Corporate (Organization) Members:
ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & Public
American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans
B Ocean Resort
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward County Clerk of Courts
Broward County Medical Assn.
City of Pompano Beach
First Bank Florida
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Ft Laud Behavioral Health Center
Henderson Behavioral Health
Horkey & Associates, PA
Marine Industries Assn SoFla
Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Seminole Tribe of Florida
S Fla Regional Transp Authority
Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin
Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man
Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner
The Tower Forum is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization established in 1976. The organization consists of business executives from industries and professions in south Florida. The Tower Forum has become the “go-to” discussion venue in Broward, where these leaders identify critical issues facing our community, engage in public dialogue, and encourage positive change.
It has long been said that ballot measure language can be the difference between winning and losing.
Just say no: because it is easier to get people to vote against something than for something, or tearing down an idea is easier than engaging in positive dialogue for something, framers of measures may subtly sway your vote.
Unintended consequences: One of the easiest ways to erode support for a measure is to show that it will create a result that people would never want.
Taxes and fees: Simply using the word tax makes a measure harder to pass.
Long and Confusing Wording: The longer the wording, the more it will seem like someone is trying to hide taxes, fees or unintended consequences.
When a Yes Means a No: Depending on how a question is put on the ballot, a measure can become confusing when a no vote is turned into a yes vote, or the reverse.
Bundling multiple, unrelated proposals on the same vote: forcing you to vote yes for a measure you support, but that also contains a proposal on which you’d vote no if it were by itself.
Our expert panel discusses what we’ll confront come this November, and what we can do to make more intelligent decisions and avoid errors to assure we vote for what we want.
AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
WHEN: Thursday, 10/4/18; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.; free parking until 9:30 a.m. COST: Breakfast and parking included for members of Tower Forum; non-members: $35 (note: no cost for working media); credit card online, or mail check, payable to Tower Forum, P.O. Box #15041, Plantation, FL 33318.
We encourage participants to join Tower Forum. While we invite you to attend 2 breakfasts at $35 each, you must join Tower Forum to attend thereafter. Membership is from date of joining through 9 consecutively scheduled breakfasts.
In order for us to provide sufficient breakfast and seating, RSVP’s and advance payments are required, and are non-refundable. Seating is limited.
Become an active participant and network with community business leaders, professionals and public officials. Be informed and stimulated by key players regarding hot, current topics which impact you and the community. Enjoy full buffet breakfasts in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious Tower Club. Your membership begins on payment and lasts one year from joining. Submit your information with a credit card on our convenient online Membership Application, or print out the form and postal mail it with your check.
Our breakfast location is always downtown at the Tower Club, 28th floor of the Regions Bank Building, (One Financial Plaza) 100 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394. Doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; it concludes around 9:15 a.m. Free parking until 9:30 A.M. at the One Financial Plaza garage, by obtaining receptionist’s stamp on ticket when exiting the breakfast. The dates of the programs are the first Thursday of every month from Oct., 2018 through June, 2019: 10/4/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/3/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19. The programs are formulated by the Program -Planning Committee, co-chaired by Gerry Angeli (954.981.3333) and Barry Levy (954.554.7270).
Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, Bianca Moreiras
Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz
Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell