About Our Sponsors
NMRA: We Are the Restaurant Industry in New Mexico
Since 1946, the New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA) has actively represented and promoted the foodservice industry in New Mexico. We represent all foodservice outlets in New Mexico with a membership of over 1000 locations statewide. The restaurant industry in New Mexico employs over 52,000 persons and represents over 2 billion dollars in sales annually.
Our mission is to empower the food and beverage industry by promoting and protecting common values and interests.
We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the general membership at the annual meeting. Directors are selected from members in each of the Congressional districts throughout the state to ensure statewide representation. We have a strong political action committee that is active in both state and national politics. We also offer education and training, member benefit programs and special events targeted to the restaurant industry.
Membership is open to any firm or establishment actively engaged in the foodservice business including purveyors of goods and services to restaurateurs. All regular members of NMRA are automatically members of the National Restaurant Association.
Our vision is through the active participation of our members, NMRA will be the leading advocate and invaluable resource for education, political action, information and services for our industry.
Membership in the New Mexico Restaurant Association means being a part of the only organization in New Mexico solely devoted to promoting and protecting the interests of restaurateurs and the foodservice industry. Membership includes a host of benefits, all centered around our continuing efforts to be the leading advocate and resource for education, political action, information and services for our industry and our community.
NMRA represents all foodservice establishments throughout the state. Membership is open to any firm or corporation actively engaged in the foodservice business including purveyors of goods and services to restaurateurs.
Associate memberships are available for any business providing goods or services to foodservice operators.
CRA: Colorado Restaurant Association
Founded in 1933, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is the leading trade organization for the state’s dynamic foodservice industry. Together with the CRA Education Foundation, the CRA represents, educates and promotes an industry comprised of more than 10,000 eating and drinking establishments that provide Colorado with:
- More than 230,000 jobs – more jobs than any other non-government employer
- $8 billion in annual sales
- $1.36 in sales for other industries for every $1 spent in restaurants
- Thousands of appetizing, healthy and nourishing choices
The CRA has approximately 4,500 restaurant members and over 200 allied trade members that provide products and services to the foodservice industry. The CRA offers independently owned restaurant members a dual membership with the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
A 55-person Board of Directors governs the CRA, a nine-person Executive Committee directs policy and a paid staff of 16 manages the association’s day-to-day operations. The CRA has chapters statewide including three student chapters.