The Hospitality Industry Needs to Continue to Ramp Up Attention in Government Policies| An Opinion

We need to have increased and better attentiveness to the need for political savvy. 

  1. This does not mean just following the crowd or lobbying only for special interests, but rather a sincere collaborative effort with government.
  2. Regardless of political affiliation or party, government needs to work with the business community leaders to effectively make progress.  Business is used to be working towards specific measurable results, while too many politicians seem to work on getting re-elected.
  3. Genuine collaboration may mean serving on community councils or commissions, which also means the opportunity to have open and ongoing input in the process.  For those of us who have served on some of those commissions, we have been able to influence through logic and sincere dialogue and we have discovered the value of this kind of collaboration.

There have been tremendous improvements in this area of reaching out to elected officials over the past 15 years in the US and Canada, but the need remains and grows.  When one looks at the unbelievable amount of money that is spent on campaigns and the apparent loopholes that are used. we must recognize that is people who care and participate in the process is what we need.

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