Knowledge is power. The resources available to TRA members through local chapters and the state organization are invaluable. For example, I was looking for a new hot dog bun supplier. Instead of searching the Internet, I picked up the Houston chapter's directory and contacted a baker that is a member. We worked out a great deal - they landed a major account, and we got a better product at a better price. There is nothing like being able to get knowledgeable answers to critical industry questions just by making a call.