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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. F
or more information about the Beach Council, please contact Chair, Heidi Dennis, The Atlantic Hotel and Spa, hdennis@atlantichotelfl.com

 


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 Chair Genia Ellis, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, genia@goriverwalk.com


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 Karen Prescod, Prescod Health and Wellness, Karen@prescodlifeandhealth.com.


Greater Weston Business Council
The Greater Weston Business Council serves the interests of the Weston and West Broward Business Community. The council organizes monthly networking events and breakfast meetings; weekly business leads groups, educational programs and seminars that focus on issues important to the local business community. 
The Greater Weston Business Council is also the Voice of Business in Western Broward County. For more information contact Chair David Smith, Trustbridge Health, dsmith@hbts.org

 



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 Chair Yamilet Strauss, Merchant Processing Solutions, yamilet@processmps.com


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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.