Yesterday we celebrated Wingstop's Ribbon Cutting! They just opened in Clearwater on Gulf to Bay Blvd. Stop by for some tasty wings and warm rolls, YUM! Thank you to all of our members who made it!
Our 25th Annual Legislative Breakfast was a success! Thank to everyone who was able to attend!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Introducing the Florida Craft Beverage Finder on
VISIT FLORIDA, in partnership with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, has launched a  Florida Craft Beverage Finder  on The interactive vacation planning tool, built on the same platform used to construct VISIT FLORIDA’s successful Beach and Attractions Finders, aggregates images of different craft breweries, wineries, or distilleries based on changes made to the dial settings. Four separate settings can be adjusted depending on the user’s vacation preferences. The interface then matches the user with venues throughout the state. To have your brewery, winery, or distillery considered for inclusion on the Craft Beverage Finder, contact the VISIT FLORIDA content team at . If you have interest in other learning about other opportunities for involvement with VISIT FLORIDA, please contact your Regional Partnership Manager based in Clearwater, Jen Carlisle at

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.

September 9-13, 2019: Joint Legislative Budget Commission meets

September 16 - 20, 2019: First Interim Committee Week

Committee Weeks:

October 14 - 18
October 21 - 25
November 4 - 8
November 12 - 15
December 9 - 13

Legislative Session Begins: January 14, 2020
Big changes possible in petition gathering for ballot initiatives; other proposed ballot measures to watch

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers this month approved a controversial bill that is expected to make it harder to put citizens’ initiatives on the ballot. The bill (HB 5) would place additional restrictions on gathering the hundreds of thousands of petition signatures needed to reach the ballot. Governor DeSantis is expected to sign the bill.

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
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Ribbon Cuts at 5:30pm!
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Ribbon Cuts at 6pm!
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Free to Attend
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Friday, June 7th, 2019
$60 for you & a First Responder
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Free to Attend
Friday, June 14th, 2019
$25 Member/$30 Non-Member
$10 CYP Member
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
$50 Member/$55 Non-Member
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
40% off 3D Tours for your business!
Click the logo or call 760-450-8881
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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