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Allied Membership

South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Allied membership is open to any business providing goods or services to the foodservice or lodging industry.

 

Membership Levels

 Regular Membership ($300.00):

  • · Membership with all of our local chapters across the state
  • ·Subscription to our Insider magazine and our SnapShot electronic newsletter
  • ·Opportunity for sponsorships of events and chapter meetings
  • ·Opportunity to advertise in our printed and online newsletters

Bronze Membership ($500.00):

All the benefits of the basic membership plus:

  • On the Course Golf Sponsor for the THEF Golf Tournament (setting up on the course to promote business during the tournament)
  • Advertisement in 4 issues of the Snap Shot electronic newsletter

Silver Membership ($1000.00):

All the benefits of the basic membership plus:

  • On the Course Golf Sponsor for the THEF Golf Tournament (setting up on the course to promote business during the tournament)
  • A vendor table during the reception at the Stars of the Industry Awards Banquet
  • Color ¼ page ad for 6 months in our Insider magazine

Gold Membership ($2000.00):

All the benefits of the basic membership plus

  • On the Course Golf Sponsor for the THEF Golf Tournament (setting up on the course to promote business during the tourname
  • Corporate Table of 8  for the luncheon and vendor table during reception at the Stars of the Industry Awards Banque
  • Color ½ page ad for 6 months in our Insider magazine
  • Vendor Table at the State Board Meetings

Platinum Membership ($5000.00):

All the benefits of the basic membership plus:

  • Awards Sponsor of the THEF Golf Tournament
  • Corporate Table of 8  for the luncheon and vendor table during reception at the Stars of the Industry Awards Banquet
  • Color ½ page ad for one year in our Insider magazine
  • Advertisement in 6 issues of the Snap Shot electronic newsletter
  • Vendor Table at the State Board Meeting
  • Vendor Table at all Chapter Meetings
  • Continuous running online logo on SCRLA website


Click here for Membership Application (PDF)

 

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Membership Benefits


Local Membership and Networking

Allied members joining the SCRLA also receive membership in our local partner associations, which include the Beaufort, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head Island/Bluffton, L.U.C.C.Y. (Lancaster, Union, Chesterfield, Chester and York Counties), and Spartanburg.  Myrtle Beach and Charleston areas have an additional membership to join their chapters.  In addition to local chapter or partner meetings, the SCRLA holds statewide events where hotel and restaurant operators from all across South Carolina come together with their suppliers for such functions as our statewide golf tournament, Hospitality Day at the State House, Stars of the Industry Awards luncheon, and other events.  In addition, four times a year, our 40 member Board Meetings are open to allied members who are sponsors of that particular meeting for one-on-one networking with some of our industry's top operators. 

Looking to gain more exposure for your business?

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Newsletter, Bulletins & Legislative Alerts
Our communications platform consist of up-to-date information on regional and national developments affecting hospitality businesses, and information on relevant issues, bills, new laws and administrative rules.  Advertising is available to Allied Members only.   We have two different opportunities for advertising, the Insider Magazine which is a 24 page full color printed magazine and distributed exclusively our members each month. Hospitality Snapshot, an electronic e-newsletter sent bi-weekly to a an opt-in subscription base of over 3,000 email addresses.  Information about advertising is available by calling 803-765-9000 or clicking here


Corporate Partnerships
The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and its affiliate, the South Carolina Tourism & Hospitality Educational Foundation, hold numerous industry events each year from educational training and seminars to dinners and meetings to statewide golf tournaments where hotel, resort, restaurant and other foodservice and lodging owners and managers come together to improve their business and assist the industry in remaining South Carolina's number one private-sector employer and segment of the state's economy.  There are several opportunities to partner with the association and educational foundation to not only show your support of the industry, but to put your company in front of the premier lodging and foodservice operators of our state.  Corporate marketing partnership start at $2,500 and can be custom tailored to meet your needs.

 

Mailing Lists
Mailing lists are never given or sold members or non-members.  Mailing/communication programs are in place to get your business in front of the members.   From post card mailings or insertions into the newsletter we can find the right fit for you. 

 

Governmental Affairs

SCRLA has contract lobbyists representing the industry at the State House in Columbia and with various regulatory agencies to make sure state laws and regulations do not place an undue burden on the industry and that lawmakers understand how they might impact our industry.  Our legislative efforts help your hospitality customers protect both the top and bottom lines from over regulation.  Click here for more information.

 

Educational Resources

Free or discounted workshops and seminars (ServSafe, Labor Laws,Yield Management); School-to-Work Program; Training and Video Library.  Click here for more information about the South Carolina ProStart Program

 

Credit Card Processing

SCRLA offers competitive rates on Merchant Credit Card processing for members only through our program with Heartland Payment Systems. Tailored to your business.

 

Payroll Processing

Heartland offers specialized payroll processing and reporting for the hospitality industry that might benefit your company as well.

 

Overnight Mail and Parcel Services
Our members receive discounts on overnight letters and package services from United Parcel Service. There are no minimums and you do not have to have a collection box.  Lodging members might consider a UPS collection box and resell UPS services at profit
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Stars of the Industry Awards

Each year our association recognizes individuals and companies that make significant contributions to our industry, our state and nation that make the lodging industry a better place to work.

 

Hospitality Day at the State House

Every April, the SCRLA and all local hospitality related associations, host the General Assembly to a Taste of South Carolina during our annual legislative luncheon.  This one-day event shows lawmakers the importance of our industry, while showcasing two dozen participating member restaurants and hotels.

 

Unity for Strength
The combined voice of our members is far more influential than any single individual at both the legislative and regulatory levels. Together we can achieve what would be impossible on our own and legislation impacting the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry also impacts industry suppliers!

 

Join today!

 

Click here for Membership Application (PDF)

 

 

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