In our spirit of continually “giving back,” The Elliot Group is proud of its sponsorship and membership in the following organizations:
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the life of 14-year-old Andrew who battled leukemia and sepsis before leaving us on July 14, 2007. Andrew’s B+ blood type became the perfect message – Be Positive – to reflect how Andrew lived his life and how he inspires others to do the same. The B+ Foundation works to help kids helping kids fight cancer by providing financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer, and by providing childhood cancer research grants.
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.
Established in 1952, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) is a leading foodservice trade association comprising more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious food, equipment and supply manufacturers in the $600 billion foodservice industry. Membership also includes marketing service organizations, trade publications, distributors and brokers. A series of member directed programs connect members with their peers, supply chain partners and customers, enabling them to network and dialogue. Finally, a host of mission critical industry initiatives bring members best practices to optimize business strategies.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, our goal is to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all in which they serve. They create value for their members in five ways; advocacy and representation, tools and solutions, education and networking, research and insights, and responsible stewardship.
MFHA is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps companies maximize their return on investment by engaging diverse cultural groups through Cultural Intelligence. Their mission is to bring the economic benefits of diversity and inclusion to the food and hospitality industry by building bridges and delivering solutions. They provide professional development and cultural intelligence training for our members and the industry, promote the career and business opportunities that exist with member companies for minority and multicultural talent, and connect industry professionals with each other by providing career enhancement opportunities, informal mentoring and networking.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. As part of SHRM’s commitment to developing the HR profession globally, SHRM opened offices in Beijing, China, and Mumbai, India, to help establish important two-way relationships provide education and facilitate the advancement of HR.
Established in 1989, the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) has been the go-to resource for individuals to build skills, expand knowledge, and broaden perspectives through meaningful strategic connections. . The WFF serves more than 20,000 individuals and over a 1,000 organizations in all segments of the industry including: operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting, and more. Members of the WFF have the ability to serve on a multitude of committees and ad hoc tack forces to drive important organizational initiatives aligned with our strategic plan. The result is a high-functioning, professional organization designed to develop leaders, drive business results for their companies – and the industry as a whole.
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management is the pre-eminent national association serving the needs and interests of executives in the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industries. Their principal role is to enhance the ability of our members to achieve career and business objectives in an ethical, responsible and professional climate. With members from coast to coast and overseas, SHFM members are the best and brightest in corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality services. The Society represents major corporate liaison personnel and independent operators as well as national and regional foodservice contract management companies.
The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers is a non-profit association that was founded in 1970. CHART is a leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professionals and their respective organizations. With more than 400 members from more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million people. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executives.
Formed in 1996 by a group of food professionals with a common interest in the challenges facing the profession, the Research Chefs Association (RCA) has rapidly grown to approximately 2,000 members. RCA has become the premier source of culinary and technical information for the food industry, with a professionally diverse membership including chefs, food scientists, and other industry professionals who are shaping the future of food research and development. RCA is a forward-thinking, vibrant, energized organization whose members benefit by being part of a dynamic community of food professionals who work toward a common goal: Bringing excellence to food product development.