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Welcome to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce!

OK. Letís get down to business, because, after all, isnít that why you joined the Chamber? 

As the Chair of the Diplomat committee, I can start telling you about our over 170 annual events, our various councils, dozens of committees, leads groups, and more great stuff.  You can read about them all on this website.

All very important.  But if you are like most members, youíre here because you want to know how you can start leveraging your Chamber investment into REAL DOLLARS right now. 

And for that, our Diplomat Committee is here to assist you with creating and implementing your Success Plan.  Diplomats are members just like you, who volunteer their time, to assist fellow members.   

That brings me to an important point: Success in the chamber, requires involvement at some level.  While we hope you enjoy your new Chamber plaque, chances are, on its own, it wonít generate much new business.

Think of the Chamber like a fitness club membership.  You only get back what you put in. And itís all about members helping members. Thatís been the "success formula" here for over 100 years and more then 1,400 companies.

If you are ready to start, weíre ready to help. 


Mindy Jennings
Diplomat Chair

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Member of the Month Award

This is our monthly recognition award to Chamber members, who have gone "above and beyond" in assisting both the Chamber and its members.

  • A press release and guaranteed publication in South Florida media
  • A "nod" and congrats from Dan Lindblade, President/CEO in his newsletter
  • A paid invite to the Trustee luncheon (or if already a Trustee, the Beach or Downtown Council event)
  • Recognition at events during that month
  • Link to website which explains the award, keeps a record of all honorees - and allow honorees to link to page for their own advertising (good link for a signature)
  • Recognition in print version of Chamber directory in Member of the Month section
  • One month complimentary tile ad on the Chamber website

MOTM Requirements:

Must be a member in good standing
May be an Individual, Company or Committee

The MOTM must take part in a least one of the items/activities below:

  • Conducts business with other Chamber members
  • Refers prospective new members to Chamber
  • Actively involved in at least one Chamber activity:
  • Leads Group
  • Committees
  • Councils
  • Board
  • Sponsorships

Who nominates the MOTM?

All Chamber committees and councils may submit their nominees on the MOTM nomination form.

When is the nomination deadline?

All nomination forms must be submitted to the Diplomat committee no later than the last Monday of the month. Nominations which are received after that date will be entered into the voting for the following month.

Who votes for and elects the MOTM?

Each month, the Diplomat committee receives, reviews, and discusses each nomination   and elects the MOTM through a majority vote.

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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.