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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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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.