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VHTA News for June 10, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 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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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.

More Events Coming Soon — Membership Mixers, the 2015 Regional Tourism Summit Series, and more to be announced soon.

EMV & Restaurants

What You Need to Know — EMV is a global standard set of specifications for integrated circuit cards (“chip cards”) and their point of sale terminals. With only a few months to go until the liability shift for EMV, restaurateurs have several decisions to make. For those who want to make the investment and meet the October 1, 2015 deadline, considerations include: updating hardware, training staff, customer acceptance, and what EMV can and can’t do to improve data security.

Watch the National Restaurant Association's recorded webinar here.

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• June 15—Suffolk Register »

• June 22—Suffolk (Spanish Course)
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• June 24—Richmond Register »

• July 13—Suffolk Register »

Partner Spotlight

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Office Depot is now offering VHTA members up to 80% off office supplies, both in-store & online. You'll receive next day delivery on orders over $50. Plus, you can get an additional 15% off your first online order using coupons. Members can visit for more information and to register.

When registering, VHTA members must use Company Code "0337" to receive all the benefits.

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News from VHTA

Spanish ServSafe Class—June 22
VHTA has scheduled a Spanish ServSafe Course and Exam to be held in Suffolk. The course and exam will be presented entirely in Spanish. Learn more & register.


AH&LA Urges Level Playing Field at FTC ‘Sharing Economy’ Workshop
AH&LA Senior Vice President and head of Governmental Affairs, Vanessa Sinders, joined a panel discussion on June 9th with representatives from Airbnb, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, Uber and National League of Cities. Read the full release.

National Restaurant Association Submits Statement for House Overtime Hearing
National Restaurant Association Senior Vice President of Labor and Workforce Policy, Angelo Amador, submitted a written statement for the record to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections during a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the Rules and Regulations Implementing Federal Wage and Hour Standards.” Read the full release.

Worth A Read

Richmonders petition to make AirBnB legal in the River City  If you're planning to rent out your home when the big cycling race hits Richmond this September, you're violating a city ordinance. Right now, it's actually illegal here to rent out a space for less than 30 days. Now hundreds are signing a petition to legalize AirBnB right here in the River City. (NBC 12 — 6/5/2015)  Read the full article »

Hampton students win NASA culinary challenge  The rice and beans with coconut milk pulled it off. That's the winning dish cooked up by culinary arts students at Phoebus High School in Hampton that beat out six other team finalists across the country to earn a spot on the astronaut menu aboard the International Space Station. (The Daily Press — 6/5/2015)
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Hampton High School at NASA HUNCH

Restaurant Industry Update - May 2015  
The National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle provides an update on the latest Restaurant Performance Index and other economic indicators. (National Restaurant Association — 5/29/2015) Watch the video»

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