Jennifer Brin Kovach – Jim Moran Institute – Runs the Chamber small business workshops. Sits on the small business committee. Knows everyone and tries to help them get the max for their membership with the chamber.
Jennifer Brin Kovach is the Director of the South Florida Outreach Division for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Florida State University. When hired, Kovach was tasked with establishing the South Florida Outreach Division from the ground up in order to advance the Jim Moran Institute’s mission to cultivate, train, and inspire entrepreneurial leaders. Within three short years Kovach created a full scale entrepreneur and non-profit leadership training division offering nearly 100 small to large events annually to 700 plus leaders. With Kovach at its helm, the division now serves the community through a Small Business Executive Program, Advice Straight Up Expert Speaker Series, CEO roundtables, and its annual Business & Leadership Conference.
In an effort to connect with small business leaders, Kovach is also a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Kovach serves on the chamber’s Small Business Committee and plans its Small Business Committee Breakfast Forums.
Kovach’s professional background includes extensive leadership roles in business development and the non-profit sector, with experience in management, finance, fundraising, event planning, educational programming, and marketing. Kovach, a native of South Florida, earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR NONPROFITS HONORS THE LAWTONS HEART HUMANITANIAN AWARDS RECIPIENTS AT ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA ON NOVEMBER 7TH.
Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Henderson Behavioral Health proudly nominates Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, as the October Chamber Not for Profit Hero of the Month. Melissa has served on Henderson’s gala committee for the last two years and hosted Henderson for the Spring for Mental Health Event at Truluck’s at The Galleria in May (Mental Health Awareness Month). Melissa has generously provided gift cards and gift baskets for many special events and auctions, and is always willing to partner and collaborate with not only Henderson, but many of the Chamber’s Not for Profit organizations.
Melissa and her PR team created The Galleria Men of Style event held each December at The Galleria that benefits 12 of Broward County’s charities. Melissa currently serves on the board of The Heart Gallery of Broward, and is a former member of the Artserve Board. She also served for six years on the Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board until she termed off earlier this year and is a member of the CVB Marketing Advisory Committee. Melissa has also collaborated with many charities on numerous events and awareness-raising campaigns and is always willing to go above and beyond to help our community.
Henderson is grateful to Melissa Milroy and her Galleria colleagues who work collectively to make Broward County and Ft. Lauderdale a great place to live, work and shop!
Sharyn Bey Productions
I am a video journalist working and breathing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My specialty is micro-documentaries of businesses for the web. If it moves, I can film it (even if it doesn't)...You name it, I'm ready to make it come alive. I have filmed everything from a pet resort to a surgical procedure in the O.R. Restaurants are a fave because I love to eat! The textures, the colors and the plating of food really get me. I just plain get excited when I capture a visual that speaks. That could be anything from a metal bar to a chattering monkey. Did I say I'm a little unusual?????
I have been in business here in Fort Lauderdale for 8 years. Prior to that I was a spec home builder and prior to that a commercial designer, so cumulatively I have been in visual arts since early man. On the side, I am working on a new documentary (details to follow), love coming to my leads group meetings and most of all, I enjoy the camaraderie of the the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber!
Red Chair Catering
The entire non-profit committee and Chamber is delighted to honor Jessica Rosales who has stepped up to the plate to provide the catering for our Non Profit Business Breakfasts.
Jessica is the owner of Red Chair Catering which is a thriving business in the North Miami Beach area. Red Chair Catering is unique as it provides not only food but an “event”. The brand Jessica has created is based on each customer’s individuality .
Jessica has partnered with many non-profits such as 211 Broward, Children’s Services Council and numerous schools in the area.
Working with the YMCA of South Florida she taught parents and their children ways to shop and eat healthy on a budget.
Jessica was just awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Jaycees
|Friday, July 24, 2015
The Chamber is proud to recognize Golden Johansson as the “Member of the Month” and applauds her for her outstanding and consistent support of the Fort Lauderdale business community.
Winner of the 2015 Small Business of The Year award, Golden is the Vice President/Office Executive for Legacy Bank of Florida located at 12 SE 7th Street. With over a decade of banking experience, she is known as Fort Lauderdale’s “Premier Banker”. Golden prides herself in demonstrating exceptional service. She is genuinely committed to the community through financial support and civic involvement.
Golden Johansson is the founder and chair of the Lunch Bunch Leads Group. This highly sought after group’s objective is for small businesses to cultivate a professional and consistent referral network for business growth. Her group has over 45 members and continues to grow.
In the Fall, Golden will join class XXII in Leadership Fort Lauderdale.
Golden moved to South Florida with her husband and two children in 2009. This Chicago native has lived and traveled all over the world. Speaking several languages including Turkish and Swedish, Golden enjoys travelling abroad and spending quality time with her family.