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Alert: Drive-by ADA Website Compliance Letters
Last week, the NRA received inquiries from five states regarding letters sent to restaurants by Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kipela (Carlson Lynch), a Pennsylvania law firm. The letters are headlined “FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES ONLY” (emphasis in original) and say that “experts … have identified access barriers” on restaurant websites. READ MORE
MHRA to Co-Sponsor Southern Gaming Summit
Southern Gaming Summit / BingoWorld will take place May 4-5, 2016 at the MS Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, www.sgsummit.com.
The Southern Gaming Summit / BingoWorld's unique mix of education, networking and southern hospitality make it a necessary event for anyone doing business in or interested in developing business in the region.
Compelling education, networking at its best and an exciting exhibition floor attract industry leaders from the Southern region and across the country. Build your brand and leverage your products and services with these key decision makers.
Reach hundreds of the most influential people in the gaming industry with big doses of Southern Hospitality thrown in. Join the excitement! Reserve your booth space by registering here
Time to register for 2016 spring fling golf
It's time for the 2016 Spring Fling. Shake the dust off the sticks and get ready for a fun day of golf and fellowship. Great food, refreshments at a great golf course.click here to download registration and sponsorship form.
Register Now for 2016 Public Affairs Conference
The most important week for restaurants in our nation’s capital is coming this spring. Meet your lawmakers, talk about restaurant industry issues and make a difference. Registration is NOW OPEN for the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Public Affairs Conference.
April 12-13, 2016
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Call MHRA office for more details.
January Restaurant Industry Summary & Surveys.
Interested in what is happening in the Restaurant Industry? Click here for stats and trends
Don’t Let EMV Chargebacks Cut into Your Profits
With EMV in full swing in the U.S., chargebacks have been on the rise—especially for restaurateurs. Following a successful co-hosted webinar with National Restaurant Association on the basics of chargeback management and best practices last month, we discovered a second installment was in high demand.
The webinar took a deeper dive into the rules of EMV and chargebacks and what you can do to avoid them. If you weren’t able to join us for the presentation, we’ve summarized the high points here to help you better understand chargebacks and the liability shift. READ MORE
irs ruling affects employers reimbursing employees for medical insurance
The Mississippi Department of Insurance said in a prepared statement that if the small employer helps employees by paying their premiums, reimbursing medical expenses or raising salaries to compensate for policies bought by the individuals, the company is considered to be in violation of IRS Code Section 4980D.
MHRA endorsed provider BancorpSouth Insurance has provided this information update. Click here
MHRA LINKS AGREEMENT WITH SESAC TO OFFER MEMBER DISCOUNT
MHRA members in good standing are now entitled to a 10% discount on their music licensing fees thru SESAC. When signing up or renewing, be sure to let SESAC know you are a member and your fees will be reduced by 10%
Click the logo above for a listing of MHRA associate members providing services and products to our industry.
Click below for Winter Issue of Y'all Come Magazine
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 are realizing significant savings. Have your agent contact Gumtree. Click here for an overview of the program.
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.