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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 get to be 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 get to be 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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November 2016 Member of the Month 

Andy Perrot, Lightship Entertaintment

Andy has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2013.  Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts at Williams College in 1990 and initially worked at WCVB-TV in Boston before being hired by Lifetime Television in New York. In 1997 Andy was recruited by Disney to work as a Producer in Orlando. He left Disney in 1999 to start his own production company, Lightship Entertainment. Lightship Media is a full service production company specializing in producing television shows, commercials and promotional videos of all kinds. Under Andy’s supervision, the company has produced more than a dozen prime time shows for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and Destination America on various subjects ranging from the thrill rides at Walt Disney World to the latest innovations in concept car design. Andy is actively involved in the Chamber through the GLBX Council and the GLBX Leads Group. He serves on the GLBX Board of Directors and has been appointed Chair Elect for 2017. Andy played a crucial part in planning the very successful Artopia event; one of the Chambers’ annual events held at the NSU Museum of Art in 2016. On his free time, Andy spends time with his dog Bella and enjoys spending time with friends on his boat.