Due to various circumstances, including too few attendees for quorum at the Board Meeting, the FAWD Day on the Hill planned for next Tuesday, the 17th, is being deferred for this year. Beth and I will continue to work on the issues relating to tobacco – including prohibition of smoking in vehicles with minors present, limitation on punitive damages and NPM legislation – and will alert the members if action is needed on any of these measures.
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For more than 37 years, the Association has represented the interests of distributors and the tobacco and candy industries before the Florida Legislature and State Agencies. The members of FAWD have an active voice in Florida’s political process, as well as an opportunity to get involved in issues at the Federal level through our affiliated organizations.
In 2012, FAWD passed legislation addressing the problem of retailers refusing to pay distributors for their purchases. Active participation directly leads to positive change for FAWD’s members.
The FAWD hosts an annual Day on the Hill in Tallahassee, which provides members the opportunity to meet with their legislators in the Florida House and Senate to advocate for issues that benefit the industry.
In addition, the FAWD holds its annual Convention and Business Meeting during the summer to recap legislative actions, conduct the business of the Association, and provide networking opportunities for the members.
Membership in the FAWD provides Florida’s distributors and manufacturers the opportunity to expand their business network to a broader audience. The annual Convention provides members a chance to make new contacts in a relaxed setting and to discover new products and opportunities at the event’s Table Top show.