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Eye on Hospitality: Is Cash on the Way Out?

Credit and debit card payment systems are everywhere in the U.S. With payment by phone, in addition to physical cards, becoming ever more common, one wonders if the U.S. will ultimately follow countries that are in the process of ending or severely limiting cash transactions.

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ADA ‘Drive-By’ Lawsuits Target Hospitality Employers

Across the country, plaintiffs’ attorneys are targeting restaurants, bars, and retail establishments to bring claims for technical violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22 – Don’t Miss It! The Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America is coming soon to Spokane on May 22. Don’t

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Eye on Hospitality: Beware of Ransomware

Don’t ever say “It can’t happen to me.” Whether you want to believe it or not, your business is susceptible to cyberattacks.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/15/17

The special session continues. Issues still being negotiated… tourism, paid leave, minimum wage, taxes, and more. Consequences of short-term rental companies like AirBNB and VRBO.

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King County Hiring Event a Big Success

Washington Hospitality Association’s King County Hiring Event a Big Success May 5 was a big day for hospitality employers and job-seekers in King County. Washington Hospitality Association’s Hiring Event connected

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Eye on Hospitality: Increase in Tourism a Boon for Restaurants and Hotels

What’s good for tourism is good for hospitality, and what’s good for hospitality is good for tourism.

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Senate Bill 5713, Helping Train Skilled Workers, to be Signed

Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation OLYMPIA – Kicking off the inaugural statewide Hospitality Month, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign Senate Bill 5713 today, May 5.

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation

Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation Kicking off the inaugural statewide Hospitality Month, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign Senate Bill 5713 tomorrow. The bill will leverage

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Tip Pooling Deadline Extended to July 10, 2017

The hospitality industry has faced a series of changes due to the current state of the U.S. administration and courts and that continues into July. Tip pooling deadlines went from

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Ethnic Business Coalition Receives Endowment from Washington Hospitality Association to Fund Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Watch the Video Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 SEATTLE, May 2, 2017 – Yesterday, the Ethnic Business Coalition received a $25,000 endowment from the Washington

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Eye on Hospitality: Federal Menu Labeling Compliance Date Moved to May 7, 2018

The big May 5, 2017, deadline for complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new menu labeling rules has been extended – for a full year to May 7, 2018.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/3/17

Menu labeling rules affecting restaurants with 20 or more locations kick in on May 5; State regular legislative session ends and special session begins; Seattle soda tax proposal now includes diet sodas.

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Hospitality Month

ESD, DSHS, Washington Hospitality Association and Gov. Inslee Join Forces for Hospitality Month and Job Creation SEATTLE, May 1, 2017 – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared May 2017 as Hospitality

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Weekly Update: Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5

Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5: Know the Rules Starting on May 5, restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to comply with menu-labeling rules under the Affordable Care Act.