If you haven't heard, Sacramento's dining scene is on the rise and gaining in reputation among foodies nationwide. It is America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, after all. Sure, Lobby Day activities will keep you busy, but the day will conclude with the CRA's "Crave the Experience" reception where you will enjoy local restaurant fare, live music and hosted drinks - all while you relax with your colleagues, network and continue discussions with legislators and staff in a more relaxed environment.
9. Those Kings
Directly adjacent to the CRA Headquarters, you can take a sneak peek at where the city's new downtown arena is being built. Sure to be one of the nation's newest state-of-the-art arenas, the Golden 1 Center features a carbon and grid-neutral footprint and will be the new home to many of Sacramento's local culinary hotspots.
8. Get informed
By participating in the CRA's Lobby Day 2016 webinar on March 29 or April 4, you'll be fully informed and trained when April 19 rolls around. Combined with the day-of legislative briefing provided by the CRA's Government Affairs + Public Policy team, you'll be set for success as a lobbyist for a day.
7. Find inspiration from some moving success stories
The CRA Educational Foundation will announce the winners of the Faces of Diversity and Restaurant Neighbor awards - honoring restaurateurs who give back to their communities and are making strides toward achieving the American Dream.
6. Lobby Day is worth your time
We understand how busy your business keeps you. But this is one day packed with action and the critical information that will set the stage for how the industry fares in the year to come.
5. Get to know your representatives
Maybe you voted for them, maybe not, but they're making decisions on a daily basis that affect your business. It's time to tell them your story, so they will keep restaurants in mind as issues arise.
4. Everyone who's anyone will be there
With more than 100 of California's biggest restaurant industry heavyweights in the room, there'll be no shortage of networking and idea-swapping opportunities. And lobbying side-by-side with your peers builds bonds that last.
3. It's like political bootcamp
You'll not only dive deep into the industry's most vexing political issues, but also learn a lot about how the legislative process works and how the process and potential outcomes can affect your business.
2. You believe in this cause
You believe in the power of the restaurant industry and the millions of jobs and opportunities it provides. You spend every day working to make your business thrive, why not devote one to letting lawmakers know?
1. If you don't stand up for restaurants, no one will
Power comes in numbers, and your voice is critical to the restaurant community's collective message being heard.
Registration ends April 12 - Register today!
For more information, contact Gina McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.431.2774.