POLK JOBS FOR EVERYONE
Vote YES for the County referendum, to extend limited property tax exemptions for businesses creating new jobs. The Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Program was established in 2012 and utilizes limited property tax exemptions to encourage job creation, helping existing businesses grow and attracting new industry to Polk County.
Doing business during COVID-19?
You don’t need to go it alone.
BayCare Employer Services, backed by the clinical guidance of the region’s largest healthcare provider, can help. BayCare offers one-on-one consultations to businesses to help identify risk levels in their workplace and to determine appropriate control measures to put in place, including how to respond when an employee tests positive.
For more information call BayCare Employer Solutions at (844)420-8364 or learn more at www.BayCareEmployerSolutions.org
Business Owners Help To Navigate COVID-19
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: GrowFL Launches Virtual Roundtable to Help Second-stage Business Owners Navigate COVID-19
Fast answers to tough issues – program ongoing
Through a partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, GrowFL is launching a Virtual Roundtable program that will allow second-stage business owners to meet April through June to help navigate through the COVID-19 crisis through peer-to-peer collaboration.
Virtual PeerSpectives Roundtables quickly put you in contact with other business owners, presidents and CEOs of secondstage companies via a video conferencing app. Sessions are led by trained PeerSpectives® facilitators from the Edward Lowe Foundation. The roundtables leverage a proven set of protocols, giving participants a convenient — and confidential — place to delve into their most pressing issues.
Online Business Resource Center
GrowFL COVID-19 Business Resource Center offers a full list of resources and expert articles. https://www.growfl.com/
GrowFL Webinar: Leading through the Chaos
GrowFL is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7PM – Navigating COVID-19 and will feature experts in leadership development. Hosted by Chris White, Traction in Florida. Register for the webinar here.
Schedule an Appointment with a GrowFL Expert
GrowFL is dedicated to providing you integral information on how to navigate COVID-19. Our corporate partners, spanning statewide and across all industries, are equipped and ready to support you along the way. See what they’re saying on various topics and schedule a time to chat with an expert.
Schedule an Appointment with an Expert: GrowFL COVID-19 Expert Connect
SBA Webinars: How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery.
SBA Virtual Office Hours
For additional information, feel free to contact the staff during our Virtual Office Hours: Monday,
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. AND 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.
BARTOW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, STAKEHOLDERS
BARTOW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
HISTORY AND FUNDING:
Start up funding of the BEDC began in 2015, when the City of Bartow and Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency each earmarked 45,000 for the organization, with the understanding that eventually, the non-profit organization will become self-sufficent with private sector funds. Membership is offered at several levels of investment – General members, Executive Council members, and Highly Skilled Investors. The BEDC’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteer community leaders.
510 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830
Phone (at the Chamber) 863-533-7125, Cell 863-899-3406