Meet VISIT FLORIDA’s New President & CEO Ken Lawson

For this legislative issue of Florida Restaurant and Lodging Magazine, VISIT FLORIDA would like to introduce you to our new President & CEO Ken Lawson.   Ken, who was the unanimous selection of the VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors, assumed his new role on January 11.  A native Floridian and former U.S. Marine Corps Judge Read More

VISIT FLORIDA Puts the Power of Discovery in the User’s Hands

VISIT FLORIDA first launched the Florida Beach Finder online search tool in 2014 as a way to showcase the state’s beaches to visitors from around the globe. Here’s how it works: Visitors can “tune” their preferences in four ranges of beach personalities. Looking for action-packed, secluded or maybe somewhere in between? The Florida Beach Finder Read More

Small Business Saturday — Another Record Breaking Year!

THANK YOU for all your amazing help and support for Small Business Saturday 2016.  The numbers, especially the record number of shoppers, say it all.  By hundreds of us coming together to support small businesses, we achieved amazing results. Congratulations to everyone on an incredible job!   The attached press release provides a more complete summary Read More

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) lends its support to Small Business Saturday® and drives commerce to small businesses

  FRLA proudly supports this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 26th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country.   Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for Read More


The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is proud to support Small Business Saturday®, the day founded in 2010 to celebrate small local businesses.  This year, even more resources are available to help make November 26 a day to remember for your business.   Get involved in the day and help get more customers in your Read More