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Protect Your Customers: Information that Should – and Should Not – be included on Electronically Printed Receipts

A new mandate governing the amount and type of cardholder information that can appear on electronically printed credit and debit merchant card receipts is taking effect on October 1. The attached educational article written by Heartland Payment Systems provides important information you should know to protect yourself, your business – and your customers.

If you have any questions, please contact Heartland Payment Systems at 866.941.1HPS (866.941.1477).

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DRA/PAC Hosts Successful Fundraiser at Iron Hill Brewery
Your Support is Needed Now More Than Ever

More than 60 members came together this past Month to help raise much needed funds for the Delaware Restaurant Association’s Political Action Committee. The reception was donated by Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington. “The importance of a well-funded PAC helps to solidify our voice in Dover” said Dennis Forbes of Cool Springs Fish Bar in Dover and DRA Vice-Chairman and current PAC Chair.

The strength of DRA’s voice was heard this past legislative session as the industry faced one of its toughest years. Members and legislative representatives succeeded on all fronts saving restaurateurs thousands of dollars by defeating multiple wage and alcohol bills.

The DRA/PAC was created in 2002 by the Association to give members a way to join together and support candidates that are supportive of the restaurant industry. “Having a healthy PAC ensures the industry has an effective and formidable voice against anti-business legislation,” Forbes added.

The DRA has been very active during this year’s historic election cycle. Members need to help re-elect and elect those candidates who support issues that affect their businesses. New proposals such as mandated health care, skyrocketing minimum wage and cash wage, unfair business taxes and regulations are already on the horizon in Dover when session begins this January.

The DRA/PAC is your first line of defense.

DRA Offers Discounted Payroll
Heartland Payment Systems Endorsed

The Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) is pleased to announce to its members that it now endorses Heartland Payroll Services, Inc for payroll processing.

In keeping with DRA’s continuing efforts to enhance the businesses of its members, which include restaurants, companies that supply restaurants and other businesses in the food industry, DRA has added Heartland Payroll Services to its well respected endorsed member benefits list.

“This partnership with Heartland Payroll Services provides DRA members with the opportunity for Worry-free payroll processing so members can focus on what really matters: Improving and growing their businesses. Heartland will offer DRA members special simplified pricing with a three-year rate guarantee. There’s a direct connection between payroll reliability, employee productivity – and the employer’s peace of mind,” said Carrie Leishman, President/CEO of DRA.

Additionally, Heartland Payment Systems has been endorsed by DRA for credit/debit/prepaid card processing since September 2007 and helps DRA members navigate the complexity of managing card acceptance programs with its local consultative team of relationship managers and servicing managers; 24/7/365 live customer support; industry-specific, state-of-the-art technology products; and online access to detailed transaction account information. DRA members are welcome to call for a free, no obligation consultation at 866.976.7207.

Fall Servsafe and DineSafe Schedule Announced

ServSafe delivers nationally recognized and accredited high-quality foodservice sanitation training for managers and employees. DineSafe is designed for all employees to master basic food safety training using the ServSafe Starters guide. Offered through the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, classes are held throughout the state and approved by the Delaware Department of Health. Download a schedule of classes or contact the DRA for more information.