WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2020
WH&LA Targeted Marketing Program 
Put WH&LA's buying power to work for you by participating in a print or digital billboard program. Contact Brian for more information. 
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Join the Wisconsin Women in Lodging 
M embership is free to anyone employed at a WH&LA member property or company, as well as students and instructors at WH&LA member colleges and universities and employees at WH&LA member chambers and CVBs.
Student Scholarships
Student staff members are encouraged to apply for educational scholarships awarded by WWIL & HSMAI-Wisconsin and the Greater Milwaukee Hotel & Lodging Association. 
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WISCONSIN NEWS
New Hilton Garden Inn opens in Brookfield 
Milwaukee Business Times
Brookfield's $32 million hotel and conference center project is nearing completion with today's opening of the new  Hilton Garden Inn .
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Gov. Tony Evers declares public health emergency for coronavirus
TMJ 4
Gov. Tony Evers has declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Milwaukee convention suggests 'no handshake policy' amid COVID-19 outbreak
Milwaukee Business Journal
A "no handshake policy" was among the recommendations this week at the Midwest Foodservice Expo, hosted in downtown Milwaukee.
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State provides grants to fund variety of transportation projects
Daily Cardinal
Gov. Tony Evers announced last Wednesday the government would allocate almost $75 million worth of grants to finance over 150 transportation projects statewide.
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Tourism conference in Madison postponed until May
WMTV
The Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism, which was expected to draw nearly 1,000 people to the Madison area, has been postponed until May, the state Department of Tourism announced Thursday.
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Five-county Miller Park Stadium sales tax will go away on March 31 after 23 years 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
The Miller Park sales tax - paid for the past 23 years by the residents of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Racine counties - will end March 31.
Related: Wisconsin Department of Revenue Resources
Baseball Stadium District Sales Tax Ending March 31, 2020 . Please note the certification mentioned in this resource was approved on March 10, 2020.

NATIONAL NEWS
AHLA lobbying US government for hospitality bailout
Hotel News Now
The U.S. hotel industry is already seeing an impact from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and owners will need help to make it through the current economic climate, especially independent hotel owners, sources said.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results for First Week of March Reflect COVID-19 
Lodging Magazine
Reflecting concerns and cancellations around the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in three key performance metrics during the week of March 1-7, 2020, according to new data from  STR.
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Hotel, travel associations respond to EU travel ban
Hotel Management
In an address to the nation Wednesday night, President Donald Trump announced the United States will ban travelers from 26 European countries for 30 days starting Friday at 11:59 p.m. in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. 
WH&LA NEWS
COVID-19 Resources for Lodging  Properties
WH&LA
WH&LA has compiled links to resources including general information and virus updates, lodging specific resources and webinars, and legal/HR resources and webinars. This information can be found in the Member Info Center on wiscosinlodging.org by lodging members using their WH&LA login and password. 
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Register now: WWIL & HSMAI - WI Joint Luncheon on April 20
Wisconsin Women in Lodging 
Join the Wisconsin Women in Lodging (WWIL) and HSMAI-WI for a joint luncheon featuring a keynote by Alicia Jacobson entitled "Balance is BS". The WWIL & HSMAI-WI Educational Scholarship will also be presented to a deserving student. 
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Student Hospitality Scholarships
WWIL & GMHLA
Applications are currently being accepted for two educational scholarships. These scholarships are open to students pursuing a degree in hospitality/lodging and students employed at lodging properties.
 
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