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The Benefits of belonging to the Minnesota Restaurant Association.

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MRA Benefits

  1. 1. <ul><li>Serving Minnesota’s Restaurant Industry and its suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Restaurant Association </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits & Services </li></ul>
  2. 2. Legislative Information & Representation <ul><li>Experienced lobbying team at state & national level </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail & print legislative alerts, weekly during session </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Law Review </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality & Tourism Day at the Capitol </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Political Action Committee (HOPAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff person to answer your legal questions </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Briefcase, contact info of your legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Required posters for your establishment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education & Certification <ul><li>ServSafe certification & recertification classes for alcohol & foodservice safety (Online classes also available) </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant Boot Camp & Restaurant Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Regular industry seminars </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advertising & Marketing <ul><li>FREE listing & web site link in online dining guide www. Hospitalitymn .com </li></ul><ul><li>FREE listing in printed member directory: “ Hospitality Minnesota- Where to Stay and Dine.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Credit Card Processing <ul><li>No application or statement fees </li></ul><ul><li>No monthly minimum or service fees </li></ul><ul><li>No annual fees </li></ul><ul><li>FREE monthly online reporting and setup </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified pricing structure with easy-to-read statements & no hidden fees </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour customer service line </li></ul>
  6. 6. E-Mail Marketing Program <ul><li>One-time setup fee and low monthly maintenance fee </li></ul><ul><li>Library of restaurant-specific templates </li></ul><ul><li>Fishbowl will guide you in your emarketing program </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up slips are provided and Fishbowl staff does the data entry </li></ul>
  7. 7. Health Insurance Consultation <ul><li>Benefits market search </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic benefit planning </li></ul><ul><li>Claims Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Online HR assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance assistance </li></ul>
  8. 8. Telecom Services Discount <ul><li>3% Discount on monthly re-occurring services </li></ul><ul><li>Managed Network </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted IT Services </li></ul><ul><li>Business Communications </li></ul>
  9. 9. Member Communications <ul><li>Quarterly Minnesota Restaurateur magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-monthly e-newsletter, Hospitality Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Online and print vendor buyers’ guide </li></ul><ul><li>Important news releases as necessary </li></ul>
  10. 10. BMI Music Licensing Discount <ul><li>10% membership discount </li></ul><ul><li>10% additional timely payment discount </li></ul>
  11. 11. Legal Consultation <ul><li>30 minutes FREE legal consultation per year </li></ul><ul><li>Discounted rates should services be retained </li></ul>
  12. 12. Career Center <ul><li>Introductory offer of 30 days free </li></ul><ul><li>Post jobs to be viewed by industry-seeking professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Search resumes of industry-trained candidates </li></ul>
  13. 13. Networking <ul><li>FREE admission to Upper Midwest Hospitality Foodservice and Lodging Show </li></ul><ul><li>Annual holiday party & awards ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Committee involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Roundtables </li></ul>

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