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Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown is coming!
Save the Date! June 23rd at Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, MS
The MHRA is celebrating 60 years with educational seminars, a seafood feast and an Anniversary Bash Drawdown where someone will $6000! Every 60th ticket will win $160. Only 300 tickets to be sold.
Sponsorship & Ticket Registration Form can be found here.
Seafood Trails sign-up
With proceeds form a generous tourism and promotional grant from BP, the MHRA is proud to announce the creation of the Seafood Trails.
The goal of the Seafood Trails is to create a way for locals and tourists to enjoy the best in class bounty of seafood that comes directly from the Gulf of Mexico.
It is the hope of the MHRA that the Seafood Trails becomes a long standing tourist attraction and that the restaurants that choose to participate will financially benefit from their involvement in the program.
In order to be included in the Trails promotion, a restaurant must have at least 5 menu items on their menu thru December of 2014 that feature a Gulf of Mexico Seafood item. Restaurants may change their menu items throughout the year, but MUST maintain a minimum of 5 menu items at all times.
Qualified restaurants will have their location included in a physical Trails map that will be distributed throughout the area. They will also be listed on the Seafood Trails Website and will benefit from all marketing efforts listed in item 2 below. Participating restaurants may also qualify for a local marketing stipend that they can use at their discretion to enhance their local marketing efforts. The amount of the stipend will be determined by the number of participating restaurants.
In order to participate, the Seafood Trails MOU must be completed and returned to the MHRA NO LATER THAN May 15th.
MS Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) introduces the MS Emergency Access Program (MEAP)
In the event of a natural disaster event where state or local officials restrict access to your restaurant locale, you can gain access for your employees by signing up here. Consider hurricane or tornado disaster relief efforts - if you plan to operate in an affected area, you need MEAP access.
Congratulations to 2014 MS ProStart Invitational Champions Oak Grove High Schol (management) and Laurel High School (culinary), who will represent MS at the National ProStart Invitational in May in Minneapolis, MN.
Y'ALL COME WINTER Edition
The winter edition of our quarterly magazine is out and available for you to read online! Click the image to the left to open the publication and learn more about what we're doing at MHRA!
MHRA Offers New Online Insurance Program
BancorpSouth Insurance Services & Your MHRA can assist you in navigating the Individual Mandate portion of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Employers are responsible for driving their employees to affordable care options now. MHRA members can simply tell those employees to call 1-888-389-6214, where eligibility can be determined.
Buy Health, Home, Supplemental, Auto and MUCH more all on line. Just like Travelocity, you can customize your insurance needs with a point and click of a mouse. Check it out at www.mhraexchange.com
For all your insurance questions, please contact Nick Myers at 601-950-7510
Click the logo above for a listing of MHRA associate members providing services and products to our industry.
Restaurant Owners & Operators
The MHRA provides restaurant owners and operators with insights from and collaboration with other food industry professionals.
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The MHRA provides restaurant and hospitality service providers with a platform to easily reach industry decision makers in Mississippi.
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Fishbowl is the leading provider of online Guest Relationship Marketing software and services to the restaurant industry. Take advantage of member discounts.
HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS consistently delivers quality processing rates with Best in Class Customer Service. MHRA members are eligible for reduced rates.
ALL OF YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS IN ONE STOP! Members claim significant savings on Work comp and Property Insurance.
MHRA Members can receive up to 20% off their Music Licensing Fees with BMI
Working hand in hand, the MHRA and NRA are committed to providing you with the resources needed to operate a successful restaurant.
Whether you are looking for a key manager or a whole staff, our national partnership with CAREERBUILDER.COM will save you money and help you find the right person!
As a preferred partner of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) & MHRA, GuestMetrics is proud to offer complimentary access to its GuestSnapshot enterprise reporting system exclusively to members. The system enables restaurant operators to leverage the power of their own POS data with reporting tools that are user-friendly and near real-time. GuestSnapshot includes reporting tools focused both on revenue generation and cost management, empowering operators to profitably manage their business.