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Industry News

Year out from eclipse, local hotels maxed out

Aug. 28 2016 - Statesman Journal
Tourism agencies anticipate it will bring more tourists to Oregon than the Olympic trials earlier this year

InnSight Hotel Management Group continues its commitment to growth

Aug. 17, 2016 - InnSight Hotel Management Group
The group hosted a Collaboration Through Candid Conversation Seminar for associates.

Owner of Cannon Beach Distillery calls for change in OLCC distribution laws

Aug. 16, 2016 - Fox 12
The commission is considering a change in state distribution laws after listening to the owner's argument.

Travel Oregon now a Certified Guest Service Partner

Aug. 16, 2016 - Hospitality Net
It is the first state tourism agency to earn this title from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

Giving prior offenders a fair chance to work

Aug. 12, 2016 - The Hill
Restaurants provide an opportunity for individuals to enter the workforce regardless of their background.

Changes to shared tips for employees affect business

Aug. 1, 2016 - Nevada Business
Employers are advised to carefully review their practices until there is further ruling by the Ninth Circuit.

How online travel agencies manipulate search results

July 31, 2016 - The Huffington Post
The “dimming” practice has quickly spread to affect properties in the United States.

Why raising the minimum wage in Seattle did little to help workers

July 29, 2016 - The Washington Post
A new study shows actual benefits to workers might be minimal.

Details emerging on Oregon Retirement Savings Plan

July 20, 2016 - Oregon State Treasury
Employers statewide are influencing the design of the plan which will begin enrollment July 2017.

Pokemon Go is boosting business for restaurants

July 13, 2016 - Independent
Restaurants are utilizing app features to attract customers.

Latest Press Releases

ORLA commends Rep. Schrader's common sense compromise on overtime

July 20, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Hotel industry praises Rep. Schrader's overtime bill

July 15, 2016 - AH&LA / ORLA

South Salem High School Wins 5th Place in National ProStart Invitational

May 10, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Calls Foul on FAQ from Portland City Hall on Drive-Through Policy

Apr. 14, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Launches Social Media Campaign to Stop the Ban on Portland Drive Throughs

Apr. 13, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Future Conversations On Room Tax Changes Need To Ensure Presence Of Lodging Industry

Mar. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Oregon's Minimum Wage Hikes Coming July 1 Create Wage Inequities

Mar. 4, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

South Salem H.S. Takes First in 2016 Oregon ProStart Championships

Feb. 27, 2016 - ORLA Education Foundation

Makeshift Minimum Wage Hike Still Kills Jobs, Threatens Services

Feb. 5, 2016 - Defend Oregon Jobs Coalition

Small business groups launch campaign against wage hike

Feb. 2, 2016 - ORLA

Mammoth HR Selected as Preferred HR Provider by ORLA

Jan. 22, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Opposes Governor's Minimum Wage Proposal

Jan. 14, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Launches New Health Plan

Dec. 3, 2015 - ORLA