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Members — Presenting HERO 2021

The Washington Hospitality Association has worked long and hard to be the hero of Washington’s restaurant industry. We seek to champion your interests in the political arena and be your

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Congress unveils $900 billion relief bill

[Updated Dec. 22, 2020] On Dec. 21, Congress unveiled a $900 billion relief bill to provide short-term economic relief to the country in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The

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Single-use bag ban delayed until Jan. 30, 2021

On Dec. 18, Gov. Jay Inslee delayed the implementation of the single-use bag ban until Jan. 30, 2021. The ban had been set to take effect Jan. 1, 2021. This

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Weekly Update — Governor announces $100M plan for business support, unemployment insurance rate relief and more

Governor announces $100 million plan for business support, unemployment insurance rate relief Today Gov. Jay Inslee released his budget proposal for the coming biennium that urged legislators in January to

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Spokane-born actress gives to local restaurants to feed the homeless

Actress Sydney Sweeney, a Spokane native born and raised, is donating $12,000 to local restaurants so as to provide meals for the homeless during the holiday season. Twelve Spokane-area restaurants

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Weekly Update — Add your voice to the call for federal relief

[ACTION ALERT] Tell your state officials your shutdown story  During this crisis, you have probably wanted to tell your elected officials what it is like to try to keep your

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/9/20

State grants available through Dept. of Commerce; statewide third party delivery cap win for industry; attend your regional meeting and provide input.

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Government Affairs Regional Meetings

Join Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton and State Government Affairs Director Julia Gorton in a discussion of the upcoming legislative session and our 2021 legislative priorities. After the discussion,

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Boost revenue with egift cards

In today’s tough business environment, it’s vital to your bottom line that you offer customers a whole variety of purchasing and payment options. And with more consumers opting to go