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Chamber Event Schedule

Welcome, below is a listing of all Chamber Monthly Quarterly and Annual events with contact information.
Please refer to our Chamber Monthly Calendar on our website for Dates, Times and Registration information for each event.


Monthly Events

Biz Perks Breakfast

Free networking & card exchange breakfast for Chamber Members and guests.
Location: Varies (10-12/year)
$300 sponsorship provides coffee and donuts.
Benefits: Exhibit table & 5 minute presentation.
Contact: David Tabb


Board of Directors/Trustee Luncheon

Speaker topics: Timely business, governmental, media and economic presentations, Trustee member inductions.
Location: Varies (10/year)
$600 sponsorship per luncheon.
Benefits: To promote yourself and your company to other Trustee & senior level executives and owners, 5 minute presentation, collateral on all seats.
Contact: Kristy Favata 954 462 5380

Downtown Leaders Luncheon

Does just telling people who you are and where you work not tell the whole story?  TheDowntown Leaders Luncheon provides you the opportunity to have three minutes to describe your business in detail.  Since the attendance is limited to 20 people, attendees have the chance to ask questions and really get to know their fellow Chamber members. Held on the first Thursday of each month, 20 Chamber members come together for lunch and to describe in detail who they are, what they do and what kind of business they are looking to attract. It’s networking at its most productive level. RSVP Today!
Cost:  $20 All inclusive

Location: Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Benefits: To promote yourself and your company to other members, 3 min self introductions
Contact:  Jonathan Keith

Business After Hours

Networking and card exchange for members and non-members Area Restaurants and Bars (11/year)
Sponsor/Host provides 2 drinks per person & hors d’oeuvres for approximately 50-100 attendees.
Their are three business afterhour categories, East (Greater Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park/Wilton Mannors), West (Weston area Council, GLBX Council.
Benefits: Name/logo in newsletter and all event promotion
Contact: Doug Frens

Downtown Council Breakfast

Speaker topics: Downtown issues, economic development, government affairs, downtown development.
Location: Tower Club (8/year)
$600 sponsorship per breakfast
Benefits: 5 seats, display opportunity, name/logo on electronic mediums, 5 minute presentation, collateral on all seats.
Carolyn Michaels

New Member Orientation

An opportunity for new members to meet other members, staff and Chamber leaders and learn about Chamber events, services and benefits.

Location: Chamber Building
Sponsorships vary from $250 to $2000 to provide a reception.
Benefits: Meeting new members; recognition; display opportunity.
Contact: Jill Horowitz  954 462 7498


Trustee Receptions

Exclusive to Trustee senior executives and owners
Location: varies (approx 10/year)
Trustee hosts needed for Trustee events – in kind and sponsored receptions.
Benefits: To promote yourself and your company to other Trustee & senior level executives and owners.
Contact: Kristy Favata 954 462 5380


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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.