Ambit Advertising & Public Relations
ACR Electronics, Inc.
American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans
Baptist Health South Florida
Becker & Poliakoff, PA
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward Children’s Center
Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters
Broward Housing Solutions
Colodny, Fass, PA
Dunham Insurance Services
EBS Advisors, Inc.
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
FPL(Fla Power & Light Co)
FOP, Ft Laud Lodge 31
Henderson Behavioral Health
Horkey & Associates, PA
Marine Industries Assn SFla
Meehan Finance Group of ……Wells Fargo Advisors
Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Red Sea International
Seminole Tribe of Florida
SmartWater CSI, LLC
S Fla Regional Transp Authority
The Mellgren Planning Group
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.
The Tower Forum once again is honored to welcome Senator Bob Graham, a hugely popular and experienced public servant, and one of the most accomplished politicians in Florida’s history. First a state legislator, then governor and finally a three-term U.S. Senator, Graham has had a role in nearly every major public policy issue in modern Florida’s history.
After serving on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and chairing the House-Senate Joint inquiry into the intelligence community’s failure prior to 9/11, Senator Graham authored “Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America’s War on Terror” a controversial report that reveals faults in America’s national security network.
Among other publications, he recently has also co-authored with Chris Hand, “America, the Owner’s Manual: You Can Fight City Hall – and Win,” a timely comment on the role of citizens in democracies.
Senator Graham will share his candid insights and thoughtful views on recent developments in the Middle East, updates on Saudi involvement in 9-11, critical impacts of this year’s elections, current challenges to Florida’s natural resources, roles and reactions of governments, both domestic and abroad, and effectiveness of citizen participation in government.
Kingsley Guy, Columnist, Sun Sentinel. A keen observer and a good listener, Guy is a former Sun Sentinel editorial page editor and was a member of the Sun Sentinel staff for more than 30 years. He retired in 2006, is the author of several novels, and currently writes an opinion column for the newspaper.
SPONSOR FEBRUARY BREAKFAST: Broward Health
BREAKFAST AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
WHEN: Thursday, 2/2/17; 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.
RSVP’s received after 5:00 p.m., Friday, 1/27/17
cannot be assured a seat.
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., 2016 through June, 2017: 10/6/16, 11/3/16, 12/1/16, 1/5/17, 2/2/17, 3/2/17, 4/6/17, 5/4/17, 6/1/17. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Tony Abbate (954.236.1285) .
SAVE THE DATE: 3/2/17
Sea Level Rise: What is being done?
South Florida has been identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as one of the most vulnerable regions in the world faced with the impacts of rising sea level, due to its low topography combined with a porous limestone geology.
What is the plan?
What are the impediments?
Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, Bianca Moreiras
Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks
Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz
Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell
Bob Swindell, Jean McIntyre, Dr. J.Preston Jones