Ultimate Guide to Current Natural Gas Prices for Industrial Users

Join Gas South for an in-depth analysis of the current price hike in the natural gas market. Our experts will review NYMEX and basis pricing, explore the fundamentals and explain how to manage risk. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the market and feeling confident in your natural gas decisions.


  • PJ Zonsius, Director of LCI Business Development
  • Michael Swartzell, VP of Supply and Structuring






How Florida’s New “Individual Freedom” Law Could Affect Employee Training

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association partnered with the Restaurant Law Center to bring you a webinar on the HB 7 bill, Florida’s “Individual Freedom Act,” which was recently signed into law by the governor. This webinar includes a panel of legal and industry experts who will explore the history behind the legislation. The panel will also discuss the status of the law, as well as potential effects this new law could have on hospitality businesses training of their workforce.


  • Stephanie L. Alder-Paindiris, Principal, Jackson-Lewis
  • Amanda A. Simpson, Principal, Jackson-Lewis
  • Samantha H. Padgett, Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Angelo Amador, Executive Director, Restaurant Law Center

Watch Full Webinar Here

The top 5 ways you can beat the hiring crisis

Today’s job market is exceedingly competitive. Nearly every restaurant has a “now hiring” sign in its window, and they’re all looking for someone who is ready to return to work. With so much demand, you’ll need a major competitive advantage if you want a chance at landing applicants.

Join Johny Fredrick, a hiring specialist, as he discusses the tactics used by top industry performers to successfully staff their locations during the current hiring crisis. Johny will discuss industry trends as well as the pains that many businesses in Florida, like yours, are facing, and how to overcome them. This webinar will provide you with practical solutions to improve your hiring.



Questions? Contact Ashley Jackson, AJackson@frla.org.

Benefits of Hiring Returning Citizens: Bonuses of Working with the Florida Department of Corrections

Join the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Florida Department of Corrections on February 24th at 10:30AM ET to learn about the Benefits of Hiring Citizens. 

Learn about:

  • Accessing a large, untapped pool of employees
  • Advantages of hiring Returning Citizens
  • The role of employment in recidivism
  • Challenges faced by Returning Citizens
  • The Pre-Release process created by Florida Department of Corrections and how you can get involved


Questions? Contact Ashley Jackson, AJackson@frla.org or Erin Cowart, Erin.Cowart@fdc.myflorida.com



Minimum Wage Roundtable Discussion

Get a glimpse of what other restaurants are doing to manage the minimum wage increases. These restaurant owners discuss the commission based compensation model as a model for the future. It is model that is rewarding for the employees and sustainable for the business. Yes, there is a way to thrive even as businesses faces mandated increases in minimum wage. Check out this roundtable from the Fall Board Meeting to learn about considerations when adapting to the wage increases.





FRLA | Dreamfield Webinar: NCAA athletes can get paid!? Now what?


NCAA athletes can get paid now?? How a new emerging and untapped marketing tool can take your marketing engagement to the next level. Dreamfield, a technology platform founded by Miami Hurricane QB D’eriq King and Florida State Seminole QB McKenzie Milton is looking to change the game by making it easy for you to work with their peers and grow your brand and online presence. 

FRLA + GRA Exclusive Webinar: Macro Economic Insights


Please join us Thursday, October 7th at 2:00PM, for a GRA + FRLA Exclusive Webinar: Macro Economic Insights, presented by Carlos Herrera, Chief Economist for Coca-Cola’s North America Operating Unit, and member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Board of Directors.

Carlos Herrera is the Chief Economist for Coca-Cola North America Foodservice and On-Premise division. The main thrust of his work is to increase the visibility of ‘what’s to come’ through a deeper understanding of the foodservice industry from an economic perspective. His forecasts are a key input to the development of strategic and operational plans. Carlos regularly shares his insights on the impact of the economy on consumers and the restaurant industry with the executive leadership, boards of directors, and franchisees of leading foodservice companies around the world.

Zenith: Preventing Restaurant Employee Burn Injuries


Burns are one of the most common and costly employee injuries in restaurant operations.

Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates restaurant workers experience burn injuries more than six times the rate as employees in other industries. 

This session covers:

  • Common sources of restaurant burn injuries
  • Burn hazards associated with
    • Food Preparation
    • Service
    • Cleaning
    • Emergency Response
  • Burn prevention practices
  • Zenith tools and resources available to help prevent burn injuries

*FRLA Members, please use “FRLA” as your policy number when registering if you are not a current Zenith customer*




Ransomware – How to Avoid the Greatest Cyber Threat to Florida Businesses


In this webinar you will learn how ransomware attacks avoid, what to expect if they happen to you, and how to avoid them. Why would you pay a ransom? Are you allowed to do that? What is it like dealing with these criminals? Attorney Al Saikali (Miami) has represented companies in more than 1,500 data incidents, including almost 200 ransomware attacks. He will share anecdotes and lessons learned to help our members mitigate the operational and legal risks associated with ransomware attacks.


Al Saikali
Chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP



Florida’s Minimum Wage Hits Double Digits – Are You Ready?


As of September 30, you’ll need to start paying your Florida employees at least $10 per hour. 

  • Are you ready to implement that change and communicate it to your employees? 
  • How are you going to pay for it?  Does the tip credit still apply?
  • Will this change result in wage compression among your non-tipped employees? 
  • Are there other options for how to pay your employees that you may want to consider? 

Join us on September 16 to hear from our panel of experts to get the answers to these questions and more. 


Charles Musgrove, Founder, CAPSERV360
Kevin Johnson, Shareholder, Johnson Jackson
Samantha Padgett, General Counsel, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association