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Hospitality Superhero! (Are you One of Them?)

In a surprise twist, the Washington Hospitality Credit Card Processing Program has not only saved Association members thousands and thousands of dollars, but it has also generated heavy demand for

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Spotlight SPOKANE: Increase Efficiency (Maximize Savings)

One of the great benefits of membership with Washington Hospitality is the Allied membership Community. Using energy efficiently is a sound business practice that improves profitability, reduces greenhouse gas emissions,

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2018 Federal Per Diem Rates Go into Effect Oct. 1

The 2018 federal per diem rates recently released by the General Services Administration are a mixed bag for Washington hotels. Federal per diem rates establish the maximum amount government travelers

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Statistics Bluebook Released to Public

Washington Hospitality Bluebook Released to Public The new Washington Hospitality Bluebook is meant to take competitiveness benchmarks and statistics to the next level by directly applying this information to the

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Eye on Hospitality: Hotels Upping Their Tech Game to Beat Airbnb

By Paul Schlienz   Airbnb is on every hotelier’s mind. And for good reason. For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service. It

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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19

Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19 This year the Washington Hospitality Education Foundation has celebrated many wins for Association membership and local hospitality communities. Understanding that

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Health Care in 2018?

It happened again. The senate rejected another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. No one really knows though if the battle to repeal is over for good,

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Weekly Update: Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry!

Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry! The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and

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LODGING NEWSLETTER: House introduces joint employer bill | Paid family leave passes | STR reports | Primary elections

Be sure to vote in next week’s primary election!  Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by Tuesday, August 1. Local elections are increasingly important for our industry, and your

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Washington’s paid family and medical leave legislation: A win for employees and businesses alike.

The 2107  legislative session delivered a huge win for the hospitality industry: the passage of Senate Bill 5975 which establishes a paid family and medical leave program at the state

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Weekly Update: Joint Employer Legislation & Tip Pooling Updates

House Introduces Joint Employer Legislation After months of working closely with key members of Congress, this morning the Save Local Business Act was introduced to correct the damaging impact that

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Golf FORE! Education! (September 19, 2017)

Make sure that you reserve your space in the 2017 Golf FORE! Education Golf Tournament on September 19, 2017 at Washington National Golf Course. Register HERE

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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon

Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon – New Deadlines Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it intends to issue a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) in August. The NPRM would

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Eye on Hospitality: Scam Alert for Hotels – Don’t Be a Victim!

By Paul Schlienz Scammers are, unfortunately, everywhere. If there’s a method of making easy, but illicit money off innocent victims, you can be sure someone somewhere is doing it. Sadly,