Florida Keys Business Briefs
Sunday, September 22, 2013


BurgerFi restaurant opens on Duval

The newest of 29 BurgerFi restaurants, a national, all-natural burger company, opened this week to rave reviews at 221 Duval St.

Based in West Palm Beach, BurgerFi restaurants feature all-natural, USA-sourced Angus beef burgers that are free of antibiotics, hormones and additives providing a healthier and more flavorful beef for consumers, according to a company press release.

The menu also includes hot dogs, veggie burgers, custards, craft beers, wines and natural cane sugar colas, the release states.

The 4,000-square-foot Key West location offers an outdoor patio area, live entertainment, a full liquor bar and breakfast menu.

Each restaurant is built according to environmentally sustainable best practices, includes earth-friendly elements and has strict recycling programs in place.

For more information, visit www.burgerfi.com.


Lodging trade show approaches

This year's Lodging Association Trade Show & Hospitality Expo will take place from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Marriott Beachside Resort. A pre-show luncheon will take place at noon.

The show is the only hospitality show in the Keys and gives exhibitors the opportunity to participate in a working trade show devoted to the Florida Keys lodging and hospitality market.

Exhibitors have the opportunity to promote new ideas, products and services to meet the changing needs of local business owners who are often unable to travel to large trade shows on the mainland.

Booth space is going fast, so register now for the trade show by visiting www.keyslodging.org or calling 305-296-4959.


Seminar on conflict resolution

The registration deadline is Monday for the upcoming seminar on conflict resolution being offered by the Key West Chamber of Commerce from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marriott Beachside Resort.

Local trainer and author Elisa Levy will discuss the five types of conflict and how to address each one; three steps for resolving a conflict; mediation among others; effective listening; anger and emotion management and more.

The attendance fee is $64 per Chamber member and $84 per non-member. The fee includes a continental breakfast. Call 305-294-2587 or email committees@keywestchamber.org to request an enrollment form. Forms and payment must be returned to the Chamber by 11 a.m. Monday to guarantee seating.