Engage is a program of the Bartow Area Chamber Foundation, Inc. designed to offer business education, professional development, social networking and volunteer opportunities to ambitious young professionals, ages 21 to 42.
Membership in Engage will help you improve your career, develop your leadership abilities, build your network and give back to the greater Bartow community. Members make valuable connections with peers from various industries and have access to prominent and influential leaders.
Our members don’t just come to events to trade business cards and walk away. This is a place where young professionals meet to build lasting friendships, share big ideas and invest in the future of Bartow and Polk County.Engage is the ideal vehicle for ambitious, promising businessmen and businesswomen to nurture their leadership aspirations, cultivate relationships with experienced industry professionals, share common interests and advance their careers.
Meetings and Activities
Engage activities include a variety of learning sessions designed especially for young professionals. Engage is also partnership with the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce that offers valuable access to business leaders, as well as a variety of Chamber opportunities that provide mentorship to engage members.
Engage offers membership free to applicants employed by a member of the Bartow Chamber of Commerce. For those who do not work for a Bartow Chamber member business or organization, the cost is $50 per year. This program is supported entirely by sponsors, therefore, requires no dues from its members.
Program Dates: Year-round activities and programs
Sponsors are solicited on an annual basis to promote the activities of the Chamber Young Professionals. Sponsors receive recognition on all Chamber Young Professionals activities and events. Multiple sponsorships are solicited in all categories. Sponsors are listed on the Chamber website, as well as all promotional material for the ENGAGE group and its programs.
- Presenting Sponsor: $1,000
- Gold Sponsor: $500.00
- A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure
- Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation
- Bartow Consulting
- PalletOne, Inc.
- The Polk County Democrat
- Tom Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
- The Villages at Laurel Meadows
- Silver Sponsor: $250.00
- Bronze Sponsor: $100.00
- Tindale Oliver
Engage Steering Committee includes:
Kathryn Bevilacqua-Ely, (ENGAGE Chair), Madden Brand Agency
Emily Spath Clark, Spath Jewelers
Rebecca Duval, Chinault Family Chiropractic
Clint Edwards, Tom Edwards Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Kim Little, Cross Wired Electrical Services, LLC
Callie Neslund, Mosaic
Josh Palmer, Palmer Insurance Agency
Tanya Tucker, Board of County Commissioners