Greetings!

We're less than two weeks away from celebrating International Women's Day at FHE Health's Excuse Me, That's My Seat with the Chamber's Women's Council, benefiting Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Information on this one-of-a-kind conference is included within this newsletter, so make sure to click and register today.

If you can't make it for the conference, take part in the fun at the exciting After Party presented by Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors.

And don't forget to register for two great events this week. "For the Love of Marketing," join us at Lightship Studios for the Rising Leaders Mixer and we hope to see you Thursday morning for our Chamber Breakfast sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AS OF 2/24/2020
Rising Leaders Mixer
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Even the savviest of professionals struggles to develop their (business or personal) network effectively and efficiently.

Join us for a session on defining your brand, marketing strategies, and gauging effectiveness (ROI). For the love of marketing, it's your time to grow.

Location : Lightship Studios
4030 NE 6th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Cost : $10 for Members
$20 for Non-Members
All Walk-ins add $10
Chamber Breakfast
Thursday, February 27, 7:30 a.m.
This month, a panel will share insights on the exciting projects that are planned and in the works along Sistrunk and Fort Lauderdale's northwest neighborhood. Jeff Burns, Co-Founder and CEO of Affiliated Development, will moderate a distinguished panel.

Location : Tower Club
100 SE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

Moderator :
Jeff Burns
Co-Founder & CEO, Affilated Development

Panelists :
Steven Dapuzzo
Director, Society 8 Hospitality Group

Eyal Peretz
CEO, Fuse Group Investment Companies

Paul Weinberg
Executive Vice President, KEITH

Cost : $30 for Members
$40 for Non-Members
All Walk-ins add $10
Trustee Advantage Group
Friday, February 28, 8:00 a.m.
Chairman's Circle and Trustee members are invited to a complimentary event that allows attendees to connect and build relationships with fellow executives.

This event is included within Chairman's Circle and Trustee memberships with the Chamber, so take advantage of every opportunity to get involved and engage with other business leaders!

Location : Chamber Board Room
512 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Leader's Luncheon EAST
Wednesday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a monthly luncheon that allows you to get to know current and future Chamber members. We begin with a great opportunity to network, before sitting down for a round of self-introductions. Lunch is served as we discuss a topic of interest to our business community.

Location : Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
620 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost : $25 for All Guests
Excuse Me, That's My Seat presented by FHE Health
Thursday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.
Come celebrate International Women's Day with the Women's Council! This "jean and a t-shirt" conference, benefiting Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, will feature powerhouse speakers, a social media panel, and ample networking opportunities. All guests will be provided with a mimosa welcome, breakfast and lunch, as well as entertainment throughout the day. You don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind conference!

Location : Broward Center for the
Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Cost : $70 for Members
$95 for Non-Members
The After Party presented by Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors
Thursday, March 5, 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate International Women's Day by being treated to DJ Siso's high energy music and drumming performance.

If you are attending the Excuse Me, That's My Seat conference during the day, your ticket to the after party is included in your conference registration. If you cant' make it to the conference, join us for the after party of the year!

Location : Broward Center for the
Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Cost : $20 for Members
$25 for Non-Members
All Walk-ins add $10
Nonprofit Business Breakfast
Wednesday, March 11, 9:30 a.m.
This monthly breakfast is tailored for those within South Florida's nonprofit sector and organizations who work with them.

Learn about the latest trends in the industry, job openings and potential collaborations at this event, which is included within Chamber membership.

Guests have the opportunity to attend once a year.

Location : Chamber Board Room
512 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Board of Directors & Trustee Luncheon
Wednesday, March 11, 11:30 a.m.
All Directors, Chairman's Circle and Trustee members are invited to this exclusive luncheon, being held at one of Fort Lauderdale's newest luxury landmarks. Take advantage of an opportunity to connect with fellow business leaders, before enjoying lunch and learning about the mission of Port Everglades' Harbor Pilots and the "quirks" of the job.

Featured Speaker :
Captain Todd J. Cooper
Merchant Marine Deck Officer
Commander, United States Navy Reserve
Port Everglades Pilot

Location : The Dalmar
299 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost : $40 for Members
$50 for Guests & Walk-ins

*This luncheon is exclusive to the Chamber's Board of Directors, Chairman's Circle & Trustee members
Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.
One of the newest hot spots along Las Olas, Hollywood Brewing, invites you to their official grand opening and ribbon cutting.

Location : Hollywood Brewing Las Olas
1103 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Maximize Your Membership
Friday, March 13, 8:00 a.m.
Whether you've been a part of the Chamber for years, months or just weeks - this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what the Chamber has to offer.

We highly recommend that all new members take advantage of this complimentary session, which will allow you to learn about the Chamber's structure, networking opportunities and how to manage your account on our website.

Location:  Chamber Board Room
512 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Networking with Purpose
Friday, March 13, 9:30 a.m.
Want to get the most out of networking? Come learn how Maria Medina grew her business through purposeful networking at the Chamber and how you can grow yours. She will help you make the most of your membership.

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

*All attendees are asked to RSVP by clicking on the button to the left*
OP/WM/U Luncheon
Thursday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.
The Oakland Park/Wilton Manors/Uptown Council invites you to take part in a creative conversation. We'll be picking up on last year's discussion on how our community's economic development is directly linked to cultural vitality. We'll also look at how innovative programs can help promote businesses.

Location : Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Cost : $40 for Members
$50 for Non-Members
All Walk-ins add $10
Biz Perks EAST
Friday, March 20, 8:00 a.m.
Start your Friday with the Chamber, as we gather at Lightship Studios. This event always provides a great opportunity to connect with business leaders, while enjoying continental breakfast.

Location : Lightship Studios
4030 NE 6th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

*This event is included within membership, but guests are asked to RSVP*
Upcoming Council Meetings
Oakland Park/Wilton Manors/Uptown Council: February 25th, 8:30 a.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Debbie Danto

Small Business Council: February 28th, 8:30 a.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Joe Akin

Government Affairs Council: March 3, 8:00 a.m.
Chamber Board Room, contact Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Rising Leaders Council: March 3, 9:30 a.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact LJ Regine

Education & Workforce Council: March 5 12:00 p.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Andy Fernandez

Marine Advisory Council: March 6, 8:00 a.m.
Marine Industries Association of South Florida, contact Bill Walker
Leads Groups
Biz to Biz: 8:00 a.m. 1st, 3rd Thursday of the month

Downtown Networking Partners: 8 a.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month

GLBX Referral Advantage: 8:00 a.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month

Greater West Broward Leads: 8:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Lunch Bunch: 11:30 a.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month

Power Partners: 8:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month

Working Women Win: 11:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Did You Know?
Build Your Business & Network with BEAMs
Our Chamber is proud to partner with the City of Fort Lauderdale, in collaboration with the most experienced business professionals in the region, in offering the award-winning BEAMs Business Academy to support the growth and success of local business owners.

For more information on participation requirements and classes, please click here .
Export Opportunities
Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development in collaboration with Enterprise Florida and Nova Southeastern University invite you to attend a special presentation on export opportunities to Panama.

This free event will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet & greet the commercial office for the U.S. Embassy in Panama and learn about Enterprise Florida's Export Sales Mission to Panama City.

Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Click here to register.