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Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, November 10, 2014
Chamber focused on helping homeless You should know that your Chamber and many of our community leaders are very focused on helping the homeless in Fort Lauderdale. We ...

November 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Dr. Al Bove
Bove Dental

Alfred G. Bove’, DMD opened Bove’ Dental in the summer of 2012. Born and raised in the metro NY/NJ area, Dr. Bove’ received his B.S. degrees from Wofford College and D.M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. As a resident of Clearwater, FL since 1991, Dr. Bove’ has practiced all facets of general and cosmetic dentistry, serving patients from ages 3 to 103! A move to Ft. Lauderdale in 2010 provided Dr. Bove’ the opportunity to open up a new dental office in the heart of Coral Ridge, located at 2500 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Next Week at the Chamber

Posted by: Website Admin on Thursday, October 16, 2014
Board of Directors / Trustee Luncheon Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six 2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ...

Next Week at the Chamber

Posted by: Website Admin on Friday, October 10, 2014
Save the Date! Board of Directors / Trustee Luncheon Date: October 15, 2014 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: GALLERYone Fort Lauderdale - a DoubleTree Suites by ...

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, October 6, 2014
Engage for future success Your Chamber is being disciplined in developing our leadership team and direction for the future. While Courtney Crush, Crush Law, is finishing ...

October 2014 Hero

Posted by: Website Admin on Thursday, October 2, 2014


Bridget DeSeno
Toshiba Business Solutions

Bridget DeSeno is a passionate, focused, and compassionate individual who looks to make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor. She believes, as does Toshiba Business Solutions, in changing tomorrow, today! When she visited Food For The Poor’s headquarters in Coconut Creek, her compassion and kindness surfaced immediately as she discovered the depth and magnitude of the poor that FFP serves.

Bridget  joined Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) last December, as Program Manager of Public Relations and Community Affairs. In her current position with TBS she expands her reach in the nonprofit community by managing the company’s participation and involvement of events and programs that promote goodwill. In this effort to promote goodwill, make a difference in the lives of the poor, and participate in events, Bridget united Toshiba Business Solutions with our 9th Annual 5K Walk/ Run for Hunger, Saturday,  November 8th,  at TY Park in Hollywood, and has become our presenting sponsor! Furthermore Bridget will be participating in the race as well having formed a Toshiba team and a friends and family team. “I am so excited for the upcoming 5k!! I’m recruiting all of my friends to form a team – and Toshiba has already filled our ten allotted spots, we hope to recruit more!”

 “Food For The Poor would like to thank Toshiba for serving as Food For The Poor’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger’s presenting sponsor,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “Toshiba’s steadfast commitment to invest in the next generation is evident in their decision to organize a team to compete and raise money to feed starving and malnourished families in the Caribbean and Latin America.”

October 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014


David Smith
Hospice by the Sea

David Smith has been selected as the October Member of the Month for his exemplary and tireless service to the Chamber. As the Chair of the Weston Leads Group and Co-Chair of the Diplomats, David is a welcoming smile and always available to new and existing members as a resource and connector.

David Smith has a broad background in healthcare having worked for hospital, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation and eldercare organizations. A degree in Social Gerontology from the State University of New York and a License as a Nursing Home Administrator enhance his understanding of the needs of today’s aging population. His knowledge and experience enable him to educate physicians, patients and families about services available for those facing a serious illness two trusted providers, Hospice by the Sea and Hospice of Palm Beach Counties which have recently joined together as TrustBridge Health.

David’s sincerity and kindness make him and ideal Hospice Representative who can broach the difficult topic of end of life care with sensitivity and concern.  He approaches his responsibility with a strong sense of commitment and a genuine dedication to assisting others to improve the quality of life during life’s most challenging time. He is respected by his clients, colleagues and his peers.

He has actively participated in the FTL Chamber since 2009. And was a founding member of the Weston Leads group in 2010. David became a diplomat for the Chamber in 2012. In Jan 2013, he became the Chair of the Weston Leads group. In 2014, he became the Vice Chair for the Diplomats and in May of 2014 was asked to sit on the board of governors for the Weston Council of the Greater FTL Chamber.

David lives in Weston with his wife, Felicia and children, Daniel, Matthew and Rebecca. He is invested in his social, religious and school communities and active in a variety of organizations.  He exemplifies the type of life he wants others to be able to live- one of quality and dignity.

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Thursday, September 25, 2014
Chamber Approves Marriage Equality Resolution NOTE TO EDITORS: Chamber President and CEO Dan Lindblade is available for interviews and can be easily reached at 954/462-4911 ...

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, September 15, 2014
Runway to our future…you’ll never want to leave The opening of the new runway at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) marks a pivotal point in ...

September 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Thursday, September 11, 2014


Charles Schwabe
Legacies In Ink, LLC

Chuck Schwabe is the Researcher and Genealogist, and Vice President of Legacies In Ink, LLC.  Working with Dr. Judith L. Kolva, personal historian, Legacies In Ink, LLC creates limited edition, heirloom books that preserve life stories and family histories for individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations.    He oversees the research, strategic planning, business development, and financial management business processes for his business.

Chuck is a master of relationships. His thirty-five year career as a senior executive served has honed his ability to provide human capital solutions to Legacies in Ink’s client families. Chuck developed Legacies in Ink’s proprietary C3 process (Compound Client Connections through Storytelling)—a simple, yet powerful, tool that teaches wealth managers and family office executives how to develop and sustain long-term client relationships through storytelling.

Chuck earned a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.  He is married, has three daughters and four grand children.