Hospitality News June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017



CRA EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

June 21-30: Breaking Bad Behavior: Employment Law Seminars
June 27: Industry Spotlight Awards Tickets on Sale
October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show - Call for Exhibitors


INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT AWARDS

ISA WINNERS- Teresa Farney, Colorado Springs Gazette; Joshua Olsen and Johnny Ballen, The Squeaky Bean / Bean Acres Farm; Eddie and Dick Robinson, Robinson Dairy; Hearth & DramDillon Dam BreweryFood MavenClay Caldwell, Mo' Betta Gumbo; Tony Leahy, Patty Jewett Bar & Grill; Bobby Stuckey & Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson, Frasca Food & Wine; Scott Skomal, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Jim Shields, Snake River Saloon & Steakhouse; Dave Query, Big Red F Restaurant Group; Gene Tang, 1515 Restaurant; The Mobell Family, Blue Bonnet Mexican Restaurant; Jim & Angelo Karagas, My Brother's Bar; and TBA, the Distinguished Spotlight Award.

You’ve seen the winners, now get your tickets to celebrate with them! This is THE industry party of the year, a place to mingle with friends and celebrate the success of our peers. The CRA Industry Spotlight Awards recognize and reward those bringing excellence to our industry, and you definitely want to be a part of it! June 27 at the Stanley Hangar. June 27 at the Stanley Hangar.


JUNE EDITION OF ON THE FLY

Welcome to the June edition of ‘On the Fly’ – a short monthly news update for CRA members that will give you the lowdown on what you need to know.


DOL WITHDRAWS JOINT EMPLOYER GUIDANCE - A WIN FOR RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESS GROUPS

The Department of Labor rolled back the expansion of the joint employer rule. Here’s why it’s good news. Before, one business could be held liable for employment and civil rights violations at another company. This would apply to businesses who hire subcontractors to do a job. It’s also important to companies that engage in franchising and could protect them from costly litigation. Read more here.
 


BREAKING BAD BEHAVIOR – FREE EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR

What do you do if an employee is badmouthing your establishment or a supervisor online or elsewhere? Are your policies on drug and alcohol use compliant with federal and state laws? What are the components of a proper dress code or personal hygiene policy for your employees? Should you be concerned about jokes or horseplay in your workplace? Answer all of these questions and more in a joint presentation with CRA and Todd Fredrickson, of Fisher and Phillips LLP. This FREE annual presentation is a great way to stay on top of regulatory issues that can affect your business! We will be conducting this seminar throughout the state in Denver, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Durango, Steamboat Springs, Boulder and Fort Collins as well. Check out the full schedule and register!
  


CRA SUPPORTS DENVER PROPOSED RULES ON SOCIAL CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA

At a recent public hearing, the CRA testified in favor of the proposed rules in Denver on social marijuana consumption licenses. We participated in the working group to create recommendations for this, and our major concern was not allowing the dual consumption of marijuana and alcohol in the same establishment because of liability and public safety concerns. The CRA will continue to monitor the adoption of the proposed rules to ensure that the concerns of our members are addressed. If you have questions on this issue, don’t hesitate to contact Nick Hoover, nhoover@corestaurant.org or 303-830-2972.


NEW MEMBERS

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


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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 15: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting
June 16-17: Colorado BBQ Challenge
June 20: Mile High Chapter Tailgate- NEW LOCATION AT EXDO!
June 21-30: Breaking Bad Behavior: Employment Law Seminars
June 26: ProStart Golf Challenge
June 27: Industry Spotlight Awards
July 3-4: CRA Offices Closed for the Holiday
July 10: Northern Colorado Chapter Culinary Classic
October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show - Call for Exhibitors

SERVSAFE CLASSES*


June 27: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver
June 26: SOLD OUT/ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver
*Pre-registration required

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