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Preferred Partners

Resources to Thrive

PRLA membership means exclusive access to benefits and services that improve your bottom line and help you retain top talent.

PRLA researches and identifies benefit providers to ensure members receive quality services at reasonable prices. The following companies have developed special programs just for PRLA members.

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Business Services — Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland provides entrepreneurs with software-driven technology to manage and grow their business. The company serves more than 400,000 merchants nationwide, delivering trusted solutions for payment, point-of-sales, payroll, and human resources.

Learn More – Heartland

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Computer Equipment and IT Support — Dell

PRLA Members receive up to 30% to 40% off the everyday price on select Dell products. Members can also receive round-the-clock access to IT help with ProSupport, only from Dell.

Dell makes financing easy. By providing access to financing solutions that are seamlessly integrated into Dell’s sales process, your purchase experience is fast, efficient, and simple.

Learn More – Dell

Credit Card Processing Fees Auditor — Merchant Advocates

Merchant Advocate saves you money on credit card processing WITHOUT SWITCHING PROCESSORS! There are no upfront costs, and they are paid from savings they achieve for you. Plus, they check your accounts monthly for erroneous fees, overcharges, and other anomalies. Find out what they can do for you with a FREE, no-commitment analysis.

Learn More – Merchant Advocates

Discounted Liquor Liability Policies — Hospitality Insurance Group

PRLA members save up to 20% on your liquor liability policy with Hospitality Insurance Group and 5% on your business owner policy. HIG recently added a new craft brewers program which has all the important coverages you need for your brewery operation! For more than 30 years, HIG has been insuring and protecting policyholders in the hospitality Industry. Keep your local insurance agent or use a HIG agent.

See if HIG can help you save today!

Learn More – HIG

Education Partner — Temple University

PRLA has partnered with the Temple University School of Sports, Tourism, and Hospitality Management to provide our members who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management or Travel and Tourism with a guaranteed $4,000 scholarship.

Learn More – Temple University STHM

Employee Recruiting — Gecko Hospitality

Gecko Hospitality, named to Forbes list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms four of the last five years, offers the largest selection of hospitality, restaurant, hotel, resort, and club management positions. Our hospitality-exclusive team covers all 50 states and Canada and offers professional placement services with over 120 dedicated hospitality experts.

With Gecko’s extensive list of hospitality recruiter services, we bring pre-screened quality candidates to the hospitality industry’s leading decision makers! Better yet, Gecko has exceptional national, regional, and local relationships and is well respected in the hospitality industry for enhancing hospitality careers.

Our national network consists of 80 regional offices driven to meet the needs of the restaurant/hospitality industry. From Las Vegas casinos to the finest New York hotels, Gecko recruits management positions for all facets of the hospitality industry. Gecko boasts generations of hospitality recruiting experience, consisting of over 1,900 collective years, furthering the careers of those seeking professional management positions.

Learn More – Marty Tarabar, CPC – Gecko Hospitality

Energy Solutions — Integrity Energy

As one of the country’s largest commercial energy brokers, Integrity Energy has helped thousands of businesses take control of their energy expenses. The hospitality industry has especially complex and intensive energy needs. See why hundreds of restaurants and hotels already use their fee-free services.

  • Saves businesses $$ on electric & gas bills
  • Does the energy shopping leg work so you don’t have to
  • Worry-free renewals to continue saving

Contact Daniel Aultman at (440) 497-7492 or to get started.

Learn More – Integrity Energy

Health Insurance — UnitedHealthcare

Tailor-made health plans for your business

UnitedHealthcare offers a healthcare solution designed for PRLA members and includes:

  • Savings on fully insured medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans (varies by group size)
  • A large nationwide network
  • Health and well-being programs
  • Digital tools
  • Ease of administration


Specialty benefits and programs may not be available in all states or for all groups. Components subject to change. Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by United Healthcare Services Inc. or their affiliates. 

Health Insurance — Hospitality-Health Options for Employees

Finding health insurance that fits your workers’ budget can be hard. PRLA wants to make that easier for you. Agents from HealthMarkets stand ready to walk your team members through insurance choices. They can help your team members find the right plan at the right price that’s the right fit for their personal needs.


Hotel Performance Data — STR

STR is the global leader in hotel data and performance benchmarking. STR tracks supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provides valuable market share analysis for all major international hotel chains and brands.

As a PRLA member, you are entitled to special discounts on many STR products and services and access to the monthly STR report. This report shows the latest monthly and year-to-date hotel performance for data for Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Contact Eric Adams for the latest Hotel Performance Report.

Hotel Room Discounts—Hotel Employee Rate

Hotel Employee Rate, a global employee travel program, offers hoteliers the fundamental benefit of hotel employee-rate travel on a global scale. 

PRLA hotel members receive preferred membership, including complimentary enrollment in the first year when registering for the program. 

Rates offered in the program are 100% unpublished and opaque, ensuring the hotel’s rate integrity and rate parity. 

Hotels that participate can add their employees to the program. In turn, your employees can add up to 10 of their friends and family members to book hotel employee rates at over 2,000 hotels and resorts in key destinations all over the world. 

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Hotel Staff Training and Certification — American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute

Widely recognized as the pre-eminent leader in hospitality certification, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) strongly supports and encourages the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry, from hotels to food & beverage establishments to spas to hotel suppliers, and more. To become certified by EI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are available through EI year-round using computerized adaptive testing or traditional print testing.

Learn More – Hotel Training

Human Trafficking Awareness Training — AHLA Foundation

In partnership with the AHLA Foundation, PRLA can provide frontline and supervisory human trafficking prevention training for free through ECPAT-USA.

These courses were developed by Marriott International and donated for free, industry-wide use.


Legal Services — Shumaker Williams PC

Law-related difficulties are all too common for business owners. PRLA members receive one complimentary hour of legal consultative services per issue. There are no up-front fees or additional costs to participate.

Learn More – Legal Services

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Manufacturer Rebate Program — Prime Source Purchasing

Tired of rising food costs? Earn money back on the products you purchase from your current distributors and suppliers and let PRLA handle the rest. Last year, PRLA members who participated in this program collected over a million dollars in rebates.

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PRLA’s manufacturer rebate program will help you maximize your cost savings while minimizing your time. The program administrator, Prime Source Purchasing, negotiates rebates and files all related paperwork on your behalf. You receive a quarterly rebate check and report summarizing your purchases and their rebate values.

This program is free for PRLA members and enrollment only takes a few minutes.

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Music Licensing — BMI & SESAC

Don’t pay full price for music licensing fees. PRLA members save up to 20 percent on their BMI fees, and 10 percent on their SESAC fees.

Learn More – Music Licensing


PRLA restaurant members save up to 20% on BMI music licensing fees.

Just by being a PRLA member, you save 5%.

Pay your bill online or via phone at (800) 925-8451 and save another 5%. Earn the 10% timely payment discount when you pay your bill in full within 30 days of the invoice.

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PRLA restaurant members save 10% on SESAC music licensing fees.

Enroll simply by informing the PRLA membership team that you pay SESAC. PRLA works directly with SESAC to ensure our members receive their discount. 

Office Supplies — Staples Business Advantage

PRLA has negotiated exclusive pricing on your behalf on office products, cleaning supplies, safety equipment, technology, furniture, coffee, snacks and more! Shop online and get fast, free next business day delivery.

There are no fees or commitments, PRLA already negotiated the contract so you can start saving.

Get started by registering for online ordering through Staples Business Advantage.

Sign Up for Staples Business Advantage

Pharmacy Discount Card — Optum Perks

Use this card to get discounts on most prescriptions at over 64,000 pharmacies nationwide. Each time you fill a prescription, simply show your discount card to your pharmacist.

  • Get discounts of up to 80% on most prescription drugs. 
  • Our prices beat the competition 70% of the time.*
  • Get discounts for every member of your family.
  • No expiration. No fees or obligations. No credit card required.


Point-of-Sale Solutions—SpotOn

As a member of PRLA, you can choose how you want to save with SpotOn. Get credit towards your first POS station or receive a free consultation, set up, and trial of SpotOn Reserve or SpotOn’s labor management solution.

Known for its industry-leading customer service, SpotOn offers comprehensive, cloud-based technology, including point-of-sale (POS) solutions and integrated tools like labor management, mobile ordering, digital payments, marketing, loyalty, review management, website development, reservations, and waitlisting. 

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Public Relations & Social Media Services — Food Shelter

Food Shelter is a Philadelphia-based public relations and social media agency serving clients in the restaurant, beverage and real estate industry for 15 years.

Learn More – Food Shelter PR

Restaurant Operator Resources—

PRLA restaurant members get a free 30-day trial membership for this resource full of informative operator management tools and templates for your business, then $29 per month rate (cancel at any time). 

Learn More – RestaurantOwner

Tax Credits & Lending Solutions — Adesso Capital

Adesso Capital helps keep businesses in business. Millions of businesses are still feeling the impact of the pandemic—and they might not know what funding options are available. Adesso can help you with lending solutions, Tip Tax Credit eligibility, and FFCRA tax credits for self-employed individuals.

Learn More — Adesso Capital

Telemedicine — Healthiest You by Teledoc

Healthiest You by Teledoc

Exclusive for PRLA members: Unlimited virtual visits with $0 copay for just $9 per employee per month.

  • General Medical: Board-certified doctors
  • Mental Health: Licensed mental health professionals
  • Dermatology: U.S. board-certified dermatologists
  • Nutrition, Back and Joint Care, and more!


Membership Has Benefits

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