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Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, February 1, 2016
2016 off to roaring start We are off to a blazing start to 2016 after closing a fantastic year. Now is the time to fine tune your Return on Involvement at the Greater Fort ...

Plan to Succeed - Upcoming Small Business Forum

Posted by: Website Admin on Friday, January 29, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 Plan to Succeed- CALL FOR SPEAKERS Upcoming Events The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business ...

February 2016

Posted by: Website Admin on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Jennifer Kovach, GFLCC Member of the Month January 2016

Jennifer Brin Kovach
Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University  l  College of Business

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.

Powerful Healthcare Lineup Nov. 13

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, November 2, 2015
The holiday season is upon us yet there is much work to accomplish in 2015. Your Chamber continues to produce award winning programs and healthcare is center stage in two ...


Posted by: Website Admin on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Florida Association of Nonprofits will host its 25thAnniversary Gala on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce ballroom located at ...

October 2015 Hero

Posted by: Website Admin on Monday, October 26, 2015

Melissa Milroy
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!

October 2015

Posted by: Website Admin on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sharyn Bey
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!

September 2015 Hero

Posted by: Website Admin on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jessica Rosales
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

Plan to Succeed - Incredible Events Coming To The Chamber

Posted by: Website Admin on Friday, August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015 Plan to Succeed - Incredible Events Coming To The Chamber Upcoming Events Summer's almost over and many of you are coming ...

Plan To Succeed

Posted by: Website Admin on Friday, July 24, 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015


Plan to Succeed -    Upcoming Events

I will share this secret with you: joining the Chamber is just the first step... Indeed, Chambers of Commerce can be one of the best friends your business can have, but you need to beINvolved.

At your local Chamber, you will find a plethora of programs and resources intended to make your life easier and your business more profitable. And considering that most small businesses are out there all alone, having a network of like-minded entrepreneurs on your side can really be nice.

Let’s consider the various ways your Chamber can help you:

  1. Programming: The Chamber programming designed to help members grow their businesses. We bring in speakers, offer educational seminars/workshops, create informational newsletters, host luncheons, spotlight successful members, facilitate small business counseling, supply relevant demographic materials, and offer a variety of other programs intended to help grow members’ businesses.

  2. Networking: One issue many business owners have is that they are out there on their own, without a whole lot of support from anyone else. But once you joined, that changed in two significant ways.
  • First, you will be mixing with a host of like-minded people – small business owners who, like you, are juggling payroll, taxes, a tough economy, and home life. There are people to bounce ideas off of, and ideas from others that can be applied to your business as well.

  • Second, we regularly host morning and evening networking events, which offer you the chance to meet and do business with your fellow Chamber members at a time that is convenient for you.
  1. Lobbying: Legislation of all sorts on the state and federal level have profound impacts on our local businesses. However, most businesses have neither the time, nor resources to lobby on a particular bill. That’s where the Chamber under the direction of the Board of Directors represents our members’ best interests on issues affecting our local economic development.

According to the United States Chamber of Commerce, “We’re the loud voice you need to be heard in the political arena, to represent the important issues that affect small businesses. With your input, we can make a difference and provide tangible results.”

  1. beINvolved: We have a variety of councils and committees that allow you to participate in your community on issues of importance to you. By joining one of these committees, you can make a difference and have your voice heard.

  2. Discounts: Through strategic partnerships, the Chamber offers members discounts and deals on everything from health insurance to office supplies to education, and on.

“A good networker has two ears and one mouth and should use each proportionately." ~ Dr. Ivan Miller

Our monthly networking events are yet another way to EXPERIENCE. BETTER. BUSINESS. Pick one from one of the upcoming events  or visit us at and Plan to SUCCEED!


August 6, 11:30pm - 1:00pm
Leaders Luncheon

August 7, 11:30pm - 1:00pm
Weston Power Lunch

August 12, 9:30am - 10:30am
Non-Profit Business Breakfast

August 12, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Summit 2015
Kick-Off Reception

August 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

GLBX Afterhours

August 14, 8:00am - 9:00am
Member Orientation

August 19, 11:30am - 1:00am
Board of Directors
Trustee Luncheon

August 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Business Afterhours

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