Event Registration - Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce
2017 Champions Cup - Business, Industry & Spirit of Bartow Awards
10/19/17

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 of business community. It also celebrates community service with the Spirit of Bartow awards presented to area citizens that have contributed to the community in a significant way. Nominated businesses, organizations and citizens are judged by 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. 

NOMINATE FOR CHAMPIONS CUP AWARD HERE - Available August, 2017.

NOMINATE FOR SPIRIT OF BARTOW AWARD HERE -= Available August, 2017.

 

 
Location: Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow, FL 33830




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 of business community. It also celebrates community service with the Spirit of Bartow awards presented to area citizens that have contributed to the community in a significant way. Nominated businesses, organizations and citizens are judged by 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. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: CONGRESSMAN TOM ROONEY Tom Rooney was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Following high school, he went on to play college football at Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College. After receiving his BA in English Literature, Tom worked for Senator Connie Mack in Washington, DC. Rooney Tom returned home to Florida to attend the University of Florida where he received a Masters Degree and the University of Miami, School of Law where he earned his J.D. and met his wife Tara. After graduation, Tom and Tara spent over four years in the United States Army JAG Corps. Most notably he served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney on Fort Hood, TX prosecuting all civilian crimes on post. In 2002, Tom was selected to teach Constitutional and Criminal Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 2004, Tom returned to Florida and went to work as an Assistant Attorney General. After leaving the Attorney General's office, he became CEO of "The Children's Place at Home Safe," a home for abused and neglected children. He was later appointed by Governor Bush to the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County Board of Directors. In 2006, Tom entered private practice and joined a Stuart law firm. On November 4th 2008, Tom was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Florida's 17th district. He sits on the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee's on Agriculture, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and State and Foreign Operations. He is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and serves as Chairman of the Intelligence Subcommittee on Emerging Threats. He also serves as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. Tom and Tara live in Okeechobee with their three young sons: Tommy Jr., Sean, and Seamus.