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Industry News

Which bills are still alive in the Oregon Legislature

April 22, 2015 - The Oregonian

Tuesday marked the day by which bills had to receive a committee vote or perish.

Eugene lands 2021 World Outdoor Championships

April 17, 2015 - The Register-Guard

The Outdoor Championship marks the third IAAF event held in Oregon.

Interpreting the minimum wage debate requires context

April 16, 2015 - The Oregonian

The debate over raising Oregon's minimum wage prompted a four-hour public hearing.

Minimum wage bills may go to the ballot

April 14, 2015 - The Oregonian

The attempt to seek a ballot measure shows advocates of an increase are unwilling to compromise.

Travel Oregon presents ORLA CEO with industry award

April 12, 2015 - Travel Oregon

Steve McCoid was presented the Oregon Tourism Leadership Award from Travel Oregon.

Legal weed might help fill up hotel rooms

April 10, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Travelers are showing interest in states that have made recreational marijuana legal.

Mobile to account for a third of digital sales this year

April 6, 2015 - Travel Pulse

The travel industry sees 27 percent of its digital sales via mobile devices.

Businesses can raise minimum wages without state's help

April 7, 2015 - The Oregonian

The fate of many Oregon small businesses depends on Legislative bills.

Portland taxi drivers protest special rules for Uber

April 6, 2015 - The Oregonian/p>

Uber pays fines as taxi recommendations go to City Council.

Sick leave issue stalling in Oregon Legislature

March 31, 2015 - Statesman Journal

Two bills designed to give most Oregonians paid sick leave have stalled in the Legislature.

Portland delays action on citywide 'Ban the Box'

March 27, 2015 - The Oregonian

Proposal would require that most employers wait to ask about their criminal background.

Coos County looks at lodging tax

March 28, 2015 - Coos Bay World

New tax would only apply to unincorporated areas, targeting Bandon Dunes Resort area.

Sick leave issue stalling in Oregon Legislature

March 31, 2015 - Statesman Journal

Two bills designed to give most Oregonians paid sick leave have stalled in the Legislature.

Portland delays action on citywide 'Ban the Box'

March 27, 2015 - The Oregonian

Proposal would require that most employers wait to ask about their criminal background.

Travel Oregon CEO named national chair of U.S. Travel

March 29, 2015 - The Oregonian

Todd Davidson will guide the association's efforts to aggressively highlight the role of the U.S. travel industry.

Coos County looks at lodging tax

March 28, 2015 - Coos Bay World

New tax would only apply to unincorporated areas, targeting Bandon Dunes Resort area.

$15 minimum wage bill dead in Oregon Senate

March 26, 2015 - Mail Tribune

Senate President said a $15 hourly minimum wage bill won't make it to the floor this session.

Reasons for caution on Oregon minimum-wage increase

March 22, 2015 - Statesman Journal

A historical review of the minimum wage is needed to inform Oregon's debate.

Why restaurants need to worry about patent trolls

March 19, 2015 - National Restaurant Association

Patent trolls are attempting to extract large settlements for using common technology.

Metro takes headquarter hotel to Oregon Legislature

March 18, 2015 - Willamette Week

Metro is asking state lawmakers for a bill to assure the project is exempt from a vote.

Why 'ambush elections' don't work

March 17, 2015 - National Restaurant Association

“Ambush-election” rule to cut the time between a petition to unionize and a vote by more than half.

The $15 question: Legislature grapples with minimum wage

March 8, 2015 - Statesman Journal

Lawmakers have introduced a half-dozen bills in both the House and the Senate.

Oregon's workers' comp system holds steady

March 4, 2015 - The Oregonian

Oregon has still seen workers' comp rates plummet below national average.

Portland Hilton increases employee wages as call intensifies

March 4, 2015 - Hotel Management

Union reaches agreement with the Hilton Portland for a three-year contract to raise wages.


Latest Press Releases

South Salem H.S. Wins 2015 Oregon Prostart Culinary Championship

February 28, 2015 - ORLA Education Foundation

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with 2014 Statewide Awards

August 22, 2014 - ORLA

Seaside High School Wins 2014 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championship

March 3, 2014 - ORLA

95 Oregon H.S. Prostart Culinary Students Compete For $180,000 In Scholarships

February 17, 2014 - ORLA

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