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VineNews - Sept. 09

Start Selling those Gift Cards!

Summer is ending, and the holiday season is right around the corner. What does this mean? Start training your staff on selling gift cards! The National Restaurant Association estimates that many non-chain restaurants ring up as much as 25 percent of their annual sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and much of these sales are from Gift Cards! Read more here.

SBA Loans for Small Buisness Owners

The Small Buisness Association is adding $50M for their Microloan program to help struggling small business owners. These loans, along with the American Recovery Capital Loans are a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read more here.

To all our Clients: Budget Reminder

With the fall season upon us, that means that it’s not too early to start thinking about your budget preparations for 2010.  After your P&L’s have been completed for the September fiscal month, please contact your Client Manager to arrange a time to begin preliminary budget discussions for 2010.  The goal is to have our client’s budgets completed by early December so you can focus your efforts on your holiday business.   


Upcoming Restaurant Events! 
Concepts of Tomorrow Conference
September 13-15 2009; JW Marriot Hotel, San Francisco
27th Annual American Wine & Food Festival
October 2-4, 2009; Universal Studios Los Angeles
dineLA Restaurant Week
October 4-9 & 11-16 
Fabulous Food Festival
November 7-8, 2009; SF Concourse Exhibition Center 
 Please let us know of any further events that you would like us to include in future newsletters. 

  H1N1 ‘Swine’ Flu Information for Restaurants
National Restaurant Association & Ecolab’s toolkit

Restaurant Accounting and Operations Blog!

 Vine Solutions is excited to announce our new Blog, Every Day Value!  We hope that this will help us with our mission of providing you with the most current and up to date advice and education to help keep your business successful!  We would also like to highlight news, events, and information from our clients, so if you would like to contribute a story please feel free to contact your client manager.

Welcome New Vine Clients! 

Blue Plate Oysterette
Santa Monica

Bottega Louie
Los Angeles 

Ca del Sole
Toluca L


The Sunset

The 2009 Great American Dine Out on September 20-26, is a week-long intiative to help end childhood hunger in Ameirca.  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


 The contemporary American Cuisine at Spruce showcases the freshest local and organically grown produce and naturally raised meats.  Highlights include an in-house temperature controlled curing room for the extensive in house charcuterie selection. Join Spruce on September 28th for the WillaKenzie Winemaker Dinner, where wines will be paired with a special menu crafted by Chef Mark Sullivan.

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