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Researching new vendors, tracking down training for your team, and keeping tabs on the latest policies being discussed by elected officials all take time. The time you might not have when you’re busy running your business. 

PRLA does the research for you to help you find solutions for a healthy bottom line. We have negotiated valuable discounts and services for cost-saving solutions specifically for our members through our Preferred Partner program.

Do you need to find quality training for you or your staff? Better training is better for business. PRLA and our national partners are your trusted sources for industry certifications and professional development courses. Whether it’s getting your newest employee ServSafe certified or preparing to promote from within, our training and development courses can help you attract and retain talent. 

Pennsylvania Restaurant &  Lodging Association | Preferred Partners

Why invest in workforce education?

  • Adding workforce education leads to increased productivity
  • Spending at least 5% of your budget on training leads to a 23% decrease in turnover
  • Turnover costs $2,000 per front-of-house employees


ServSafe is the industry’s leading food safety certificate training. It’s also serving up new products to help you attract and retain talent.

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Workforce Development

Investing in your workforce leads to increased productivity, morale, and guest satisfaction while reducing turnover. Explore the training and certifications available to your team.

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RAMP Certification

Learn more about RAMP certification for licensees/managers, as well as Server/Seller training for your employees.

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Preferred Partners

PRLA researches and identifies benefit providers to ensure members receive quality services at reasonable prices.

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Apprenticeships attract new talent to the industry and retain existing talent. Employers see an 80% retention rate among program participants. 

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PA CareerLink

Did you know that PA CareerLink has numerous workforce tools and resources for employers? PA CareerLink offers recruitment assistance and funding to help you with new or incumbent worker training. Contact your local CareerLink to sign up as an employer.

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Tourism Management Resources

Resources and tools for our members who lead and work for destination marketing organizations and other tourism-related organizations. 

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Online Buyers’ Guide

When you need to find vendors or services for your business, consider a PRLA allied member first. Please note that PRLA does not vet or endorse any of the products or services provided in this guide.

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Membership Has Benefits

Resources for Hospitality Businesses, Vendors, Sponsors, Students. Membership is for Everyone!