Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin
Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man
Marilyn Oliva, Tony Fins, Charles Verner
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.
Incredible as it may sound, an Economic Impact of Sports survey concluded that 13.3 million visited the state solely to enjoy sports and recreation. Are we maximizing this dynamic area’s potential? Sports fan or not, this program offers an informative and thought-provoking discussion. We have gathered an expert panel to provide their perspective and answer your questions.
Tim Robbie, Pres., Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Eric Poms, CEO, Orange Bowl Committee
Rory Babich, CEO/Pres., Florida Panthers
MODERATOR: Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist, Sun Sentinel
Dave Hyde has been a sports columnist at the Sun Sentinel since 1990. He has covered three Heat, two Marlins, four University of Miami championships and too many bad South Florida sports seasons to chronicle. His writing has been in the Top 10 of the national APSE contest 15 times. A native of Ohio, he never seriously considered pulling a LeBron and returning.
APRIL BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Nova Southeastern University
BREAKFAST AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
WHEN: Thursday, 4/2/15; doors open at 7 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 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. Seating is limited.
RSVP’s received after 5:00 p.m., Friday,3/27/15, cannot be assured a seat.
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 7:00 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m.; it concludes around 9:00 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., 2014 through June, 2015: 10/2/14, 11/6/14, 12/4/14, 1/8/15, 2/5/15, 3/5/15, 4/2/15, 5/7/15, 6/4/15. Except: Please note that the 1/1/15 breakfast has been shifted to 1/8/15. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Linda Cooke (954.494.7779) and Todd Stone (954.804.9454).
Robert Barron, Jane Carrié, J. David Armstrong
Doug Lyons, Burnadette Norris-Weeks
Steve Einhorn, Kathy Koch, Marty Kurtz
Lee Feldman, Charles Caulkins, Linda Cooke, Calvin Glidewell
Tracy Mandart, Charlene Bender, Bob Swindell