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Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories)

by Pia Larson It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different social media platforms available today. What is often more daunting is making sense of all the advice everyone gives

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Server Theft (Tech Disrupts Fraud)

An NCR Case Study Aloha POS systems  “The results from NCR Aloha Restaurant Guard were immediate and surprising. Being able to focus on my operations without worrying that money is

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This Week’s Executive Order: Healthcare

Healthcare Solutions Cost-sharing reduction plans (CSRs) are special subsidies that, until this week,  used to be paid by the federal government. The payments existed in part to alleviate copays and deductibles for people with lower incomes who

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Insurance available across state lines?

Many front pages of national newspapers this week hinted that the president is about to issue an order that will relax some federal rules that currently regulate health insurance. The

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Managing food on demand is even more challenging in a kitchen managed by paper

By: Jessica Bryant Adding more ordering/payment channels (both on-prem and off-prem), creates new complexities and challenges for restaurant operators. Historically, restaurants are used to controlling the transaction flow – either

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Hotels and Motels (L&I Rates Going Down)

Workers compensation premium rates are going down. The even better news is that many of the Labor and Industry premium rates that affect the hospitality industry are decreasing substantially, this

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What is a Health Savings Account? ( HSA – good idea?)

Health Savings Accounts, which let you save for current and future health care expenses on a tax-free basis, turned 10 years old this year.  Yet a decade after they were introduced

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Supercharge! (Your Search Engine Optimization)

12 Tips to Make SEO Easier and More Effective There’s no “too much of a good thing” when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) for your restaurant(s). With competition

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5 critical (cocktail party survival strategies)

It’s conference season! That means we’re back in full swing and ready to complain about airport delays, horrific conference food, questionable hotel experiences, and coma-inducing presentations. But after a relatively

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Upskilling to Beat the Labor Shortage

By David Faro To see a complete list of the training opportunities available through your membership, visit the Hospitality Association Education Foundation (EF) website.  If you have questions or need

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Stars of the Industry Awards (Deadline Extended to September 29)

Stars of the Industry Awards have a long and hallowed tradition at both the national level through the American Hotel & Lodging Association and here in Washington State, where we

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The Labor Market and Meat Vendors

By Chad Pearson, Business Outreach, Employment Security Department Knowing what’s going on with the labor market is a lot like the relationship with your meat vendor. You don’t need to

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Hospitality Superhero! (Are you One of Them?)

by David Faro In a surprise twist, the Washington Hospitality Credit Card Processing Program has not only saved Association members thousands and thousands of dollars, but it has also generated

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Spotlight SPOKANE: Increase Efficiency (Maximize Savings)

One of the great benefits of membership with Washington Hospitality is the Allied membership Community. Using energy efficiently is a sound business practice that improves profitability, reduces greenhouse gas emissions,

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TOOLKIT: Snohomish County Workforce Solutions Roundtable

Washington Hospitality members have made it clear that workforce development is one of the top issues facing employers in the state.  The early 1990s were the last time that hospitality