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Signature Events

About Our Signature Events

The Chamber hosts scores of networking events each year, but only a handful of large-scale annual events that draw hundreds of attendees. Our Signature Events range from breakfasts honoring power players within the community to galas at South Florida resorts. Each brings together some of the most prominent names in the Greater Fort Lauderdale business arena in an environment only the Chamber can provide. 

Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting draws more than 400 people each year. This is the ceremonial "passing of the baton" to the incoming chair and Board of Directors. The prior year's accomplishments are discussed and plans for the future presented. A keynote speaker also addresses the crowd. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $8,500. 

For more information contact Kristy Favata 954.462.5380  

Downtowner of the Year

The Downtown Council presents the Downtowner of the Year Award to a prominent member of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale business community who has shown outstanding leadership and direction. The honoree represents the goals for a vibrant downtown economy, and has included leaders such as Wayne Huizenga, Bob Van Fleet and, most recently, Doug McCraw. This luncheon has been a staple of the Chamber since 1980 and draws a crowd of more than 450 people each year. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $7,500.

For more information contact Carolyn Michaels at 954.462.2396 or
Doug Frens at 954.462.2570 

Perspectives on Florida's Healthcare

Sunshine Health's Perspectives on Florida's Healthcare presented by Broward Health brings healthcare providers, business leaders and those associated with the healthcare industry together for an informative session highlighting current trends, issues and forecasts for this crucial sector of our economy. A general session featuring a keynote speaker is accompanied by breakout sessions with groups of panelists. The conference also features the Excellence in Healthcare Awards honoring a Lifetime Achievement Award winner, along with organizations and individuals in several categories. Join us in recognizing an outstanding individual healthcare professional, nurse, healthcare program, first responder and volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, sponsorships range from $1,000 to $15,000.

This year's conference will be held at the Signature Grand in Davie on Thursday, November 7, 2019 starting at 7:30 a.m. To register, please click here.

For more information, contact Kristy Favata 954.462.5380  

Salute to Business

The Salute to Business Gala honors titans of industry in various industries throughout Broward County. One business leader is inducted into the Chamber's Hall of Fame. Past recipients include the Motwani family, Jim Ellis and Greg Brewton. The event draws more than 400 people each year. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $5,000.

For more information contact Carolyn Michaels at 954.462.2396 or
Doug Frens at 954.462.2570 

Sawgrass Awards

The Sawgrass Awards Luncheon celebrates a business person and company that have gone above and beyond in furthering the economic vitality of the Greater West Broward area. This annual event is hosted by the Greater West Broward Business Councill. The inaugural 2017 luncheon drew more than 200 people and was followed by another major turnout in 2018. Sponsorship levels range from $1,500 to $5,000.

For more information contact Carolyn Michaels at 954.462.2396 or
Dolores Molina at 954.462.8023 

Small Business of the Year Awards

The Small Business Awards features an expo and breakfast, and draws more than 150 people. Seven categories of businesses are honored, including a small business person of the year. The winners are selected from a panel of celebrity judges, and a keynote speaker, generally from a small business which has seen tremendous success addresses the audience. Participating companies have the opportunity to display their products and information before the ceremony. 

For more information contact Carolyn Michaels at 954.462.2396 or

Doug Frens at 954.462.2570