County's Workplace Wellness Program Earns National Recognition
Broward County has received national recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA) for its workplace wellness program. The County was recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite for helping employees eat better and exercise more. To receive Platinum recognition, a worksite must demonstrate a positive outcome of at least 10 percent in behavior change, cost savings or return on investments. Broward County recorded a 12.5 percent positive change in costs savings based on reports on demographics, cost share and utilization of services provided by the County's medical carriers. More...
Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Broward County’s “No Frog. No Clog” Campaign Receives 2013 Public Education Award
Broward County Water and Wastewater Services has received a 2013 Public Education Award for their “No Frog. No Clog” campaign from the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA). "No Frog. No Clog" has been a successful ongoing educational campaign that has fostered inter-agency and community partnerships with the goal of raising the public's awareness of the proper disposal of Fats, Rags, Oil and Grease (FROG) and its environmental impact. In 2012, the campaign resulted in a 17 percent reduction in the time and labor spent on “deragging” master pump stations, saving money and enhancing quality of service from the water utility. More...
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
County Receives HUD Grant of More Than $8 Million to Assist Homeless Population
Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership has received a grant totaling more than $8 million to fund 17 local projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). More...
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dr. Jennifer Jurado Honored by White House
Dr. Jennifer Jurado, director of the Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, part of President Barack Obama’s Winning the Future Initiative. Dr. Jurado is one of 12 individuals nationwide recognized for her innovative work to mitigate the effects of climate change in her community. She has worked to advance regional climate initiatives and played an active role in the adoption of a four-County Regional Climate Change Compact and the formulation of a Regional Climate Action Plan. More...
Posted: Monday, 15, 2013
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Four Gold ADDY Awards
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau won four old ADDY awards. Top honors were awarded for integrated marketing and advertising creative campaigns produced by Starmark, the New York Times interstitial banners, “Defrost Your App” in the mobile category, “Fork Lauderdale Dine Out App” and “Defrost Your Swimsuit” Taxi Wrap. ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s largest, recognizing creativity in advertising and attracting more than 50,000 entries per year in local chapter competitions, the first of a three-tier national competition.
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Port Everglades is No. 1 Exporting FTZ in the United States
Port Everglades was ranked the top exporting Foreign-Trade Zone in the country for warehousing and distribution activity in 2011, according to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s 73rd Annual Report to the U.S. Congress released January 2013. More...
Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2013
County’s Office of Film and Entertainment Receives Top Honors in Marketing
The Broward Office of Film and Entertainment, a division of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, was honored by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) with three First Place Marketing awards. The first place awards were in the categories of Logo for its official logo and the Underground Lauderdale program logo; Direct Marketing Piece for the Greater Fort Lauderdale film marketing materials kit; and Print Advertising Series created by Starmark International. The Film Office also received two Second Place awards for Specialty Item for the Underground Lauderdale branded iPad case and Digital Advertising by Starmark. The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television, and video production across the globe.
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Greater Fort Lauderdale Receives Top Honors at Routes America 2013 Awards
Alfredo Gonzalez, VP International Tourism for the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB (middle) accepts the 2013 Tourism Award with Nigel Mayes VP & Commercial, Routes (left) and Sallyanne Collins, Sales Director, Routes.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) received the 2013 Tourism Award during Routes Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. The Tourism Award is a new category for the 2013 Routes Americas conference and is presented for the best destination marketing campaign by a tourism authority. More...
Posted: Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Port Everglades Named "Best Domestic Departure Port"
Nationally recognized cruise travel magazine Porthole has selected Port Everglades for its “2013 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Domestic Departure Port.” Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief Awards are presented to companies in the cruise and travel industry that have gone above and beyond in terms of service, quality, and excellence. More...
Posted: Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Libraries Division Wins Several Broward Family Favorite Awards
Broward County Libraries Division has been recognized in several different categories of Broward Family Life Magazine Favorite Awards Issue. Awards include Family free Fun, Best Museum, Best Art Classes and Best Activities for Kids. The Libraries Division is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Broward’s Risk Management Division Recognized for Best Practice Training in Workplace
Broward County Risk Management Division’s Safety and Occupational Health Section was recognized by the American Society of Training and Development South Florida Chapter (ASTD) for their safety training and learning experience in the workplace. In an effort to make safety training more appealing, the Safety and Occupational Health Section combined training and facilitation to engage their audience. ASTD is a professional association and resource on workplace learning and performance issues.
Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2013