We celebrated our 37th Downtowner of the Year on Thursday, April 7th at the Global Event Center of the First Baptist Church where we honored past Chair, Courtney Callahan Crush. Photos by Ron Glazer Photography
Our Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and Uptown Council hosted it's quarterly luncheon at the fantastic Funky Buddha with Congressman Ted Deutch who gave our members and update on redistricting and other pressing federal issues affecting the South Florida business community.
Our first Food Truck event in collaboration with our GLBX council and The Pride Center at Equality Park with exquisite samplings from New York Subs and Wings, Inspir-Asian, Nacho Bizness and Fierce Finds providing the wine.
Our first breakfast event of the year. March 15th with Weston Mayor Dan Stermer and Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar. If you couldn't attend this one, SAVE THE DATE now for a Meet Your Local Candidates forum Tuesday, June 14th at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa.
Michael Reininger, President of Brightline Train Company unveiled detailed information about the high speed train ride from Miami to Orlando in less than 3 hours. Stops in Downtown Fort Lauderdale from Miami will be a short 27 min and a trip from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach will be a speedy 35 minutes, giving tourist and local commuters a quick trip to any event or meeting. Lines open in the Spring of 2017. Photos by Art Pollack Photography
Thursday ,Feb 25th was the first day of the ELO program, a program of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Broward Foundation. 20 CEO’s specifically selected for the 2016 class, focused on “The Business of the Arts and Culture in Greater Fort Lauderdale. This session explored the contributions of local arts and cultural organizations to the South Florida business economy , visiting venues such as the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Museum of Arts and FAT Village and hearing noted speakers to include: Kelley Shanley, Earl Bosworth, Robyn Vegas, Bonnie Clearwater and Doug McCraw.
February's Business After Hours was hosted at the spectacular Jet Runway Cafe by the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Members enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while they networked with jets right outside the door. Photos by Art Pollack photography.
The Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce hosted it's Annual Golf Tournament at the exquisite Fort Lauderdale Country Club on Friday, February 12th. A perfect day for golfing with temps in the low 70's, Bubba Gump and Blue Martini, Hilton Fort Lauderdale and Stolen Rum providing food and libations throughout.