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Weekly Update: Seattle City Council general election ballots have dropped! Voting deadline is November 3

This November, every Seattle City Council seat is up for election. Ballots dropped on October 13, and the general election will be held on November 3.

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SEATTLE RESTAURANT ALLIANCE ENDORSES CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES IN GENERAL ELECTION

The Seattle City Council makes decisions that are highly impactful to your business. This year, every Seattle City Council seat is up for election. The general election is November 3 and

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Self-serve beer concept makes a big splash

Self-serve soda machines have been a fixture of quick service restaurants for many years. Now, the self-serve concept has come to beer.

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NEW: WRA First Aid Training

There are countless stories of hospitality professionals saving people’s lives because of first aid training they received on the job. Google, “waiter saves customers life” and you will see a

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Specialized Tax Incentives for Restaurants

You are a small business owner who owns and operates a restaurant. Your time is consumed with ensuring tables are turned and your business is moving forward. You do not

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President’s Column: Restaurants provide pathway to the American Dream

I love my job because I firmly believe that our industry continues to provide the American Dream. Some really good news about our industry has just come through that supports this idea. The WRA’s Education Foundation application for federal Resources to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE) grant was accepted.

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4 ways changes in overtime regulations could hurt restaurants

Serious concerns remain about how the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime revisions could impact restaurant operations and opportunity for employees.

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WLA joins lawsuit against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board over rules restricting options for negotiating liquor pricing.

(Oct. 11, 2015) The Washington Lodging Association joined the Washington Restaurant Association in a lawsuit filed last week against the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) over new rules

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Weekly Update: Restaurants file lawsuit against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Yesterday, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) filed a lawsuit against the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) in order to challenge rules adopted by the board that restrict options for negotiating prices.

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Restaurants file lawsuit against State Liquor and Cannabis Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2015 Contact: Stephanie Davenport Advocacy Communications Manager 360.956.7279 Yesterday, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) filed a lawsuit against the State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB)

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Gallup poll ranks restaurants as second most popular industry

And this love for restaurants really showed up on a recent Gallup poll, where the polling firm asked Americans to rate 25 major U.S. business sectors on which were the most and least popular.

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EMV: Myths and facts

Starting Oct. 1, restaurants and other merchants that have not installed readers to accept new chip, or EMV, cards will be liable for chargebacks by their card companies if a purchase is made using a counterfeit debit or credit card.

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Obama Care Tax Credits available to Family Business

If you are an eligible small business employer, the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit can help you cover the cost of your health insurance coverage. While this sounds inviting to

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Restaurants get big health care win

Restaurants and other small businesses scored a major victory Thursday when the Senate followed the House’s lead and passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act.

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Make it from scratch or buy?

For information regarding the WRA Advisory Network – click here.  The WRA Advisory Network provides free consulting across a variety of subjects directly affecting small business owners.  As a member you