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Support Candidates That Support Restaurants

Support Candidates That Support Restaurants

As the 2024 primaries approach, New Mexico’s political landscape is undergoing significant shifts. Incumbent legislators, particularly those who stood against the controversial Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) bill, are now at the forefront of a critical battle. The...

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Must Be Present to Win: Donate, Participate & Vote

Must Be Present to Win: Donate, Participate & Vote

As the CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, I cannot stress enough the importance of restaurant owners being actively engaged in the 2024 New Mexico Legislature elections. The decisions made by our legislators have a direct impact on our businesses, and it is...

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Legal Benefits from Law 4 Small Business

Legal Benefits from Law 4 Small Business

Law 4 Small Business is proud to offer discounts on legal services to NMRA Members! Let’s be clear here. We’re a law firm. But we’re not just any law firm. We do law for small business. We’re all about helping small businesses navigate and avoid difficult problems....

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Liquor Tax Not Right for New Mexico

Liquor Tax Not Right for New Mexico

New Mexico's breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, bars, and hospitality sectors play a significant role in our state's culture and economy. However, these businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. From inflation and supply chain...

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Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement

Claim forms began mailing on December 1, 2023, and will continue being sent for most of December. Because of the large number of claim forms being sent, you may not receive yours until late December 2023, or January 2024. Please be patient. If you received a Claim...

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Must Be Present to Win – NMRA Advocacy Guide

Must Be Present to Win – NMRA Advocacy Guide

Hey there, changemakers! Are you ready for your voice to make a difference? Well, here's your chance. Advocacy is more than just a buzzword—it's a game-changer, and your presence is the secret sauce. In the fast-paced world of legislative sessions, it's not about...

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Water Only Upon Request – It’s the Law

Water Only Upon Request – It’s the Law

When it comes to dining out in New Mexico, you might notice something unique - laws regarding water service in restaurants. In an effort to conserve this precious resource and promote sustainability Albuquerque and Santa Fe have implemented regulations that restrict...

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2023 Regulatory Reminders

2023 Regulatory Reminders

As a restaurant owner or manager in New Mexico, staying on top of recent legislative and regulatory changes is crucial to running your business smoothly at the state level. In the past few years there have been several changes that impact how our members do business....

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NMRA Meeting w/ ABQ Environment Dept.

NMRA Meeting w/ ABQ Environment Dept.

Last week, the New Mexico Restaurant Association, represented by its CEO Carol Wight, Director of Education Tom Schuch, and Government Affairs Director Kristen Thomson, held a meeting with the Albuquerque Environment Department. The purpose of the meeting was to...

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NMRA Hires New Lobbyist – Kristen Thomson

NMRA Hires New Lobbyist – Kristen Thomson

After more than two decades working on energy, cannabis, and food policy in Western states, Kristen joined the New Mexico Restaurant Association as the Director of Government Affairs in June 2023. Kristen came from the Cannabis Control Division for the State of New...

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What is Going On with my Gas Bill?

What is Going On with my Gas Bill?

We’ve been receiving many calls about the exorbitant prices of natural gas lately. It is stressful having yet another obstacle to keeping costs down and staying open. For one operator, the January bill was $4300. The February bill increased to $13,200. Other operators...

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10 Sustainability Tips for Restaurants

10 Sustainability Tips for Restaurants

Sustainability has become an increasingly important topic in the restaurant industry. From sourcing ingredients to reducing waste, there are many ways that restaurants can become more environmentally friendly. Here are a few ways that restaurants can promote...

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