20-21 Accomplishments Report
We're proud of the work we've done to advocate for Minnesota's hospitality industry at the local, state and federal levels throughout the pandemic. We're especially proud of our work to bring financial relief and inform members, policymakers and partners about rapidly shifting economic conditions. We know our collective work has saved hundreds, if not thousands of businesses in Minnesota. That's what we do, and we'll keep doing it.
And, we've done more. From fostering connections to offering access to the products and services you need, bringing you the latest industry news and guidance, and helping you understand and comply with regulations. Helping you be a better business operator is our reason for being.
We recently took some time to put together a report on the work we've done since the pandemic's onset in March 2020. We think it's pretty remarkable and we tip our hats to our members for working together to keep our industry moving forward.
On April 1, 2020, the Minnesota Lodging Association, Minnesota Resort and Campground Association and Minnesota Restaurant Association united to become one, under the name Hospitality Minnesota.
As our industry navigates its greatest challenge, coming together with a unified voice to tell the story of how we fuel Minnesota’s economy and weave the fabric of our communities. It helps us share the breadth of the immense impact of the industry. Speaking with one voice highlights our interdependence and lets us shine a light on the inspiring actions you are taking to continue to serve and fight for your businesses.
Given that our three associations have been around since the 1930s, we have nearly 300 years of combined experience to help one another weather all kinds of crises, and leverage any kind of possibility. Throughout the pandemic, we have been bringing you information and resources to help you keep moving forward. We'll keep doing that.
In the months and years ahead, we will offer opportunities to connect with others who are facing the same challenges and opportunities, in the hopes of generating new partnerships and business opportunities and strengthening the industry. Through it all, we will continue to look out for you and advocate for your interests. We hear you and we are here for you.