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Legislative News: Eleventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 78th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out

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Four Members Inducted into WSU Hospitality Hall of Fame

The Washington State University School of Hospitality inducted 11 graduates into the Hospitality Hall of Fame on March 24 in Pullman, Wash. These inductees are graduates of the hospitality program

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Weekly Update: Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today

Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today Please contact your legislators today! Funding for Substitute House Bill 1123, which establishes a statewide tourism marketing program, needs to be included in

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Eye on Hospitality: Apps are Where it’s at for Hotels and Restaurants

This is true throughout the business world, and the hospitality industry is no exception.

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Seattle Hospitality Summit

Register today for the first-ever Washington Hospitality Summit, presented by Food Services of America. Register here! Register today for the first-ever Washington Hospitality Summit, presented by Food Services of America.

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Restaurants are filling all rungs on the career ladder

One-half of limited-service restaurant job openings in 2016 were filled by either new entrants to the workforce or people being promoted from other positions within the same restaurant, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Hospitality employee turnover rate edged higher in 2016

The turnover rate in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent for the second consecutive year, but still remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Communications Team Wins PR Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jillian Henze, local communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 Seattle Restaurant Workers Survey PR Campaign Earns PRSA Totem Award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 10, 2017) —

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Legislative News: Tenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 71st day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out

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Tip Pooling Update

As we notified you previously, at the end of 2016 restaurant employers were granted a 45-day extension to institute changes to mandatory tip pooling while decisions were made at the Supreme Court.

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Weekly Update: 2017 HERO Manual Now Available

2017 HERO Manual Now Available We’ve made extensive updates to the HERO Manual – everything from completely new sections to revisions of old sections to reflect changes in law and

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Eye on Hospitality: Hotels Scramble to Attract Millennial Guests

Millennials are the hospitality industry’s top marketing demographic. Everyone wants their business, and nowhere is this more obvious than in hotels.

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Bill proposes changes to the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this month, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill tilted the American Health Care Act. The legislation aims to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Legislative News: Ninth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 64th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. An important cut-off date passed on March 8th, which was the last day to pass bills