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Joining a Chamber committee is a great way to make connections and make your mark on the community. Be involved in issues that affect our businesses and learn and/or practice leadership skills while serving with other respected business leaders. There is a Chamber committee for everyone's expertise or interest. Please note that although a particular committee may not have an opening at the time of your request, your name and information will be kept on file for future involvement.


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 BRANDING AND MARKETING- Establishes the Chamber brand throughout the region and works to enhance communications.

 BUSINESSF1RST- This committee works in conjunction with the city of Fort Lauderdale on a joint business and expansion program designed to proactively address the needs and ideas of local companies. The BusinessF1rst program was born in the wake of the economic recession in 2009 and designed to aid, retain and expand business throughout the Fort Lauderdale area. The group surveys local companies and conduct one-on-one visits with key established and emerging decision makers in order to gauge the current business climate and hone in on areas which need improvement. This two-pronged approach enables the BusinessF1rst team to reach a cross-section of industry leaders and map plans for future growth. The BusinessF1rst program also generates requests for business assistance, which are relayed to the proper channels in the hopes of decreasing the wait time for surveyed organization.

 COASTAL RESILIENCY- This group deals with issues related to resiliency throughout South Florida and looks for steps the business community should take to combat sea level rise.

 COMMUNITY OUTREACH & VETERANS AFFAIRS- Collaborate with like-minded organizations to provide recognition, programs and services to Veterans of the community.

 CULTURAL ARTS- This group assists in promotion and development of cultural arts within the region.

 DIPLOMATS- The Diplomat Committee is charged with perpetuating the success of new Chamber members so that they become long-term, active members. Diplomats are responsible for reaching out to Chamber members who submit a Concierge Profile online; directing them to events and committees that will support their success in the Chamber; introducing them to potential “strategic partners” – people whose clients are the same target market that the member is seeking. Diplomats are also responsible for selecting the Chamber “member of the month.” This is a sub-committee of the Small Business Committee.

  EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT-A group committed to providing members with information that is applicable in a wide range of situations for stimulating growth and increasing competitiveness in a rapidly changing marketplace. Currently, the committee provides chamber members with dynamic workshops in an effort to bridge the gap between business knowledge and the practical application of leading business principles.

 FINANCE- The Finance Committee works closely with the administration to make sure we are making responsible fiscal decisions. This group studies the financial condition of the Chamber and recommends the proposed budget to the Board of Directors. This committee is by invitation only. Please check this box for consideration.

 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS- This important Chamber group reviews and develops public policy positions that are "pro-business and pro-South Florida." Research is involved. The Chamber leadership then takes the positions to elected officials and staff.

 HEALTHCARE- This committee focuses on some of the major issues affecting the medical industry in South Florida, and produces one of the Chamber's Signature Events, Perspectives on Florida's Healthcare.

 INTERNATIONAL TRADE (iCONNECT)- This group helps promote international business within South Florida. They also organization events showcasing different nations at the Tower Club Fort Lauderdale as well as the Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE).

 MARINE ADVISORY-provides guidance to the Board of Directors on issues related to sustaining a strong marine industry.

 MEMBERSHIP- The Membership Committee reviews and recommends strategies, procedures, and best practices for the recruitment and retention of Chamber members. A goal is to facilitate business between members and proactively add value to every member’s association with the Chamber.

 NONPROFIT- These members are responsible for integrating non-profit and for-profit Chamber members. The committee hosts a monthly breakfast at the chamber.

 POLITICAL AFFAIRS- This group dissects currently political issues and determines stances the Chamber will take during key times. The committee is responsible for the Washington Summit, a biennial working trip which provides an intimate opportunity for delegates to meet with members of Congress and the South Florida Congressional Delegation to discuss critical issues affecting their businesses. Delegates participate in briefings with congressional department heads, attend receptions with the Florida Delegation and join meetings with our trade partners. Additional events are planned to take place at the Capitol, National Press Club and the Pentagon. The committee also heads up Broward Days, a similar trip to Tallahassee held on opposite years.

 REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION-This committee focuses on the changing landscape of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, including upcoming and ongoing development, as well as issues relating to the land on which the Chamber building sits.

 RISING LEADERS- This group focuses on professionals in the early stages of their career. Members help create and enhance programming designed to integrate rising leaders into the business community by offering educational opportunities and access to mentors.

 SMALL BUSINESS- The Small Business Committee is the voice designed to engage, support and celebrate the local small businesses within the Chamber. The SBC is responsible for the oversight of several value-added programs that enhance membership and involvement in the Chamber. These programs include a free monthly Biz Perks networking event, seven different Leads Groups, the Chamber Diplomat program, educational Business Forums, a representation in Government Affairs and our annual Small Business of The Year Award ceremony.

 SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS COUNCIL- A group that fosters collaboration between and among organizations with similar interests to grow the economy.

 TECHNOLOGY- Provide Information, education, resources and solutions to better connect and collaborate Utilizing Technology in the 21st Century and beyond.

 TOURISM- This group works with Government Affairs and Beach Council on issues pertaining to local tourism.

 TRANSPORTATION- Members work within the Government Affairs Committee to affect public policy on transportation related issues.

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