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January 23, 2009
Hot Topics |  Please click here for an important communication from Robert Carr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Payment System concerning the recent discovery of a major data security breach.   If you are a Heartland client please keep in touch with your Heartland contact for any additional information concerning this very serious issue.
January 22, 2009
Press Release | For Immediate Release:January 22, 2009        Contact: Rebecca Pawlowski                                   Contact: Betsy AllmanDestination DC           ...
January 14, 2009
Tidbits | DC restaurants continue to be one of the reasons to visit the Nation's Capital. Read the why The New York Times deemed DC as one of the Top 44 Places to Go in 2009.
January 14, 2009
Members in the News | Several local restaurants are mentioned in a New York Times article published January 13, 2009 on the many dining options that the Obamas' will have in the city. Also, there's a great quote by Lynne Breaux, President of RAMW. To read the article click here.Members mentioned in the article: Bobby Van's Steakhouse, Ben's Chili Bowl, Smith and Wollensky, Mortons, The Capital Grille, Cork Wine Bar,...
January 11, 2009
Press Release | RAMW Takes Stance on Proposed Virginia Smoking LegislationWASHINGTON, DC – January 12, 2009 – Before the start of Virginia’s new legislative session, Governor Tim Kaine announced this week his renewed effort to expand limits on cigarette smoking in public places including bars and restaurants.  In response, restaurateurs in the national capital area pledged their support...
January 3, 2009
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact:Lynne Breaux, President202.331.5990lynne@ramw.org RAMW Opposes Health Inspection Grade Posting LegislationLegislation was introduced in the Council of the District of Columbia which would revamp the current health inspection regulations for restaurants in Washington, DC. RAMW is opposed to this legislation. The legislation mandates a simplistic letter grading system...
December 18, 2008
Legislation | December 18, 2008 - The DC City Council passed emergency legislation extending the hours of operation and alcohol service from January 17th until 11:59 PM, January 21st.  In order to participate in the extended hours you must file an application with ABRA by January 7th at 4:00 PM. The specifics of the extension are as follows: All on-premise establishments in the District are eligible to...
December 15, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage} This edition of The Cloak Room® features useful information on upcoming events, updated Sick and Safe information, recognition awards registration info, training schedules and other news you can use. Download the full edition.
December 5, 2008
Lynne's Lounge | eat Washington (Tuesday, December 2 , 2008) By: Julia WatsonLynne Breaux’s office feels like a happy place to work. With funny food-reference stickers and ornaments, its waiting area gives the impression of the cosy welcome lobby of a slightly dilapidated bed-and-breakfast establishment run by a warm-hearted and enthusiastic owner. As she sails through it to her office at the end, she...
November 25, 2008
Members in the News | November 25, 2008 - New York, NY. The Chilean wine industry received an international honor last week when Wine Spectator chose Casa Lapostolle’s Clos Apalta 2005 as the best “Wine of the Year” for 2008. Out of the 19,500 wines that were blind tasted by the magazine this year, Clos Apalta was awarded the top ranking. In addition to receiving this prestigious recognition, Casa...
November 14, 2008
Legislation | The Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA) became effective November 13, 2008. The act requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible employees working in the District for absences related to physical or mental illness, preventive medical care or family care, and for absences associated with domestic violence or sexual abuse.Employers must provide the following sick days to their...
November 12, 2008
Hot Topics | Featured in The Washington Post Wednesday, November 12, 2008A Diplomatic Champion for ChileBy: Dave McIntyreJust a few days after Mariano Fernandez assumed his post as Chile's ambassador to the United States, he scored his first diplomatic triumph. Serving as a judge at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, he convinced the four other judges at his table that a wine he particularly liked was...
November 11, 2008
Legislation | Changes to ABC Regulatory ApproachClick here to view the latest communication received from Peter Feather, Chairman of the DC ABC Board, reflecting a significant change in the penalties imposed for sale to those underage, along with other changes in the Board’s regulatory approach.RAMW continues to fight for a reasonable regulatory environment and as always we will keep you posted on...
November 7, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage} This edition of The Cloak Room features useful information on legislative matters, charitable events, training schedules and other news you can use.Download the full edition.Check out our ad in the Washington City Paper Food Issue on the streets now!  
November 5, 2008
Tidbits | Featured in Loudoun Times Mirror Tuesday, November 4, 2008Meals tax cooked, school bonds passBY: Elizabeth CoeVoters in Loudoun County overwhelmingly turned down the proposed meals tax Nov. 4, which would have added a small tax to food and beverages in restaurants and prepared, ready-to-serve foods in grocery stores.School bonds approvedLoudoun voters Nov. 4 approved $104 million for new school...

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