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Leadership Bartow XVIII
05/03/18 - 06/01/20

Online Registration has closed for this event

ENGAGE Serves Class III
01/15/19 - 02/19/19

Online Registration has closed for this event

2019 Professional Development Academy: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace
02/13/19 - 11/06/19
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2019 Barn Boogie Registration
02/28/19 - 02/28/19
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ENGAGE Lunch N Learn for March!
03/15/19 - 03/15/19
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2019 Mayor's Sunrise Prayer Breakfast
03/20/19 - 03/20/19
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Events in the next 365 days...
DateEvent
01/15/19
 -02/19/19
ENGAGE Serves Class III

Join Class III of ENGAGE Serves
 
THIS IS A COMMITMENT - YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EACH OF THE SIX TUESDAY CLASSES FOR GRADUATION.

ENGAGE Serves is open to professionals who would like to participate in effective board service training at a cost of $50.00 or, if you are a member of ENGAGE, the course is considered an additional benefit of your ENGAGE membership and is FREE. There are a limited number of scholarships available as well.
 
The 6-week program will be held at A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure on Hwy. 60 in Bartow on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning January 15, 2019 and running February 19, 2019. A light meal will be provided at no additional cost.  Over the span of  six weeks, the fundamentals of effective board service will be taught by some of Bartow’s own “seasoned” community leaders. Attendance to every class is recommended however we do allow one absence in order to graduate from the program. Participants will be asked to list their areas of interests in order to be added to a database available to local organizations seeking quality board members.

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02/23/19
Florida Farm & Ranch Supply Grand Re-Opening Event


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02/23/19
 -03/11/19
2019 Polk Senior Games

Polk Senior Games is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), corporation that presents an annual two-week series of Olympic-style sports and games for men and women 50 years of age and over. The Games begin on the last Saturday of February. The Games inspire an active lifestyle, combine an interest in sports and games with fun and fellowship, promote a positive image of seniors and recognize their efforts and achievements, and encourage volunteerism. The Games attract over 2,500 men and women with a variety of skills - the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, the late bloomer, and the physically challenged.
 

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02/23/19
Tin Can Tourists Celebrate 100-Year Anniversary!

The TIN CAN TOURISTS (TCT), America’s oldest trailer and motor coach club, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with events and rallies scheduled throughout the United States in Florida and Michigan as well as official events hosted by TCT state representatives 2019. This historic club, once the domain of travelers in the early 1920s who drove Model T Fords and tented along the sides of America’s two-lane roads, represents the very beginnings of our nations 13-billion dollar recreational vehicle industry.
 
To celebrate its 100th Year, the TCT will hold rallies, caravans, and special events across America in many places where the Club’s members historically traveled, always following the guiding principles of clean camps, friendliness, decent behavior, and enjoying plenty of wholesome entertainment. The group, originally known for the distinctive TCT logo, has grown throughout the past century and now boasts over 2,000 club members and over 40,000 Facebook followers.
 
The Centennial Celebration Open House at Sertoma Youth Ranch will be on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 11 to 3. There is a $5 per car parking fee at the Ranch. Food and Drink items will be available a the Ranch’s Café, and musical will be part of the Centennial Celebration at the pavilion.
 
“Our tour of these classic campers is a reminder of a simpler time and place, says Forrest Bone, the Club’s national president. “Our members are eager to display their campers and motor coaches, ranging in age from the 1930s to the 1980s. Each one is a beautiful example of America’s love affair with the emerging concept of leisure time, family vacations, and freedom on the open road.”
 
“Our members also enjoy showing off their collections of vintage tow vehicles, luggage, camping items, tools, and appliances,” said TCT member Alex Alexander from DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  “Whether you’re looking to enjoy classic camping in a smaller more efficient space, or just want to bask in the nostalgic glow of past family vacations, you will enjoy this event.”
 
Approximately 200 vintage trailers and coaches ranging in age from the 1920s to the 1980s will be available for touring during this one-day event.  It’s well worth the drive to see these original tiny homes and meet the people who have lovingly restored them to their former glory.  But be forewarned, you may leave this event with a firm urge to start searching for your stylish vintage camper!
 
The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday, February 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per car for the tour of the campers and coaches.
 
 DIRECTIONS. TO SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH:  Take I-75 to Exit 293. Go East on Blanton Road (SR 41) toward Dade City for approx. 2 miles. Turn left on Clay Hill Road and follow it for 1.8 miles to the Sertoma Youth Ranch on the left. (Note: Clay Hill Road becomes Meyers Road just before reaching the Ranch)].
 
 
Contact:  Forrest Bone, TCT President
Phone: 941-302-2415
Email: tincantourists@gmail.com
Website: www.tincantourists.com

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02/26/19
Home sweet home

Come see what the the day in the life of assisted living looks like ! Take a look around and get your questions answered, while taking a self-guided tour.

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02/28/19
YEEEHAWWWW! Bartow Chamber Barn Boogie

Evening dinner and dance held at Peace Valley Enterprise Barn in Alturas (Leland Young's Barn) that features a steak dinner provided by Texas Cattle Company, entertainment, auction items, free beer & wine.

A highlight of this event is the annual Leadership XIV Cornhole Tournament. Who will win the huge Cornhole Trophy - you? This event is so much fun, be sure to mark your calendars for a great time, a great meal, a great deejay and fun fun fun 'til the cows come home! See you there.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: (exclusive) SEMCO Construction

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY LINK BELOW
Gold Sponsors: $1,500
Beverage Sponsor: (exclusive) - Evolve Contracting Service
Cornhole Tournament Sponsor: (exclusive) - Kelley Buick GMC
Auction / Prize sponsor: (exclusive) - ASHLAND
Silver Sponsors: $750
Bronze Sponsors: $500
Contributors: $150
 

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03/02/19
Frost Van den Boom PA Bloomin' Arts Festival

The Frost Van den Boom, PA Bloomin' Arts Festival is a juried Fine Arts festival and is Bartow's premier event of the year.  It is held on the first full weekend each March.  Originally called the Spring Art Festival, it has evolved into one of the top festivals in Central Florida and features artists from all across the country.

The festival is a collaboration of the Bartow Art Guild, Bartow Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Bartow.  Event Co-Chairs, Michel Githens and Lara Fredericksen, coordinate an all volunteer staff and workers consisting of members from all areas of the community.  These are dedicated, hard working volunteers and truly the backbone of the event.

The festival events include:

  • Over 100 artists
  • Car Show (Saturday Only)
  • RV Show (Sunday)
  • Quilt show
  • Flower Show
  • Student Art Show
  • Bicycle Race
  • Huge Kids Activities Tent
  • Entertainment On the Green
  • Sunday afternoon Free Concert
  • Original Artwork Raffle (Bartow Art Guild tent)
  • Food Trucks
  • Caricature Artists

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03/03/19
Frost Van den Boom PA Bloomin' Arts Festival

The Frost Van den Boom, PA Bloomin' Arts Festival is a juried Fine Arts festival and is Bartow's premier event of the year.  It is held on the first full weekend each March.  Originally called the Spring Art Festival, it has evolved into one of the top festivals in Central Florida and features artists from all across the country.

The festival is a collaboration of the Bartow Art Guild, Bartow Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Bartow.  Event Co-Chairs, Michel Githens and Lara Fredericksen, coordinate an all volunteer staff and workers consisting of members from all areas of the community.  These are dedicated, hard working volunteers and truly the backbone of the event.

The festival events include:

  • Over 100 artists
  • Car Show (Saturday Only)
  • RV Show (Sunday)
  • Quilt show
  • Flower Show
  • Student Art Show
  • Bicycle Race
  • Huge Kids Activities Tent
  • Entertainment On the Green
  • Sunday afternoon Free Concert
  • Original Artwork Raffle (Bartow Art Guild tent)
  • Food Trucks
  • Caricature Artists

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03/06/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


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03/09/19
Florida Poly's PIVOT

Florida Polytechnic University's premier philanthropic event supporting student scholarships and the University's mission.

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03/15/19
ENGAGE Lunch N Learn for March!

Join ENGAGE at their Lunch N Learn on March 15!

Don't forget, lunch is FREE! 
 

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03/16/19
Bartow Blarney Triathlon/5K

Run, cycle, and/or swim the Triathlon! Run the 5K! It's all about fitness and fun. Categories galore to suit any age or experience. Visit Bartowrec.recdesk.com for more information.

Registration/Body Marking/Transition: Opens from: 6:00 am - 7:15 am
Swim Begins at: 7:30 am
5K Begins at: 7:30 am

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03/16/19
Bartow Rotary Wild Game Dinner

Annual Wild Game Dinner
Good food with open bar
Ticket auction & door prizes
Music by live band
at Leland Young's Barn!

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03/20/19
2019 Mayor's Sunrise Prayer Breakfast

When the Mayor’s Sunrise Prayer Breakfast was first conceived, it was agreed it would be a time of early morning prayer to begin the day.

The City of Bartow Mayor Leo Longworth, cordially invites you to the 34th Annual Mayor’s Sunrise Prayer Breakfast, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Bartow Civic Center beginning at 7:00 a.m. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.

Guest speaker to be announced.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00 a.m.
Bartow Civic Center

Tickets are $12 per person

Reserved table of 8 Sponsorship is also available.

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03/20/19
United Way Cocktails and Conversation

United Way Cocktails and Conversation

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04/10/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


more info...
04/11/19
Women of Central Florida: Cocktails & Couture Fashion Show

Join us for a night full of fashion, food, and fun!

The evening will feature:
A Runway Show, Silent and Live Auction, music, heavy Hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beer, wine, and signature drink... and more!

Visit www.womenofcentralflorida.org for updates!

All proceeds benefit the patients of Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center

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04/16/19
United Way Annual Meeting

United Way Annual Meeting

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04/20/19
PHEEL GOOD 5k (3rd Annual Phil Brown Memorial Walk/Run)

Join the Easter Bunny on the Fort Fraser Trail on Easter Weekend!

The PHEEL GOOD 5k celebrates the life of local Lakeland runner, Phil Brown, who was killed while commuting to work in 2017. Presented by Phil's former employer, Duke Energy, this meaningful 5k benefits the non-profit organization founded in Phil's memory (PHEEL GOOD Foundation) as well as Phil's alma mater (Williamson College of the Trades). A chip-timed, out & back course along a section of the Fort Fraser Trail, this special Easter weekend 5k features: Overall, Masters, GrandMasters & Age Group Awards, Gender Specific Tech Shirts, AND a Finish Line Surprise presented by the Easter Bunny for EVERY finisher!


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05/08/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


more info...
07/07/19
 -07/14/19
Sales Cruise 2019

If you want to achieve sales success, you can’t miss Sales Summit Cruise 2019!

Sales Cruise 2019 will be held from July 7th to 14th, 2019. Sales Cruise 2019 showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the sales industry, providing leaders and executives in sales, sales operations, sales enablement, and marketing emerging strategies, the latest sales technologies, best practices, and insights to foster improved sales performance and results.

Immerse yourself in topics such as; sales process improvement, sales and marketing alignment, social selling, data, analytics, metrics, sales training, enablement, coaching, development, leadership, culture, strategy, lead generation, customer engagement, retention, sales technologies, emerging trends and much, much more!

Over the course of 7 days onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Harmony of the Seas’ Cruise Ship, departing Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, sailing to CocoCay (Bahamas), Costa Maya (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras), Cozumel (Mexico) and back, Sales Cruise 2019 offers all of the elements you need to achieve sales success! Awesome keynotes, plus solutions providers and their tools for sales – all in a dynamic, community-based setting. Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebook full of action items and ideas to lead your sales team / account to achieve even greater sales success. With plenty of networking opportunities, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn.

With plenty of networking opportunities in a relaxed environment, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn. In addition to networking opportunities, there are also optional Events on the Days at Sea if you would like to get in some learning during the cruise, including DigiMarCon At Sea and TECHSPO At Sea.

Specifically suited as a sales incentive cruise for sales teams. Take advantage of our super saver registration group rates and secure your seat early. For more details visit https://salescruise.co.
 
 

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07/07/19
 -07/14/19
Entrepreneurs Cruise 2019

Are you an Entrepreneur or Business Owner and need to get away and take a break? Ready to recharge, rejuvenate in new surroundings and be inspired by other like minds? Then, you can’t miss the 5th annual Entrepreneurs Cruise! 

The Entrepreneurs Cruise is a 7 night networking cruise for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Harmony of the Seas’ Cruise Ship, departing Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, sailing to CocoCay (Bahamas), Costa Maya (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras), Cozumel (Mexico) and back.

With plenty of networking opportunities in a relaxed environment, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn. Be inspired, motivated from the success stories and insights from others and learn from their wisdom what is working successfully in their businesses.

In addition to networking opportunities, there are also optional full-day Marketing/Technology Events on the Days at Sea if you would like to get in some learning during the cruise. Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebook full of action items and ideas to lead your business to even greater success.

Join the growing movement of entrepreneurs around the world who are choosing to grab life by the reins and pursue a life of passion and purpose by building their own dream business. Take advantage of our super saver registration rates and secure your cabin early and be sure to bring your partner/family along for a vacation. Hurry, this cruise will sell out weeks before we depart as it did last time. For more details visit https://entrepreneurscruise.com.

 

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07/07/19
 -07/14/19
Entrepreneurs Cruise 2019

Are you an Entrepreneur or Business Owner and need to get away and take a break? Ready to recharge, rejuvenate in new surroundings and be inspired by other like minds? Then, you can’t miss the 5th annual Entrepreneurs Cruise! 

The Entrepreneurs Cruise is a 7 night networking cruise for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Harmony of the Seas’ Cruise Ship, departing Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, sailing to CocoCay (Bahamas), Costa Maya (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras), Cozumel (Mexico) and back.

With plenty of networking opportunities in a relaxed environment, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn. Be inspired, motivated from the success stories and insights from others and learn from their wisdom what is working successfully in their businesses.

In addition to networking opportunities, there are also optional full-day Marketing/Technology Events on the Days at Sea if you would like to get in some learning during the cruise. Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebook full of action items and ideas to lead your business to even greater success.

Join the growing movement of entrepreneurs around the world who are choosing to grab life by the reins and pursue a life of passion and purpose by building their own dream business. Take advantage of our super saver registration rates and secure your cabin early and be sure to bring your partner/family along for a vacation. Hurry, this cruise will sell out weeks before we depart as it did last time. For more details visit https://entrepreneurscruise.com.

 

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08/07/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


more info...
09/04/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


more info...
10/01/19
BEDC Champions Cup - Business, Industry & Spirit of Bartow Awards

Bartow Economic Development Council's 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 regarding community and economic impact. The prestigious awards are presented at the evening event held at the Bartow Civic Center featuring a prominent keynote speaker.

SIGN UP TO ATTEND CHAMPIONS CUP OR BECOME A SPONSOR HERE.

Spirit of Bartow Awards: The evening is also a time of recognizing those who give back to the community. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce 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 BEDC 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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10/02/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


more info...
11/06/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE - CLEAR SPRINGS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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

NEW CLASSES FOR 2019. More than 150 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: NAVIGATING THE FIVE GENERATIONS 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 2019 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 five of the eight classes. Cost for the academy classes is 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 is 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 five of the eight classes.


more info...