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Chamber Councils

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce offers several opportunities to become involved through any of our Councils. Get involved sign up for a Councils today! Click here to sign up.

 

Chamber Councils

Each Council is governed by its own Board of Governors whose businesses reside within the specific zip code areas. In order to serve on any of the Council boards, your business must be located within those boundaries. Council events are open to all Chamber members. Check our online calendar for Council hosted networking functions.

Beach Council
The mission of the Beach Council is to "Champion the Beach through collaborative relationships to encourage responsible growth and to actively pursue achievable common goals."

This idea came to fruition in the relighting of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Wave Wall where the Beach Council became the conduit between the Public and Private sector. This year we are focused on continuing this trend by beginning the dialogue on BID's or Business Improvement Districts. This vehicle allows business owners of the Beach to band together to better their demographic area by such activities as Landscaping, security, tourist information, cleaning, etc.

For more information about the Beach Council, please contact Carolyn Michaels, Executive Vice President.


Downtown Council
The mission of the Downtown Council is to bring together businesses that are located in the downtown geographic area for the purpose of providing business development networking events and to provide the leadership on issues affecting area business issues.

The council organizes monthly breakfasts held the fourth Thursday of each month with interesting speakers that have a business focus important to our downtown business owners. Typically between 75 and 100 people attend providing for a very effective networking event.

The council supports the Broward Partnership for the Homeless Center located at 920 N.W. 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. The support is through organizing a breakfast which raises thousands of dollars each year.

For more information about the Downtown Council, contact Carolyn Michaels, Executive Vice President.


Gay & Lesbian Business Exchange
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce recognizes the positive contributions of the Gay and Lesbian Community within our city and surrounding area as being a major driver to our local economy. As the mission of the Chamber is to drive economic growth for the greater community, it was recognized that the Gay and Lesbian Community needed to be included in a manner to unite and connect, giving an inclusive voice to continue to attract new Gay and Lesbian businesses.  For more information about the committee contact chair
Chad Thilborger, Whole Heap, glbx@ftlchamber.com



Oakland Park Wilton Manors Uptown Council 

The mission of the Oakland Park / Wilton Manors Uptown Council is to bring together businesses that are located in this geographic area for the purpose of driving business development through networking events and leadership on common goals for the area.
The council supports local OP/WM/U charities. Support is through organizing an annual event which raises thousands of dollars each year.
 
For more information about the Oakland Park / Wilton Manors and Uptown Council, contact the chair Marilyn Oliva, Mpower Strategy, marilyn@mpowerstrategy.com.

Weston Business Council
The Weston Business Chamberserves the interests of the Weston and West Broward Business Community. The council organizes monthly After Hours networking events and quarterly breakfast meetings; weekly business leads groups, educational programs and seminars that focus on issues important to the local business community.

The Weston Business Chamber is also the Voice of Business in the Weston area. Marquee business networking event and fundraiser is A Taste of Weston that takes place annually. For more information contact Stephany Dieguez, Citibank, Weston Business Chamber Chair.


Women's Council
The Women's Council under the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is a resource for Chamber members to network with women business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals of Broward County at quarterly luncheons. Scholarships are awarded to women overcoming life's hardships and entering secondary education to improve their lives
during the annual "Circle of Excellence" Awards luncheon.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Michaels, Executive Vice President.

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