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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/18/18

2019 minimum wage news; Mark your calendar for the Hospitality Convention on November11-13.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/4/18

Progress on rules and policies for tips, service charges and tip pooling in Washington state; Still time to register for the Golf FORE event; Downtown Spokane bikechare program.

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The Future of Telehealth Is Closer Than You Think

HIHIT now offers telehealth services as a creative and cost-effective way to connect your employees with the services they need in times of health crisis.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/20/18

Results are in for Washington State’s Primary Election; Candidate endorsements; Get ready for November 6th General Election.

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More restaurants are sustainable, survey says

National Restaurant Association research has found that more restaurant and foodservice operators are integrating sustainability practices into their daily business operations. A survey of 500 restaurant owners and operators examined measures taken, challenges faced and opportunities available by operating more sustainably. Here are some highlights:

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5 tips to ward off summer foodborne illness outbreaks

It is always important to learn and practice proper food safety techniques when handling or preparing food and that is especially true for summer. Why? Warm, moist conditions during those months create the perfect environment for foodborne illnesses, like Salmonella and E.coli, to occur.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/7/18

Washington state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program; Industry’s future workforce development; Input requested for City of Tacoma budget.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 7/24/18

Hospitality representation at the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board; State food code currently open for revisions and updates; primary elections coming soon!

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 7/10/18

Tip pooling is now legal in Washington state; disposable straws and utensils in Seattle.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/25/18

Washington Lodging Convention is now the Washington Hospitality Convention, which is happening November 11-13; GDPR now in effect, are you ready?

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/13/18

Wrap up of Hospitality Month; Tacoma Hiring Event a success; Edmonds moving towards disposable plastics ban.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/29/18

Seattle City Council votes unanimously on jobs tax; Hospitality Week in Tacoma and Hospitality Month for Washington state; Pierce County hiring event.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/15/18

Federal menu labeling goes into effect; $42 million sportsplex coming to Spokane.

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87 million adults plan to dine out on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 13, and our new research finds that customers are planning to dine out to celebrate the special occasion.

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FDA Menu Labeling Regulations Take Effect Today

Today is a day many of us in the industry have been waiting on for nearly 10 years. Effective May 7, 2018, the menu-labeling regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – eight years after Congress called for the provision as part of the Affordable Care Act – officially becomes the law of the land.