Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 21/22 School Year

The scholarship program is administered by PRLA's charitable foundation, PRLA Educational Foundation (PRLAEF). It annually provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their...

Legislative Corner—Fall 2020

State Items A federal judge in Western Pennsylvania ruled that aspects of the Wolf Administration’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies were unconstitutional, specifically the business shutdown order...

Restaurants & Bars: New Technology Recommendations for Pandemic Indoor Dining

Outdoor conditions will soon make it too cold for al-fresco service in many parts of the country. As a result, many restaurant owners and...

PRLA Relief Fund for Hospitality Workers Distributes Over 800 Grants

PRLA raised $257,627 for Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) to fund 848 one-time grants of $250 to provide immediate emergency assistance to hospitality...

New Member Benefit: FocusHRO

PRLA is dedicated to ensuring the vitality of the hospitality and tourism industry in Pennsylvania. Saving time and money while using a reputable, trust-worthy...

National Affiliates Establish New Safety Initiatives

ServSafe Dining Commitment—AHLA Safe Stay Initiative Cleanliness and safety have been at the core of the hospitality industry since the beginning. Long before the Coronavirus,...

Top 10 Items for Licensee Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Licensees MUST require all customers to wear masks while entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling throughout the restaurant (face masks may be removed while...

The Future of Hotel Housekeeping Post-Pandemic

Ecolab helps businesses around the world operate efficiently, optimize water use, keep food safe, and protect public health. Its team uses science, technology and...

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Large Business

Since the nationwide shutdown, many people have been waiting for an avalanche of bankruptcy filings under Chapter 11. As of the writing of this...

Legislative Corner—Summer 2020

State Items Reopening Pennsylvania On July 1, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Pennsylvania Legislature does not have the power to overturn Gov. Wolf’s emergency...

COVID-19 for Restaurants: Part 1 of an Extensive Guide on How...

What’s Working and What Will Become Part of the New Normal Change is upon us. Innovation, creativity, and reinvention describe how operators are reacting to...

Restaurant Tech to Improve Business After COVID-19

Restaurant dining rooms are starting to reopen after months of being closed due to COVID-19, but many guests are hesitant to return. More than...

Six Questions the Pandemic has yet to Answer for Restaurants

As the crisis enters its fifth month, operators are still looking for insight on these matters keeping them up at night. When restaurant dining was...

Training & Development Programs Available to Hospitality Employees

The National Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute have made numerous educational and professional development...

Legislative Corner—Spring 2020

State Items HB 2408 (Markosek—D, Allegheny) was unanimously amended to clarify that payroll used via the PPP program is NOT subject to state and local...

Reopening Pennsylvania

On April 23, Gov. Tom Wolf released details on his phased approach to reopening Pennsylvania. It will be a cautious and gradual process, taking...

The Ultimate Stress Test

The coronavirus forced restaurant owners and operators to make rapid-fire decisions under the most stressful conditions, without the benefit of a master class or...

Knowing When You Know What You Do Not Know

The lodging industry in the United States and throughout the world is in the midst of an epic downturn. The emergence of COVID-19 in...

The Pennsylvania (Restaurant/Lodging) Promise for the Hospitality Industry

The Pennsylvania Restaurant Promise and the Pennsylvania Lodging Promise are a set of voluntary commitments a restaurant or hotel operator is making to their...

Why You Should Reevaluate Your Property Taxes in Light of the...

The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis will likely have a deep impact on many different aspects of the commercial real estate industry and larger economy....