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Defeat wage inflation in four easy steps

We’re beginning to prepare for the upcoming year. In our plan, we need to specifically address the increase in wages and impact of minimum wage. What are some ideas to address wage inflation?

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Washington’s hospitality industry faces winds of change

The largest employer, in Washington, is not Boeing. It’s not Microsoft. It still won’t be Amazon, despite all its growth.

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Happy Holidays from WRA!

Wishing you and your families a happy holiday season!

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WRA Government Affairs: working for you

A few months ago you should have received the 2015 edition of the WRA Legislative Review. In that issue, you can read about how we just ended the longest session in the history of our state. You can also read about the many pieces of state legislation that were set to impact our industry this year.

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How will tax changes provide more certainty for restaurants?

The bill includes provisions that will allow restaurants to build, expand, invest, improve and hire with more confidence, knowing with certainty how the federal tax code will treat those decisions.

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The relevance of an association’s programs

by David Faro The best way to remain relevant to an association member is to provide value for their business and their operations. Communication with members seems to be the

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2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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City of Bellevue looking for small diner operator for City Hall

City of Bellevue Request for Proposal Legal Notice: Notice  is hereby given  that the  City  of Bellevue has issued  the  following Request for  Proposal.  The complete Request  for  Proposal, including

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Weekly Update: More than 93 percent of WLA RETRO members now part of WRA-WLA RETRO program

The WRA and WLA’s RETRO program has passed a major milestone. More than 93 percent of WLA RETRO members are now part of the WRA-WLA RETRO program, contributing more than $9.7 million in total paid premium.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Gas prices go down, restaurants benefit

With lower gasoline prices, consumers who drive have more money to spend that’s not going in their car’s gas tank, according to an analysis of customer credit and debit card data by the JPMorgan Chase Institute, a global economics think tank tied to the bank with the same name.

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First Aid Kit Checklist

Click here for member pricing on first aid equipment Being prepared for medical emergencies is an important part of your business’s safety program. Whether you have one employee or more

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Don’t let Influenza decimate your holiday plans

Click here for WRA Healthcare Solutions affordable member pricing According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season typically occurs between the months of October and May. In

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4 considerations for implementing tableside tech

Any time you place technology in front of a restaurant guest, you can potentially disrupt their dining experience. If you opt to implement tableside technology, think about how you can

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: WRA RETRO program returns $7.6 million to members

Great news for our members! As of next week, the WRA’s RETRO program will have returned $7.6 million to its participants.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Big players move into food delivery business

Nearly every city, in the U.S. and Canada, has several food-ordering apps and numerous existing services – like Seamless and Postmates – that specialize in quickly bringing meals from restaurant to customer.