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Business leaders oppose Panthers’ deal

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Friday, April 4, 2014
The Florida Panthers’ request for $87 million in tourist development tax funding from Broward County is now opposed by the area’s largest business ...

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Economic expansion, public policy, rogue employees and golf The first quarter was outstanding for our region as we continue to lead large metro areas with the lowest ...

April 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Monday, March 31, 2014

Dick Clark
Clark Leadership Consulting, Inc.

Dick Clark is the CEO and president of Clark Leadership Consulting, a national executive coaching and strategic development firm.  He has served in senior executive leadership positions for 40 years.  Current he is Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Chamber Vice Chair, and member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  

Prior to launching Clark Leadership in 2006, Dick served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, at the time the largest publicly traded biotech firm in the southeast United States, a 10-year career with an international consulting organization advancing to become its Chief Operating Officer for the Florida/Caribbean Region.  His colleagues consider him as being the ultimate coach, visionary, and strategic thought partner that CEOs respect and admire.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York, Potsdam, an Honorary Doctorate in Leadership, and a recipient of the Carolyn M. Michaels Award.

Dick Clark, a CCE (Certified Chamber Executive), provided twenty-two years of leadership as a Chamber CEO, including his tenure as chamber President during which time the current chamber headquarters was built.  He was honored with the Minerva Award in 1990, the highest recognition for lifetime career achievement from Potsdam College’s Alumni Association. 

4900 North Ocean Boulevard, Suite 405
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Telephone (954) 783-0043


March 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tamara Chase
Chase Roofing 

Tamara Chase is a Co-Owner of Chase Roofing, a roofing company that has proudly served the Tri County area since 2002. Chase Roofing consistently garnered awards from local newspapers including the honor of being voted “Best Roofer” for six straight years in a row in Davie/Cooper City. In 2011 Chase Roofing was awarded with an international business award for the fastest growing company with fewer than 50 employees.  Chase Roofing is an active member of the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors Association as well as the South Florida Roofing Contractors Association, where they are extremely proud to announce the acceptance of John Chase (Co-owner of Chase Roofing) as the current President. Tamara Chase has been an active member of The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Fort Lauderdale serving on the Board of Directors of the Weston Council and as a Diplomat.  She has also served on the board of the Association of Professional Businesswomen and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Chase Roofing feels strongly about giving back to the community as a company supports annually to local organizations such as Starlight Children’s Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, Susan G Komen for the Cure and Sunserve.  Tamara is an active mentor at Take Stock in Children and is a volunteer at the Guardian ad Litem Program.  Tamara & John have been married for 23 years and have two children, Ryan & Bridget

March Hero 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Monday, March 3, 2014

Howard Crompton
Park Row Printing


ARC Broward is grateful for the support of Howard Crompton and Park Row Printing. It was such a pleasure to work with Howard during the production of the beautiful print materials for ARC Broward’s Delish 2014: Fire and Ice presented by The Wasie Foundation. He understands the importance of staying within budget and working with tight deadlines. When using Park Row Printing, we know we will receive top quality service and product. Thank you Howard for believing in ARC Broward’s mission to transform the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to reach their full potential. ARC Broward is proud to recognize Howard Crompton and Park Row Printing as Chamber Hero of the Month. 

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, February 3, 2014
Annual meeting, Experience Better Business in 2014 Welcome to February and the month of our 104 Annual Meeting presented by BB&T on February 27, 11:30 am, at the Greater ...

February Hero 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Monday, February 3, 2014

Sharyn Bey
Sharyn Bey Productions

Sharyn Bey is a video journalist specializing in mini-documentaries for business websites.  Her entire career has been visual arts oriented, ranging from commercial design with an avocation in still photography to present day Videography.  She recently created a new promotional video for Gilda’s Club South Florida.  In doing so, she produced a poignant segment, effectively communicating the organization’s mission of free support for all people who have been affected by cancer.  “My husband passed away from cancer,” she noted.  “It made me very aware of the Gilda’s Club members and their feelings when I was filming.”  Sharyn Bey is Gilda’s Club South Florida’s Chamber Hero!

January Hero 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Friday, January 17, 2014

Cristina Agnone
The Greater Fort Lauderdale
Chamber of Commerce

Cristina Agnone joined the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together Broward in 2013. Through her previous work with the Broward Housing Partnership, Cristina understands the importance of the work Rebuilding Together does. Her job as the Director of Membership & Business Development at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce strengthens her understanding of being a connector and the need for companies to engage with non-profits.

Since joining the Board of Directors Cristina has helped the organization grow its relationship with potential funders and helped to create new partnerships with other organizations. Cristina has also brought many great ideas on how to raise funds for the organization, including a holiday fundraiser of building gingerbread houses, which will take place at the end of the year. 

Focus on closing strong

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, December 9, 2013
December can typically be a time to lose focus. It is critical that you create results and finish the year strong instead of coasting into 2014. You should have your ...

November Hero 2013

Posted by: Website Admin on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Juliet Murphy Roulhac
External Affairs Regional Manager
Florida Power & Light Company 

Winterfest Chamber Hero

The Winterfest Jr. Captain program began five years ago with 15 year old, Amanda Blake as she battled cancer.  Fast forward to 2013, FPL has taken this amazing program to a level beyond our wildest dreams.  We had 14 nominees this year and over 50,000 people viewed the contest on facebook.  

The 2013 Jr. Captain is 16 year old Lauren Bendesky, battling stage IV Neuroblastoma.  Lauren was nominated by A Prom to Remember. She and twenty five of her friends will ride aboard the Jr. Captain Showboat powered by FPL.