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Hospitality News July 31, 2019July 31, 2019

Happy Colorado Day! Tomorrow, August 1st.

Smoke Free

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act: 2019 Update

As of Monday, July 1, vaping has been prohibited indoors in most public places in Colorado. The new law aligns smoking and vaping by adding vaping to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act. This 2006 law already prohibited smoking indoors in most public places. 

The updated law also requires those smoking or vaping stand at least 25 feet away from the main entrance. This is an increase from the previous setback of 15 feet unless local governments have codified a lesser perimeter as of January 1, 2019. Local governments and businesses can also choose to do more, such as:

- Make dining patios, rear entrances or other outdoor settings smoke-free.
- Increase the setback distance to the entrance.


CRB Show

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Wednesday, July 31st – Register TODAY! 

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Take Action in the Rights Process for Restaurant Music

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering getting rid of the safeguards —embodied in “consent decrees”—that protect your establishment from being subjected to anti-competitive behavior at the hands of the two largest music licensors, ASCAP and BMI. Without the benefit of these settlement agreements, music licensing will become even more complicated and costly than it already is.

State Issues Guidelines on Dogs on Patios Variances

Last week we told you about the new guidelines for restaurants seeking a variance to allow dogs on patios. Several folks had trouble with the link stating the criteria necessary.

Here is the link again.
https://corestaurant.org/assets/uploads/tinymice/RF19-55_Dogs%20on%20Patios_Approval%20Letter_061119_mbrandt.pdf 

See the original story from last week’s newsletter on our website. All our previous newsletters are there in case you missed anything.


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Important Links

HONORING INDUSTRY STARS IN DIVERSITY, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has teamed up with American Express, PepsiCo Foodservice and Ecolab to honors individuals with the annual Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity American Dream Award and Ambassador of Hospitality Award. Nominations open

CRA CHAPTER BOARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
A Few People are Making All the Decisions for the Restaurant Industry in Your Area! Don’t Get Left Out! We would LOVE to have you join a CRA Local Chapter Board of Directors. Please fill out a nomination form and return it to the CRA office at info@corestaurant.org or fax it to 303-830-2973.  Contact the CRA office at 303-830-2972 if you have any questions. All nominations are due by August 1, 2018

2019 DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL ON SALE NOW
As a valued supporter of Colorado Restaurant Association and Foundation we are pleased to offer you discounted tickets to select events! Get your discount codes here!


Restaurant Week

LAST CHANCE: Night at the Opera House - CRA Annual Political Dinner

August 5, 2019

Join us for our annual “Night at the Opera House” dinner at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House to raise money for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant PAC. This event is both FUN and informative. 

The evening kicks-off with a reception at 6:00pm followed by a four-course wine pairing dinner at 7:00pm. This is your chance to sit with your US Congressman or Senator!  All 7 Congressmen and our two Senators have been invited. Rep. Ken Buck (CO-4) has already confirmed. Additionally, we will have guests from the National Restaurant Association in attendance to discuss the current federal political climate and the issues that are impacting our industry.
Learn More & Register Today!



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