First Annual Florida Cigar Summit

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First Annual Florida Cigar Summit With Florida’s Republican Leadership

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
J.C. Newman Cigar Factory in Tampa’s Ybor City

Cigar Rights of AmericaYou are invited to the first annual Florida Cigar Summit when the cigar industry will meet with Florida’s Republican leadership to discuss the issues facing the Florida cigar industry.

The Summit will be held at America’s oldest family-owned cigar company, J.C. Newman, located in historic Ybor City.  It will include a tour of Tampa’s only active cigar factory and J.C. Newman’s cigar museum.  Lunch will follow and attendees will have the chance to meet one-on-one with leaders of the Florida Legislature.

Invited Leadership:

Attorney General Bill McCollum, Senate President Jeff Atwater, Senate President Designate Mike Haridopolos, Senate Majority Leader Alex Diaz de la Portilla, and other members of the Florida Legislature.

The Florida Cigar Summit is organized by the Cigar Association of America, International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association, and Cigar Rights of America.

The Summit is sponsored by:

Corona Cigar Company, J.C. Newman, Rocky Patel, Perdomo, Thompson, Arturo Fuente, Camacho, CAO, Drew Estate, Oliva Tobacco, Alec Bradley, Casa Fernandez, EP Carillo, Felipe Gregorio, Flor de Gonzalez, Graycliff, La Flor Dominicana, Maderos, Padron, Torano, Xikar, Plasencia Tobacco, Ghurka, Miami Cigar, Oliva Cigar, Puros Indios, Mike’s Cigars, Ashton, and House of Oxford.

For cigar retailers and consumers, a $250 minimum contribution is requested.  For more information, please contact Lynda Rhea at (813) 248-2124 or