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Destinations Florida Wins Top Flagler Award; Brings Home Two Flagler Awards for Work Supporting Florida’s Tourism Industry

Tallahassee, Fla. – Destinations Florida, the statewide association that serves local tourism promotion organizations, was a big winner at last night’s Flagler Awards. The association took home the Best of Show award in the category for organizations with an annual marketing budget of less than $500,000. Destinations Florida was also recognized with a Henry Award […]

Florida utility crews to help in storm aftermath

JEA among utilities that will have crews in Louisiana TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall Friday in Louisiana, utility crews from Florida will help restore electricity after the storm. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and 10 Florida municipal utilities will have crews in Louisiana, utility officials said Thursday. The municipal […]

Julio Fuentes: Access to fitness centers is critical during COVID-19 fight

As the president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, it has been particularly tough for my community and our members to endure the health and economic fallout of COVID-19. We have watched as many of our businesses have struggled to stay afloat or have shut their doors altogether while many workers across the […]

FMEA celebrates National Public Power Week with energy saving tips

It’s National Public Power Week and the Florida Municipal Electric Association is using the annual event to broadcast ways Floridians can shave a few bucks off their power bill. FMEA geared its tips toward the work-from-home crowd, who have undoubtedly seen a spike in their monthly bill as they spend more hours at home. “The pandemic has […]

FMEA: Public Power Utilities Across Florida Helping Alabama Recover From Hurricane Sally

Prior to Hurricane Sally making landfall this week, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) coordinated with public power utilities from across Florida to send mutual aid to assist with power restoration in Alabama. Crews from the city of Tallahassee Electric Utility, JEA in Jacksonville and the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach will operate in Foley, Alabama, to assist […]

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Travel Within the State to Help Tourism Recover

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Florida economic development and tourism leaders from across Florida are applauding Governor Ron DeSantis’ support of VISIT FLORIDA’s new in-state marketing campaign to help Florida’s tourism industry and economy recover from COVID-19. “VISIT FLORIDA continues to show its value in times of crisis. The marketing campaigns they offer their partners, both large and small, […]

Florida faces potential “double whammy” this hurricane season | Opinion

As Florida continues to re-open in a safe, smart and step-by-step approach, another potential challenge faces our state – hurricane season. Unfortunately, forecasters are predicting an active season, and in fact, this year marks the sixth consecutive year where a named storm has already appeared in the Atlantic before the season officially kicks off. The […]

Coronavirus has been a gut punch to Florida tourism, but report indicates there are some signs of recovery

The coronavirus outbreak was destined to hurt Florida tourism, but the depths of the impact detailed in a new 23-page study shows at least some signs of improvement. Destinations Florida, an association representing local tourism bureaus throughout the state, commissioned the study. It found a tourism industry far from full recovery. “There is a little light at the end […]