Pinellas & Hillsborough Luncheon with the Chairman

[Tampa, Fla] On August 1, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Pinellas and Hillsborough chapters will host their 5th Annual Luncheon with the Chairman event at Bascom’s Chop House in Clearwater. Alan Palmieri, FRLA Chairman, Co-owner and Partner of Marlow’s Tavern, will host the luncheon and help celebrate the event’s special honorary guest, Joseph Read More

FRLA Pinellas to Hold Christmas in July Food Drive

[Tampa, Fla] During the month of July, the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) will partake in their 2nd Annual Christmas in July food drive. Partnering with RCS, whose mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency and empower survivors of domestic abuse, FRLA Pinellas members Read More

$15/hour is not good for the people

The proposed ballot initiative to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour has a lot of feel-good appeal, but behind all the warm and fuzzies lie a plethora of unintended consequences. An increase like this would have disastrous impacts on businesses and individuals alike. If passed, this amendment would result in a 77 percent Read More

FRLA Adds Three to Membership Staff

Today, representatives from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) announced the addition of three news staff members in the Membership department. These new employees bring a wealth of expertise to the department and will ensure the continued growth of the division. Keri Burns will serve as Regional Director for the FRLA Central Florida Chapter, Read More

Florida ProStart Teams Place at National Competition

[Washington, D.C.] On May 9 – 11, Florida ProStart teams competed in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) 18th Annual National ProStart Invitational held in Washington, D.C. This three-day event sees high school culinary students compete in both culinary arts and restaurant management competitions against students from across the United States. In the Culinary Read More