Retail and tourism

Retail and tourism
New smoking ban dampens sales
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Oregon’s new workplace smoking ban is a big reason why lottery and video poker sales in bars and restaurants dropped 20% in January and 15% in February compared to the same time last year, according to the Oregon Restaurant Association.

 

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Tactics: Dutch Bros. rejects the corporate grind
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
TravisBoersma.jpgIt's hard to miss the blue and white windmill embossed on dozens of Dutch Bros. drive-through coffee stands planted around the state.
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There’s room at the inn as lodging industry feels drop
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
TheNines.jpgOregon’s lodging industry is taking a significant financial hit as consumers and businesses cut out unnecessary expenditures such as travel from their budgets.
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Mt. Bachelor attempts to win back skiers
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
MtBachelorSki.jpgIt was one of the most important days of the season for Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, midway between Christmas and New Year's, and the conditions were not pretty.
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Oregon recession swallows restaurant industry
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Oregon's full-service and limited-service restaurants provide about one out of 15 jobs statewide, more than 118,000 jobs combined in August 2008.
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