The GFLCC is the largest and oldest business organization in Broward County. Established in 1910, the Chamber has a membership base of 1,252 companies that employ more than 500,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to serving the business community and helping promote future economic growth and development in South Florida. To that end, it provides members with a wide range of networking opportunities. In addition to weekly, monthly, and annual events, it currently works with seven "leads groups," which connect businesses and individuals with prospective clients. Through its Councils, the Chamber takes an active role in issues affecting the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, such as sea level rise and coastal resiliency, community-based real estate, regionalism, and access to capital. It also takes a delegation to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to take action on an assortment of action items every two years in its Washington Summit trip.
Dan Lindblade, a Certified Association Executive (CAE), is the GFLCC President and CEO. He has more than 33 years of award-winning experience leading organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Lindblade has been leading the GFLCC since 2007 and with his management team, collectively have 78-years of experience producing nearly 200 annual programs, products, and services for businesses throughout South Florida.