Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Registration for the 2014 NRA Public Affairs Conference is open

The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) consistently delivers one of the top state delegations to the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. Last year, nearly 50 LRA members made the trip to meet with Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation. This year, the NRA Public Affairs Conference is April 29-30 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Stan Harris, LRA President and CEO
“Every year, the NRA holds the conference to provide restaurateurs with their state’s Congressional Delegation,” said Stan Harris, LRA President and CEO. “During the LRA Hill Climb, our members meet with all nine of Louisiana’s delegation to discuss priority issues for the restaurant industry.”

The restaurant industry is facing unprecedented challenges on a variety of legislative fronts from health care and taxes to minimum wage and immigration reform. This year will be a critical mid-term election year for restaurateurs large and small. Congress needs to know how all of these issues affect your and your employees. Join hundreds of industry peers and colleagues for two days in Washington, DC.

“Advocacy plays such an important role in our business,” said Melvin Rodrigue, COO of Galatoire’s Restaurant. “We’re all concentrating on what’s happening within our four walls, but we have to be aware of what’s outside, such as regulations on the city, state and federal level.”

The NRA Public Affairs Conference is open! Early bird registration is $165; $185 after March 28; and Spouse or non-business guest is $90. Click here to register online and to see the list of hotels nearby. View the agenda here.

Learn about the issues, talk with colleagues and share your story with Congress. They need to know that America Works Here. 

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