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How one company’s platform is solving D.C.’s worker shortage

October 31, 2018
In the restaurant industry, filling shifts⎼and keeping them filled⎼is vital to the success of your business. When you don’t have ample staff to help prep and cook food, bus and wait tables and clean dishes, your customer experience can suffer. So what can businesses do when they have a last-minute callout and the dinner rush starts in less than an hour? Businesses in the D.C. metro area are leaning on Snag Work , an on-demand mobile platform providing front-and-back of house staff to employers in need. Founded in Richmond, Va., in 2016 and introduced to the D.C. metro area in early 2018...

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Officially Extends Winter Restaurant Week

January 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. joanna@lindarothpr.com 401-932-6076 Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Officially Extends Winter Restaurant Week Over 180 Restaurants to Continue Prix Fixe Menus through January 27 Washington, D.C. (January 20, 2019)— Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today announced that for the first time in the 18 years of its biannual Restaurant Week promotion, it will officially extend Winter Restaurant Week through Sunday, January 27 . The promotion has been extended to give diners in the...Read more

DC Cocktail Week Returns 11/13 - 11/19, 2017

September 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. joanna@lindarothpr.com 202-888-3567 11/13 – 11/19: DC Cocktail Week Explore Creative Cocktail and Food Pairings with Specials from the Region’s Best Mixologists WHAT: DC Cocktail Week presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) returns to metropolitan Washington from Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19 , spotlighting creative and complimentary cocktail and food pairings from the region’s best mixologists and bartenders. Participating restaurants and bars will offer...Read more

Dining Out and Giving Back Has Never Been Easier

August 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. joanna@lindarothpr.com 202-888-3567 Dining Out and Giving Back Has Never Been Easier Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week Participants to Benefit Capital Area Food Bank WHAT: Summer Restaurant Week hosted by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is about more than just good eating; it’s an opportunity to dine out and give back to those in need in the metropolitan Washington community. Over Summer Restaurant Week from Monday, August 14 to Sunday, August 20, RAMW launches a new initiative...Read more

6/19 – 6/25: Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week

April 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. joanna@lindarothpr.com 202-888-3567 6/19 – 6/25: Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week Summertime Menus Celebrate Grilled, Smoked, and Spiced Specialties WHAT: The first annual Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week , is presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) from Monday, June 19 through Sunday, June 25. Restaurants across the region will help guests satisfy their cookout cravings, offering “Flavors of Summer in the City” themed menus of grilled, smoked,...Read more

A mid-term report card on EMV

November 7, 2016
It’s been approximately one year since the EMV liability shift took effect and it’s time for a mid-term report card on EMV’s issuance, acceptance, speed, security and overall impact. EMV Issuance In terms of card issuance, I have to give the issuers a “B+” for the pure volume of credit and debit cards they’ve placed in the hands of millions of cardholders, starting even before the liability shift began. As of June 2016, Visa reported that 125 million credit cards were issued, representing 44% of all credit cards. Visa also reported that 126 million debit...

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2015 Washington Auto Show

January 23, 2015 to February 1, 2015
RAMW member restaurants welcome auto enthusiasts with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC - Events DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington along with its members are excited to welcome the 2015 Washington Auto Show from January 23 – February 1, 2015. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, D.C.‘s largest public show. With its doubled time frame, from five to ten days, it’s an even bigger experience for fans and attendees. The 2015 Washington Auto Show will deck the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a fully stocked automotive...

Webinar: From the Olive Groves of Chile to the Best in the Bottle

December 22, 2014
Chile’s unique geography protects its agriculture from potential hazards coming from other countries. Its natural boundaries — the driest desert in the world (north), the Pacific Ocean (west), the Andean range (east) and the Patagonia (south) — form a shelter to grow any cultivar under optimal growing conditions. Join us on a visually stunning journey to learn about the truly delicious extra virgin olive oils from Chile and how they are made. Click here to watch the webinar now! (3 minutes)...

Yellow Pages Scam Targets Small Businesses

September 19, 2014 to October 19, 2014
YELLOW PAGES SCAM TARGETS SMALL BUSINESSES Prepared by Carolyn Due at Saul Ewing LLP At a time when Yelp reviews, Twitter and Facebook have become popular ways for restaurants to advertise their businesses, the relevance of directory listings has diminished. It may then come as a surprise to receive an invoice for hundreds or thousands of dollars for what looks like an online Yellow Pages listing. Beware: it may be a “yellow pages” or directory scam. Over the years, Attorneys General in various states and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) have filed lawsuits against...

DC Health Link Releases New Mobile Apps

August 28, 2014
DC Health Link's Small Biz mobile app is the premier resource guide for small business owners looking to provide insurance to their employees, work with a broker to enroll in health coverage and determine if their company is eligible to enroll in DC Health Link's small biz health insurance marketplace. Download Apps...

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