Welcome to the Suncoast Chapter
The Suncoast Chapter is a dynamic fusion between two leading industry communities in west Florida, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The unification of these chapters has augmented the core mission of the Chapter of fostering the growth of the future industry work force and establishing a leading business culture for government affairs. FRLA’s Suncoast Chapter is dedicated to protecting your business, promoting your industry and educating your current and future employees.
Joining the Suncoast 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.
The Suncoast Chapter is proud to have two board members win the prestigious National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Restaurant Neighbor Award for their commitment to community service and the incredible impacts they have made in the industry.
- Anna Maria Oyster Bar, John Horne – 2018 Recipient
- Gecko’s Hospitality Group, Mike Quillen – 2017 Recipient
Gain valuable exposure and recognition through our events, website, and partnerships with hospitality operators, staff, and students. Join us for our next event and get connected!
Networking & Events
Impactful Keynote Speakers
Networking and Social events at great restaurants, hotels and other venues
Signature Event: Annual Chapter Luncheon with FRLA Chairman of the Board
Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
Florida Tourism Day
For more information about getting involved with the Suncoast 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.