Hospitality News October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Welcome to the October 19 edition of Hospitality News. Typically we send our newsletter on Wednesday but since the entire staff was attending the Board Orientation our schedule has changed slightly. Let's get to it!



In addition to telling you what you need to know, there are some important links from the video. You can find them here:

+ Gender Neutral Bathroom Signage in Denver

+ New CO2 regulations in Denver

+ Effects of the Tax on Sugary Beverages in Boulder, share your stories

+ Cyber Security Toolkit  

+ And to wrap up Cyber Security Awareness month – we will be conducting a FREE webinar on Monday October 30. Stay tuned for more information. Meanwhile – read more about Cyber Security 101 on our blog!



Join us November 8th for an industry friendly bowling competition to raise funds for the Mile High Chapter Hardship Fund and the CRF Angel Relief Fund. Come and bowl your best to support our efforts to provide emergency assistance to Colorado’s hospitality employees. Limited spots available for teams, individuals or the rooting section. Learn more and Register Here!


UPDATE: New Tip Rules in Colorado

Remember last week we gave you a link to an article about the new tipping rules in Colorado? Turns out…It’s Complicated! The tip sharing may or may not extend to managers. As always, refer to your attorney when making changes to your compensation model to make sure you’re following the law. READ MORE

A Reminder of New Laws – you can always find our most recent law updates on our website




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Through October 21: Pikes Peak Restaurant Week

October 20-22: Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

October 24: Mile High Chapter Meeting

November 1-11: Culinary Cinema – 40th Annual Film Festival

November 8: CRF Bowling for Bucks

November 9: Durango Chapter Meeting

November 14: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting



November 13: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver

November 14: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver

*Pre-registration required



October 30: Boulder Job Fair – Employers have until October 20 to register


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