Our biggest event of the month is quickly approaching.

The Sawgrass Awards presented by Amerant Bank, featuring Congressman Ted Deutch, is taking place on August 28th at the Weston Hills Country Club.

Registration is open and excellent sponsorship opportunities are still available. This is a great way to showcase your business at one of the Chamber's Signature Events, while also honoring businesses making stellar contributions to our community, especially in West Broward County.
Member of the Month

Congratulations to LJ Regine, Owner of RoxFire Fitness, for being named August's Member of the Month.

LJ has made a major impact within the Chamber's Rising Leaders and was instrumental in the success of this year's 2nd Annual Summer Soiree - White Party. We thank him for his countless hours of work and helping to make our Chamber even better!

Let us know who you think should be an upcoming Member of the Month by clicking here .
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
Board of Directors & Trustee Luncheon
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m.
We're focusing on the marine industry at this month's luncheon. Listen and learn how this economic force drives $8.9 billion in revenues - having an impact on everyone's business. We'll discuss what's happening economically and dive into specific topics like government policy and zoning.

Location : Tower Club
100 SE 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

Cost : $40 for Members
$50 for Guests

Topic : The Marine Industry as an Economic Driver for South Florida

Karl Gallet
Sales Manager, TESS Electrical Marine

Megan Lagasse
Marine Director, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

Kitty McGowan
President, U.S. Superyacht Association
Biz Perks EAST
Friday, August 16, 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:  Hop-a-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter
5525 NW 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

*This event is included within membership, but you MUST RSVP*
Washington Summit Kick-Off Reception
Friday, August 16, 5:30 p.m.
All Chairman's Circle & Trustee members are invited to gather with our delegates for this year's Washington Summit. We'll be discussing what's on the agenda for this year's trip to our nation's capital, while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Location : Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

*This event is open to Washington Summit delegates and Chairman's Circle & Trustee members only
Rising Leaders/GLBX Mixer
Wednesday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.
The Chamber's Rising Leaders and GLBX Council are excited to partner up for this month's mixer. Come and mingle at one of Fort Lauderdale's newest and most luxurious landmarks. This is a great way to gather with friends, while also building new connections. Please note, we'll be gathering on the 8th floor inside the Icon's beautiful Club Room.

Location : Icon Las Olas Luxury Apartments
500 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Cost : $10 for Members
$20 for Non-Members
Walk-ins add $5
Chamber Breakfast
Thursday, August 22, 7:30 a.m.
Our monthly breakfast always provides a great atmosphere to network and reconnect with fellow business leaders. We're excited to have Kelley Shanley, President and CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, joining us this month as our featured speaker. More details on the focus of this month's program are to come.

Location : Tower Club
100 SE 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

Cost : $30 for Members
$40 for Non-Members
Walk-ins add $10
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"
Ribbon Cutting
Monday, August 26, 11:00 a.m.
Walk On's Bistreaux and Bar invites all Chamber members to celebrate the opening of its brand new location in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy the festivities and get a taste of the Big Easy, as we gather for a ceremonial ribbon cutting!

Location : Walk On's Bistreaux & Bar
6401 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Women's Council Mixer
Tuesday, August 27, 5:30 p.m.
The Women's Council invites you to to its next networking mixer, which brings us to one of the newest and healthiest spots in Fort Lauderdale. Vale Food Co. is excited to have attendees try some of its delicious and health conscious offerings, while providing a great atmosphere to network and enjoy a great evening. All members are welcome to join us, all you have to do is RSVP.

Location : Vale Food Co.
420 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Sawgrass Awards presented by Amerant Bank
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m.
The Greater West Broward Business Council invites you to take part in this year's Sawgrass Awards presented by Amerant Bank , as we recognize 2019 Businesses of the Year: Arc Broward and Memorial Healthcare System . We're also excited to host our keynote speaker Congressman Ted Deutch.

This annual event allows business leaders from across Broward County to mingle and connect during an exciting and delicious luncheon, while also celebrating organizations that are making a major impact in the western portion of Broward County.

Keynote Speaker :
Congressman Ted Deutch
(FL) 22nd District

Location : Weston Hills Country Club
2600 Country Club Way
Weston, FL 33332

Cost : $65 for Members
$80 for Non-Members
Walk-ins add $10

Trustee Advantage Group
Friday, August 30, 8:00 a.m.
This is a monthly morning networking event included within all Chairman's Circle and Trustee members' memberships. The meeting provides an opportunity to develop your relationship with fellow members in a relaxed environment.

Location:  Chamber Board Room

*This networking event is exclusive to Chairman's Circle & Trustee members
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Healthcare: August 13, 3:30 p.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Suzanne Higgins

Coastal Resiliency: August 14, 4:00 p.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Alec Bogdanoff

Political Affairs: August 14, 4:00 p.m.
Chamber Briefing Room, contact Shira Kastan

Branding & Marketing: August 15, 12:00 p.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Laurie Menekou

Cultural Arts: August 21, 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Marilyn Oliva

Small Business: August 30, 8:30 a.m.
Chamber Chart Room, contact Joe Akin
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
(please be aware that locations vary)

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

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

Working Women Win: 11:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month