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Weekly Update: Statewide vaccine requirements for large events; Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker

Vaccine or negative test requirements for large events starting Nov. 15 Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine or negative test requirement for large events in Washington state starting Nov.

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CEO podcast recap: Government affairs shares

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the October edition where Anthony sat down with the

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Bellingham City Council passes resolution opposing Initiative 4. Encourages residents to vote NO on November 2.

Initiative 4 would impose burdensome scheduling requirements on all local small businesses and nonprofits and mandate unpredictable hazard pay for all workers, even when there is no risk to the

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Weekly Update: Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit

Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit and webinar The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce just published a new toolkit to help hospitality operators in King County navigate the vaccine

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[CEO Podcast] Industry news with the government affairs team

[10/06/21] Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton discusses the news of the hospitality industry from the past month. Since we last chatted with Anthony, Jefferson, Clallam and King counties have issued vaccine mandates and there is a statewide mask mandate in effect. Anthony talks with Julia Gorton, director of state government affairs, and John Lane, director of local government affairs. Brought to you by US Bank.

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Relief programs in October 2021: New working WA grants

Relief programs in October 2021 – info and updates  This is a brief list of programs created to help businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This list is

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Industry loses a true legend

In sports, when a Hall of Famer passes away, the entire community pauses, remembers, shows its respects and honors the legacy.  But imagine the impact of losing the person that the sports Hall

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/5/21

The National Restaurant Association survey revealed that the delta variant dampened dining in 3 out of 4 restaurants… and 44-percent are not yet at full capacity. In Washington state… the business travel industry is expecting to lose more than one billion dollars in revenue compared to 2019; Time is running out for Congress to take action on pending financial relief bills; On January 1, 20-22 the minimum wage will increase from $13.69 to $14.49. The new overtime threshold will be $52,743.60.

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Coming soon! The Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

Lead differently.  The hospitality workforce is changing rapidly, which means the industry is looking for its next generation of leaders. The Washington Hospitality Association, in partnership with the Oregon Restaurant and