October brings our Chamber's premier event of the year. Join us for Salute to Business presented by Bank of America on October 29th at 5:30 p.m.

Network with hundreds of business and community leaders, while also honoring organizations and individuals making a great impact in our community.

Register now and save your seat!
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Greater Fort Lauderale's Steady Job Growth Continues

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Broward County's jobless rate was 3.3% last month (August 2019). This rate is 0.4% lower than our region's year ago rate.

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U.S. Unemployment Hits 50-Year Low

The Labor Department announced Friday that the United States' unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in September, dropping by 0.2% to 3.5% and matching a level last seen in December 1969. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 136,000, which was lower than the...

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Florida Scorecard
Downtown Master Plan & Supt. Robert Runcie Front & Center

The Chamber's Board of Directors passed a motion to oppose the City of Fort Lauderdale's Downtown Master Plan, while also gettting an update from Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.

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Your Chance to Become a
Chamber Board Member
If you are interested in serving on the 2020 Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, applications are being accepted until
5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th.

All members in good standing with the Chamber are eligible to apply.
Please click here to fill out your application.
Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony on Improvement & Accreditation

Our Chamber had the pleasure of hosting Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony at this month's Chairman's Circle & Trustee Reception hosted by Ocean Land Investments. The Sheriff was invited to give an update on the changes his department has...

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A First for Fort Lauderdale and Our Country!

In 2016, the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Board and the City of Fort Lauderdale FTZ 241 granted the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) approval to establish a 16-site marine industry subzone. This created the first ever...

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2019 Washington Summit
presented by
Florida Power & Light Company
Our Chamber took great strides in helping to push our community forward last month, during our Washington Summit presented by FPL.

More than 80 delegates traveled to our nation's capital to bring forward requests to Members of Congress. These specifics requests centered on issues that focus on economic drivers, healthcare and the threat of sea level rise.
Photos courtesy of Gregory Reed Photography
To view our delegation's syllabus, which includes detailed information about our requests please click here .

The videos below provide a look back at this year's Washington Summit.

Video courtesy of Chairman's Circle Member
Eye on South Florida
State of the Cities
Our Chamber had the pleasure of hosting Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Oakland Park Vice Mayor Matthew Sparks and Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen earlier this month, during our Oakland Park/Wilton Manors/Uptown Council Luncheon sponsored by Danto Builders .
Hit Play for Full Remarks Made by
Mayor Dean Trantalis
Hit Play for Full Remarks Made by Mayor Justin Flippen and Vice Mayor Matthew Sparks
Congratulations to our Chamber's GLBX Council for organizing an outstanding Business Community Ally Awards.

We would like to again thank our incredible host Truluck's and this year's sponsors: Hotspots Media Group, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, Goodman Public Relations and the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.
Congratulations to this year's honorees: Tim Hart, the Galleria (award accepted by Melissa Milroy), Brenda Hartley, City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis (award accepted by Zachary Durand), Michael Berry and Michael Goodman.
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
Biz Perks EAST
Friday, October 18, 8:00 a.m.
Rise and shine with the Chamber on the third Friday of every month! Early risers get the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, network and put their organization in the spotlight in front of dozens of fellow business leaders.

Location:  PNC Bank
1100 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

*This event is included within membership, but you MUST RSVP*

Salute to Business presented by Bank of America
Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.
We are looking forward to the Chamber's premier event of the year. Join hundreds of local business leaders as we induct Mason Jackson, President & CEO of CareerSource Broward, into the Chamber's Hall of Fame. We'll also be honoring five companies and a Rising Leader making various impacts within our community. While it's an award-winning evening, this is also a chance to rub shoulders with leaders from an array of industries. Don't miss out on an event full of fun and potential!

Location:  Signature Grand
2301 SE 17 Street
Fort Lauderdale

Cost:  $95 for Members
$125 for Non-Members

*Additional $10 after October 25
Sunshine Health's Perspectives on Florida's Healthcare presented by Broward Health
Thursday, November 7, 7:30 a.m.
This is one of our Chamber's Signature Events organized by our Healthcare Committee. All are welcome to join us for the full event, or only register for our Excellence in Healthcare Awards. This year's event is focused on "Caring for Our Community." As South Florida's "Baby Boomers" prepare to retire, how is healthcare prepared to care for our aging population? Take part in a great panel discussion, CEO Speed Dating, an encore presentation from AARP and much more!

A full event registration includes both breakfast and lunch.

Location : Signature Grand
6900 W State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner :
Cynthia Peterson
CEO, Broward County Medical Association

Panel Sessions
Aging in Place: Preparing for the Boomer Explosion

CEO Speed Dating

Cost for Breakfast ONLY :
$75 for Members
$85 for Non-Members

Cost for Full-Event Registration :
$125 for Members
$150 for Non-Members

Chamber Chatter
Award-Winning Architects
Saltz Michelson Architects a leading architecture firm based in Fort Lauderdale has been awarded the 2019 AIA FLORIDA CARIBBEAN FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD!

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) annually hosts the Florida/Caribbean Honor & Design Awards. The awards celebrate the work of architects in the Florida and Caribbean region and their outstanding achievements in architecture and design. The award was presented to Saltz Michelson on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at the 2019 AIA Florida Convention & Trade Show.

It is the region’s most prestigious awards program for the architectural profession and the AIA Florida Firm of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement in design, community services, education and service to the profession and the AIA by an architectural firm.

Marking a Milestone
Canine Assisted Therapy is turning 10! Join us to celebrate a decade of providing pet therapy to the community. A Magical Affair will take place on Friday, October 25th at the Flagship Room (formerly Leiser Opera Center) in Fort Lauderdale. It will be an evening of tricks, illusions, and hocus-pocus!  

For tickets and more information, call 954-990-5175 or visit .  
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