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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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Regions freeze in Phase 2 of reopening plan

On Feb. 25, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all regions of Washington state will be frozen in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan. This

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Lodging Security Toolkit

In Washington state there have been reports of abuses of the eviction moratorium law, with hotels being occupied and having occupants be protected from eviction due to the rules of

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Weekly Update — Join the fight against the sweetened beverage tax

[Action alert] Email your legislators and sign in to oppose sweetened beverage tax  A new tax bill, Senate Bill 5371, would add a $.0175-per-finished-fluid-ounce tax on sugary beverages (soda products, juices,

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Weekly Update — Gov. moves five more regions to Phase 2

Gov. Jay Inslee announces five new regions can move to Phase 2 Gov. Jay Inslee announced that five new regions can move into Phase 2 on Sunday, Feb. 14. Click here to

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Order your 2021 Labor Poster

2021 Labor Posters are still available to order. You get one free poster with every membership. You can order additional posters for just $5. State and federal law requires you

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Weekly Update — Unemployment insurance relief heads to governor’s desk

[WIN!] $1.73 billion in unemployment insurance relief passes legislature   On Jan. 29, Senate Bill 5061, which provides $1.73 billion in relief for businesses through the unemployment insurance system, cleared its

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Weekly Update — [Breaking news] 2 regions move to Phase 2 with governor’s changes to reopening plan

2 regions move to Phase 2 with governor’s changes to reopening plan After significant mounting pressure from the public and the legislature, today Gov. Jay Inslee announced changes to his

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What to consider when moving to counter or quick service

OLYMPIA — This article was written in early 2020, and has lived on our members-only information hub.  As we ease cautiously into 2021, we have decided to make this article

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Weekly Update — Reopening bill is our top priority; Lodging tax no longer proposed for city/counties

Reopening bill is our top priority Senate Bill 5114 and House Bill 1321 would immediately move the entire state to Phase 2, allowing businesses to resume at 25% capacity, and

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Weekly Update — [Updated rules] WA restaurants, hotel gyms, bowling + Association seeks unemployment insurance relief

Association seeks unemployment insurance relief  The Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs Team is working on a proposal to lower unemployment insurance rates before the first payment is due at the

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Weekly Update — They’re here! PPP application guidelines released

Second draw & reactivation of PPP loans: Application guidelines The Small Business Administration (SBA) released guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the second draw of PPP loans in

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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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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