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Member Spotlight: La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant

By Paul Schlienz   La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant really is all about family. With two locations – in Everett and Mill Creek – and one soon to open in

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Eye on Hospitality: How to Work Sustainability into Operations

By Paul Schlienz Increasingly, the hospitality industry is embracing green initiatives. More and more hotel and restaurant operators are seeing the value of waste reduction, energy conservation and other measures

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Win – Short-Term Rental Bill Survives Cut-Off

Federal Overtime Proposal Released The Department of Labor (DOL) released its rewrite of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary threshold from the current level of

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One Restaurant’s Impact: Tibbitts@FernHill Gives Back

By Paul Schlienz   Tibbitts@FernHill is one of a kind. A small restaurant with a big impact on its community, Tibbitts@FernHill is easy to miss if you’re not looking for

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Member Spotlight: The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

It’s a hotel at the heart of the city that’s sharing its heart with the city. The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, is an upscale boutique hotel that opened

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Ending Human Trafficking: See Something, Say Something

By Katie Amodei, Communications Manager, Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and Alisha West Technology Coordinator, Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking   Recently, we were able to speak with Alison Galioto,

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Ask the Expert: Grow Your Business Fearlessly

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: I’ve heard plenty of restaurateurs complaining about poor sales and margin compression. While I empathize with them, and our business is performing well and

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Weekly Update: James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced, Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business

Eye on Hospitality: Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business Hospitality is the industry that brings people together. Diversity and inclusion are a natural extension of the very nature of

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Eye on Hospitality: Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business

By Paul Schlienz   Experts in hospitality say diversity and inclusion help your business’ bottom line when you work both into your daily operations. “Our workforce and our guests are

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Member Spotlight: L’Ecole No. 41

By Paul Schlienz   Located in southeastern Washington’s Walla Walla Valley, L’Ecole No. 41 is a third-generation family-owned artisan winery started in 1983. Since then, the accolades have poured in,

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Weekly Update – Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park Employment for people with disabilities, shelter for the homeless during the snowstorm – Sequim’s Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic

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Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

By Paul Schlienz   Welcome to Member Spotlight. This new regular feature from the Washington Hospitality Association will focus on our members and the great things they are doing for

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Weekly Update: ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality

ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality   The 2019 ProStart Invitationals will take place on March 2 in Spokane and on March 9 in Seattle. ProStart is a nationwide program

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Weekly Update: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling

ACTION ALERT – Employers, This One’s for You: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules.

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Weekly Update: Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5

Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5 A restrictive scheduling bill, House Bill 1491, will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We are opposed to this bill because it limits