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What is a leads group?
Leads groups are made up of individuals from different categories of businesses. The object of each group is to build personal contacts throughout the community, and to assist each other in finding new sources of prospects and new avenues for business.

Membership in the group is restricted to only one person per profession or specialty. Each chamber leads group is facilitated by an elected leads group chairperson who conducts meetings, maintains the group’s membership, and helps promote the group’s objectives.

Being a member of a leads group requires a commitment to attend the group on a consistent basis.  Missing two months in a row or 3 meetings in a quarter without notifying the chair of your situation may be grounds for replacing you with another member who would like to fill your business category.

Please contact the leads group chair before visiting as a guest to ensure your professional business category is available in that group

Biz to Biz
The primary goal is to create and maintain an effective networking environment.  Business categories are usually commercial oriented, (i.e. business-to-business) with some retail oriented business. The meeting includes open networking, introductions of everyone, and a detailed presentation by one or two of the members. Membership in Biz to Biz involves a commitment from the members to attend the meetings, and provide a minimum of three leads per quarter.

The meetings take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 8:00 am at the chamber office.  We also meet on the 5th Thursday of months that have 5 Thursday’s.
Chair:  Eric Irwin,

Downtown Networking Partners
This group is comprised of small business owners generally located in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area. The group has a culture of working together closely as a team and making sure each member is successful. In addition to being a good source of referrals, the group is dedicated to creating a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. The group meets every Wednesday except the second Wednesday of the month.

The group may get together on the off week (2nd Wednesday of the month) after hours in a more social environment.
Chair:  Serge Mallat,

GLBX Referral Advantage Leads Group
This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Chamber office at 8am.   The GLBX Referral Advantage leads group was started by the GLBX council, which is the Chamber's Gay and Lesbian Business eXchange.  The group is open to any business interested in doing business with the gay community, and has a diverse membership.    The Referral Advantage group also has "power teams" which are sub-groups that work very closely together to promote other businesses in a synergistic way.  Each leads group member is asked to produce one lead or guest per calendar month, and active participation and attendance is required.

Chairs: Tom and Phoenix Niewidok or


This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Chamber from 11:30-1pm. Our mission is to be a group of small business professionals dedicated to providing mutual support in growing our businesses. The objective is for small businesses to cultivate a professional and consistent referral network in the forms of leads. Membership requires a bi-monthly commitment and a minimum of 3 leads per quarter. New members are always welcome so long as your business category is not currently occupied. Please contact the chair for more information.

Chair: Graciela Valdes, Fine Art Photography




Power Partners
The purpose of this group is to grow businesses by exchanging qualified referrals with fellow members.  Toward that end, we meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Chamber office to build relationships and educate fellow members about what we do and how to identify our ideal customer or client.

Chair: James Stout,

Greater Weston Business Leads Groups
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings at 8:00am at the Executive Suites, 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Weston.  This group is comprised of small business owners generally located on the west side of the county, and typically represents businesses in the Weston, Miramar, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Plantation and Sunrise areas.


 Joe Young,

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April 2017 Member of the Month 

Dr. Beatriz Perez, Middle River Animal Hospital

Dr. Beatriz Perez has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2016, and has helped a number of Chamber members by providing quality medicine and compassionate care to animals.

Middle River Animal Hospital is a locally owned animal hospital that helps maintain the bond between parent and pet. They are a cloud based hospital with the latest equipment to provide the best possible care to animals, also offering house calls and providing in-home hospice care.

As a relatively new member, Dr. Perez understands the importance of networking through the Chamber of Commerce in order to promote her own business as well as encourage other businesses to patronize in our local community. She is an active member of the GLBX Leads groups and shares her experiences with the chamber with the local community. Dr. Perez strives to be a source of information and supports fellow members in order to help maintain and enhance the economic environment in Fort Lauderdale.

Prior to owning Middle River Animal Hospital, Dr. Beatriz Perez studied as the University of Florida where she received her Bachelors in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Previous jobs include working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, after which Dr. Perez attended Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating, she completed a small animal internship and worked locally for 7 years. Middle River Animal Hospital will be having it’s 1 Year Anniversary this year, and Dr. Beatriz Perez is proud to have dedicated her hospital to her beloved pets whom have made her the veterinarian she is today.

When not connecting with other members at the Chamber and running her hospital, Dr. Perez is a supporter of animal rescue groups all over Broward County. She donates services and goods to both animal and non-animal based Non-Profits. She is also currently a partner with Beyond Nine Cat Rescue. In her free time, Dr. Perez enjoys spending time with family and friends. You can find her fishing on a boat with her dad, snorkeling with her husband or travelling the world with friends.