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A Time To Boogie . . .

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Time To Whoop It Up!

Mark your calendar to whoop it up at an old-fashioned hoe-down at the Bartow Leadership Alumni Barn Boogie on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Presented to you by SEMCO Construction.

     This event is an evening dinner and dance held at the Peace Valley Enterprise Barn in Alturas, and features a steak dinner provided by Texas Cattle Company, live entertainment and free beer and wine. Leadership Bartow Class XIV heads up a fun event, the annual Barn Boogie Cornhole Competition, (sponsored by Evolve Professional Landscaping), where the winners receive bragging rights and a huge trophy. This event has a casual, country/western feel, and is very popular.

     Tickets are $40, sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce Events Director Linda Holcomb at (863) 533-7125, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     Proceeds are used to support the Leadership Bartow program.

 

74th Chamber President Is Sharon Casey

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 Sharon Casey of Community Southern Bank, took office as the 74th president of the Bartow Chamber of Commerce on January 24, 2015 at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting.

“Evening in Paris" was the theme of the event and the Civic Center was decorated with red and black with lots of Eiffel Towers thrown in for effect.

Presenting sponsor, A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure's CEO Rob Kincart welcomed everyone to the Chamber's biggest event of the year and then introduced 2014 Chamber President Myrtice Young of the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

After presenting retiring directors’ plaques to Sandy Dobbertean of Bank of Central Florida, Catherine Tucker of CenterState Bank and Levonia Wynn of West Bartow Front Porch, she thanked the membership, Board, volunteers and staff for making 2014 a great year.

Young then introduced Casey, who accepted the presidential gavel and banged it gently on the podium, bringing the meeting to order. As her first official duty, Casey presented the outgoing president with a Chamber President's plaque. Casey then turned her attention to the audience.
“Your attendance here tonight helps to ensure that the Bartow Chamber of Commerce can continue its mission of promoting business and economic development for our community,” he said to the crowd of about 400. “I pledge to all of you that I will strive to continue the proud tradition of the Chamber as vital to the success of Bartow’s business community.”

Casey thanked the Chamber staff and its volunteers.

Other members were recognized as Cover Page sponsors for the Chamber's Quarterly Magazine for 2014: Spherion Staffing, DMAR Business Centers, Wolseley Industrial Group and Affordable Appliance.

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James F. Clements Wins George Harris Award

Bartow City Commissioner James Clements was presented the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s highest award  - the George W. Harris Leadership Award - during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 24, 2015. The award winner was announced by  last year’s winner, Len Jordan of Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.

Clements is active in the Bartow Kiwanis Club and serves as an advisor to the Key Club at Bartow High School. In 1988, he received the J. Walker Field Outstanding Kiwanis Advisor Award for the Florida district. He serves on the Polk County Citrus Advisory Committee, of which he was chairman in 2006. Clements serves on the board of directors and is past president of Bartow Educating Students for Today and Tomorrow, and is the City’s liaison to the Neighborhood Improvement Corp. and West Bartow Front Porch Revitalization Council. He’s also a member of the Polk County Farm Bureau.

He is a Florida native with deep roots in the community, and is a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served as senior warden and lay Eucharist minister.

As a commercial real estate broker and a licensed fruit dealer, Clements is a member of the Realtors Land Institute and the Bartow Board of Realtors.

Other winners of the award include John Murphy, Pam Adams, Keightley Stringfellow, Scott Young, Jeff Clark, Andy Anderson, Sue Britt, Barbara Newell, Bud Mears, Brian Hinton, Ernie Cooper, Myrtice Young, Pam Mitchell, Tina Spath, Debbie Burdette, Anita Stasiak, Larry Madrid and Mike DeNeve.

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Community Corporate Partners

INVESTING IN THE SUCCESS OF THEIR COMMUNITY . . . the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the following businesses for their annual pledge of support to help make our community a better place to live, work and operate businesses.
Chairmen Level - $10,000 Partner

A-C-T
Taste of the Chamber, Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

CITY OF BARTOW

Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals, State of the City Address

MOSAIC

Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Pig Out Bartow!, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

SPATH JEWELERS

Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Pig Out Bartow!, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, Chocolate Charms & Chamber Fun Thursday

 

President Level - $5,000 Partner

BARTOW FORD
 
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

 

BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Leadership Bartow 

 

COMMUNITY SOUTHERN BANK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Hometown Heroes, Fun Thursday, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

MADRID ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

 

SEMCO CONSTRUCTION
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Champions Cup, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

Executive Level - $2,500 Partner

BADCOCK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

BARTOW COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
Teacher of the Year Breakfast, Annual Meeting, Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Fun Thursday, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP
Annual Meeting, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble,Hometown Heroes

 

CENTERSTATE BANK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Polk Politics, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Polk Politics, Champions Cup, Hometown Heroes

 

DMAR TECHNICAL TRAINING
Hometown Heroes

 

KELLEY BUICK GMC
Polk Politics, Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow 

 

PARTY PEOPLE CELEBRATION COMPANY
Annual Meeting

 

REGAL LAKELAND
Chamber Golf Scramble

 

SPHERION STAFFING
Barn Boogie, Pig Out Bartow!, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Chamber Golf Scramble, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

TD BANK
Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble, Leadership Bartow, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

TOM EDWARDS CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP/RAM
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Pig Out Bartow!, Chamber Golf Scramble, Fun Thursday, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

WATSON CLINIC
Annual Meeting, Spirit of Bartow Awards, Champions Cup, Leadership Bartow

 

Director Level - $1,000 Partner

AIR METHODS CORPORATION
Hometown Heroes

 

ASHLAND
Hometown Heroes, Leadership Bartow

 

BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Annual Meeting, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION
Annual Meeting, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Champions Cup, Chamber Golf Scramble,Hometown Heroes

 

CENTERSTATE BANK
Annual Meeting, Barn Boogie, Champions Cup, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL OF MID FLORIDA
Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

STINGRAY CHEVROLET BARTOW
Barn Boogie, Chamber Golf Scramble, Pig Out Bartow!, Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival

 

TINDALE-OLIVER & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Spirig of Bartow Awards, Chamber Golf Scramble, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

Business Level - $500 Partner

BB&T
Barn Boogie, Hometown Heroes, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

BONEFISH GRILL
Chamber Golf Scramble

 

CRUISE PLANNERS
Chamber Golf Scramble, ENGAGE Young Professionals

 

FLORIDA BLUE
Hometown Heroes

 

MOODY LAW
Fun Thursday

 

ORLANDO UTILITIES COMMISSION
Annual Meeting

 

MICHELL GITHENS STATE FARM INSURANCE
Barn Boogie, Mayor's Prayer Luncheon, Chamber Golf Scramble

 

THE VILLAGES AT LAUREL MEADOWS
Barn Boogie, Spirit of Bartow Awards

 

WHIDDEN-McLEAN FUNERAL HOME
Annual Meeting

 

Interested in becoming a Community Corporate Partner? Your company can benefit, as you benefit the community. The Community Corporate Partner program offers our Community Corporate Partners valuable perks to thank them for their support. Call Barbara Adamson today at 863-533-7125 and find out how we can help you help your community.

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