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Welcome to iConnect - Your International Business Connection.

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What is iConnect?
iConnect is an interactive program designed to connect GFLCC members with International Business opportunities.  iConnect is designed to promote investment in the Greater Fort Lauderdale community as well as maximize your business expansion opportunities beyond our borders into the global economy.   Whether your business is manufacturing, distribution, importing or exporting, consultation or otherwise, iConnect can help you expand your business internationally. Consumers of your products and services will be able to easily identify your business and connect with you instantly.

What are the benefits of joining iConnect?

As an iConnect member, you will enjoy the following exclusive membership benefits:

*Feature your business in the iConnect membership directory

*Search tool for consumers to locate you

*Connect and network with other International businesses

*Get notified of activities and events specifically designed for International businesses

*Special offers for attendance at iConnect functions

What does iConnect do for Consumers and Potential Investors in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Community?
If you are seeking products or services in the Greater Fort Lauderdale marketplace.  You have come to the right place. iConnect allows you to quickly and easily find the business uniquely qualified to serve your International Business needs.  If you are considering investing or expanding your business to the Greater Fort Lauderdale, you can use iConnect to locate resources important to your critical decision making.  Meet local leaders and communicate with those who understand you and your International business needs.

Who should become an iConnect Member?
Any business currently involved in International business should become an iConnect member.   However, businesses that are not currently International, but would like to expand Internationally,  should join iConnect.

What does it cost to become an iConnect member?
For a limited time, GFLCC members can upgrade to iConnect membership as an add-on to their existing category of GFLCC membership for $50.00 a year. Fees may be charged for attendance at iConnect events, but iConnect members will be offered special pricing.

How do I upgrade to iConnect membership?
To upgrade your GFLCC membership today, complete and submit the iConnect Application Click here to sign up for iConnect.  Our dedicated staff will promptly review your Application and get your iConnect membership started right away.

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Graciela Valdes, Graciela Valdes Fine Art Photography

Graciela Valdes, CPP is a professionally credentialed, published, and award-winning portrait photographer specializing in Personal Branding, Boudoir and Family portraiture. She holds a Bachelor Degree from Florida International University and a Professional Certification from Professional Photographers of America. Graciela is involved in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as Chairperson of the Lunch Bunch Leads Group and is on the Board for the Women’s Council where she serves as Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee.  Graciela enjoys donating much of her time and services to various local charities, including Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, PACE Center for Girls, Tomorrow’s Rainbow and VACC Camp. She and her life partner, Tim, are parents to elementary school-age twins, two adult children and have a toddler granddaughter.