In this issue...
Ctuit News
Moonshadows Restaurant
Worker's Compensation Info.
New Vine Clients
Wayfare Tavern,
          San Francisco
          San Francisco
Pizza Antica,   
         Santa Monica
Eureka Burger,
Arch Rock,
        Santa Barbara
Osteria Coppa,
       San Mateo
       Santa Monica
Musso & Frank
        Los Angeles
Cafe Des Amis
        San Francisco
Vine Client Newsletter Sept. 2010 
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Gift CardsAs part of the newly adopted Credit CARD Act which went into effect last month (August 22), all establishments which sell gift cards, gift certificates, and pre-loaded Visa and American Express cards, must now abide by the new legislation set forth to protect consumers.
The new Act established specific rules for which all issued gift cards and certificates must adhere. These rules include the following; limitations on inactivity and service fees from issued, all recipients are given at least 5 years after the date of issuance to redeem the card balance or at least 5 years after money has been added to the card--whichever is longer. All new cards and certificates purchased must include a disclosure statement specifying the amount of all fees, the expiration date, and a toll-free number where the consumer may call to receive more information. Note: these laws do not include reward or reloadable cards not intended for gift redemption.
All cards produced prior to April 1, 2010, have been permitted by Congress for retail sale through January 31, 2011 and do require the new on-card disclosure statements. However,  the new laws on expiration dates and fee limitations DO apply to existing cards and retailers are required to disclose such legislation protecting consumers' rights in a conspicuous area in their place of business.
After January 31, 2011, all gift cards produced without disclosure statements will not be deemed eligible for sale.
If you require additional information regarding the necessary legal information new gift cards must carry, please visit .
Ctuit Demo dashboardCtuit Sense

Ever wonder exactly what month brought in the most amount of revenue to your Restaurant last year? Or perhaps what year out of the last ten, grossed more holidays sales?  How about which item on the menu last month represented the most quantities sold at each restaurant location?
The answer to these questions, and many more, can be found utilizing the 'Rankings' dashboard tab in Ctuit.  This four-step process allows you to analyze specific pieces of information by refining by location, date range,  period (daily, weekly, only mondays, etc.), and by metric option (gross sales, quantities sold, guests, etc.)
The rankings dashboard application not only provides you with the ability to forecast your business's revenue, but assists with projections, expectations, future goals, etc. for the future of your business.
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Moonshadows  Client Spotlight; Moonshadows

Moonshadows opened nearly 40 years ago when Malibu was just a quiet surfer's paradise. Locals would stop in after a day at the beach, and tourists travelling up the coast, could stop for the freshest seafood in Los Angeles. Over the next several decades, Moonshadows remained a must for anyone visiting Malibu, but found itself a bit out of sync with the growing city of Malibu.

In 2000, Andrea Bullo left as the general manager of Prego in Beverly Hills with a vision of what he saw as the new Moonshadows. The demographics of Malibu had changed dramatically since the 70s, and Moonshadows had found itself a bit out of step. Bullo had a vision of a restaurant that stayed true to its Malibu roots, yet added an elegant and modern twist. The restaurant was given a makeover and the menu was rebuilt from scratch. Moonshadows still served the traditional burger, yet utilized ingredients such as Kobe beef and organic potatoes for their fries. The special was Turbot, and the wine selection, impeccable.

Los Angeles's response was immediate and resoundingly positive. The marriage of a coastal landmark with a modern style and a long list of celebrity clientele proved to be a winning combination for even the most discerning of palates.

During the summer months, Moonshadow's patio explodes with a life all its own as it features internationally known DJs serenading guests in its Blue Lounge as the sun sets over the Pacific. The menu has evolved to include a combination of Mediterranean and Asian influences, and the wine list has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the last four years.
Lucas Capra, Moonshadow's Restaurant
 A note regarding Workers Comp.
Injuries On the Job

California's Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has finalized regulations which require all employers within California to display a new posting regarding injuries that happen while on the job.The 'Notice to Employees - Injuries Caused by Work' posting must be displayed in a visible location frequented by employees no later than October 8, 2010. Failure to post the notice by the October deadline can result in fines of up to $7,000 in civil penalties.

Please use the link provided below to fill in your business's information and display by October 8th.