Petrogram - Spring 2016 - (Page 8)
2016 LEGISLATIVE DAYS
ast month FPMA and the Florida Retail Federation hosted their annual 2016
Legislative Days in Tallahassee and in the shadow of the state Capitol building. This annual event brings retail, c-store and petroleum industry leaders
together to discuss important issues affecting local businesses, meet and
hear from the biggest political leaders in the Sunshine State and network
with fellow members.
Day One was highlighted by an exclusive
reception at the Governor's Mansion featuring Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott.
Members got the opportunity to experience
the mansion, speak to the Gov. Scott oneon-one, and enjoy a fun night celebrating
our industry with Florida's first family. Gov.
Scott also took time to address our group
and request FPMA members' continued support of his tax cut package which includes a
reduction in the business rent tax, multiple
sales tax holidays, and tax cuts for retailers
and manufacturers among other items.
Day Two started off with an exclusive
breakfast with Rep. Steve Crisafulli, Florida's
Speaker of the House, who discussed his
stance on important issues facing our state.
That was followed by members visiting
the Capitol and hearing from a number
of influential legislators including Sen.
Anitere Flores and Representatives Matt
Gaetz, Jimmie Boyd, Jay Trumbull and Ritch
Workman among others, as well as a discussion with a member of Gov. Scott's senior
leadership team regarding the governor's
Governor's Mansion Reception featuring Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott
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Day Two also featured the popular annual skeet shoot event led by
FPMAs Young Executives Organization
where participants competed to see
who had the best aim knocking off
some skeet. The day was capped off
with a special reception and roast with
more than 150 people celebrating
the 14-year tenure of former FRF and
FPMA leader Rick McAllister. The FGS
Group's Don Bodie provided the closing comments for the event and highlighted Rick's influence on our industry
and how FPMA is proud of Rick's long
list of accomplishments and the positive
impact he's made for our members and
The weeks' worth of events concluded
with an FPMA board meeting led by new
FPMA Chair Charlie Roberts. ●
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Petrogram - Spring 2016
Legislative Days 2016: Recap and Photos
Making the Switch: The Countdown to EMV at the Pump in 2017
Legislation Seeks to Combat Skimming & Fraud
Using an Acquisition Rating Matrix to Save Time and Arguments
Top Tips to Lead and Empower Employees
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Petrogram - Spring 2016
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