FRLA Regional Director, Dannette Lynch, Wins Tourism Person of the Year

[Tampa, Fla] The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce held their annual Tourism Luncheon on May 10, 2019, at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort. At this luncheon, FRLA Regional Director Dannette Lynch was announced the 2019 Tourism Person of the Year. Carol Dover, FRLA’s President and CEO remarks, “Everyone at FRLA is proud of Dannette Read More


[Palm Beach, Fla] The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) presented more than $25,000 in scholarships to local high school students last week. The money was raised at the FRLA Education and Agriculture Together Showcase (E.A.T.S.) event in January, and this is the fourth year FRLA Palm Beach has been Read More

Carol Dover Issues Statement on VISIT FLORIDA

[Tallahassee, Fla] The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has issued the following statement from Carol Dover, CEO/President, regarding VISIT FLORIDA: “VISIT FLORIDA serves a critical function of promoting our state, and the Legislature must act now to fully fund and to extend Florida’s marketing arm beyond its Oct. 1 sunset date. VISIT FLORIDA effectively promotes Read More

Sergio’s Cuban Restaurant Offers 401(k) Plans to All Employees

[Miami, Fla] Carlos Gazitua, President of Sergio’s Cuban Restaurant, announced all 650+ employees, of Sergio’s seven locations, would be receiving a 401K plan, starting the month of May. This was announced at a round table event, hosted by President Donald Trump, where Gazitua was invited to speak about Sergio’s leading example as a small business Read More

Senate Supports VISIT FLORIDA

[Tallahassee, Fla] On Wednesday, April 17, the Florida Senate unanimously approved a measure that will extend VISIT FLORIDA for eight years. SB 178, sponsored by Sen. Gruters, allows VISIT FLORIDA to continue to operate beyond its current sunset date of Oct. 1 of this year. In the current Senate appropriations bill, VISIT FLORIDA is slated Read More