Suncoast – Legislative Revelations from the 2024 Session

Join the FRLA Suncoast Chapter for a special event featuring FRLA’s VP of Government Relations, Samantha Padgett. Samantha will provide an overview of the 2024 Florida Legislative Session as it relates to the hospitality industry.

SAMANTHA PADGETT
Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

View Event Flyer Here!

EVENT DETAILS:

Monday, March 18, 2024
12:00 p.m. Registration
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch & Presentation
Mandeville Beer Garden
428 N Lemon Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236

EVENT COST: $25

Advanced registration is required! No walk-ins will be permitted. 

Register Now! 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2024

Hillsborough & Pinellas – Legislative Revelations from the 2024 Session

Join the FRLA Hillsborough and Pinellas Chapters for a special event featuring FRLA’s VP of Government Relations, Samantha Padgett. Samantha will provide an overview of the 2024 Florida Legislative Session as it relates to the hospitality industry.

Samantha Padgett
Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

View Event Flyer Here!

Event Details:

Monday, March 18, 2024
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Breakfast & Presentation
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Boulevard, Tampa, 33607

Event Cost: $25

Advanced registration is required! No walk-ins will be permitted. 

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Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024

Palm Beach – Hospitality Networking Social

Join the FRLA Palm Beach Chapter on March 28th for an evening of FUN networking at Fun Depot! Mix and mingle with industry leaders. This is a great opportunity to expand your network!

*Please bring your business card for two free drinks & hors d’ oeuvres.*

Event Details:
Thursday, March 28, 2024
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Fun Depot
2003 10th Ave. N, Lake Worth, FL

Event Pricing:
FRLA Members: $20
Future Members $30

There will be raffle prizes!

Register Today!

Registration Deadline: March 21, 2024 

 

**SOLD OUT** Monroe – 2nd Annual ROSE Awards

**SOLD OUT**

2nd Annual Monroe ROSE Awards

April 18, 2024 | Hawks Cay Resort

 

The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognizes Monroe County frontline hospitality employees who demonstrate excellent customer service. These industry champions showcase the region’s commitment to creating an extraordinary visitor experience.

ROSE Award Nominees Must Meet These Requirements:

  • Individual must be a frontline employee (no management or supervisor positions)
  • Open to all hospitality businesses in Monroe County, FL
  • Individual must work at place of business for at least 90 days prior to the nomination deadline
  • Individual should exemplify the following characteristics: dependable, passionate, serves as role model to peers and committed to the customer

Nominations are closed.

WE ARE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE THE NOMINEES WITH YOU ON APRIL 18, 2024!

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

 

For further information, contact FRLA South Florida Regional Director, Lynne Hernandez at 305-710-3962 or Lhernandez@frla.org. To view, download, or print the event flyer, click here.

 

Pinellas – 2024 Officers and Board Installation

Join us for a special Polynesian evening as the Chapter installs the 2024 Officers & Board of Directors of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Pinellas Chapter. Why Polynesian? Their relevance to the beauty of the sea (Gulf of Mexico in this instance) is a reflection that is similar to what this Chapter and its Board represent – an inventive spirit and a dedicated commitment to family and community. This casual evening will celebrate the past year with the Chapter’s accomplishments and introduce the plans for 2024.

*With Special Guest Speaker, Kim Goddard, Founder, Proper Protocol Inc.*

Event Details:

Thursday, February 1, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 PM Reception, Dinner, & Program (6:45 PM Dinner Start)
Bilmar Beach Resort – Waves, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island

 

Event Pricing: 

$49 – Individual Tickets

$365 – Reserved Table of 8

• Enjoy live music, one complimentary drink, passed appetizers, and dinner with a champagne toast. Cash bar will be available! •

Sponsorship Opportunities:

$150 – Reception Sponsor

$300 – Dinner Sponsor

Purchase Tickets!

Deadline to Purchase: January 29, 2024

 

Miami-Dade Chapter – Winter Party and Installation Celebration

Join the FRLA Miami-Dade Chapter for a fantastic in-person event at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami on Brickell Avenue in beautiful Miami, FL, USA. We are excited to celebrate the winter season and install our new officers and board members for 2024. This event promises to be a memorable occasion filled with great company, delicious food, and lively networking plus fabulous prizes! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with industry professionals and enjoy a wonderful evening in the heart of Miami. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable celebration!

Event Details:

Thursday, January 18, 2024
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Four Seasons Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami

Event Pricing: 

FRLA Members: $25

FRLA Non-members: $45

Register Now! 

 

Northeast Chapter – 2024 Board of Directors Installation & Mixer

Please join your FRLA Northeast Chapter as we mix and mingle to kick off 2024! Join us to kick off the new year, mix and mingle with our 2024 Board of Directors. We will highlight chapter updates for 2024 along with a casual networking reception. The event will begin with the 2024 Board Installation ceremony. To view the listing of the 2024 Board of Directors visit, https://frla.org/chapters/northeast/

Event Details:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
4:30-6:00 PM
Burrito Gallery Brooklyn Station, 90 Riverside Ave #601, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Event Pricing:

Cost: Member: $30
Future Members: $40

Includes one drink ticket for beer or wine, cash bar available, in addition to appetizers

Register Now!

 

Florida Tourism Day 2024

2024 Florida Tourism Days: Now Seven Days of Sunshine!

We’re excited to present to you 2024 Florida Tourism Days: Seven Days of Sunshine, running January 31 through February 6. Get ready to be a part of something extraordinary at the Florida State Capitol! Tourism Day is back and better than ever before – crossing over seven days, anchored by the tourism and hospitality associations that fight day in and day out for the top industry in Florida! We are the lifeblood of Florida’s economy, and your presence in Tallahassee speaks volumes about the strength and significance of our industry. During Florida Tourism Days, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with legislative leaders and connect with policymakers to advocate for the issues that directly impact your business and keep our industry thriving.

What’s new this year?

The year will feature two physical days of advocacy at the Capitol and a social media campaign highlighting the critical role we all play in supporting and promoting Florida tourism, the state’s economic engine. We kick off the week on January 31 with the tourism and DMO associations’ advocacy day at the State Capitol and conclude on February 6 with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Day at the Capitol. Each day we will also feature one of the partners within the partnership for Florida tourism and the role our members play in the success of our industry. This page is dedicated to details for the February 6 concluding event. For questions about January 31 event details, please contact our friends at Destinations Florida.

Make sure you are present for influential speakers, networking, advocacy, and the opportunity to make a difference for tourism and hospitality. Together, we are #HospitalityStrong! Register today and be a part of the movement!

FRLA Tourism Day Details:

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton
101 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Registration:

Due to capacity restrictions, registration for Tourism Day is limited this year. Please speak with your Regional Director for further details.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to Heather Campbell at hcampbell@frla.org or Samantha Padgett at spadgett@frla.org. If you have questions about hotel accommodations, please reach out to Ashley Gholston at agholston@frla.org.