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VHTA News for April 29, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015  
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In this update

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

Important Dates

May 1, 2015May Government Affairs Update
Missed the Annual Meeting? Join our monthly Gov't Affairs Update to learn about the changes and additions to our Policy Positions. More Info »  Add To Calendar »

May 1, 2015Farm to Restaurant Food Show 9:00am to Noon at the Culinary Institute of Virginia (Norfolk Campus). Register via email »

May 4, 2015Reception for Delegate Yancey in Newport News
Come support one of the state's biggest champions for tourism and post-Labor Day school starts. Register Now »

May 11, 2015 — Northern Virginia Hotel–Restaurant Council & Mixer
Mix & mingle, enjoy great beer & wine, and discuss our industry.
Register Now »

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


Allstate Insurance offers VHTA restaurant members—through our partnership with the NRA—great rates and health insurance discounts.

Learn More
National Travel & Tourism Week | May 2-10, 2015

News from VHTA

VHTA Elects New Chairman, 11 Board Seats
Please join VHTA staff in welcoming Debbie Donehey and 11 other members to the Board of Directors. Read the Full Release »

Annual Meeting Follow Up
Pictures and presentations from the Annual Meeting have been posted to the website. If you took photos you want to share, post them to our Facebook Page or tag us on Twitter.

New Chairman Debbie Donehey presented Outgoing Chairman Owen Matthews with an oversized martini

Reception for Delegate Yancey
Delegate David Yancey is one of Virginia's foremost champions for post-Labor Day School starts. Please join us on May 4 in Newport News for a fundraiser in his honor. More Info »

Worth Reading

Dems push for $12 minimum wage
FEDERAL—The Raise the Wage Act, expected to be introduced Thursday by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), would raise the federal minimum wage for nearly 38 million workers. (The Hill | 4/28/2015)
Read the Full Article »

Alert: Federal Minimum Wage Increase Filing

What happens when a city raises its minimum wage 36%?
A new survey of Oakland, Calif. business owners, including restaurant operators, found that nearly a third—27 percent—said it was “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that they’ll have to close in response to the mandate that increased the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $12.25 on March 2. (National Restaurant Association | 4/9/2015) Read the Full Article »

Hotel Selfie – Hotelfie…seriously, it’s big and hotels need to encourage them
Love them or hate them, selfies are part of modern culture and they’re integral to our love of all things digital, especially for Millennials. So if this is a new and important way of communicating, it’s an area all hotels need to start capitalising on the hotel selfie and using to their advantage. (eHotelier | 4/10/2015)
Read the Full Article »

Hotel Roanoke's $616 million economic impact lauded 20 years after its reopening
Twenty years after its reopening, the creative investment on Hotel Roanoke’s renaissance shows a significant dividend. (The Roanoke Times | 4/22/2015) Read the Full Article »

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