Members Only Webinars


NMRA hosts informative, educational and relevant webinars on a monthly basis. The recording for these webinars are a feature we provide only to those who are part of the association.

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2023 Legislative Wrap

In our final legislative update of 2023 our CEO and Lobbyists fill you in on what happened with all the bills that mattered to restaurants this session. The 2023 session of the New Mexico Legislature has had its challenges, but NMRA saw some success combating increases in minimum wage as well as staving off drastic liquor tax increases.

2023 Legislative Preview Forum

Learn what the industry is facing in the upcoming legislative session. We have heard that there will be a bill for a $25 minimum wage. Family Medical Leave is being proposed for businesses with more than five employees. The association is asking for a state fund to help those restaurants that did not receive the RRF grant money.

Cyber Security for Your Restaurant w/ the FBI

This FBI presentation introduces restaurants to various cyber attack methods used by criminals to to infiltrate and disrupt businesses. It walks restaurants through how to protect themselves and encourage establishing a relationship with the FBI.

Restaurant Forum w/ Mark Ronchetti

In this forum with governor candidate Mark Ronchetti the restaurant industry gets to know the candidate and his plans for the state should he get elected.

ServSafe Ops for Restaurants

Learn how we are offering ServSafe Ops to our members at a significant discount with the first six months FREE! This application is specially developed for the restaurant industry to help assist with operational efficiency, compliance guidelines, training, and providing information to your employees at their fingertips. It is easy to use and will empower your staff to succeed. This app has everything you need to start 2022 with processes in place to succeed!

Training Reimburesement Funds

New Mexico Departments of Workforce Solutions and Tourism announce the launch of a 16-week training reimbursement program for the hospitality industry to assist them with training costs and increase their workforce to pre-pandemic levels. Please join us to learn how to access this funding source.

Business Recovery Grant Program

So far, 575 Accommodation and Food Service sector businesses have received over $34 million. There is more money where this came from, but the fund is going to close on December 7, 2021. Are you getting your portion of this money? Find out in this webinar.

New Alcohol Rules w/ ABC

We bring the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division to you! The new rules went int effect on Sept. 28 and NMRA put together this informative webinar to make sure restaurants had the answers they needed. Get all your questions about the new rules changes answered in one video. 

Workforce Solutions Q&A

In this video, New Mexico Restaurant Association CEO, Carol Wight, has a conversation with the Secretary of Workforce Solutions, Ricky Serna about the end of the enhanced federal benefits and what that means for our workforce, how to connect with the department to find employees, and answer your questions about Unemployment Insurance in New Mexico.

Tackling the Restaurant Labor Shortage

In this webinar with Restaurant Rockstars, we dish up “5 Ways to Tackle the Restaurant Labor Shortage” to not only get you through this shortage, but give you a new approach in managing your operation through your staff.

Make Money w/ New Mexico Spirits

In this webinar, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Department will outline the parameters of how to apply for a NM Spirits-only liquor license. Then NMRA will interview some of the members of the NM Distillers Guild to get an idea of what is being produced in NM and how to get started.

How to Make Your Membership Dues Pay for Themselves

We’re here for you! Ready to help your bottom line? Our Membership Director guides you through your exclusive discounts and savings, and you’ll get introduced to ways to save time, money, and get the best return on investment from your NMRA membership

Employee Retention Tax Credit for Your Restaurant

Recent legislative action(s) in December of 2020 and March of 2021 have made the Federal Employee Retention Credit, originally part of the CARES Act (March of 2020), available to more employers.  Think of the Federal Employee Retention Credit as a grant for your business to spend in whatever manner you desire. This is not a loan, so it does not need to be paid back.

7 Best Practices for Recruiting & Hiring Compliance

A government review of your recruiting and hiring practices might prove to be enterprise-ending for a business and personally devastating for a manager who violates the labor compliance rules when recruiting and hiring new employees. Here are some resources from NMRA & Fastrack Onboard.

Maximizing Profits Through Strategic Menu Pricing

NMRA partner, Jim Hargrove of Shamrock Foods, developed this strategic menu price increase presentation in the wake of all the minimum wage increases that are taking place. This seminar focuses on strategic approaches to dealing with the minimum wage increases without negatively impacting the enterprise.

2018 NMED Changes to the Food Regulations

Webinar with NMRA CEO Carol Wight and NMED Food Program Manager Johnathan Gerhardt discussing the 2018 food code changes and how they will affect you and your food operation.

The mandate for training all employees is April 1, 2019.

This excludes Albuquerque and Bernalillo who are under a different jurisdiction.

US DOL Wage and Hour Audits

The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) is targeting restaurants in NM for audits.
In this webinar for restaurants, we will be speaking to a DOL Wage and Hour Investigator about typical restaurant violations and how to avoid them.


Grassroots Webinar: What Can You Do About A $15 Minimum Wage?

This election year is important because the landscape of our elected officials is drastically changing — think California. Elected officials don’t understand how to manage a bottom line in the restaurant industry. It’s not their business to know. Our goal is to ask you to share our information with those candidates elected folks. We want them to have a better understanding of our industry and what motivates us as employers and community members.

3 Actionable Steps to Maximize Restaurant Profit

Many restaurants aren’t taking inventory, don’t know their Prime Costs, Net Profit or Break-Even. They have little or no time to train their staff (not just on service but on SALES), and they’re spending lots of money on marketing without R.O.I.   These restaurants may be filling their seats, but wondering why their bank account is not growing. They’re struggling to make payroll and meet rising operating costs. 

Sick Leave Law (HWA) w/ DWS

The State Law REQUIRING ALL BUSINESSES TO OFFER Earned Sick Leave (ESL) begins July 1! Is your restaurant ready? Here we have the Department of Workforce Solutions outline the new rule and answer all your implementation questions. If you do not comply, it could cost you much more than compliance.

Build Your Dream Team

This business is hard enough! These tools will help you Work Smarter, Not Harder. It’s time to Maximize your PROFITS, Optimize your SALES, Build epic BRAND LOYALTY and deliver amazing CUSTOMER SERVICE experiences.

Immigration Compliance Webinar – Be Ready For ICE

Common Sense I-9 Compliance and What to do When ICE Comes Knocking

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has dramatically increased its I-9 audit activities in New Mexico and the consequences of non-compliance can be severe and include but are not limited to, unwelcome business interruption, exorbitant fines, unwanted exposure, and even criminal charges.

Webinar: The Affordable Care Act

NMRA CEO, Carol Wight hosts Terry Linton of Linton and Associates for a one hour seminar on preparing member restaurants for the Affordable Care Act.

3rd Party Delivery Resources

We know navigating third-party delivery services can be less than fun and even downright confusing. We have complied some resources that can answer your questions and help point you in the right direction when the time comes for your restaurant to consider entering the delivery game.


10 Most Asked Restaurant Legal Questions

Do you have questions about medical cannabis & drug use by employees? What do you do when sexual harassment arises? What questions can you ask a new hire? Check out this exclusive NRMA webinar with Antonia Roybal-Mack of Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C. and find out what you need to be doing to keep from getting sued.

Marketing Through Storytelling and Video Webinar

In this educational webinar Paul Jew from Moji Studios tells why your story is so important to your marketing efforts. Your story can be a powerhouse of a marketing weapon. Jump ahead of the competition with a story blueprint that will resonate with your target…

Ask the Expert: Food Safety Webinar

Make sure you are on-board with the New Mexico food code before the inspector gets to your restaurant. NMRA helps review the state inspection report. We discuss the top ten questions asked in class and, “Ask the expert” all the major questions about the new food code.

Thriving in a Post COVID World

Every restaurant owner and operator should watch this recorded webinar as we come out of the worst disaster in our industry’s history.
We invited Ryan Elmore, Business Solutions Manager at Shamrock Foods, to Set the Table for Your Success as you come out of this enormously stressful year and a half.
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