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Events available for Registration...

Leadership Bartow XVII
08/01/16 - 06/01/18
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2017 Engage Yearly Sponsors
01/01/17 - 12/31/17
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2017 Business After Hours
02/02/17 - 12/07/17
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2017 Professional Development Academy: Leadership In The Workplace
03/08/17 - 11/08/17
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2017 Veterans' Hometown Heroes
11/10/17
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ENGAGE Lunch & Learn: "Servant Leadership" with Howe Wallace
11/17/17 - 11/17/17
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2017 Leadership Bartow Reunion
12/01/17
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2017 Diversity Luncheon is December 5
12/05/17
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2018 Annual Meeting
01/27/18
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2018 Barn Boogie Registration
02/22/18 - 02/22/18
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2018 Mayor's Sunrise Prayer Breakfast
03/21/18 - 03/21/18
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Events in the month of May 2016
DateEvent
05/05/16
Fun Thursday -Villages of Laurel Meadows (Chamber members only)

Fun Thursday -Villages of Laurel Meadows

Chamber members enjoy the benefits of networking through these fun after hours socials. 
 

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05/05/16
2016 Women of Central Florida Spring Fashion Show

The Women of Central Florida Spring Fashion show features stylish fashions from local boutiques modeled by beautiful, talented, and generous women in the community. These ladies will walk alongside mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers and friends, while being escorted out by Sheriff Grady Judd!

Proceeds will benefit the patients of Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center. 

Tickets are $50

For sponsorship information, please contact Debbie Burdett at 863-686-3189

 

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05/06/16
LEADERCAST LAKELAND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Become a Leader Worth Following
Join us for
Leadercast Lakeland Leadership Conference
Date: Friday, May 6
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Polk State College Lakeland Campus
LTB Auditorium
 

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05/07/16
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT MAIN STREET COMICS

Don't forget this Saturday Free Comic Book Day Main Street Comics and memorabilia on Main Street Bartow..
free popcorn while supplies last costumes welcome, lots of great bargains and buys, music provided by SLS entertainment , come meet science fiction artist Michael Carey ....
And the creators and host of SYFY BARTOW
Syfy Sean and Lois Lane...
Fun starts at 10a m till 1p m

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05/09/16
FINRA Investor Forum feat. Congressman Dennis Ross

Attend a FREE Investor Education Forum on Monday, May 9 at the Imperial Swan Hotel and Suites in Lakeland from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Participants will learn where to turn for free, unbiased investing tools and information to help them evaluate investment products and professionals. Also, they will learn how to avoid unnecessary risks and common investing pitfalls.

 

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05/10/16
Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Re-Opening for Wendy's

Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Re-Opening to celebrate the remodel.

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05/11/16
BUSINESSES MAY SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN BIZ KIDS

Businesses May Sign Up Now To Participate In
Biz Kids Summer Workshop

The Chamber’s summer workshop for kids titled, “Biz Kids,” is a free program in which children learn first-hand how a business runs from merchants that operate within the Community Redevelopment Agency confines. In its fourth year, more than 120 kids have participated in the program.

This year, classes run Tuesdays for six weeks in two hour increments (morning and afternoon sessions) from June 14 through July 19. Class times are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Classes are provided for kids entering second grade through finishing seventh grade.


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05/11/16
26th Annual Just Say No Parade & Rally

Committee Members are making plans again for “JUST SAY NO” Week, May 8-14, 2016. THIS IS OUR 26th YEAR OF THIS GREAT EVENT!

This special week will be highlighted by Bartow’s 26th Annual March and Rally. Planned activities will begin on Wednesday, May 11,2016, at 9:30 a.m. with a parade in Downtown Bartow that ends with a rally at the Bartow High School Gymnasium.
 

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05/12/16
Hearing Loss Assoc. - Lakeland Chapter Meeting

We are a support/advocacy group that works to help those who have a hearing loss.  Our meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  We often have professional speakers who discuss various hearing loss topics.  Our meetings are 'looped' and 'captioned', so that all participants and visitors can understand the spoken word.

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05/12/16
Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Development

Presenter Mike Britt, Assistant Utilities Director, City of Winter Haven. 
Program starts at 7:00 p.m. -cover dish dinner at 6:30, if you wish to participate, please bring a dish to share, and bring your own drink and utensils.  Bring a flashlight as it is dark when getting to the parking lot after the program.

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05/15/16
Veterans Park Sculpture Dedication

Military Officers Association of America state-wide conference and memorial event.

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05/18/16
Ribbon-Cutting for JK'S Cafe

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05/18/16
Living at the Lakes - Lakefront Landscaping

Requires sign up.  Want to learn more about our local lakes?  Living at the Lakes is a free program offered to all Polk County residents to share information on our valuable lake ecosystems.

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05/19/16
Leadership XVI Graduation

Leadership graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m at Polk State College's Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center.

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05/20/16
NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY AT FORT BLOUNT

The Polk County Commuter Services Day and National Bike to Work Day event was a huge success last year! 
 
Our goal is to make the event bigger and better this year! We had over 400 employees register last year.
 
  • Details: • Interactive bicycle course, FREE helmet fittings*, Participation from local businesses, organizations, county offices, city, state and elected officials • Learn the rules of the road, transit information, and other activities • Freebies, prize drawings, free lunch and goodie bag donated by local organizations, and more

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05/20/16
ENGAGE Lunch & Learn: "TIME MANAGEMENT" with BILL MUTZ

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.
ENGAGE Lunch & Learn: "TIME MANAGEMENT" with BILL MUTZ
Time management is something we all struggle with at some point and time. It is a skill that you have to learn, and is a lifestyle. It involves behavior changes in order to get everything done and still allow time to do things that make us happy. It is juggling your job and career with home and "me time." It can be done. Join us for a relaxed, informal chat with one of the area's top community leaders.

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05/24/16
SIGN UP YOUR CHILD FOR BIZ KIDS!

Are you interested in your child learning about business from your local business community? Register them now for this FREE mentoring program for the Summer, brought to you by the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce and Bartow's Community Redevelopment Agency. LIMITED CLASSES AVAILABLE.

PURPOSE: To give young entrepreneurs an insight into what it takes to run a business.

Cost for class: zero

Vouchers for business classes will be on a first come-first served basis. Register early, but make sure your child can REALLY attend the class. Space is limited, so if you register for a class and your child does not show up, a child that could have taken the class will miss out! A child missing a class without a one day notification to the Chamber will not be allowed to go to future Biz Kids classes.

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05/25/16
2016 Professional Development Academy: 7 Paths to Success

Seven Paths To Success
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 2016 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.

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

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05/25/16
Youth Villa Classic Joint Civic Club Luncheon

Sheriff Grady Judd hosts the 2016 Youth Villa Classic Golf Tournament Joint Civic Club Luncheon at the Bartow Civic Center on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at noon.

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05/26/16
United Way of Central Florida Annual Meeting

United Way of Central Florida Annual Meeting & Campaign Award Presentations!
7:30am  Registration & Breakfast
8:30am Program Ceremony
$30 / per person
$300 / table for 10
RSVP by May 20, 2016!

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05/26/16
FREE SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

SAVANNAH COURT SENIOR HEALTH FAIR
     Savannah Court of Bartow, 290 Idlewood Ave., is offering a Senior Health Fair on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
     Free blood pressure checks, medication information, full prevention screening, Medicare information, blood sugar checks and hearing screening will be provided.
     A hydration station, freebies and door prizes will also be given away at the Fair.
     For more information, call Savannah Court at 863-519-3398.

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05/28/16
Fort Meade VFW, Post 11179 Memorial Day Service

AMERICA'S 150TH CONSECUTIVE CELEBRATION
OF MEMORIAL DAY!


Everyone is Welcome
 
Fort Meade Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11179 will be conducting a Memorial Service on Saturday May 28 at 11:00 am.  The Post is located at 31 N. Brown, FT Meade, Fl.
 

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
A Memorial Day celebration will be held at Fort Meade Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11179 on May 28, at 11:00 a.m. The post is located at 31 N. Brown, Ft. Meade. Speakers are Sr. Vice Commander Bill Lambert and Polk County Commissioner Ed Smith. After the service, the Post will offer a $5 a plate lunch with proceeds to benefit the local Veterans Assistance Program.

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