Last night our Clearwater Young Professionals group hosted an event at The Ring to learn more about running for office in Clearwater and beyond. Thank you to former Mayor Frank Hibbard and Berny Jaques for being on the panel. Thank you to City Attorney Pam Akin and City Clerk Rosemarie Call for all the information!
Tourism Partners Craft Vision for the Destination
Area industry professionals gathered at the St. Petersburg College Collaborative Labs for a guided visioning session about the future of the destination. By creating mock awards for 2023 & 2030, partners were about to establish priorities and dream up what actions would help lead us towards this transformational future. A full real-time report will be available shortly. If you are interested in receiving this report and were unable to attend, please e-mail E-mail Kristina Alspaw.
Get Your Barrier Island Re-Entry Pass
The Barrier Island Re-Entry Program was established to keep beach areas safe in the aftermath of a hurricane or tropical storm. We want only those people who own property on the beach to be able to access the area after such an incident. All Clearwater Beach residents and business owners, including Sand Key and Island Estates, need to register with the program to receive their assigned Emergency Access permits.

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.

What to Expect from Florida’s AOB Reform Law Taking Effect July 1

The countdown is on for Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) reform that will take effect July 1, and the insurance industry is getting ready to respond to new requirements as a result of the law as well as evaluating how the changes will impact their books of business.

The industry says of most importance is that the bill is a consumer-friendly law that will bring relief to Florida policyholders.

Chamber summit: Apprenticeships could tackle workforce challenges

The Florida Chamber of Commerce estimates the state will need another 1.5 million jobs by 2030, and apprenticeships could be a major cog in drawing the higher-tech, higher-skill jobs of the future.

Over the last two years, the state has invested more than $3.5 million into expanding apprenticeships programs.  A bill  passed by the Legislature this year will pump in another $10 million.

CareerSource Florida head Michelle Dennard said the word “apprenticeship” is used in many ways, but those state dollars will be used to boost the 200-plus recognized apprenticeship programs in the state while adding others to the quiver via the newly formed “ Apprentice Florida .”

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

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Tuesday July 16 - 7:45 am

2020 Legislative Priorities

Please join the discussion as we begin the process of determining our Legislative Priorities, Goals, and Objectives for the upcoming Legislative Session.

Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday July 16 - 9:00 am

2020 Legislative Priorities

Please join the discussion as we begin the process of determining our Legislative Priorities, Goals, and Objectives for the upcoming Legislative Session.

"The Ring" Workspaces
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Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Jeni Borrow
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