Membership Has It's Benefits!
The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) is dedicated to helping bakeries flourish. We cater to retail bakeries, allied suppliers, educators, students and other industry partners, and are committed to the success of the baking industry. Our mission is to help bakeries flourish particularly during times of growth, change and opportunity by providing the programs, support services, networking opportunities and strategies to help retail bakeries succeed.
CommunityEver feel alone in your business? There are hundreds of bakers out there that want to connect with you! RBA provides an online community for members through our baker-to-baker group. This group gives members the opportunity to meet other bakers and owners and to get advice and help on all of their questions.
Training/Professional DevelopmentRBA is nationally recognized for exceptional educational programming and our topnotch certification programs. Throughout the year there are opportunities for you to attend expos and seminars. Through the RBA certification program, you can earn your Certified Journey Baker, Certified Baker, Certified Master Baker or Certified Decorator credential(s) making you more competitive in the industry.
InformationWhether it is through the RBA website or via email, we keep you in the know about issues affecting your business and the industry; RBA NewsBrief and RBA Update - are all great ways to stay informed, learn about educational opportunities and how bakeries are making it work!
RepresentationWorking with other organizations in coalitions, RBA maintains a strong working relationship with key government agencies and other groups whose policies affect your business. We want your voice to be heard!
Formula DatabaseStruggling with formulas or looking to try something new? You will have access to the RBA “Members Only” database where you can search hundreds of formulas from fellow bakers.
DiscountsWith your RBA membership, enjoy discounts on conference registration fees, certification fees and publications. We also strive to provide cost savings programs such as business insurance, payroll processing, energy savings, email marketing and much more!
The Baking Industry FoundationRBIF furthers the education of the younger members of our industry through scholarships and skill competitions.
Also, RBIF ensures the continuation of traditional baking techniques and the development of tools to help improve marketing and the bottom line for retail bakers.