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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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2018 Engage Serves Application
01/16/18 - 02/20/18
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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 November 2017
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11/01/17
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 information about volunteering here » http://www.bbbstampabay.org/volunteerinformation.aspx 


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11/03/17
A-C-T Chili Cook Off for United Way

It's time for A-C-T's 8th Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the United Way of Central Florida!! Enter your own awesome chili to see if you can earn this year's bragging rights!
All you can eat chili and fixin's for $10.00. All money raised goes to United Way of Central Florida. Stop by, eat some great chili and say hi! #ACTChili
Ready to enter your chili, purchase tickets or need more information? Call 863-533-2000 x603 or email Chili2@A-C-T.com

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11/06/17
Achievement Academy's Big CUP Golf Tournament

Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Banquet and awards following play. We all know that a little help makes a big difference.  With a little help from you through tournament play or sponsorship, you too can make a big difference in the life of a child with special needs.

The Achievement Academy serves children from birth through age five with various developmental delays and disabilities.  

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11/06/17
 -12/11/17
LRC's College Success Planning

The Learning Resource Center's College Success Planning course provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

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11/08/17
2017 Professional Development Academy: Leadership In The Workplace

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: Leadership In The Workplace

AT POLK STATE COLLEGE

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

CLASSES FOR 2017. More than 57 earned a Professional Development Academy certificate 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 2017 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

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.

INSTRUCTOR BIOS:

Kelley Andrews, MS
Kelly Andrews has been working in the Health and Wellness field for over 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from Florida State University. Her diverse experience and educational background have provided her with opportunities to work in a variety of settings including corporate, non-profit, medical, and fitness centers, as well as within higher education. As a certified yoga teacher, wellness coach, holistic stress management instructor, and HeartMath mentor, Ms. Andrews shares her personal journey of finding peace within through her daily interactions with various clients. She currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Wellness at Florida Southern College and oversees the campus-wide Wellness and Recreation Program. In her spare time, she volunteers her time to support local businesses as a wellness consultant and assists individuals as a personal resilience coach.

J. Lenora BreslerJ. Lenora Bresler is an attorney, senior certified human resource professional, and a certified advanced speaker. She has her own leadership and motivation firm in Lakeland and is a keynote speaker, trainer, coach, and author. Her newest book, Instant Insight: 15 Questions to Great Relationships, is due out next month. She is the co-author of Mission Possible and Best of the Best, and is the editor of the motivation book Jump Starts, by Timothy Richardson. Ms. Bresler has taught the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System for eight years at Valencia College and has repeatedly won awards for 100% class pass rates. Ms. Bresler has also taught for the Polk State Corporate College since 2001. With a background in acting, singing, and piano, she brings a flavor of humor and entertainment to all her trainings.

 

2017 CLASSES:


MARCH 8, 2017
INSTANT INSIGHT TEAMBUILDING
J. Lenora Bresler
Based on the book, Instant Insight: 15 Questions to Great Relationships, this workshop explores how an effective team is like a jigsaw puzzle, where knowing the pieces and how they fit together is essential for successful interactions. Participants use a variety of interactive exercises to reveal differences in team members, as having insight about people enables individuals to persuade, motivate, teach, coach, and work with each other more effectively and harmoniously. In addition, this workshop helps participants identify their preferred learning styles, working times, pet peeves, and motivators. Mechanisms of persuasive argument are explored, including how simple adjustments in the detail-level of conversations can yield better results when providing information and instruction to others.

APRIL 12, 2017
HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HANDLE TOXIC PEOPLE
Kelly Andrews
Toxic people and their behaviors affect the workplace, community, and even families. They create havoc, frustratration, drain energy, and cause unnecessary stress. This workshop focuses on mechanisms for taking back control. Through discussion and activities, participants identify toxic behaviors that sabotage success, assess the negative impact caused by toxic individuals, avoid the traps that allow them to influence and control, and learn to establish personal boundaries. This session reviews strategies for handling toxic encounters so that participants can protect themselves, leverage influence more effectively, and better apply leadership skills during these situations.

MAY 10, 2017
MENTORSHIP AND COACHING
J. Lenora Bresler
This course reviews supervisory skills that enable an individual to be an effective leader, coach, counselor, listener, motivator, and role model. The workshop emphasizes Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy, created by Eric Berne, which defines the three ego states: Parent, Adult, and Child, and how these states affect interactions between individuals. Using real-world situations, individuals review possible outcomes and identify optimum responses to obtain their goals. The session develops leaders as mentors by enabling them to embrace the idea that each leadership encounter is situational, and assessing the ego state of those involved while using appropriate communications can lead to a harmonious and productive work environment. 

AUGUST 9, 2017
SERVANT LEADERSHIP
J. Lenora Bresler
Servant leadership refers to a natural desire to serve others which drives the individual into to leadership. A servant-leader considers himself or herself a servant first, which strongly contrasts with the leader-first model often seen in the working environment. This workshop enables participants to identify the guiding principles of servant leadership, discuss real-life examples, and brainstorm ways in which to model this style in their own careers—as well as encourage and reward its use by others.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
HEART-LED LEADERSHIP
Kelly Andrews
In this fast-paced world, managers have to balance high productivity expectations with supportive staff coaching and mentorship. High-pressured deadlines and work overload lead to increasing stress. Heart-led leadership is based on leading from the heart, with a sense of patience, compassion, kindness, and positive energy. An individual who takes care of his or her own emotional and physical needs is more aligned and less reactive to others. This workshop provides some basic skills and techniques to begin an individual’s journey toward leading with the heart.

OCTOBER 11, 2017
DE-STRESS THE MESS: TIME MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION
J. Lenora Bresler
Most people work much harder and are far more stressed and frustrated than they have to be – simply because they are not organized. This workshop identifies some quick ways to organize one’s workspace, information access, and time investment so that work is easy – and perhaps even enjoyable! Thought-provoking questions require participants to be honest about limitations, obstacles, and priorities, allowing for true growth and productive change. During this session individuals explore how to organize the workspace and their use of it, prioritize tasks for efficiency, identify inefficient behaviors, and focus on the steps to a desired outcome.

NOVEMBER 8, 2017
MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: CREATING THE SPACE TO LEAD
Kelly Andrews
Supported by a vast and growing body of research, mindfulness and mindful leadership is an emerging trend among Fortune 500 visionaries and leaders. Over the past decade, an increasing number of companies have discovered the advantages of incorporating mindfulness in their work culture and professional development practices. This workshop trains individuals in the foundations of mindfulness and explores techniques to include mindful practices into the daily routine. This enables individuals to focus on attention management, rather than time management, and leads to more responsive and productive relationships.


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11/08/17
Inaugural Early Learning Coalition Gala

A fundraising event to help the children and families of Polk County. 

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11/10/17
2017 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 their guest.

Veterans and a guest may register to attend here or on the link below.
 

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11/11/17
BHS Band Pancake Breakfast at Fort Blount Park

Tickets are now on sale for the November 11, 2017 Pancake Breakfast, which takes place at Fort Blount Park during Main Street Bartow's Honeybee Festival. All proceeds from this even twill go to help the BHS Band get to their Chicago Performance. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice or milk. Cost is $5 for breakfast. Additional pancakes are 4 for $1. Contact a BHS bandmember to order your breakfast today, or email jon.eckman@polk-fl.net

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11/11/17
 -11/12/17
Veteran's Barbecue Under the Big Top

Polk County is home to over 54,000 veterans.  We invite all area veterans and active military personnel to join us for two big days of live entertainment and a free barbecue feast prepared under the big top.

We can’t say thank you enough for your service.


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11/11/17
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 information about volunteering here » http://www.bbbstampabay.org/volunteerinformation.aspx 


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11/16/17
Business After Hours- BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center (Chamber Members Only)

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11/16/17
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 information about volunteering here » http://www.bbbstampabay.org/volunteerinformation.aspx 


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11/16/17
UWCF Community Brews

Join United Way of Central Florida for Community Brews!

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11/17/17
ENGAGE Lunch & Learn: "Servant Leadership" with Howe Wallace

     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.
     The next ENGAGE LUNCH AND LEARN is set for Friday, November 17, 2017, at noon at Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute. Guest speaker is community leader and CEO for PalletOne, Inc., Howe Q. Wallace.

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11/17/17
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. 17, 2017
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. 8, 2017
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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11/28/17
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 information about volunteering here » http://www.bbbstampabay.org/volunteerinformation.aspx 


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