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Weekly Update: Phase 3 guidelines for weddings, events + Working Washington 4 grants

Phase 3 rules for catering & events The Governor’s Office this week provided the new rules for Phase 3 in regard to weddings, funerals, events and business meetings. Read here

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Ninth Circuit Panel Affirms District Court Ruling in ERIC vs. City of Seattle: Upholding Seattle’s Hotel (and Ancillary Business) Worker Health Care Ordinance

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court ruling against the ERISA Industry Committee’s (ERIC) lawsuit, which alleged the Seattle Hotel Worker Ordinance related to health care,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 3/23/21

All food service employees in Washington state are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting March 31; Phase 3 started March 22 and includes new rules for eating and drinking establishments. Specialized reopening toolkits are now available!

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How do payment data breaches impact your business?

Data breaches take a big toll on business – in both time and money. A report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute states that in 2020, the average cost of

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Weekly Update: [Breaking News] WA restaurant employees eligible for vaccines March 31

Foodservice employees moved up on priority list All Washington state restaurant employees and foodservice workers will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, effective March 31. Click here to see

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Weekly Update–WA moves to Phase 3 on March 22; Biden signs federal relief bill

WA moves to Phase 3 on March 22 On March 11, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that every county in Washington state will be able to move to Phase 3 of

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Biden signs $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund

President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, signed the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund as part of the American Rescue Plan. Congress approved it on March 10. The Washington Hospitality

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 3/09/21

Win! Liquor license payments delayed until March 2022; Push notifications to stay updated; Hotel security toolkit.

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Weekly Update–[Relief] Liquor license, lodging license fees delayed

[WIN] Liquor license fees delayed until March 2022 Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday signed into law Senate Bill 5272 that delays liquor license payments until March 30, 2022. It takes

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How to avoid being the target of credit card fraud

Running a business means you probably have a never-ending to-do list, and it’s easy to let payment data security fall to the bottom of it. Businesses that keep data security

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Statement from the Washington Hospitality Association on Washington’s next phase of vaccination eligibility

OLYMPIA – Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton had this statement today on the absence of hospitality workers in Gov. Inslee’s next phase of vaccination eligibility: “Hospitality workers

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[Toolkit] Get ready for spring with these resources

Are you ready for spring? These member resources should help. Consider the following: Decision — indoor or outdoor? Will you be returning to indoor dining, or focusing on your outdoor

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Five ways to avoid fraudulent card authorization testing

Over the past year, we have seen a steady rise in fraudulent Card Authorization Testing. This activity – also known more simply as auth testing – occurs when fraudsters steal