About Us


MIssion Statement

The Mat-Su Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of  the hospitality industry members within the Matanuska Susitna Borough.  The association provides training programs, legislative and government relations, support with regulatory issues and promotes the industry for its members. 


Board of Directors

Jim Turner, Chariman-Turners Corner

Tim Cornelius, Vice Chairman-Tug Bar

Kevin Burton, Secretary Treasurer-Matanuska Brewing Co.

Steve Dike, Board Member- Palmer City Ale House

Marty Metiva, Board Member-Coming Attractions Theatre


Local Representation

Mat-su CHARR works on the front lines in the Matanuska Susitna Valley to represent local hospitality business interests.



Skeetawk Fundraiser

5pm - 9pm

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Event Details


Skeetawk Fundraiser

Join Mat-Su CHARR in helping to support the new ski area coming to Hatcher Pass.  Silent auction, food, games and door prizes 

5pm - 9pm

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

TAP & ServSafe Schedule

Classes Instructor, Michele Shapiro 830-1858

TAP Class -North Bowl 3250 E Palmer Wasilla

Tuesday February 18th 6pm-9pm 

Wednesday March 4th 1pm

Tuesday March 24th 6pm

ServSafe Class  March 25th 10am

North Bowl 3250 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy

Class fee $125 for members and $175 for non members

Contact Michele Shapiro to challenge exam-Members $75 Non members $100

About TAP Classes

  • Pre-registration is not required
  • Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before class to sign in
  • Class fee is $40 for CHARR members and $55 for non.  Cash or business check only
  • Valid ID required 
  • Renewal testing is available 2 1/2 hours after start of class time. Must provide proof of previous training.  Certifications that have expired 6 months or more must attend the class.
  • In house private classes available (certain restrictions apply)

Contact Us

We want to hear from you

Mat-Su CHARR PO Box 3910 Palmer, Ak 99645


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed