August has arrived and that means our Sawgrass Awards presented by Amerant Bank is coming up on Wednesday the 28th of this month!

Come and network, while enjoying a great lunch and a wonderful program honoring Memorial Healthcare System and Arc Broward for their incredible contributions to the western portions of Broward County.
Also, be sure to show your Chamber pride! Download a Proud Member Badge to use on social media, your website, or any way you choose here! While you're at it, follow us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #ftlchamber.

We want to recognize your business' accomplishments, so remember to send your press releases or any major news about your organization to
Greater Fort Lauderdale Adds Almost 18,000 Jobs in Past Year

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Broward County's jobless rate was 3.3% last month (June 2019). This rate is 0.4% lower than our region's year ago rate. A major takeaway from today's numbers is that our region continues to ...

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Florida Scorecard
The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization has been working hard on providing you with a tool for letting them know your feedback on proposed projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

To provide your feedback on upcoming transportation projects, CLICK HERE
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
Dan Lindblade led a fundraiser that helped gather donations in partnership with the University of Florida and the James Patterson Foundation's
"Literacy Challenge."

Several Chamber members made generous donations helping to pay for the lunches of 215 Broward County teachers, who are taking part in a five-day training session this week to learn innovative techniques to better teach literacy at underperforming schools.

The Chamber thanks all those who have contributed to this great cause!
Pell Grant Eligibility Becomes Focus for SFBC

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...

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City of Fort Lauderdale Bans Plastic Straws - What's Next?

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...

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Months Have Arrived!

It's time to celebrate many of Greater Fort Lauderdale's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine by indulging in our community's hottest culinary experiences. Now through September 30th, select restaurants are serving up specially-created three course ...

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Rising Leaders 2nd Annual Summer Soiree - WHITE Party
Photos Courtesy of Trustee Member Downtown Photo
Move on Up
The Chamber continues to develop a new feature for members. Every Chamber member's business is being included. This website is independent of the Chamber site, designed to drive visitors to your homepage. If you're looking for even more exposure, you can move on up! Click the video below to see how it works.
Upcoming Events
The Future is Now - Let Technology Take You There
Friday, August 9, 8:00 a.m.
The Chamber's Technology Committee is excited to announce a great event packed with critical information that all business owners should be aware of. Educate yourself and employees on the dangers of Ransomware, learn how you can enhance your business with affordable artificial intelligence and there's a talented pipeline of future employees in our own backyard. You don't have to go very far, while searching for new employees.

Location : Broward College North, Building 46
1000 E. Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Breakfast Keynote :
"You Could Be One Click Away from Disaster"
Presented By
Rob Krug, Solution Architect - Security
Sonicwall, Inc.

Breakout Sessions :
"How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Business Today"
Speaker - George Makiya, Chief Data Officer
Broward College

"Tech Workforce of Tomorrow"

Cost : $35 for Members
$45 for Non-Members
All Walk-ins Add $10

Non-Profit Partnership Forum
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m.
Collaboration is the key to this forum. Pick up new tools and strategies for securing corporate in-kind sponsors for your event. Learn how to work creatively with in-kind partners utilizing their assets and bring down your bottom line, while adding cool elements to your events.

Location : Chamber Board Room
512 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Moderator :
Dawn Read
Event Director, Winterfest, Inc.

Panelists :
Nicole Covar
Director of Marketing, iHeart Media | Miami

Didi Martz
Director of Sales & Marketing, Cirque du Soleil

Melissa Milroy
Sr. Marketing Manager, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

Digital Marketing Seminar
Friday, August 23, 8:00 a.m.
The Chamber is proud to partner with SCORE Broward for this informative seminar that will provide crucial marketing tips and tools for all business owners and entrepreneurs. This joint seminar begins with continental breakfast and netorking, followed by a keynote presentation and two great session in the Chamber Board Room. Attendees also have the option to attend two breakout sessions and/or sign up for a 15-minute "Digital Marketing Speed Mentoring" session.

Location : Chamber Building
512 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost : Pre-registrations is $20
$25 for Walk-ins

Included Topics & Sessions :
"Why Digital Marketing is Essential for the Success of Small Business"

"Ask the Experts" Panel

"The Latest Trends in Social Media Advertising & Promoted Content"

"Best Strategies for Using the New Google Ads Platform

"How to Re-energize Your Email Marketing Campaign"

Chamber Chatter
Creating Connections
Ambition in Motion is making it easier for small to mid-sized businesses to hire interns and junior employees effectively and efficiently. They have a partnership with a business honor society at Nova Southeastern University.

Their goal is to help employers avoid the expenses involved with hiring, such as the time expense of sifting through and interviewing multiple candidates and the monetary expense of hiring people who may act and perform differently than the way they portray themselves in the interview.

They do this through their mentor program which vets candidates for soft skills and ability to be coached over a 4 month period, then identifies the needs of the role from employers after a brief conversation, and then connects a candidate with the employer if there is a fit.
If you are interested in learning more about Ambition In Motion, please click here below and a member of Ambition In Motion will reach out to you to schedule a call.  

High Honor
Congratulations to Keith & Associates for recently being recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as one our region's top women-owned businesses.
Fast 50
Congratulations to Bermello Ajamil & Partners, rbb Communications, City National Bank of Florida, The Marker Group and Quest Workspaces for being named among the South Florida Business Journal's 50 fastest growing companies.

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