GRA

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Restaurant Owner Radio is proud to partner with the Georgia Restaurant Association. The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s Restaurants in Advocacy, Education and Awareness. From large chains to start-ups, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia.

Karen Bremer

Karen Bremer

Karen Bremer, Executive Director
Guest on the show on August 17, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Mathews

Rachel Mathews

Rachel Mathews, Marketing Manager
Guest on the show on September 14, 2013

 

 

 

 

Ryan Costigan

Ryan Costigan

Ryan Costigan, Membership Manager
Frequent guest on the show and occasional co-host.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming GRA events:

Webinar: Crisis Management 2.0. Are you prepared?
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar

In the restaurant business, the next major crisis can be right around the corner. This webinar will focus on simple, yet effective, ways to prepare and plan for a crisis in your establishment, as well as tips on how to handle a crisis once it’s occurred. Presented by Stan F. Stout, principle of Stan Stout & Associates, LLC.

To register for the webinar, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

78th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
When: April 11-13, 2014
Where: Piedmont Park

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back!  This year, the Dogwood Festival will host a Backyard Barbecue & Brews VIP Experience for restaurants to showcase their take on traditional outdoor barbecue.

Education Seminar: PCI Compliance
When
: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Community Food Bank

Join us for a panel discussion on PCI Compliance to learn about the rules and regulations that you need to be aware of for your business. Panelist include: Walt Davis (Retail Data Systems), Mike Seymour (Postec, Inc.), Lee Spahos (Heartland Payment Systems) and Stan Wilson (Ellarbe Thompson). Click here to register.

3rd Annual Golden Onion Cooking Competition
When: April 27, 2014
Where: Vidalia, Ga.

Education Seminar: How President Obama’s Proposed Regulations May Impact Your Restaurant

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Georgia Power Customer Resource Center

This presentation will focus on how President Obama’s anticipated efforts to change regulations to extend overtime pay to more workers could affect restaurants’ ability to classify workers as “exempt” from overtime, including managers. Click here to register.

Presented By: Eric R. Magnus, Attorney in the Atlanta office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

3rd Annual GRA Golf Invitational
When:  June 2, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Awards Reception: 4 p.m.
Where: Golf Club of Georgia

Join us for the 3rd Annual GRA Golf Invitational. Have fun and network as we take to the golf course to raise funds for the GRA PAC, the only Political Action Committee dedicated to serving the restaurant industry in Georgia. To learn more or to register, click here.

2014 Atlanta Foodservice Expo
When: October 13-14, 2014
Where: Georgia World Congress Center

The Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the only event in Georgia and the Southeast to bring together all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry under one roof.

8th Annual GRACE Awards
When:  November 2, 2014
When: 6 p.m. – Cocktail Reception | 7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Awards
Where: The Foundry at Puritan Mill

This black tie affair is the only event of its kind to honor those who have made exemplary contributions to Georgia’s prolific restaurant industry. Now accepting nominations and reservations! Click here to learn more.