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September 17, 2012


Opportunity and humility

I thought it would be a good idea to update you on several areas in and around the Chamber.  It's difficult for me to keep my calendar straight and I forget to recognize the army of business professionals without whom we could not accomplish nearly as much.This week debuts the Chamber’s iConnect international program initiative thanks to the great work by International Vice Chair Michelle Tanzer, Holland + Knight.

Tanzer has assembled a star-studded cast including: Alex Sink, Evelyn D’An, Frances Faigenblat and Manny Mencia.  SunSentinel business reporter Doreen Hemlock moderates this complimentary game changer program that includes breakfast—registration is limited and is near capacity:

Chamber Directors, Chairman’s Circle members and Trustees will hear from Nova Southeastern University president George Hanbury this week as he updates our leadership on the future plans of the nation’s eighth largest independent, not-for-profit university with 28,000 students and 148,000 alumni.

One of our other advanced education partners, Broward College, was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the US.  This qualifies BC for a piece of the $1 million prize to be awarded in March.  Congrats to our Director Nancy Botero, President David Armstrong, and all the faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Our members continue to be recognized for excellence and their professional contribution to our region.  2012 Influential Business Women are: Paula J. Alderson, Hospice by the Sea, Julie Fisher Berry, Stiles Realty, Gale M. Butler, AutoNation, Luisa Gutman, Holy Cross Hospital, Tammy Knight, Holland + Knight, Pamela Rauch, Florida Power & Light, Gladys Reed, BankUnited, and Mary Jane Saunders, Florida Atlantic University.

Lastly, we need to recognize Bill Holland, Edward Jones/William Holland, the Small Business Committee and Chamber staff, especially Doug Frens, for the outstanding job they did on producing Jazz in the Hall last week.  Nearly 200 members and guests were at the Chamber making new connections and having a great time.

It’s no wonder why our Chamber maintains its relevancy and value with these superstars in our ranks.  As our Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class 19 grooms our next generation icons, we set our sights on Salute to Business Awardees (click here to learn more), and we select the 2013 Board of Directors, I am humbled by the honor to be part of such an impactful organization.

See you at the Chamber.

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Dan Lindblade, CAE



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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce presents "Salute to Business ", the Chamber's largest award ceremony. Salute to Business honors outstanding individuals/businesses for their contributions to the community and local business industry.

Date: November 7, 2012, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Add to your calendar

Location: Hyatt Regency Pier 66
2301 SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale , FL 33316 Show map

Contact: Doug Frens, 954.462.6000 ex 8760

Salute to Business Awards! Presented by:


Chamber Events
You can find more information and register for all Chamber events
on our website

iConnect Event
Date: September 19, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am More Info>>

Board of Directors/Trustee Luncheon
Date: September 19, 2012 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm More Info>>

Member Orientation
Date: September 21, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am More Info>>

Down Town Council Breakfast
Date: September 27, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am More Info>>

GLBX Luncheon: Six Steps To Effectively Analyze and Assess Your Business' Health
Date: September 27, 2012 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 am  More Info>>

 Member Events

You can find more information and register for all Chamber events
on our website

Member Events

Training: Communication & Negotiation
Date: September 19, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm More Info>>

Grant Writing USA - Grant Writing Class
Date: September 20 - 21, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm More Info>>

Training: Power Phone Selling
Date: September 27, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm More Info>>

NON-Profit Events

Sweetheart Ball
Date: September 15, 2012 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm More Info>>
Downtown Networking Partners 3rd Wed
Date: September 19, 2012Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Biz to Biz Leads Group 3rd Thursday
Date: September 20, 2012Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Synergy Networking Leadsgroup 4th
Date: September 24, 2012Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Power Partners Leads Group 4th Tuesday
Date: September 25, 2012Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Downtown Networking Partners 4th Wed
Date: September 26, 2012Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Weston Leads Group
Date: September 27, 2012Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am




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