Category: Association News

New Officers at the Helm of OCHMRA

Approximately 230 OCHMRA members gathered for the annual installation of officers and board directors at Harrison’s Harbor Watch. Will Lynch of the Commander Hotel was installed as the new president, Gary Figgs of Seacrets was installed as 1st vice president, and Tom Tawney of Cayman Suites will serve as the 2nd vice president. Shawn Harman […]

RAM 2017 Stars of the Restaurant Industry Award Winners Announced

With more than 600 members in attendance, the Restaurant Association of Maryland announced the winners of its 63rd Annual Stars of the Restaurant Industry Awards. The gala celebration and awards presentation took place Sunday, April 30 at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. Over thirty-five thousand votes were cast to decide the favorite Maryland […]

Three Big Announcements!

We’ve moved I am pleased to report that, effective May 15, 2017, the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association relocated its office to 5101 Monument Avenue, Suite 206 in Richmond. The move was a long-time goal for the Association. We hope the move will help us to better connect with our membership and the hospitality […]

Ocean City Restaurant Week

Spring continues to be a super busy time for the Association as we prepare for the summer. Our 11th Annual Ocean City Restaurant Week runs April 23 through May 7 and features menus sure to please every palate. Stop by a local favorite, The Hobbit Restaurant, on Sunday through Wednesday, and you’ll find a celebration […]

Prince George’s County and Baltimore County High School Students Win State Culinary and Management Championships

Will Represent Maryland in National Competition Maryland’s top high school culinary and foodservice management students competed in the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI) on March 24 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.  Teams competed for scholarship money and the opportunity to represent the state of Maryland at the national competition in Charleston, SC. This state-wide […]

Virginia Localities Increase Efforts for Meals Taxes

In March, we updated Virginia restaurateurs on many of the 2017 General Assembly bills that potentially impact restaurants. As we head into the spring and summer — a crucial county and city planning period — we are already beginning to hear more about local efforts to implement or increase prepared meals taxes. Lynchburg, for one, […]

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