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Industry News

Oregon Lottery Commission chair steps down

June 26, 2015 - Statesman Journal

Dozono is stepping down after her law firm filed a lawsuit against the lottery.

Wage Wars: The battle for a higher minimum wage

June 24, 2015 - Willamette Week

Even progressive businesses worry about a rush to raise minimum wage.

Paid sick leave wins final approval from Oregon Legislature

June 12, 2015 - The Oregonian

Bill will require employers with 10 or more workers to give them up to five paid sick days a year.

Online booking scams targeted

June 10, 2015 - American Hotel & Lodging Association

AH&LA urges FTC to investigate online booking deceptions.

Democrats propose minimum wage increase

June 8, 2015 - The Oregonian

Oregon Democrats will put forth a proposal this week to raise Oregon's minimum wage.

Paid Sick Leave bill revamped at Legislature

June 3, 2015 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (video)

ORLA reports on advocacy efforts challenging paid sick leave.

Unions want a $15 minimum wage for everyone…except themselves

May 29, 2015 - National Restaurant Association

The push for higher minimum wages is also a matter of survival for unions.

Keiser negotiates land for Bandon Muni project

May 26, 2015 - Club & Resort Business

The plan is for a Bandon Muni course with affordable prices for the locals.

Hopes for higher minimum wage fade

May 24, 2015 - The Oregonian

Legislators introduced 14 bills on the minimum wage.

Top bar trends from the NRA Show

May 21, 2015 - National Restaurant Association

NRA show highlighted the latest beverage alcohol trends.

Health costs to rise 10% next year

May 19, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Insurers are reporting continued rising premiums into next year.

Paid sick leave on the move

May 6, 2015 - Portland Tribune

Oregon would be the fourth state to approve a requirement for paid sick leave.

Newspapers on PERS: A deal is a deal

May 6, 2015 - Statesman Journal

Views on the court’s ruling that most reforms from 2013 were unconstitutional.

Bandon Dunes won't fight proposed lodging tax

May 5, 2015 - The World

Prospect of a potential transient lodging tax seems likely.

Tourism breaks record for economic impact, jobs in Oregon

May 4, 2015 - Travel Oregon

Travel-generated employment increased for the second consecutive year.


Latest Press Releases

South Salem H.S. Wins 2015 Oregon Prostart Culinary Championship

February 28, 2015 - ORLA Education Foundation

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with 2014 Statewide Awards

August 22, 2014 - ORLA

Seaside High School Wins 2014 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championship

March 3, 2014 - ORLA

95 Oregon H.S. Prostart Culinary Students Compete For $180,000 In Scholarships

February 17, 2014 - ORLA