Welcome to the Space Coast Chapter

Launching Hospitality Education & Advocacy.

The Space Coast Chapter is Blasting Off! Through the dedication of the Chapter Board and active involvement of membership, the Space Coast Chapter is a diligent advocate in government affairs that benefit the industry and is dedicated to the promotion of student education while fostering the growth of the future industry workforce. The Chapter upholds FRLA’s mission to Protect, Educate and Promote the Hospitality Industry.
Joining the Space Coast Chapter is a great opportunity to connect with industry contemporaries, stay informed on important issues that impact your business and to actively participate in ensuring continued growth for the hospitality industry.

Networking & Events

Impactful Keynote Speakers
Networking and Social events Educational Sessions
Engagement with ProStart High School Culinary Instructors & Students
Annual Luncheon with FRLA Chairman of the Board
Popular Annual Bowling Tournament
Florida Tourism Day

For more information about getting involved with the Space Coast Chapter, or becoming a member of the FRLA, contact Dannette Lynch

Check out our upcoming events on the calendar below. You can also find our events on the FRLA Facebook page.

Chapter Events

Chapter Director(s)

Chapter Director

Dannette Lynch
Email the Director

Chapter Leadership


Sara Malmstrom, Sage Bistro

Vice President of Restaurants
Laurilee Thompson, Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant

Vice President of Lodging
Michelle Martindale, Beachside Hotel Cocoa Beach

Jennifer Youngs, Spectrum Enterprise

Denzil Noronha, Holiday Inn Express


Brian Blanchard, Visit Space Coast

Joanna Kemp, One Solution Payment and POS

Pete Lynch, Space Coast Fun Guide


Jim Ridenour, Ridenour Consulting Services

Tom Williamson, Ocean Partners Hospitality