• We Are Bartow

    Part of Bartow’s charm is its position as the history center for a county steeped in a rich and unique past. The Polk County History Center is located in one of Florida’s most iconic historic courthouses.

  • We Are Historic

    Bartow is home to the Annual Alafia River Rendezvous. Visitors enjoy music, games, and see artisans demonstrating crafts such as flint knapping, broom making, blacksmithing, soap making, weaving and more.

  • We Are Creative

    Bartow’s Annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival attracts artists from all over the country. This event draws thousands to Bartow’s historic Main Street.

  • We Are Accessible

    Bartow Executive Airport serves corporate, recreational, flight training and governmental agency activities.

  • We Are Polk County’s Capital City

    As the capital, a unique dynamic is created that blends the best of a small town environment with that of a bustling center of government and commerce.

We Are The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce

Taking Care of Business Since 1887

The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economic prosperity and corporate growth in Bartow and surrounding areas. It is also committed to stimulating business and the economy, regional cooperatives, education initiatives and community awareness. In order to contribute to the success of its members, the Chamber provides local industries with the networking and promotional tools needed for financial success.

The Chamber offers relevant and timely programs and resources to guide local entrepreneurs through various stages of business management. Each program, service, initiative, opportunity and event is offered only after thoughtful consideration of its value to the Chamber’s diverse membership base.

Your membership in the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce positions you to reap the benefits of a close-knit network of local businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to helping each member reach maximum potential, and will continue to ensure that southwest Polk County is the best place to do so.

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Interested in Becoming a Member?

When you invest in the Chamber, you are investing in an influential business organization that has been a part of the Greater Bartow community since 1887. The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce represents over 500 businesses providing them the tools to succeed and grow in today’s competitive environment. According to a study by the Schapiro Group, 63% of people claim they are more likely to patronize a business that is a member of their local Chamber of Commerce versus a nonmember business. The study also showed that 44% of people are likely to think favorably of your business because you are a Chamber member.

Membership in the Chamber is an investment in your business and your community. It allows your organization to have visibility in the community, credibility to potential customers, and training and professional development for your staff.

Together we shape Bartow’s dynamic business environment and create a city that is an exceptional place to live and work.


Our Community Partners

Thank you to our Community Partners scrolling below who provide substantial support through event and program sponsorships.