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.
Mat-su CHARR works on the front lines in the Matanuska Susitna Valley to represent local hospitality business interests.
Jim Turner, Chariman- Turners Corner
Marty Metiva, Vice Chairman- Susitna Brewing
Cory Hughes, Secretary- Palmer City Alehouse
Sam Smith, Treasurer- Locals Pub and Pizzeria
Kristen Cook - The Grape Tap
Workforce development is accomplished through the highest-quality training programs such as Alaska CHARR's Training for Alcohol Professionals (TAP) and ServSafe Food Manager. Members receive discounts of 30% or more! Click here for more information.
Qualified CHARR members are ablet o apply for competitive workers' compensation insurance through our member-owned fund that provides competitive rates and dividends! Our fund has paid out almost $2,000,000 in dividends to members!
Our team and on-staff lobbyist work hard to promote and protect the industry at the local, state and national levels. We are always here to protect you, even when you do not realize you need it!
CHARR members receive unique opportunities the attend fun, meaningful events where they can engage with their community members, colleagues and the next generation of industry employees. Click here for more information.
CHARR members receive priority access to our legal defense fund, which is in place to help fight and prtect the industry against overregulation. Click here for more information.
Alaska CHARR has a strategic partnership with Heartland Payment Systems to ensure that our members are getting transparent costs and pricing with a 3-year rate lock guarantee and 24/7 support. When our members do business with Heartland, they have an advocate who is looking after their best interests in an incredibly competitive environment. Click here for more information.
The National Restaurant Association has dozens of staff around the nation who work hard to protect our industry's rights at the national level, to improve our industry as a whole, and to produce and provide the highest quality training programs and opportunities to our members. Click here for more information.
Alaska CHARR partners with some of the most talented, experienced lawyers in Alaska who are there to provide the best guidance and support to our members. CHARR members receive discounts through certain law firms.
Alaska CHARR in helping to develop a stronger workforce and build the next generation of leaders in the restaurant and hospitality industries by sponsoring the ProStart program. In Alaska, ProStart is implemented in over 15 high schools and impacts hundreds of students each year. Click here for more information.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed