NYC Hospitality Alliances, Bash for the Boro’s at TAO Downtown NYC-2024

BY: Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV

The New York City Hospitality Alliance (The Alliance) is a not-for-profit association founded in 2012 to represent and serve restaurant and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs.

Mr Rigie introducing VIP Guests

Home to more than 20,000 eating and drinking establishments, employing more than a quarter of a million people, our industry is vital to the economic foundation and social fabric of New York City.

The Alliance bridges the gap between the hospitality industry, government, and the press. We advocate for a fair and equitable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entrepreneurship and job creation.

Dr Abbey with Donovan Richards QBP & Mark Jaffe GNYCC President

We seek to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, streamline the permit and licensing process, cut the red tape, and represent the industry’s perspective on proposed laws, regulations, trends, and other matters impacting restaurant and nightlife establishments.

Members of The Alliance gain exclusive access to operational guidance; up-to-date information on the ever-changing regulations and trends.

Dr Abbey with Jeffrey Garcia Exec Dir of Mayors office of Nightlife

invites to industry-only training, educational and social events; and, a suite of customized services to help their businesses save time and money.

Restaurant and nightlife establishments that join the New York City Hospitality Alliance become part of our tight-knit community and ensures our industry is represented and served.

Dr Abbey with Dawn Kelly founder of The Nourish Spot

Member Benefits ADVOCACY: Help fuel The Alliance’s advocacy efforts to enact polices that support the restaurant and nightlife industry, reduce regulatory burdens, streamline the permitting process and represent the industry’s interest on all proposed law impacting the NYC hospitality industry. See what we are currently fighting for and see what we have won.

Dr Abbey with Melba Wilson Queen of Soul Food at Melba’s in Harlem

REGULATORY & INDUSTRY NEWS: Count on The Alliance to keep you and your team up-to-date with informative alerts on the specific legislative issues, regulatory climate and industry happenings that impact your businesses here in NYC. Members also have access to a variety of informative resources, such as our comprehensive reports and checklists.

INDUSTRY TRAININGS: Attend exclusive industry-specific trainings, seminars and conferences, led by experts in their fields, on relevant topics such as employment law, food safety, technology and the state of the industry. Visit our events page to see our upcoming training.

Dr Abbey with Ruth Browne CEO of Ronald Mcdonald House

INSURANCE PROGRAMS:  The Alliance can refer your business to a variety of insurance programs at competitive rates. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

THE MARKETPLACE: As a member, you have access to exclusive deals and discounts on the products and services you need from our industry partners on The Marketplace. Click here to shop The Marketplace.

Hundreds in attendance

HOSPITALITY HELPLINE: As a member, you can access the Hospitality Helpline to receive expert guidance for any of your operational questions relating to employment law, liquor licensing, food safety and more. Members can also request referrals for best-in-class industry service and product providers.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER EVENTS: Our members have crazy schedules but they make time to attend the exclusive NYC Hospitality Alliance events!  Whether it’s our annual NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards, After the Holiday’s Holiday Party or the Summer Rooftop Friends & Family there’s nothing better than letting off some steam and talking shop with other hospitality industry owners and operators.

R-L Carlann Scala GM of Hilton Inn Staten Island with her Co-Workers

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MEETINGS: Invitations to government affairs meetings where you will meet and speak with elected and government officials about the laws, rules, and regulations impacting your businesses. (New Yorker level members receive (1) government affairs meeting invitation annually.)

RESTAURANT ROUNDTABLES: Join one of The Alliance’s Restaurant Roundtables where we provide the opportunity for owners and high-level executive management to exchange ideas, experiences and best practices with industry peers.

NYC Hospitality Alliances, Bash for the Boro’s at TAO Downtown NYC-2024, was very well attended with hundreds of people in attendance from every hospitality sector you can think of. VIP’s in attendance included,  Letitia James , Attorney General of New York State, Mark Levin, Manhattan Borough President, Donovan Richards, Queens Borough President, Council Member, Julie Menin and more more from the business and political worlds.

Dr Abbey with Andrew Rigie Executive Dir of NYC Hospitality Alliance

Melba Wilson is a Harlem-based restaurateur, caterer, cookbook author and a Food Network personality. Wilson has been called both the queen of soul food and comfort food and also was the President for the last five years of NYC Hospitality Alliance, she gave a nice heartwarming speech and how she benefited herself from the NYC Hospitality Alliance.

We want to thank Andrew Rigie, executive director of NYC Hospitality Alliance for his kind invite. See more in our World Liberty TV, Food & Hospitality Channels and blogs by clicking here.


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