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Hospitality Industry Responds to Hurricane Michael

[Tallahassee, Fla] In the week since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and its members have actively worked to provide for first responders, volunteers, evacuees and survivors of the record-setting storm. FRLA staff began organizing meals for first responders in Leon County before the storm hit, anticipating Read More

FRLA & Tallahassee Members Provide Meals for First Responders

[Tallahassee, Fla] As Florida’s capital city braced for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) and its members worked to organize relief for the first responders who will spend the next several days ensuring the Tallahassee community is safe. Understanding food would be a need in the days immediately after the storm for Read More

FRLA Statement on Hurricane Michael

[Tallahassee, Fla] The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has issued the following statement from Carol Dover, CEO/President, regarding Hurricane Michael: “As Floridians brace for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has begun work to help members, residents and visitors alike prepare for the storm and its aftermath. Members of FRLA staff have taken Read More

SBA Business Recovery Locations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened multiple business recovery locations throughout the state to assist with disaster relief in the wake of the red tide emergency. SBA staff can provide information, answer questions about the SBA economic injury disaster loans and help business owners complete applications for the loans.   These SBA loans, Read More

SBA Loan Available to 13 Florida Counties Impacted by Red Tide

[September 21, 2018] The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for Florida counties adversely impacted by red tide. This declaration means that businesses and other eligible organizations in the impacted areas are eligible to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loan assistance. On Sept. 4, the following counties were determined to Read More