Hi, this is Steve from the WEBstaurant Store. I’m here to tell you five reasons for why you should join your state restaurant association. The first reason is that state restaurant associations will lobby on your behalf. Government affair teams work to inform politicians to help them make fair decisions regarding the laws and policies that directly affect your business. They will also lobby against unfair local taxes and revenue schemes that target the restaurant industry. In addition, they also lobby for pro-restaurant legislation. The next reason is group buying power. Restaurant associations are able to negotiate discounts for members designed to help you reduce costs in; workers’ comp, property and liability insurance, credit card processing, employee background checks and group healthcare. This benefit alone is enough to have your membership dues pay for themselves. Training and development is another great reason to join a restaurant association. Whether it be mandatory alcohol serving training, ServSafe and food safety training, access to tradeshows, OSHA regulations, labor law posters, your restaurant association will help you find the answers you need regarding the laws that govern our industry. The fourth reason I have for you to join a restaurant association is access to industry news and alerts. Your restaurant association is there to keep you up-to-date about the news and laws affecting your business. So you can focus on what you do best. Whether it’s new regulations, industry alerts, proposed laws or restaurant trends your restaurant association will keep you informed. And the final reason I have for you to join your state restaurant association is dual membership the national restaurant association. By enrolling in your state restaurant association you’re most likely provided with a complimentary membership in the national restaurant association. And that will grant you advocacy and representation at the national level. You’ll get free admission to the NRA show, free webinars and even an annual restaurant industry forecast. As you can see, being a member of a state restaurant association comes with many benefits. If you have questions about specific benefits, contact your state restaurant association.
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