Recent News

The most important news and updates from HRA and our trusted partners.

HRA Educational Foundation – PayPal Giving Fund

HRA Educational Foundation – PayPal Giving Fund

What is the PayPal Giving Fund? Raising funds for charities through technology PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favorite charities online through a range of respected platforms such as PayPal and eBay. PPGF then makes grants to the donors' recommended...

read more
January 2022 HRA Executive Director’s Message

January 2022 HRA Executive Director’s Message

Aloha HRA members! First off, I must apologize for the late newsletter, as you may know, this year’s Legislative Session is off to a very busy start. The foodservice industry is grateful to our Government Relations Lead, Victor Lim. The truth is, he often jokes that...

read more
December 2021 Executive Director’s Message

December 2021 Executive Director’s Message

Happy Holidays from the HRA ‘ohana to yours! As we prepare to wrap up 2021, I can honestly say I am looking forward to what 2022 will bring. We are so very grateful for the support of our members, our Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Corporate Partners,...

read more
November 2021 Executive Director’s Message

November 2021 Executive Director’s Message

Wow! It’s amazing that it’s November and 2021 is coming to an end. This has been a really busy year for the Hawaii Restaurant Association, and we’re looking forward to some new and exciting events next year. In the month of October we held two free webinars (the...

read more
What is ERC and how can it help my restaurant?

What is ERC and how can it help my restaurant?

Eligible restaurants can now access ERC for both 2020 and 2021 for eligible employee wages as long as these specific payroll wages and/or group benefits were not directly paid with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan funds. Employers can access up to $5,000 per...

read more