Riley Lagesen recently appeared on KXL 750 FM's popular show Business Briefing to discuss trends and challenges in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Often ignored by the mainstream media, Riley and host Brian Bushlach shine the spotlight on an important segment of the state's business community. Business Briefing airs on KXL 750 FM in Portland or on www.kxl.com.
- Segment 1 (MP3) Riley talks about his earliest involvement in the restaurant industry, as well as the many areas of law that touch the restaurant industry.
- Segment 2 (MP3) Riley discusses how the recent recession has impacted the restaurant industry, and how the industry has innovated, diversified, and evolved in order to flourish in today’s economic environment.
- Segment 3 (MP3) Riley talks about the biggest challenges for restaurateurs, and how they can best work within the construct of recent legislation, such as the Affordable Health Care Reform Act, minimum wage increase proposals, and the paid sick leave ordinances recently passed in Seattle and Portland.