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Heat Emergency Safety, LGBTQ-Focused Practice In D.C. & More from Kaiser Permanente

June 7, 2022
Heat waves can make people sick with heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. As the DMV has recently experienced a potentially dangerous heat wave, Jason Singh, MD, an internal medicine doctor at Kaiser Permanente, shared with WTOP the warning signs of heat-related illnesses, treatment, and when to call 911. Kaiser Permanente Unveils LGBTQ-Focused Practice In D.C. Kaiser Permanente has launched Pride Medical at Capitol Hill Medical Center ; a new inclusive medical center devoted to meeting the unique health care needs of LGBTQ+ patients. Keith Egan, MD, an internal medicine physician at...

Open Enrollment Starts November 1st for Health Insurance Coverage via the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

October 28, 2021
DC Health Link , the District of Columbia's Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace, offers 25 different health plans for District residents to fit all budgets. There are PPOs, POSs, and HMOs—low and high deductibles—and HSA compatible plans from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente. Fifteen of the 25 plans even cover medical services without having to first pay your deductible, including urgent care, specialists (including mental health), primary care, and generic medication. All District residents qualify for coverage through DC Health Link and may...

Tell Congress to Fully Fund RRF Now!

June 17, 2021
As many of you have been following the recent updates on the SBA and RRF, we thought it would be of interest to you to read the letter sent by Sean Kennedy, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the National Restaurant Association, that he sent out earlier today. In collaboration with local restaurant associations across the country, Sean sent the letter linked here to SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. We found it important to note that not only did he address Director Guzman, he also copied Bipartisan Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. RAMW...

The Inflation Reduction Act Lowers Health Insurance Premiums for District residents

August 25, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act, signed on August 16, 2022, extends lower health insurance premiums through 2025 for District families and residents! The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (Inflation Reduction Act) extends the lower premiums under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (American Rescue Plan) for three years, through 2025. For DC residents, the Inflation Reduction Act extends lower premiums for health insurance through DC Health Link, so residents can get health insurance for as little as $11/month. District families can save on average $5,600/year on quality health insurance...

Video: Working With Your Food Distributor In Times Of Change

May 26, 2021
For many years, a restaurant's relationship with their food distributor has been primarily a transactional nature. Finding the best products at the best prices has been the norm which has led to a relationship of "I need you, but am I willing to partner with you to grow my business?" One strategy many restaurants used over the past year to remain viable in the marketplace was to partner with their food distributor. The video below features Tom Enright from FoodPRO , an RAMW Industry Partner, who speaks about how your food distributor can help you reach a new level of success...

#DCisOpen for Business During Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018
Dear Members, As you all are aware, the government of the United States shutdown at midnight due to lapse in appropriation. Below please find communication shared by Destination DC regarding the shutdown and messaging for the #DCisOpen campaign. RAMW will send updated information as it is available and our social media platforms will share messaging to let consumers know that restaurants, in addition to so many attractions, destinations, and events in DC are very much open for business. DC is Open DC is open for business and remains a great value for visitors during the winter months. There...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

DC Health Link to Offer Extended Open Enrollment Period for District Residents

June 15, 2017
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 14, 2017 Contact: Adam Hudson: (202) 527-5622; adam.hudson@dc.gov , Linda Wharton Boyd: (202) 351-9777; linda.wharton-boyd@dc.gov DC Health Link to Offer Extended Open Enrollment Period for District Residents Individuals and families can sign up for coverage from Nov. 1, 2017 through Jan. 31, 2018 Washington, DC ­­ – Today, the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX) Executive Board adopted a unanimous recommendation from its Standing Advisory Board to allow a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for District residents to sign up for...Read more

Spring Wine Fling Spotlights Metropolitan Washington’s Innovative Wine Programs 3/20 – 3/26

March 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. joanna@lindarothpr.com 202-888-3567 Spring Wine Fling Spotlights Metropolitan Washington’s Innovative Wine Programs – 3/20 – 3/26 Guests Can Enjoy Tasting Flights at the Region’s Finest Bars & Restaurants Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2017) – Metropolitan Washington restaurants will be dusting off their most treasured vintages of wine and introducing creative new styles to their diners, with the return of Spring Wine Fling presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW...Read more

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