Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) June 30, 2010
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association officially begins operation on July 1, 2010. The newly formed association is a result of a merger between the Oregon Lodging Association with and into the Oregon Restaurant Association.
“I, along with 25 dedicated association professionals and board volunteers, am energized and enthusiastic about the future of the hospitality industry in Oregon. Our dedication to advocating, educating and promoting the foodservice and lodging industry will help insure its success which is paramount to the to the overall health of the economy and our communities,” states Steve McCoid, CEO & President.
The newly formed association will be one of the largest trade associations and political bodies in Oregon representing over 3,500 members, and advocating for over 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,500 lodging establishments throughout the state. The foodservice and lodging industry is responsible for 170,000 jobs bringing in over $6.9 billion in annual sales, generates 40% of the annual tourism dollars spent in Oregon and is the largest private sector employer in the state.
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon, which is comprised of over 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,500 lodging establishments with a work force of 170,000 employees, and a total economic impact of $6.9 billion - making it the cornerstone of the economy, career opportunities and community involvement. The association works to advocate, protect, train and promote the foodservice and lodging industry...