Hospitality News October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018



EVENT HIGHLIGHTS




November 6: Slips Trips and Falls – Safety Group Training

January 9: Mark your Calendar for the Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception 


JOIN OTHERS IN THE RESTAURANT COMMUNITY --- #GOTVBUSINESSCHALLENGE

During a midterm election only about 40% of eligible voters turn out to vote. Other first world countries see voting rates at 70% or more! Because voting is so important to our democracy many businesses are helping Get Out the Vote by offering deals for customers on Election Day! It could be a small fry or a taste of ice cream, businesses across Colorado wish to show the importance of voting. (Per election law, you may not provide any incentive to one class of people. ie, to those who show they voted. You must offer it to ALL your customers.) If you would like to know more about what is happening and join in go to facebook.com/GOTVbusinesschallenge

ELECTION DAY LAWS YOU SHOULD KNOW 
On Election Day, employees of legal voting age are entitled to two hours of leave in order to vote and their employer cannot dock their pay or discharge the employee for taking time off to vote. This only applies to employees who do not have 3 hours off of work while the polls are open on Election Day. Additionally, employees who wish to take time off to vote on Election Day must request the time off at least one day before, and the employer may determine what time the employee can take off in order to vote. (The hours shall be at the beginning or end of a work shift if the employee requests.) If you have any questions about what businesses must do to comply with the law on Election Day, please contact Nick Hoover at 303-830-2972.  


ANNOUNCING THE 2018-2019 CRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Colorado Restaurant Association is led by people actively involved in our industry. The men and women who serve as directors of the Association have not only successfully run their own businesses, but have volunteered countless hours in effective leadership within the Association. We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Leadership for the Association and we thank them for their dedication. They officially began their term at the recent October Board of Directors meeting. 


 


YOU ASKED FOR A SMALL BUSINESS HEALTHCARE SOLUTION…

And now you have it! A new Association Health Plan is available to small restaurant employer members with 2-99 full-time employees. The Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust is designed for the hospitality industry, and offers small businesses the product and pricing flexibility historically available only to large businesses. Act now to have your coverage in effect by January 1!
  

NOMINATE SOMEONE (OR YOURSELF!) FOR A RESTAURANT NEIGHBOR AWARD

Is your restaurant one of the 94% of restaurants doing charitable work in their community? Tell us how your restaurant gives back or share your story of success, and you could win one of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Awards! Nominations are due Nov. 5 so start working on your application now! Email us a completed application or apply online


CRA WELCOME'S NEW MEMBERS

Wondering who’s joined the club? Take a look at our recent new CRA members, and reach out to welcome them


IMPORTANT LINKS

October On the Fly - get the info you need on the upcoming ballot initiatives
CRA Safety Group seminar, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention, Nov. 6 



 

CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Because of the holiday season, several meetings may have new dates – check your meeting below!
November 6: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting 
November 6: Safety Group Training - Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention 
November 7: Steamboat Springs Chapter Meeting 
November 13: Mile High Chapter Board Meeting & Member Mixer 
November 15: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting
November 22-23: CRA Offices closed

FROM OUR FRIENDS

November 30: Parkinson Association Party with a House

SERVSAFE CLASSES

November 6: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver
November 8-9: ServSafe Train the Trainer Course – Steamboat Springs
November 10: ServSafe Food Manager Class – Steamboat Springs
November 13: ServSafe Manager Certification – Fort Collins
November 27: ServSafe Food Manager Certification - Fort Collins
*Pre-registration is required for all ServSafe courses

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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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