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
Kathy Koch, Cheryl Balaban, Marilyn Oliva
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.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry affecting millions worldwide; no industry or country is immune from this problem.
The state of Florida ranked third in the United States for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases in the federal court system last year, according to data released recently by the Human Trafficking Institute.
They come from places like Vietnam, China, Mexico and Guatemala, lured by promises of better-paying jobs and legal immigration. Instead, they’re smuggled into the U.S., forced to work around the clock in the sex industry, in the farming/agriculture industry, and in hotels, restaurants, bars and food trucks as bus/wait staff and cooks, and housed in cramped living quarters.
For this, they must pay exorbitant fees that become an insurmountable debt, even as their pay is often withheld, stolen or unfairly docked.
Trafficking networks often rely on legitimate businesses, entrapping many workers in a form of modern slavery. Our experienced and articulate panel spells out why and how we are victims of this pervasive onslaught on our shores.
CO-SPONSORS NOVEMBER BREAKFAST:
AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
WHEN: Thursday, 11/1/18; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.; free parking for attendees until 10:00 a.m. COST: No cost for paid 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. Buffet breakfast included.
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).
Jeff Wolfe, Patrick Harris, Hon. Susan Alspector, Lee Feldman
Steve Einhorn, Bianca Moreiras, Marty Kurtz
Art Pollack, Gerry Angeli, Teri Goldsmith,
Linda Cooke, Ric Green