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Corporate (Organization) Members:


A.I.D. Group –
      Wealth Management
Ambit Advertising & Public
      Relations

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward County Clerk of Courts

Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward Health
City of Pompano Beach
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Henderson Behavioral Health
Marine Industries Assn SoFla

Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Seminole Tribe of Florida
The Everglades Foundation

Ron Bergeron , Roy Rogers

Kathy Koch, Cheryl Balaban, Marilyn Oliva

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.
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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, professionals, and others active in our community. It has become the “go-to” venue in Broward, where featured key players engage in discussions of timely issues to encourage positive change.

PURSUANT TO BULLETINS AND ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION, GOV. RON deSANTIS, AND STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES, WE HAVE SUSPENDED APRIL & MAY BREAKFASTS. WE WILL MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY, AND AS EVENTS UNFOLD, DETERMINE IF WE ARE ABLE TO CONDUCT THE JUNE BREAKFAST.

 Next breakfast discussion:
Thursday, April 2, 2020

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

7th Annual Reality Check: Press Corps Recap/analysis of the Florida State Legislative Session 2020

The record arguably shows both pluses and minuses for our state legislature acting in the public interest. Our top-notch  panel of journalists has daily followed this tumultuous session, ranging from bills on Climate Change, Gun Control & School Safety, to key investments in Teachers, State Employees, Abandoned African-American Cemetery Memorials, and possibly record-breaking budgets – not to mention Abortion, Child Victims of Sexual Abuse, legislative political dynamics, and a myriad of other topics at issue.

PANEL:

Steve Bousquet

Steve Bousquet has been reporting from Tallahassee for over three decades, and has been arguably the senior political reporter in Tallahassee for a number of years. His journalistic and community ties and institutional knowledge of Broward County are unmatched by anybody in the news business. He serves currently as Political Columnist for the Florida Sun Sentinel, based in Tallahassee, and is on the Editorial Board of the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

Dara Kam

Senior writer for The News Service of Florida, Dara Kam has spent over two decades based in Tallahassee covering Florida government, politics and campaigns. 

Skyler Swisher

Skyler Swisher is the Sun Sentinel daily reporter covering politics. Before joining the Sun Sentinel, he wrote about health care for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. A native of Memphis, he is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

 
MODERATOR:  Hon. Ellyn Bogdanoff
After leaving public office in the state legislature in 2012, Senator Bogdanoff expanded her practice to include government consulting in Tallahassee. She has honed a reputation for being tenacious on legislative issues, yet even-handed and bipartisan, having been appointed by both Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Bill Nelson to the Federal Judicial Nominating Committee.
 

APRIL BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Broward Education Foundation and Nova Southeastern University

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

WHEN: Thursday, 4/2/2020; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 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; free parking for attendees until 10:00 a.m. 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 submitted after 5 PM, Mon., 3/30/20, cannot be guaranteed a seat.


 

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

  • Become an active participant and network with community business leaders, professionals and public officials.
  • Engage directly with 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
Tony Abbate
Associate Provost, Broward Campuses
Florida Atlantic University
President of Tower Forum 2019-20

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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 10:00 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., 2019 through June, 2020:  10/3/19, 11/7/19, 12/5/19, 1/9/20, 2/6/20, 3/5/20, 4/2/20, 5/7/20, 6/4/20. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Gerry Angeli (954.981.3333).

NOTE: THE 2020 JANUARY BREAKFAST DATE IS SHIFTED TO JANUARY 9.


Lisa Efird, Loma Grant, Chad Maxey

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