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Sarah R. Bratko, Esq

Vice President of Advocacy and General Counsel

401-223-1120, ext. 115



AFLAC The RIHEF now has an affinity program with Aflac so when you offer Aflac to your employees it benefits not only you, your employees but also RIHEF!! Aflac offers a variety of Voluntary Benefit programs that are essentially NO COST to your business, but can add a great value to enhancing any current benefits you may offer as well as help with retention of those employees. Aflac’s programs are available to both full-time AND part-time employees which is another great value add!

To learn more of how you can offer Aflac at your business and to HELP SUPPORT THE RIHEF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PROGRAMS; please reach out to our designated Aflac agent Sandra Paon at 401-663-7367 or email

American Hotel & Lodging Association

American Hotel & Lodging Association Click here to view a complete list of discount opportunities for AH&LA members.

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) We create music. You harness the power of music to boost your business. With an annual ASCAP music license, you can play millions of songs from our 600,000+ songwriter, composer, and music publisher members, however you want - including live music by a band or DJ, or recorded music played off a CD, iPod, online streaming service, or most other means. Your license fee goes straight back to our members, so they can keep making the music that your customers love.

Call 888-772-4313 or visit our website

The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co.

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If you are not an existing Beacon Mutual policyholder, we invite you to contact your independent agent to ask how you can get the shared earnings program on your policy.

To learn more visit:

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

Broadcast Music, Inc. BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public.

BMI offers RIHA members up to 20% off annual music licensing fees (5% member discount, 5% online payment discount, 10% timely payment discount). For more info visit or call (800) 925-8451.


Dell Customers are at the core of everything Dell does. Dell is focused on delivering affordable technology solutions that enable RIHA members to make smarter business decisions that impact their bottom line. RIHA has partnered with Dell to bring members savings (up to 30% - 40% off the everyday price) on SELECT Dell systems and Dell branded electronics and accessories. Call 1-800-757-8442 (Member ID #530005185086) or visit to learn more.

Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems Heartland Payment Systems provides an exclusive suite of payment products for RI Hospitality members including: credit card processing; payroll; check management and tip reporting and compliance services. As of February 2, 2010, Heartland has proudly joined with The Council of State Restaurant Associations, the National Restaurant Association and 40 state restaurant associations to provide restaurant owners/hospitality members the tools to lower costs and increase profitability.

Contact us today:
Nancy Abdalla, Relationship Manager: Phone: 401-996-5623

Heartland Ovation Payroll

Heartland Ovation Payroll Heartland Ovation Payroll combines flexibility with user-friendly tools for a simple and accessible payroll experience. You can process anytime from anywhere, with instant online access to all of your payroll data and employee information, while secured by the latest technology: 128 bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption to protect your information. What's most exciting is their 3 Year Price Lock, which puts an end to hidden junk fees and annual increases!

RI Hospitality offers this program as one of the many member programs aimed to help you work more efficiently, receive professional customer service and possibly save some money!

Hospitality Mutual Insurance

Hospitality Mutual Insurance RI Hospitality members are eligible for 20% off their liquor liability insurance through Hospitality Mutual Insurance. The Massachusetts-based firm specializes in the hospitality industry: restaurants; taverns; bars; nightclubs; bowling alleys; social clubs and caterers. They are committed to serving the needs of the niche market they serve, thereby building lasting relationships with RI establishments, including RI Hospitality members. Get started at

National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association Click here to view a complete list of discount opportunities for NRA members

Ocean Point Insurance

Ocean Point Insurance The restaurant and hospitality industry presents a myriad of exposures for the business owner. Join the member companies who participate in the RIHA Insurance Program. Let your membership dues work for you. We have a dedicated staff solely responsible for hospitality members. We will design, implement and administer an insurance program to meet your particular business needs. RIHA Program discounts can range anywhere from 10% to as much as 20%.

Programs include property and liability insurance, workers compensation coverage, liquor liability and a host of other coverage's.

Contact us today:
Phone: 401-295-7651 Dan Lemay Tom Regan

Prime Source Purchasing, (PSP) – A Manufacturer Rebate Program

Prime Source Purchasing PSP is a consulting and administrative company which establishes partnerships between foodservice operators, manufacturers and distributors.
They offer the operator a customized approach to evaluate need, negotiate manufacturer programs, track and analyze purchasing data and provide ongoing communication to ensure maximum cost savings.

As the food service industry evolves and market prices continue to rise, operators need a partner who can help them prepare to meet these challenges.
PSP will help RIHA members save money on purchases you are already making.

Prime Source establishes partnerships between foodservice, operators, manufacturers, and distributors

  • Collects purchasing information from your distributors
  • Files for rebates with manufacturers

Prime Source represents thousands of foodservice industry operators nationwide!


STR STR is the source for premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. The hotel industry is the cornerstone of our business and we receive data from more than 52,000 hotels in over 185 countries around the world. We provide data that is confidential, reliable, accurate and actionable. Our comprehensive reports help our clients to strategize, make better business decisions and compete within their respective markets. But the work we do goes beyond the numbers. Every day, we empower people and their businesses to reach new heights.

Sprague Energy

Sprague Energy Sprague Energy is the RI Hospitality trusted partner for Natural Gas. Sprague delivers natural gas behind all major local distribution companies (LDCs) throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Sprague manages the entire natural gas supply process, including scheduling, nominating, balancing and communicating with the LDC and the pipelines, ensuring our members the highest level of reliability of and service. They offer members competitive pricing and the highest level of customer service.


UnitedHealthcare Exclusive Health Care Pricing and Solutions from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare offers exclusive health care pricing and solutions to RI Hospitality Association members through the Restaurant Healthcare Alliance.

  • Up to a 5 percent discount on medical rates for standard fully insured groups with 51 or more eligible employees
  • Up to a 5 percent discount on all specialty benefits products (dental, vision, life and disability) for fully insured groups
  • Annual invoice credit of up to 5 percent on administrative fees for new ASO medical products for self-funded groups with 100 or more eligible employees

For more information, visit

Some restrictions apply; and discounts may vary by location and group size.
Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Health Plan coverage provided by or through a UnitedHealthcare Company.