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The annual Sustainability Awards recognize outstanding businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship, innovative best practices, pollution prevention, and resource conservation.
The Washington, DC restaurant industry works, because of YOU! Restaurants have a great story to tell and are often the last to tell it.
RAMW and Events DC will be welcoming the 2015 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® to Washington, DC on Friday, September 18th, 2015. The game and surrounding activities will bring over 20,000+ visitors to the DC Metropolitan region, especially concentrated in areas surrounding Howard University, RFK Stadium, and the historic H Street Corridor.
National Restaurant Association - Restaurant industry employment continued its upward trajectory in July, adding at least 20,000 jobs for the 17th time in the last 18 months.  The industry is on pace to post job growth of at least 3.5 percent for the fourth consecutive year – a streak that hasn’t happened since the mid-1980s, according to the NRA’s chief economist Bruce G
Littler represents hundreds of restaurant clients, including full-service restaurants and restaurant chains, as well as hospitality employers such as hotels and casinos, and agricultural and food-processing companies.
Celebrating its 15th year in our nation’s capital, The National Book Festival will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 5th. This beloved event annually attracts a crowd of scholars, bookworms, and families who want to show their appreciation for the written word.
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to be a partner in the 2015 Citi Open Tennis Tournament benefiting the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.
2015 Citi Open Tennis Tournament Participating Restaurants:
Yesterday the DC Board of Elections decided that the “Minimum Wage Act of 2016” is proper subject matter for a ballot initiative pursuant to the Initiative Procedures Act.
The Washington Post by Aaron C. Davis A historic measure to raise the District’s hourly minimum wage to $15 is headed toward next year’s ballot after city officials released a ruling Wednesday approving a voter initiative that places the nation’s capital at the center of a wage fight taking place in cities across the country.
Acclaimed Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and James Beard Award-winning Chef Vikram Sunderam, also RAMMYS Chef of the Year in 2012, are collaborating with Columnist David Hagedorn to unveil a new Indian cookbook titled RASIKA: Flavorful Recipes From A Groundbreaking Indian Restaurant. It will be published by HarperCollins with Dan Halpern and Gabriella Doob
The End the Awkward Project is campaigning in DC on July 15 to help the general public better understand disability issues with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding. Both businesses as well as individuals can help spark conversation about disability issues by wearing distinctive pins and using talking points to engage people.
After more than a year of deliberation, the Department of Labor released a 295-page proposal to rewrite federal overtime laws. Click here for the DOL proposal.  
Montgomery County Council Changes Minimum Wage Effective Dates and Freezes Tip Wage at Current $4.00New Effective Dates
On July 1st the minimum wage in DC increased to $10.50 an hour. This increase is based on legislation passed by the DC City Council, which increases the minimum wage over a three step process. July 1st was the second step in the increase process. The third increase will take place July 1, 2016 and will raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.

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