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Your Secret Weapon: The Education Foundation Bridges Barriers Between Government and Business

It’s time again to meet with our legislators in Olympia. The legislative session is around the corner and before you know it, Hill Climb and Taste Our Best will be here.

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Farm to Table | HART’S MESA

The perfect solution is not practical – it never is; the perfect solution can’t satisfy all farm-to-table values: organic, local, family-driven, sustainable, etc. The type of produce that his restaurant uses is just not available from local farms. In a way, he’s right: purchasing local product and supporting the farm-to-table movement can be conflicting prerogatives.

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Hot off the Grill: Week 8

Monday, February 29 marked day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. It also marked the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means

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Hot off the Grill: Week 7

We are now on day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. Today marks the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means that

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Get Started Spokane

Washington’s hospitality sector is full of small businesses that are the financial backbone of our state economy. These businesses provide career opportunities, a pipeline of entry into the workforce and

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Weekly Update: ProStart competition, February 27 – Don’t miss it!

Washington’s Boyd’s Coffee ProStart Invitational takes place on Saturday, February 27, at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.

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Ninth Circuit court decision upholds Department of Labor tip pool rules: What this means for your restaurant

In an unexpected decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, on Tuesday, February 23, ruled that the Department of Labor has the authority to regulate the tip-pooling practices of employers who do not take a tip credit, including prohibiting these employers from instituting tip pooling programs that include back-of-the-house staff, management, and other workers who are not customarily tipped.

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Restrictive Scheduling

Working Washington, a coalition of labor organizations, held a press conference in February to announce its efforts to pass legislation in Seattle that would regulate employee scheduling and hiring. While

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GSBA Honors Terra Plata Co-Owners

Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton, co-owners of Seattle restaurant Terra Plata, have been active members of their community for years. This year they are being recognized for their

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Restaurant industry to navigate continued challenges in 2016

The National Restaurant Association projects that restaurants in 2016 will post sales of $782.7 billion and employ 14.4 million people in more than 1 million locations.

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Yelp for Restaurants: Top 5 Questions

Yelp for Restaurants: Top 5 Questions Karen Hoop, Email and Social Media Specialist As restaurant marketing experts, we manage online reviews for hundreds of clients. While there are multiple review

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Farm to Table | J. TREACY KREGER

“Why do we treat food as a means to one end (sheer survival) rather than as an opportunity to support both the physical health of the individual along with the financial well-being of the local economy?”

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Hot off the Grill: Week 6

We are now on day 43 of the 60-day session and major cut-offs have passed. The day for bills to be considered in their house of origin was last Friday.

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Weekly Update: Action alert for tourism

We need your help! Please click here to sign a petition on the importance of tourism. The state’s supplemental budget for 2015-17 is expected to come out this week and it is

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Action Alert for Tourism

We need your help! Please click here to sign a petition on the importance of tourism. The state’s supplemental budget for 2015-17 is expected to come out this week and