News

On3PR makes news for our clients. Whether it’s opinion editorials, letters to the editor, and one-on-one interviews with Florida’s respected journalists, or a digital campaign to propel your message to the right audiences, here you’ll find how we’re generating headlines.

Support compassionate and cost-saving community care

(Commentary by Mary Unger, Palm Beach Post) — Our state is experiencing difficult economic times. Elected leaders are seeking to meet the challenge of budget shortfalls by cutting services. This exercise takes much wisdom and discernment, because there are Floridians with needs that are bigger than they can handle on their own. One such population is those who have been affected …Read More

Christina Johnson on April 2, 2011
Event to showcase Fla. tourism opportunities

(Elizabeth Mack, Tallahassee Democrat) – Five years ago, seven statewide associations decided to form a partnership to create a united focus on tourism in Florida.  On March 22, the group will host its annual Florida Tourism Day downtown. “It has been a tough year for tourism in Florida,” said Carol Dover, president/CEO for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We’ve …Read More

Christina Johnson on March 18, 2011
Study Urges Elimination of Obsolete Telecom Regulations

(Gary Rohrer, Sunshine State News) — Regulations designed to moderate the local monopolies of telephone companies are obsolete, and are impeding job growth and investments in new technology, according to a report released Thursday. The report, issued by Citizens for a Digital Future, an Atlanta-based advocacy group that promotes broadband Internet access, shows that increased broadband availability resulting from the …Read More

Christina Johnson on March 4, 2011
Kathy Mears Joins On 3 Public Relations as Vice President

Marking the three year anniversary of On 3 Public Relations (On3PR), owner and President Christina Johnson today announced the addition of Kathy Mears to the On3PR team. Mears will serve as Vice President of the Florida-based firm.   Kathy Mears comes to On3PR having served over 15 years at the highest levels of state government. She has worked in the offices …Read More

Christina Johnson on February 17, 2011
Florida’s Al Cardenas named chair of American Conservative Union

Former Republican Party of Florida chairman Al Cardenas has been elected chairman of the American Conservative Union, which convened its annual conference today in Washington.  The Havana-born Miamian succeeds David Keene, who had held the post since in 1984 and is serving as master of ceremonies at the cavalcade of conservative stars. Founded in 1964, the ACU says it’s the oldest membership-based conservative organization in …Read More

Christina Johnson on February 10, 2011
Hospitality industry: Make licenses cheaper, faster and easier

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

Christina Johnson on January 26, 2011
Coach Tony Dungy Supports Program that Saves Young Lives through Education, Awareness

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

Christina Johnson on March 22, 2010
AAF and FPRA Holiday Madness a Success!

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

Christina Johnson on December 4, 2009
Public notices need to be in print and online

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

Christina Johnson on April 8, 2009
FRLA MEDIA ADVISORY

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

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

(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

Christina Johnson on
FRLA Applauds House Committee for Passing HB 717 / Hospitality Education Program

(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

Christina Johnson on March 13, 2009