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Washington Restaurant, Lodging Associations announce joint operating agreement

“By joining forces, we now have an expanded government affairs team that is increasing our influence and effectively addressing the challenges facing our industry at both the state and local level,” said Anton.

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Why young people need programs like ProStart

Wendi Safstrom, vice president of educational programs for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, explains how ProStart prepares young people to become industry leaders.

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Weekly Update: Happy Thanksgiving!

We at the Washington Restaurant Association are thankful every day for you, our loyal members. We wish you glad tidings and rich fellowship on this uniquely American holiday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Hospitality manager leaves wallet on table in policy deliberations

For the fourth consecutive year, managing the cost of providing health care to employees is the biggest challenge facing employers in today’s corporate climate, according a survey of benefits and

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What to do when there is blood everywhere

Training Schedule Bloodborne Pathogens Training Outline Site Response is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for your entire staff. In pursuit of this goal we work to implement

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ACA: Nothing changes in 2017

The ACA Employer Mandate / Employer Penalty, originally set to begin in 2014, was delayed until 2015 / 2016. ObamaCare’s “employer mandate” is a requirement that all businesses with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees (FTE) provide health insurance to at least 95% of their full-time employees and dependents up to age 26, or pay a fee. ($2,000 per employee)

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5 food safety tips for Thanksgiving

Cross contamination can happen at almost any point in the flow of food. From preparation to service, it’s important to know when and how that can happen so you can prevent it.

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Weekly Update: WRA honors Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

This week, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) honored Tom Pierson, president and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber for his leadership of the chamber and their strong partnership during 2015.

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Washington Restaurant Association honors Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

This week, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) honored Tom Pierson, president and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber for his leadership of the chamber and their strong partnership during 2015.

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Us HealthWorks announces holiday hours

Thank you for allowing U.S. HealthWorks to be your Occupational Medicine and Employer Services partner. With the Winter Holidays coming up, our clinics will be operating on a modified schedule.

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5 trends in 2015 open enrollment

Each year, employers and their benefit partners tweak their strategies to fit their employees’ needs. Health care reform continues to shape the marketplace—along with rising costs and an appreciation for

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Restaurant burns while guests still inside

In October, a restaurant in Newton Iowa caught on fire.  The fire started when someone was cooking with too much oil on the grill. Kerpow! The grill was on fire, the

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Congratulations to the 2015 Stars of the Industry Award Winners

Each year the Washington Lodging Association invites its members to honor their exceptional employees by nominating them for the Stars of the Industry Awards. Now in its 17th year, the

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7 in 10 consumers still hold back on spending

Restaurants have been among the strongest consumer sectors during 2015, with sales rising in eight of the last nine months.

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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Magazine wins Gold!

The Washington Restaurant Association is pleased to announce that Washington Restaurant Magazine received Gold recognition from the Marcom Awards.