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What is the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce?

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization composed of local and regional businesses. Its purpose is to enhance business opportunities for its members through scheduled networking events public awareness programs.

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How will belonging to the Chamber help me or my business?
Some of the many good reasons to join the Greater Fort Lauderdale chamber of Commerce are:
  • Access to 2,000 other business members.
  • Website referrals from the business directory.
  • Extensive website advertising opportunities.
  • Monthly networking events.
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Who are the members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce?
The membership of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is composed of local and regional busineess engaged in providing goods and services accross a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial endeavors.
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How much time should I invest in attending events at the Chamber?

As much time as your business and budget allows.  Most Chamber events are free or low cost.  Again, attend several different types of events to determine the most effective use of your networking time.
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I am attending events and handing out my business cards, but I am not getting business from the chamber.  Why?

Attending events and passing out your business card is only the BEGINNING. People tend to do business with people they know and trust.  As you gather business cards and make strategic alliances, follow up with an email or phone call and meet for coffee, lunch, etc.  Learn about their business and their target market, best prospects, and share that same information with them about your business. Building business and relationships takes time and energy.  If possible, give a referral to them, and you’re likely to get one back. Getting involved in a group is a good way to meet and connect with other like minded professional.
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How do I get involved in committees?

Pick out the committees in which you are interested.  Attend several different committees to determine the best fit for you and your business.
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What is a leads group?

A leads group is a great way to get started building relationships and strategic alliances with other members.  Generally, leads groups are business-category specific networking meetings which meet twice monthly for the purpose of members referring business to other members.  Contact the Chamber for openings.
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How do I advertise on the website or sponsor events?

Both website advertising and event sponsorship opportunities are listing under the “Programs & Services” tab on the website.
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How do I become a Member of the Month?

The Member of the Month is chosen by the Diplomat Committee as recognition for a member who has shown outstanding service to the Chamber in general.
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How do I become a Chamber Hero?

The Chamber Hero is chosen monthly by the Non-Profit Committee as recognition for a member who is an exemplary non-profit volunteer.
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April 2017 Member of the Month 

Dr. Beatriz Perez, Middle River Animal Hospital

Dr. Beatriz Perez has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2016, and has helped a number of Chamber members by providing quality medicine and compassionate care to animals.

Middle River Animal Hospital is a locally owned animal hospital that helps maintain the bond between parent and pet. They are a cloud based hospital with the latest equipment to provide the best possible care to animals, also offering house calls and providing in-home hospice care.

As a relatively new member, Dr. Perez understands the importance of networking through the Chamber of Commerce in order to promote her own business as well as encourage other businesses to patronize in our local community. She is an active member of the GLBX Leads groups and shares her experiences with the chamber with the local community. Dr. Perez strives to be a source of information and supports fellow members in order to help maintain and enhance the economic environment in Fort Lauderdale.

Prior to owning Middle River Animal Hospital, Dr. Beatriz Perez studied as the University of Florida where she received her Bachelors in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Previous jobs include working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, after which Dr. Perez attended Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating, she completed a small animal internship and worked locally for 7 years. Middle River Animal Hospital will be having it’s 1 Year Anniversary this year, and Dr. Beatriz Perez is proud to have dedicated her hospital to her beloved pets whom have made her the veterinarian she is today.

When not connecting with other members at the Chamber and running her hospital, Dr. Perez is a supporter of animal rescue groups all over Broward County. She donates services and goods to both animal and non-animal based Non-Profits. She is also currently a partner with Beyond Nine Cat Rescue. In her free time, Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with family and friends. You can find her fishing on a boat with her dad, snorkeling with her husband or travelling the world with friends.