MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City
February 22
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.

Your MRA Dues Investment at Work
February 15
Featured News

After months of preparation, and full of hope, a record number of ProStart teams will leave their local schools today to travel to Springfield for the 15th Annual Missouri State Competition in Springfield on February 17. The students will demonstrate their mastery of restaurant leadership skills — culinary and management — in a fast-paced competition

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program
February 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), in conjunction with the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet, presented the DeLaSalle Education Center with new culinary equipment to support its ProStart® program on February 7. The equipment, valued at $2,200, was made possible through a grant from the GKCRA to support the next generation of culinary leaders.

Betty Glasgow receives ProStart® Educator of Excellence Award
February 02
Featured News

Glasgow, now in her 11th year of teaching ProStart, understands the importance of being prepared to talk about the program anywhere at anytime. And her ability to do so has resulted in finding mentors for her students; securing food and equipment donations for the classroom; and sponsorship to cover chef coats and travel expenses for competing culinary and management teams.

MISSOURI KITCHEN CABINET EXPANDS ACROSS THE STATE
January 26
Featured News

Members of the Kitchen Cabinet understand the real story of the importance of restaurants in Missouri and the nation. Legislators, the media, and the public need to understand the actual narrative of the industry, not just the cherry-picked claims of special interests attempting to advance a misguided, self-serving agenda.

Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says
February 22
State

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that currently, more than one out of 10, or 1.2 million, of all eating-and-drinking-place employees in the United States are African American, and that number is expected to grow. Restaurant companies are more intentional and better at recruiting minorities into their corporate ranks...

Restaurants serve up success for Missouri
February 15
State

In Missouri, restaurants employ 12 percent of the state’s workforce – over 295,600 people. We are an industry where a person can begin with no experience, no formal education, and reach the middle class. When you visit a restaurant, note what you see there. Our people and our foods are a reflection of what makes this nation so great.

Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers
February 14
BlogINDUSTRY NEWSState

Competition for employees is also heating up in the restaurant industry. 27 percent of restaurant operators said recruiting-and-retaining employees is the single most important challenge facing their business. This was up from just 9 percent two years earlier.

FDA to align menu-labeling compliance, enforcement
December 06
National News

The Food and Drug Administration said it would publish a final rule extending the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. The extension now aligns the compliance date with the regulation’s enforcement date.

DOL issues final overtime rules
May 18
Government AffairsINDUSTRY NEWSNational News

Two clear examples of the industry’s influence in the rule are highlighted in the sections dealing with the “long” duties test and the bonuses. On the “long” duties test, the rule states that the “Department understands the concerns of employers and their advocates that prohibiting managers from ‘pitching-in’ could negatively affect the workplace.

New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll
April 11
National News

An unfortunate number of employers have recently fallen victim to a phishing scam that tricks them into disclosing highly sensitive employee information to unknown third parties.

Günter Hans Owner Lydia Melton  Named President of Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association
February 20
Chapter NewsMid-Missouri

Melton is an entrepreneur who opened her first bar at the age of 24. Having studied abroad in Belgium, she returned to find that many of the beers and treats she loved sampling while in Europe were unavailable

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program
February 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), in conjunction with the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet, presented the DeLaSalle Education Center with new culinary equipment to support its ProStart® program on February 7. The equipment, valued at $2,200, was made possible through a grant from the GKCRA to support the next generation of culinary leaders.

Ask the Expert: Reduce Theft to Increase Profitability
October 26
Chapter News

Q: My business is busier than ever, yet my cash balance isn’t growing as I would expect it to. I’m concerned I’m out of touch with what could be happening around controls. I trust everyone, but need to dig a little deeper. Where do I start?

MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City
February 22
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.

IRS extends ACA reporting deadline
February 15
Government Affairs

The Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline for some information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, but it's still right around the corner!

New I-9 form is set for January
December 06
Government Affairs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, published its new version of the form Nov. 14. Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, all U.S. employers must start using it.

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