The Restaurant Association of Maryland, in coordination with the Maryland Tourism Council (MTC), Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (MADMO) and the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association (MHLA), will host the 22nd annual Taste of Maryland Legislative Reception on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
“The Taste of Maryland Legislative Reception is a celebration of the hospitality industry and an opportunity for our members to spend time with legislators. With the important decisions facing lawmakers this session we want to ensure that our industry’s perspective is taken into consideration,” said Marshall Weston Jr., President & CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland.
The following is a full list of participating restaurants and their locations which can also be seen at www.thetasteofmd.com/restaurants.
C & R Pub
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
Carrol’s Creek Café
Clarence's Taste of New Orleans
Harris Crab House
Hollywood Casino Perryville
Harris Crab House
Maria's Italian Ristorante
Miss Shirley’s Café
O’Brien’s Oyster Bar
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse- Annapolis
SoBo’s Wine Beerstro
The Melting Pot- Columbia
The evening will also feature an open bar serving MillerCoors products, wines provided by the Maryland Wineries Association. Food leftover from the evening’s event will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.
Prior to the legislative reception, several education seminars will be held at the Loews Hotel. Seminars are included with your ticket purchase. Registration is now open at www.thetasteofmd.com. The schedule is as follows:
2:00 – 2:45 Seminar A – 3rd Floor of Powerhouse Building at Loews Hotel “Determining the Return on Investment (ROI) of using Social Media” With Speaker, Jason Cohen, RockIt Digital Marketing
Seminar B – 2nd Floor of Powerhouse Building at Loews Hotel “Let’s make a Deal, an effective approach to contracts and vendor agreements” With Speaker, Robert Franklin, Franklin & Prokopik
3:00 – 3:45 Seminar C – 3rd Floor of Powerhouse Building at Loews Hotel “Marketing and Branding your Restaurant” With Speaker, Randy Marriner, Victoria Gastro Pub
Seminar D – 2nd Floor of Powerhouse Building at Loews Hotel "Getting the Message Out that Tourism IS Economic Development" With Speaker, Maryland County Tourism Directors Panel
4:15 – 5:00 RAM Legislative Update & Preview of 2012 Session – 3rd Floor of Powerhouse Building at the Loews Hotel With Speaker, Melvin Thompson, Senior VP of Government Affairs at RAM
“Our restaurant members and sponsors understand the importance of this event and we are honored by their commitment to make this special evening possible,” added Weston.
Credentialed media interested in attending the reception should contact the Restaurant Association of Maryland directly at 410-290-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.