Friday, September 7, 2012

Dual Membership has many benefits!

Louisiana Restaurant Association members
are also a member of the National
Restaurant Association. Double the benefits!
As a restaurant member of the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA), you are also a member of the National Restaurant Association (NRA)—which increases your knowledge base through additional resources, tools and solutions. The NRA’s website offers an array of industry related articles, tips, facts—particularly about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will impact restaurants of all sizes.

Bread & Butter, a free, twice monthly e-newsletter is designed to increase your knowledge and provide tools to help restaurant owners succeed and prosper. Sign up today here. In the Sept. 6 issue of Bread & Butter, articles included, Why one operator shares his P&L with his employees; Use the right people and tools for prep work; Food, nonalcoholic beverage cost ratio dips in latest NRA survey; and how to stop card processing “cost creep” in its tracks.
Working in tandem, the NRA and LRA combined benefits
provide a full spectrum of tools, solutions and services
designed to help restaurants maximize their profitability.
Other available resources can be found at include NRA News, a blog containing industry specific, relevant and timely information on everything from regulatory, legislative, food safety, national trends through research and insights, sustainability and much more.  Member-only webinars on a variety of topics can be viewed in real time as they occur or even months later, as recordings and presentations are housed here.

On the LRA side, our website contains current state specific news on its home page under Association Happenings, which contains important information regarding resources available for those impacted by Hurricane Isaac. The number one reason people visit is to register for ServSafe food safety and sanitation courses and BEST Alcohol Server Training, of which the LRA is the largest training provider in the state.

Members and prospective members can find out about the LRA Self Insurer’s Fund for Workers’ Compensation, which is celebrating 30 successful years in 2012. Exclusive to restaurants, foodservice operators, bakers, florists, distributors, etc. you really should take a look at the LRA SIF for your workers’ comp policy. Offering competitive rates with up to a 15% premium discount for restaurants, free loss prevention and safety services at your site, local claims handling and now, the ability to offer coverage through your preferred insurance agent, or write your policy direct with the LRA, let us quote your coverage today.

Daily, the LRA Communications team pens original content about what’s happening in Louisiana’s restaurants, tips for success, resources available, individual success stories, food safety, and the drought’s impact on food costs and more. In addition to the website and blog, the LRA maintains an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even Pinterest. This provides members and the public with up to the minute industry related information they can use.

Are you taking advantage of all your dual membership has to offer? Not a member? Call us today, (504) 454-2277, to find out more! 

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