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AAHOA strongly opposes any form of discrimination, including caste. AAHOA, however, opposes California Senate Bill 403 (“SB 403”) due to a concern that it could lead to improper and unlawful racial profiling, targeting, and attacks on individuals of Asian American descent and/or who practice the tenets of Hinduism. Adding “caste” to the anti-discrimination categories outlined in Section 51 of the California Civil Code and other Education Code ...
The U.S. Small Business Administration acknowledges the important role that AAHOA’s Members serve in helping to make SBA’s 7(a) loan program a success. SBA has very recently implemented a number of changes to the 7(a) loan program, some of which took effect on May 11-12, and some that will take effect on August 1, 2023. There is a great demand for training on the new changes. To that end, SBA has posted a new Training on Demand page, ...
The New Jersey General Assembly recently passed Assembly Bill No. 1958, paving the way for new legislation concerning hospitality franchising agreements and moving the bill along to the state's Senate. The article, "Hotel franchising bill draws mixed responses after passing in the New Jersey General Assembly," includes extensive comments from AAHOA President & CEO Laura Lee Blake supporting AB 1958. Check out some of Blake's comments: "It ...
This week, Mid South Regional Director Harikrishna (HK) Patel and ten AAHOA Members had a chance to meet with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and discuss issues impacting hoteliers. Governor Beshear heard how the labor shortage continues to affect hoteliers in his state, where AAHOA Members own 68.2% of the hotels. AAHOA’s fair franchising efforts were also another timely topic of discussion. Earlier in the day, the New Jersey lawmakers ...
This week, AAHOA wrote a letter to The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House of the United States House of Representatives, in appreciation for his friendship to the hotel industry and the Indian Diaspora that serves as the heart of it. In the letter, AAHOA encourages Congressional leaders to exhibit our nation’s commitment to the United States-India relationship by inviting India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to address a joint ...

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