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2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

A record number of organizations were nominated for 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards. A panel of celebrity judges weighed the applications and handed down four awards. New Small Business: Data Clique Established Small Business: Agile Element Nonprofit: Take Stock in Children, The Heart Gallery Small Business Person of the Year: Joseph Eppy, The Eppy Group

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April 2017 Chamber Breakfast

"Retail Follows Rooftops" April 2017 Chamber Breakfast hosted by the Downtown Council at the Tower Club Fort Lauderdale Photographs Courtesy Art Pollack Photography

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West Power Lunch

Building business contacts- Weston style!

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Downtowner of the Year 2017

FAT Village Founder Doug McCraw Named 2017 Downtowner of the Year Photographs Courtesy Art Pollack Photography

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The Chamber kicked off it's summer campaign at the Summer Sizzle 2016 kickoff at YOLO. Pictures by Art Pollack Photography

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May 2017 Member of the Month 

Graciela Valdes, Graciela Valdes Fine Art Photography

Graciela Valdes, CPP is a professionally credentialed, published, and award-winning portrait photographer specializing in Personal Branding, Boudoir and Family portraiture. She holds a Bachelor Degree from Florida International University and a Professional Certification from Professional Photographers of America. Graciela is involved in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as Chairperson of the Lunch Bunch Leads Group and is on the Board for the Women’s Council where she serves as Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee.  Graciela enjoys donating much of her time and services to various local charities, including Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, PACE Center for Girls, Tomorrow’s Rainbow and VACC Camp. She and her life partner, Tim, are parents to elementary school-age twins, two adult children and have a toddler granddaughter.