Become a Member of Hospitality Minnesota | Build Your Business, Shape the Industry

Hospitality Minnesota serves businesses of all types and sizes in the hospitality industry. We create connections between peers; we advocate for your interests at the local, state and federal level; and, we provide access to the products, services, and education programs that help your business thrive and grow. Through our members-only communications and resources, we keep you informed about news and trends in the hospitality industry and alerted to the laws and regulations that impact your business.

We currently offer memberships in three categories:

  • Operator Member -- for those who own and/or operate hospitality businesses in Minnesota.

  • Allied Business Member -- for businesses serving the hospitality industry through their
    products and services.

  • Tourism Partner Member -- for our partners in tourism, chambers, and convention and visitors bureaus.

Click on the button below that corresponds to your category to access the correct form. 
Note: if you have been a previous member of the Minnesota Restaurant Association, the Minnesota Lodging Association or the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association, and you are interested in re-joining Hospitality Minnesota, please call Therese Dillon at (651) 925-4015.

The Benefits of Membership


Advocating for Hospitality Businesses

  • Coordinated legislative advocacy with public officials on the issues that impact your business

  • Information on the laws, regulations and ordinances

  • Free in-person or calls with our Director of Government Relations for guidance on your business challenges

  • Coverage of select city and county proceedings regarding key local issues

  • Biennial Law Review providing comprehensive coverage of all state and federal laws or rules applicable to our hospitality industry; addendum provided in the second year of the biennium

  • Referrals to expert legal assistance through our Allied Member Network

Programs and Information for the Hospitality Industry

  • Regular Member Updates, keeping you up-to-date on relevant industry topics, legal issues, trends and legislative news

  • Find the products and services you need in our online Vendor Directory

  • Access to industry education and intelligence through events and webinars

  • Resources on best practices

  • Peer-to-peer referrals 

  • STR regional lodging occupancy reports, summarized and e-mailed monthly, at no cost

Resources to Help You Run Your Business

  • Heartland Payment Systems: Committed to Operator Success

    • Revolutionize your business using Heartland’s suite of tools and resources, including credit card processing; payroll and gift card program

  • BMI: Discounted Music Licensing

    • Enjoy a 20% discount for members.

  • Boyum Barenscheer CPA and Business Advisors

    • Expert consultation on accounting, taxes and QuickBooks 

  • Insurance services - multiple insurance categories available, call 651.778.2400 for details

  • Retirement, business succession planning

  • Free listing for resorts and campgrounds on our consumer site which promotes member businesses to travelers throughout the state

Connections to Your Hospitality Peers

  • Access to networking which includes Hospitality Minnesota Days at the Capitol, regional events and our annual expo.

  • Joining Hospitality Minnesota includes dual membership in the National Restaurant Association which gives you access to:

    • Regular updates on federal legislation & industry news

    • Webinars on a variety of topics

    • Free subscription to Restaurant Business​ Magazine

    • Free admission to the NRA Show

  • Support the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation, promoting the future of the industry through scholarships, mentorships, high school curriculum & culinary competition

Join Today! 


Operator Membership:  

Allied Membership:

Tourism Application: