September 17-18: Exhibit at the Colorado Restaurant Show - Reserve your Booth Today!
The transfer of alcohol bill we initiated was signed into law by the Governor on Monday. Many thanks to the lawmakers that helped make this happen! As always,check out the latest CRA Legislative Update to see the bills we are watching closely.
SB138 SIGNED INTO LAW!
ARE YOU COMPLIANT WITH DENVER’S NEW CO2 REGULATIONS?
Reminder, the new requirements on CO2 systems went into effect January 1st in Denver. This applies to systems with more than 100 pounds of CO2, or any system using any amount of Carbon Dioxide below grade. The Denver Fire Department has delayed enforcement actions temporarily, but businesses still need to make efforts toward compliance! If you have questions please contact the CRA! Get all the information about these requirements from the fire department here.
CRA FINDING THE BEST SOLUTIONS FOR YOU
The CRA and United Healthcare wants to help you attract and retain quality employees! CRA members can get the free National Restaurant Association Pharmacy Discount Card, which also benefits the Colorado Restaurant Foundation. The card is made possible by OptumRx®, providing your part-time and full-time employees access to better pricing and meaningful discounts. To order your FREE cards or for more information, please contact the CRA at FirstCall@corestaurant.org.
THE "SUPER BOWL" OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY IS COMING TO DENVER, MAY 19-23
Our friends at Visit Denver are busy making plans to roll out the red carpet for all 6,000 delegates. IPW is the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. We could see an increase of 700,000 international visitors and $1.7 billion in international tourism revenue within three years of hosting IPW. They are looking for volunteers to make sure the visitor experience is the best it can be. Sign up to help showcase our beautiful state!
OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
+ Tip Pooling Laws and your Restaurant
+ Welcome our New Members
+ Top 10 questions regarding the changes to the Colorado Food Code
+ Denver Gender Neutral Bathrooms
+ Boulder Sugary Beverage Tax FAQs
+ Colorado Restaurant Show Exhibitor Sign up
CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April 12: Colorado Restaurant Foundation Board Meeting
April 12: Durango Chapter Meeting
April 15: Pikes Peak Food, Wine and Beer Expo
April 16-18: Public Affairs Conference in Washington DC
April 17: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting
April 17: Mile High Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer
April 18: Pueblo Chapter Meeting
April 23: Pueblo Chapter - The Taste of Giving Event
FROM OUR FRIENDS
April 17: Marketing Strategy for your Green Business
April 26: Dining Out for Life – Project Angel Heart
ON THE HORIZON
May 8: CRF Scholarship Event
May 19-22: NRA Annual Restaurant Show
May 20: Taste of Durango
July 16: Rocky Mountain Classic RAF Golf Tournament
September 17-18: Colorado Restaurant Show
April 23: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver
April 24: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver
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