Our Chamber Home Dedication Has Been Postponed!!!
Last week we celebrated Freedom Flooring & Refinishing's Ribbon Cutting! They just opened a showroom on Missouri Avenue in Clearwater!
Empower Adventures is Florida’s ultimate zipline destination, nestled between Tampa and the beaches of Clearwater & St. Petersburg. Their main mission is to empower individuals and teams through adventure experiences. They seek to improve the way individuals and teams lead themselves through challenges and fears and motivating them to step outside their comfort zones--and their zipline courses are the best opportunity to go out on a limb and find out how strong you truly are. At their location in Oldsmar, you’ll encounter over 3,000 feet of zip line and highly acclaimed aerial challenges while overlooking the wildlife and waters of Bayou Wilderness and Tampa Bay.
Joe DeRing is president & founder of Empower Adventures. Having served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Joe returned from service seeking to use his leadership skills in a way that would allow him to contribute to society. Partnering with advisors and fellow veterans, Dev Pathik & Jason Clement, Joe developed Empower Leadership Sports in Middletown, Connecticut. Later, the team created Empower Adventures in Tampa Bay. The center and Joe’s incredible personal journey from battlefield to inspirational adventure operator has now been featured on CNN, FOX, and numerous other media outlets across the U.S.
Empower Adventures was also named Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Hospitality Business of the Year for 2019!
Learn more about Empower Adventures HERE!
FRLA Marketing & Operations Summit in Tampa
FRLA’s Marketing + Operations Summit is back for our 6th annual premier Florida hospitality event held  August 13 – 14, 2019  at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. Join Florida’s most influential hospitality professionals and top-level executives and expect to see powerful players such as Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, Marriott, Disney, Firehouse Subs, Sonny’s BBQ, Tony Roma’s, Loews Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Tijuana Flats, Bloomin’ Brands and many more.
Register for the Governor's Conference on Tourism
The annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism (GC) is the premier educational conference for the Florida tourism industry. This event brings together tourism industry professionals, advertising agencies, travel experts and state leaders to explore the latest trends and opportunities for the industry. The conference takes place September 4-6, 2019.

Download the PIE Passenger Report HERE
INPUT REQUESTED: Survey for Smoking Ban on Beaches
This is a survey on the proposed legislation to prohibit cigarette smoking on Florida public beaches. While it was not reviewed in 2019, it will likely be a topic during the 2020 session. Survey results will be shared with Florida legislators and media. Thank you for completing the survey, which will take approximately 5 minutes.

Florida Influencer Poll: Ron DeSantis won 2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session saw a  show of strength  for conservative policy. But will any of the policies bring blowback?
And just how much of that  $91.1-billion budget  will make it past Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto pen?
We asked more than 100 close observers of the political process about how the aftermath of this year’s session plays out. The bulk agree it’s DeSantis’ state and we’re all just living in it.

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics 

Upcoming Public Meetings
Click on links below for meeting agenda and location details.

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Tuesday June 18 - 7:45 am

Presentation: BayCare Health System
BayCare offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the health care needs of individuals and communities throughout Florida. Our goal is to offer exceptional service at every level and in many forms. Whether you require emergency surgery, prenatal counseling, or outpatient imaging, you can always turn to BayCare as your single trusted source for comprehensive care. We are proud to be known throughout the Tampa Bay area for 15 not-for-profit hospitals, in addition to more than 300 facilities that offer a wide variety of additional medical services and more.

Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday June 18 - 9:00 am

Presentation: Florida Department of Transportation District 7

"The Ring" Workspaces
600 Cleveland Street Suite 300 Clearwater, FL 33755

Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
Friday, June 21st, 2019
Ribbon Cuts at 5:30pm!
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Ribbon Cuts at 5:30pm!
Friday, June 14th, 2019
$25 Member/$30 Non-Member
$10 CYP Member & Ambassadors
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Free To Attend-Open to Public
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Free To Attend
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
$50 Member/$55 Non-Member
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Free to Attend
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
40% off 3D Tours for your business!
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On-location headshots for $85!
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Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226

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