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MRA and NRA impact tax reform legislation
18 Jan
2018
Written by MRA

MRA and NRA impact tax reform legislation »

Each spring, Missouri Restaurant Association sends a sizable delegation to Washington as part of the National Restaurant Association’s Public Affairs Conference. In the offices of Missouri’s U.S. senators and representatives, we have an opportunity to engage on issues of importance to the restaurant and hospitality industry.

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MRA works to preserve 2% sales tax collection allowance
17 Jan
2018
Written by MRA

MRA works to preserve 2% sales tax collection allowance »

When legislation was introduced in Jefferson City recently that contained a provision to repeal the allowance, MRA went to work. In conversations with sponsors of the legislation, MRA explained the origins of the allowance and its importance to the business community. 

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2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration
10 Jan
2018
Written by MRA

2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration »

On the evening of February 18, restaurateurs from across Missouri will convene in St. Louis for Missouri Restaurant Association’s Annual President’s Inaugural and Awards Celebration. 

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United Healthcare addressing the diverse health care needs of the hospitality industry
3 Jan
2018
Written by MRA

United Healthcare addressing the diverse health care needs of the hospitality industry »

UnitedHealthcare works with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Missouri Restaurant Association (MRA) in a strategic alliance, offering exclusive health care pricing and solutions for every size NRA/MRA member business — including small, midsize and large employers.

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115th Congress delivers comprehensive tax reform package
28 Dec
2017
Written by MRA

115th Congress delivers comprehensive tax reform package »

The Act took shape at a breakneck pace over a two-month period, with the House passing its version of the bill on November 16 and the Senate passing its version on December 2. The two versions were then reconciled into a single piece of legislation which, due to a procedural complication, underwent a number of small revisions prior to final passage by the Senate and House.

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Hospitality Program Expands to Meet Employer Demand for Educated Workers
5 Dec
2017
Written by MRA

Hospitality Program Expands to Meet Employer Demand for Educated Workers »

The University of Missouri has long been home to farm-to-table scholarship. Now Mizzou’s successful hospitality management program is getting a refresh to meet growing demand for employees with college education. MU has retooled its online bachelor of science in hospitality management to create more opportunities for students in the management of all hospitality sectors, particularly in conferences & events, food & beverage sites, lodging facilities, and sports venues.

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Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.85 on Jan. 1, 2018
5 Dec
2017
Written by MRA

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.85 on Jan. 1, 2018 »

Missouri’s minimum wage is subject to change each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, commonly known as CPI-W.  In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $7.85 effective January 1, 2018. 

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A Call for Judges
5 Dec
2017
Written by MRA

A Call for Judges »

As we do every year, we are reaching out for help.  We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition.  A required judges’ orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 15, at the Oasis.  The competition begins at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and runs until 4:00 p.m. 

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Yount Awarded Scholarships by Missouri Restaurant Association Chapters
6 Oct
2017
Written by MRA

Yount Awarded Scholarships by Missouri Restaurant Association Chapters »

Missouri Restaurant Association recently announced that 2016 Clearwater High School graduate Nathan Yount had been awarded scholarships by the association’s Southeast Missouri and Greater St. Louis chapters. In receiving the awards, Nathan becomes part of the MRA scholarship class of 2017 – a group of 52 outstanding students from across the state.

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Update on the Federal Overtime Rule
2 Sep
2017
Written by MRA

Update on the Federal Overtime Rule »

The Justice Department told the court it would rethink the minimum salary a worker must make before he is deemed “managerial” and not eligible for overtime pay. The Trump administration said in a Texas court filing that it would rewrite an Obama-era rulemaking that dramatically expanded the number of workers covered by federal overtime rules.

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