FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23 , 2017
MEDIA CONTACT:  Caroline Taylor
Communications Manager
(703) 525-2400
Arlington, Prince William, Greater Reston, and Loudoun County Chambers Working Together to Produce Northern Virginia Restaurant Week 2017
In Partnership with the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
ARLINGTON, Va. - Foodies rejoice! For the second year in a row, four of Northern Virginia's top business organizations - the Arlington, Prince William, Greater Reston, and Loudoun County Chambers of Commerce -- are collaborating to produce Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, March 20-27, 2017. The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association (VRLTA) will once again join them as a partner, making it one of the largest dining out celebrations in the state. Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is a week-long, dining experience taking place at a variety of establishments from fine dining to fast casual meaning that everyone can take part. The goal of this event is to draw attention to Northern Virginia's vibrant hospitality industry, encouraging residents and workers to explore new dining options close to home or work.  
 
In 2016, more than 60 restaurants participated with special menus and pricing at both lunch and dinner. This year the Chambers hope to increase participation. Participating restaurants pay a flat fee of $250 ($500 if you are not a Chamber member) to be included in promotions including logo recognition and having their restaurant week menu posted on www.NOVARestaurantWeek.com. Individual Chambers will also promote local restaurant participants on their websites and social media outlets, collaborating on additional opportunities to reach the entire Northern Virginia region. Restaurants and sponsors can sign up by completing the registration form and returning it to Hannah Dannenfelser (chamber@arlingtonchamber.org) at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Restaurants can also register online through the registration page.
 
"Participating in Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is one of the many ways that Chamber involvement adds value to the restaurants and hotels in our region," said Kate Bates, President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. "The Arlington Chamber is thrilled to work with our partners to once again produce this event that promotes and celebrates Northern Virginia's vibrant restaurant scene."
 
For 2017, Northern Virginia Restaurant Week will once again be working with OpenTable.com to provide participating foodies a chance to make stress-free reservations. Restaurants who are already on Open Table will be featured on a special NOVA Restaurant Week page, making it simple for consumers to find convenient options throughout the seven-day event.
 
Registrations will be accepted until the beginning of Restaurant Week, but registering early will ensure participants maximum exposure. Signature sponsors to date are Upper Crust Pizzeria-DC Metro, One Loudoun, Reston Town Center, and Potomac Mills; several opportunities remain. Platinum Sponsors include Arlington Economic Development, Bistro 360, and Historic Manassas, Inc.
 
For more information about Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, sponsorship opportunities, or the collaboration between the Arlington, Prince William, Greater Reston, and Loudoun County Arlington Chambers, please contact Hannah Dannenfelser at chamber@arlingtonchamber.org or (703) 525-2400. NOVA Restaurant Week also has a Facebook page where interested foodies can stay up to date on participating restaurants and news. Diners are encouraged to use #NOVARestaurantWeek when dining at a participating restaurant.
 
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