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Strong leadership is critical for the success of any business and we know, often, how lonely it can be at the top. GrowFL Regional Chapters will become your go-to community of fellow second-stage business owners who will support you, encourage you, and celebrate your success along the way.

GrowFL Regional Chapter members immediately become part of an exclusive network of CEOs who share the same entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity, and challenges. As a member, you can engage in conversations that are important to you and your business with others who, well – get it! You’ll be able to lean on other CEOs, GrowFL Advisory Board members, and Chapter Mentors; those who share GrowFL’s passion for serving as a catalyst for your company’s growth.

GrowFL is driven by one goal: Cultivate second-stage growth companies across the state. GrowFL understands these companies are the backbone of Florida’s economy and the definition of economic growth and prosperity. Leaders in the second stage are almost universally supportive of their colleagues, but often lack a direct connection with them.

CEOs, presidents and business owners of second-stage companies and Corporate Partners can join GrowFL as a member. Membership chapters become a leaders go-to community to connect, collaborate and grow their business through shared experience and tactical learning. GrowFL members immediately become part of an exclusive network of CEOs who share the same entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity, and challenges. GrowFL currently has active chapters in Southeast, East Central, Tampa Bay and Northeast, that serve all members throughout Florida.

Membership Benefits

a network of leaders

  • Opportunity to engage with other second-stage business owners in your region
  • Direct connection to other GrowFL regional chapter members through our members-only directory
  • Members-only LinkedIn Group
  • Access to complimentary year-round programming
  • Quarterly chapter events, including GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch
  • Ability to participate in GrowFL Leadership Institutes
  • New member email introduction to chapter members
  • Complimentary profile on the GrowFL Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
  • Gain new business knowledge, resources, and best practices from GrowFL advisors and other chapter members
  • Discover new perspectives and proven techniques that support business growth
  • A welcome post shared on GrowFL social media
  • Opportunity to sponsor chapter events and increase company recognition
  • Ability to participate in the American Academy of Entrepreneurs mentor program
  • Complimentary registration to the CEO Academy
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Chapter Leaders

Our GrowFL Chapters are lead by past honorees of GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch and members of the GrowFL Advisory Board.  They offer a great perspective on activities that are relevant to our second-stage business owner members.

Scott Townsend
Southeast Chair
Jack McGrath
East Central Chair
Franck Saragossi
Southeast Vice Chair
Robert Newland
East Central Vice Chair
Clay Smithers
Northeast Vice Chair
Gwen Griggs
Northeast Chair
Paul Hays
Tampa Bay Chair

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Chapter sponsors

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch

Membership dues are $300 annually per person.

  • CEO, president, or business owner recognized as a GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honoree.
  • CEO, president, or business owner of a second-stage company, which has 6-150 employees and $750,000 to $100 million in revenue.
  • An active GrowFL Corporate Partner.
  • An economic development professional who is a member of the Florida Economic Development Council.

Discounts to member dues:
GrowFL members who are from qualified manufacturing or manufacturing-related companies, and who are also members of a Regional Manufacturers Association, are eligible for a 20% discount on membership dues.

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