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VALUE HUMAN LIFE

Let’s Make a Difference Together

Our strength lies in collective action. With our Nightlife members and supporters, we help individuals and venues establish safety standards and vibrancy.

WHAT WE THINK

Know your industry

Our industry is under constant threat. From being soft targets for terrorism and increasing violence, blaming patron drug abuse on venues/ promoters, banning or placing moratoriums on EDM-related events, new housing built close to existing venues without soundproofing, strict licensing laws, costly operating requirements – have all played a role in eroding our nightlife options.

Our vision is to create a safe and vibrant nightlife community. By educating and training owners, managers, servers, bartenders, entertainers and security guards on quality of service standards; we can make our jobs easier to lower liability, risk, and reduce calls for police service.

Hospitality owners working in collaboration with neighbors, key stakeholders, community partners and city officials can create a safe, sustainable, and thriving nightlife economy.  

JOIN OUR ASSOCIATION

Start a Local Chapter of the Nightlife/Hospitality Association

Local Non-Profit 501(c)3 / 501(c)6 – Strong United Collaborative Voice.

Information Exchange – Open communication resources.

Peer-To-Peer Support – Self-police and self-regulate compliance

Legislative Watchdog & Liaison – Address legislative proposals.

ACTION PLAN

Define your road map

Define best practices with agencies

Coordinate education and training of staff

Use social media to communicate

Participate in fundraisers

Attend meetings by neighborhood groups

Maintain website with news and priorities

Invite elected officials on night tour

MAKE YOUR SURVEY

Analyze the industry

What are the priorities for the industry?

What are the priorities for government agencies?

What are the priorities for the community?

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Advocacy Roles

OMBUDSMAN and point of contact for businesses to help them work through government permitting and regulatory processes.

FACILITATOR and mediator between residents, businesses, and city government when there are complaints

REVIEWER of new developments or special permits, to offer guidance about avoiding possible problems

PROMOTER of downtown or entertainment district activities and culture, while balancing the interests and needs of surrounding neighborhoods

ADVOCATE for overlooked night-shift workers to, among other things, create safer environments and provide more transportation options

HELPFUL TIPS

Managing Nightlife

1. CONDUCT A NIGHTTIME ASSESSMENT

Taking an inventory of existing social, dining and entertainment options; occupancy totals; and infrastructure needs (sidewalk capacity, traffic control, trash, utilities, parking, public facilities, sound management, etc.) will help you strategically allocate resources and determine how many permits and licenses to issue. An economic and fiscal impact study can document revenue, taxes, fees generated, and employment within the hospitality zone.

2. IDENTIFY GAPS AND RESOURCES

Assess how your community currently meets the social needs of each generation by identifying strengths, gaps, and resources in the following areas — entertainment, public space, quality of life (sound, trash), nighttime mobility (designated transport hubs), venue safety, and public safety.

3. MEASURE RISK

Monitor crime, harm, disorder, and venue compliance to establish emerging trends and requirements for strategic intervention to reduce risk to safety and quality of life.

4. DEDICATE STAFF

Select a neutral individual as a nightlife coordinator who will oversee planning and management of your social districts. This person will serve as a liaison among key stakeholders serving on a commission or task force to communicate key information, resolve conflicts, and facilitate implementation of next steps.

Source: Responsible Hospitality Institute, rhiweb.org

TOGETHER WE ARE POWERFUL

We are the Nighttime Economy Stakeholders

Dining – Restaurants, Cafes | Drinking – Taverns, Bars, Pubs | Dancing – Nightclubs, Celebrations | Entertainment – Music, Performance | Events – Conventions, Festivals | Suppliers – Food, Drink, Equipment | Transportation – Taxis, TNC’s | Patrons – Residents, Visitors, Night Workers | Media – Reviewers, Bloggers

We follow industry standards to self-police and self-regulate by becoming proactive liaisons with regulatory and enforcement agencies, elected officials, and civic and community leaders.

Join our growing membership of influencers at the legislative, local improvement, and development levels that will share solutions to becoming a successful asset in your city. Network with seasoned industry professionals, who will examine research to provide insights, industry training, important licensing information and regulatory changes.

Bars & Nightclubs Memberships

Covers all personnel in the company and includes unlimited participation in workgroups.

ANNUAL DUES $0 $250

Venue Staff Membership

Covers all personnel in the industry and includes unlimited participation in workgroups (not vendors or consultants).

ANNUAL DUES $0 $100

Student Membership

Full-time students enrolled in accredited hospitality or technology programs. Applicant must provide a valid email address from their educational institution (.edu)

ANNUAL DUES $25 $50

Faculty Membership

Full-time faculty at accredited universities with hospitality or technology programs.

ANNUAL DUES $100

Consultant Membership

Individual independent consultants who do not sell, distribute, or represent any technology products or services may be eligible.

ANNUAL DUES $500

Association Membership

ANA actively works with other trade and professional associations, standards bodies, and industry groups to foster the development of innovative technologies. This does not imply endorsement of the organization, but rather a commitment to work together in common areas of interest, and to avoid duplication of effort wherever possible.

ANNUAL DUES $1,000

Corporate Hospitality Memberships

Covers all personnel in the company and includes unlimited participation in workgroups.

ANNUAL DUES $2,500

Benefactor Hospitality Memberships

Covers all personnel in the company and includes unlimited participation in workgroups.

ANNUAL DUES $10,000

Industry Partner Memberships

Covers all personnel in the company and includes unlimited participation in workgroups.

SILVER INDUSTRY PARTNER $2,500
GOLD INDUSTRY PARTNER $5,000
PLATINUM INDUSTRY PARTNER $10,000

Diamond Partner Membership

Industry members who upgrade their memberships to Diamond, have an exclusive opportunity available to arrange a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The ANA Board of Directors consists of senior executives from international hospitality companies, representing world-leading venues. Presenting to the Board provides an outstanding opportunity for companies new to the industry, companies with a new solution or companies interested in brainstorming new approaches.

  • Teleconference 
    • 45-minute teleconference
    • Donation: $15,000
  • Face-to-face Meeting
    • 60-minute meeting
    • Donation: $25,000

Maximum of four (4) spots available, ANA will secure spots on a first come, first served basis.

ANNUAL DUES $15,000-$25,000

All Checks must be written out to American Nightlife Association C/O Nightlife Foundation inc.

Here are 8 ways you can make a difference:

Become a member. We are a movement of people. Each time a new person joins, Nightlife’s light shines brighter at different places around the world. Join today.

Donate. Your gift helps keep our movement free from corporate influence and independent from government agendas. Donate now!

Follow a Campaign. Are you passionate about nightlife? Join a network of activists around the country who are using local campaigns to teach communities about the positive impact of nightlife districts and more.

Write for Rights. Join people in one of the largest events on behalf of partiers, foodies, connoisseurs, aficionados and others whose rights to party are being diminished. Contact Congress!

Attend an event. Events are a great way to get to educate yourself and meet other like minded people in your community who want to take action together. Support your industry!

Volunteer. Our network of volunteers have the chance to try almost anything—from phone banking, writing letters and organizing a group to responding to a crisis, leading a lobby effort or carrying out our campaigns—we invite you to explore the diverse volunteer opportunities available to you around the country.

Join a Group. Together, the members of our groups take action, reach out to new communities and educate the public about how they can make nightlife positive for all.

Partner with us. Through collaborations, partnerships and collective action, we can improve the state of the nightlife industry here and abroad. If you represent a university, association or agency, contact us to explore the ways you can support International Nightlife.

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