On March 19th we celebrated out 2015 Downtowner of the Year - This lighthearted "roast" or "barbecue" (depends on who you ask... ahem... Heiko) was sold out as we honored Michael Weymouth, the Las Olas Company with this prestigious and well deserved award. Photos by Ron Glazer Photography
At our recently completed Annual Meeting presented by the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale we celebrated the litany of achievements by Linda Cooke, Habco Manufatcuring, where she received the Carolyn M. Michaels Leadership Award, and honored the outstanding service of our General Counsel, Suzanne Bogdan, Fisher and Phillips, with the Chair's Award. Dr. David Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, presented compelling information that suggests while we will see an increase in interest rates this year our South Florida economy should continue to expand along with the rest of the nation.
Each year the Chamber and The Galleria spread much needed holiday cheer by choosing a non-profit from our community to be the beneficiary of the Holiday Social event. Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Florida provide a “home-away-from home for families of children seeking medical treatment in our community. On any given year, more than 545 families stay at “the House that Love Built” a place where parents can sleep, comfortably, cook meals, do laundry and receive understanding and support from others facing similar circumstances.