Chamber members enjoy the benefits of networking at Chamber events, meetings, and special occasions such as groundbreakings and ribbon-cuttings.
The mission of the Chamber is to promote business and economic development for the benefit of our community. One of the ways this gets accomplished is through providing networking opportunities for Chamber members, and a program of events designed to enhance the quality of life for our community, while providing funding for the Chamber’s many economic development programs.
Networking & Referrals through the Business After Hours
One Thursday Each Month
Chamber members enjoy the benefits of networking through these after-hours social meetings. The events are sponsored by Chamber businesses/organizations, and are free to all members. Sponsors hold the events at their places of business, and can use the events to introduce new personnel or services, as well as to update fellow members on changes or expansion plans.
The Chamber President, (or his/her designee), introduces a sponsor representative to welcome their guests and promote the business. Sponsors provide food and refreshments. The after hours events usually start at 5:00 p.m. and sometimes run past 7:00 p.m. Some are themed, and some are just plain get togethers. Adult beverages are served, most of the time.
January – Sackett Motorsports, Inc.
February – Spath Jewelers (Chocolate Charms & Chamber)
March – Frost Van den Boom & Sutton, P.A.
April – Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
May – The Villages At Laurel Meadows
June – Harmony Haven Event Venue
July – Open
August – Thunder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
September – Bartow Ford
October – Moody Law
November – BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center
December – Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
The Bartow Chamber’s many special events provide access to other business members and community business leaders such as the Annual Meeting, Chamber Golf Scramble, Barn Boogie, Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Community Relations Diversity Luncheon, ribbon-cuttings, groundbreakings and more!
Ribbon-cuttings, groundbreakings and other special events may be set up with our Director of Membership Services, Barbara Adamson. Call 863-533-7125, or email her for more information.