Bringing Awareness to Human Trafficking with Blue Campaign

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Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide—including right here in the United States (U.S.). It can happen in urban, suburban,...

2021/22 Legislative Session Begins

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Despite the clean slate of a legislative session, the first day of the new session was filled with partisan rhetoric from both sides. PRLA...

Champions of the Industry — 2020

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It is hard to imagine what our lives were like before COVID. As we reflect on a year where the lows seemed to have...

2019–2020 Legislative Session Recap

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Partisan Politics It is hard to imagine life before COVID, even within the legislature, but this year’s session continued to display the partisan divide that...

Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 21/22 School Year

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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