Mixed emotions but thankful
It is a bittersweet start to our work week with our war on
terrorism turning another chapter. I
wasnít quite sure what to write about today, reliving so many emotions
over the last 18 hours. Our collective
patriotism and reflection of 9-11 made me proud to be an American.
I donít want to dismiss yesterday. It is an important date in world
history. But we must move on and
continue to celebrate what is good and just. The next couple of weeks at your Chamber we will do just that.
This Friday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. at Chamber Headquarters we
will be honoring some of our best entrepreneurs. The Chamberís Small Business of the Year
Awards, presented by Citi, singles out exceptional business owners in the
region in a variety of areas. There will
be five honorees in three categories: new business (1-3 years-old), established
business (4 or more years-old), and a non-profit organization.
Please join me and several of our leaders at this splendid
event with excitement, networking, food and refreshments. You can register
online at by clicking
Next week we will also honor the graduating class of
Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XVII.
Itís hard to imagine that over 500 business men and women have
participated in this award winning program.
While we celebrate this wonderful accomplishment, we are registering
candidates for Class XVIII. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or click
here for the online application.
We have so much for which to be thankful.