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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

The Greater Weston Business Leads Group provides a progressive forum for business owners and professionals to gather on a regular basis to network and to exchange leads and contacts to promote business awareness.  It meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 8:00am at the Weston Town Center Executive Suites, 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL.  The groups’ members are generally located in the western side of the county, representing Weston, Cooper City, Davie, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise and beyond..

Chair: Robert Friedmar,



Working Women Win Leads Groups

This group aims to empower and generate business for female entrepreneurs in the Chamber. An offshoot of the Women's Council, the Working Women Win provide consistent referrals, support and dedicated business development to members. The group focuses on companies that are owned and operated by women, or by those who wish to do business with women. Bi-monthly attendance is required. 

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Chamber at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available for purchase.

For more information, contact Chairs Dr. Elaine Cruz and Sarah J. Strock. 

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July 2017 Member of the Month 

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.