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155,000 Jobs Added, U.S. Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, December 7, 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing.

ACR Electronics Honored by Broward County

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Congratulations to Chairman's Circle member ACR Electronics on being honored by Broward County.

Tips to Ensure Third Party Security

Posted by: LAN Infotech on Monday, December 3, 2018

Businesses of all types and sizes today must navigate a complex matrix of vendors and partners. In many cases, there is frequent sharing of data, including sensitive and proprietary information, that could be problematic if hacked or stolen.

Collaborative Effort Marks Milestone in Helping the Homeless

Posted by: Mike Cobelo/City of Fort Lauderdale on Friday, November 30, 2018

Days after county, city and business and faith-based leaders gathered at Fort Lauderdale City Hall to announce the Homelessness Collaborative in Broward, the efforts of so many began to make a major impact

Concern Among Council of Economic Advisors

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Council of Economic Advisors convened for the final time this year on Wednesday, November 28th. Leaders from nearly two down market segments shared insights on their respective industries and gave their outlook for 2018.

Broward Booming in Job Creation, as Tourists Flock to Florida

Posted by: Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity on Monday, November 26, 2018

The positive jobs numbers come as Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a new record in visitors to the Sunshine State.

GFLCC Assisting Members with Hurricane Relief Tax Credits

Posted by: Synergi Partners on Friday, November 16, 2018

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce has initiated a free program to assist members in the evaluation of available Federal Hurricane Relief Tax Credits.

Should Homeowners Pay Off Their Mortgage Before Retirement?

Posted by: Associated Press on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Most people would be better off not having mortgages in retirement. Relatively few will get any tax benefit from this debt, and the payments can get more difficult to manage on fixed incomes.

But retiring a mortgage before you retire isn't always possible. Financial planners recommend creating a Plan B to ensure you don't wind up house rich and cash poor.

New Data on Why Fort Lauderdale is a Top Spot for Women-Owned Businesses

Posted by: Business.org on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It may be obvious that the tech-driven landscape of Silicon Valley offers some of the greatest opportunity for women business owners. But it may surprise you to see exactly which metropolitan areas—both in Silicon Valley and beyond—offer the best mix of factors for women looking to launch their own businesses.

A Day Concentrated on Healing Our Community

Posted by: Mike Cobelo on Friday, November 9, 2018

The theme of the day was “Healing Our Community” and it’s clear that the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Committee met its mission.