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Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Months Begin

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Now through September 30th, select restaurants are serving up specially-created three course gourmet dinner menus starting at $35 during Greater Fort Lauderdale's Restaurant Months. 

Greater Fort Lauderdale Adds Almost 18,000 Jobs in Past Year

Posted by: Mike Cobelo/Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity on Friday, July 19, 2019

A major takeaway from this month's numbers is that our region continues to create jobs at a solid pace. Non-agricultural employment in the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metro Division was 861,900 last month, an increase of 17,700 jobs (+1.1%) over the year.

Pell Grant Eligibility Becomes Focus for South Florida Business Council

Posted by: rbb Communications on Friday, July 12, 2019

 In September, more than 70 South Florida delegates will make their voices heard by calling for support of the Senate's bipartisan JOBS Act. And while we look to promote this critical piece of legislation, which will spur job growth, the South Florida Business Council is on board as well.

Fort Lauderdale Has Banned Plastic Straws - What's Next?

Posted by: Marine Advisory Committee on Friday, July 12, 2019

By eliminating the ubiquitous use of plastic straws, we’ve started a conversation – an awareness – of the importance of the marine environment in South Florida. Where do we go from here? How do we take that one significant win and continue our work to save the ocean’s critical marine life?

Distinguished Panel Examines First Amendment & How Media is Impacted

Posted by: Arts Calendar on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The free press faces many challenges in this era of political rhetoric where facts are denounced as fake news and journalists are branded the enemy of the people. Assaults against reporters are increasing. Financially, newspapers struggle while advertising revenue dwindles.

Those issues and others were recently examined by a five-member panel during the Free Speech Forum, a discussion presented in conjunction with the art exhibition Ripped from the Headlines, which showcased an array of social issues. About 80 people attended the event in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village.

Several GFLCC Members Join Forces to Celebrate Free Speech

Posted by: Sally On Media on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

FATVillage on June 28 will host “Ripped from the Headlines: The Free Speech Forum,” designed to foster dialogue about the First Amendment amidst “fake news” demonization of professional journalists, the rise of hate speech, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the shootings at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in Parkland.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Adds More than 11,000 Jobs in Past Year

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, June 21, 2019

A major takeaway from today's numbers is that our region continues to create a steady supply of jobs. Non-agricultural employment in the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metro Division was 864,200 last month, an increase of 11,200 jobs (+1.3%) over the year.

GFLCC Assisting in The James Patterson Literacy Challenge

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is playing its part by assisting in securing lunches for teachers being trained through a grant at the University of Florida and the James Patterson Literacy Challenge.

#1000 Mermaids Project Making a Splash

Posted by: Megan Lagasse, Marine Advisory Committee on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Here’s the gist: mermaids have long been a symbol of the ocean and our connection to it. That’s why the project plans to make 1000 mermaid sculptures and then place them, strategically, on the ocean floor, as an artificial reef art installation, with the help of local government environmental agencies. The planned locations for the artificial reef modules will work alongside the tour boat excursions off of Fort Lauderdale beach; people will be able to learn about the reefs and how to help while on these tours.

County Commissioner Nan Rich Addresses Government Affairs Commitee

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

While the Chamber keeps tabs on Tallahassee, its also staying up to speed on what's being done in our own backyard concerning affordable housing. The Chamber's Government Affairs Committee had the pleasure of welcoming Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich to its June meeting.