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Chamber Membership

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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July 2017 Member of the Month 

Marty Elberg, Circle of Life Legal Services

Circle of Life Legal Services is an estate planning practice that focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow.  Attorney Marty Elberg helps guide clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishments of cherished family goals. 

Marty Elberg graduated from California Western School of Law in 2006. After graduation, Marty moved back to his hometown of Eagle Grove, Iowa to be closer to his and his wife’s family where they could raise their boys with the same Midwestern values they learned.  Soon after he was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2007, he opened his own practice to serve the small town.  After several years of growing his business and transitioning their boys into responsible young men, Marty and his wife moved to Florida. He now resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Susie. Their children live in Iowa and Virginia. One is in the Army National Guard and the other is in the US Navy. 

Community involvement has always been a top priority for Marty. In April of 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Voices for Children of Broward County. This organization helps bring normalcy to neglected and abused children under the care of the state in Broward County.  He was also selected as one of three finalists for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.