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.
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
Prepare yourself for an evening of over-the-top entertainment, artistic expression and surprises you don't want to miss! Artopia consists of live artist experiences and interactive performances that celebrate the vast array of art, culture and creative expression in our community. The event is hosted by the Chamber's GLBX Council, and draws hundreds of people each year. A portion of the proceeds from the gala are given to a select group of non-profit organizations in the Broward County.
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 orDoug Frens at 954.462.2570
Perspectives on Florida's Healthcare
The Perspectives on Florida's Healthcare Conference brings healthcare providers, business owners and those associated with the 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 followed by several breakout sessions with groups of panelists. The event closes with an awards luncheon honoring businesses and individuals in several categories including nursing, medical innovation and wellness programming. Lifetime achievement and meritorious service awards are also presented. Sponsorships range from$1,000 to $15,000.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 orDoug Frens at 954.462.2570
The Sawgrass Awards Luncheon celebrates a business person and company that have gone above and beyond in furthering the economic vitality of the Greater Weston Area. This annual event is hosted by the Greater Weston Business Council. The inaugural 2017 luncheon drew more than 200 people. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $5,000.For more information contact Carolyn Michaels at 954.462.2396 orDolores 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.Carolyn Michaels at 954.462.2396 orDoug Frens at 954.462.2570