Trustees Luncheon on August 14th!
Trustees Luncheon registration is now open! If you are a Board Member, Trustee or Division Partner, please join us! Want to attend but you're not any of the above? Become a Trustee or Division Partner soon! Email Jeni at

Pinellas County Tourism Shattering Records
Visit St. Pete Clearwater says Pinellas County is expected to bring in $60 million in bed tax collections this year, which is a new record.

Newly released May numbers show a nearly 7% spike in visitors and an 8% spike in revenue this year versus last. 100 out of the past 106 months, Visit St. Pete Clearwater says they've seen a boost in tourism.
Human Trafficking: Training is Required in Florida
On June 26, Gov. DeSantis  signed  HB  851 , which requires training regarding human trafficking for certain hospitality workers by January 1, 2021. FRLA currently offers free online training designed specifically to educate Florida's hospitality workers about the signs of trafficking and what to do when trafficking is suspected. We encourage you to take  this training  and help keep Florida safe for all who come here.
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.
Become an Ocean Ally!
Ocean Allies consist of individuals, businesses, and communities that uphold ocean friendly practices. Ocean friendly practices include discontinuing single-use plastics, choosing more reusable, biodegradable, or compostable items, recycling properly, conserving water and energy, and being mindful of marine life.

Thankfully, there are some easy steps we each can take to stop contributing to the world’s plastic problem and Ocean Allies is here to help. Learn more about becoming an Ocean Ally!
Pinellas County Proposed 2020 Budget
& Priority Initiatives

Florida Chamber: Access to talent is top concern among small business owners

Florida small business owners are worried about finding qualified workers to fill open positions, a new survey found.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s  Third Quarter Small Business Index Survey released Monday shows access to talent is a top concern among small businesses. 

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

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Tuesday August 20 - 7:45 am

Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County - Kate Bauer-Jones

2020 Legislative Priorities
Please join us as we continue the conversation around our 2020 Legislative Priorities.

Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday August 20 - 9:00 am

"Connecting our Community: Using transportation to link people to jobs, housing and training"
- Barry Burton, Pinellas County Administrator

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

Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Dolphin Unveiling at 11am!
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Free To Attend
@ Joe's Crab Shack
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Free To Attend
@ Tampa International Airport
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Price options available
@Tropicana Field
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Free To Attend
@ Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Rent office space for $500 per month!
Move-in special! Receive your 1st months rent FREE!
Schedule a tour with Joe Santolucito at 727-481-3194

Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226

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