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29. Scary Stories (and how the SBA helps small businesses)

29. Scary Stories (and how the SBA helps small businesses)

October 31, 2019

Hear cautionary tales of the industry and how the Oregon Secretary of State's Office of Small Business Assistance can help. Discover how this resource team has helped other Oregon businesses, including those starting, growing or winding down a business. Learn what to do if you believe you've been subject to unreasonable or unfair state regulatory actions, including: investigations, excessive fines or penalties, even threats or other enforcement by a state agency.

Guests:
Ruth Miles, Corporate Division Director, Tribal Liaison, Oregon Secretary of State
Trevor Leahy, Small Business Advocate, Oregon Secretary of State Office of Small Business Assistance

Advocacy Watch:

  • Food & Beverage taxes being considered
  • Burgerville Union strikes
  • Service charges, fees and tips
28. Word on The Street

28. Word on The Street

October 3, 2019

ORLA's Greg, Nicole and Steve boil down some of the industry chatter around the state, what's happening where, and the overall trends impacting Oregon's hospitality industry. From an industry-insider perspective, they touch on Portland protests and the City's counter measures, why brewpubs are closing, and a new wave of suburban migration. Hear more about new food cart pod regulations, Corporate Activities Tax rule making, and the Federal DOJ overtime rule soon taking effect. 

Guests:
Nicole Peterson, ORLA Government Affairs
Steve Scardina ORLA Regional Representative

Advocacy Watch:

  • Corporate Activity Tax rule making
  • Federal DOJ overtime rule
  • Credit card tip window for servers

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