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Top Shelf Bourbon Tasting
NEW THIS YEAR! Bourbon Tasting
The Bourbon Tasting will be from 6-7 during the reception hour.             
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Monday April 28th, 2014

    Omaha Hilton
1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska    6:00 PM Reception - NEW THIS YEAR Bourbon Tasting
7:00 PM Dinner, Awards, and Entertainment   Join us for the 2014 Taste of Nebraska on Monday, April 28th, look for the "Parade of Hats".

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40th Anniversary of Aging Partners Senior Centers
Dear Friend of Aging Partners Senior Centers,
Aging Partners is proud to announce that 2014 will mark the 40th Anniversary of Aging Partners Senior Centers. The Centers have a long and proud tradition of providing services to our area’s older adults. In any given year, our centers provide:
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2014 Nebraska Hospitality - Buyers Guide We've got a great new VIEWER that allows you to read the Buyers Guide Online. It also provides 'quick links' that you can click on any of our Allied Members directly and go straight to their website or email. Give it a try! CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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$ALES $TARS trains front of house staff to recognize opportunity at every table, inform guests what's unique & special about your restaurant & provide superior service that brings them back again and again.  The check average difference between an "ORDER TAKER" and a trained "$ALES $TAR" represents about $15,000, times 15 servers - OR approximately $200,000 in potentially lost revenue if training is neglected.  $ALES $TARS is just $97 for a 1-year membership and pays for itself in just one table turn, so there is tremendous return on investment.  The program includes a series of 3 training modules (each about 20 minutes in length) which can be viewed individually or in entirety. Bonus Module 4 presents a series of 20 Proven Training Exercises, Team Building Contests & Incentives used regularly in Pre-Shift Meetings and more formal Training Sessions.
To View the PROGRAM, go to  
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ServSafe® Allergens Online Course and Assessment

The ServSafe Allergens ™ online, interactive course drives home critical information your employees and managers need in order to accommodate guests with food allergies. The ServSafe Allergens online course covers such topics as identifying allergens, communication with the guest, preventing cross-contact, food labels and more. Click Here to Sign Up for the Course Today!  
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MOPro - We Build Your Business Oline  Nobody else does everything we do.
We create your website, video, photos, mobile site, social media dashboard, e-commerce store and more. For only $199/mo. 11 must-haves for every business. Mopro’s big bundle of products has everything you need to thrive online. 1. HTML5 Website Love at first site. Tailored to your business and to your customers, your cutting-edge site will feature captivating video, high-res imagery and stunningly beautiful design.
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Fishbowl 500 Free Messages Fishbowl has helped 45,000 restaurants opt-in over 100 million guests. Our easy to use email marketing solutions are specifically designed for operators, making it easy to build a loyal customer database and create attractive professional email campaigns to drive traffic to their business. As the preferred partner of the The National Restaurant Association, Fishbowl is proud to offer NRA & SRA members exclusive benefits:

Exclusive Member Benefits

FREE Local Email Marketing Account with 500 Free Monthly Messages 10% Member Discount on List Based Pricing Plans No Set Up Fees One Platform for Email, Social Media & Reputation
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HealthCare Law Notification Tool Under the 2010 health care law you are required to notify employees about how to obtaincoverage in 2014. Tracking that employees have read the requirementscan provide significant legal protection. With our Notification Tool you get:

Branded notification website for employees
Online and offline record keeping
Offer employee benefits
Access additional resources
And more!
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HealthCare Law Primer The National Restaurant Association offers the latest details on the health care law and related regulations -- everything from key dates and deadlines to how the law affects large and small employers. CLICK HERE to Download your complimentary primer!  SMALL employers - What You Need to KNow Small businesses are not subject to the law's employer mandate. These businesses are not required to offer health benefits to their employees and will not owe federal penalties if they fail to offer health benefits . Read the Full Story
Welcome! From the Nebraska Restaurant Association

Top Shelf Bourbon Tasting

Top Shelf Bourbon Tasting

NEW THIS YEAR! Bourbon Tasting

The Bourbon Tasting will be from 6-7 during the reception hour. 

welcome new members

Welcome 2014 New Members!

Clancy's Pub West
Patty Ferguson
777 N. 144th Street
Omaha, NE 68154

Fucco E. Ghiaccio "Fire & Ice"
Jennifer Amend
8800 S. 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516

Membership in the Nebraska Restaurant Association is a small investment with big rewards in the health of your business and the entire foodservice industry. As a member of the Association you will have a unified voice for representation of the industry in government, the strength of an exclusive group for money saving programs specific to foodservice, and the assistance of staff and consultants who are available to help your business prosper. It pays to join! Dues are 75% tax deductible.



Legislative Update: January 2014

I attended the State Government Affairs Conference in San Antonio, TX on November 19, 2013.  This conference is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and attended by their political staff and most of the state restaurant association executives.

The agenda provided an