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Memorial Day Weekend brought to you by these lobbyists and associations

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Summertime is here — well, almost. While Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, the holiday also marks the unofficial start to summer. And for many people, that means it’s time to start thinking about summer vacation. More than 39.9 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day, making one of the highest volume of travel since 2005, according to AAA – The Auto…

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Personnel note: SunTrust’s David Mann is Florida TaxWatch’s new chairman

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David Mann, an executive with SunTrust Bank, has assumed the chairmanship of FloridaTaxwatch, the government watchdog organization. The transition came during TaxWatch’s board meeting on Nov. 17 and was announced Wednesday. Former state Sen. Pat Neal of Neal Communities, a homebuilding company, became chairman-elect. Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, chairman of Gunster, is treasurer, and Piyush Patel, of Kyra Solutions Inc., an information technology company, is secretary. Mann succeeds Michelle Robinson, vice president for government affairs for Verizon. “I’m honored…

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RSA Consulting to host Lightning watch party in Tallahassee

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At times, being a legislator has its disadvantages, especially when duty calls as your home team makes it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For those Tampa Bay-area lawmakers stuck at the state Capitol this week for special session, the team at RSA Consulting — Ron Pierce, Natalie King and Edward Briggs — is hosting a Tampa Bay Lightning watch party for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. The party, at the Miller Ale House, 722 Appalachee…

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