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Reach Out to Your Elected Officials

Your elected officials need to hear from you how important restaurants are to our communities.

Restaurants need assistance from all levels of government to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is what you can ask for at each level to save your neighborhood restaurant:

Federal: Restaurants say then need meaningful cash relief to survive, and that support must come from the Federal government. Reach out to your U.S. elected officials to ask for restaurant-specific funding.

State: Ask state officials to implement ways to increase restaurant revenue — including by safely increasing capacity and extending alcohol to-go — and to consider the impacts each bill could have on your favorite restaurants as the industry tries to recover.

Local: Ask local officials to implement ways for restaurants to increase revenue such as implementing the 5 Star Program, capping third-party delivery fees, allowing sales tax retention, and waiving license fees.

Help Us Get The Word Out

Post photos from your dining experiences on social media, being sure to tag the restaurant and CRA’s profile.

Please ensure you follow us and share our message on all social media platforms. We are consistently sharing pertinent updates and ways that people can assist our industry!

#CO restaurants! We encourage you to continue asking your communities to support you on #TakeOutTuesday 🥡

Click the link in our bio to add your restaurant’s take out options to our #DineOuttoHelpOut database!

Colorado Springs is consistently topping the charts for best places to live in the US. Today kicks off #PikesPeakRestaurantWeek, celebrating the restaurants the make the CS community one-of-a-kind.

You can click the link in our bio to see participating restaurants, and all of the ways you can continue supporting local restaurants through this crisis!

Follow @cra_pikespeakchapter for more Colorado Springs restaurant updates 📣

📸: @visitcos

@werrestaurants is hosting its annual Public Affairs Conference virtually on April 20!⁠

Not only will you have the opportunity to connect with our U.S. lawmakers about the impact of COVID-19 on our industry and the steps Congress should (or shouldn’t) take to help restaurants, but you'll get an exclusive performance from @xambassadors!⁠

Register now with the link in our bio!

Patio expansions have been a lifeline to restaurants and brought communities to life through the pandemic! Tag the patios you’d love to see extended again this summer (or permanently 😃)

#dineouttohelpout #outdoordining #corestaurants #coloradorestaurants #colorado

It's #OpeningDay Colorado, and we're cheering for a @Rockies win!

If you are unable to attend the game, we encourage you to go to your local restaurant and watch it with your fellow Coloradans. Cheers, Colorado!

#Rockies #OpeningDay2021 #Dineouttohelpout

It is no secret that a year into this pandemic, mental health ⁠
and stress management is top of mind for those in the restaurant industry. Tomorrow, join us and Dr. Sara Metz, owner of Code-4 Counseling as she goes over the most common emotional reactions (fear, anxiety, depression, etc.) we are seeing during this pandemic and tips for weathering the storm. We will also be featuring Alliah Sheta of @UnitedHealthcare, to showcase resources available to you through our Colorado Restaurant Foundation.⁠

Register with the link in our bio!

Join @SpotOnInc and Denver's best bar and restaurant⁠ operators as we get together to raise money for our Foundation's Angel Relief Fund⁠
over food and cocktails at Mile High Spirits.⁠

SpotOn will be giving away prizes including Top Golf Team⁠ Day's, Denver Broncos tickets and a $3,000 credit⁠ towards a SpotOn POS system.⁠

Attendance is limited due to COVID restrictions, so⁠
please RSVP to colorado@spoton.com. In hopes to have as⁠ many different businesses attend the event as possible,⁠ we're limiting 3 employees per restaurant.⁠

This is a COVID friendly event so please arrive wearing⁠ your mask.

While we are all missing the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade today, our Mile High Chapter has teamed up with @denstpatparade to host Dine, Decorate and Donate to make sure you can still celebrate, and help your local restaurants while doing so. This event directly benefits our Mile High Chapter’s Hardship fund for struggling industry workers.

Click the link in our bio to view an interactive map of bars and restaurants hosting St. Patty’s Day specials ☘️

📸: @recessbeergarden

We are thrilled to announce that @govofco has proclaimed March 16, #DineOuttoHelpOut Day!⁠

This marks one year that CO's restaurants have been navigating the unknown to continue to support their communities. ⁠

Show your support for your favorite restaurants by dining out or ordering takeout or delivery next Tuesday!⁠

During this pandemic, we have all had to get creative to maximize revenue streams - and that's not changing any time soon!⁠

You won't want to miss this CRB: Virtual Edu Session where we'll discuss Ghost/Virtual kitchens and how they have helped restaurants enhance their business even in this time of crisis. Sean Huggard of Blue Island Oyster Bar will share his experience with Blue Tide Tacos, a takeout and delivery concept operated out of Blue Island. Beth Gruitch of Crafted Concepts will share her experience as they launched lunchtime pop-up Flavor Dojo in response to the Pandemic. We’ll also hear from Nili Malach Poynter of ChefReady Virtual Kitchens to address the practical factors to consider regarding virtual kitchens.⁠

Register now with the link in our bio!

Join us this Wed., 3.3, at 2 p.m for a CRB Virtual Education Session you won't want to miss!⁠

It’s been a stressful year for restaurant owners. In an effort to offset the financial hardships the pandemic caused the restaurant industry, all levels of government have passed an array of grant/loan programs and tax breaks. On March 3, Henry+Horne Partner Brad Dimond, CPA and Austin Bradley, CPA, will discuss the various tax topics that have cropped up this year. They’ll be discussing the Paycheck Protection Program and what’s deductible under the program, changes to carryback guidance, the extension of the Employee Retention Credit and more.⁠

Register with the link in our bio!⁠

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