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Common Credit Card Processing Problems

Washington Hospitality Credit Card Program  A good merchant account usually makes processing credit card payments simple and straightforward. But things can sometimes go wrong, so it helps to have an

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Liquor legislation after first cut-off 2017

House Bill 2000 is continuing through the process. This bill would eliminate confusion about what restrictions currently apply to private label spirits and sales. The Washington Hospitality Association testified in support of this legislation last

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First Aid Training – Everyone needs it

Knowing first aid means you’re more likely to know what to do to help someone in case of emergency.  1. You’ll be more prepared as a parent. If you’re a

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Tablet POS (headache?)

When selecting a point of sales system, many different questions can arise. A merchant shouldn’t have any problems with a recently purchased POS system if the purchase has been researched

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Credit card fraud (focuses on web)

By Fred O. Williams Association POS  Fraudsters are shifting their tactics in the face of new card security measures – but consumers can fight back to protect their accounts with tactics

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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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Will mobile payments kill credit cards?

Credit Card Processing We have no shortage of ways to process credit cards today, however, for the savvy, the future of credit card processing is in the digital space. We’re

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Teen Wage/Minimum Wage Legislation

Two bills to change elements of Initiative 1433 have been introduced. Senate Bill 5541 would institute a teen wage. This additional wage level for those under 18 years of age mirrors

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Tourism week 2

This summer the Washington Hospitality Association participated in a stakeholder group that resulted in House Bill 1123 (HB 1123) and its companion Senate Bill 5251 (SB 5251).  HB 1123 is scheduled for a

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Paid Leave Legislation Week 2

Since the legislative session started, three bills have been introduced that propose to make a statewide paid leave policy. One of the bills, House Bill 1116, had a hearing this week