Webinars & Recordings

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Upcoming Webinars

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

Date: Jun 30, 2022 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is partnering 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 ...Read More


Previously Recorded Webinars

Ultimate Guide to Current Natural Gas Prices for Industrial Users

Date: Jun 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
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. ...Read More

The top 5 ways you can beat the hiring crisis

Date: Mar 10, 2022 02:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
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, ...Read More

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

Date: Feb 24, 2022 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
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.  ...Read More

Minimum Wage Roundtable Discussion

Date: Nov 03, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
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 ...Read More

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

Date: Oct 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
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 ...Read More

FRLA + GRA Exclusive Webinar: Macro Economic Insights

Date: Oct 07, 2021 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
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 ...Read More

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

Date: Sep 23, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
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 ...Read More

Zenith: Preventing Restaurant Employee Burn Injuries

Date: Sep 22, 2021 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Burns are one of the most common and costly employee injuries in restaurant operations. ...Read More

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

Date: Sep 16, 2021 02:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, YOU’LL NEED TO START PAYING YOUR FLORIDA EMPLOYEES AT LEAST $10 PER HOUR. ...Read More

FRLA | Teladoc: Serve the Healthcare Needs of the People That Serve Us

Date: Sep 15, 2021 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
The CareerSource state-wide network of professionals help employers of all sizes recruit, hire, train and keep their greatest asset - their employees. Based on a company's individual needs, our 24 ...Read More

FRLA | Synergi Partners: How the Employee Retention Credit Can Help Florida Restaurants & Hotels Impacted by COVID

Date: Sep 09, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Many organizations in the hospitality industry are unaware that they qualify for the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC allows businesses and non-government nonprofit organizations ...Read More

CareerSource Florida Network: Tools and Resources for Recruitment and Training

Date: Aug 05, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
The CareerSource state-wide network of professionals help employers of all sizes recruit, hire, train and keep their greatest asset - their employees. Based on a company's individual needs, our 24 ...Read More

ADA Compliance for Lodging Establishments: How to Ensure Your Website and Reservation System are Not Inviting a Lawsuit

Date: Jun 02, 2021 11:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
A recent appellate court decision has called into question whether websites are even subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Does this mean that you no longer have to worry about your ...Read More

FTR Hospitality: Data Rules! The Convergence of Finance, IT, HR & Marketing for Better Decision Making

Date: May 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Rapid advances in technology have broken down the walls that used to exist between Finance, IT, HR and Marketing. Learn how savvy operators are taking advantage of new tools to develop new analytics ...Read More

Ask the Expert: Seasonal Staffing Discussion with a Focus on H-2B and J-1 Visas

Date: May 06, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Join Attorney Keith Pabian of Pabian Law and Seasonal Connect for a Virtual Roundtable on H-2B and J-1 visas, employing foreign nationals, and seasonal staffing. Keith will provide updates on where ...Read More

SERVING UP OSHA COMPLIANCE: HOW TO OPERATE SAFELY IN THE PANDEMIC

Date: Apr 29, 2021 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
2021 Restaurant Law Center Webinar Series ...Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar- Applications Accepted Beginning May 3

Date: Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
On Monday May 3, 2021, applications will go live for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), the $28.6 billion grant program for the restaurant industry.  During this webinar, join us for a ...Read More

MFHA: Restaurant Revitalization Funds – Key Details on Eligibility and Prioritization

Date: Apr 28, 2021 11:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Applications will soon be accepted for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), which will distribute $28.6 billion in federal grants for restaurants sustaining losses during COVID-19. Economically ...Read More

NRA: Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar with SBA (Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Louisiana)

Date: Apr 28, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
In a couple of weeks, applications will go live for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), the $28.6 billion grant program for the restaurant industry. During this webinar, join us for a ...Read More

Effectively Handling OSHA’s New National Emphasis Program Targeting Restaurants

Date: Apr 28, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
On March 12, 2021, OSHA issued a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19, targeting specific high-hazard industries. The NEP includes an added focus on workers at serious risk, and on ...Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: How to benefit from the $28.6B restaurant relief

Date: Apr 22, 2021 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
The American Rescue Plan Act established a $28.6B SBA Grant Program to provide economic relief to one of the hardest hit sectors due to COVID-19. Restaurants with 20 or fewer locations can receive up ...Read More

FTR Hospitality: Rethinking the Support Center – New Efficiencies for a New Era

Date: Apr 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
The seismic shifts triggered by the pandemic and changing economic realities are forcing restaurant and hotel operators to reinvent their businesses to survive. From rising off-premise demands to ...Read More

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: SBA Assistance for Restaurants

Date: Apr 07, 2021 11:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is hosting a special webinar for restaurant owners to discuss new programs created by the American Rescue Plan. We'll be joined by Julie Veratti, Associate ...Read More

The Florida Legislature May Pass The Most Onerous Privacy Law In The United States: What Every Business Needs to Know

Date: Mar 25, 2021 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
If it becomes law, the Florida Consumer Protection Act (FCPA) will be most onerous and comprehensive privacy law in the United States. The FCPA will apply to companies that generate more than $25 ...Read More

Hotel Sustainability & GSTC Standards

Date: Mar 17, 2021 09:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar

Destinations Together and The Global Sustainable Tourism Council are hosting a Hotel Sustainability & GSTC Standards Webinar on March 17 at 9 am EST. This session ...Read More

NRA: Tax Time for Restaurants – Maximize New Laws to Improve Your Bottom Line

Date: Feb 24, 2021 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Tax deadlines are around the corner, and for restaurant operators, filing this year could prove more challenging than most. ...Read More

NRA: Straight Talk From Successful Black Business Leaders: How we got started. How we grew. What comes next.

Date: Feb 24, 2021 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
While the restaurant and foodservice industry is one of the most diverse industries in our economy, we know Black people are underrepresented when it comes to ownership. Training and access to capital ...Read More

VISIT FLORIDA: Trends & Insights for Travel Industry Recovery presented by Expedia Media Group Solutions

Date: Feb 23, 2021 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
As the travel industry continues toward recovery, the best way to navigate the path forward is by staying ahead of shifting consumer behaviors and trends. Join Derek Price with Expedia Group Media ...Read More

Jackson Lewis: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…That Is the Question

Date: Feb 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, many employers are refining vaccine policies and practices. Join Jackson Lewis P.C. attorneys as they discuss the legal and practical issues your company must ...Read More

FRLA | GRA: Off-Premises Domination

Date: Feb 18, 2021 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Frustrated with a lack of off-premises results? Tired of hearing about others’ sales success in off-premises? Struggling with where to start? If so, learn from the creators of the Off-Premises ...Read More

NRA: 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report Webinar

Date: Feb 16, 2021 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
The 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry, released January 26, addresses the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry, documents the altered operational landscape, and captures ...Read More

State of the Industry Report – SRA Exclusive Member Webinar Presentation

Date: Feb 11, 2021 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
The 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry report, released January 26, addresses the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry, documents the altered operational landscape, and ...Read More

FTR Hospitality: Navigating the Path to a $15 Minimum Wage – Lessons from California and other states.

Date: Feb 09, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
The sharp increases in minimum wage that Florida business owners now face will force changes to restaurant and hotel business models. FTR Hospitality, a leading financial, technology and strategic ...Read More

CSRA Mental Health Webinar: Continued Strategies for Coping with COVID Stress and Anxiety

Date: Feb 08, 2021 01:00 PM - Feb 15, 2021
Location: Online Webinar
Our December, 2020, sessions led by Dr. Kate Burke with PatientsLikeMe on Practical Strategies for Coping with COVID Stress and Anxiety were so well received that we are pleased to announce the next ...Read More

How to Measure Restaurant Media Performance – SRA Members Welcome!

Date: Jan 29, 2021 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Roger Dow, president & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, will be hosting a webinar from the National Press Club on January 27 at 1 p.m. for an update on the state of the American travel industry. ...Read More

Consumer Class and Mass Action Risks Facing Restaurants in 2021

Date: Jan 28, 2021 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
The Restaurant Law Center welcomes Meredith Slawe and Michael McTigue, attorneys from Law Firm Partner Cozen O'Connor, to share and discuss key class action risks facing restaurants in 2021 and ...Read More

NRA: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXPERT EXCHANGE VIRTUAL EVENT

Date: Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
2020 has certainly been an incredibly challenging year for all of us in the industry. We hope you find the holiday season a respite from a year that no one will forget, but also looking forward to ...Read More

Upcoming Expert Exchange Gathering – Restaurant Sustainability is on the Menu in 2021

Date: Jan 27, 2021 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
2020 is FINALLY over and we are optimistically looking toward an exciting 2021. Join us for our first kickoff gathering and hear from Panera's Sara Burnett and WRI's Daniel Vennard on how they ...Read More

State of the Tavel Industry- Hosted by the U.S. Travel Association

Date: Jan 27, 2021 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Roger Dow, president & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, will be hosting a webinar from the National Press Club on January 27 at 1 p.m. for an update on the state of the American travel industry. ...Read More

Giving the industry a shot in the arm – what hospitality employers need to know about the COVID vaccine

Date: Jan 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
As the rollout of the COVID vaccine begins, many in the hospitality industry have questions about the legal limits and potential pitfalls of a vaccination policy. Join us for a half-hour seminar where ...Read More

Update on the CARES Act Stimulus Package – Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is now available to those that took PPP.

Date: Jan 14, 2021 02:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
There is a big misunderstanding about the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit including who qualifies. FRLA and Synergi Partners are collaborating to make sure that members are aware that they may be ...Read More

NRA: The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule on Handling Tips and Eliminating the 80/20 Rule – an overview of what’s new and what may be next under the Biden Administration

Date: Jan 12, 2021 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
On December 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor, after a lengthy rulemaking process, issued its final rule revising tipped-employee regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ...Read More

PPP Relief Round 2 – What this Means for Your Business

Date: Jan 12, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Learn how your business can tap into the latest federal economic relief package during this interactive webinar with FTR Hospitality, a leading financial, technology and strategic consulting firm that ...Read More

What the Pandemic Relief Bill Means for Restaurants

Date: Dec 23, 2020 01:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Late yesterday, Congress passed a pandemic relief bill that includes a number of provisions and programs that can help restaurants and employees--including a number of restaurant-specific benefits. ...Read More

The Future Of Restaurants is Virtual

Date: Dec 17, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
The restaurant industry is changing & it is more important than ever to maximize your existing kitchen and operations. In building brands with well-known celebrities who have millions of engaged ...Read More

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS HOSPITALITY SUMMIT “LIVE MEETINGS & EVENTS – WHAT’S THE REALITY FOR 2021?”

Date: Dec 08, 2020 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Join Dr. Peter Ricci and experts from the hospitality industry on what their expectations are for meetings and events in 2021. ...Read More

Contactless Hiring – The Service Industry’s New Standard

Date: Nov 19, 2020 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
COVID has kept many businesses on their toes in 2020, pushing companies to adapt to new procedures and guidelines. Sourcing, hiring, and onboarding the hourly workforce in a contactless world has ...Read More

Restaurant Recovery Summit Community:

Date: Nov 17, 2020 12:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
FSTEC Community is a new platform designed to provide the restaurant industry with foodservice technology solutions and education while bringing the restaurant community together virtually. FSTEC ...Read More

Keeping What’s Closest Cleanest: Establishing the Premier Cleanliness Standard in Hospitality

Date: Nov 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Learn about the potential infection risks associated with soft surfaces and the importance of having a comprehensive cleanliness and hygiene strategy for hospitality from our esteemed panel of ...Read More

Time to WARN? How the WARN Act Affects Restaurant Closures and Layoffs

Date: Nov 10, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
In challenging times, operators may find themselves considering closing locations or laying off significant numbers of staff. Before moving ahead with this type of action, the operator should know ...Read More

FREE WEBINAR: COVID CLEAN? Air Quality Control When Surface Decontamination Doesn’t Cut It

Date: Oct 28, 2020 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
In this FREE educational webinar, you'll hear from a subject-matter expert and learn about key topics like: ...Read More

FSTEC Community

Date: Oct 26, 2020 12:00 AM - Jan 04, 2021
Location: Online Webinar
FSTEC Community is a new platform designed to provide the restaurant industry with foodservice technology solutions and education while bringing the restaurant community together virtually. FSTEC ...Read More

Hospitality Energy Update: Is your hotel or restaurant practicing smart energy usage during the pandemic?

Date: Oct 22, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Hotels and restaurants have been among the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Florida Power & Light Company Director of Major & Governmental Accounts Andy Marin to discuss ways to increase ...Read More

Recovery Mode: PR & Marketing Strategies for the Travel Industry

Date: Oct 08, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
More Americans are traveling again, but the industry is far from where it was pre-pandemic. Stays are shorter and, in many cases, closer to home. Business travel is down, and meetings and conventions ...Read More

UCF Hospitality: “People” People Working or Not Working in Isolation: Coping Tools for the Hospitality Industry: Mental Health Strategies for Dealing with Isolation

Date: Oct 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
UCF RESTORES, a clinic specializing in the treatment of trauma in the College of Sciences at UCF, has rapidly responded to community mental health needs during the COVID-19 crisis. The UCF RESTORES ...Read More

America 250 Tourism Promotion Listening Session

Date: Sep 30, 2020 04:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
As Florida prepares for the next reopening phase, there are significant modifications from "business as usual." Reversal reopenings modifications has caused many established to lay off or furlough ...Read More

Executive Q&A with Salli Setta

Date: Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Salli Setta, Former President and Chief Concept Officer of Red Lobster and Chair of WFF, leads a Question and Answer session, moderated by Therese Gearhart, CEO of WFF. Salli will answer your ...Read More

Handwashing Chats: Track and Improve Your Team’s Hand Hygiene

Date: Sep 24, 2020 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
As Florida prepares for the next reopening phase, there are significant modifications from "business as usual." Reversal reopenings modifications has caused many established to lay off or furlough ...Read More

The Next Wave of Insurance Lawsuits

Date: Sep 16, 2020 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
As Florida prepares for the next reopening phase, there are significant modifications from "business as usual." Reversal reopenings modifications has caused many established to lay off or furlough ...Read More

RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY SERIES – THE NEW FRONTIER

Date: Sep 16, 2020 02:00 PM - Oct 14, 2020
Location: Online Webinar
Each year CohnReznick’s restaurant technology summits draw hundreds of strategic thinkers in the industry to discuss practical solutions for how restaurants can leverage technology to achieve their ...Read More

FRLA | PPK: Marketing Made Simple.

Date: Sep 10, 2020 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
In the hospitality industry the marketing departments have been cut with no one manning anything.  The front of the house manager and front desk manager are now in charge of marketing and they ...Read More

Top COVID-19 Issues for Restaurants, from Mask Use to Paid Leave

Date: Sep 09, 2020 03:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Don’t miss HR & RISK AND SAFETY EXPERT EXCHANGE online gathering, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, FROM 3 P.M.–4 P.M. EDT. Open to all, this offering will feature Angelo Amador, Executive Director of the ...Read More

Restaurant Bankruptcies- Options Need to be Known

Date: Aug 25, 2020 10:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar
Restaurant Bankruptcies - Options Need to Be Known! Learn about negotiating with critical business stakeholders: ...Read More

Broward College Hospitality informational webinar

Date: Aug 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
For all current and prospect Hospitality professionals, this webinar is designed to introduce immediate opportunities to enhance your current skills or pivot to a new a career path. Broward College ...Read More

Restaurant Relief – The Road Ahead with Sean Kennedy

Date: Aug 19, 2020 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Join Sean Kennedy, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, for a comprehensive overview of the latest restaurant relief programs from Congress. On August ...Read More

Creating Contactless Menus with Beaconstac

Date: Aug 18, 2020 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Everything you need to know about creating contactless menus for your restaurant packed in one session! ...Read More

FAU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS HOSPITALITY SUMMIT: “Hospitality & Tourism: The Next Steps Round 2”

Date: Aug 14, 2020 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Join FAU for a pre-recorded discussion with hospitality and tourism experts on reopening tactics, their next steps for the upcoming year, and shortterm and long-term changes in the industry. ...Read More

AHLA: Conversations with Chip Rogers, Featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Choice Hotels President & CEO Pat Pacious

Date: Aug 05, 2020 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Join Chip Rogers, AHLA President & CEO inside The Forum: An AHLA Experience™ as he engages business and political luminaries in thought provoking discussions on leadership in times of ...Read More

FRLA | NRA: CARES Act 2 Update

Date: Aug 04, 2020 02:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
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How To Bring Live Music Back In a COVID-19 Environment

Date: Jul 27, 2020 08:00 AM
Location:
Tune in as FRLA member Steve and Denise Hollister with Twisted Vine and Barrel Room, local Southwest Florida songwriter Sheena Brooks, and Dan Spears of BMI discuss how to bring live music back to ...Read More

UCF: Research, Recovery, Re-Scaling

Date: Jul 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Location: Online Webinar
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Appical: Reboarding Roadshow

Date: Jul 14, 2020 01:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
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