Select the Login tab at the top of the homepage to create a web account and to shop online and register for events. Remember, creating a profile doesn’t automatically mean you’re a CRA member quite yet, but you’re well on your way.

In the resulting pop-up, enter your information and select Find my company to link your profile with your company, which will allow you to take advantage of discounts and benefits only available to companies. Continue through the three-step process to receive your username and password, which will provide access to certain areas of Your membership isn’t complete until your dues are received and processed.

Find the event you’d like to attend on the Calendar to view details including time and date, cost and organizer contact information. You must ensure that pop-ups are enabled before beginning the registration process. Select Register now, and then make selections based on whether you intend to register only yourself, or others within your company. For security, only the primary contacts are authorized to add others to a roster. First name, last name and e-mail are required to add an individual to a company.

Nonmembers registering for an event must select Create an account and enter profile information and a username and password to complete the registration.

Continue through the three-step process to add the event to your shopping cart where you will enter payment information if there’s a cost associated with the event. If the event is free, be sure to select Proceed to checkout so you’re fully registered. A confirmation message and receipt from should arrive in your inbox immediately.

Select Member login at the top of the home page, and selectForgot password? You must allow pop-ups to retrieve your password. Enter the e-mail address associated with your CRA membership in the resulting window. Select Send my password. You should receive a confirmation message. Click OK and check your e-mail inbox to access the message from containing your username and password. If the e-mail doesn’t arrive in a timely manner check junk mail and spam filters. Upon receipt, you can immediately login to
Login to the Action Center on to view your representatives at the federal, state and local levels, as well as media in your region. From there, you can easily select lawmakers that you’re interested in contacting. For more information or assistance with lawmaker outreach, e-mail
There are a variety of ways to get more involved with the CRA, including becoming active with your local chapter, attending events, joining a board or committee, or donating time or money to the CRA’s Foundation. Also, watch your inbox for periodic Action Alerts, which include critical information about political happenings in your area and statewide. Often, these include details for contacting lawmakers about legislation that could drastically affect restaurants. Alerts also include details for hearings and community meetings, at which testimony from restaurateurs is very important.

For more information, contact your membership representative.

The CRA's Legal Center is equipped to answer restaurant operators' most common legal questions, including day-to-day employment issues such as meal and rest breaks, split shifts and terminating problem employees, as well as questions related to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, regulatory concerns and more. CRA members are entitled to 15 minutes of free legal advice each month from our team of top-notch Legal Center attorneys. Simply contact the CRA Helpline for a referral.

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