IRA President & CEO Sam Toia stressed the need for pragmatic immigration reforms that benefit millions of hardworking immigrants, protect local economies, and strengthen the hospitality industry in a recent Chicago Sun-Times op-ed .

The IRA has launched the Windy City Works Coalition to stop restrictive mandates on employers and protect employees' workplace flexibility. Take action today to keep flexible jobs in Chicago!

Ready for year-round patios, convenient weekend inspections, and pop-up restaurants? The IRA fully supports this great news coming from City Hall.

If you still need your summer festival sanitation certificate - look no further than the IRA!
Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling: Tapping the Great Lakes for Excellence

Working with Coca-Cola, GLCCB is one of nearly 70 independent bottlers across the U.S. who are part of Coca-Cola’s refranchised bottling network. This network is built from efforts to put the focus back on local bottlers by creating and leveraging relationships within the communities Coca-Cola serves. 

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Going Mobile to Market Your Brand by Jeni Wahl, co-owner of Dia De Los Tamales

You can find Dia de los Tamales almost anywhere in Chicago: street fests, catering, special events, their brick and mortar location in Pilsen, or their newest location in Block 37 in The Loop. That's because co-owner Jeni Wahl and team are masters of going "mobile" to reach customers.

Check out Jeni's five tips for bringing our brand out to the masses.