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Oakland Park/Wilton Manors & Uptown Business 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. 

We accomplish our mission by sponsoring quarterly networking lunches in local establishments aimed at providing pertinent information to business owners within the local area. Speakers can include the city mayor, commissioners, law enforcement and local business owners.

The Oakland Park/Wilton Manors & Uptown Council looks to sponsor and drive participation in local area GFLCC events and other area events. In addition, the board holds regular collaboration meetings with other professional groups within the two cities looking to enhance both the success of businesses and enhance the quality of the area.

The Oakland Park/Wilton Manor Uptown Council is an association within the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, of which represents approximately fifteen hundred businesses representing every industry and profession in the South Florida Community.


   

Benefits of participation in the Oakland Park / Wilton Manors Uptown Council:

  • Connect and network with other Oakland Park/Wilton Manors & Uptown businesses
  • Get notified of activities and events specifically designed for Oakland Park/ Wilton Manors & Uptown businesses
  • Open invitation to all Oakland Park/Wilton Manors & Uptown businesses to visit our council board meetings
  • Establish communications with new Oakland Park/Wilton Manors & Uptown businesses members and engaged in the Chamber community.


For more information about the Oakland Park/Wilton Manors & Uptown Council, fill out our contact form: JOIN THE COUNCIL


We encourage you to keep informed of all the great things happening in Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and Uptown. The websites below will provide you with calendar of events, government services, city issues and improvements as well as contact information for specific city departments.

Oakland Park, Florida: http://www.oaklandparkfl.org/

Wilton Manors, Florida: http://www.wiltonmanors.com/

City Statistics and Maps:

Oakland Park, Fl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_Park,_Florida

Map: http://goo.gl/lFf4pW

Wilton Manors, Florida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_Manors,_Florida

Map: http://goo.gl/ADJtw0

 


   For additional information, contact Joe Akin at (954) 554-9625

or joe@orientalrugcare.com

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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is the first Chamber in the
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community as an major component of their membership.&nbsp; The 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
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GLBX originated as the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange and formally became a
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Julian Cavazos,&nbsp;Partner of&nbsp;get2Bfit and The Challenge was instrumental in
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Commerce.&nbsp; He has worked and volunteered with many community groups in Fort
Lauderdale and Broward County over the last 13 years and serves on&nbsp;several
community boards and committees..&nbsp; He is both committed and passionate
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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.