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Chamber Committees

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Chamber Committees & Action Teams

The investment you make in the Chamber is critical to our success and the Finance Committee works closely with the administration to make sure we are making good fiscal decisions. This group studies the financial condition of The Chamber and recommends to the Board of Directors the proposed budget. 

Contact Michael Pecchia at

This committee reviews amendments to the Chamber's governing documents and makes recommendations on a periodic basis to the Board of Directors. 

Contact Suzanne Bogdan at

BusinesF1rst is an economic retention and recruitment partnership between the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Chamber.  Jointly funded by both entities, BusinessF1rst conducts field visits with companies to determine their needs while working on issues like regulatory reform (i.e. parking, signage, noise, changes in existing use, etc.)  The group meets on an as needed basis to facilitate its program of work.

Contact Steven Marcus at

The Business Education & Development Committee is committed to providing members with information that is applicable in a wide range of situations for stimulating growth and increasing competitiveness in a rapidly changing marketplace. Currently, the committee provides chamber members with dynamic workshops in an effort to bridge the gap between business knowledge and the practical application of leading business principles.

Moreover, the Business Education & Development Committee launched Chamber University, which features partnerships with Kaplan University and Broward College. The goal of Chamber University is to provide members with a wide range of educational resources, including degree and certificate programs, to help members accumulate the knowledge required to manage, lead, or grow a thriving business.

Contact Anthony Abbate at

This important Chamber group reviews and develops public policy positions that are "pro-business and pro-Broward." Research is involved, as well as meetings with elected officials and experts on various topics as the Chamber’s positions are developed, communicated and lobbied.

Candice Ericks at or
Genia Ellis at


The Membership Committee reviews and recommends strategies, procedures, and best practices for the recruitment and retention of Chamber members.  A goal is to facilitate business between members and proactively add value to every member’s association with the Chamber.

Contact Suzanne Higgins at or
Melissa Milroy at

The Membership Committee It is comprised of the following sub-committees:

Diplomat Committee
The purpose of the Diplomat Committee is to perpetuate the success of new Chamber members, so that they become long-term, active members. Diplomats  are responsible for reaching out to Chamber members who submit a Concierge Profile online; directing them to events and committees that will support their success in the Chamber; introducing them to potential “strategic partners” – people whose client is the same target market that the member is seeking. Also responsible for selecting the next month’s Chamber “member of the month”.

Contact Mindy Jennings at

Non-Profit Liaison Committee
Responsible for integrating non-profit and for-profit Chamber members; coordinating the “feature non-profit message” at Trustee events; selecting the “Chamber Hero of the Month”. Meets 2nd Tuesday 9:30 am at the Non-Profit Recourse Center, Chamber Building. 

Sandra Veszi Einhorn at
Jen Klaassens

This group is in charge of selecting the Chair-Elect and Directors of the Chamber, and is appointed by the current Chair. It is responsible to publish the slate to the membership committee in December. 

Contact Heiko Dobrikow at .

This group consists of managers and owners of small to medium size businesses. This committee is responsible for the monthly Business Perks breakfast, Jazz in the Hall and the Small Business Awards Breakfast. Meets at the Chamber, Third Friday of each month, 8:30 am. 

Contact Bill Holland at  


Meets at the Chamber, Second Thursday of each month, 4:00 pm. 

Sandra Mayor at
Jean McIntyre at

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