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Chamber University is offering discounted degree programs, professional certificates, and stand-alone classes for all chamber members through partnerships with Kaplan University and Broward College. With these partnerships, you gain a wide range of new benefits as a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Whether you’re looking to learn advanced sales techniques, earn a master’s degree, or just brush up on a little Spanish, Chamber University provides you with hundreds of options—all with the click of a mouse.

Kaplan University, A new school of thought

Kaplan University offers certificate programs, continuing education, and associates, bachelors, and master degrees. With this partnership, you and your immediate family get a 10% tuition reduction on all programs offered by the university. In fact, you can leverage previous course work and professional training towards class credits to accelerate your program forward. In many situations, you can even turn your career experience into transferable credits. With added flexibility and customizable programs, you get the convenience of taking online classes that can fit into your busy schedule.

All classes provide support to help you navigate through the academic process and make decisions that are in alignment with your career goals. By pursing a degree from Kaplan University, you’re able to create specialized areas of study that allow you to create a customized program based on real world situations. In the 21st century, the world is changing quickly—and now you’re getting a new way of earning degrees and professional certificates with access to more than 100 academic programs, including:

• Degree programs in Business, Information Technology, Arts & Sciences, Education, Health Sciences, Education, and more.

• Professional certificates in Project Management, Six Sigma, Executive Coaching, Health Care, Business, Information Technology, and more.

• Juris Doctorate from the Concord Law School—the nation’s first online law school.

For more information, please visit or call 866-241-4854. 

Broward College, The convenience of stand-alone courses

With our partnership with Broward College, you get an exclusive 20% discount on more than 300 classes. All courses take eight-weeks to complete—and your membership with the chamber brings the cost down to $99 per class. With Broward College, you get an assortment of choices that can help you get ahead in today’s competitive market—all from the comfort of your home or office. With the following course categories, you’re able to take classes to benefit your business or quench your thirst for knowledge:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Graphic Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Languages
  • Accounting
  • Personal Development
  • Digital Photography
  • Web & Computer Programming
  • Software Applications
  • Multimedia Design
  • Computer Literacy
  • Internet Technology

To learn more about the above classes, please click here.

Nova Southeastern University, Executive Education that makes an impact

The Huizenga Business School at Nova Southeastern University offers Chamber members up to 15% off on its Executive Education open-enrollment programs.  Our programs develop people both personally and professionally to make an immediate and positive impact in the business community. For a complete listing of these programs and available dates, and to register at the discounted price, please visit:

Any program listed can be custom-designed to fit an organization's training needs. Our curriculum is designed by faculty with real-world experience who use leading edge thinking in developing relevant content that is action-based and high-impact to enable an organization to attain its defined objectives. For more information on customized corporate training programs call: 954-262-5161.

Florida Association of NonProfit Professionals, Florida's Certificate in Nonprofit Management (The Sunshine Certificate)

The certification offers motivating and stimulating classes geared to be of assistance in the professional growth of nonprofit executives, board members, staff, volunteers and those who have an interest in the well-being and sustainability of the nonprofit sector. Chamber nonprofits receive a 15% discount The eleven-series program is conducted by experts in the respective topics. Through the certification, FANO promotes its mission, the advancement the development of nonprofit L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.S.!

Leadership Governance & Board Policy
Executive Director Training
Accounting Time and Money
Democracy Future Trends of the Nonprofit Sector
Events - Marketing & Special Events
Revenue - Grantwriting Wars
Sponsorship - Campaigning I
Human Resources and Volunteers
Information Revolution
Planning - Power Vision: Strategic Thinking
Sustainability - Campaigning II

NPO Start Up -  Nonprofits have an opportunity to become certified in nonprofit management by the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations (FANO), the first organization in Florida to offer certification in partnership with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward College (BC). For more information contact FANO @305.557.1764 or e-mail

LAL Language Centers Florida (dba LAL Fort Lauderdale) – English for Students of All Ages and Levels

LAL Fort Lauderdale, an accredited English Language School, has been providing professional English language instruction in Fort Lauderdale for 25 years and offers the perfect environment for improving language proficiency.  The professional instructors at LAL are experts at tailoring lessons to make them engaging and dynamic while meeting the needs and goals of each student.  In addition to General English courses, LAL has classes specifically designed for business professionals, especially those who wish to reduce their accents and/or work on their presentation skills.

LAL can also deliver English classes to your employees at your place of business, providing you with an easy way to improve your staff’s fluency.  English classes will be particularly helpful for those who are not completely comfortable communicating with native English speakers in their job and/or their personal lives.  Your staff will greatly appreciate this unique employee benefit and your customers will appreciate the improved service they will receive as a result.

Chamber members, their immediate family and also their employees, receive a 20% discount on group, individual and private classes at the school.  LAL is conveniently located on N. Federal Highway, between Commercial Boulevard and Cypress Creek Road.

Off-site group classes are offered for every level and lesson times can be customized to work with every schedule.   For a bespoke quotation, please contact LAL directly as prices vary depending on the length and frequency of the course and the number of enrollees.

For more information, please visit, or email, or call 954-771-0222.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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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.