Discount Programs - Iowa Restaurant Association

Discount Programs

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Current Discount Programs

The Iowa Restaurant Association is continually evaluating discount programs for members. These companies provide exclusive discounts to active members of the Iowa Restaurant Association. Contact Stacy Kluesner at skluesner@restaurantiowa.com or call 515-276-1454 to see how an IRA membership can improve your bottom line.

BANKING

Wells Fargo Membership® Program: Qualifies your employees for a valuable bundle of account and service offers available exclusively to association members to include: free checking, free checks, free internet banking, free ATM or check card, free credit card with no annual fee and much more.

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING

Heartland Payment Systems*: Full Course Business Solutions delivers an exclusively endorsed suite of payment products – including card processing, payroll services, check management and tip reporting and compliance services – all from one source. These effective tools and resources, available at exclusive rates for association members, empower you to reduce your expenses, enhance your operations and increase your profitability. To learn more call Mike Volrath at 515-250-4618 or contact IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

ServSafe*: Nationally recognized food safety & sanitation certification program. This meets the state of Iowa Certified Food Protection Manager requirements. Cost: $150, members $100. Special group pricing available.
                             ServSafe Alcohol*: Responsible alcohol service training and certifcation program. Cost: $75, members $35.
                             ServSafe Food Handler: Basics of food safety & sanitation practices, internet based course. Cost: $15. Programs are offered through the IRA office in Des Moines and other partners across the state. Contact IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

ENERGY SAVINGS

D & J Consulting: Tax Exemption for Food Processing Equipment. Take advantage of this opportunity and receive an energy sales tax refund for the last three years and an exemption for the next three years. IRA members receive an extra 5% refund. Contact Doug Beech at 515-556-7641 or IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454. Average annual member savings is $880.

Continuum/Seminole Energy Services: Provides your company discounted natural gas with excellent service and equal reliability. Delivery is through your current provider. Seminole is a privately-owned, American based company headquartered in Tulsa, OK with an office in Johnston, IA. Average annual savings estimated at $600. For a savings analysis and program information contact Dan Pearson at 515-727-1752 or IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

INSURANCE – PROPERTY, CASUALTY, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, DRAM

Society Insurance: IRA Members east of I-80 receive a 10% discount on Society's Trim Plus enhanced property casualty insurance program and an annual dividend on workers' compensation insurance. Average annual member savings is $781. Contact IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

MARKETING

Dine Iowa: Free listing on www.dineiowa.org and on the smart phone application "Dine Iowa" the IRA's free restaurant locator. Contact IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

​Fishbowl*: Simple, easy to use email marketing solutions delivering email and mobile marketing and web sites. Fishbowl offers a full suite of integrated solutions that maximize your customer reach and increase your bottom line. Members receive discounted set up and monthly rates and 500 free emails/month. Contact IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454. 

HTML Marketing: IRA members receive discounts on our suite of online marketing services, specifically website packages allowing you to manage your own website, change text, update specials and more. Other services include social media marketing, audio/video marketing, search engine optimization, e-Newletter mailings, mobile website and Android/iPhone app development and website hosting. Contact Justin Rogers at 515-570-3290 or IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

Relish: Additional 15% discount on ad package for IRA members in the Des Moines Area. Contact Ashley Roberts at 515-953-4822 or IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

Edible Iowa: A 15% discount on any advertising package for IRA Members. Contact Kurt Friese at Kurt@EdibleIowa.com or IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454. ** Please note that this discount cannot be combined with other offers.**

Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau: IRA members will receive a gold partnership with the GDMCVB for a discounted rate of $400. A gold partnership with the GDMCVB includes: Listings in Greater Des Moines Planner's Guide (distribution = 3,000), Catch Des Moines, Guide to Greater Des Moines (distribution = 285,000) and SeeDesMoines.com, Brochure displayed at Visitors Information Kiosk at Des Moines International Airport, Coupon listing in brochure and on CatchDesMoines.com, Listing in proposed GDMCVB Guide, as well as many other benefits. IRA members will also receive a 20% discount on ad rates in proposed GDMCVB Dining Guide. Contact Addison Speck at 515-699-3455 or IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

MUSIC LICENSING

BMI: Members receive up to a 20% discount on BMI music licensing fees; 10% for being an IRA member and an additional 10% for paying in full and on-time. Contact IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

 

PAYROLL SYSTEMS

*: Members receive comprehensive, customizable payroll capabilities, a three year, fixed price agreement, no fees for deletions or additions of employees, and web-hosted access to your payroll at anytime. Contact  Mike Volrath at 515-250-4618 or IRA Member Services at 515276-1454.

ADDITIONAL MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

EZ Pay: Electronic payment system offers members several convenient ways to pay dues in one easy step. Members can choose monthly, quarterly or bi-annual automatic deductions from their checking account or credit card payments. Contact Cindy Jordan at the IRA office at 515.276.1454.

HR Outsource Advisors: Through a combination of both internet and live support, HR Outsource Advisors provides HR solutions to small/medium size companies. The service includes, but is not limited to, Employee Handbook Development, Job Descriptions, Performance Management, Health Care Reform guidance and more. IRA Member pricing is available. Contact IRA Member Services at 515-276-1454.

 

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