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Restaurant Benefits

Welcome to the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association!


These last three months have been the most challenging that Indiana's hospitality industry has ever faced. The Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association (InRLA) has been providing critical resources, breaking news updates and answers, free webinars to connect with DWD, National Restaurant Association and other leaders, while advocating for business-saving needs to the entire industry since the effects of COVID-19 began in early March. 
Now, more than ever, you need us and we need you. 
Our voice and impact as an industry is strongest when we stand together.
As access to communication and resources returns to Members-Only, please join as an InRLA member to maintain access to need-to-know information and must-have resources.

Membership Benefits
Advocacy - Fighting for or against legislation that will directly affect your business
Member Savings -
  • Discounts on educational materials and seminars including ServSafe Certifications 
  • Exclusive savings on UnitedHealthcare insurance policies 
  • Discounts on BMI Music Licensing 
  • Exclusive member pricing on Heartland Payment Services 
  • Member only property and casualty insurance program through our partners at Illinois Casualty Company 

Education and Training Opportunities -

  • Ability to participate in our local chapter meetings 
  • Invitation to attend Q&A sessions with state leaders
  • Access to members-only resources including STR forecast reports 
  • Complimentary webinars on timely issues facing our industry including labor issues, sexual harassment, technology trends and more 
  • Expert advice on legal and operational issues that your property may face 
  • Exclusive newsletter containing national and local industry updates and more 

Unparalleled Networking and Professional Development -

  • Invitations to members-only events including golf outings, Annual Meetings, Hospitality Leadership Day at the statehouse, Hotel Industry Day at the National Restaurant Show and more 
  • Ability to nominate your team members for INRLA’s annual Stars of the Industry employee recognition program 
  • Opportunity to serve on the InRLA board or our various committees.  

Additional Member Benefits

Free Benefits from InRLA for the Last 3 Months:
Crisis Communication:
  • Daily updates digesting federal, state and local orders
  • Comprehensive website for coronavirus must-knows
  • Created COVID-19 Operating Guidelines, the Hoosier Hospitality Promise, which was adopted by the state


  • Ensured that restaurants and hotels were deemed essential businesses to remain open in some capacity amid statewide Stay at Home order 
  • Advocated for, and passed, reform to the Payroll Protection Program legislation
  • Established the Indiana Hospitality Relief Fund providing grants to 245 Hoosiers
  • Successfully lobbied for sustained industry relief measures from Governor Holcomb
  • Increased the PPP loan utilization to 24 weeks from 8 weeks and the PPP loan repayment from 2 years to 10 years
  • Led efforts to allow youth sports tourism to resume, generating revenue for local hotels and restaurants

Supporting your workforce:

  • Creation of the Indiana Hospitality Relief Fund-which provided $150,000+ in awarded funds to displaced industry workers

Free Education

  • Delivered timely webinars, Q&A sessions with state leaders and Industry Panel discussions with Allied Partners, Owners & Operators, to name a few
  • Created a directory to educate customers on restaurant carry-out and delivery status

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