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

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2019 Professional Development Academy: Navigating the Five Generations in the Workplace
02/13/19 - 11/06/19
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2019 Mayor's Sunrise Prayer Breakfast
03/20/19 - 03/20/19

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ENGAGE Lunch N Learn for March!
03/22/19 - 03/22/19
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Events in the next 365 days...
3/20/2019
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 is Deputy County Manager, Joe Halman.

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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3/20/2019
United Way Cocktails and Conversation
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3/29/2019
Please join BayCare Bartow Regional for a Meet & Greet with Dr. Amy Curry, board certified General Surgeon. She is currently accepting new patients with all major insurance carriers.

Meet Dr. Curry on Friday, March 29 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am at 2000 Osprey Blvd, Suite 205, Bartow, FL 33830.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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4/10/2019

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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4/11/2019
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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4/16/2019
This free event is full of valuable opportunities, including a presentation from nonprofit thought leader Ian Adair, a helpful panel discussion on how your organization can do more with less, a how-to presentation on building better appeals, a spotlight on Qgiv features and customer examples, an insider look at Qgiv’s road map from our CEO, Todd Baylis, and time to network with your nonprofit peers!
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4/16/2019
United Way Annual Meeting
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4/20/2019

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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5/7/2019
COME LEARN ABOUT NUCOR
We are looking for motivated teammates ready to take on new challenges while building their careers with  North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company. Nucor offers industry-leading pay
and benefits, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers.

NUCOR HIGHLIGHTS
• Safety leader in the industry
• Competitive pay, including bonuses and profit-sharing
• No-layoff practice

Learn more and apply today at www.nucor.com/careers
• No industrial experience required

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5/8/2019

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...

5/21/2019
COME LEARN ABOUT NUCOR
We are looking for motivated teammates ready to take on new challenges while building their careers with  North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company. Nucor offers industry-leading pay
and benefits, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers.

NUCOR HIGHLIGHTS
• Safety leader in the industry
• Competitive pay, including bonuses and profit-sharing
• No-layoff practice

Learn more and apply today at www.nucor.com/careers
• No industrial experience required

more info...

7/7/2019 - 7/14/2019
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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7/7/2019 - 7/14/2019
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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7/7/2019 - 7/14/2019
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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8/7/2019

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...

9/4/2019

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...

10/1/2019
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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10/2/2019

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...

11/6/2019

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...


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