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The Omaha Restaurant Association’s goal is to promote the highest standard of quality in the Omaha hospitalility industry. You’ll be amazed at all the ORA has to offer, from intangible benefits like networking and social opportunities to discounts on the products and services you need to keep your business competitive. Here are just a few highlights of what you’ll find when you join the Omaha Restaurant Association. Be sure to check back soon. We’re always offering new reasons for you to become part of the ORA!
• Networking & Relationship Building Opportunities
Meet face-to-face with other foodservice and hospitality professionals from all over Omaha by taking part in fun and educational events, seminars and philanthropic endeavors.
• Discounts on Foodservice and Hospitality-Related Programs and Services
• Professional Marketing Solutions
Draw attention to your business with a listing on the ORA’s first-class restaurant locator site, banner advertisements, and presence in our annual Buyer’s Guide.
• News and Information Resources
Keep up with current events affecting the Omaha foodservice industry with the ORA Quarterly Newsletters.
• A Voice in Omaha and Nebraska Foodservice and Hospitality Legislation
The ORA is your advocate both in the state Capitol and in city council. Your input will help determine foodservice legislation in the state of Nebraska and across the US.
Members in good standing recieve these discounts:
Fisher Fixture Company – 10% discount on all smallwares for members first purchase.
HOODZ of Omaha-Lincoln - will extend a 15% discount off the established rate for the first kitchen exhaust cleaning to all new ORA HOODZ customers for 2011.
Clean Water Guys - 10% discount plus free system upgrades
Aramark Uniform Services - Members of the Omaha Restaurant Association will receive rate managed corporate pricing for their rental needs and 20-50% off all direct sale items from our on-line and catalog product.
ADP Payroll Services - Free labor law posters for ORA members
Gecko Hospitality – Your first manager recruitment is free.
Gaskets N More – Buy 4 get one free
Thermal Services - offers a 10% discount to all ORA members
Marcotte Insurance - offers ORA members innovative pay-as-you-go billing for workers compensation premiums and members-only pricing on many seminars.
Omaha Restaurant Week - $100 off the participation fee for ORA members.
Plunkett's Pest Control - All rodent equipment and insect light traps are supplied at no additional cost
The Reader - Buy One, Get One Free on any display ad program in The Reader. Free website, blogging, social media and reputation management consultation.
"ORA is the the life blood of this city! Our great restaurants are not only fabulous in their offerings but even more important they are where we do business and celebrate life each and every day, I have made great customers but even more important great friends who have supported me personally and professionally! Let's raise our glass for many more successful years as a leading organization in our city. We have been extremely proud to support and be associated with ORA."
Republic National Distributing Company, LLC
"Our restaurants joined as members originally to complement our membership in the Nebraska Restaurant Association. We wanted to receive the ORA discounts on many of the services our businesses were already spending money on. However, being an active member allowed me to build relationships with many local vendors and fellow restrateurs, many of which have become good friends. I am excited to see this organization continue to develop and expand the benefits it has to offer every year!"
Director of Operations
Twisted Fork Grill & Bar
Stokes Grill & Bar
Huhot Mongolian Grill
"Membership in the Omaha
Restaurant Association is the best way to show our customers that we are
committed to supporting them and the hospitality industry beyond just a
customer/vendor relationship. We continue to find our membership and
participation to have an overwhelmingly positive impact on cultivating
long-term relationships with our customers in addition to acquiring new