VIRGINIA'S HOSPITALITY & TRAVEL BLOG
Join Us! VRLTA PAC Hampton Roads Dinner September 13
Political season is upon us, with all 140 seats of the General Assembly up for re-election under completely new district lines drawn in a way that they never have before. We will experience historic turnover in the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia, there is absolutely no doubt.
Virginia’s hoteliers and restaurateurs are losing many faithful legislative champions for our industries, and that is why it is incumbent upon us to identify and uplift new policymakers who are focused on helping the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth!
Our best tool to accomplish that is VRLTA PAC. VRLTA member leader Chris Savvides is graciously hosting a seated dinner at his Virginia Beach restaurant Black Angus to support VRLTA PAC. Please take a moment to RSVP. The details are below.
WHEN: September 13, 2023 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM
WHERE: Black Angus Restaurant, 1340 N. Great Neck Road, Suite 1228, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
COST: $200 per seat/$350 per couple
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Prince William Meals Tax Event
VRLTA was excited to re-connect this week with our network in Prince William County as well as Supervisor Jeanine Lawson of Brentsville who is running for Prince William County Board Chair At-Large this year. Prince William restauranteurs have been busy on the ground raising awareness of the burdensome meals tax that was implemented this year by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.
Supervisor Lawson has committed, alongside others, to a repeal of the meals tax in the event of a change in the majority of the Board. This would be an exciting development and a big message sent to other localities that may be considering these meals taxes with their newfound freedom to institute them without a popular referendum. VRLTA wants to make it clear in advance to Virginia’s localities that may be looking at meals taxes that we will be there to oppose them wherever they might pop up.