Once completely treated in the wetlands, the water is either released to the Alafia River or used by Tampa Electric’s Polk Power Station as a cooling agent. In addition to the treatment provided, the Wetland offers outstanding habitat for a diverse community of plant and animal species including birds, alligators, turtles, otters, bobcats, gopher tortoises and other animals.
 
BE PREPARED:

The trails have no shade, so wear a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing.  Carry plenty of water.  Drinking water is only available near the Gopher Tortoise and Wood Stork gates. Maintain a safe distance from alligators and other wildlife.
 
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT JOINING FRIENDS OF THE PARKS, MAKING A DONATION, TREK TEN TRAILS AND DIRT DAY PROGRAMS: www.friendsoftheparks.net
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Marian Ryan at 863-207-5206 or marianryan@gmail.com

Copyright ©  2017  Friends of the Parks Foundation, All rights reserved.
* Grand Opening - Se7en Wetlands and Geocache 8/14/2018
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
*

08/16/18
2018 Polk Politics Candidate Rally

Held in even numbered years at the Bartow Civic Center, this event features candidates running for local, state and national elections. The spirit of the event is that of an old-fashioned political rally, where those attending have an opporutnity to get up-front and personal with each candidate. Approved political groups and organizations lobbying for and against local issues before the Legislature are also welcome to attend. The atmosphere is fun, festive and patriotic! This event is free to the public and usually features a straw ballot.

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08/16/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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08/17/18
ENGAGE Lunch & Learn: Shelly Wilkes

When Orlando Magic announced the formation of Lakeland Magic, they announced that Shelly Wilkes would be serving as the team's president. She became the first woman to be president of a G-League team and only woman in charge of an entire team in the League.

August 17, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Lunch provided
in the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute community room.

FREE EVENT, not just for ENGAGE members! Engage/Bartow Chamber Young Professionals presents an up-close and personal chat with one of the area’s most accomplished community leaders. These sessions will give participants a chance to reflect on new and creative ways to achieve professional leadership goals based on the best practices from the area’s most respected business professionals. After a short presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in a round-table format. Don’t miss this great opportunity for professional growth.

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08/23/18
Central Florida Job Fair

Please Join Us for the Central Florida Job Fair
Meet with some the area’s top employers looking to fill positions at the Central Florida Job Fair.
Date and Time:   Thursday, August 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: Ramada by Wyndham Lakeland, 3260 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33805

If you are a dedicated individual seeking a fulfilling career we urge you to attend this event.
  
Career opportunities:
•    Agribusiness
•    Tourism
•    Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution
•    Medical Services
•    Light Manufacturing
•    Education
  
Several representatives from area technical and trade schools will also be available to discuss education and career opportunities
 
Free Attendance 
No Attendee Registration
Required
Free Parking 
 

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08/28/18
Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training

Please consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and help change the life of a child facing adversity for the better, forever. It doesn’t take a lot of time (between 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program). The real focus is on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Being a Big often means just including your Little in things you already like to do — going to a ball game, or a museum, or the beach, or a bike ride.
 
The first step is to attend one of our Big Orientation & Training sessions. Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/
 

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08/30/18
Emerging Leaders Awards

This evening awards the best of the best in young Leadership. Held at the Bartow Civic Center, 6:00 p.m. on August 30, 2018.

09/12/18
2018 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Leadership In The Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

NEW CLASSES FOR 2018. More than 100 have earned a Professional Development Academy certificate since it began in 2016!

As a member, you and your employees are eligible to participate in a professional development series: LEADERSHIP IN THE WORKPLACE. Successful professionals continually strive to learn. Expanding skill sets and knowledge enables individuals to transcend their careers. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Polk State College, announces the launch of the 2018 Greater Bartow Chamber Professional Development Academy (PDA). This program provides skills for business, organization, and personal growth and improvement through a variety of educational and training opportunities. Receive your PDA certificate by attending a minimum of four of the seven classes. Cost for the academy classes are covered in your Chamber membership investment. If you are an employee of a Chamber member business, you are entitled to attend any of the classes at no cost. If you are not employed by a Chamber member business, the classes are $29 per class.

Choose What’s Right For You
PDA allows you to choose the classes that are right for you.

What Is The Cost For The Classes?
Cost for the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Academy classes are covered in your Chamber membership investment. If you are an employee of a Chamber member business, you are entitled to attend any of the classes at no cost. However, if you do register for a class, and cannot attend, you must notify the Chamber 24 hours prior to the class. If you fail to notify the Chamber and do not show up, your business will be charged an administration fee of $15 for the missed class. If you are not employed by a Chamber member business, the classes are $29.00 per class.

Where Are The Classes Held?
All classes are held at the Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center
    Polk State College Corporate College
    310 Technology Drive
    Bartow, Florida 33830

What Time Are Classes?
Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.

Do I Have To Attend Every Class?
Absolutely not. You are allowed to pick and choose the classes that are right for you.

Do I Need To Pre-Register?
Yes - pre-registration is necessary. Simply go online to www.bartowchamber.com and click on the Professional Development Academy icon.

How Do I Earn My Certificate?
You can earn your Professional Development Academy Certificate by attending a minimum of four of the classes.
 


 

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09/19/18
2018 Community Relations Committee's Diversity Luncheon

     To reaffirm its commitment to racial and ethnic equality, the City of Bartow’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) will hold a Diversity Luncheon on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at noon.

      “There are daily reminders to us all of how important this issue still is in America, and that promoting racial and ethnic equality and ending racism and discrimination requires awareness, commitment, and action,” said Gloria Washington, Chairman of the CRC. “This is an opportunity for Bartow to stand up and be counted in an ongoing effort to make sure our community fosters racial and ethnic equality and harmony.”

     Special speaker for the luncheon to be announced.

     The annual Diversity Award will be presented to a business or organization and an individual at the luncheon. Nominations are being accepted for the award.

     Tickets for the Diversity Luncheon are $12 each and may be purchased at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. For more information, please call the Chamber at (863) 533-7125.


Location: Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
 

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10/05/18
2018 Bartow Chamber Golf Scramble

What's more fun than a golf tournament? A Chamber Scramble Golf Tournament!! The scramble, presented by BARTOW FORD, is one of the most fun events we offer, so sign up today and come spend a day out on the course with your Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce.

4 person scramble
shotgun start
Bartow golf course
1:00 p.m.
Awards Barbecue
Door prizes and Beverages

You'll have a blast!
Title Sponsor - Bartow Ford
Platinum Sponsor - Evolve Contracting
Awards Dinner Giveaway Sponsor - ASHLAND
On-Course Food Sponsor - CenterState Bank

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Register at link below)
GOLD - $1,000
SILVER - $750
BRONZE - $500
Prize Contributor - $200
Courtesy Tent - $150

 

10/10/18
2018 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Leadership In The Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

NEW CLASSES FOR 2018. More than 100 have earned a Professional Development Academy certificate since it began in 2016!

As a member, you and your employees are eligible to participate in a professional development series: LEADERSHIP IN THE WORKPLACE. Successful professionals continually strive to learn. Expanding skill sets and knowledge enables individuals to transcend their careers. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Polk State College, announces the launch of the 2018 Greater Bartow Chamber Professional Development Academy (PDA). This program provides skills for business, organization, and personal growth and improvement through a variety of educational and training opportunities. Receive your PDA certificate by attending a minimum of four of the seven classes. Cost for the academy classes are covered in your Chamber membership investment. If you are an employee of a Chamber member business, you are entitled to attend any of the classes at no cost. If you are not employed by a Chamber member business, the classes are $29 per class.

Choose What’s Right For You
PDA allows you to choose the classes that are right for you.

What Is The Cost For The Classes?
Cost for the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Academy classes are covered in your Chamber membership investment. If you are an employee of a Chamber member business, you are entitled to attend any of the classes at no cost. However, if you do register for a class, and cannot attend, you must notify the Chamber 24 hours prior to the class. If you fail to notify the Chamber and do not show up, your business will be charged an administration fee of $15 for the missed class. If you are not employed by a Chamber member business, the classes are $29.00 per class.

Where Are The Classes Held?
All classes are held at the Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center
    Polk State College Corporate College
    310 Technology Drive
    Bartow, Florida 33830

What Time Are Classes?
Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.

Do I Have To Attend Every Class?
Absolutely not. You are allowed to pick and choose the classes that are right for you.

Do I Need To Pre-Register?
Yes - pre-registration is necessary. Simply go online to www.bartowchamber.com and click on the Professional Development Academy icon.

How Do I Earn My Certificate?
You can earn your Professional Development Academy Certificate by attending a minimum of four of the classes.
 


 

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10/18/18
Champions Cup - Business, Industry & Spirit of Bartow Awards

Champions Cup recognizes and honors businesses/organizations that have championed exemplary best practices and have had a positive influence on the economic well being of the Bartow area business community. CHAMPIONS CUP AND SPIRIT OF BARTOW NOMINATION FORM HERE. Nominated businesses/organizations are judged by an anonymous random panel of more than 20 community leaders who review the applicants based upon strict criteria reguarding community and economic impact. The prestigious awards are presented at the evening event held at the Bartow Civic Center featuring a prominent keynote speaker.

Spirit of Bartow Awards: The evening is also a time of recognizing those who give back to the community. The Spirit of Bartow award is presented to area citizens who have contributed to the community in a significant way.

All awards will be judged by a blue-ribbon committee of
Chamber members based upon the following criteria:

Business & Industry Awards
The mission of the Champions Cup Business & Industry Awards is to recognize businesses/organizations that have championed exemplary best practices in the areas of customer service, sustainability, employee retention and opportunity, reputation and positive influence on the economic well-being of the Bartow area business community.

Spirit of Bartow Awards
Nominees for this award should be individuals or groups that have
 significantly contributed to the Bartow community and their individual accomplishments/contributions made a positive impact on the area’s quality of life.

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11/09/18
2018 Veterans' Hometown Heroes Luncheon

Hometown Heroes honors Bartow area Veterans on Veterans Day. This event is a luncheon that involves the local American Legion organization. Sponsor funds are used to pay for Veterans and a guest.

 

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11/14/18
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

George Long gives you a chance to hear how the City of Bartow is doing. This is a free event, open to the community. If you'd like, lunch is available for $10. You may purchase your ticket online, or pick up at the Chamber. Doors open at 11:30; program begins at noon.

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11/16/18
MAGIC ON MAIN: Friday Fest Downtown Bartow

Experience the Magic of Bartow for the holidays with these two upcoming events!

Magic on Main
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bartow’s Main Street

Join us as we switch on the holiday lights along Bartow’s Main Street with entertainment, food and holiday festivities.

Bartow’s Magical Illumination Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Street/Broadway

Get in the spirit with one of Polk County’s best holiday parades as it winds down Broadway Avenue and Main Street. Get there early and claim your seat! You won’t
want to miss a single float!

FOR MORE INFO, CALL 863-519-0508 OR
VISIT WWW.MAINSTREETBARTOWFL.COM

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12/07/18
Main Street Bartow's Light Up Bartow Parade

One of the County's favorite Christmas parades! Bartow's Christmas parade features lots of floats, Bartow High School Band and . . . SANTA! Be sure to stake out your spot early and join us for one of Bartow's most popular events. See you at 6:00 p.m. The parade begins at Mosaic Park and ends at First Avenue in Bartow.

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02/02/19
VISTEBall 2019

Please join us for the 14th Annual VISTEBall on Saturday, February 2, 2019! VISTEBall is an indoor golf blowout where you can chip, putt, and play your way to great prizes. Attendees may participate in silent, live, and ticket auctions as well. Event tickets include a buffet dinner, open bar (stocked with beer, wine & margaritas), and dessert. 
It's a fun time for the hacker, or the person who has never held a club a day in their life! You'll have a blast and all proceeds help VISTE continue to serve the elderly.

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02/16/19
LRC's For the Love of Learning

The Learning Resource Center’s spectacular annual fundraiser and benefit will be held on February 16, 2019 to raise scholarships and program aid for deserving students in the community. Please mark this date on your calendar and stay tuned for event details.

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