Connecting along the water

Fort Lauderdale’s Gem of the City attracts National Networking Event. oble Congerence Cover Story in Fort Lauderdale Magazine.

Twenty-five years ago, Fort Lauderdale welcomed a pathway to outline the main vein of this coastal town: the Riverwalk. It was purposed to be a main attraction, a landscaped landmark with a bustling day ambiance frequented by tourist foot traffic and a lively sophisticated night life enjoyed by residents and out-of-towners. “By making people aware that Fort Lauderdale not only has a beach, but it also has a gorgeous Downtown and river, we have become a destination. We’ve watched our city grow up,” said Genia Duncan Ellis, CEO of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Countless Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Mutts and Martinis events, Winterfest Boat Parades and Get Downtowns later, the New River has drawn an event of a different disposition to its banks — the Noble Financial Capital Markets Ninth Annual Equity Conference.

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