Lodging News - August 2011

Legislative Report

2011 ORLA Legislative Report

For the first time ever in the history of the Oregon House of Representatives, the were Co-Speakers leading the Chamber. A few years back, however, the Oregon Senate had a party affiliation split of 15-15. So what do the two legislative sessions have in common? The answer is that the hospitality industry fared well in both sessions.

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Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power

Though it’s probably tempting to take in Cannon Beach’s breathtaking shoreline from a comfortable perch at the Stephanie Inn, Ron Logan usually has his attention focused elsewhere. One of the ways he watches the company’s bottom line is by counting on ORLA’s purchasing power and savings through Endorsed Service Providers.

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Authentic Social Marketing

Authentic Social Media

Many hospitality-focused businesses are outsourcing social media efforts to agencies and consultants due to a lack of understainding of resources - or simply doing it wrong. Developing an overall social media strategy that empowers employees to manage its presence in social media is a smarter approach.

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Benefits of An Alcohol & Drug Free Workplace

Drug Alcohol Free Workplace

The statistics and costs related to workplace alcohol and drug use are alarming and can have a devastating impact on every size of business. Liberty Northwest offers a special program for ORLA member policyholders that supports drug-free workplace efforts and offers financial incentives on workers’ compensation premiums.

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