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Frank Nero bio

Andrew Duffell bio

Dale Brill bio

Corporate Members:

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ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & PR
American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

Baptist Health South Florida
Becker & Poliakoff, PA
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward Children’s Center
Broward College
Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters
Broward Housing Solutions
Colodny, Fass, PA
Dunham Insurance Services
EBS Advisors, Inc.
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Panthers
FPL(Fla Power & Light Co)
FOP, Ft Laud Lodge 31
Henderson Behavioral Health
Horkey & Associates, PA
Iberia Bank
Marine Industries Assn SFla
Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Broward Health Medical Center
Regent Bank
SmartWater CSI, LLC
S Fla Regional Transp Authority
The Mellgren Planning Group
The Rhodes Insurance Group

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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

Corporate Members:

  • 211-Broward
  • ACR Electronics, Inc.
  • Ambit Advertising & PR
  • AvMed Health Plans
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Becker & Poliakoff, PA
  • Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
  • Broward College
  • Broward County Medical Association
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • Broward Housing Solutions
  • Colodny, Fass
  • Dunham Insurance Services
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Panthers
  • FPL (Florida Power & Light Co)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Lauderdale Lodge 31
  • Henderson Behavioral Health
  • Horkey & Associates
  • Iberia Bank
  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Regent Bank
  • SmartWater CSI, LLC
  • South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
  • The Mellgren Planning Group, Inc.
  • The Rhodes Insurance Group
  • Tripp Scott
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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.

Our next breakfast is

Thurs., May 5, 2016

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

Is Florida Closed for business?

The Florida Legislature did not pass Governor Scott’s request to fund incentives to attract businesses, although many states that compete with us receive funding including New York: $150 million; Texas: $90 million; South Carolina: $58 million.

 Do we need money to draw businesses here, or are we an attractive location because of our quality of life, diverse labor force, no personal income tax, access to Latin America and the Caribbean and our thriving airport and seaport?

An exciting and creative panel of job and economy growth gurus has been assembled to unravel this complex issue.
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PANEL:

Dr. Dale Brill, Founder and Obsessive Thinker for Thinkspot, a Florida-based public policy research and synthesis consultancy focused on people-centered economic development. He has championed organizational and process innovation as an agent of change for more than 25 years.

Frank Nero, Formerly  President and CEO of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership in charge of recruiting new-to-market businesses and helping local businesses expand. Frank Nero has had an extensive career in community and business leadership.

Andrew Duffell, MBA – President & CEO, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. Duffell’s international background and multiple economic development roles have shaped his forward-thinking and problem-solving approach regarding the development of South Florida’s economy using technology as a catalyst. 

MODERATOR: Dr. J. Preston Jones, Dean, Nova Southeastern University Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship.

MAY BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Broward Health Medical Center

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

WHEN: Thursday, 5/5/16; 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.
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RSVP’s received after 5:00 p.m., Friday,4/29/16,

cannot be assured a seat.

Please consider joining the most popular go-to venue in Broward for 9 breakfasts of meaningful, thought-provoking discussion.

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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

Calvin E. Glidewell, Jr., CEO Broward Health Medical Center & Chris Evert Children's Hospital

Calvin E. Glidewell, Jr.
President of Tower Forum 

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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., 2015 through June, 2016: 10/1/15 (shifted to 10/8/15), 11/5/15, 12/3/15, 1/7/16, 2/4/16, 3/3/16, 4/7/16, 5/5/16, 6/2/16. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Linda Cooke (954.494.7779) and Todd Stone (954.804.9454).

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Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, Bianca Moreiras

Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks

Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks

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

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Bob Swindell, Jean McIntyre, Dr. J.Preston Jones