Chamber News Briefs
Council of Economic Advisors sets agenda...a high-level group of 25 South Florida business leaders is setting its sights on emerging economic trends in the greater Fort Lauderdale area...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Jazz in the Hall attracts Chamber small businesses...nearly 200 entrepreneurs will attend Jazz in the Hall this Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Save $10 by pre-registering for this sold out event.
New Chamber program builds community...baby boomer retirees will soon be connected to non-profit organizations thanks to the Chamber's newest initiative--Chamber Connect...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Madsen honored twice...Chamber Chair Chris Madsen, president, Mad 4 Marketing, has been named one of the most influential business women in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal and will be honored at a luncheon this week...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Heads in beds...July had the highest hotel occupancy since 2006, up 8% from 2010. Overall, year-to-date hotel occupancy is 74%, up 6% year-over-year...Read Full Story >>Click Here
FLL Air passenger traffic continues growth...July 2011 marked the 23rd month of consecutive growth passenger traffic. It was also the busiest July on record...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Cruise passenger traffic up...increased 2% during the third quarter of the fiscal year, April through June 2011, compared to the same period last year...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Home sales show positive gains...sales of existing single-family units were up 8% in July with 1,087 sold. Condos were up 12% for the same period with 1,293 units sold...Read Full Story >>Click Here
McClosky...longtime attorney/lobbyist and Chamber member, Don McClosky, 84, died recently. He was responsible for the way much of Broward County looks today. Rest in peace, Don.
School Administrator semi-finalists presented...candidates for the Broward School Administrator will be presented tomorrow evening before the public at JA World...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Business message to Washington...75 South Florida business leaders are traveling to Washington, DC, focused on jobs, Port Everglades expansion, foreign trade, and regulatory reform...Read Full Story >>Click Here
Dan Lindblade, CAE