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Fort Lauderdale wins All-America City Award

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, June 16, 2014
Fort Lauderdale Named All-America City National Civic League Commends City for Community Building and Civic Engagement Fort Lauderdale - The City of Fort Lauderdale has ...

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Monday, June 16, 2014
Chamber's June activities vast Greetings from Denver, CO, where the City of Fort Lauderdale has been awarded All-America City honors by the National Civic League at its ...

May 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chad Thilborger
Whole Heap
Chair, GLBX Council

Originally from his much beloved New Orleans and his relocation to South Florida ten years ago, Chad worked with non-profits in various positions writing trainings and working in fund development and strategic planning until he decided to take the leap into the culinary world.  Ever since then Chad continues to volunteer and donate while pursuing his work building Whole Heap brands.

Chad’s decision to write his cookbook, Whole Heap Of Goodness, started with a trip home.  While there, he and his mom began preparing various old family favorite recipes. They immediately started reminiscing about how certain recipes made family get togethers so special.  It was then he decided to share those stories and recipes so other people might be touched by them and find ideas on how to make the time with their family and friends even more special as well.

Chad has appeared on Yahoo finance as well as Money Talks News for helping feed families on a budget.  He has been a guest on Rolanda Watts’ radio show and has multiple upcoming television and radio appearances.  Chad continues to be involved in the community he was most recently Dessert Host for Junior Achievement’s UnCorked event, cooked for a benefit for St. Jude, supported Hogs for the Cause in New Orleans and many others.    He also serves on the Ft. Lauderdale Code Board, chairs the Chamber’s GLBX Board and volunteers and supports various civic and charitable organizations including the Pediatric Association Foundation.  Chad has the second two cookbooks in the works and will be launching the boutique linen line in late fall.

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Chamber award program boosts sales Differentiation is an important way to distance yourself from your competition and there is no better way to do that than by being ...

April Hero 2014

Posted by: Website Admin on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kathy Koch
Ambit Advertising and Public Relations

Kathy Koch is founder and president of Ambit Advertising and Public Relations, a full service marketing agency headquartered in South Florida since 1986.

Kathy recently joined the Henderson Behavioral Health Board of Directors, and has been an advocate for Henderson as well as other health and human services organizations.

She is a leader when it comes to collaboration between not-for-profits having served as the Chair of the Broward County Coordinating Council.  In addition, Kathy serves on numerous community and business related boards 

In recognition of the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Henderson Behavioral Health is grateful to acknowledge Kathy Koch for her leadership and service to our community and proudly recognizes her as our Chamber Hero.


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.