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Sea Level Rise Tool Box:The app’s main feature is an interactive sea level rise viewer where you can enter an address to visualize how up to a 6ft increase in sea level may affect your neighborhood.

Action Plan Broward County

Samantha Danchuk bio

Jim Murley bio

Colin Polsky bio

Tony Abbate bio

Jeff Huber bio

Mitch Chester bio

Christensen/Sen. Graham video: Unanswered Questions about 9-11

NBC coverage of Law Enforcement breakfast 1/5/17

WSVN coverage of Law Enforcement breakfast 1/5/17

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Corporate Members:

ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & Public

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

Baptist Health South Florida
Becker & Poliakoff, PA
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward Children’s Center
Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward County Council of
     Professional Firefighters
Broward Housing Solutions
Colodny, Fass, PA
Dunham Insurance Services
EBS Advisors, Inc.
First Green Bank
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
Patricia Hartman CPA PA
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Red Sea International
Seminole Tribe of Florida
SmartWater CSI, LLC
S Fla Regional Transp Authority

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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

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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., March 2, 2017

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

Sea Level Rise:
what are we doing about it in Florida?

Local Strategy to Address Global Climate Change

(see Sea Level Rise in your neighborhood. Click here.)

     Florida is in the crosshairs of climate change. With a population crowded along the coastline of porous bedrock, combined with exposure to the occurrence of tropical storms and resulting shore erosion aggravated by sea level rise, Florida has more real estate and people at risk than any other region in the country.

     Overall, global warming causing sea level rise is making the odds of permanent inundation and reaching reaching vulnerable areas, including Port Everglades and Broward Health Medical Center, on par with the odds of losing at Russian roulette. Add to that increased flood occurrences along our hundreds of miles of waterways, designated as shallow coastal flooding areas.

     Since 1983, sea levels in South Florida have risen nearly a foot.  It’s time now, not later, to tackle sea level rise in South Florida. Our panel examines some solutions.

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Dr. Samantha Danchuk, Asst Dir Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division of Broward County 

Mitch Chester, Founding Member: Law Office of Mitchell A. Chester, P.A.

Jim Murley,  Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County Regulatory & Economic Resources Dep’t.

Jeffrey Huber, AIA, NCARB, Architect and Assistant Professor, FAU


SPONSOR MARCH BREAKFAST:  Florida Atlantic University


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

WHEN: Thursday, 3/2/17; 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 5:00 p.m., Friday, 2/24/17

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


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) .





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


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