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Restaurant Neighbor Awards Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 Congratulations Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce three of its members, Mod Pizza,

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Restaurants and Hotels Embrace Instagram

Like it or not, the hospitality industry cannot live without social media in this day and age.

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Restaurants projected to add 490,000 seasonal jobs this summer

Although restaurants are projected add nearly a half-million summer jobs in 2017, hiring will be somewhat dampened compared to recent years, according to the NRA’s chief economist Bruce Grindy.  His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.

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Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay SEATTLE (JUNE 19, 2017)

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Commission Pay – A Road Less Traveled

The restaurant industry’s compensation models are rapidly changing. With increasing costs in the form of rising minimum wages and other factors, restaurant operators are experimenting with new approaches in compensation for employees including service charges, surcharges, bonuses and commissions.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/12/17

Tip pooling deadline moved again; Overtime rule remains on hold; Seattle City Council passes sweetened beverage tax; Tacoma next?

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I-124 Decision, June 9

Seattle hotels remain devoted to a safe, healthy work environment that respects the rights of both our employees and our guests. Initiative 124 threatens that commitment, impeding the industry’s ability

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Is Lunch Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

There were 433 million fewer lunchtime trips in 2016. This resulted in approximately $3.2 billion in lost business, according to market-research from the NPD Group Inc. This was the lunch traffic’s lowest level in at least four decades.

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Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a sweetened beverage tax on June 5, 7-1. The 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is expected to raise nearly $23 million in its first year

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Tip Pooling Deadline Extended to July 10, 2017

The hospitality industry has faced a series of changes in tip pooling regulation due to the current state of the U.S. administration and courts. Tip pooling deadlines went from Dec.