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Archives Central Florida Partnership Unveils New Commuter Rail Web Site September 8, 2008

RightTrackFlorida.org to Provide Community Updates and Advocacy for the Transportation initiative. The Central Florida Partnership today unveiled a new web site dedicated to the issue of Commuter Rail and its impact within the region and across the state. The site, Right Track Florida, www.RightTrackFlorida.org, will serve to provide current developments, key studies, important meetings, and recent news relating to this vital …Read More

Statement from FRLA & Bed Tax Coalition Re: HB 161 February 10, 2009

“The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), along with members of the Bed Tax Coalition, applaud Representative Gary Aubuchon’s (R-Cape Coral) actions today in pulling the controversial Tourist Development Tax (TDT) language out of House Bill 161. The language would have allowed for an increase of the TDT to go toward unrelated purposes instead of tourism generating and marketing efforts. …Read More

On 3 Public Relations Recognized for 3 ADDY Awards March 1, 2009

On 3 Public Relations Recognized for 3 ADDY Awards Taproot Creative Wins 3 ADDY Awards for On 3 Public Relations Work On 3 Public Relations was recognized by the American Advertising Federation / Tallahassee at the 2009 ADDY Awards banquet Saturday, February 28, receiving recognition for 3 ADDY Awards in the areas of Collateral Material (brochure), Mixed Media Campaign (business to …Read More

FRLA Applauds House Committee for Passing HB 717 / Hospitality Education Program March 13, 2009

(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) today thanks the members of the House Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee for passing HB 717 out of committee. The bill, known as the Hospitality Education Program (HEP), preserves America’s most successful “school to career” program where over 20,000 High School students in 225 High Schools participate statewide. …Read More

CENTRAL FLORIDA’S 2009 CAPITOL CONNECTION HOSTS SUNRAIL RALLY March 16, 2009

(Tallahassee, FL) – Members of Central Florida’s Capitol Connection today announced its plans for a SunRail Rally to be held in Tallahassee, Florida on Wednesday, March 18 at 11:45 a.m. in front of the Senate Chambers (4th Floor, Capitol). Over 130 members from eight local Chambers of Commerce will be participating and voicing their strong support of commuter rail. The …Read More

FRLA MEDIA ADVISORY March 16, 2009

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association President Carol Dover to Give “State of the Industry” Legislative Briefing in South Florida TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) President Carol Dover will address the FRLA South Florida Regional Meeting and Legislative Summit on Thursday, March 19 at Bal Harbor’s The Regent Resort. Dover will address chapter members from Miami-Dade, Broward …Read More

Public notices need to be in print and online April 8, 2009

As chair of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs, I have the job of moving multiple areas of legislation dealing with issues that affect our communities. Among those issues this year is legislation that addresses newspaper advertisements and notices, and how such notices are to be made public and the frequency with which they must appear. Specifically, should public notices …Read More

AAF and FPRA Holiday Madness a Success! December 4, 2009

The annual American Advertising Federation and Florida Public Relations Association media auction and reception took place December 3, 2009 at Hotel Duval in downtown Tallahassee. This year’s theme, Holiday Madness, highlighted AMC’s award-winning television series Mad Men and included auction items from the show. Proceeds of the event went to local advertising and public relations students through much-needed scholarship funds. …Read More

Coach Tony Dungy Supports Program that Saves Young Lives through Education, Awareness March 22, 2010

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes (CAS) Foundation, in collaboration with All Children’s Specialty Physicians and Hillsborough County Public Schools, along with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, today announced the unveiling of The SafeBeat Initiative. The Initiative will begin an awareness campaign to provide heart screenings to all Hillsborough County high school students beginning March 2010, and at no charge …Read More

Hospitality industry: Make licenses cheaper, faster and easier January 26, 2011

Amid the anti-regulation fervor gripping the Florida Legislature this spring, the head of the state’s largest hospitality trade group on Wednesday urged lawmakers to speed up licensing, target inspections at select hotels and restaurants, and make liquor licenses easier to obtain. Testifying before the Florida House’s Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee, Carol Dover, the president of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging …Read More