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Alerts

February 6, 2017
Don’t Drop Your Guard—Department of Labor Audits Still a Threat

January 11, 2017
Your 2017 Expo Preview is Available NOW!

January 3, 2017
Restaurateurs share New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2017
Deliver the Ultimate Customer Service Experience!

December 21, 2016
2017 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast

December 5, 2016
ProStart Online Giving Campaign

November 23, 2016
OVERTIME RULE BLOCKED; WON’T TAKE EFFECT DECEMBER 1

November 14, 2016
Registration for the 2017 Midwest Foodservice Expo is Open!

November 14, 2016
Get a $10 Gift Certificate for Every $100 Purchase

October 25, 2016
Restaurant establishments offer promotions for veterans

October 19, 2016
Personnel Files Available

October 11, 2016
Restaurant Industry Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2016
ALL-NEW Buyers Guide is here!

October 5, 2016
General Election on November 8th

September 14, 2016
Change in Food Protection Manager Certification Announced

September 7, 2016
Restaurant Industry Tracking Survey

September 7, 2016
National Food Safety Month

August 29, 2016
Supper Club Showdown

August 11, 2016
The Wisconsin Bone Marrow or Organ Donation Leave Act

August 8, 2016
Voting for Primary Elections August 9th

August 8, 2016
Join the WRA for an Educational Session on Wage and Hour Laws

August 8, 2016
Start Planning for Impact of New DOL Overtime Rule

July 5, 2016
Coalition Created to Repeal Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax

June 9, 2016
DHS Merger – Change in Food Safety Licensing

June 6, 2016
Avoiding DOL Audits

April 22, 2016
Wisconsin Restaurateurs Go to Washington

April 15, 2016
Congratulations to the Faces of Diversity & Restaurant Neighborhood Awards Finalists

April 13, 2016
83rd Midwest Foodservice Expo Recap

March 14, 2016
Wisconsin Tourism Campaign Features Supper Clubs

January 5, 2016
2016 Midwest Foodservice Expo Is Coming!

January 4, 2016
Limited Time Offer! Pay $99 for ServSafe Manager Online Training

November 25, 2015
Limited Time Offer on ServSafe Alcohol Certification

November 13, 2015
New Resources on I-9 Employment Eligibility

November 9, 2015
What’s Hot - 2016 Culinary Forecast

November 4, 2015
Show Your Support for the ProStart® Program Chili Tasting Event in Appleton

November 3, 2015
Restaurants Support Vets 2015

November 2, 2015
Restaurant/Hospitality Workplace Stress

October 7, 2015
NRAEF Awards Deadline Approaching – Apply Now!

September 23, 2015
Wisconsin DMV Debuts New Driver License/ID Cards This Fall

September 22, 2015
September is National Food Safety Month

September 8, 2015
Americans with Disabilities Act Educational Event in the Dells

September 3, 2015
Just Released Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook

July 29, 2015
Share Your Thoughts on Buy Local

July 28, 2015
Crisis Communications Tips for Restaurants

July 1, 2015
Golfing FORE Our Future

June 15, 2015
Meet@RestaurantEddie

June 15, 2015
How did you get started in the restaurant industry?

June 4, 2015
Video: Chairman’s Message

June 4, 2015
Teen Labor ?s

June 4, 2015
FAQs on CFPM Certification

May 20, 2015
Day for Remembering

April 8, 2015
Issues We're Following, Right Now

March 20, 2015
WRA Announces State Finalists for 2015 NRAEF Awards

March 19, 2015
Wisconsin ProStart Invitational

March 18, 2015
ProStart Invitational in Pictures

February 25, 2015
Stats on Wisconsin’s Restaurants (PDF)

February 17, 2015
Hand-washing Signs

January 29, 2015
ACA Deadline: February 15

January 27, 2015
40 Hours is Full Time

January 8, 2015
40 Hours is Full Time

January 8, 2015
Talking with Legislators

December 4, 2014
What’s Hot in 2015

December 3, 2014
WRA Gift Certificates

November 25, 2014
FDA Menu Labeling Rules Released

November 12, 2014
Restaurant Industry Awards for a Job Well Done

November 5, 2014
Election Results

October 31, 2014
Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines for Restaurants

October 29, 2014
Restaurants Support Vets

October 16, 2014
WRA Political Endorsements

September 19, 2014
Restaurants & Sustainability

September 12, 2014
Is My Ice Safe?

September 4, 2014
Scam Alert: “Slamming”

August 27, 2014
National Food Safety Month

August 13, 2014
Celebrate Excellence

July 18, 2014
America Works Here

June 26, 2014
Gluten-Free Labeling Guide

June 25, 2014
Wage and Hour Audits

June 19, 2014
Dogs on Patios

June 18, 2014
New Wisconsin-focused Study on Minimum Wage

June 9, 2014
Wisconsin’s First Female Wing Commander a WRA Member and WRA PAC Trustee

June 3, 2014
Vote for Wisconsin Restaurants in Nat’l Competition

May 20, 2014
Putting Together Successful Restaurant Concepts

April 29, 2014
CFPM Recertification Exam

April 29, 2014
Wisconsin a Nat’l Winner

April 29, 2014
New Training Tools

April 3, 2014
Menu Labeling

April 2, 2014
Wisconsin ProStart Invitational

April 2, 2014
Expo Recap

March 31, 2014
Dignitaries Participate in WRA Event

March 25, 2014
2014 WRA Awards

February 24, 2014
New Member Benefit!

February 24, 2014
Healthcare Updates

February 24, 2014
Lobby Day Wrap-up

January 23, 2014
WRA Announces State Finalists for NRA Awards

November 21, 2013
OSHA Training Requirement Deadline Dec. 1

November 12, 2013
Expo Registration is Open

October 30, 2013
ServSafe Food Safety

October 28, 2013
Healthcare Reminder

October 28, 2013
Your Online Reputation

October 25, 2013
Apply for Awards

October 24, 2013
Restaurants Support Vets

October 21, 2013
NOTICE: Web Maintenance

October 9, 2013
Industry Nutrition Report

September 24, 2013
All Employers Must Meet Urgent Oct. 1st Healthcare Law Deadline

September 3, 2013
Food Safety Month

August 29, 2013
Affordable Care Act (ACA) News

August 22, 2013
Food Code Changes

August 20, 2013
Wage Debate

August 14, 2013
Gluten-free Rules

August 13, 2013
Fall Events

July 31, 2013
Debit Card Fee Reforms

July 31, 2013
Beverage Ban Overturned

July 30, 2013
Utilities Scam

July 30, 2013
ServSafe Allergens

July 8, 2013
Victory: No Local Bans

July 3, 2013
Affordable Care Act (ACA) News

July 3, 2013
Health Care Law News

June 25, 2013
Food and Beverage Ban Debate Heats Up

June 25, 2013
Golf Classic Wrap-Up

June 25, 2013
ACTION ALERT: Immigration Reform is Needed Now

June 20, 2013
Video: Immigration

June 17, 2013
Action Alert: Stop Bans on Soft Drinks and French Fries

June 12, 2013
National Issue: Immigration

June 10, 2013
Father’s Day

June 6, 2013
Immigration Reform

May 10, 2013
Health Care Notice Language Released

May 10, 2013
NRA Partners with Local Company

May 7, 2013
Preparing for Mother’s Day

April 29, 2013
Revised I9 Forms

April 24, 2013
Lobby Day Wrap-Up

April 24, 2013
Bartender Training & Licensing

April 1, 2013
The 2013 Awards

February 26, 2013
WRA’s State Finalists for NRA Awards

February 22, 2013
New FMLA Posters

February 20, 2013
Help a WRA Member Win a National Award

February 19, 2013
State’s Largest Foodservice Event

February 11, 2013
Restaurant facts about Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2013
Wisconsin ProStart Educator of the Year

January 15, 2013
WRA Member Begins Term on NRA Board

January 4, 2013
Fiscal Deals Offers Benefits for Restaurateurs

December 21, 2012
Free Member Webinar on Healthcare

December 19, 2012
IRS Enforcement of Service Charges as Wages

December 12, 2012
Just Released: Restaurant Industry Forecast

December 5, 2012
“What’s Hot” Menu and Beverage Trends

December 5, 2012
Apply for Scholarships

November 26, 2012
NRA Health Care Knowledge Center

November 16, 2012
Holiday Food Safety

November 14, 2012
Apply for Awards

November 8, 2012
Results of November 6th election for Wisconsin government and statewide races

October 9, 2012
Free NRA Webinar – Tips/Service Charge Reporting & Classification Issues

October 9, 2012
Restaurants a Bright Spot for Jobs

October 4, 2012
Restaurants Support Vets

September 12, 2012
Promoting Tourism in Our State

August 30, 2012
Rags to Ashes – Spontaneous ignition among fastest growing cause of fires at restaurants

August 24, 2012
September is National Food Safety Month

August 23, 2012
Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

August 21, 2012
Cantaloupe Precaution Advisory (PDF)

August 17, 2012
Employee Form I-9

July 17, 2012
Hiring Vets a Benefit to Restaurants

July 16, 2012
Proposed Changes to Wisconsin Food Code

July 12, 2012
Restaurants Supporting Vets

June 6, 2012
Wage and Hour Crackdowns

May 3, 2012
Customer Service Training – May 8, 9 and 10 in Milwaukee

May 1, 2012
Workplace Poster Notice

April 28, 2012
WRA Involved in Food Protection on National Level

April 20, 2012
ProStart Teams Head to Nationals

April 18, 2012
ServSafe Certification Revamped

March 29, 2012
The 2012 Awards

January 12, 2012
Progress in the Wisconsin Legislature

November 1, 2011
Concealed Carry FAQs

October 13, 2011
Build Your Email List – Register for a free webinar held Nov. 2nd

October 7, 2011
Free Website & Online Marketing

October 7, 2011
Apply for National Awards – NRA Faces of Diversity and Restaurant Neighbor Awards

September 27, 2011
NRA Webinar: New Law on Debit Card Fees

News Releases

February 9, 2017
Glee Brechler from James Madison Memorial High School Honored as 2017 Wisconsin ProStart Teacher of the Year

November 7, 2016
CORRECTING THE RECORD: WISCONSIN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION BACKS ED BROOKS IN REEDSBURG-AREA ASSEMBLY RACE

November 1, 2016
Local Businesses and High Schools Team up for Sizzling Chili Bowl Throwdown

October 14, 2016
WRA Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards and Student Scholarships

August 4, 2016
Restaurants Endorse Christine Sinicki for Assembly

August 3, 2016
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Supports Immigration Reform Campaign

April 15, 2016
Wisconsin Restaurants Honored with Restaurant Neighbor Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement

April 15, 2016
Wisconsin Restaurant Industry Leader Honored with Faces of Diversity Award

March 15, 2016
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

March 15, 2016
Mary Rowley of Goose Blind Grill & Bar Named 2016 Restaurateur of the Year

March 14, 2016
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

January 19, 2016
Chico Pope to Serve as Chairman of Wisconsin Restaurant Association

January 15, 2016
Kayla Correll from Greendale High School Honored as 2016 Wisconsin ProStart Teacher of the Year

November 6, 2015
Local Businesses and High Schools Team up for Sizzling Chili Bowl Throwdown

October 7, 2015
Salute to Excellence Awards and Scholarship Winners Announced

July 7, 2015
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Supports Keeping the Bucks

June 29, 2015
Wisconsin Couple Plans to Bicycle to 72 Counties in 72 Days, Visiting Restaurants in Every County

June 11, 2015
Coming to Restaurants Near You: 16,900 Summer Jobs

April 14, 2015
Wisconsin Restaurants Honored with Restaurant Neighbor Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement

April 14, 2015
Wisconsin Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored with Faces of Diversity Award

March 26, 2015
College Culinary Competition Results Announced

March 23, 2015
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at 2015 Annual Awards Dinner

March 11, 2015
WRA Top Honor Announced

March 11, 2015
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

March 5, 2015
High School Students to Compete in State ProStart Competition Winners Represent Wisconsin at National Competition

March 5, 2015
Midwest Foodservice Expo March 9-11 in Milwaukee

February 25, 2015
Barb Bruesewitz from Wauwatosa East Honored as 2015 Wisconsin ProStart Teacher of the Year

February 23, 2015
Steve Schilling to Serve as Chairman of Wisconsin Restaurant Association

February 19, 2015
Midwest Foodservice Expo Spices Up Marketing Efforts with Help of Tourism Grant

October 16, 2014
Chili Tasting Event in the Dells

October 14, 2014
Minimum Wage Hike Not Good for Wisconsin’s Economy

September 22, 2014
WRA Education Foundation Receives $16,700 Grant from National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

September 12, 2014
Restaurants Rated Highest Business Sector

September 9, 2014
Schimel Receives Wisconsin Restaurant Association Endorsement (PDF)

September 4, 2014
WRA Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards

August 28, 2014
New Study on "Who Works in the Restaurant Industry" is Largest and First Report of Its Kind in Decades

June 18, 2014
New Study Shows Proposed State Wage Increase Would Eliminate 16,500 Jobs in Wisconsin

April 29, 2014
Finalist from Wisconsin Named in National Restaurant Association Operator Innovations Awards

April 29, 2014
Winner from Wisconsin Named in National Restaurant Association’s Second Annual Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge

March 21, 2014
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at 2014 Annual Awards Dinner

March 21, 2014
Trey Hester of Rocky Rococo Restaurants Named 2014 Restaurateur of the Year

March 21, 2014
Rose Hunt Honored with Chapter Hero Award

March 21, 2014
Steve Sazama Honored with Award of Merit by Wisconsin Restaurant Association

March 13, 2014
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

March 13, 2014
WRA Staffer Earns CAE Credential

March 12, 2014
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Announces New Board Members

December 3, 2013
Minimum Wage Hike Not Good for Wisconsin Economy

October 18, 2013
Chefs and High School Students Competed at the First Sizzling Chili Bowl Throwdown

October 18, 2013
Chefs and High School Students Compete at the First Sizzling Chili Bowl Throwdown

August 28, 2013
WRA Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards

August 20, 2013
Scholarships Help Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Students on their Way

August 16, 2013
Two Finalists from Wisconsin Named in National Restaurant Association Operator Innovations Awards

August 16, 2013
Four Wisconsin Restaurants Honored with Restaurant Neighbor Awards

August 16, 2013
Appleton Restaurant Honored with Faces of Diversity Award

May 21, 2013
Wisconsin ProStart Teacher Recognized Nationally

May 15, 2013
ProStart Students Recognized by Lt. Governor

May 14, 2013
Banning Local Bans

April 24, 2013
New WRA Chairman

April 22, 2013
Wisconsin Team Wins Nationals

March 15, 2013
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

March 15, 2013
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at 2013 Annual Awards Dinner

March 15, 2013
Steve Schilling of ZaZING! Named 2013 Restaurateur of the Year

March 15, 2013
Rhoda Steffel Honored with Chapter Hero Award

November 9, 2012
Wisconsin Restaurants Show Support for Veterans

October 25, 2012
2012 Scholarship Awards

October 25, 2012
WRA Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards

July 27, 2012
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Supports Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate

July 26, 2012
ServSafe Milestone

June 20, 2012
Restaurants Show Their Support for Veterans

May 30, 2012
Restaurants in Wisconsin Predicted to Hire 16,000 Workers

May 25, 2012
WRA President & CEO Reflects on the Significance of Memorial Day

May 16, 2012
Madison Restaurant Honored with Faces of Diversity Award

May 16, 2012
Four Wisconsin Restaurants Honored with Restaurant Neighbor Awards

May 16, 2012
Culinary Program at Wisconsin Tech College Expands

March 20, 2012
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

March 19, 2012
Craig and Lea Culver Named 2012 Restaurateurs of the Year

March 19, 2012
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

October 31, 2011
EF Awards Nearly $44,000 to Students

September 22, 2011
WRA Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards

August 8, 2011
Four Restaurant Companies Honored As Restaurant Neighbor Award Finalists

June 21, 2011
Best of Madison Winners - Congratulations to forty Madison-area members

April 21, 2011
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at 2011 Annual Awards Dinner

March 31, 2011
Tourism Legacy Award – WRA President and CEO presented 2011 Governor’s Tourism Award

March 29, 2011
Restaurateur of the Year – Bill von Rutenberg of Madison awarded WRA’s highest honor

March 25, 2011
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

March 2, 2011
WRA Statement

January 7, 2011
Restaurants Support Lawsuit Reforms

November 18, 2010
Statewide Smoke-free Law Well Received by Restaurants and Customers

August 23, 2010
Scholarships Help Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Students on their Way

August 23, 2010
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards

July 14, 2010
Three Restaurants Honored As Restaurant Neighbor Award Finalists

April 23, 2010
Linda Valiga Honored as 2010 Wisconsin ProStart Educator of the Year

March 30, 2010
Delafield Restaurant Owner Tom Saxe Becomes Wisconsin Restaurant Association Chairman

March 22, 2010
College Culinary Arts Competition Results Announced

March 22, 2010
Fox Valley Technical College Students Win First Place in Statewide Culinary Competition

March 16, 2010
State High School Culinary and Management Competition Results Announced

March 15, 2010
Mark Dougherty Named 2010 Restaurateur of the Year

March 15, 2010
Restaurant Industry Leaders Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

March 4, 2010
Rick Bayless to speak at Wisconsin Restaurant Expo March 8th, 2010

November 30, 2009
Local High School Students to Intern with “The Guy Fieri Roadshow”

 

 
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