BARTOW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL’S CHAMPIONS CUP AWARD WINNERS
Business & Industry Awards held during BEDC Annual Meeting
The mission of the 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.
2018 Winner: SEMCO CONSTRUCTION
Past winners are: Patel, Green & Associates (2017); Travel Leaders / International Sun Travel (2016); Frost Van Den Boom, PA (2015); Community Southern Bank (2014); Terrie Lobb Catering (2013); Whidden-McLean Funeral Home (2012); Watson Clinic (2011); Baycare Bartow Regional Medical Center (2010).
2018 Winner: SWEET MAGNOLIAS CAFE & SWEET SHOP
Past winners are: McBroom’s Stamps & Awards (2017), The Krazy Kricket (2016), Bartow Ford Company (2015), Spath Jewelers (2014), KT Pharmacy (2013), Bartow Ford (2012), Kelly Buick GMC (2011), Tom Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (2010).
2018 Winner: A-C-T ENVIRONMENTAL & INFRASTRUCTURE
Past winners are: Citizens Bank & Trust (2017), Bartow Ford (2016), Clear Springs (2015), Mosaic (2014), Peace Valley Enterprise (2013), Spath Jewelers (2012), Beef O’Brady’s (2011), A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure (2010).
NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR:
2018 Winner: AMERICAN LEGION POST #3
Past winners are: Church Service Center (2017), Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation (2016), Heartland For Children (2015), Crickette Club (2014), Bloomin’ Arts Committee (2013), George W. Harris Jr. Runaway & Crisis Center (2012), Polk County History Center (2011), Bartow Rotary Club (2010).
MAIN STREET BUSINESS:
Past winners are: Sweet Magnolias (2016), Travel Leaders / International Sun Travel (2015), Bartow Christian Books & Gifts (2014), Cookie Jar Bakeshop (2013), KT Pharmacy (2012), Gibson & Wirt Insurance (2011), The Stanford Inn (2010).
EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
2018 Winner: RAFA NATURAL
Past winners are: Center State Painting (2017), The Krazy Kricket (2016), Broadway Diner, (2015), Palmer Insurance (2014), Especially 4U Catering (2013), Crosswired Electrical Services (2012), Evolve Professional Landscaping Management (2011), Fred’s Southern Kitchen (2010).
CRA BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Past winners are: Palace Pizza (2012), Boswell & Dunlap LLP (2011), Spath Jewelers (2010).
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Past winners are: Madrid Engineering (2013), A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure (2012), Greenovative and Design (2011), Madrid Engineering Group, Inc. (2010).
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS:
Past winners are: Pyramid Fasteners (2016), A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure (2015), SEMCO Construction (2014), MOSAIC (2013), Madrid Engineering Group (2012), Polk State College Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center (2011) and Tindale Oliver (2010).
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Past winners are: Bartow Ford (2016), Tom Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (2015), Polk State College Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center (2014), Whidden-McLean Funeral Home (2014), Terrie Lobb Catering (2012), MOSAIC (2011), A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure (2010).
2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: BRIAN HINTON
Past inductees are: L.B. Brown, Mayme Burdin Clark, Richard Clark, Richard Craney, George Gause, George W. Harris Jr., Frank Johnson, The Frisbie Family, Tim Murphy, Ernest Smith, W.H. Stuart Family, George Tyler, Al Holland, Doug McLaulin, Gus King, Carl Locke Sr. (2012), Tom Thornburg (2013), Bo Raulerson (2014), Don Wilson (2015), Adam Putnam (2016).