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Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever thought about ways that you can give back?
Have you ever contemplated getting involved and trying to bring about some positive change?
Are you the type of operator who enjoys meeting others and cares about the future of our industry?

If you answered "Yes!" to any of the above, consider volunteering on an MRA committee.
There's a committee for everyone - it's time to get involved!

Business Partners Committee
This group represents Business Partners of the MRA.

The Committee's purpose is:
  • To build value for the Business Partners
  • To create networking opportunities
  • To develop programs of value to the Business Partners
  • To recruit members for the MRA
  • To choose the Business Partner and Business Partner Associate of the Year
Human Resource Committee
The restaurant industry is labor intensive. As such, there are many human resource issues. This Committee is only open to operators/or their HR manager due to sensitive nature of what is discussed. This committee explores the complex world of regulations and compliance as well as the entire sphere of the HR Management and Development.

The Committee's purpose is:
  • To share information relative to regulatory and legal issues affecting HR departments
  • To discuss workforce development issues and strategies
  • To review training initiatives
  • To suggest guest lecture series for committee meetings
  • To recruit HR professionals and related companies for membership in the MRA
Membership Committee
Membership is the heartbeat of the Association. The composition will include members representing all market segments.

The Committee's purpose is:
  • To develop strategies for membership acquisition and retention
  • To review and evaluate member services
  • To identify opportunities to better serve various market segments
  • To ensure that the membership is representative of all segments
  • To create an Annual Membership Drive
  • To suggest endorsement opportunities to the Board of Directors
Trade Show Committee
The New England Food Show is essential to the economic well-being of the MRA and is a strategically significant aspect of the Association.

The Committee's purpose is:
  • To review the strengths and weaknesses of the show
  • To continually work to develop programs that will drive attendance to the show
  • To develop strategies for building attendance
  • To create strategic alliances that will benefit the show
  • To work with the show contractor to implement change and keep the show interesting for attendees and of value to exhibitors
  • To recruit exhibitors for the show
MRAEF Education Committee

Education is the future of the restaurant industry. This committee drives the curriculum and offers enrichment opportunities to all members through ProStart and scholarship programs.

The Committee's purpose is:

  • To assess and fulfill the professional development needs of the MRA's diverse membership
  • To create programs in all areas of our state
  • To review programs for the MRA's trade show
  • To build strategic alliances with other organizations when mutually beneficial to advance the education of the industry

To sign up for a committee, fill out the short online form below or call the MRA at (508) 303-9905.
Business Name:  
Your Name:  
I would like more information about how I can get involved with the following MRA committees:
     Business Partners Committee
 Human Resource Committee
 Membership Committee
 Trade Show Committee
 MRAEF Education Committee

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