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Overtime Regulation Alert—Last Call for Comments; 3rd Annual Cornhole for Colleges; and more

Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Upcoming Events

!NEW! Sept. 9, 2015Virginia Beach Restaurant Association Marketing Event — Join VBRA for this marketing event showcasing ideas on how to promote your restaurant for today's audiences. 4:00 — 6:00pm at Dave & Buster's Virginia Beach. Free.
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!NEW! Sept. 10, 2015Virginia Beach Hospitality PAC's "End of Summer" Celebration — Join us to meet our 2015 endorsed legislative candidates and help support the election of our industry’s best advocates. 6:00pm at Sky Bar @ Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Register Today »

Sept. 15, 2015Fredericksburg Regional Business Series — Join VHTA and other industry associations for a look at the Fredericksburg business climate. 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District. $30/attendee.   
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Sept. 17, 20152015 Virginia Tourism Summit Harrisonburg — Want to know what tourism looks like in Harrisonburg? Join VHTA and VTC for a deep dive on Harrisonburg's Tourism Industry. 2:30 to 4:30pm at Court Square Theater. Free.   
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Sept. 22, 2015Virginia Beach Regional Business Series — Join VHTA and other industry associations for a look at the Virginia Beach business climate. 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center. $30/attendee.   
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!NEW! Sept. 29, 20152015 Virginia Tourism Summit Heart of Appalachia — Want to know what tourism Looks like in the Heart of Appalachia? Join VHTA and VTC for a deep dive on the region's Tourism Industry. 2:00 to 4:30pm at Tazewell's Historic Crab Orchard Museum. Free. Register Today »

!NEW! Oct. 1, 20153rd Annual Cornhole for Colleges — Register now for our October 1 at 5:00pm for a Cornhole Tournament to benefit the VHTA Education Foundation Scholarship Fund. $75/team; $30/individual. Register Now »

Share Our Strength

It's Not Too Late to Sign Up Your Restaurant for September's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry

We just voted to adopt Share Our Strength as the recognized charity of choice for the Association. Restaurants can start supporting the cause now by registering to participate in September's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. Interested members can sign up on the Dine Out website, and the No Kid Hungry team will work with you to craft events and promotions that benefit your restaurant and the organization.

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News from VHTA

Thank You for a Successful Early Fall Member Meeting & Commonwealth Hospitality Forum

Thank you to all our members who attended the Early Fall Meeting and Commonwealth Hospitality Forum held earlier this week in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was a day and a half full of great updates and content from industry experts, and we hope you all learned something new. A few photos form the events are now available on our website and Facebook. Please check them out and let us know what you thought of the events!  
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Alert Department of Labor Overtime Regulation Action Alert

Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity

We learned late yesterday that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would not extend the comment period for its proposed changes to our nation’s overtime regulations which were issued on July 6, 2015. AH&LA submitted a request for a 60 day extension of the comment period on July 14th, but the DOL waited until August 31st to deny that extension.

With the comment period closing this Friday, September 4th it is critical that the Department of Labor hear from members this week. It’s fast and easy. Click Here to Take Action in Less Than 60 Seconds »

Two New Event Announcements

A date and location have been selected for our 4th and final Tourism Summit of 2015. Please join us Sept. 29 for the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Summit at Historic Crab Orchard Museum in Tazewell, Virginia on Sept. 29.
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Get your team together and warm up your throwing arm. VHTA's 3rd Annual Cornhole for Colleges tournament has been scheduled for October 1 at 1757 Golf Club.
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Worth A Read

Restaurant Industry Update - August 2015

The National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle provides an update on the latest Restaurant Performance Index and other economic indicators. Visit for all the latest restaurant industry news and insights. (National Restaurant Association — 8/28/2015)  View the Video Update »

YouTube National Restaurant Association Monthly Industry Update August

Industry leaders weigh in on area's tourism climate

Hampton Roads keeps becoming more and more attractive to outsiders. To find out why it is and how it can continue to do so in bigger and better ways, who better to ask than some of the top tourism insiders? "The Tourist Attraction," a Cox Business Executive Discussion Series breakfast panel put together by Inside Business, will feature five distinguished panelists Sept. 15 at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. (Inside Business — The Hampton Roads Business Journal — 8/21/2015)   Read More »

Why Millenials Don't Want to Work for You

I came out of school with a B.A. and a culinary degree and you want me to spend nine hours a day peeling potatoes or holding down the deep-fry station? Forget that; with that degree, I should at least be a sous chef. No way I’m even applying for a 70-hour-a-week job as a lowly line cook that makes minimum wage. Does that sound like the ramblings of some entitled, whiny brat? (Restaurant Business — 8/25/2015)  Read More »

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