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Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories)

by Pia Larson It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different social media platforms available today. What is often more daunting is making sense of all the advice everyone gives

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Server Theft (Tech Disrupts Fraud)

An NCR Case Study Aloha POS systems  “The results from NCR Aloha Restaurant Guard were immediate and surprising. Being able to focus on my operations without worrying that money is

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This Week’s Executive Order: Healthcare

Healthcare Solutions Cost-sharing reduction plans (CSRs) are special subsidies that, until this week,  used to be paid by the federal government. The payments existed in part to alleviate copays and deductibles for people with lower incomes who

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Seattle mayor proposes city-run retirement plan

Seattle is proposing retirement savings accounts for all employees. Mayor Tim Burgess is seeking to establish a city-run retirement plan. His budget proposal includes funds for a feasibility study and

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Weekly Update: I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I

I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I During September, the Department of Labor and Industries held public hearings around the state on its draft rules to implement Initiative 1433.  The

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Insurance available across state lines?

Many front pages of national newspapers this week hinted that the president is about to issue an order that will relax some federal rules that currently regulate health insurance. The

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Managing food on demand is even more challenging in a kitchen managed by paper

By: Jessica Bryant Adding more ordering/payment channels (both on-prem and off-prem), creates new complexities and challenges for restaurant operators. Historically, restaurants are used to controlling the transaction flow – either

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting

Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting The country is in shock after the unspeakable Las Vegas shooting, on Oct. 1. “We extend our prayers and thoughts to the victims

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What is a Health Savings Account? ( HSA – good idea?)

Health Savings Accounts, which let you save for current and future health care expenses on a tax-free basis, turned 10 years old this year.  Yet a decade after they were introduced

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Supercharge! (Your Search Engine Optimization)

12 Tips to Make SEO Easier and More Effective There’s no “too much of a good thing” when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) for your restaurant(s). With competition

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5 critical (cocktail party survival strategies)

It’s conference season! That means we’re back in full swing and ready to complain about airport delays, horrific conference food, questionable hotel experiences, and coma-inducing presentations. But after a relatively

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Weekly Update: Our 2017 Legislative Heroes

Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. “The legislators we’ve chosen this year fight for

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Eye on Hospitality: Hotels and Restaurants Plan for Disasters, Serve Their Communities

By Paul Schlienz   Service is what the hospitality industry is all about. Whether it’s providing incredible service to a hotel guest or making a visit to a restaurant a

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Seattle Waiver For Plastic Drinking Straws May Expire in 2018

Seattle restaurants have not yet had to comply with recyclable and compostable requirements set for food service ware, but that may change in 2018. Since 2010, the city of Seattle

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Weekly Update: Golf FORE! Education – A Big Success

Golf FORE! Education – A Big Success Despite the rain, Tuesday’s Golf Fore Education event at the Washington National Golf Course had a great turnout from our hospitality community. With