⚽ Seattle selected as a men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup host city

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Seattle selected as a men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup host city

Seattle will be one of 16 North American host cities for the men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup as announced today by tournament officials. The World Cup is one of the largest professional sporting events in the world. Today’s announcement is a huge win for tourism in Washington state.

What can we expect from the economy this year?

If you missed this morning’s discussion with industry experts on inflation and the future of the economy, you can find it on our members-only site later tonight. If you have never logged in on this site, have your member number handy and click “Need Access.”

Next GAC meeting – in person!

Please join us for our first in-person GAC meeting in more than two years! We’ll meet at Cortina Restaurant in Seattle from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on June 21. Choose whether you will attend in person or via Zoom.

If there is a legislative candidate you would like us to support and endorse this year, please feel free to email Julia Gorton at juliag@wahospitality.org.

Spokane Chapter meeting

Please join us for our next Spokane Chapter meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. on June 22 at the Onion in downtown Spokane. Mayor Nadine Woodward will share her vision of economic development for Spokane in support of our restaurant community.

Thank you to our sponsor, Adesso.

You’re invited! SRA social gathering

The Seattle Restaurant Alliance will take a break from its regular monthly meetings and hold a social gathering in July instead.

Join us at 1 p.m. on July 13 at Serious Takeout in Ballard to mix and mingle with your fellow restaurateurs! Thank you to IBA for sponsoring this event.

Travelers entering US no longer required to test negative for COVID-19

The Biden Administration announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted its requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the U.S.

CEO Podcast: Public safety

Join Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton when he sits down to talk about public safety and what you can do to keep your employees and property safe. Brought to you by My Hospitality Insurance.

Hospitality Solutions

How are you supported by your payment processor?

The support for our payment solutions sets us apart. We have three layers: Your territory manager, the association program manager and U.S. Bank’s local reps. All three layers are intertwined to escalate issues and resolve them as quickly as possible.

What insurance coverage do you really need to operate?

No one knows the industry like we do. Our business insurance solution was specifically created with hospitality in mind. We can help you identify which coverages you absolutely need to operate versus what’s nice to have.

In case you missed it

Technology toolkit

Seemingly straightforward concepts of preparing a meal or offering a room could benefit immensely from technological advancements that can help operators increase their efficiency.

Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Trust. Brought to you by U.S. Bank.

Quick Bites: Series overview

Several changes to the Washington State Food Code went into effect on March 1 with enforcement of these new changes starting on Sept. 1. Are you prepared?