People love giving—and getting—gift certificates, and these certificates are so flexible. You can purchase them in any denomination, and the recipient is not limited to a certain type of food or dining experience. Certificates are great for thank-you gifts, birthdays, Christmas, you name it. And, one size fits all!
Great River Restaurant Association gift certificates may be purchased through the Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau located in the Villa Kathrine. Call in your order at 217-214-3700 and they will be ready for pick up, or stop by anytime!

Want to pick up a gift certificate on the weekend? We're typically available 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sundays. Call ahead at 217-224-3688 to check the volunteer schedule!
Created in 1972, the Great River Restaurant Association currently has 35 members—22 restaurants and 15 partner members who provide restaurants with goods and services. As an association, they are proactive in improving the quality of the labor pool available in the Quincy area, they offer gift certificates that are accepted at all member eateries, and they share knowledge of the food and beverage industry and how to make a profit. Members of the association serve as advisers to the food service program at Quincy Area Vocational and Technical School, offering input into the curriculum so graduates have the skills needed for employment in the area’s restaurant industry. They also sponsor scholarships at John Wood Community College with the hope of developing future managers.
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Want to take this list with you? Download a list of our members with phone numbers below!

GRRA Member List PDF


The Great River Restaurant Association (GRRA) would like to take this opportunity to formally invite you to become a member of our organization.

The GRRA was formed in 1976 by a group of area restaurant owners interested in the benefits that could be obtained through joint cooperation by all. From vendor/supplier partnerships to a powerful lobbying force on local issues, the GRRA serves area restaurants on every topic that concerns your daily business.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm at any member restaurant (volunteer basis) or area business. A reminder notice of the meeting will note topics covered. Most meetings last less than an hour and cover topics from food born illness prevention to group advertising opportunities. Meeting attendance is not mandatory, but attendance prize award drawings ranging from $25 to $100 are given at each meeting but you must be present to win.
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  • Acceptance of GRRA gift certificates easily purchased at the Quincy Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, which can be redeemed at any member restaurant. Restaurants are reimbursed 100% at no cost for printing or handling.
  • Free server tip report sheets.
  • Free employee application blanks.
  • Group advertising rates with local companies.
  • Free reserved table signs.
  • Free blank gift certificates (for use at your establishment only).

Take advantage of this opportunity today! Complete the membership application with a check for $180 (a full year membership fee) and send it to: 
Great River Restaurant Association
c/o Gary K. Blomgren, CPA, Inc. 
4321 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62305 

The membership year begins August 1 and runs until July 31 of the following year, if you join mid year the membership dues are $15.00 per month. If you have general questions regarding this information please call Mark Aleman (Tony’s Too) at 217-641-2300 or if you have financial questions please call Miranda Miller (Gary K. Blomgren, CPA, Inc.) at 217-224-6239.

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