Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
Crystal Investment Property is a proud member of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA), the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon.
ORLA has created a Hospitality Action & Relief Center to help connect small businesses and their employees with ongoing statewide advocacy priorities and relief outcomes. They have also worked diligently to share Coronavirus Alerts & Resources, which includes FAQs, guidance and important announcements.
Priority Items for Oregon’s Hospitality Sector
The concepts below represent priority items for Oregon’s hospitality sector. Our goals as an industry are focused on (1) retaining as many staff as possible in the current environment, (2) creating and preparing operational recovery plans, and (3) bringing as many Oregonians back on payrolls across the state as soon as financially possible.
How to TAKE ACTION NOW:
ORLA needs legislators to know how many of you are impacted by the Governor’s shutdown of your business or businesses you serve. Click the button to add your company name and location to our hospitality relief efforts. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard!
Commercial Rent Relief & Flexibility for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS)
Assist Oregon Hospitality businesses with retaining cash wherever possible to save jobs still on payrolls around the state.
Oregon Hospitality Recovery & Grant Program
Launch a multi-faceted recovery initiative with expanded emergency grants to broaden access for time-sensitive grants originally made available through Oregon’s Rapid Response Team in the Office of Workforce Investments.
Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) Delay
Assist Oregon Hospitality businesses in avoiding tax payments which will directly impact available cash on hand for fixed costs and employee paychecks.
Predictive Scheduling Relief
Provide immediate relief from penalties associated with Oregon’s statewide scheduling law. It is extremely difficult for businesses to predict workforce needs in this uncertain time. To effectively continue and rebuild operations, flexibility in scheduling employees will prove to be crucial.
SBA No Interest Loans through Business Oregon
No interest loans in addition to available grants will be key to assisting hospitality businesses on their path to recovery. Loans (even with no interest designations) will be difficult to manage for many small businesses. Deferring debt to a later date may help some if long term repayment plans can be established as a glide path to recovery.