Main Ingredient - July 2010 - The Buyer's Guide

Downturn, Upturn, Or No Turn?

Is that light at the end of the tunnel another economic train wreck headed this way or a glimmer of hope signaling better times? Five industry executives with their ears to the tracks and eyes on the future are cautiously optimistic that brighter days lie ahead. Some have watched their businesses grow despite a gloomy economy. Others have made adjustments, become leaner and more efficient …

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Five Gen Y Strategies To Grow

Gen Y is here — all 79.8 million of them. As a generation, they represent a tremendous opportunity or a growing challenge depending how you and your restaurant respond.

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Cornell's World-Class Executive Education Comes To West Coast

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University is referred to as simply the best in the world. That excellence extends to its Executive Education program which attracts restaurateurs and hoteliers to its Ithaca campus from around the world.

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Film and Video Tax Credits

We in the hospitality industry have lobbied state government to keep Oregon's film and video tax credits viable for many legislative sessions, and this year is a good example of why it is so important.

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Soda Tax

Congressional senate leaders were considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for the overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system. The taxes faced strong opposition from the beverage industry.

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2010 Convention

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) Convention is an event not to be missed! We're a new association with new reasons to celebrate, educate and advocate for Oregon's exciting and profitable hospitality industry.

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