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TF anniv year sealCorporate (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.
Broward Health
City of Pompano Beach
First Bank Florida
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Ft Laud Behavioral Health Center
Henderson Behavioral Health
Iberia Bank
Marine Industries Assn SoFla

Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Riverside Hotel
Seminole Tribe of Florida
S Fla Regional Transp Authority

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. George LeMieux, Anthony Man

Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man

Kathy Koch, Cheryl Balaban, Marilyn Oliva

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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.


Next breakfast discussion:
Thursday, March 7, 2019

(to RSVP, please scroll down to blue RSVP button)

Scooters, cranes, and trains: What is going on downtown? Issues shaping our urban core.

Scooters whizzing through town, our police department building crumbles, parks grow outdated, apartments and skyscrapers seem to rise overnight, and meanwhile the sea level is rising!

Ready or not, growth and development are upon us. What actions can we take today that will ensure the growth is relevant and intelligent both now and in the future?

Our panel of experts is made up of leaders who are collaborative, decisive and proactive about managing the changes impacting our urban core. Hear what’s at stake, what it will cost, and how it can impact all of us.


Mike Weymouth, President & CEO
The Las Olas Company

Mike Weymouth is a shareholder and the President/CEO of The Las Olas Company, a family-owned company that has been involved in hospitality, real estate development and management since 1935. The Las Olas Company actively manages the 231 room Riverside Hotel and almost 255,000 square feet of retail and commercial space on or about Las Olas Boulevard. Prior to The Las Olas Company, Weymouth ran his own real estate and construction business for 10 years and prior to that, was in the development business with local and national companies, including Blockbuster Entertainment, Trammell Crow Development and CMC Development.

Jenni Morejon, President & CEO
Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Jenni Morejon oversees initiatives that promote sustained investment in the County’s urban core and leads projects that require collaboration with federal, state, and local governments and downtown stakeholders. She also serves on the national Public-Private Partnerships product council for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), sits on the executive committee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Downtown Council. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Fort Lauderdale and Leadership Broward’s Women Leading Broward program.

Phil Purcell, President & CEO
Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF)

Phil Purcell promotes advocacy and professionalism on behalf of the marine industry, which provides an annual $11.5 billion economic impact to South Florida and supports 136,000 jobs regionally. Prior to joining MIASF, Phil was a partner and held senior management positions with Westport Shipyard of Washington State, the largest yacht builder in North America. During his tenure, Westport grew from a small company to a leader in the industry within the United States and internationally.


Dan Lindblade, President & CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Dan Lindblade, CAE, has over 20 years of organizational management experience on the national, state and local levels. He is in charge of all internal and external operations for The Chamber, leading the executive management team from locations in Fort Lauderdale and Weston, FL. He lobbies on behalf of business issues and is the spokesman for the organization. Dan has held positions of CEO, executive vice president, Director of Government Affairs and Public Relations at organizations in Madison, WI, Orlando, Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale and Lexington, KY. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a BA in Journalism.

SPONSOR MARCH BREAKFAST: Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

WHEN: Thursday, 3/7/19; 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.

RSVP’s received after 5 pm, Friday, March 1, cannot be assured a seat.



Please consider joining Tower Forum,
the best venue in Broward for 9 breakfasts
of meaningful, thought-provoking discussion.

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.

Glad to have you join…

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Lee R. Feldman
President of Tower Forum 2018-19

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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, 1/10/19, 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