Why Join?

Member Benefits

Products and Services

  • Heartland Payment Systems credit card processing, payroll and gift card program

    • The full suite of effective business tools and resources are available to Association members, to help you revolutionize your operations with Heartland’s business solutions, (including Heartland’s first-ever unified payments processing platform specifically for the restaurant industry). From payment and payroll processing to enterprise-quality solutions in security, technology and marketing, Heartland is committed to operator success.

  • BMI music licensing fees ~ 20% discount 

  • Accounting, Tax and QuickBooks consultation -Boyum Barenscheer CPA and Business Advisors

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

  • Retirement, business succession planning - Clifton Allen Larson or Keye Strategies

  • Employee benefits through United Health Group

    • UnitedHealthcare offers exclusive health care pricing and solutions for small, midsize and large employers. Solutions offered in Minnesota:

      • Access to wellness programs and services designed to help improve employee
        health, productivity and retention.

      • Discounts on employer-sponsored medical benefits. Discounts will vary based on
        location, group size and funding type.

      • Range of specialty benefits, including dental, vision life and disability.

      • Compliance guidance and health management tools



  • Member discounts on ServSafe food safety, alcohol and allergen classes

  • Educational topics (to be released March 2020)

  • Human Resources Toolkit 

  • Vendor Directory for finding products and services for your business

  • Free legally mandated posters, ensuring compliance and information for your staff


Networking​ and Events

Hospitality Minnesota Days at the Capitol, February 26, March 10 or March 18

Hospitality Minnesota Golf Classic, Wednesday June 17 at Bunker Hills

Hospitality Minnesota Conference, Fall 2020

Multiple networking events tied to education, allied vendor partners and events.

Advocacy Items

  • Biennial Law Review, comprehensive coverage of all state and federal laws or rules applicable to our hospitality industry

  • Law Review Addedum 

  • Advocacy and information for your business challenges including free in-person or calls with our Director of Government Relations, attendance at City Council or other important meetings or panels. Advocacy during each Legislative Session at the Capitol introducing and/or providing testimony on issues that affect our industry.

  • Referrals to expert legal assistance

National Association offers

  • Free membership in National Restauarant Association with Hospitality Minnesota membership. Various benefit offerings are available, see full list here

  • Free STR regional lodging occupancy reports, summarized and e-mailed monthly

  • State partner status with American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

SRA Marketplace

  • Credibly is a best-in-class business lender who believes every business deserves fast, easy and transparent funding.

    • Exclusive discounts on financing products: 60% off the 2.5% origination fee

    • Members receive streamlined access to various financing solutions

  • Office Depot

    • Cut costs on more than 96,000 office supplies, take advantage of printing discounts for menus or
      LTOs, and get free shipping to help you save while working better

    • Exclusive savings: Up to 80% off over 96,000 items, with savings ranging from 1% to 80%, either online or in-store

    • Printing discounts:

      • Up to 80% off on black and white copies

      • Up to 65% off on color copies

      • Up to 30% off all printing finishing services such as stapling, laminating and folding

  • ​Cyber Insurance through 360 Coverage Pros

    • Members now have access to data-breach andcyber liability insurance to help mitigate and minimize the devastating effects of a data breach while ensuring your restaurant business remains compliant with federal and state regulations

  • Simple is a revolutionary digital platform invented by restaurateurs for restaurateurs

    • Helps businesses streamline the purchasing process, from ordering to receiving to inventory. Simple is a FREE platform that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business. It’s designed to help restaurateurs save time and money, manage COGS in real-time, effectively growing their bottom line.