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VHTA News for April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015  
Posted by: Seth Petersen
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In this issue

• News & Updates
• Articles Worth A Read
• Important Dates & Events
• Upcoming ServSafe Classes
• NRA/AHLA Update
• Partner Spotlight

Important Dates

April 2, 2015 — April Government Affairs Call & Updates
Join us for our April monthly call to learn more about what's happening in government affairs.
More Info »  Add To Calendar »

April 17, 2015Supplier Conf. Call
Covering news & updates, giving suppliers the opportunity to meet with members during the Annual Meeting. More Info »  Add To Calendar »

April 22–24, 2015Annual Membership Meeting
Join VHTA and other members at Massanutten Resort for the Annual Membership Meeting.
Register Now »

AHLA — NRA Update

NRA Public Affairs Conference & AHLA Legislative Action Summit
This year, for the first time, the NRA and the AHLA are joining forces for their annual advocacy conferences on April 14–15, 2015.  More Info »

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• April 6—Richmond Register »
• April 13—Suffolk Register »
• May 11—Suffolk Register »
• May 13—Richmond Register »

Partner Spotlight

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Heartland Payment Systems is an endorsed partner of VHTA and the NRA. Heartland offers a complete suite of services, including card processing, payroll services, tip & check management, and gift marketing. With Heartland, restaurants and hotels can reduce expenses, enhance & improve operations, and increase profitability.

Learn More
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News from VHTA

Annual Membership Meeting, April 22–24
The meeting is shaping up. Two great speakers – Rita McCLenny, VTC and Christian Campagnuolo, Snagajob, a reception & beer dinner, a relaxed golf outing, and more. Plus, it's family-friendly with a great room rate and complimentary water park passes.
Register Now »

2015 Virginia ProStart Winners
Salem High School wins Culinary Competition, Phoebus High School wins Management Competition. Both schools will represent Virginia at the national competition.
Read the full press release »

Salem High School Culinary Team

Charlottesville Food Tax Fight
VHTA and its members continue to fight a potential meals tax increase in Charlottesville. City Council could adopt the tax on April 14.
Learn More & Help Fight the Tax »

Stop The Food Tax | Charlottesville

2015 U.S. Travel Association Destination Capitol Hill Legislative Fly-In
On March 26th we had the opportunity to walk the halls and meet with members of our Virginia Congressional Delegation. Including a great meeting with Congressman Bobby Scott.
See the team with Rep. Bobby Scott »

Worth Reading

The Pieces of the Food Safety Puzzle
[This article] will identify the key elements (puzzle pieces) needed to achieve an effective food safety program. [It] will offer details, questions and considerations for your team to discuss across your organization. (Food Safety Magazine | February/March 2015) Read the Full Article »

food service puzzle

Hotels, OTAs battle for guest experience
The war between hotels and OTAs to control the guest experience has moved on property. The winner stands to benefit from the evolving customer booking experience. (Hotel News Now | 3/11/2015) Read the Full Article »

Location-aware technologies: Coming to a restaurant near you
NFC, QR codes, Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi, geo-fencing and in-app check-ins are here to stay. And they have the potential to transform both the brand and its operations. (SmartBlog on Food & Beverage | 3/25/2015) Read the Full Article »


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