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Wine & Spirits industry news and information, from articles on emerging beverage trends and legislative news affecting our industry, to links to industry journals, rating and educational sites, blogs that entertain and educate on topics such as food and wine pairings to creating the craftiest cocktail, to wine and spirits organizations that provide important networking and learning opportunities, Martignetti Companies seeks to provide valued customers the resources you need to grow your business. As you read through these important reference tools, let us know if you have any suggested new sites to add by contacting us at info@martignetti.com.

News Archive 2020

January

1/13/20 How You Can Support the Australian Wine Industry After the Fires

March

3/31/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 31, 2020
3/30/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 30, 2020
3/29/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 29, 2020
3/27/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 27, 2020
3/26/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 26, 2020
3/25/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Daily Update March 25, 2020
3/24/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Daily Update March 24, 2020
3/23/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Daily Update March 23, 2020
3/22/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 22, 2020
3/21/20 Mass Rest Assc. COVID-19 Update March 21, 2020
3/20/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update March 20, 2020
3/19/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Daily Update March 19, 2020
3/16/20 Practices in Response to COVID-19
3/16/20 Alert - Available Payment Options

April

4/30/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. April 30 Update
4/28/20 Governor extends essential services emergency order until May 18
4/24/20 MRA Update - PPP Webinar, Grants and CORE Resources
4/23/20 Women of the Vine & Spirits Offers Complimentary Access
4/22/20 Mass Restaurant COVID Update for April 22
4/21/20 E-Commerce Webinar for Retailers April 22 at 7:30 PM
4/20/20 Mass Rest Assc. COVID-19 Update on Funding and Unemployment Assistance
4/17/20 Planet-Friendly Wines to Celebrate Earth Day
4/17/20 Mass Restaurant COVID-19 Update for April 17
4/16/20 Important Restaurant Re-Opening Information & Survey
4/15/20 COVID Update: ABCC Extended Advisory, DUA Notice, Health Connector
4/13/20 MRA IRS Updates, CARES Act, FDA Update and Navigating To Go Sales Webinar
4/10/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update April 10, 2020
4/9/20 Martignetti Companies Commits $250K to Hospitality Industry Employees Affected by COVID-19
4/8/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update for April 8, 2020
4/6/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update April 6, 2020
4/5/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID-19 Update for April 5, 2020
4/3/20 Legislative Alert: Beer and Wine Law has been signed
4/1/20 Mass Rest Assc. Cares Act Webinar April 2 at 3 PM

May

5/29/20 Martignetti Sales Teams Field Work Update
5/29/20 Restaurant Reopening Checklist
5/28/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID Update for May 28
5/27/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID Update for May 27
5/25/20 Massachusetts Restaurant Recovery Commission & New PPP Guidance
5/20/20 Mass Restaurant Re-Open Standards & A Legislative Call to Action
5/19/20 Restaurant Industry Seeks Clarity in Re-Opening Process
5/11/20 The Four Phases of Reopening
5/8/20 Unemployment Assistance Guidance, PPP Extension, Health Inspection Resources
5/7/20 COVID-19 Resources & Guidance for Restaurant & Retail Partners
5/6/20 Communicate with Local Authorities for Reopening Guidelines
5/4/20 Martignetti Companies Commits $250K to Hospitality Industry Employees Afffected by COVID-19
5/4/20 PPP Loan Forgiveness and Employees Who Refuse to Come Back to Work

June

6/29/20 Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID Update for June 29, 2020
6/26/20 Cumberland Farms Drops Beer and Wine Ballot Question
6/23/20 PPP Loan Rules Clarified
6/19/20 ABCC Repayment Options for Alcohol Debt
6/18/20 Meals Tax Collection Extension & Advice on Reopening
6/17/20 MRA Q&A and Scholarship Awards
6/12/20 Restaurant Re-Opening Toolkit and Navigating Mass Health Connector
6/11/20 ABCC Issues Credit Extension & Monday - Wednesday is the New Saturday Dining Campaign
6/9/20 MRA Re-Opening Questions Answered
6/7/20 Mass Restaurants Move to Phase 2 on June 8
6/6/20 Our Commitment to Social Justice
6/4/20 Restaurant Re-Opening Toolkit
6/3/20 Breaking News - US Senate passes changes to PPP
6/1/20 Restaurant Re-Opening Details

July

7/27/20 House Proposes Distressed Restaurant Relief Fund and Webinar to Explain Business Interruption Insurance
7/21/20 Cocktails to Go Guide
7/21/20 Extension on Evictions to Oct 17 and Drinks to Go ABCC Advisory
7/20/20 Restaurants Can Sell Mixed Drinks to Go Effective Immediately
7/14/20 Masks Required Signs and MassSave Energy Efficiency Offers
7/13/20 Senate Passes Mixed Drinks to Go; Washington Talks of New Relief Bill
7/2/20 Reopening, PPP Extension & Foodservice Town Hall July 8th
7/1/20 Urgent Legislative Alert: Contact you State Senator and ask them to help the restaurant industry!

August

8/31/20 Payroll Tax Deferment Guidance & Restaurant Revival Campaign
8/26/20 Restaurant Recovery Update August 26, 2020
8/17/20 ABCC Reminder Repayment Plan Begins in September
8/11/20 Action Alert - Protect Restaurants Against Added PPP Tax Liability
8/11/20 Governor Clarifies Updated Restaurant Rules
8/7/20 On-site Beverage Consumption Must be Accompanied by Food, ABCC Increases Staff for Compliance Checks

September

9/24/20 Updated Restaurant Requirements & FAQs on Bar Seating
9/23/20 Bar Seating and Increased Number of People at a Table - Welcome News for Restaurants
9/22/20 ServSafe Training Videos & Eversource Small Business Programs
9/14/20 Martignetti Companies Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 13-19, 2020
9/10/20 Outdoor Dining Extended & Takeout & Delivery to Gain During NFL Games
9/3/20 Restaurant Workshare Webinar Sept. 3 & Tips for Weathering 2nd COVID Wave
9/1/20 Martignetti Companies Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 13-19, 2020

October

10/17/20 Restaurant Recovery Survey, ABCC Advisories & Licensing Renewals