During the past year, our world has been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospitality industry has experienced some of the toughest challenges they have ever had to face as business owners. Our hope is that Oregon’s hospitality industry knows ORLA has been fighting hard on their behalf and continues to work alongside the industry to achieve results that help businesses move forward in the year ahead. Be sure to subscribe to the CEO Blog for the latest updates on ORLA activity.
Below are just some of the outcomes achieved to date. For a complete list of ORLA accomplishments this past year, visit the Year in Review page.
FINDING FINANCIAL RELIEF: Protecting Our Businesses and Employees
REOPENING BUSINESSES SAFELY: Mitigating Phase Restrictions
STRENGTHENING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES: Protecting Hospitality Businesses
ALIGNING COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY: Cornerstones of Our Communities
We know this is a long-term fight that will need long-term solutions. We hope you consider adding your voice to our efforts. Visit OregonRLA.org/hospitalityaction to learn more about how to get involved.
ORLA joined coalition in opposing bill that would tax PPP funds - Mar. 18, 2021
ORLA signed on to a letter to stop the overreach at OSHA - Jan. 11, 2021
ORLA submitted a letter to Portland City Council in support of funding for police / street response - Sep. 24, 2020
ORLA sent a letter to the House Interim Committee on Revenue opposing LC 2 (tax disconnect) - Aug. 7, 2020
ORLA testified it supports the OLCC taking action against hospitality industry members that are intentionally not following the rules - July 31, 2020
ORLA signed on to a letter with AHLA and the US Chamber pushing the Safe to Work Act and liability protections - July 30, 2020
ORLA signed on to a letter to the Governor regarding Maximum Distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Local Governments - July 2, 2020
ORLA sent a letter to Oregon's Joint Interim Committee regarding our industry priorities for the First Special Session of 2020 - June 22, 2020
ORLA sent a letter to Lincoln Co. Commissioners on gathering size and 24-hour hold restriction for lodging operations - June 19, 2020
ORLA signed on to a letter to the SBA and Dept. of Treasury encouraging a shortened process for loan forgiveness - June 16, 2020
ORLA signed on to a letter to Oregon Legislators urging limited liability protections - June 16, 2020
ORLA sent a letter to the Port of Portland Commissioners to explore options for small businesses - May 12, 2020
ORLA signed on to a letter with craft beer companies asking the Governor for tax relief - April 28, 2020