Calendar of Events - Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce
Mobile Visitor? Try our mobile app!
Event Type:

March 2018
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Events available for Registration...

2018 Engage Yearly Sponsors
01/01/18 - 12/31/18
register for this event...

2018 Professional Development Academy: Leadership In The Workplace
02/28/18 - 10/10/18
register for this event...

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

Online Registration has closed for this event

2018 Chamber Golf Scramble
10/05/18
register for this event...

Leadercast Women Central Florida
10/12/18 - 10/12/18
register for this event...

2018 Champions Cup - Spirit of Bartow Register
10/18/18
register for this event...

2018 Veterans' Hometown Heroes
11/09/18 - 11/09/18
register for this event...

2018 Leadership Bartow Reunion
11/29/18
register for this event...





Events in the month of March 2018
DateEvent
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

more info...
03/03/18
Hearing Wellness Expo

We are planning on our annual Hearing Wellness Expo on March 3, 2018.  The Expo will include hearing-related & wellness vendors, manufacturers, support organizations, communications companies, non-profits, etc. The Expo will be filled with hearing-related and wellness information about available products and services.  This will be an interactive event and will include a Silent Auction.  This event's purpose is to educate the community on hearing loss (17% of adults and 20% of school age children have a measurable hearing loss) and to share information about what product and services are available to help the hearing impaired.  Expo is free to the public.

Please consider visiting one of our chapter meetings.  We meet once a month, the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at this same location.

more info...
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

more info...
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! 

more info...
03/06/18
UWCF Leadership Legacy Garden Party

United Way of Central Florida celebrates Tocqueville and Democratie members at our Leadership Legacy Garden Party at Bok Tower Gardens!

more info...
03/07/18
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.


more info...
03/09/18
 -03/11/18
All Saints Academy presents

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Winter Haven Oral Surgery, All Saints Academy will bring the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "Oklahoma!" to life at the Polk Theatre! With the expert direction of Mr. Paul Hughes, exquisite choreography by Miss Elizabeth Burton, musical direction by Mrs. Laura Hutson, and Miss Amber Alderman conducting the orchestra, this full-school musical featuring students and faculty on the same stage is a production you won't want to miss!

Showtimes are 7:00pm on March 9 and 10, and 2:00pm on March 11.
 
Come out and fall in love with this high-spirited, fun and fantastic musical that will have you singing along in your seat!
 

more info...
03/10/18
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.


more info...
03/14/18
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.
 


 

more info...
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
 

more info...
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. 

more info...
03/15/18
CHAMBER MEMBERS: March Fun Thursday at Frost Van den Boom, PA!

All Chamber members are cordially invited to the March 15, 2018 Fun Thursday at Frost Van den Boom, PA beginning at 5:00 p.m. Frost Van den Boom rolls out the Green Carpet for Chamber members with good food, fun, adult beverages and great prize drawings. Don't miss this one - the luck of the Irish has smiled upon you! See you there. 395 S. Central Avenue.

more info...
03/15/18
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.


more info...
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!

more info...
03/17/18
Central Florida Farm Tour

Central Florida Farm Tour is a self-guided driving tour featuring some of the most extraordinary farms located throughout  Polk County, FL.

 


more info...
03/17/18
Bartow Rotary Wild Game Dinner

Annual Wild Game Dinner
Good food with open bar
Chinese auction & door prizes
Music by live band

more info...
03/21/18
2018 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 James F. Clements, cordially invites you to the 33rd Annual Mayor’s Sunrise Prayer Breakfast, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Bartow Civic Center beginning at 7:00 a.m. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.

Guest speaker is 33-year Mayor's Prayer Committee Chairman, Howe Wallace, who will be giving his testimony.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00 a.m.
Bartow Civic Center

Tickets are $12 per person

Reserved table of 8 Sponsorship is also available.

more info...
03/27/18
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.


more info...
03/30/18
Good Friday Community Cross Walk

Good Friday Community Cross-Walk & Service; March 25
Cross-Walk begins at 11:40 AM

Community Service begins at 12 Noon at Ft. Blount Park
For details contact First Presbyterian Church of Bartow, (863) 533-5005

 


more info...
03/31/18
Bartow Kiwanis 96th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Bartow Kiwanis Club for their 96th Annual Easter Egg hunt in Mosaic Park on March 31st at 10am. Drinks, Snacks and Prizes provided for children up to age 9.

more info...