Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association Exclusive Member News                                       April 18, 2019




A Message from WLRA Director Chris Brown

Welcome to the first WLRA e-newsletter of 2019 and thank you so very much for your membership within our association. We hope that you found the weekly legislative updates in January, February and March informative and concise. The mission of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association is to remain committed to improving the business climate and profit of the lodging, restaurant and tourism industry.  Through government affairs, education and the communication of information we help our members deliver a quality product to the consumer.

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2019 Legislative Recap and Interim Outlook

The 2019 legislative general session is behind us and we are quickly approaching the interim where each standing legislative committee will meet three times to work on issues for the 2020 budget session.

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A Note From Jim Waldrop-Chairman of the Wyoming Tourism Board

It is my honor to serve this year as the Chairman of the Wyoming Office of Tourism Board of Directors. Each quarter, I will be sending out communications on a variety of tourism topics and latest news. 

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Attention H2B Visa Employers - Cap Raised by 30,000

From the Department of Homeland Security- The H-2B nonimmigrant visa program allows U.S. employers who meet specific statutory and regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. There is a statutory cap on the total number of foreign nationals who may be issued an H-2B visa or otherwise granted H-2B status during a fiscal year. Under section 214(g)(1)(B) and 214(g)(10) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (INA), Congress has set the H-2B cap at 66,000 per fiscal year, with a maximum of 33,000 available during the first half of any given fiscal year and 33,000 for workers who begin employment in the second half of the fiscal year.

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Glenrock and Jackson High Schools Take First at State ProStart Competition!

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association Education Foundation (WLRAEF) is proud to announce the Culinary Team from Glenrock High School and the Management Team from Jackson High School as this year’s schools competing against teams from across the country in the 18th Annual National ProStart Invitational in Washington D.C., May 8-10, 2019.

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WLRA Voices Industry Concerns in Washington, DC

Earlier this month members of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, led by President Tim O’Leary, attended the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference and met with our congressional delegation in our nation’s capital.

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Chris Brown, Executive Director l 307.634.8816, chris@wlra.org
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