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Broward Tax Hikes on Nov. Ballot – official website 

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Hon. Dan Stermer bio

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Corporate Members:

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ACR Electronics, Inc.
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
FPL(Fla Power & Light Co)
FOP, Ft Laud Lodge 31
Henderson Behavioral Health
Horkey & Associates, PA
Iberia Bank
Landmark Bank
Marcum LLP
Marine Industries Assn SFla
Meehan Finance Group of ……Wells Fargo Advisors
Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Red Sea International
Regent Bank
Seminole Tribe of Florida
SmartWater CSI, LLC
S Fla Regional Transp Authority
The Mellgren Planning 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 Housing Solutions
  • Colodny, Fass
  • Dunham Insurance Services
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • 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.
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

Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016

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

Is it now or never? Funding for transportation & infrastructure

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On the ballot this November are two one-half percent sales surtax questions. One 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed for funding countywide transportation projects and the other 0.5 cent sales surtax would fund infrastructure projects. These two ballot questions are linked together, so that both must pass in order for either to take effect. Together, they represent a one penny per dollar sales surtax in Broward County.

We all agree that we want improvements to our county and municipalities. Does this comprehensive proposal have sufficient detail, oversight and safeguards? If you are wondering whether this initiative is either fully cooked or half-baked, our panel and moderator will tease out the pros and cons at our October breakfast.  

PANEL:

John Renne, PhD, AICP. Director of the Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions, FAU

Hon. Daniel J. Stermer, Mayor of Weston; consultant, Development Specialists, Inc.

MODERATOR: Kathy Koch, Ambit Advertising & Public Relations

SPONSOR OCTOBER BREAKFAST:

The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

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

WHEN: Thursday, 10/6/16; 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, 9/30/16,

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

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Bob Swindell
President of Tower Forum 2016-17
Pres./CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

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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., 2016 through June, 2017:  10/6/16, 11/3/16, 12/1/16, 1/5/17, 2/2/17, 3/2/17, 4/6/17, 5/4/17, 6/1/17. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Tony Abbate (954.236.1285) .

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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