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The CRA Membership Advantage

Whether you are looking to get a deal on restaurant supplies or payroll solutions, you’ll find it through membership with the CRA. Take advantage of exclusive member discounts through our partners who support the hospitality industry.

CRA Partners



BMI Music Licensing

The majority of music that businesses play is protected by copyright law; BMI is the bridge between songwriters/artists and the businesses that want to play their music publicly.
  • BMI offers restaurants a 10% discount with their Timely Payment Discount program. On top of that, CRA members are eligible for a 10% savings on their BMI Music License. This means that you can save up to 20% on BMI fees! Are you taking advantage of this member benefit?
Need more info? Contact Jessica Frost at (615) 401-2873 or visit online, bmi.com.


Crest Restaurant Insurance

At CREST Restaurant Insurance – we KNOW the restaurant industry. We are a full-service Property and Casualty insurance agency that specializes in insurance products for the hospitality industry.

CRI takes a consultative approach to identify and address the unique business challenges restaurant operators face. And we listen. Then we put together a plan for your business – a plan that protects you and addresses your individual needs.

CRI is a member of the Professional Independent Insurance Agencies of Colorado and the National Independent Insurance Agents Association.

If you are interested in a free consultation please contact us.



Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems, one of the largest payment processors in the United States, delivers card processing and security technology through Heartland Secure™.  Heartland also offers point of sale, lending, mobile commerce, e-Commerce, marketing solutions, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 400,000 business and educational locations nationwide.

Heartland payment processing allows your business to accept all forms of payment on any device in-store, online or offsite. Backed by a comprehensive breach warranty, Heartland Secure uses EMV, end-to-end encryption and tokenization to protect your customer’s credit card data. Our U.S.-based service center provides live customer support 24/7, with calls answered in less than 10 seconds on average. Combined with real-time merchant account reporting at no additional charge, Heartland provides you with the tools to grow and protect your business. 

Heartland’s payroll solution is designed for small and medium-sized businesses with all the features and functionality of an enterprise-level payroll platform. This customizable, cloud-based solution offers robust reporting and optional integrations with multiple time clock and POS systems, workers’ comp insurance data and premium collections through multiple carriers. With a dedicated single point of contact, 24/7 secure online access, and complete payroll tax services, you can hand off the payroll complexities to us and focus on building your business.

Contact Bobby Higdon, (888) 798-3133 etc. 11577robert.higdon@heartland.



Office Depot

Office Depot, Inc. and the CRA have partnered to provide exclusive savings on all of your business needs, including deep discounts on over 55,000 products, including:
  • Office Essentials
  • Cleaning and Breakroom Solutions
  • Copy & Print Services
  • Technology
  • Furniture
Let Office Depot save you time and money! To enroll in this savings program, simply use the discount card provided when you joined. To sign up for delivery with the discounts, simply call or email Zimmery Williams, Program Manager, at 855-337-6811 ext. 12716 or zimmery.williams@officedepot.com



Tiger Natural Gas

Call for your free CRA member savings analysis of your annual gas bill. Savings can average between 12-20% depending on volume!

Contact Belinda Ciaflone at (303) 665-8561 for more information or visit us online, tigernaturalgas.com.



United Healthcare

Exclusive health care pricing and solutions for CRA Members through the Hospitality Associations Alliance Program.

The Colorado Restaurant Association is part of a strategic alliance program to help address the diverse needs of the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Associations Alliance, a strategic alliance platform created by the National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealth Group, offers exclusive discounts and solutions that benefit CRA members and their employees.

This alliance program provides access to more affordable health care solutions, promotes and supports health and wellness in the hospitality industry, and helps members navigate state and federal compliance areas. 

For more information visit uhctogether.com/cra, or contact Alliah Sheta (763) 361-6963.

CRA Corporate Sponsors

The CRA works hard to promote and protect Colorado’s foodservice industry, and these fine companies are helping us accomplish that objective. When choosing a vendor, we hope you consider supporting those that support our industry.

See our current Endorsed Providers and Corporate Sponsors on the scrolling bars at the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in joining these folks in supporting us, please learn more here.


Become a Member

Network with fellow business owners, stay up to date on legislative issues important to our industry, connect with your peers, take advantage of significant savings opportunities and stay informed. Join the Colorado Restaurant Association!

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Endorsed Providers

Corporate Sponsors