Endorsed Services

AHA membership means you’re eligible for discounted and special services that will help to improve your business management and lower costs.

Contact Jill Thiel by phone at 501-376-2323 or by e-mail to learn more and begin using the services we offer our members

There may also be other services offered by our associate members which are available only in your local area, but which are not endorsed because they are not offered statewide. To learn about these services, please attend your local area’s AHA chapter meeting or view our online Buyer’s Guide Directory here. (link to buyer’s guide)


This program is limited to restaurants and lodging properties that are AHA members and features lower premiums, focused loss prevention, aggressive management of claims and a direct return of excess premiums. It is the best Worker’s Comp program in the state, if not the country! In the last 20 years, it has returned an average of 27% of the premiums paid in. Members of the AHWCT have received over $4.8 million in returned premiums since the trust began in 1993. Call Jim Barnett at 501-225-6465 and get a quote today. Click here for more information.


Revolutionize your business — and maximize your profitability — with a full suite of integrated business solutions from Heartland Payment Systems. Heartland is the exclusive endorsed partner of the Arkansas Hospitality Association and the National Restaurant Association, and the official preferred provider of the American Hotel & Lodging Association for card processing, gift marketing, payroll services, tip management and check management services. Explore the benefits of this offering below–including the first-ever unified payments processing platform for the hospitality industry — and be sure to contact us for more information. Contact our State Heartland Merchant Advocate today! For more information, please contact Angela Ihry 605.940.9861 or angela.ihry@e-hps.com and reference your Arkansas Hospitality Association affiliation

Heartland has begun a series to help educate members on how they can protect their bottom line.  Click here for more information.


Stay on top of health care regulations…Understand restrictions on management-run tip pools…Know the new rules on gift certificates.
As a member of the Arkansas Hospitality Association and the National Restaurant Association, you have free online access to these and other topics through the NRA’s Legal Problem Solver for Restaurant Operators. The popular resource, which is a benefit available only to Association members, includes online summaries of key federal laws and regulations that restaurant operators need to know. The Legal Problem Solver comprises more than 20 downloadable chapters, offering clear and thorough explanations on topics such as wage-and-hour rules, tax credits, uniform costs, meal deductions, minimum wage and overtime payments, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. And, as federal laws change, you can be sure the Legal Problem Solver will keep pace, too.
Be armed with the legal knowledge you need. To browse topics and download chapters and to link to regulations and key court cases, go to www.restaurant.org/legal.


Exclusive Health Care Pricing and Solutions from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare offers exclusive health care pricing and solutions to Arkansas Hospitality Association (AHA) members through the Restaurant Healthcare Alliance program:

  • Up to a 5 percent discount on medical rates for fully insured groups with 51 or more eligible employees
  • 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
  • Up to a 5 percent discount on specialty benefits products (dental, vision, life and disability) for fully insured groups

For more information, visit www.uhctogether.com/aha.

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.


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ARFoodjobs.com is more than a job board, describing themselves as matchmakers for Arkansas’ growing culinary and hospitality industry, and the state’s most talented food job candidates. Employers can post jobs and browse candidate resumes, all within Arkansas’ only hiring community dedicated exclusively to our industry. AHA members receive 50% off.


Fisher and Phillips

Fisher & Phillips LLP Attorneys at Law have created an Employment Compliance Guide for members of the AHA. This CD contains guidance and forms to management, legal counsel, and human resources professionals involved in employment related matters in the hospitality industry. For your copy of this CD contact Jill Thiel at 501-376-2323 or  e-mail her.


STR Global (formerly Smith Travel Research), the nation’s leader in lodging performance data, provides AHA members with discounted customized lodging intelligence reports that help you to make smarter business decisions based on hard data.


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. AHA members can save up to 20% off their music licensing fees.