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Shelley Simonton was a Friend of Hospitality & Tourism

After an 18-month battle with Melanoma, Shelley Simonton, former Director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities passed away in her home last week at the age of 49. Shelley cared deeply about Wyoming tourism and hospitality and forged many lasting friendships within our industry. She was a consummate professional and as genuine as they come. Shelley never hesitated in partnering with the WLRA on issues impactful to our industry and she will be missed dearly by so many that were fortunate to call her friendRead More »

WLRA May 2017 Legislative Update

The WLRA is actively involved at both the state and federal level on all legislative items impacting Wyoming’s hospitality and tourism industry. As congress considers President Trump’s proposed budget and as the 2018 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session approached, your association will continue to be fully engaged in protecting Wyoming’s second largest industryRead More »

National ProStart Invitational Competition

Please join me in congratulating our two Wyoming ProStart teams who competed in Charleston, South Carolina April 29th through May 1st at this year’s National ProStart Student Invitational. Read More »

Jo-Bawb's BBQ is Proud to be a Member!

Jo-Bawb’s BBQ is a Mom & Pop’s take-out BBQ located at 601 E. Boxelder Rd., Gillette WY. Jo-Bawb’s BBQ is excited to be part of the Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association! Read More »

Free Service Animal Webinar

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association worked with Representative Landon Brown and several other groups during the 2017 legislative general session to pass HB 114- Service Animals. Beginning July 1, 2017 in Wyoming it is a misdemeanor crime punishable with a fine of up to $750.00 for falsely impersonating a service animal. Read More »

WLRA Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association Members,
Open Enrollment for the health, dental, and vision plans will be May 15, 2017 to June 15, 2017
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SF43 and SF45:  What these Changes Mean for Liquor License Holders

July 1, 2017 will signal a number of changes for Wyoming retailers. Some big, some small, some just making doing business a little easier. Read More »

H2b Work Visa Cap Relief

Late last month, Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2017. As part of that agreement, the legislative text contains much needed H-2B cap relief. Read More »

Free AHLA Music Licensing Webinar

A representative of BMI, one of the major music licensing organizations, as well as AHLA's general counsel, will discuss the laws and requirements relating to music licensing at hotel properties. This is an excellent opportunity to learn why and when you may need to purchase licenses for music played at your property, including music played on regular television programming in your common spaces. An expert from BMI will field your questions and complaints regarding the complicated laws pertaining to music licensing. Join us Thursday, June 1 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Click the Read More, then scroll down to the Webinar & click Register Today. Read More »