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Below is a list of vendors and organizations that support the locally owned restaurants and Enjoy A Local. Please support the sponsors that support us.

Performance Food service Middendorf is proud to be an approved sponsor of Enjoy A Local. Our founder Orville  Middendorf set the stage for partnering with local restaurants in the 1960s. Today our St. Louis team continues to be involved in activities such as Enjoy A Local that support the independent restaurateur. We are a full service broad line food distributor with national buying power specializing in fresh cut meats. We are also the licensed certified Angus beef distributor for our market.

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The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association is the advocate for retail businesses engaged in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages.  A not-for-profit business trade association, the ILBA is the oldest retail hospitality industry business trade association in the nation, having been founded in 1980.  They work closely with Illinois’ elected officials and the various regulatory bodies in the state to promote and protect Illinois’ bars, restaurants, clubs and other liquor licensed businesses.  Learn more about them at www.ilba.net, or contact Dan Clausner, ILBA Director, at 1-800-336-4752.

Domain 85 is a web-based software and design company. We have over 10 years of experience building and maintaining web based solutions for locally owned restaurants. We offer inventory, costing, design, and marketing solutions for your locally owned restaurant. Visit domain85.com for more info.

Southern Hospitality Education provides food and alcohol safety for businesses in the hospitality industry. We are focused on providing a fun learning environment with real world examples and customer satisfaction. We have a variety of class offerings, including public group classes, private group classes, online training, and independent study. Visit southern-edu.com for more info.

Founded in 1938, Lakenan is an independent insurance agency with a long history of serving the insurance needs of families and business in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. Our corporate vision is to be recognized as the premier insurance agency in our market by providing exceptional service, professional expertise, trusted advice and competitive pricing to our clients. We offer a broad spectrum of insurance products that support our business lines of commercial insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits insurance and surety bonding. As a subsidiary of the Sunstar Insurance Group, we are part of one of the top 150 largest independent insurance agencies in the United States. Visit lakenan.com for more info.

Your passion is providing your customers with an enjoyable dining experience, right? We provide you with a point of sale system designed to meet your specific needs so you can do just that—and manage your resources too. Locally owned and operated since 1990, and with 35 years’ industry experience, Interstate Business Systems sets the standard for service and integrity in the St. Louis Metro area and beyond. Visit libspos.com for more info.

Printing    For all your printing needs, contact Kevin at 314-954-6845.


At Illinois Casualty Company, service means catering to customers' needs and expectations, learning to understand their culture, and offering tailored solutions that fulfill their goals. Illinois Casualty Company's value-added, customer-focused service philosophy positions our Company as the premier partner to those in the food and beverage industry. Read More...

Forest Park is the premier trainer for the hospitality industry in St. Louis, offering programs in Hospitality and Tourism, Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Event Planning, Food Service Management  and Travel and Tourism. The campus houses a $5 million Hospitality Studies center as well as a Center for Emerging and Advanced Information and Technology.

Visit www.stlcc.edu/FP for more info.

Satellite Sports Connection is a full-service A/V company that specializes in commercial solutions.

As a DIRECTV Elite Dealer and a member of the Dealer Advisory Council, we have been serving up DIRECTV to Bars & Restaurants since 1996.  We handle DIRECTV Business installations, High-Def distribution systems, equipment control solutions, surveillance systems with remote access, and wiring for video and data. For more information contact Kimberly Wright at 636-614-9975.

South Tech High School trains 16 - 18 year olds for employment in the restaurant industry in the St. Louis area. This two year ACFEF accredited program stresses the absolute need for industry professionalism and the students are taught the skills required for starting a culinary career. Students have the potential to become a Certified Junior Culinarian, earn certifications in ServSafe, SP2 Workplace Safety and SP2 Food Safety.


If you're interested in learning more about this potential employee pool, please contact [email protected]

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