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Ms. Rhoda Elliott


Bill's Barbecue

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Bill's Barbecue

Background Information

Employment History


Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Inc

Government Relations Chairman

Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Inc


Government Relations


Bill’s Barbecue


Travel Association


Virginia Hospitality

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt ... [cached]

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accompanied by U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, left, talks with Bill's Barbecue owner Rhoda Elliott, in red, back to camera, during a visit to the closed restaurant Wednesday.

The Romney campaign ad, which features former Bill's owner and Republican supporter Rhoda Elliott, implies that Obama's economic policies were at least in part to blame.
After a morning rally in Roanoke, Romney made an unannounced stop at a shuttered Bill's location on the Boulevard en route to the rally in Doswell and chatted with Elliott and several family members.
"So what happened? Romney asked.
"Things just got rougher and rougher," Elliott told him, blaming taxes, regulations and the president's health care overhaul for the difficult decision to close up shop.
Typically in a poor economy, people eat at less expensive restaurants, but during the recession, they seemed to go a step below Bill's, she told Romney.
"We usually fare pretty good," she said of the economic downturn.
Romney brought up the topic of Bill's Barbecue during his speech at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, recounting his chat with Elliott.
Romney shared Elliott's comments that the business had been burdened by taxes, federal regulation and "Obamacare."
"Those three things are crushing small businesses across America," he said, pledging not to raise taxes on small businesses or on the middle class.
Romney reported that Elliott said under the health care reform law "the cost per employee was just backbreaking."

Mike Barbour and Rhoda ... [cached]

Mike Barbour and Rhoda Elliott, president of Bill's Barbecue, talk about the sale of dozens of lapel pins with the chain's logo that a customer...

When Rhoda Elliott showed at the Bill's Barbecue at 937 Myers St. at 6 a.m. today, a line had already formed around the restaurant's building.
"It was controlled chaos," Elliott said about the opening hours of the memorabilia sale.
But today has been a hard emotional one for Elliott, the niece of the company's founder who had worked at Bill's Barbecue for 35 years and was appointed president in the early 1990s.
"It's like selling off your kids," she said. "It's hard."

Patrick Henry Supper Club [cached]

Rhoda Elliott, president of Bill's Barbecue Inc., opposes the tax increase.

"You are picking on one industry.That's my problem with this," Elliott told Armstrong.
Later, Elliott said in an interview: "They turn to us every time they need easy money."
Elliott is also the government relations chairman for the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, which has gone on record against the tax increase.

VHTA Committees [cached]

Rhoda Elliott, Chairman

Rhoda Elliott, Chairman

Increased competition, a dwindling ... [cached]

Increased competition, a dwindling customer base and rising costs forced Bill’s Barbecue president Rhoda Elliott to make the most difficult decision of her life.

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