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.
2019 Guest Speaker: House Rep. Melony Bell
2019 Winner: HPP FRESH FLORIDA
Past winners are: SEMCO Construction (2018); 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).
2019 Winner: RAFA NATURAL
Past winners are: Sweet Magnolias Cafe and Sweet Shop (2018), 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).
2019 Winner: FROST LAW FIRM, PA
Past winners are: A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure (2018), 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:
2019 Winner: POLK SHERIFF’S CHARITIES, INC.
Past winners are: American Legion Post #3 (2018), 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:
2019 Winner: TWISTED PINEAPPLE BOUTIQUE
Past winners are: Rafa Natural (2018), 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).
2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: JEFFREY A. CLARK
Past inductees are: Brian Hinton, 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), Brian Hinton (2018).