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Document Retention
We recently received a great question from a client asking how long specific documents should be kept. California does not have any certain set limits, however we found some
general guidelines that may be of help to you.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us anytime or view more information on the IRS website.

ARC Loan Applications Online
Thinking about applying for an American Recovery Capital loan? If so, check out eligibility requirements and applications at ARC loans are short-term loans up to $35,000 for existing small businesses with immediate economic hardships. The loans were created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and are fully guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. Contact the SBA district office in your state for questions about the ARC loans, lenders and other resources.

Upcoming Restaurant Events

SF Chefs. Food. Wine.
August 6-9 2009
Union Square, San Francisco

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
August 30-Sept. 1 2009
San Diego Convention Center 

Concepts of Tomorrow Conference

September 13-15 2009
JW Marriot Hotel, San Francisco

Please let us know of any further events that you would like us to include in future newsletters.

Vine Solutions is on Twitter!
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Welcome New Vine Clients!

Cole’s Restaurant
Los Angeles

Eureka Burger Bar

LB Steak

Santana Row, San Jose 

Smokey’s House of BBQ
Oxnard and Dana Point 

The Varnish Bar
Los Angeles

New Tax Rates for Los Angeles Areas

The Board of Equalization has released new Sales and Use Tax Rates for Los Angeles areas that took effect on July 1, 2009.  For more information, you can view the
State Board of Equalization Press Release.

The 2009 Great American Dine Out on September 20-26, is a week-long initiative to help end childhood hunger in America.  Restaurants can participate in various ways from donating a set percentage of sales to creating special menus or promotions.  Register before Sept. 1st on the
Great American Dine Out website.

Restaurant Spotlight
Introducing Sam's ChowderMobile

Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, now delivers award-winning gourmet seafood throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  A year in the making, Sam’s ChowderMobile was the result of tremendous customer demand for fresh, simply prepared seafood. This new mobile solution will deliver high quality lunches and dinners directly to customers at public and private events.  For more information view the website at

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