WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2020
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WISCONSIN NEWS
Milwaukee Bucks Partner with North Central Group to Bring Premium Boutique Hotel to Downtown Milwaukee
NBA
The Milwaukee Bucks have partnered with Madison-based North Central Group (NCG) to bring a premium boutique hotel to Deer District in downtown Milwaukee. 
Air travel still down from last year, officials report increase in traffic
WBAY
Air travel is expected to get a boost this winter, with TSA officials reporting the number of people flying across the country hit a high over the holiday weekend.
Northwoods tourism rebounds after slow start this spring
WSAU
Tourism officials in the Northwoods have closed the books on the summer travel season, and initial indications are this year's numbers may not be as bad as first feared.
Heidel House developers agreement released to the public
Ripon Press
A little more than a week after its approval by the Green Lake Common Council, an agreement dictating the terms and conditions for the city's proposed $3 million investment in the Heidel House redevelopment has been made public.
Madison hotel finishes $15M reno during global pandemic
WisBusiness
The Sheraton Madison Hotel on John Nolen Drive is well-positioned next to the Alliant Energy Center and is easily accessible to the beltline, bike trail and downtown Madison.
NATIONAL NEWS
Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Parts Of New Joint Employer Rule
SBA
In a move sure to frustrate employers and usher in a wave of confusion, a New York federal court judge just struck down critical portions of the Labor Department's new joint employer rule that went into effect a few months ago. 
National Preparedness Month: Evaluate Your Disaster Plan
SBA
SBA's National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote disaster preparedness for communities, individuals, and businesses. 
Report: Career Pathways in the Hotel Industry
AHLA Foundation
A new AHLA Foundation funded study conducted by Emsi, provides insights on the career pathways hospitality students follow as they advance in the industry. 
US Travel Association Launches New 'Let's Go There' Campaign
Travel Pulse
The U.S. Travel Association has launched a new campaign dubbed "Let's Go There," which was designed to get Americans excited about planning their next vacation.
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Travel and Tourism Companies Begin to Rebound
Travel Pulse
The travel and tourism industry was decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic but recent data shows signs of hope for the industry.
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WH&LA NEWS 
Register Now: Virtual Town Hall with US Senator Ron Johnson
WH&LA
On September 15 from 10:30 - 11:00 am, US Senator Ron Johnson will be joining WH&LA's Virtual Town Hall Speaker Series! Register now, and submit your questions for Senator Johnson before 9 am on September 15.
In case you missed it: Membership Renewal Information
WH&LA
Due to strain put on our industry, we are understanding of the possible need to extend payment terms. In the event that you are unable to pay at the requested due date on your membership invoice, please do not hesitate to contact the WH&LA office to set alternate arrangements.
In case you missed it: 2020 Wisconsin Lodging Conference & Trade Show
WH&LA
In advance of the 2020 Wisconsin Lodging Conference & Expo, we are revisiting every aspect of the event with attendee safety being our top priority. Working in conjunction with the Hyatt Regency Green Bay and our vendor partners, we are committed to implementing safe and smart protocols by reimagining our trade show floor, attendee experience, and program design. More details and registration information is coming soon.