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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 Barn Boogie Registration
02/28/19 - 02/28/19
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ENGAGE Lunch N Learn for March!
03/15/19 - 03/15/19
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2019 Mayor's Sunrise Prayer Breakfast
03/20/19 - 03/20/19
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Events in the month of March 2019
DateEvent
03/02/19
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

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03/03/19
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

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03/06/19
2019 Professional Development Academy

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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03/09/19
Florida Poly's PIVOT

Florida Polytechnic University's premier philanthropic event supporting student scholarships and the University's mission.

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03/15/19
ENGAGE Lunch N Learn for March!

Join ENGAGE at their Lunch N Learn on March 15!

Don't forget, lunch is FREE! 
 

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03/16/19
Bartow Blarney Triathlon/5K

Run, cycle, and/or swim the Triathlon! Run the 5K! It's all about fitness and fun. Categories galore to suit any age or experience. Visit Bartowrec.recdesk.com for more information.

Registration/Body Marking/Transition: Opens from: 6:00 am - 7:15 am
Swim Begins at: 7:30 am
5K Begins at: 7:30 am

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03/16/19
Bartow Rotary Wild Game Dinner

Annual Wild Game Dinner
Good food with open bar
Ticket auction & door prizes
Music by live band
at Leland Young's Barn!

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03/20/19
2019 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 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 to be announced.

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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03/20/19
United Way Cocktails and Conversation

United Way Cocktails and Conversation

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