Legislative Session Recap / AAHOA Support for the Foundation / Fire Response Guide
Today is National Hotel Employee Day! Not just today, but every day throughout the year, we express our thanks to all hotel employees – they are the heart of the lodging industry! This year, National Hotel Employee Day comes as hotels across the nation are working to quickly fill nearly 100,000 open hotel jobs. There has never been a better time to join the hospitality industry – with hotels offering current and prospective employees near-historic wages, better benefits, and more flexibility than ever before. Share more about hotel career opportunities in your communities by visiting thehotelindustry.com.
2023 Oregon Legislative Session Recap – The Oregon Legislature adjourned its 160-day session on June 25, 2023. Throughout the session, ORLA’s Government Affairs team focused on several priority bills relating to Oregon's restaurant and lodging industry. View ORLA's recap on the many of the bills we engaged or monitored during the 2023 Oregon Legislative Session.
AAHOA Swings for Foundation Support – The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) held its Northwest Region Charity Golf Tournament on August 14 at the Reserve Vineyard & Golf Club. Since its inception, AAHOA has engaged with local communities by supporting charitable organizations that provide services ranging from education to humanitarian efforts. The Oregon Hospitality Foundation (OHF) was fortunate to be one of the four recipients of the funds raised from this annual tournament this year. We are grateful for the partnership with AAHOA and their shared focus on industry workforce development programs. To learn more about OHF activities, visit OregonRLA.org/workforce blog.
ORLA Editorial in National Publication – Earlier this year, Business View Magazine, on online source of news for executives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and franchisees reached out to ORLA with a request to contribute to their restaurant series. This was an opportunity for ORLA to highlight some of the demographics of our industry, key topics, new developments in the industry, and our role as business advocates. Read ORLA CEO Jason Brandt’s editorial here on page 121: Associations of the Future Must Embrace Independence and Choice.
Best Practice Guide for Fire Response – Always Ready: Fire is the latest in a series of restaurant-specific guides designed to help restaurant owners and operators evaluate their risks and create a fire response plan. This new resource produced by the National Restaurant Association pulls best practices from official sources and restaurant operators including content on risk assessment, insurance, prevention, and communications. Download the guide from the Resource Library available at Restaurant.org.
Chow Down for Vets! The Portland Kitchen Cabinet is working with Returning Veterans organization again to help engage restaurant operators to participate in the Chow Down for Vets event on November 11. Restaurants will agree to donate a portion of their sales to support local veterans!