Main Ingredient - May 2014

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

Michele and Daron Howard, owners of Sweet Story Bakery, were presented with a golden opportunity wrapped in a dilemma. Outgrowing their limited space in Sherwood, they discovered an ideal spot for expansion. The challenge was finding the funding to close the deal quickly. A long drawn out loan process might mean missing an opportunity...

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Restaurant Growth

Restaurant Growth

Seems like barely a year ago, you decided to open your restaurant… so far, so good! With hard work, determination, consistent staff training, great food and awesome service, you find yourself entertaining the thought of expansion! “Wait! what? open a second restaurant?”

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Manage My Restaurant: Delicious by Design

Delicious by Design

Your restaurant’s dining room design is an essential part of your brand image and can make or break your business. Whether you’re opening a new restaurant or remodeling, here are some tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: Industry Poll Results

Industry Poll

ORLA continually listens to industry members on issues that impact their business. The policies we advocate, support or oppose are dictated by what the industry tells us in polls like this, in-person discussions, and in our policy committee meetings.

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: Paid Sick Leave and Lottery Contracts

PSL and Lottery

ORLA requests that you pay close attention to Eugene’s paid sick leave proposal. Your participation in this process is imperative. The proponents of paid sick leave are asking the City of Eugene to follow a model similar to the one recently adopted by Portland and other cities such as Seattle and San Francisco.

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