Main Ingredient - May 2013

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Meeting Industry Needs

Every year, hospitality industry professionals like Bruce Edwards, general manager of the Red Lion Inn in Medford, carve out time from their busy lives to make the trek to the Northwest Foodservice Show. Although many in the greater Portland area are just a light rail ride away, others find enough value in the exhibit hall, seminars, and chef demonstrations to travel by plane, train, or automobile.

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Watching Menus Grow Up

Watching Menus

Establishing brand loyalty, increasing sales and driving customer traffic are the top aspirations of restaurant operators; a growing number of family dining and kid-focused dining occasions can be key to achieving all of these goals. 

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Healthcare FAQs

Healthcare FAQ

Recently the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) launched the ORLA Healthcare Center. Your association is dedicated to providing the industry with the latest Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) and Oregon Insurance Exchange – Cover Oregon news and information.

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Legislative Votes Bring More Questions

Legislative Votes

It has been a very interesting and intense few months at the Oregon Legislature. The House of Representatives took some highly contested votes on both PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) reform and tax increases that will have a significant impact on Oregon's budget, not only for this biennium, but also future budget cycles.

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Reducing Fraud and Increasing Data Security

Reducing Fraud

Your customers expect you to keep their personal cardholder data safe. Such protection requires merchants to make an ongoing commitment to human and monetary resources, including new technologies, stronger policies and continuous diligence.

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Legislators Considering Drivers' License for Immigrant Workers


ORLA has worked closely with the Oregon Nursery Association, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, and other interested parties on developing Senate Bill 833, a piece of legislation that will give undocumented individuals the opportunity to have drivers' licenses that comply with state law, in an effort to get them to work.

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Legislative Update

Good Bad Ugly

Now that we’re in the thick of the 2013 Legislative Session, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association’s (ORLA) Government Affairs team wants to give you a preview to some of the proposed concepts that could strongly affect our industry.

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