The Champions Cup and Spirit of Bartow Awards are given by The Bartow Chamber of Commerce and BEDC to recognize and honor businesses/organizations that have championed exemplary best practices and have a positive influence on the economic well-being of the Bartow area business community.

Champions Cup categories include: Emerging Business of the Year, Community Service Business of the Year, Not-for-profit/Community Action Organization of the Year, Retail Business of the Year, and Service/Professional Business of the Year.

Citizens Bank & Trust won the 2017 Champions Cup as Community Service Business of the Year. Valerie Tillmon, Stephanie Colon, Jennie Walker, and Mary Gray Stephenson were in attendance to accept the award.

Citizens Bank & Trust was recognized as an Employer of Distinction at the CareerSource Polk Best Places to Work Annual Meeting. Congratulations to all the winners. Polk County has the Best Employers and we believe CB&T has the Best Employees!

Congratulations to Steve McCullough, Residential Mortgage Manager, on graduating from Leadership Winter Haven Class 37. Steve is shown here with Donna Sheehan, who served as chairman of this year’s class.

We are very proud of our Chief Information Officer, Chad Tagtow, for receiving the Polk Emerging Leader award last night. The award is presented by the three young professional organizations in Polk County, (Emerge, Endeavor and Engage) in recognition of service to the community. Chad is pictured here with three of his CB&T co-workers who received the award in previous years. Congratulations, Chad!