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Weekly Update: Third Special Legislative Session Begins

Third Special Legislative Session Begins Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session to work to fund the McCleary decision, a court-mandated K-12 education funding within

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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners! The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce that three of its members, Mod Pizza, Hop Jack’s and the Mill Creek Pub are

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Weekly Update: Tacoma-Pierce County Hospitality Summit, June 12 – Last Chance to Register!

Join us on June 12, 12:30-5 p.m., at the Hotel Murano, for our first ever Tacoma-Pierce County Hospitality Summit.

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Weekly Update: Big Victory for Hospitality Industry – Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House

Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House A strong campaign by the hospitality industry against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment is succeeding.

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Weekly Update: A Sweet Victory in Spokane!

A Sweet Victory in Spokane! The Spokane City Council last week said it is not imposing, or asking voters to impose, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The city sent a

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Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22 – Don’t Miss It! The Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America is coming soon to Spokane on May 22. Don’t

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King County Hiring Event a Big Success

Washington Hospitality Association’s King County Hiring Event a Big Success May 5 was a big day for hospitality employers and job-seekers in King County. Washington Hospitality Association’s Hiring Event connected

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation

Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation Kicking off the inaugural statewide Hospitality Month, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign Senate Bill 5713 tomorrow. The bill will leverage

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Weekly Update: Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5

Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5: Know the Rules Starting on May 5, restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to comply with menu-labeling rules under the Affordable Care Act.

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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month Gov. Jay Inslee has decreed May 2017 to be Washington State Hospitality Month. This is an honor for our industry in recognition of

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Hiring Event is Almost Here – Don’t Miss It!

Looking for great employees to join your team? Join us at the Pierce County Hiring Event, in Tacoma, at the Hotel Murano on April 13. Hundreds of qualified employees are ready to meet you.

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Weekly Update: Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit

Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit, April 4 Don’t miss next week’s Washington Hospitality Summit. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be giving an opening address prior to

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Weekly Update: Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today

Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today Please contact your legislators today! Funding for Substitute House Bill 1123, which establishes a statewide tourism marketing program, needs to be included in

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Weekly Update: 2017 HERO Manual Now Available

2017 HERO Manual Now Available We’ve made extensive updates to the HERO Manual – everything from completely new sections to revisions of old sections to reflect changes in law and