Tag: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

Jacob OglesJanuary 14, 2019

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association launched the special interest Florida Inns Chapter, focused on bed and breakfasts. The new group formed from a merger between the state’s leading hospitality industry trade association with the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns. The two groups closely partnered beginning in 2015 with merger talks starting last July, and the […]

Peter SchorschAugust 6, 2018

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) on Monday said it had hired Guilherme Cunha as Regional Director of its Central Florida chapter. “Cunha brings extensive experience in event management and fundraising as well as a proven track record in tourism development to the association promoting the Sunshine State’s largest industry,” a press release said. […]

Staff ReportsJune 25, 2018

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) announced the hire of Amanda Handley as its new press secretary. Handley brings expertise in media relations and strategic message development to the state hospitality trade industry’s association, the group said in a Monday press release. “Amanda’s experience, work ethic and passion for communication and community will bring […]

Peter SchorschApril 15, 2018

Dozens of businesses sent a letter to the Constitution Revision Commission Friday urging it to drop a plan to add an employment eligibility check requirement to the state constitution. Proposal 29, sponsored by CRC Commissioner Rich Newsome, would prohibit undocumented immigrants from working in the state and have the legislature establish a verification process for […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 13, 2018

A bill that would change the rules for franchise agreements was temporarily postponed by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. SB 1076, sponsored by Sarasota Republican Sen. Greg Steube, would give franchise owners more rights when it comes to selling their business or leaving it to an heir, and would also give Florida owners home field […]

Drew WilsonJanuary 30, 2018

The Senate Regulated Industries Committee narrowly voted in favor of a bill Tuesday that aims to put franchisees on a level playing field with their franchisor. SB 1076, known as the “Small Business Parity Act,” would shield business owners from restrictions on selling their franchises or passing them on to an heir, and would give […]


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