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Upcoming Outreach Events and Presentations

   

Date

Events

May 2014
    5/11-5/16/2014

Governor's Hurricane Conference

The 2014 Governor's Hurricane Conference will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. DBPR staff will have a booth set up to discuss the importance of only hiring construction professionals who hold a state of Florida license after a hurricane. Unlicensed activity during a State of Emergency is a felony of the third-degree.

    5/14-5/15/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Senior Expo"

DBPR staff will have a booth at the Senior Health & Lifestyles Senior Expo to educate senior citizens and the public about the importance of hiring unlicensed professionals. The event will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

    5/23/2014

Seminole Outreach "Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest "

DBPR staff will have a booth at the Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest to educate homeowners about DBPR's responsibilities, when/how to contact DBPR for assistance and how to protect themselves from unlicensed contractors.

April 2014
    4/2/2014

Gainesville Outreach "Bly's School of Barber and Cosmetology"

DBPR staff will present a Power Point presentation to students and instructors. The goals are to inform and educate students of laws and rules as they apply to safety, sanitation and licensing.

    4/4/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Parisian Spa Institute"

DBPR staff will give a presentation to students and instructors on cosmetology continuing education rules and regulations.

   

4/4-

4/6/2014

Sarasota Outreach "Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show"

The Sarasota office will have a booth set up at the Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show to educate the public and senior citizens on hiring licensed contractors. The event will be held April 4-6 at the Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Faigrounds.

    4/15-4/17/2014

Southeast Security Conference/Alarm Association of Florida-Low Voltage booth

The Orlando office will have a booth to assist with continuing education, unlicensed activity, licensure and regulatory matters.

    4/23/2014

Orlando Outreach "Department of Health Pool Information Class "

DBPR staff will give a presentation in Kissimmee on unlicensed activity enforcement efforts and licensure requirements regarding swimming pool service and repair. The presentation is hosted by the Osceola County Health Department.

   

4/25-

4/26/2014

Florida Veterinary Medical Association Conference booth

DBPR staff will be present at the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Conference to host a booth with department displays and educational materials.

February 2014
    2/1/2014

Gainesville Outreach "Cosmetology Power Point Presentation"

Power Point Presentation was presented with great response from students. The goals were to inform and educate students of laws and rules as they apply to safety, sanitation and licensing.

    2/2/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Jacksonville Spring Home & Hot Tub"

Jacksonville has a booth setup with educational brochures and trinkets to hand out to the public and licensees, which included the Unlicensed Activity Hotline and Customer Contact Center phone numbers. Investigators answered questions and encouraged licensed activity. CILB & ECLB vendors visited the booth and commented on how glad they were to see DBPR at the show. While this show did not have as many consumers ad bigger shows, we still received positive feedback from the licensees that were present.

    2/5/2014

Margate Outreach "SFACA"

DBPR was invited by the South Florida Air Conditioning COntractors Association (SFACA) to do a presentation on Unlicensed Activity (ULA). We covered sections of 489 of the Florida Statutes dealing with ULA and the Penalties/Fines for not complying with the rules and statutes as outlined in 489. DBPR encouraged ULA awareness and explained how to contact DBPR if assistance is needed.

       
January 2014
    1/7/2014

Orlando Outreach " Voulsia Builders Industry Association"

DBPR staff will meet with representatives from the Volusia Builders Industry Association, along with Building Officials from throughout Volusia County, Code Enforcement Officers from throughout Volusia County and representatives from the State Attorney's Office.  Topic of discussion will be the formulation of a County wide task force to address Unlicensed Activity.  A representative from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will be in attendance to discuss the program that’s in place there.  

    1/19/2014

Orlando Outreach "North American Veterinary Conference"

DBPR Staff will attend a booth at the annual NAVC trade show at Gaylord Palms.

    1/22/2014

Tampa Outreach "Seniors vs Crimes"

DBPR staff will meet with staff at this Senior vs. Crimes location and discuss mutual efforts to combat ULA and avoid consumer harm to seniors.

    1/23/2014

Tampa Outreach (Pinellas Co)"Seniors vs Crimes"

DBPR staff will meet with staff at this Senior vs. Crimes location and discuss mutual efforts to combat ULA and avoid consumer harm to seniors.

    1/28/2014

Tampa Outreach (Polk Co) "Seniors vs Crimes"

DBPR staff will meet with staff at this Senior vs. Crimes location and discuss mutual efforts to combat ULA and avoid consumer harm to seniors.

    1/30/2014

Margate Outreach "Human Trafficking"

DBPR staff will attend the Human Trafficking Seminar at Broward College campus in Fort Lauderdale.

    1/31/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Jacksonville Spring Home Show"

Jax Office will have a booth set up at the Jacksonville Spring Home Show to educate the Public and Senior Citizens on hiring licensed contractors.

November 2013
    11/1/2013

Bradenton Home & Garden Show

DBPR staff will represent DBPR with a booth and information available to consumers.

    11/1/2013

Outreach Meeting with the 5th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney

DBPR staff and Investigators will meet with the assistant state attorney to discuss the dangers and signs of unlicensed activity.

    11/9/2013

Lake & Sumter County Home Builders Association Outreach

Department representatives will host an informational booth at a local home builders association meeting.

    11/13/2013

Orlando Senior Expo Booth

DBPR staff will attend the annual senior expo in Orlando to educate seniors about unlicensed activity and the importance of hiring only licensed professionals.

    11/14/2013

Plumbing and Mechanical Trade Show

DBPR staff will attend the trade show located in Miami to speak with the public and vendors on the importance of state licensing and training through the department.

    11/14/2013

Building Officials Association of Florida

DBPR staff will attend a meeting hosted by the Building Officials Association of Florida in the Ocala-based, north Florida region. They will discuss ideas for collaboration and detecting unlicensed activity in the area.

    11/16-11/17/2013

Florida Association of Equine Practitioners booth

DBPR staff will be present at the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners meeting to host a booth with department displays and educational materials.

October 2013
    10/3/2013

Tampa Outreach "Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association"

DBPR staff spoke with licensees Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association Chapter Meeting.  Topic of discussion was unlicensed activity enforcement.  Department literature was distributed to those in attendance.  Information on reporting suspected unlicensed activity to the hotline was also given out.      

    10/4/2013 Orlando Outreach "Orlando Fall Home Show"
    10/7/2013

Jacksonville Outreach " Sandalwood High School"

DBPR staff will provide a presentation of Child Labor Laws

    10/7/2013

Margate Outreach "The best of Times/Retirement- Times Union

DBPR staff will provide information on the department

    10/8/2013

Tampa Outreach "Mulberry High School

DBPR staff will be giving a presentation to Mulberry High School in Mulberry, Florida. The presentation will consist of information on Child Labor Laws. Staff will provide Child Labor posters and literature.

    10/8/2013

Tampa Outreach " Florida Swimming Pool Contractors Association

Manasota Chapter on Unlicensed Activity Enforcement. Department literature will be distributed along with information on how to report unlicensed activity.

    10/11/2013

Orlando/Daytona "Fall Home Show"

Department literature will be distributed along with information on how to report unlicensed activity.

    10/17/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "Southern Women's Show"

Jax Investigators and Child Labor Investigators will perform an Outreach at the Jax Southern Women's Show educating the Public on hiring licensed contractors and will be providing trinkets and brochures.

    10/19/2013

Fort Myers Outreach "Sarasota Bradenton Fall Home Show"

Investigators will conduct an educational outreach at the home show, talking with event attendees about the signs and dangers of unlicensed contracting in their communities. Marketing materials will be available for more information and ways to contact the department.

    10/25/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "Fall Home & Hot Tub Show"

Investigators will be present at the show with a booth set up full of materials to educate the public on the importance of the Department and hiring licensed contractors for residential work that attendees may have a vested interest in.

September 2013
    9/4/2013

Tallahassee Outreach "Leon High School"

DBPR Child Labor Investigator conducted an Outreach presentation in Leon County at Leon High School-Technology Center. The outreach comprised of the director of the OJT/ Business Entrepreneurs program and 23 participating students. The students are all involved in their high schools on-the-job training course; which involves a combination of the business course curriculum and mandatory employment

    9/7/2013

Tampa Outreach " FAPHCC Conference and Trade Show

DBPR investigators set up a booth at the trade show where they handed out literature and information regarding the department. Investigators shared Department information with attendees and discussed ULA and concentrated efforts by DBPR to tackle it.

    9/9/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "Department of Labor"

DBPR Investigator performed a CILB & ECLB Outreach to the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Area Director, Brian Sturtecky and Investigative Staff on the awareness of ULA.  CILB & ECLB brochures and business cards were provided.

    9/10/2013

Orlando Outreach "Florida Swimming Pool Association Central Florida Chapter Meeting"

DBPR staff spoke with Florida Swimming Pool and Spa Association – Central Florida Chapter. Topic of discussion was unlicensed activity enforcement.  Department literature was distributed to those in attendance.  Information on reporting suspected unlicensed activity to the hotline was also given out.       

    9/13/2013

Gainesville Outreach"Bly's School of Cosmetology & Barbers" .

DBPR staff presented a Power Point Presentation. The Goals were to inform and educate students of laws and rules as they apply to safety, sanitation and licensing

    9/17/2013

Tallahassee Outreach " Godby High School"

DBPR staff conducted a presentation. The purpose of this meeting was to educate the minors participating in this training course, in all of the Child Labor Laws. With a solid understanding of CL law, the minors would then be better equipped for the working world, and safer with a new awareness.

    9/18/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "First Coast High School"

DBPR staff conducted a Power Point presentation to all of  the students educating them about the Child Labor laws, rules and regulations to include the importance of working under safe guidelines and safe working conditions. The minors were also advised of the responsibilities the managers and owners have in following the Child Labor rules and regulations.

    9/19-22/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "Jacksonville Fall Home & Patio Show"

Jacksonville Region 3 staff had a booth at the Jacksonville Fall Home & Patio Show located at the Prime Osborn Convention Center to educate the Public on hiring licensed contractors and how to contact DBPR's website and ULA hotline. DBPR brochures, business cards and educational materials were also provided.  The staff educated the public on what DBPR does, hiring licensed professionals , unlicensed activity, hurricane preparedness and how to contact DBPR to file a complaint or report unlicensed activity.

    9/26/2013

Fort Myers " Lemon Bay High School

DBPR Child Labor Staff conducted an outreach presentation in Charlotte County.  The CL presenter covered all facets of the Child Labor Laws:  Hour limitations, waivers, hazardous occupations, etc…Child Labor literatures were distributed; along with the contact information for the CL webpage.

August 2013
    8/5/2013

Margate Outreach "American Institute of Wellness & Beauty"

DBPR staff conducted a cosmetology presentation to the Spanish Speaking students at the school. Instructor Anabel De LaVega was present during the presentation. The students and staff expressed gratitude to the department for providing presentation in Spanish

 

    8/6/2013

Miami Outreach " Farmer Association of Florida

DBPR staff visited We Count, a non- profit organization.  This investigator introduced herself as Farm Labor Compliance for DBPR in Homestead.   Farm Labor duties were discussed, and provided information on what the state can do to protect the farm workers.

    8/9/2013

Jacksonville Outreach " Jacksonville Senior Expo"

DBPR Jacksonville Region 3 were invited by the Council of Aging of Nassau to attend the Senior Expo as an exhibitor. DBPR staff had a booth set up with DBPR brochures and trinkets.  The staff educated the public/senior citizens on unlicensed activity, hurricane preparedness and how to contact DBPR to file a complaint or report unlicensed activity

 

    8/9/2013

Tampa Outreach "Adult Services Resource Fair"

DBPR was an exhibitor at the Adult Services Resource Fair which was held by DCF Adult Protective Services.  Professionals who serve elderly and disabled adults walked through the expo and asked questions of the exhibitors.  DBPR promoted ULA awareness and explained what DBPR responsibilities are and how to contact us if assistance is needed.

 

    8/12/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "Crimestoppers Presentation"

Staff from DBPR to include REG, ABT, H&R, RE and DDC.  All divisions had staff in the training.  Kevin Gilpin, from the National Crime Stoppers Organization gave a training on Identity Theft to the staff members.  Discussed way to prevent ID theft as well as discussing ways the public can change how they conduct business to keep their identity safe

    8/14-15/2013

Fort Myers Outreach "2013 Citrus Expo"

This annual event is an opportunity for the Farm Labor investigators to network with Citrus industry employers and growers and discuss Farm Labor, registration, harvesting, recruiting and transportation issues.

 

    8/28/2013

Jacksonville Outreach "Clay County Senior Expo"

Jacksonville staff had a booth at the Clay County Senior Expo held at the Thrasher Horne Conference Center to educate Senior Citizens and the Public on hiring licensed contractors and how to contact DBPR's website and ULA hotline. DBPR brochures, business cards and trinkets were also provided.  The staff educated the public on unlicensed activity, hurricane preparedness and how to contact DBPR to file a complaint or report unlicensed activity.

 

July 2013
    7/10/2013

Margate Outreach "City of Wilton Manors"

DBPR Investigators visited the City of Wilton Manors and discussed unlicensed activity with Director for Community Development Services and other members .DBPR staff explained our role and how we can assist the cities in identifying and enforcement of unlicensed individuals. Also discussed our involvement in "after storm" activities.

    7/11-13/2013

Orlando Outreach "Southeast Builders Conference"

DBPR staff were in attendance. Investigators answered general questions, mostly about unlicensed activity and continuing education.  DBPR brochures were also provided.

    7/18/2013

Jacksonville Outreach " Home Depot"

DBPR staff visited the Home Depot and set up a table reaching out to the public educating them on hiring licensed contractors. CILB and ECLB brochures and trinkets were provided to include hurricane prepardness magnets.  

    7/19/2013

Orlando Outreach "Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association Trade Show"

Investigators staffed a trade show booth, provided information, and answered questions during the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Show.

    7/20/2013

Miami Outreach "Hurricane Safety Fair 2013"

The event was opened to the public for the 2013 Hurricane Safety Fair.  City of the Doral Representative, local organizations and businesses that provided assistance before, during and after a storm.  Some of the businesses were Simply Health, Navarro Pharmacy, Ace Hardware, State Farm, Salvation Army, Secure Windows, Doral Building Department, Doral Public Works, Doral Police Department and the department.

    7/27/2013

Gainesville Outreach "Home Depot"

DBPR staff met with the general public to discuss licensed contractors after traumatic events. Literature was dustributed for contracting in the state of Florida. DBPR staff also met with Contractors, Building Officials and Emergency Management Personnel who were in attendence

 

    7/30/2013

Tampa Outreach "Lakeland Skate World"

An educational and training presentation was performed for Lakeland Skate World.  The company employees approximately 6 minors. At the conclusion of the training, managers were able to ask questions pertaining to how the Florida Child Labor laws relate to their particular type of business.

    7/31/2013

Tallahassee Outreach "Big Bend Air Conditioning Contractor Association"

DBPR staff presented inofrmation to BBACA members. The roles of DBPR and Unlicensed Activity were discussed. DBPR staff answered questions regarding the reporting of and handling of handling of Unlicensed contracting investigations and cases.

 

 

June 2013
    6/1/2013

Orlando Outreach "Hurricane Expo 2013 "

In conjunction with Orange County Consumer Fraud, DBPR staffed a booth at the 2013 Orange County Hurricane Expo.  Information about unlicensed activity was provided and unlicensed activity questions were answered.

    6/4/2013

Tampa Outreach " JP Morgan Chase Hurricane Expo "

DBPR staff attended the 2013 JP Morgan Chase Hurricane Preparedness Expo for their employees.  Department literature was distributed and information was provided on the need to hire a licensed professional, how to verify a license and how to file a complaint if needed.     

    6/6/2013

Tallahassee Outreach"Senior Expo"

There was 2-3 Minute presentation about the department.  After lunch tradeshow style where guests asked more questions at the booth.  Most of the questions were about actions taken by the Department against offenders and how to check and see if someone is licensed. The Department presented several broshures to guest for mostly Construction related services.  Guest really liked the cups and tapemeasures

    6/7/2013

Margate Outreach " Cedar Hills Shopping Center

Outreach event with seniors from the City of Coconut Creek. Spoke with residents regarding "after storm"activities. Discussed unlicensed activity with attendees of the event.

    6/19/2013

Miami"Migrant Services Council"

In the council meeting there were various organizations present, such as Health Sanitation, DBPR, Workforce, University of Florida , National council of la Raza and Migrant Farm worker Justice Project. This meeting was to introduce DBPR and staff memebers as Farm Labor compliance and Health Sanitation Specialist. The Department's mission and the duties of Farm Labor Investigator were the topics of discussion. The audience was educated as to the statutory requirements for someone to become a crew leader according to 450.3 law.  There was a Question and Answer session. 

    6/29/2013

Jacksonville Outreach"Home Depot"

DBPR Investigators visited the Home Depot and set up a table reaching out to the public educating them on hiring licensed contractors. CILB and ECLB brochures and trinkets were provided to include hurricane prepardness magnets.

     
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