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Produced by the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM), the Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo brings together the best elements of the region’s hospitality industry. Join us September 26 and 27 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium! Individuals who work in the hospitality and foodservice industry won’t want to miss this industry-only gathering! Register […]

If it’s summer…

…it must be Summer Restaurant Week! Yes, from Monday, August 14 to Sunday, August 20, more than 250 restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will serve up multi-course meals, with dinner menus available for $35, lunch menus for $22, and — returning this year — brunch for $22. In fact, over 50 restaurants will offer […]

New Bills Affecting Virginia

The restaurant industry and the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association had yet another productive year in the 2017 General Assembly Session. Many bills came and went at our state’s capitol in Richmond, and quite a few important changes took effect at the beginning of July. Here is s a quick look at a few […]

Paid Sick Leave?

The Association applauds Governor Hogan’s May veto of paid sick leave as it could seriously alter service in the seasonal resort. If seasonal employees are given paid sick leave, it is likely employees would use these days at the end of the summer, leaving businesses with no employees during an already short-staffed time. Additionally, it […]

RAM Announces New Officers, Members to the Association’s Board of Directors

After a statewide search for candidates, the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) completed the annual nomination process for its board of directors. The following new officers and directors were voted in at the annual RAM membership meeting held at Sysco Baltimore on June 14. Officers hold their post for one year; directors have a three-year […]


First and foremost, thank you to all our members for attending our annual membership meeting in May. We had a great time in Staunton, Va. discussing tourism, learning, and celebrating. During our time in the Shenandoah Valley, we voted on and welcomed several new board members. However, before I go any further into listing those […]

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