At LIDA, community is our strength. Our hands on approach uses the real life operating experiences of our members to create a resource that you can trust for your everyday business needs. Our membership benefits ensure that you've got the entire L.I. dining community on your team, guaranteeing conveniences you've never seen before.

Benefits and Services

Access the LIDA Job Bank:

No more blind Craig’s List hunts or expensive help wanted ads.  Here, you can conveniently search through employee applications and posted resumes anytime you need staff.  You can also post help wanted ad’s for potential employees. Only LIDA members can create a help wanted ad, and only qualified potential candidates can view them.  Our program allows you to  track the number of views for your ad, create multiple listings, send personalized emails to job seekers and more.

Access to LIDA Preferred Vendors:

With over 100 services available to you, you’ll never need to take a leap of faith when choosing a product or service. LIDA’s vendors are referred by fellow members  and are thoroughly screened to ensure that only the most reputable vendors make the cut.  LIDA receives NO referral fees, so you can trust that our vendors are chosen because of their qualifications and service history, not because they’ve paid for a listing.

All LIDA affiliates use LIDA member establishments for all of their dining and catering needs. As a member, you will have the opportunity to advertise directly to these vendors.

The Ability to Buy and Sell Restaurant Equipment:

With our easy to use classifieds section, you have the convenience of buying or selling new and used restaurant equipment directly from L.I. Operators.


Access To Archived Newsletters and Other Vital Information:

Our informative newsletters offer a wealth of information on topics such as learning how to set up a Google alert, what to look for in a credit card processing statement, and more. We also offer direct links to government agencies for all required posters and forms.


Up to date local industry news:

From local equipment auctions to WOW deals for products and services, LIDA vows to keep you ahead of trends, and aware of the best ways to improve your business.



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