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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/20/17

First legislative cut-off and 162 bill impacting the hospitality industry; Seattle Office of Labor Standards funding source will not require new taxes.

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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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Demographic trends illustrate importance of foreign-born workers

As the number of 16-to-24-year-olds in the labor force continues to decline, foreign-born employees will become increasingly important to the restaurant industry’s ability to expand, according to the NRA’s chief economist Bruce Grindy.

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Local teens face off in premier youth culinary, restaurant management competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie McManus Communications Advocacy Manager 360-956-7279   Local teens face off in premier youth culinary, restaurant management competition LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Future master chefs and

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Don’t Forget the Baby Boomers

The restaurant industry is abuzz with talk about Millennials – and for good reason. Millennials, born roughly between 1982 and 2000, make up the largest age cohort in the U.S. Naturally, restaurants will want to cater to their interests, tastes and expectations. They are, after all, the future. But restaurateurs ignore the still formidable though declining Baby Boom Generation at their own peril.

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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

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Lodging News: First Aid Classes, Tourism Marketing Bill

First Aid, CPR and AED training helps you meet state requirements Did you know that all employers in Washington state are required to have first-aid trained personnel available on every

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/6/17

Prostart Invitational coming up! King County Restaurant Grading System curve; Spokane Gala a success!