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Social Functions

Connect with your industry peers at these opportunities to network and celebrate.

Welcome Reception

Saturday, September 30

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. | Stardust Lounge

Early arrivals are welcomed with drinks and appetizers at this casual reception the night before the Conference kickoff lunch.


Vendor Showcase

Sunday, October 1

1:30-2:15 p.m. | Grand Ballroom & Constellation Hall

Monday, October 2

10:00-11:00 a.m. | Grand Ballroom & Constellation Hall

Connect with these allied members supporting our industry. Learn about products and services to help your business thrive.

  • Adesso Capital

  • Allied Partners

  • AssuredPartners

  • Brown & Brown

  • Crystal Investment Property 

  • Curtis Restaurant Equipment

  • Deacon Construction

  • Energy Trust of Oregon; Existing Buildings

  • Fintwist Solution

  • Here is Oregon 

  • Hospitality Insurance Program (HIP)

  • KC Creative 

  • McCormick Distilling Company

  • My Accounting Team

  • Northland Furniture 

  • O'Brien Design + Build

  • Oregon Dept. of Human Services, Office of Resilience and Emergency Management

  • Pacific Fitness Products

  • Paid Leave Oregon

  • Pendridge Global 

  • Remy Cointreau USA

  • ServiceMaster of Salem, Corvallis, Lincoln City and Eugene 

  • SilverChef 

  • Slatercom Lighting Solutions

  • Source1

  • Spirit Mountain Casino & Lodge 

  • STOP Restoration

  • STR

  • Train 321

  • Travel Ashland & Travel Southern Oregon

  • Zucchetti

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Hospitality Industry Awards

Sunday, October 1

Reception: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. | Constellation Hall

Dinner & Ceremony: 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom

Oregon’s hospitality industry is brimming with outstanding individuals who go above and beyond, raising the bar for excellence in performance, service and commitment to the industry. As a highlight of the annual ORLA Hospitality Conference, the Hospitality Industry Awards recognize the exemplary performance and qualities that set the high standards for the entire industry to achieve.

2023 Honorees Include:

Employee of the Year 

Demetrio De La O Rendon • Lakeshore Inn


Team Leader of the Year

Crystal Brenneman • Dixie Tavern


Restaurateur of the Year

Lisa Schroeder • Mother’s Bistro & Bar


Lodging Operator of the Year

Taran Patel • A-1 Hospitality Group


Allied Partner of the Year

Risk Strategies Company | Fournier Group

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2022 Lodging Operator of the Year
Nick Pearson • Jupiter and Jupiter NEXT, Portland

Flavors of the Rogue Valley

Monday, October 2

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Ashland Springs Hotel

Ride the shuttle to charming Downtown Ashland. Together we will experience Flavors of the Rogue Valley from local craftspeople ready to showcase the unique bounty of the region. Explore local wine, cheese, chocolate and more.



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Downtown Dine Around

Monday, October 2

5:45 - 7:15 p.m. | Downtown Ashland

Choose from a group of Ashland member restaurants preparing a special menu for our group. Attendees will make their selection Monday ahead of transportation to downtown.


Closing Dessert Celebration

Monday, October 2

7:30 p.m. | Ashland Hills Hotel - Stardust Lounge

We will end the night together at a special dessert reception with music, dessert and libations.

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