Hospitality News April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018






EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

September 17-18: Exhibit at the Colorado Restaurant Show - Reserve your Booth Today!

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards – Save the Date!

 


A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR RESTAURANTS…2018 PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONFERENCE

Last week, a contingent of Colorado Restaurateurs attended the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss important policies impacting our industry with representatives in Congress.

 

Not only did this give us an opportunity to share local insights into ways to improve the restaurant industry — we were able to speak with Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with Congressmen Tipton, Polis, Lamborn, Buck and Coffman about the importance of local restaurants to communities, and how restaurants provide fundamental skills for careers and lives. We discussed policy agendas for immigration, healthcare and tax reform, an ADA right to cure, and ways that legislators can support businesses.

 

This conference reinforced the support that restaurants need from lawmakers for small business growth, for continuing to provide positive experiences for all customers and for creating brighter futures for employees. Take a look at our photos here!

 


CALLING ALL RESTAURANTS! PARTICIPATE IN THE DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

Do you want to feature your restaurant in front of 5,000 food, wine and spirit enthusiasts? Get on the list of the top eateries showcased during this week-long festival! The 14th Annual Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings, presented by the Colorado Restaurant Association and co-sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Colorado. Denver Food + Wine Festival aims to highlight the best that our region’s dining scene has to offer and further promote us as a premiere culinary destination. Sign up HERE! For more information, contact Emily Zajicek or (303) 830-2972 x 149

 


KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE WITH SAFETY GROUP TRAINING

Are you part of the CRA’s Workers’ Compensation Safety Group? When restaurant operators practice safety in the workplace we all win! The Safety Group Program, sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance, is designed to reduce workers' compensation costs by promoting safety and claims management practices in the workplace. Benefits include a potential discount on your Workers’ Comp premium, eligibility for a safety group dividend, risk management training and classes and improved loss control. As a reminder, all Safety Group members must attend two Pinnacol-approved risk management training sessions per policy period.

 

The CRA has several Safety Group Qualified Trainings scheduled this year, and in addition you can take advantage of the Pinnacol Risk Management Symposiums. The first one takes place June 15 in Denver. Registration opens April 30, they fill up fast!

 

Also from Pinnacol, now that the sun is shining there are some tips for you to keep your employees safe when working on the patio. Read more on our blog.

 


NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED ON MAJOR CARD BRANDS

Every April and October, the four major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) make updates to their interchange fees. This April, the card brands are also no longer requiring signatures for EMV card transactions and other EMV-related equipment. Our partners at Heartland cover this topic and what it means for small business owners. Check it out on our blog here: No signature required

 


OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

+ Free Pharmacy Discount Cards for Members

+ Tip Pooling Laws and your Restaurant

+ Colorado Food Code Transition

+ ServSafe Classes

 


CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 8: CRF Scholarship Event

May 10: Durango Chapter Meeting

May 14: Restaurant Industry Focus Group, Denver Planning Dept.

May 15: Pikes Peak Chapter Meeting

May 15: Mile High Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer

May 16: Safety Group Training – Managing Safety Through Good Hiring

May 19-22: NRA Annual Restaurant Show

May 20: Taste of Durango

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS

May 3: RLPSA Connect – this event is FREE and covers loss prevention, risk, and safety issues by the nation’s experts

May 4, 9-11 am: Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale, $5 off with promo code Marine

 

ON THE HORIZON

June 12: Safety Group Training – Effective Safety Training

June 15: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium – Denver

June 25: ProStart Golf Challenge

July 16: Rocky Mountain Classic RAF Golf Tournament

July 19: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium - Colorado Springs

September 17-18: Colorado Restaurant Show

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards! Save the Date

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

May 8: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Loveland

May 21: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver

May 22: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver

May 30: ServSafe Manager Certification – Gunbarrel

*Pre-registration required

 


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Network with fellow business owners, stay up to date on legislative issues important to our industry, connect with your peers, take advantage of significant savings opportunities and stay informed. Join the Colorado Restaurant Association!

Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.

Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.

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