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Legislative News: Third week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 22nd day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off  is Feb. 17 so bills are being introduced at a

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Teen Wage/Minimum Wage Legislation

Two bills to change elements of Initiative 1433 have been introduced. Senate Bill 5541 would institute a teen wage. This additional wage level for those under 18 years of age mirrors

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Weekly Update: Strong Push for State Tourism Funding

Washington Hospitality Makes Strong Push for State Tourism Funding Washington Hospitality Association staff and members participated in the 2017 Washington Tourism Summit and Day in Olympia, on Jan. 24. Reps. Cindy Ryu,

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Eye on Hospitality: Getting Washington on Track with Tourism

In 2014, domestic and international travelers spent $15.7 billion in Washington state. 113,100 jobs were created by travelers to Washington, representing 4.5 percent of the state’s total private employment. For every $1 million spent in Washington by domestic and international travelers, 7.2 jobs are created.

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Washington Hospitality Celebrates 5 Years of DineNW Radio and Podcast

  Weekly association radio program was first of its kind, continues to innovate OLYMPIA — The Washington Hospitality Association is celebrating more than five years of sharing industry news, the

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Training Hack: Developing an Effective Training Process

by Deven Bhagwandin Claims Prevention Solution The hospitality and restaurant industries can be high-stress jobs. Employees must be able to multi-task and adapt to any situation quickly, all while on the move

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Avoid Getting your POS Hacked

By Cameron Camp  Point Of Sale Hackers target retailers during the holiday shopping frenzy each year, so here are a few tips to avoid becoming a victimized business owner, and

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Legislative News: Second week of the 2017 Session

Today is the fifteenth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit:

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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling Deadline Extended

Tip Pooling Deadline Extended for Up to Two Months The National Restaurant Association is filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court against the Department of Labor’s restrictions on tip

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What did Black Friday tell us about mobile payments?

By Andy Brown  NCR – Aloha   Point of Sale Systems Every year, retailers look forward to Black Friday – the sales event that makes the biggest in-store shopping day of

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Legislative News: First week of the 2017 Session

Today is the eighth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit:

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Seattle Hotel Association Hosts 20th Annual Gala

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION’S 20TH ANNUAL EVENING OF HOPE GALA  TAKING A STAND AGAINST HOMELESSNESS: TRANSFORMING ONE LIFE AT A TIME Benefiting Mary’s Place on Feb. 4, at the Fairmont Olympic

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Get Your Slice of the Tourism Pie

Tourists infused an estimated $20.7 billion into Washington state in 2015, according to Dean Runyan Associates data.