The Illinois Restaurant Association wants Central Illinois to Raise It's Voice. Here is a letter from Eric Fine inviting YOU to a meeting held in Springfield on May 14th.

Dear Springfield Owner/Operators,

As a result of the recent industry victory with the Springfield Dine In Tax, we are putting together a coalition of Springfield Owners and Operators with a goal of strengthening the industry’s voice here in Central Illinois. This group will initially be led by me, Eric Fine, Director of Sales and Marketing for the IRA, Karen Conn from Conn’s Hospitality Group, and Mike Monseur from Godfather’s Pizza and Dew Chili.

I would like to invite you to our introductory meeting on Monday, May 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at The Inn at 835 in Springfield. Sam Toia, President & CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association, and Scott Dahl, newly named President and CEO for the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, are scheduled to be in attendance.

We plan to discuss a variety of topics of importance to the industry. We appreciate the insights and perspectives of all operators in the area, and we look forward to continuing a constructive dialogue and partnership together.

Please let me know if you are able to attend and learn more about the Central Illinois Restaurant Coalition.


Eric Fine

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Springfield, IL 62711

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