Lunch and Learn at The Els Center of Excellence®

FRLA Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapters, Discover The Palm Beaches, and Els for Autism Foundation® invite Owners, General Managers, and HR Hiring Managers to

Lunch and Learn at The Els Center of Excellence®
Jupiter, Florida

Equity and inclusion is on the forefront of many employers’ minds. Learn more about how Els for Autism is taking strides to support individuals with autism and other related disabilities in finding and sustaining employment. Their Employment Programs equip these individuals with hands-on learning and skill development and connect them with employers in the hospitality and tourism sector. Join us for an interactive experience and educational presentation to learn about the power of acceptance and neurodiversity in the workforce.

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Lunch will be provided

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Active Shooter Preparedness and Safety Training

Crime & Safety Expert, Ken Jefferson will be facilitating active shooter preparedness and hotel and restaurant safety training. You and your staff will learn what to do, what not to do, how to be prepared and what to look out for.

As we have many new staff members new to our industry and businesses let’s make sure your entire team is prepared an unforeseen accident.

This all-inclusive active shooter preparedness training is sponsored by ViewPoint Security and Protection Agency.

There is no cost for this training. We encourage you to bring as many staff members as possible.

Event is sponsored by: ViewPoint Security and Protection Agency 

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Is Your Business Prepared For Hurricane Season?

Is your business prepared for hurricane season?

With a more than active season expected this year, we want to make sure you have the tools needed to be prepared.

Join us for a lunch & learn with an insurance update- what the market is saying, recovery experts sharing the tips to get your business back open fast.

A local meteorologist will share predictions for this season.

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Event Pricing

FRLA members: $10

Future FRLA members: $15

Event is sponsored by: Rapid Response Team

12th Annual Luncheon With The Chairwoman

The Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is pleased to host the 2022 Luncheon with the Chairwoman. You are invited to join us as we present Keynote Speaker, Olivia Hoblit, Chairwoman of the Board and Regional Manager with Innisfree Hotels Amelia Island. Please join us for this special and informative event.

Olivia has more than 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is a Regional Manager with Innisfree Hotels, where she oversees Seaside Amelia Inn and the new dual-Marriott brand Courtyard/Springhill Suites in Amelia Island. Since January 2017, Olivia has served on the Executive Committee of FRLA. She also serves as a board member on the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council, Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, and is an Advisory Council member for the University of West Florida Global Hospitality and Tourism Management program.

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Registration Deadline: 8/1/22


  • Member – $45 per person
  • Future Member – $50 per person
  • Reserved Table of 8 – $320 (8 attendees)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Event Sponsor – $500 (Sponsorship includes opportunity to
    welcome guests, recognition, signage with corporate logo and reserved
    table of 8)
  • Showcase Sponsor – $275 (Showcase your business at a
    display table at luncheon, includes 2 event tickets)

For sponsorship information, contact Regional Director Dannette Lynch at

Broward June Networking Mixer and Mini Trade Show

Networking Mixer & More!

Join the Broward Chapter of FRLA to Mix and Mingle with top Hospitality Leaders!

Bring your business cards and prepare for a productive evening of networking! Members and those considering membership are welcome to attend!

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Event Pricing

Members: $20

Future Members: $30


Sponsorship Options:

  • Purchase a tabletop to display products or offer samples
  • Display of signage and announcements at the event
  • A Presentation to Broward Board of Directors

FRLA Broward Members Only

Tabletop $150

Board Presentation $250

* Price includes (1) admission

June Luncheon-Water Quality Update

Join us for our June business luncheon on Wednesday, June 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. Members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association have the opportunity to hear an update on water quality policy and projects from Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation, and Chauncey Goss, board chair of the South Florida Water Management District. This is a luncheon you won’t want to miss!

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Event Pricing

$30 per ticket


Sip Into Summer at Dark Door Spirits

Sip into summer and join FRLA’s Pinellas and Hillsborough Chapters at one of the area’s best distillery’s, Dark Door Spirits. Learn how the distillery is producing their own whiskey, gin & rum. Tour the facility, learn more about their history, sample the portfolio and enjoy complimentary cocktails.

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All funds collected will be donated to local educational programs!

Event Pricing

Member: $20

Future Member: $25

May Reception & Affordable Housing Panel Discussion

Join the Collier Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association on Monday May 16th for a panel discussion with local experts and legislators on the affordable housing issue. This event is in partnership with Naples Chamber, Marco Island Chamber, Collier Visitor Bureau and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our host, Hilton-Naples. Cash bar will be available.

Speakers include:

• Michael Puchalla, Executive Director, Collier County Community Land Trust

• Jacob LaRow, Manager, Housing Grant & Development and Operations

• Michael Dalby, President & CEO, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

• Lisa Lefkow, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

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Registration Deadline: May 13


2022 Mezcal Lauderdale

Mezcal Lauderdale is a celebration of everything Mezcal, featuring a large selection of the world’s most renowned Mezcal brands. Ticket holders get a souvenir glass, and are able to try their favorites, as well as discover new brands. All while getting to know more about the various Mezcal’s from experts that will take them on the ultimate tour of the spirit.



FRLA Members: $20 OFF *Industry Summit Tickets on Friday 5/13

20% OFF **Grand Tasting Tickets on Saturday 5/14

*Industry Summit will feature a deep dive into Mezcal, a Sustainability Panel, Workshops with representatives from a wide range of Mezcal Brands and a cocktail hour. Food included in pricing.

**Grand Tasting will feature, souvenir glass, a complimentary tasting with over 20 Mezcal Brands, Performance by Mariachi Voces de America, Live DJ, Cigar Lounge fueled by Ilegal and Flash Tattoos by Chris Tambo of Miami Ink.

Tickets for Saturday Food Pairing, 5-course Tasting Dinners with Dos Hombres & Mezcal Tosba and Sunday Brunch with Mezcal Amaras can be purchased a-la-carte at

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