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VHTA News for April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015  
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In this issue

• News & Updates
• Articles Worth A Read
• Important Dates & Events
• Upcoming ServSafe Classes
• NRA Show 2015
• Partner Spotlight

Important Dates

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 20, 2015 — Virginia Beach Spring Mixer
Mix & mingle, enjoy great beer & wine, and discuss our industry.
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 »

May 4, 2015Reception for Delegate Yancey in Newport News
Save the date, more information coming soon.

NRA Show 2015

May 16–19, 2016 • Chicago, IL

Everything & everyone foodservice. Together in person. NRA Members receive 1 complimentary registration to this year's Show.  More Info »
NRA Member Registration »

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• May 11—Suffolk Register »
• May 13—Richmond Register »
• June 8—Richmond Register »
• June 15—Suffolk Register »

Partner Spotlight

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) offers VHTA members—through our partnership with the NRA—up to a 20% discount on music licensing services.

Learn More

News from VHTA

At the NRA/AHLA Join Conf
The team and several of our members are in DC this week at the NRA/AHLA joint legislative meeting. (Below: VHTA and members with the Virginia Delegation.) Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more.

Charlottesville Food Tax Update
Charlottesville restaurants look to build momentum following the City's budget approval Tuesday night that included an increase in the prepared meals tax. Save the date for an April 27 meeting to discuss a C'ville Chapter of VHTA. More info will be available soon.

ProStart Winners Headed to Anaheim
You can watch our Virginia ProStart Winners—Salem & Phoebus High Schools—live at the national competition. Watch Live–
Sun. April 19 at 3:00 PM EDT — Culinary
Mon. April 20 at 3:45 PM EDT — Management

Prince William County and Manassas Tourism Funding
As you may know, Discover Prince William & Manassas is facing a budget shortfall due to a reallocation of funds. Several organizations—VHTA, area hotels, VTC, GMU, and more—have supported continued funding. Budget markups and a vote will be held Tues. April 21. 

2015 National Tourism Week — May 2-10
Please join us and the rest of the state in celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week. We will be all over the state to see our tourism partners honor Virginia's best with awards, rally together, and just have fun. Find out more about what's going on in your area.

Worth Reading

It’s called hospitality for a reason
3 Myths & 5 Tactics to be more strategic when it comes to customer service—because a happy customer is 6 times more likely to buy again. (Hotel Management | 4/6/2015)
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10 Stories of Inspiring Women From the Restaurant Industry You Need to Know
The restaurant industry today has more women in management and ownership positions than any other industry. Here is but a small sample... (Medium and @WeRRestaurants | 3/24/2015)
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Kat Cole - Group President at FOCUS Brands Inc.®

Hampton backs tourism-related incentives
Tourism zones created by the City Council Wednesday evening open tax incentives and financing options for projects in Coliseum Central, downtown, Phoebus, Buckroe and Fort Monroe.. (The Daily Press | 4/9/2015)
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