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 Learn how to Harness the Power of the Nighttime Economy

The Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) is the only organization in North America dedicated to assisting cities plan and manage their nighttime economy. More than sixty US and Canadian cities have benefitted from RHI's expertise.

RHI's unique service products offer an independent, impartial perspective, skillful experience in facilitation and documentation, and extensive knowledge of best practices. RHI has crafted three levels of service based on cities’ goals, budget and level of preparedness for moving forward.

RHI staff and consultants are available to provide on-site, phone and real-time webinar consultation and training.

Choose from RHI Service Options or customize a plan for your city to maximize the economic and social benefits of hospitality zones and minimize their impacts on public safety and quality of life.

RHI Makes a Difference in Communities with Nightlife

  Communities that participated in RHI services reported the following positive changes:
  • Reduction in crime and alcohol-related disorder

  • More effective deployment of public safety resources

  • Less calls for police service

  • Increased patronage and footfalls on the main street

  • More positive perceptions of safety

  • Less alcohol-related traffic fatalities

  • Uptick in business growth (when desired)

  • Better management of quality of life impacts (e.g. trash, noise)

  • Greater civility among bar patrons

  • Improved working relationships and collaborative partnerships

  • Greater business compliance with rules and regulations

  • Creation of incentives for business growth and retention

  • Recognition of model businesses that maintain safe premises

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.  St. Francis of Assisi

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RHI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with a mission to assist businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize. RHI's Sociable City events create an organized  opportunity to connect and share information with peers and access resources from RHI.
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