Broward Excellence in Education Breakfast Awards

Join the Broward Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association as we once again celebrate Education in Hospitality providing scholarship awards, and honoring community and hospitality leaders in support of Broward students enrolled in ProStart Culinary and the Hospitality & Tourism Management Programs.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Dr. Vickie Catwright

Superintendent Broward County Schools

Dr. Peter Ricci

Director, FAU Hospitality & Tourism Management Program

Neeta Rancourt

Director

Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School

Closing Dinner: Association of Lodging Professionals Meeting

The Florida Inns Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is excited to host fun evening events around the ALP Regional Meeting.   We hope you will join us!

On Tuesday, June 14, following a great day of educational sessions, join us for a closing dinner at Meehan’s Irish Pub.  Meehan’s will be opening just for our group. Continue conversations with colleagues and enjoy a St. Augustine staple while overlooking Matanzas’s River.

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Event Cost

$65 per person

Questions on this event? Contact Nicole Chapman, nchapman@frla.org or 904-574-2259.

Dine Around: A Historic Event With The Inns

The Florida Inns Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is excited to host fun evening events around the ALP Regional Meeting.   We hope you will join us!

On Monday, June 13, join us for a welcome kickoff event for the ALP Workshop.  Florida Inns is hosting a Dine Around, meet and greet fellow attendees Visit two of our historic Inns in St. Augustine. Meet us at The Collector Luxury Gardens for cocktail hour, followed by dinner at OC Whites and dessert at St. Francis Inn.

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Cost

$75 per person

Questions on this event? Contact Nicole Chapman, nchapman@frla.org or 904-574-2259.

Florida Inns Aspiring Innkeepers Workshop

The Florida Inns Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association invites you to join us for an Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop.

Sunday, June 12, 2022 in St. Augustine, FL

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This all-inclusive workshop includes Education and consultation. Education includes knowledge about the Bed and Breakfast Industry from acquiring, retrofitting, building a Bed and Breakfast, including regulatory, zoning, government, Fire Safety, Alcohol Licensing, marketing your Inn, plus every day operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry.

Highlights include:

  • How to find your inn- acquiring, retrofitting or building a Bed & Breakfast
  • Regulatory information- zoning, government rules, fire safety, alcohol licensing
  • Marketing your Inn
  • Evaluating how your Inn is doing
  • Everyday operation- tips and tricks from current B&B Owners
  • Free consultation following program to help you evaluate and plan your next steps

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Fees: $125.00 per person, includes lunch and dinner

Attendees are encouraged to spend the night at one of the many inns in St. Augustine. While this is not required, it will be a wonderful experience. To receive a listing of Inns that are providing discounts for attendees, please contact Nicole.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding decisions you may have to make prior to the Aspiring Workshop, Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service is always ready, willing and able to answer any questions to help you begin. Contact Pattie Detwiler at 863.781.2749

Cancellation Policy: Any cancellation within 30 days prior to the seminar will receive full credit for a future seminar. Lodging cancellations will be governed by the Inn’s cancellation policy.

For more information or questions on the workshop contact, Nicole Chapman, FRLA Florida Inns Chapter Director at 904-574-2259 or nchapman@frla.org.

Association of Lodging Professionals Workshop

Our joint workshop with the national Association of Lodging Professionals is back!

Last year 40 members joined us for socializing with industry peers, educational sessions and learning about resources geared toward small independent hotels and B&Bs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Northeast Florida Hospitality Outlook

Join the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for a panel discussion with our DMOs (our local tourism marketing agency) leaders. Hear about industry trends with nation, state-wide and local outlooks, new tourism marketing initiatives and what you can expect for an outlook headed into the summer and fall.

Panelists include:

  • Amy Boek, Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Michael Corrigan, Visit Jacksonville
  • Kimberly Morgan, Clay County Board of County Commissioners
  • Richard Goldman, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau

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Event Pricing

FREE!

Welcome, Meet and Greet Tampa Police Chief

SAVE THE DATE! More information coming soon.

 

Join the Hillsborough Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for a meet and greet with Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor.

Hillsborough Hospitality Tourism and Career Expo

Join the Hillsborough Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for a Hospitality and Tourism Career Expo! Hear from industry experts at this dynamic networking experience. This is a real-world opportunity for high school students to connect with business partners.

Featuring a Power Panel Moderated by Sarina Fazan

Panelists include:

Caspers Company McDonald’s

Marriott

Visit Tampa Bay

Mainsail Lodging and Development

AAA

Busch Gardens

FlexPath Capital

RedHouse Streaming

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For more information, please contact Suzanne Matthews: 

Suzanne.Matthews@HCPS.net

Treasure Coast Hospitality Networking Social

Join the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for Happy Hour & Hors d’oeuvres on Thursday, May 5 at The Gafford! Bring your business card for two free drinks and & Hors d’oeuvres. Advanced registration is required!

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Event Pricing

Members: $20

Future Members: $25

Registration deadline, Thursday, May 28th, 2022

Lee Chapter April Luncheon

Join us for a special membership luncheon on Wednesday, April 27. We will have a variety of vendors, as well as staffing resources and organizations available for you to meet and find potential new employees.

Our guest speaker will be our new Lee County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Bernier. Dr. Bernier has served as the Chief of Staff for the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas, Nevada since July 2019. As the sponsoring Executive Cabinet member in the 5th largest school district in the U.S., Dr. Bernier drives and executes the student-centered vision of the Clark County District for the over 300,000 students, 42,000 employees investing an annual budget in excess of 5 billion dollars. We will have a special lunch that will be created and served by our very own Lee County Culinary/ProStart students and thanks to our members and your support, FRLA will provide them with additional dollars to support their program.

 

We’d like to say a special thank you to:

Lunch sponsor: Sure Step – No Slip Floors – Kevin Kelley!

Lunch partner: the Greater Fort Myers Chamber

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