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General News
Friday, March 31, 2017
What changes (and what doesn’t) in HB2 replacement bill »
When lawmakers passed a bill – quickly signed into law by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper – on Thursday that replaced the state...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
HB 2 repealed! NC Senate and House give final legislative approval »
In a 70-48 vote, the North Carolina House voted this afternoon to pass HB 142, which repeals HB 2. This follows the Senate...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
North Carolina honored for Highest Grossing Receipts »
    North Carolina has once again been honored at the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Increase the impact of your restaurant’s digital marketing »
You can promote your restaurant’s offerings so many different ways in-store and online. Unless your audience is engaged, h...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
‘Brunch bill’? Let’s avoid that mad scramble at noon »
The blast of a conch shell signals the opening of the bar on Sundays at Humble Pie. The long, clear note rings through the...

Restaurant News
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Bill would allow earlier alcohol sales on Sunday »
A bill introduced last week by a legislator with Piedmont Triad ties would allow earlier sales of alcoholic beverages in r...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Recognizing TCS food »
When working to prevent foodborne illness, it’s important to recognize that some food items are more likely than others to...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
North Carolina may soon allow legit Sunday-morning brunch just like a grown-up state! »
If a bipartisan group of North Carolina senators have their way, you could soon enjoy an actual Sunday morning brunch, blo...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
'Brunch bill' proposes Sunday morning alcohol sales in restaurants »
North Carolina restaurants may be able to sell alcoholic beverages earlier on Sunday if a new bill becomes law. A bip...
Friday, February 17, 2017
'Day Without Immigrants' hits restaurant industry hardest »
Businesses around the Triangle and across the country stayed closed Thursday as part of a national protest over President...

Lodging News
Monday, March 27, 2017
Positive buzz permeates Hunter Hotel Conference »
Last week, hotel owners, financiers, developers, and all other manner of hospitality professionals congregated at the Marr...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Asheville hotel boom echoes south »
veryone knows there’s a hotel boom going on downtown, but just to the south in the Biltmore Village area there's an echo o...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Hosting sustainable meetings »
One way for hotels to add to their sustainability repertoire is to practice environmentally friendly initiatives when host...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
How to build an efficient hotel »
Daniel Johnson, CHA, serves as a hotel analyst for Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible and is vice president of operations f...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
AHLEI to offer certifications in partnership with Lobster Ink »
Orlando, Florida, January 2017—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has entered into a new partn...

Press Releases
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kelly Biggs of Southwestern Randolph receives 2017 Educator of Excellence Award »
The teacher was recognized at the 2017 NC ProStart Invitational for the state’s top high school culinary students R...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Cary High School and South Caldwell High School advance to 2017 National ProStart Invitational »
Winners in culinary and management divisions win nearly $1 million in scholarships in annual competition Raleigh, N...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Statement from Lynn Minges on HB 186 »
Statement from Lynn Minges, President & CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association on House Bill 1...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
NCRLA Media Statement »
Raleigh, N.C. (September 21, 2016) -- We commend policy makers—Mayor Roberts, members of the Charlotte City Council, Hous...
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Updated Media Statement on Charlotte City Ordinance #7056 and House Bill 2 »
Raleigh, N.C. (September 18, 2016) -- The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association remains committed to a reso...

Member News
Thursday, March 30, 2017
JB Duke Hotel joins prestigious Four Diamond ratings list »
Within 60 days of its opening, the new JB Duke Hotel in Durham has succeeded in one of its earliest goals – securing the A...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Saleh family to open new Sassool café at Morgan Street Food Hall »
The Morgan Street Food Hall & Market that’s expected to start opening is first vendor spaces in early summer has signe...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Asheville's Tupelo Honey Cafe to expand »
A downtown restaurant is about to get some much-needed breathing room. Tupelo Honey Cafe, which sometimes has waits f...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Curate makes list of The Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Every State »
The farm-to-table movement may be decades old, but recent heightened attention towards issues like climate change and heal...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
From an Indian village to NC Restaurateur of the Year »
The founder of Eschelon Experiences, who has built a group of six restaurants and bars throughout the Triangle, has been h...

NC HEF News
Sunday, March 19, 2017
South Caldwell High School, Cary High School take top honors at NCPI »
  Teams from South Caldwell High School (above, right) and Cary High School (left) took top honors at the 2017 Nor...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The News & Observer: Hospitality scholarships go to area students »
North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation recently awarded $35,000 in scholarships and grants to a number of Triangl...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The News & Record: NC HEF scholarship recipients »
Casey Cantrell and Hannah Neale, both of Greensboro, were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from the North Carolina Hos...
Monday, June 13, 2016
ProStart provides entree into culinary world »
Thirty seconds into a conversation with Emily Haas, you’ll be impressed. And rightly so. She recently graduated from...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Team NC competes at National ProStart Invitational »
    Photo left-right: Davie County High School: Casey Larsen, Lance Trenary, Rachel Larsen, Destiny Lee...

In the Mix
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
2017 In the Mix Weekly E-Newsletter »
NCRLA's weekly newsletter, with the latest news from the organization and our partners, is published each Wednesday. &n...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
2016 In the Mix Weekly E-Newsletter »
NCRLA's weekly newsletter, with the latest news from the organization and our partners, is published each Wednesday. &n...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
2015 In the Mix Weekly E-Newsletter »
NCRLA's weekly newsletter, with the latest news from the organization and our partners, is published each Wednesday....
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
2014 In the Mix Weekly E-Newsletter »
NCRLA's weekly newsletter, with the latest news from the organization and our partners, is published each Wednesday....

Hospitality Tips
Friday, November 18, 2016
Q&A: Frequently asked questions regarding responding to a foodborne illness »
There are many things that can go awry when a food service establishment is full of people -- from a fire or other emergen...

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