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Events in the next 365 days...
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03/03/18
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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03/04/18
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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03/06/18
Free Seminar - Accounts Receivable Debt Write Off

Presented by Chamber member Joe Troccia with TSI

1. How to best manage your Accounts Receivable and how to substantially reduce your write off losses.
2. How to reduce internal and external A/R expenses.
3. The importance of Compliance and Data Security.

Since 1970, TSI has been helping businesses of all sizes with their revenue cycle management. They are the leading provider of outsourced accounts receivable management and student loan servicing solutions.

Sign up today! 

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03/14/18
Third Annual Women in STEM Summit

Florida Polytechnic University celebrates Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The Women in STEM Summit is an insightful, carefully crafted and forward-thinking forum designed to raise awareness about opportunities for women in STEM and to provide those currently engaged in STEM industries the opportunity to be in inspired, empowered and enlightened.
 
Sponsorship opportunities available
Contact Lidia Vigil: lvigil@floridapoly.edu 863.874.8732
 

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03/15/18
 -03/16/18
Forum at SEU

The Forum at SEU, a two-day leadership event, will be held on March 15 & 16 at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. The two-day conference will provide actionable leadership training from premier thought leaders in order to raise the leadership bar in individuals, organizations and communities. 

In addition to main stage speakers, several special breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day on Friday, enabling participants to customize their Forum experience and choose sessions that align with their interests. 

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03/17/18
Blarney Triathlon and 5K Event

City of Bartow Parks and Rec pulls out all the stops for this around the town race. Choose the Triathlon with your team, or run the 5K yourself - the categories and age groups are many including the Clydesdales and Athenas, Overall and Masters Male/Female, Costumed individual and Group! You won't want to miss this - it's a LOT of fun. Application on line now on the Blarney FB page or visit www.bartowprograms.net and sign up today!

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04/19/18
United Way of Central FL Cocktails & Conversation

Join United Way of Central Florida for Cocktails & Conversation!

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04/20/18
EXCELERATE - Florida Poly

Friends of Florida Polytechnic University will come together to celebrate all that has been accomplished in just over three years, to honor the changemakers who make Florida Poly possible and to launch the next chapter of the University.
 

 

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05/09/18
2018 Just Say No Parade & Rally

Dear Friends:
Committee Members are making plans again for “JUST SAY NO” Week, May 7-13, 2018.

This special week will be highlighted by Bartow’s 28th Annual March and Rally. Planned activities will begin on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. with a parade in Downtown Bartow that ends with a rally at the Bartow High School Gymnasium.
ALL MAIN STREET BUSINESS PEOPLE and BARTOW COMMUNITY PEOPLE - PLEASE COME OUT TO CHEER ON THE 5th GRADERS TO JUST SAY NO!

The City of Bartow along with the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, City of Fort Meade, City of Eagle Lake, and area schools, which include Alturas, Anna Woodbury, Bartow Elementary Academy, Eagle Lake, First Methodist School, Floral Avenue, Gibbons Street, Highland City, Spessard Holland Elementary, Stephens, and Wahneta will participate in the event.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORT DESIGNED TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SAY NO TO DRUGS.

We welcome your involvement. Donations are needed to fund our programs. Funds are used toward the guest speaker at the rally, specialty items, awards, trophies, refreshments and to help offset the expense of providing T-shirts bearing the “JUST SAY NO” message to all 5th graders.

To make a donation, please send a check to:
(Make checks payable to “Just Say No”)

CenterState Bank
ATTN: Anita Stasiak
1375 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, Florida 33830

Thank you for your consideration to help support this struggle against drugs.
Sincerely,
W. Ernest Cooper
“Just Say No” Chairman

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