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Upcoming Outreach Events and Presentations

   

Date

Events

September
    9/9/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Parisian Spa Institute in Duval County Presentation"

Staff will perform a power point presentation at the Parisian Spa Institute in Duval County. The staff will discuss the rules and requirements regarding licensing as well as sanitation rules and requirements. Instructors and students will be in attendance.

    9/9/2014

Gainesville Outreach "Columbia County Senior Services"

Staff will attend the Columbia County Senior Services event in Lake City. The staff will educate senior citizens on the importance of hiring licensed contractors. DBPR information brochures and flyers will be provided as well.

    9/17/2014

Orlando Outreach "Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association"

DBPR staff will give a ULA presentation at the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association's membership meeting in Maitland.

    9/17/2014

Fort Myers Outreach "Electrical Council of Florida"

Staff will give a presentation on unlicensed contracting and how to protect consumers from unlicensed activity at the Electrical Council of Florida - Edison Chapter's meeting in Lee County.

    9/18/2014

Orlando Outreach "Air Conditioning Contractors of America - Central Florida Chapter"

Staff will give a presentation on the department's unlicensed activity enforcement efforts and how ACCA members can file complaints with the department.

    9/19/2014

West Palm Beach Outreach "Gulf Atlantic Veterinary Conference"

Staff will have a booth at the Gulf Atlantic Veterinary Conference in Boca Raton to promote the goals and mission of the department regarding unlicensed activity and regulatory matters.

August
    8/13/2014

Gainesville Outreach "Columbia County Senior Services"

Staff will attend a community outreach in Fort White to provide information to the Columbia County senior citizens organization regarding unlicensed activity.

    8/15/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Council on Aging of Nassau County Senior Expo"

Staff will have a booth at the 2nd Annual Senior Expo & Health Fair in Fernandina Beach to provide information regarding the dangers of hiring unlicensed individuals and how to report unlicensed activity to DBPR.

    8/20/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Clay County Senior Expo"

Staff will set up a booth in order to provide information to local citizens about the Department and unlicensed activity. The event will be held at the Thrasher Horne Conference Center on the campus of Saint Johns River State College.

    8/22/2014

Tampa Outreach "Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest - Manatee County"

Staff will set up a booth at the event to provide brochures about DBPR's responsibilities, how homeowners can protect themselves from unlicensed contractors and answer questions. The event will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Dunedin.

    8/22 - 8/24/2014

Pensacola Outreach "Pensacola Bay Center Home Product Expo"

Staff will set up a booth at the Pensacola Bay Center Home Product Expo to assist the public and distribute brochures and flyers addressing unlicensed activity. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of West Florida.

July
    7/9/2014

Tampa Outreach: Polk County Hurricane Preparedness Event

Investigators will have a booth to educate homeowners about how they can protect themselves from unlicensed contractors, especially after a natural disaster. The event will be held at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.

    7/11 - 7/12/2014

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

Investigators will have a trade show booth, provided information, and answer questions during the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Show at the Orange County Convention Center.

    7/24-7/25/2014

Orlando Outreach "Southeast Builders Conference"

DBPR staff will be in attendance to answer general questions about unlicensed activity and continuing education.

June
    6/18/2014

Electrical Council of FLorida State Mid-Year Conference

DBPR staff will give a presentation on the Department's unlicensed activity enforcement efforts.

    6/14/2014

Tampa Outreach: Pinellas County Hurricane Expo

Investigators will have a booth to educate homeowners about how they can protect themselves from unlicensed contractors, especially after a natural disaster. The event will be held at the Science Center of Pinellas County in St. Petersburg.

    6/13/2014

Tampa Outreach: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

DBPR staff will have a booth to educate attendees on how to prevent becoming the victim of unlicensed activity and how to report it. Often unlicensed individuals target the elderly. The event will be held at the University Area Community Development Center located at 14013 N. 22nd Avenue. in Tampa.

    6/11/2014

Tampa Outreach: Polk County Hurricane Fair

Investigators will have a booth to educate homeowners about how they can protect themselves from unlicensed contractors, especially after a natural disaster. The event will be held at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.

    6/10/2014

Florida Auctioneers Association Conference

DBPR staff will give a presentation on the Department's unlicensed activity enforcement efforts.

    6/9/2014

Building Officials Association of Florida Conference & Trade Expo

The Tampa office will have a booth to assist building officials with continuing education, unlicensed activity, licensure and regulatory matters. The event will be held in Clearwater.

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.

    5/13/2014

Margate Outreach "Pompano Beach Community Forum"

Staff will attend a community outreach forum in Pompano Beach. Business owners, business developers, contractors and residents will be in attendance. The purpose of this outreach is to provide information to the general public about our agency.

    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 individuals. The event will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

    5/16-5/18/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Ideas & Inspiration Home Show"

DBPR staff will have a booth at the Ideas & Inspiration Home Show to educate the public about the dangers of hiring unlicensed contractors to do home remodeling and repairs. The event will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

    5/16/2014

Jacksonville Outreach "Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Safety Fair"

DBPR staff will have a booth to discuss public safety. The event will be held at the Riverside shopping mall.

    5/22/2014

Tampa Outreach "Sun City Expo"

DBPR staff will have a booth at the Sun City Expo hosted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and will be on hand to answer any questions attendees have about how to protect themselves from unlicensed activity scams.

    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.

    5/31/2014

Hurricane Safety Fair "Keep Doral Beautiful"

DBPR staff will have a booth at the Hurricane Safety Fair 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. The event will be held at JC Bermudez Park.

    5/31/2014

Ocala Outreach"Home Depot Hurricane Preparedness Fair"

DBPR Investigators will visit Home Depot and set up a table reaching out to the public educating them on hiring licensed contractors. CILB and ECLB brochures and trinkets and hurricane prepardness magnets will be passed out.

    5/31/2014

Orlando Outreach "Orange County Hurricane Expo"

DBPR staff will have a booth at the Hurricane Safety Fair 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. The event will be held at Barnett Park Gymnasium from 10 am - 2 pm.

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.

 

     
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