Champions Cup Awards

19 October 2017

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Champions Cup Business, Industry & Spirit of Bartow Awards

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 business community. It also celebrates community service with the Spirit of Bartow (SPIRIT OF BARTOW NOMINATION FORM HERE - Available August 1, 2017) awards presented to area citizens that have contributed to the community in a significant way. For the Champions Cup Awards, nominated businesses/organizations are judged by an 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. Awards are presented in categories and a community leader is inducted into the Champions Cup Hall of Fame, representing his/her impact on the community's economy. The categories include: Service/Professional Business of the Year; Retail Business of the Year; Emerging Business of the Year (start-up company in business less than three years, cannot be a buy-out of an existing company); Not-for-Profit Community Action Organization of the Year; Community Service Business of the Year; and Main Street Bartow Business of the Year. The event is a program of the Chamber'€™s Committee of 100.



CHAMPIONS CUP NOMINATION FORM HERE - Available August 1, 2017.


REGISTER TO ATTEND OR SPONSOR A TABLE HERE.


Date: October 19, 2017
Projected Attendance: 350
Admission Price: $50.00 per person
Contact: Jeff Clark, Virginia Condello

Presenting Sponsor: $2,500
16 tickets to the event
Business of the Year presentation spotlight
Premium seating at the front of the venue
Corporate logo on event invitations
Recognition at each table at the event
Company banner displayed at the event
Advance coverage in all press releases
Company featured in promotional material developed for the Chamber Weekly newsletter and website.

Economic Development Sponsors: $1,000
12 tickets to the event
Premium seating at the front of the venue
Advance coverage in all press releases
Company featured in promotional material developed for the Chamber Weekly newsletter and website.

Table Sponsors: $400
8 tickets to the event
Chamber weekly newsletter recognition



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2016: Adam Putnam

2015: Don Wilson

2014: Bo Raulerson

2013: Tom Thornburg

2012: Carl Locke, Sr.

2011: Al Holland, Doug McLaulin & Gus King

2010: 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



LEGACY AWARD WINNERS

Boswell & Dunlap, LLP

Gibson & Wirt, Inc.


CHAMPIONS CUP AWARD WINNERS

CHAMPIONS CUP
Champions Cup was created to recognize and honor businesses and organizations that have championed exemplary best practices, and have had a positive influence on the economic well being of the area's business environment. Congratulations to the 2016 Champions Cup Winners! Here they are:


2016 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Bartow Ford Company

Pyramid Fasteners - Business to Business Business of the Year
The Krazy Kricket - Retail Business of the Year
Travel Leaders / International Sun Travel - Service / Professional Business of the Year
The Krazy Kricket- Emerging Business of the Year
Bartow Ford Company - Community Service Organization of the Year
Sweet Magnolias - Main Street Business of the Year
Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. - Community Action Organization of the Year


2015 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Tom Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Tindale Oliver - Business to Business Business of the Year
Tom Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - Retail Business of the Year
BayCare Bartow Regional Medical Center - Service / Professional Business of the Year
Broadway Diner - Emerging Business of the Year
A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure - Community Service Organization of the Year
Travel Leaders / International Sun Travel - Main Street Business of the Year
Bartow Rotary Club - Community Action Organization of the Year


2014 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Polk State College Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center

Polk State College Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center - Business to Business Business of the Year
Kelley Buick GMC - Retail Business of the Year
Watson Clinic - Service / Professional Business of the Year
Palmer Insurance Agency - Emerging Business of the Year
Beef O' Brady's Bartow - Community Service Organization of the Year
Bartow Christian Books & Gifts - Main Street Business of the Year
The Polk County History Center - Community Action Organization of the Year


2013 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home
Madrid Engineering Group, Inc. - Business to Business Business of the Year
Bartow Ford Company - Retail Business of the Year
Especially 4 U Catering - CRA Business of the Year
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home - Service / Professional Business of the Year
Especially 4 U Catering - Emerging Business of the Year
George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway & Crisis Shelter - Not-For-Profit Community Action Organization of the Year
Spath Jewelers - Community Service Organization of the Year
The Cookie Jar - Main Street Business of the Year
Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.- Green Business of the Year


2012 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Terrie Lobb Catering
Mosaic - Business to Business Business of the Year
K-T Pharmacy - Retail Business of the Year
Palace Pizza - CRA Business of the Year
Terrie Lobb Catering - Service / Professional Business of the Year
Crosswired Electrical Service - Emerging Business of the Year
Bloomin' Arts Committee - Not-For-Profit Community Action Organization of the Year
Peace Valley Enterprises - Community Service Organization of the Year
K-T Pharmacy - Main Street Business of the Year
A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure- Green Business of the Year


2011 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:
Mosaic
SEMCO Construction - Business to Business Business of the Year
Spath Jewelers - Retail Business of the Year
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP - CRA Business of the Year
Community Southern Bank - Service / Professional Business of the Year
Evolve Professional Landscape Management - Emerging Business of the Year
The Crickette Club - Not-For-Profit Community Action Organization of the Year
Mosaic - Community Service Organization of the Year
Gibson & Wirt Insurance - Main Street Business of the Year
Greenovative Engineering and Design- Green Business of the Year


2010 Business and Industry Champions Cup awards:
A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure - Business to Business Business of the Year
Bartow Ford Company- Retail Business of the Year
Spath Jewelers - CRA Business of the Year
Frost Van Den Boom, PA - Service / Professional Business of the Year
Fred's Southern Kitchen - Emerging Business of the Year
Heartland For Children - Not-For-Profit Community Action Organization of the Year
Clear Springs - Community Service Organization of the Year
The Stanford Inn - Main Street Business of the Year
Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.- Green Business of the Year


SPIRIT OF BARTOW RECIPIENTS:

1975
Mary Brown

1976
Capt. Donald G. Carter, Barbara Newell, Gertrude Kuhn

1977
Joanne & Gerald Houvener

1978
Sam Marshall

1979
Joe Beynon, Bill Orr, Garrett Swindal

1980
Will Irwin

1981
Steve Earley, George Pittas

1982
Charles Friedlander, Richard Merrill, Ken Riley , Tony Sparks

1983
Jim O’Connor

1984
Bartow Key Club, Mayme Clark, Marshall Edwards, Roy Gallemore, William D. Helmuth, Lionel Hernandez Jr., Paul Hogan

1985
Beverly Burnsed

1986
Mary Longworth

1987
Justice Stephen H. Grimes, Jack M. Long, William J. Ruster, Madelyn L. Whidden

1988
Andy Anderson

1989
Pedro Almazan, Sam Griner, Rick Wilson

1990
Pete & Jewell Denham, Lucille F. DuCharme, Patty Thackery, Leland Young

1991
Richard Clark, Boyce Garmon, Frank Johnson, Tom Thornburg

1992
Glenda Burr

1994
John DeYoung

1995
Jeff Clark, Clyde Allen Gibson, Daniel L. Helmick, John Norman

1996
Ila Urshan, Reba Zoellner

1998
Tim Murphy, William Pickard

2002
Lisa Frisbie Cullins, Wally Edwards, Dave Hallock, Mary Ann Frisbie Holland, Leo Longworth, Christmas Tree Lane Residents, Mattie Mae Townsend

2003
Karen Boswell, Debbie Burdett, Ernest Smith, Geraldine Watson

2004
Pam Mitchell, Tina Spath, Ruth Trainor, Harry Williams

2005
Ernie Cooper, C.C. Corbett, Joe DeLegge, Bill Mills

2006
Jennifer Daniels, George W. Harris Jr., Magic on Main Committee, Trish Pfeiffer, Relay For Life, Larry Tucker, Myrtice Young

2007
Chris Banks, Jim Duane, Brian Hinton, Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Bill & Carolyn Simpson

2008
J.J. Corbett, Linda Culpepper, SL & Mary Frisbie, Wayne Harrison, Mary Ellen Stidham, Don & Holly Wilson

2009
Peggy Kehoe, Wayne Lewis, Father Wally Reynolds, Dixie Shivler, Gail Smith, Ken & Betty Wetherington, Levonia Wynn

2010
Mary Ann Harrell, Gloria Washington, Main Street Bartow, Anita Stasiak

2011
Bonnie Allen, John Frost, Larry Madrid, Freda Ridgway

2012
Joyce Bentley, Chief Joe Hall, Shannon Medley, Frank Rouse, Gerald Tucker

2013
America Legion Post No. 3, Summerlin 125 Grand Reunion Committee, Sandy Dobbertean, John Hutto, Pam Renew

2014
Lloyd Harris, Dr. Thomas McMicken, Gail Murray, Carver Young

2015
Sharon Casey, Harvey Lester, Charles Luster, Bartow Rotary Club, Sean Serdynski

2016
Jennifer Hall, Karen Guffey


Register Cost: 50.00 USD
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