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What’s New

One of our latest projects, the Circle House Coffee is a community-based coffee shop and drive-thru located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village.

The slate has been approved and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) 2019 Board members are below. All members will be installed (en masse) at the FRLA Holiday Party at the Circ Hotel on December 11th. Party starts at 6:30pm.

Executive Committee
President –                                      Kara Lundgren, Circ Hotel
VP of Lodging –                              Greg Cook, Ritz Carlton
VP of Restaurants –                      Eric Haseman, Delaware North
Secretary –                                         Jana Lhota, Holland & Knight
Treasurer –                                      Donald Calder, InVision Strategies
Immediate Past President –        Danielle Rosse, Oceans 234

Lodging Members
Anna MacDiarmid         W Hotel
Jon Gustin                     Doubletree Sunrise
Laurens Zieren             Diplomat Resort
Eduardo Fernandez      Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
Heidi Dennis                      Pelican Grand Beach Hotel
Heiko Dobrikow             Riverside Hotel
Mark Tascione                Seminole Hard Rock
Ramola Motwani           Merrimac Investments
Sandy Patel                        Luckey’s Hotel Development & Management
Russel Dion                        Superior Small Lodging
Suria Plante                       Residence Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port

Restaurant Members
Matt Walsh                        The Restaurant People
KC Sentz                           Funky Buddha
Pia Dahlquist                   Mai Kai Restaurant
Rob Gebhard                  Sky Thai Sushi
Peter Lopez                     Shooters Waterfront

Allied Members
Dan Lindblade                Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber
John Zaza                            SBE
Ina Lee                                TravelHost
Kathy Koch                         Ambit Marketing
Michelle MacKeith        Pinnacle POS
Vinny Gaudio                  Ecolab
Casie Idle                            IDDI Design
Anne Solomons             Touch Point Training Consultants
Debbie Danto                 Danto Builders
JB Ward                               Florida Atlantic University
Jillian Berg                          Broward County Public Schools

Honorary Members
Andreas Ioannou          Orchestra Hotel
Bob Swindell               Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Stephen Moss                Holland & Knight
Stacy Ritter                  Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bernie Friedman            Becker
Cate Farmer                Margaritaville Beach Resort

Register for the FLDCP / Danto Builders 5th Annual Big Bad BBQ on Oct. 2nd.

Join us for the Florida Design & Construction Professionals / Danto Builders 5th Annual Big Bad BBQ on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 benefiting Special Olympics. Enjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ, side salads, corn on the cob, freshly baked cornbread, peppers, assorted fruits, Funky Buddha beer, Tito’s Vodka, Village Grille and Village Pump Wine Bar, MC Two Story Lori, National Anthem, soft drinks, delicious desserts, live music, beautiful art, awesome auctions (hotels, restaurants, purses, jewelry, sporting event tickets, spa treatments, gift baskets, etc.), raffles, vendors, networking and Special Olympic Athletes; all for a great cause.

Last year we had over 600 design, construction, real estate, property management, and affiliated professionals attend this networking event, and raised over $35,000 for the over 6,100 athletes and 23-year-around Special Olympics sports. Help us meet our goal of 800 attendees and raising $50,000 this year!

Please preregister at http://www.specialolympicsbroward.org/dantobigbadbbq to help us ensure there is enough food and drinks for all those who attend.) Ticket purchases are tax-deductible and non-refundable.

Where: 5601 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309
Cost: $25 preregistration for FLDCP members, $35 preregistration for non-members, and $45 at the door (tax-deductible donation)
Attire: Casual; shorts and t-shirts are encouraged
Parking: Valet and street parking are available.


Please like our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsBigBadBBQ/

(Link to Sponsorship Deck)

(Link to In-kind Form)