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July 6, 2010

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Guide to Greater Fort Lauderdale

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Chamber News
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Directors actions in June…food and beverage service on the beach received formal approval from Directors recently.  Key stakeholder groups will meet with Chamber leadership to move the issue forward with the City Commission.  Directors also gave the nod to making the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange a Council, growing the Chamber to six.  The May 2010 Financial Statement was also approved along with new members.


Barron on Amendment 4…click here to hear Robert Barron, chairman of the board, comments on Amendment 4. 


City budget looks good…no property tax increase slated.  George Gretsas, city manager, indicated a typical property owners would see a savings of $124.  We are still waiting on news from other cities—Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Weston and Broward County.


Florida 5th for economic outlook…coming in behind UT, CO, AZ and SD, according to annual study by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Our top marginal personal income tax, state minimum wage and our right to work status are the main reasons for the ranking.  Get local economic data:


Caulkins makes top 100…former Chamber chairman of the board, Charley Caulkins, managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, was named to the Nation’s Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resources Executive magazine.  Only two South Florida attorneys made the list.  Congrats Charley!


McKinley retires…Jim McKinley, CEO of McKinley Financial Services, has retired and Ralph Campbell and Charles Murphy have been named president and CEO and executive vice president respectively.  Thanks for all you have done for the Chamber and our community, Jim.

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Rock/Jazz is a tabletop business expo with live music, food, beer and wine.
Exhibitors will showcase products and services to Chamber members.

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Member Events
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Members Events
 July 15 & 16 2010
Empowering Caregivers Who are Making the Difficult Decisions
Date: July 15, 2010 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 July 22, 2010
Win Federal Contracts for Your Small Business
Date: July 22, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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 July 28, 2010
GRAND OPENING - Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education
Date: July 28, 2010 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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NON-Profit Events

 July 8, 2010
Bark for Life
Date: July 8, 2010 Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 July 9, 2010
Henderson Mental Health Center
Date: July 9, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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July 16, 2010
The Pantry of Broward, Inc.
Date: July 16, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm
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 July 21, 2010
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Walk Kick-off Luncheon
Date: July 21, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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 July 22, 2010
Reds, Whites, and No Blues Wine Social for American Cancer Society
Date: July 22, 2010 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 am
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