Lodging News - April 2013

John Erickson

Meeting New Needs

As the economy began its downward spiral in late 2008, groups continued to fill Oregon hotels, after months or years of preparation for meeting planners. In subsequent years, whole meetings went into deep freeze mode. Other events, whose planners never anticipated the gravity of the situation, simply disappeared over the slippery slope, victims of an economic ice age.

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Group Business On The Rise

Group Business

Strong gains in transient demand have led the U.S. lodging industry out of the depths of the 2008/2009 industry recession. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that hotels began to see signs of recovery in the group demand segment.

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Untimely Sick Leave

Sick Leave

This winter Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) was asked to serve on the task force to discuss Portland’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. Below are some of the concerns ORLA shared with members of the task force.

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Legislative Update

Legislative update

Our government affairs team is hard at work advocating for public policies that sustain our industry – some issues more difficult than others. The following are three such bills that represent some of the issues lodging operators may feel the effect of, regardless of the outcome.

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Healthcare FAQs

Healthcare FAQ

The following questions and answers are intended to be used for general information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Before implementing any benefit changes please consult a professional specializing in this field as this law is continuously changing and evolving.

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Getting A Leg-Up on Kegs

Get a Leg Up on Kegs

If your property serves beer, you probably have a keg or two on hand. Not only is beer from a keg convenient, but also the cost per ounce is considerably less than beer from a bottle, which is a benefit to you, as well as to your customers. However, don’t be fooled that it is all good.

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