Virtual Roundtable Recap for the Restaurant & Food/Beverage Industry


on Thursday, April 16, the DowntownDC Business Improvement District hosted a virtual roundtable with restaurant and food/beverage leaders to discuss top resources for business owners and employees navigating the COVID-19 crisis, including access to emergency funding, as well as optimizing marketing efforts, operating efficiencies, and takeout/delivery strategy. Thanks to our event panelists for delivering an informative and insightful discussion, and providing the below list of resources for restaurant operators and employees.


Event Moderator: 

Event panelists:

Government of the District of Columbia 

  • John Falcicchio, Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development:
  • Tatiana Torres, Director of External Engagement – Economic Recovery Unit:

Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

Odermark Resources

Revel Electric Moped Company

  • Offer for Restaurants – One free month of dedicated moped use to support your local food delivery efforts

DowntownDC Business Improvement District

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