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The Greater Weston Advantage

 

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The Greater Weston Advantage!


As a council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Weston Business Council provides members with access to a wide range of opportunities to grow their respective businesses. By connecting members to valuable resources and key decision-makers, the chamber helps companies thrive in a competitive marketplace.

To help your business grow, the chamber provides effective networking events, educational forums, leads groups, and more.  With enhanced member services and strategic alliances with trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, and civic officials, you get access to the tools, resources, and people you need to generate long-term business success.

 

 

1.     Membership DevelopmentMindy Jennings, Chair: The goals are to enhance the new member experience from sign up to 6 months, with New Member Orientations, and assigning Diplomats at all Weston Chamber events

2.     Networking Events – Karina Cristancho, Chair: Is focused on creating opportunities for businesses to develop leads through event exposure like the breakfast,Business After Hours, Biz Perks, Power Lunch, Leads Groups, Ribbon Cuttings, etc.

3.     Leadership Development –  looks forward to providing Professional Development opportunities for Business Owners and Executives to meet the “movers and shakers” in the community at a different level. The Leadership Programs Committee would include Education Workshops, access to Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Leadership Broward, etc.

4.     Government Affairs – Jim Norton, Commissioner: Looks forward to serving as the voice of the business community by ensuring that the local government, City of Weston understands and addresses the local business concerns.  Business issues to be addressed include: Transportation, Education, Workforce Development, and Global Trade. Provide opportunities for the local business community to learn about the development in these areas

5.     PR & Marketing: Tells our story in the local media and internal chamber mediums while promoting the Greater WBC members businesses using Social Media, Print magazines and newspapers as well as at the different events.

Here are key actions for growing your business in 2016:

  • Get a return on your investment through a return on your INVOLVEMENT
  • Attend networking events to meet good contacts
  • Participate in a leads group to swap business leads and form synergistic groups
  • Volunteer on a committee to showcase your talents
  • Attend educational forums to learn from the experts
  • Refer qualified leads to friends and prospects
  • Meet community and business leaders at the networking events
  • Gain exposure by sponsoring an event
  • Stay informed with e-news and Invitations from the Chamber
  • Ask chamber staff for more options for growing your business
  • Get listed on The Chamber's website which generates 
  • over 25,000 unique visitors per month as well as access to FREE social networking tools!

 


Effective Networking is one of the most effective ways to exposing your business to many prospective clients very quickly.  Get the added advantage of maximizing the return on your investment by leveraging the combined resources of the Greater Weston Business Council and the other Councils of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

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    For additional information, contact the Chamber at (954) 462-6000 ext 8745 laura@ftlchamber.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.