There’s strength in numbers. When the North Carolina hospitality industry comes together, our collective voice becomes stronger and our impact far greater than any single business or operator could be alone. There are also numerous opportunities to save and help your business grow through your membership in the Association. North Carolina restaurants, lodging establishments, taverns, and suppliers comprise the membership of the NCRLA.
If you have questions, reach out to our Director of Membership Natalie Cox.
Key Benefits of Membership
NCRLA is the leading advocate for the hospitality and tourism industry in North Carolina. We support our members’ interests through legislative representation with the goal of protecting and maintaining tourism funding, taxation, alcohol beverage control and workforce issues. This support also includes lobbying at the local, state, and federal levels; as well as research from our national partners – the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Members can save money just by using NCRLA’s Supplier Members services, some of which you may already use! We’ve got partnerships and savings for members on items such as:
- Credit Card & Payroll Processing
- Insurance & Legal Needs
- Foodservice Distribution & Rebates
- Office Supplies & Support
- Music Licensing
- Marketing Support, Tools & Software
NCRLA has several opportunities for members to network including major industry events, chapter meetings, receptions, annual membership meeting, golf tournaments as well as Political Action Committee (PAC) and Education Foundation fundraisers. Get involved, meet other professionals in the industry, make connections, find a mentor, and more!
Access to Critical Information
Members also get exclusive access to:
- NCRLA’s restaurant & lodging membership database
- Weekly North Carolina Restaurant Activity Report
- Targeted marketing opportunities to the North Carolina hospitality industry
- Networking events with restaurant & hotel owners and operators across the state
- Discounted products & services
- Valuable information for your customers