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Register Today! Seattle Hospitality Summit April 4

Register today for the first-ever Washington Hospitality Summit, presented by Food Services of America. We’re presenting information on seven hand-picked topics to inform and ignite savvy decision-making for your hospitality

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What is “interchange” processing?

Hospitality Association credit card processing program Interchange is a fee that is set by the credit card brands (Visa®, Mastercard®, American Express® and Discover®) and their stakeholders (mainly the banks

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Weekly Update: Seattle Proposal Would Add $76.80 Tax on Soda Syrups

Seattle Proposal Would Add $76.80 Tax on Soda Syrups Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a new tax on sugar-sweetended beverages to eliminate racial disparities in education. The tax, expected to

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Eye on Hospitality: Path to Citizenship – What Employers Need to Know

There is a long road to becoming a United States citizen. Before applying for citizenship, immigrants must first obtain permanent residence (green card) status. While getting a green card has a reputation for being a lengthy, daunting process, it is one that is navigable and of great interest to employers who want to access the global talent pool.

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The guts of payment processing

Parties Involved Before you can begin to understand processing fees, you need to know about the parties involved with them. Consider these the financial “middlemen” between a customer and merchant.

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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners! Hospitality’s future was on display at the 2017 ProStart Invitational, on February 18. This is the state’s premier youth culinary and restaurant management competition

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Weekly News: Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it!

Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it! Future master chefs and entrepreneurs are going head-to-head in the kitchen and the board room at the 2017 Sysco Washington ProStart

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Eye on Hospitality: Hotels are Engines for Job Growth, Career Advancement

You don’t have to look very far in the lodging industry to find stories like Abe Liao’s.

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Pierce County Hiring Event!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 Washington Hospitality hiring event has 100+ job opportunities and vetted employees TACOMA, WASH – On April 13, 2017 the

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First Aid Training – Everyone needs it

Knowing first aid means you’re more likely to know what to do to help someone in case of emergency.  1. You’ll be more prepared as a parent. If you’re a

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Tablet POS (headache?)

When selecting a point of sales system, many different questions can arise. A merchant shouldn’t have any problems with a recently purchased POS system if the purchase has been researched

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Seattle Hotel Association Raises $700K for Homeless Services

SEATTLE — The Seattle Hotel Association’s 20th Annual Evening of Hope Gala was a resounding success, raising almost $700,000 to benefit Mary’s Place on Feb. 4. Mary’s Place is a

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Weekly Update: Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb

Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb

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Members travel from all four corners of Washington to advocate for Hospitality

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb and Taste Our