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.
The South Florida Innovation Awards Presented by Florida Power and Light is first and foremost a civic activity done out of love and respect for our businesses and region. The mission is to celebrate, educate and connect innovators across all industries in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region.
Neither rain, nor wind nor clouds as black as night could keep The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Beach Council from the 52nd annual Christmas on Las Olas Tuesday night. From goodie bags from merchants to our landmark wave wall and "thumbs up" smiling sand man, our wishes for a Happy Holiday season brought smiles to every child, woman and man.
The Downtown Council hosted their monthly breakfast at the Tower Club where Steve Cernak, Port Director for the Broward County Port Everglades gave an update on the master plan.
The Board of Directors and Trustees hosted their November luncheon at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier66 where they received information on how to protect their businesses with the latest EMV Chip Technology. Photos by Art Pollack Photography.
Over 400 business and community leaders gathered on Thursday, November 6th as we celebrated and honored individuals and businesses that have contributed to the economic development of Broward County. Congratulations to our Hall of Fame recipient, Greg Brewton, City of Fort Lauderdale for his commitment and development of Fort Lauderdale and to all our winners: Broward Business: Patriot National Inc., Arts and Entertainment: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Education and Workforce Development: Puppet Network, Marine and Environment: Seafarers' House, Community Philanthropy: United Way of Broward County. Photos by: Ron Glazer
Sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff, our Trustees enjoyed a night of high level executive networking in a fun, relaxed environment with sweeping views of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Photos by Art Pollack Photography