Preferred Partner Programs
PRLA researches and identifies benefit providers to ensure members receive quality services at reasonable prices. The following companies have developed special programs just for PRLA members.
Food Safety Certification — ServSafe
Discounted food safety certification classes and course materials for PRLA members. Comply with Pennsylvania regulations while saving money.
Business Services — Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland provides entrepreneurs with software-driven technology to manage and grow their business. The company serves more than 400, 000 merchants nationwide, delivering trusted solutions for payment, payroll and human resources, point of sale, customer engagement and lending
Manufacturer Rebate Program — Prime Source Purchasing
Earn money back on the products you purchase from your current distributors and suppliers and let PRLA handle the rest. Last year, PRLA members who participated in this program collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in rebates.
Music Licensing — BMI & SESAC
Don't pay full price for music licensing fees. PRLA members save up to 20 percent on their BMI fees, and 10 percent on their SESAC fees.
Insurance — UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare offers exclusive healthcare pricing and solutions to PRLA members through the National Restaurant Association joint venture:
Legal Services — Shumaker Williams PC
Law-related difficulties are all too common for business owners. PRLA members receive one complimentary hour of legal consultative services per issue.
Human Resources Outsourcing — FocusHRO
What can FocusHRO do for you? Think of them as your “Business in a
Box,” offering you access to large company employee benefits that fit your
small business budget. From insurance and other attractive employee
benefits to complete human resources solutions, FocusHRO is your trusted
partner in the success of your business.
Human Trafficking Awareness Training — Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking
Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) is the first nonprofit organization in the country dedicated entirely to working with businesses to disrupt human trafficking. BEST has provided consultation and training to hundreds of hotels focused on reducing human trafficking and mitigating the reputational, legal, and financial risks associated with it. BEST has trained thousands of hotel employees and equipped them to protect their hotel and employer from human trafficking. PRLA members can receive BEST's Inhospitable to Human Trafficking training for free.
Computer Equipment and IT Support — Dell
PRLA Members receive up to 30% to 40% off the everyday price on select Dell products. Members can also receive round-the-clock access to IT help with ProSupport, only from Dell.
Discounted Liquor Liability Policies — Hospitality Insurance Group
Hospitality Insurance Group offers PRLA members a 20% discount on Liquor Liability policies, subject to company guidelines. For more than thirty years, HIG has been insuring and protecting policyholders in the hospitality Industry.
Members of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) can leverage the AHLA’s Career Center, powered by Hcareers, to access and advertise openings to a large, targeted audience, making it easy to identify and enlist potential staff.
Education Partner — Temple University
PRLA has partnered with the Temple University School of Sports, Tourism, and Hospitality Management to provide our members who are interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Hospitality Management or Travel and Tourism with a guaranteed $4,000 scholarship.
Office Supplies — Staples Business Advantage
PRLA has negotiated exclusive pricing on your behalf on office products, cleaning supplies, safety equipment, technology, furniture, coffee, snacks and more! Shop online and get fast, free next business day delivery.
Public Relations & Social Media Services — Food Shelter
Food Shelter is a Philadelphia-based public relations and social media agency serving clients in the restaurant, beverage and real estate industry for 15 years.
Communications & Marketing – Sentext
Sentext provides their clients with the capability of sending 100% spam free text messages to customers, clients, fans and supporters. According to Forbes, text has a 99% read rate and 83% of text messages are read in 90 seconds. Sentext does text marketing so well they have a 98% retention rate with over 25,000 businesses and an over 99% retention rate with over 5 million end users. PRLA members pay no registration fees and receive an introductory 4 months for the price of 1 month paid in the last month.
Class Action Settlement Claims — Class Action Capital
Class Action Capital specializes in the research, data collection, and filing of complex class action settlement claims so you don't have to. Class Action Capital is successfully working with more than 5,000 clients helping to recover funds on their behalf from recent class action settlements.
PRLA restaurant members get a free 30-day trial membership for this resource full of informative operator management tools and templates for your business, then $29 per month (cancel at any time). All new members receive a free 12-month subscription to Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine.
Hotel Performance Data — STR
STR is the global leader in hotel data and performance benchmarking. STR tracks supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provides valuable market share analysis for all major international hotel chains and brands. As a PRLA member, you are entitled to special discounts on many STR products and services and access to the monthly STR report. This report shows the latest monthly and year-to-date hotel performance for data for Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Hotel Staff Training and Certification — American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute
Widely recognized as the pre-eminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, from hotels to food & beverage establishments to spas to hotel suppliers, and more. To become certified by EI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are available through EI year-round using computerized adaptive testing or traditional print testing.