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News and Updates for December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015  
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Upcoming Events

Dec. 14Fairfax County Food Tax Grassroots Kick-Off — RSVP now to join VRLTA & the NRA in Tysons. We'll be starting the conversation about an anticipated prepared meals tax being added to the ballot in 2016.


Jan. 27–282016 Annual Day on the Hill & Taste of VRLTA Reception — Registration is now open for our annual day at the General Assembly.

Cybersecurity Toolkit

Cybersecurity will be a big threat to your restaurant’s reputation and bottom line. Are you prepared?

The digital age is transforming the way restaurants do business. Innovations in technology have only just begun to help restaurateurs streamline operations, reduce their costs, and bring more guests into their restaurants.

With opportunity comes risk. Innovation in the restaurant business—whether in payments, marketing, operations or even menu analysis—depends on processing large amounts of data, more than we can imagine. It’s this data that criminal hackers are profiting from.

In times like these, protecting payment card data—while still very important—only goes part of the way.

In 2016, protect yourself, and your restaurant, with the NRA's 5 Essential Cybersecurity Steps and Toolkit.

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• Dec. 21—Ashburn  Register »

• Jan. 11—Suffolk  Register »

Partner Spotlight


Performance Foodservice

Performance Foodservice delivers more than 125,000 food and related products, but that’s not all. We dedicate ourselves to restaurant owners who find their purpose in early mornings, late nights and elbow grease. Our job is all about making our customers thrive.

ServSafe Alcohol

News from VRLTA

Join Us for Day on the Hill & the Taste of VRLTA Reception

2016 is shaping up to be an action-packed year for the Association. And we'll need all the support we can get to help fight for Virginia's hospitality and tourism industries. In concert with AAHOA and sponsored by Kings Dominion, VRLTA hosts its first large event of 2016—our annual Day on the Hill and Taste of VRLTA Reception.

When: January 27–28, 2016

Where: Richmond, Virginia

Meetings/Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown

Reception: Historic Hotel John Marshall

Cost: Meetings & Reception–$119/attendee; Reception Only–$35/attendee (rates exclude overnight room reservations)

Online Alcohol Server Training

Just in time for the holidays, get a 20% discount using coupon code vrlta20.

Knowledgeable, responsible alcohol service is a priority for every operation—especially during the holiday season. That’s why ServSafe® creators teamed up with experts in the beverage, food service, medical, insurance, legal, academic and regulatory industries to develop our comprehensive program. We prepare bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, valets, bouncers and all front-of-house staff to effectively and safely handle difficult situations in your operation.

Update Your Member Profile

As we close out a successful 2015 that included important legislative wins, big announcements and more; we'd like to ask all our members to take just a few minutes to log into the website to update your membership information and profile.

If you don't have or remember your password, you can reset it using your Username or Email.


Worth A Read

New IRS rules simplify remodeling deductions

Confused about how federal tax law treats your spending on restaurant repairs, remodels and refreshes? A new Internal Revenue Service announcement will make it easier for qualified restaurants to figure out whether you can expense and deduct the spending immediately, or capitalize and depreciate it over time. (National Restaurant Association — 12/7/2015)

Patel: Small business owners lose sleep over labor board decision

Virginia’s small business owners are experiencing restless nights as control over their companies is threatened. The fault lies with an activist National Labor Relations Board, which invented new logic-defying criteria in its recent redefinition of the term “joint employer.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch — 11/21/2015)


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