We serve our members by advancing and protecting America's restaurant and nightlife industry
Why join the association?
The restaurant and nightlife industry provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to achieve the American Dream. Unfortunately, minorities lag in achieving the American Dream. It's an industry that touches every American's life, where businesses and careers are born and memories are made or destroyed . The failure rate the highest in almost all industries. We share your creative flair, your passion for serving others and your pledge to the communities where you live, work and play. We will help you with the tools to succeed. Membership with the New York State Minority Restaurant & Nightlife Association means that you have a strong partner invested in your success.
Combined with our chamber partners, elected officials, law enforcement, we are all working for you. We've worked in and with restaurants – as operators, suppliers, educators and now we represent your interests as an industry. We get the challenges you face because we've faced them too. We believe in always protecting the best interests of our members. We want to empower you to achieve even more success than you thought possible.
Whether you are an operator or a supplier, a student or an instructor, there are always new issues, challenges and policies that can affect your business and our industry. Together, with our partners we are ready to back you up, so you can focus on running your business.
Advocacy & Representation
Whether you're a single unit operator or a multiunit chain, our goal is to protect your economic interests and sustain your ability to make independent decisions that are right for your business. We take on the fight so you can focus on what matters most for your growth and prosperity. Learn about toppriority issues for restaurants and what you can do to make a difference, such as grading, taxes, workers compensation, liquor and health department issues.
Education & Networking
We believe in peer learning and the value of personal connections. That's why our programs and initiatives create opportunities for you to meet and learn from other restaurant and foodservice industry professionals. Learn about how you can get involved in our educational events and Executive Study Groups. Members also receive free Small Business Solutions consultations and discounts at chamber conferences and events.
Research & Insights
The restaurant industry is fastpaced and everchanging. That's why we continually partner with t industry research leaders to help our members stay ahead of the game. From annual industry forecast to research on operations and the economy, we work with partners to get you in front of trends before they emerge. Explore the research, trends and insights available to you as a member.
Tools & Solutions
Whatever the economic climate, all restaurants and nightlife businesses need to find ways to reduce costs and attract guests. Visit our solution centers to learn more about the tools and solutions we've developed and vetted that help you grow revenues, increase profitability and develop employees.
* Marketing & Sales Solutions
* Food & Nutrition Solutions
* Operations Solutions
* Workforce Management Solutions
To join the NYS Minority Restaurant & Nightlife Association (NYSMRNA), click here. I have joined NYSMRNA and would like to register for The Executive Manager and Employee Restaurant Certificate Program, click here.
If you are a member of the NYSMRNA and Chamber Coalition (NACC, AAICC & HAICC) , and would like to schedule a Free Small Business Solutions consultation for your restaurant business with the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates, click here, or call 718-722-9217.