1Home

itemsimg linkedin-logo_white_bk (follow us) in Florida –

MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Housing Information – Coordinating Council of Broward

Ft Laud Alliance

TF anniv year sealCorporate (Organization) Members:   


ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & Public
      Relations

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
Horkey & Associates, PA
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

tv crew cropped
VIDEO of 2/5/15 U.S.-Cuba Relations breakfast on C-Span

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. George LeMieux, Anthony Man

Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man

Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner

Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner

Tower Forum does not offer endorsements of any candidate for public office nor does it engage in their political campaigns. If at any Tower Forum event, in its publications, on its web site, or in any social media venue, statements are issued endorsing candidates for public office, or endorsing partisan positions as such, or any statements or positions on issues, such statements do not reflect policy of Tower Forum, its Board of Directors, Executive Director, or Sponsors, and are the sole responsibility of the individual making them.
Disclaimer: Website Content

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.

 *****************************************

Our next breakfast is Oct. 4, 2018

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

How can Nov.’s ballot manipulate your vote?

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.

RSVP’s received after noon, Friday, Sept. 28, 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…

Click here for New or Renewal Membership Application

Lee R. Feldman
President of Tower Forum 2018-19
City Manager, Fort Lauderdale

home-map(click here for satellite map)

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).

clickheretobeadded2

 SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, Oct. 4

BarronCarrieArmstrongMoreiras

Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, Bianca Moreiras

Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz

Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz

Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell

Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell