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2019 Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers Luncheon

The IRA Family Continues to Grow in 2019 


 The Illinois Restaurant Association officially kicked off its 105th year of service at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon, held in the beautiful Lincoln Ballroom of the Union League Club Chicago. Greg Schulson, Founder and CEO of Burrito Beach Mexican Grill & President and CEO Lunan Corporation, was sworn in as Chairman of the IRA Board for 2019. The 2019 Officers, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council members were also announced.

Thank you to the Honorable J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois, for joining us as the keynote speaker. 

The IRA also honored the winners of the 2018 Industry Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners:


Sara Rowe ProStart® Company of the Year

 Allison Endsley, Stella Artois


Vendors of the Year

Mike Coker, Coker Services, Inc.


Restaurateur of the Year

Jay Stieber, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.


Lifetime Achievement

Marc Gordon, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association


Here’s to a successful 2019!


Photography thanks to James A. Vitullo Photography 

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