Lodging News - October/November 2014

Celebrating Philanthropy

Celebrating the Impact of Philanthropy

Hospitality is defined as “the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers,” and “warmth, geniality, and friendliness” are among its synonyms, according to dictionary.com. Is it any wonder then that when it comes to philanthropy, lodging companies continue to escalate their impact on everyone they touch?

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New Website Features

New Website Features

ORLA recently launched enhancements to its website enabling e-commerce, data management, and access to premium online content. The new site integrates seamlessly with ORLA’s member database, allowing for immediate profile updates.

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2014 Hospitality Awards

Industry Awards

The annual Hospitality Industry Awards recognize industry professionals who exemplify the highest standards of service and commitment to guests, team, association, industry, and community. During ORLA's Convention we paid tribute to four of our industry's most dedicated leaders.

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Race Predictions & Ballot Measures

Race Predictions

Voter turnout might not be as high this election cycle due to the fact that the big-ticket statewide races do not seem to be that competitive. Both Governor John Kitzhaber and US Senator Jeff Merkley should not have any problem getting re-elected. Most of the election turnout this cycle will be based on ballot measures.

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Schrader Pushes to Simplify Key Area of Healthcare Law

Schrader and ACA

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) is a lead sponsor on a recently introduced bill that aims to make part of the health care law easier for small businesses to understand. It targets an area that has been a major point of confusion for restaurants as they seek to navigate the complex law: its two definitions of seasonal employees.

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