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State of the supply chain (full story)

State of the supply chain part 1: The future is uncertain; certainly not improving overnight This is the complete story (parts one and two) of our two-part conversation with distributors

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Timeline of statewide closures and coronavirus rules

This timeline shows Washington State closures, occupancy rules, and reopening dates that affected the hospitality industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Operators will find useful information if they are applying for

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New in 2022 – law changes impacting the industry

This page features new laws or upcoming changes impacting hospitality businesses that will go into effect in 2022. Each week we’ll  send members reminders in our weekly email and add

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Toolkit — Hospitality tech

Since dining and lodging are two of society’s oldest types of businesses, the industry can be hesitant to embrace new technology. In reality, the seemingly straightforward concepts of preparing a meal or offering a room  could benefit immensely from

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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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Relief programs in December 2021

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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Washington minimum wage will be $14.49 in 2022

The Washington State department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that the minimum wage in Washington state will see an increase of 80 cents in January. The new statewide minimum wage will be $14.49 per

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Shortages and supply chains – communication is crucial  

As the workforce shortage continues to affect the supply chain, the hospitality industry is being hit from all sides. There is no definitive solution to the issue that is impacting industries from truck drivers to longshoremen, but


Small business guidance: Webinar for growing businesses

A group of professionals with different state agencies came together for a webinar to explore issues that small businesses of all kinds might encounter as they grow. In less than

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Creating a great workplace culture: Start with these three things

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the August edition about creating a great workplace culture. You can watch the full

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Service charge requirements operators need to know [Toolkit]

Service charges can be complicated. You may hear them referred to as service fees, booking fees, or customer service fees. And once you have decided what to call them, they