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The RAMMY Awards Return in Person on September 19, 2021

May 20, 2021
Foodservice industry to celebrate community’s incredible resilience and innovation. Washington, DC (May 20, 2021) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today that the 39th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as an in-person event on Sunday, September 19, 2021. New this year, the awards will pivot once again to honor the industry for the extraordinary ways in which its operators, distributors and suppliers, and industry partners were innovative, rethinking operations and navigating recent challenges in creative...Read more

COVID Vaccine & Legislative Updates for Restaurants

May 19, 2021
To help our restaurant clients stay current with ongoing legislative and industry developments, we have partnered with leading law firm Shulman Rogers and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington to provide regular updates. Here are highlights from a recent conversation with Shulman Rogers Attorney Joy Eeinstein and Kathy Ogilvie of Restaurant People Cloud. COVID Vaccine Protocols for Restaurants Q1. Can Restaurants Mandate Vaccines? A1. Yes, restaurants can mandate that employees get them, so long as you have exceptions for strongly held religious beliefs and disabilities,...

Mayor Bowser and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Launch $250,000 DC SHOP, EAT, PLAY, STAY Giveaway

May 5, 2021
Through Giveaway, 51 winners are Eligible to Receive $500 to $25,000 to Support Local Businesses  ( WASHINGTON, DC ) – Today, Mayor Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, in partnership with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, launched the DC SHOP, EAT, PLAY, STAY giveaway to encourage residents and visitors from Maryland and Virginia to take advantage of all the District has to offer and support businesses and workers as we move closer to a better normal. Through the giveaway, 51 winners from the region will have the opportunity to...Read more

DCBIA to Provide Design and General Contracting Services for Streateries

April 29, 2021
District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) to Provide In-Kind Design and General Contracting Services for Your Existing or Proposed Streatery! Apply Today! This application will take you just 2 minutes to complete. DCBIA is a non-profit professional trade association representing the Washington, DC real estate development industry. The association comprises professionals of nearly 500 member companies representing owners, developers, general contractors, architects, designers, engineers, attorneys, banks and other organizations in the real estate development industry. Since...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Q&A

April 28, 2021
SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar Q&A How long will I have to wait to find out if my application is being funded? Applications submitted will be turned around in 14 days if done through POS or SBA online application. Can we apply on day 1, minute 1 when the application portal opens, even if we aren't a woman, veteran or minority owned businesses? YES I am female and own 100% of my business as of 2020. The 10 years Prior to that I had a 50% partner who was male. We have not done our 2020 taxes yet, so how do I document on the RRF application that I am a 100% female-owned...

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April 27, 2021
Fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for smaller businesses. WASHINGTON - SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. “Restaurants are the core of our...

RY CPAs: CFO Restaurant Recovery Program

April 19, 2021
Our friends at RY CPAs, a DC firm and fellow RAMW member that specializes in restaurant accounting, have graciously launched a Restaurant Recovery Program that awards three months of their accounting and CFO services to RAMW members at a significantly reduced rate in an effort to help restaurants recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides a unique opportunity for restaurants to modernize, streamline, and improve financial reporting in their operation so they can have near real-time access to key performance indicators at time when it is needed most. The goal is to help...

Restaurant Relief Fund (RRF) Website and Program Guide

April 19, 2021
The Small Business Administration (SBA) landing page for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is LIVE. Note: This is NOT the application . This is the program website, program guide, and final sample application that will give you more details and insight about the application process. We’ve noted along the way that SBA’s intention was to first distribute this information to give people time to prepare, then host educational sessions and Q&A’s (see below for our session registration), and then the application will likely go live at the end of April. The website contains...

National Restaurant Association: FAQ's Restaurant Revitalization Grants

April 9, 2021
National Restaurant Association: FAQ's Restaurant Revitalization Grants On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 created the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide grants for restaurants sustaining financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is administering the program, and will be issuing the necessary federal rules, regulations, and applications before grant funds are distributed. This frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource will be updated as the SBA releases information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund...

FREE Restaurant Employee Uber Rides to Vaccine Appointments

March 29, 2021
Uber is donating 5,000 free rides to RAMW to help restaurant workers get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. This announcement is part of Uber’s commitment to donate 10 million free rides to vaccine appointments nationally. Promo codes will be distributed to members located in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland via RAMW and can be redeemed until September 30, 2021. Promo Code Details: This promotion is open to RAMW members. Each promo code will give two (2) free rides, up to $25 off each (maximum $50 total discount per person). The payment profile on an individuals...