ASSOCIATE MEMBER BENEFITS:– Reach your target market by advertising in our industry’s most influential magazine at a discounted member rate.
Marketing and Networking
Annual Buyer’s Guide
– Reach the industry’s most influential people by listing the products and services you provide in our Buyer’s Guide.
– Take advantage of local, statewide and national food service industry networking event opportunities available only to members throughout the year.
– Target your direct-mail campaigns with the help of IRA mailing list, available only to members.
Member Directory Web Page
– Each member gets two free listings on the Illinois Restaurant Association website, in the Buyer's Guide section.
– Receive referrals for your products and services through our referral hotline.
– Participate in cross-promotions which yield big returns at events like the annual Golf Outing, Restaurateurs Ball and Chapter Events.
Information Resource Center – Get answers to your questions on new legislation, legal issues and industry trends.
Industry Education and Representation
– Our registered lobbyists pursue federal, state and local issues on the industry’s behalf.
– Take advantage of our discount rates exclusive to IRA members.– Your employees qualify for discounts through your IRA membership
with savings on vision care, automobile rentals and more.– Our exclusive insurance programs offer all lines of insurance to IRA members, with an opportunity for you to cut your insurance costs through IRA member rates.– Discounted rates on all your payroll and human resource needs of up to 15% available exclusive to IRA members.– Insured and licensed investigative firm specializing in the hospitality industry providing IRA members discounts on background checks, social security information, drug testing and more.
Employee Benefit Discounts
Payroll & HR Services
Credit Card Processing Seasonings®– Receive the association’s newsletter read by thousands of Illinois restaurateurs, hoteliers and purveyors.