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Labor shortage: Weather the storm through trust and culture

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO, Washington Hospitality Association   I turn 50 this month and have spent almost my entire professional life doing my best to serve an industry

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Member Spotlight: A historic hotel’s refresh that revived a city

By Paul Schlienz   In his 1947 classic, “Inside U.S.A.,” journalist John Gunther described Spokane’s Davenport Hotel as the best between Seattle and Minneapolis. From its opening in 1914, the

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Getting the message out: Hospitality is an industry of opportunity

By Paul Schlienz   Careers in the hospitality industry are often misunderstood. “During the push to raise the minimum wage, in Seattle, I had city council members tell me that

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Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation: A conduit for success in the hospitality industry

By Alina Day   A: Alina Day, Education Foundation marketing coordinator S: Sandra Miller, senior workforce development manager D: David Faro, director of Education Foundation   A: What is the

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Education Foundation training programs

By David Faro   The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation prepares the hospitality workforce by providing industry-specific training. Preparing the hospitality workforce The Education Foundation offers a suite of training

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Developing hospitality leadership

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: As our business continues to expand, it’s clear that developing leadership within our organization is the most efficient and beneficial activity to nurture and

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Weekly Update: 2020 travel per diem rates released

2020 travel per diem rates released According to the U.S. General Services Administration, the standard lodging rate for fiscal year 2020 will increase from $94 to $96, which is the

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ACTION ALERT: How will an overtime salary threshold of $80,000 by 2026 impact you?

The state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is working to update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years

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Government Affairs Meetings this Fall

Join your local legislators, hospitality operators and the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Team as they travel to your area for a regional meeting. Attending this interactive meeting will be

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Government Affairs: We need you to stand with us!

By Paul Schlienz   Standing together as one voice helps ensure that elected officials and government representatives understand our industry and recognize the strength of our association. Washington’s restaurants and

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Top five tips to troubleshoot Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting issues

The Employment Security Department’s (ESD) Paid Family and Medical Leave division has put together the top five tips to help with troubleshooting any issues with reporting. As a reminder,  the

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Wildfire season is here: Do you know when to close your patio?

Summertime in Washington means that air quality here can be among the worst in the nation. Nearby wildfires and heavy winds often blow smoke into our cities, creating unhealthy air

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/14/19

New Toolkit addresses wildfire’s impact on hospitality businesses; Annual Golf “FORE” Education is coming up; Speaker to address “unconscious bias” at Hospitality Convention.

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Weekly Update: Give your feedback to change LCB Enforcement and Education services

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