Hospitality News November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017




EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

November 8: Bowling for Bucks

November 8: Slips Trips and Falls - Safety Group Training

 

 

DENVER BANS SMOKING ON THE 16th STREET MALL

The Denver City Council late Monday approved a measure to ban smoking on the 16th Street Mall. The ban is slated to take effect on Dec. 1. The Breathe Easy initiative is supported by many business groups, including our own CRA Mile High Chapter. Read more about the decision here.

MEMBER BENEFIT HIGHLIGHT – UNITED HEALTHCARE

In a year of new opportunities, we’re pleased to tell you that the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) works with UnitedHealthcare in a strategic alliance to help address the diverse health care needs of the hospitality industry. Together, the National Restaurant Association (NRA), CRA and UnitedHealthcare offer exclusive health care pricing and solutions for every size NRA/CRA member business – including small, midsize and large employers. Read more about this exclusive benefit here.

+ Health Care Reform Guidance and Solutions - Amid the ever-changing health care regulatory environment, UnitedHealthcare also helps provide NRA/CRA members with the latest health reform facts, guidance and solutions to navigate potential changes and opportunities. One of its main goals is to offer easier access to cost-effective health care coverage and related products and services to members, while helping them comply with state and federal regulations.

 

NRAEF AWARDS – DEADLINE APPROACHES!

Is your restaurant on of the 90% of restaurants doing charitable work in their community? Help us recognize our starts in restaurant diversity, community service and hospitality!  Tell us how your restaurant give back or share your story of success, and you could win one of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's prestigious 2018 Restaurant Industry Awards. Nominations for the Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity Awards are due November 17th. You could win up to $10,000! Apply today or nominate a fellow operator!

BOWLING FOR BUCKS

Only TWO team openings left! Act now if you want to get in on the bowling action on November 8th for an industry friendly bowling competition to raise funds for the Mile High Chapter Hardship Fund and the CRF Angel Relief Fund. Don’t want to bowl but still want to participate? Then register for the rooting (aka heckling) section. Everyone is welcome! Learn more and Register Here!

 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

November 7: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

November 8: Bowling for Bucks

November 8: Slips Trips and Falls - Safety Group Training

November 9: Durango Chapter Meeting

November 14: Mile High Chapter Board Meeting & Member Mixer

November 16: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

November 23-24: CRA Offices Closed for the Holiday

November 30: Boulder County Chapter Meeting

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

November 13: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver

November 14: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver

November 15: ServSafe Food - Loveland

*Pre-registration required 


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