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VHTA News for June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015  
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Important Dates

July 10, 2015July Government Affairs Update — Join this call & catch up on all things gov't affairs.
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July 13, 2015Charlottesville Restaurants Meeting — Join us at
The Local restaurant & catering at 3:00 pm to catch up on the c'ville restaurant industry.  More Info »
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July 28, 2015Tourism Summit Norfolk — 2:30 to 4:30 at Slover Library.  Register Today »

July 29, 2015Tourism Summit Prince William — 2:00 to 4:30 at Harbour View.  Register Today »

2015 Regional Business Series
July 23–Crozet More Info
August 11–Purcellville More Info
August 18–Bedford More Info
Sept. 15–Fredericksburg More Info
Sept. 22–Virginia Beach More Info

August 31–September 1, 2015Hospitality Forum & Member Meeting — Save the date for our next meeting to be held in Williamsburg. More info coming soon.

November 15–17, 20152015 VA-1 Tourism Summit — Save the date for this year's VA-1 Summit in Richmond. More info coming soon.

NRA Immigration Series

The National Restaurant Association is set to host a three-part series on immigration and the restaurant industry. Hear from the Department of Homeland Security and leading immigration lawyers.

E-Verify and Your Restaurant
Wednesday, July 15: 3:00–4:00 pm

H-2B and Other Employment Visas for Hospitality Workers
Wednesday, July 22: 3:00–4:00 pm

Employer Compliance Strategies and Tips
Wednesday, July 29: 3:00–4:00 pm

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Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• July 13—Suffolk  Register »

• Aug. 10—Richmond  Register »

• Aug. 17—Suffolk  Register »

• Sept. 14—Suffolk  Register »

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News from VHTA

2015 Virginia Tourism Summit
— First Dates Announced

VHTA, with VTC and regional tourism partners VisitNorfolk and Discover Prince William & Manassas, will host the first two regional Tourism Summit events in July. Two additional dates are being scheduled for September.
Norfolk—July 28Prince William—July 29

2015 Virginia Tourism Summit

Virginia ABC Panel on Enforcement
Governor McAuliffe's special ABC Review Panel to study enforcement practices met on June 1 and will meet again on July 8 and August 13. VHTA and its Legal Counsel, Tom Lisk of Eckert Seamans, attended the panel on and will again attend on July 8 to provide testimony on the perspective of Virginia restaurants on ABC Enforcement. VHTA member Laura Habr, co-owner of CROC’s 19th Street Bistro in Virginia Beach, is the only restaurateur on the panel. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

Another Strong Month for VA Hotels
The May 2015 numbers are in from STR, and Virginia had another strong month compared to the U.S. See the report ».

May 2015 STR Report

Worth A Read

As Minimum Wages Rise, Smaller Firms Get Squeezed  
Hannah Joseph dreams of bringing gourmet grilled hot dogs to food lovers coast to coast. But she now rules out owning any new restaurants beyond the two she and her husband currently operate in Indianapolis.
The reason: high staffing costs, and growing competition for low-wage workers. (The Wall Street Journal — 6/11/2015)  Read More »

Cardinals and dogwoods out, hearts in as Virginia replaces welcome signs  
Yes, Virginia is for lovers, but is it still for dogwoods and cardinals? The flowering tree was uprooted and the bright red bird was rousted from its perch, as the state replaced the big signs that greet travelers as they cross into the commonwealth. (The Washington Post — 6/20/2015)  Read More »

Welcome To Virginia | VA's New Welcome Sign

The Online Hiring Trend For Restaurants  
Restaurants can use an exciting assortment of mobile platforms to find, hire and train staff members. The days when managers had to wait a day or two for their ads to appear in the local paper are gone, and restaurateurs can post an ad online and hire someone within a few hours in emergency situations. (Gourmet Marketing — 6/12/2015) Read More »


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