Part of our focus at the Chamber is to make sure that we are actively involved in giving back to our community. Each one of us has a responsibility to help those less fortunate and give them a step back on the ladder of success.
That’s why our Non-profit Committee has created TeamUp…Businesses for Non-Profits, an opportunity for you and your company to help one of the more than 90 non-profit members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce by fulfilling their wish lists.
Simply go to wishlist.bcckids.org and volunteer, make a contribution, provide in-kind services or come up with ideas on your own. Who knows, you may become the next Chamber Hero!
Dan Lindblade, CAE
CHAMBER NEWS BRIEFS
Countywide Mayor...Broward Workshop calling for this change in the charter. Elected officials are luke warm on the issue. This is not a new idea and has met with resistance in the past but should be sent to voters for the final say.
Gretsas out as City Manager...last day and farwell party last Friday. Commissioners Rogers and DuBose showed up at the send off. Interim manager is Allyson C. Love, responsible until the Commission returns from summer recess. Look for commissioners to form a search committee.
Weymouth in at Las Olas Company...Michael Weymouth is the new President of the real estate and hotel company, replacing Bob Van Fleet.
Qualify for business improvement funds...Fort Lauderdale has money available for businesses through its Business Capital Improvement Program and the Business Capital Improvement Grant Program. Up to $90,000 may be awarded. Entranceway signage, streetscapes, decorative lighting, sidewalks, curbing and brick paver cross walks qualify. Grant cycle runs from now through Sept. 24. Click here for more info.
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