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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...

National Food Safety Month Marks 20 Years of Promoting Food Safety Best Practices

National Restaurant Association
August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years. NFSM was created in 1994 to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. NFSM offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals at FoodSafetyMonth.com and will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including cleaning and...

In Beer We Thirst: 6th Annual DC Beer Week Returns August 17 – 24

DC Beer Week 2014
August 5, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Washington, DC – Craft beer fans rejoice! The 6th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region this summer with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 17 – 24, 2014. “DC Beer Week is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to celebrate each other while paying homage to the time-honored tradition of artisanal brewing.” says 2014 DC Beer Week Chairman, Miles Gray “Brewing has a tightly woven history with D.C. and we are thrilled to bring people together to celebrate this great industry...

Arlington pub crawls to pay security and cleanup costs

July 22, 2014
Pub crawls, the wildly popular events that encourage people to travel from bar to bar for drink specials, will not be banned in Arlington County’s retail corridors as a result of a vote by the County Board to scrutinize them more carefully. But those who sponsor the events soon will have to start picking up the tab for police and cleanup crews, which some bar owners and promoters say could kill the crawls nonetheless. County Board members, while loath to discourage the free-spending young adult demographic, voted unanimously Saturday to make organizers of pub crawls pay costs previously...

DC Area Restaurants Welcome the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 to Washington, DC

Events DC
July 14, 2014
Washington, DC — Events DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are thrilled to officially welcome the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and to the region overall July 13-17, 2014. As a partner of Events DC, RAMW’s restaurant members are extending their hospitality and services to Microsoft World- wide Partner Conference attendees and are available to assist with dining needs, reservations, large party requests, and last-minute private dining needs. All RAMW member restaurants...

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