Action Alert: Restaurant Tax Depreciation

[Tallahassee, Fla] The National Restaurant Association and fellow restaurateurs need your help. Over the next three weeks, Congress is finalizing legislative measures they aim to pass by the end of the year. Unintentionally, the 2017 tax reform bill left improvements to your restaurant with a 39-year depreciation period instead of the 15-years Congress intended. They need to Read More

Alert: Save VISIT FLORIDA Funding

[Tallahassee, Fla] As you well know, VISIT FLORIDA must be reauthorized and fully funded in order to ensure that the hospitality industry continues to provide economic benefit the state needs. The Senate is advancing a bill that would reauthorize VISIT FLORIDA, and Rep. Ponder in the House filed HB 213 to reauthorize VISIT FLORIDA until Read More

Florida ProStart Receives $138,781.94 From Whole Foods Market

[Tallahassee, Fla] Florida ProStart raised $138,781.94 on Oct. 17 in partnership with Whole Foods Market Florida stores. As part of the grocer’s quarterly Community Giving Day, 5% of the day’s net sales were donated to Florida ProStart to better serve high school students in the vicinity of Whole Foods Market stores statewide by furthering their Read More

FRLA Honors Dave Jarrett As Special Honoree

[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized Dave Jarrett, retired Disney Executive and active FRLA member, as the 2019 Special Honoree at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for Read More

FRLA Chef Of The Year Awarded To Chef William Ryan

[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized William Ryan, Resort Chef of Hawks Cay Resort, as the 2019 Chef of the Year at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State Read More