Blog Viewer

2022 Member Referral Program Spotlight - Quarter 2

By Amira Ansari posted 07-13-2022 14:56


Now You Can Earn Free Limited Edition USBG Swag and Help Your Peers Advance in Their Careers!

Through it's mission to unite the hospitality community and advance professional bartending, the USBG believes in empowering bartenders to take charge of their careers through providing a solid platform of membership. 

What is the Member Referral Program?

Membership is built upon a strong foundation of community, camaraderie, and leadership - and the Guild believes in recognizing leaders that go the extra mile to build and strengthen that mission and purpose.  Click here to learn more.

How does the Member Referral Program work?

When you refer someone for membership, be sure they mention you on their application - it's that simple!

Each quarter, the member with the most referrals will be gifted an exclusive USBG swag item. And each year an annual recipient is recognized, too!


Congrats to our 2022 second quarter member referral recipient!
Way to go, @Matt Ray - USBG New Orleans Chapter Treasurer

Because of his efforts and success in referring members, he earned a Restore the Craft limited edition USBG t-shirt!

USBG New Orleans Chapter Treasurer
24 years in the industry

Get to know Matt!

Nicknames? "MattRay" all as one word.

Guiltiest pleasure drink? FROZEN MARGARITAS!

What is your favorite quote? "No water-drinker ever wrote a poem that lasted." -- Horace, 20 BCE

What is the best advice you have ever received? "Meet as many people not like you as possible. It makes you kinder and more empathetic."

What advice could you offer to others? Take the time off. Go on that vacation. Our industry is FULL of martyrs and you don't have to be one, unless your name is on the lease or a family depends on you. Go out there, be joyful, bring that back with you and share it with everyone.

If you could change jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be? Cartoon voice-over artist.

What other profession would you NEVER try? There's no profession that you can't learn something from.

Is there something about you that would surprise people? I've hitchhiked across the West Coast and Ireland! It was always surprising and delightful.

What (or who) is the greatest love of your life? Education. Maybe chocolate.

Why did you join the USBG? I like being around people that are passionate about their craft.

What is your #1 take-away from your USBG Member experience thus far? That bartending can both be a career and a stepping-stone to another one. USBG can help with both.

1 comment



07-22-2022 11:44

Woohoo! Way to go, @Matt Ray!!!​