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.
105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special
Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month Gov. Jay Inslee has decreed May 2017 to be Washington State Hospitality Month. This is an honor for our industry in recognition of
Looking for great employees to join your team? Join us at the Pierce County Hiring Event, in Tacoma, at the Hotel Murano on April 13. Hundreds of qualified employees are ready to meet you.
Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit, April 4 Don’t miss next week’s Washington Hospitality Summit. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be giving an opening address prior to
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
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
Bills Supported by Hospitality Remain Alive After Legislative Cut-off March 8 marked the half-way point in the scheduled 105-day legislative session. We successfully advocated for several bills. Legislation that passed
Seattle Proposal Would Add $76.80 Tax on Soda Syrups Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a new tax on sugar-sweetended beverages to eliminate racial disparities in education. The tax, expected to
Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners! Hospitality’s future was on display at the 2017 ProStart Invitational, on February 18. This is the state’s premier youth culinary and restaurant management competition
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
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
Hill Climb and Taste Our Best Are Almost Here, Feb. 6 Hill Climb and Taste Our Best are just four days away on Feb. 6. Use your mobile device to
Washington Hospitality Makes Strong Push for State Tourism Funding Washington Hospitality Association staff and members participated in the 2017 Washington Tourism Summit and Day in Olympia, on Jan. 24. Reps. Cindy Ryu,
Tip Pooling Deadline Extended for Up to Two Months The National Restaurant Association is filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court against the Department of Labor’s restrictions on tip