ORLA staff will be on the road this October hosting Regional Meetings where members can engage in discussions on issues impacting their business. Hear what's coming in to play in 2020 and what you need to know to be prepared for new laws and regulations.
These meetings, held twice a year in fall and spring, provide members an informal, round-table forum to gain insight and intelligence, exchange ideas and ask questions. Topics include: paid family leave, Corporate Activities Tax, plastic bags/straws, restaurant compensation solutions and tip pooling, Oregon restaurant wage survey, Oregon Tourism Leadership Academy, and local / regional issues.
Tentative Schedule (dates and times may change):
Monday, Sept. 30 - Portland
10:00-11:45 am, Coopers Hall (404 SE 6th Ave)
(Portland Kitchen Cabinet and restaurant-specific Regional Meeting)
Thursday, Oct. 3 - Ashland / So. Oregon
Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Albany / Willamette Valley
Thursday, Oct. 10 - Portland
(PDX Lodging Alliance and lodging-specific Regional Meeting)
Monday, Oct. 14 - Redmond / Central Oregon
Thursday, Oct. 24 - Hood River / The Gorge
Wednesday, Oct. 30 - Astoria / North Coast
9:30-11:00 am or 2:30-4:00 pm
Watch for more information soon on how to RSVP. For questions, contact Greg Astley, Director of Government Affairs, at Astley@OregonRLA.org or call 503.851.1330.
Hotel and restaurant operations depend on energy-intensive equipment—and energy expenses can be quite inhospitable. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for investing in energy-efficient equipment, including high-efficiency motion sensor nightlights, packaged terminal heat pumps, high-efficiency gas fryers, gas convection ovens, vent hoods, ice machines and more. Learn more about incentives and get started here.
The following equipment purchases will be eligible for a bonus incentive until December 31, 2017. Invoices and applications need to be submitted by January 5, 2018.
In other words, instead of an incentive of $800 per vat for your ENERGY STAR certified Gas Fryer, you will receive an incentive of $1,100 per vat.
Follow these steps to complete your application:
1. 120P Incentive Application Form: Completely filled out with signature typed or signed (Click for 120P)
“Site Address” is where the equipment is installed
“Mailing Address” is where the incentive check will be sent
Incentive checks are mailed within 60 days from receipt of all complete and accurate information and documentation of an application
2. W-9: This is the most commonly forgotten piece. (Click for W9) The W-9 must have:
A legal business name (or legal personal name) listed under the appropriate type of entity (e.g., individual, LLC, LLP, corporation, government)
A clearly written EIN (or SSN)
3. Itemized Invoice: For the qualified equipment, including model numbers.
4. Utility Information for the Site Address:
If applying for incentives for Gas Equipment (including gas water heating): Provide a copy of the site’s gas bill (NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas).
If applying for incentives Electric Equipment: Provide a copy of the site’s electric bill (Portland General Electric or Pacific Power).
You may submit your completed Form 120P, W-9, invoice, and utility bill(s) via fax, email, or mail. It is recommended that you keep a copy of your application, documents, and submission of your application for your records.
Energy Trust of Oregon Existing Buildings Program
Attn: Standard Incentive Processing
615 SW Alder Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205
If you are a restaurant owner or manager and need help or have questions, please contact Rob Hall at 503-413-9168 or email@example.com
If you are interested in learning more about additional incentives we may have available please check us out at http://energytrust.org/BringUsIn.
Latest Culinary Pairing: Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association and SAIF
The partnership aims to reduce worker injuries and provides discounts for eligible ORLA members.
The restaurant and lodging industries face some of the most difficult workplace safety challenges. To help protect the more than 167,000 workers engaged in making Oregon’s dining and overnight experiences picture perfect, the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) and SAIF are joining forces. With SAIF’s decades of workplace safety experience, it’s an ideal match—and today it became official.
With an eye toward making those workplaces safer and healthier, SAIF’s board of directors voted today to approve a group program for eligible ORLA members. ORLA’s board of directors previously approved the endorsement and group program on May 23, 2017.
“We are proud to partner with ORLA on our shared mission of making Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work,” said Christy Witzke, vice president of marketing, sales, and communications at SAIF. “We’re impressed by ORLA’s longstanding commitment to improving their members’ safety programs, and are excited to work more closely with them in this area.”
The partnership will give eligible ORLA members, representing 11,000 foodservice and lodging establishments, a workers’ compensation group discount. The program is still in development and has to be validated by NCCI and approved by DCBS. The anticipated launch of the program is January 2018.
"With the onset of rising costs, it is in the best interest of our industry to create this new program to assist hospitality employers in finding new ways to save money,” said Jason Brandt, president and CEO of ORLA. "We are excited about the group discount program and the new opportunities we will have to jointly promote safer workplaces with our partners at SAIF.”
For more information about the new program, contact John Hamilton, COO for ORLA, at 503.682.4422.
SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. For more than 100 years, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work.
Join a regional-based online community exclusive to ORLA members. These Facebook groups are a secure forum specifically for owners and operators like you to engage in discussions on business issues, access industry intelligence, and connect to an online community with a shared goal of strengthening your bottom line.
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