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Weekly Update–Governor extends ‘no mask, no service’ statewide, rolls back Phase 3 bar seating and hits pause on phase advancement

Gov. extends ‘no mask, no service’ statewide, rolls back Phase 3 bar seating and hits pause on phase advancement As the number of cases of coronavirus rise across the state

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Weekly Update — Register for our webinar on low-budget marketing; Spokane County businesses can get free PPE; grant opportunities in Pierce County

[Webinar] Drive customers to your business without spending money In a webinar on July 1, marketing experts will give tips, tricks and advice on how to advertise your business on

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Weekly Update: The PPP loan has changed–are you aware? Register for our webinar; official guidance on masks

CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands President and CEO Anthony Anton says, “We must not only ensure the safety of our guests and employees in this moment, but also

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Meet your customers online and curbside

If you are considering pivoting your business model to meet your customers where they are now – online, we are waiving our monthly software fees and setup costs on Converge

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Association applauds 2020 Legislative Heroes

By Jillian Henze, APR Following each legislative session, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes the legislators who committed their time, energy and courage to be leaders for the hospitality industry –

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Weekly Update — L&I guidance on masks; PPP Flexibility Act guidance on the way; relaunch guide now updated

[L&I] Here’s what you need to know about protective masks Wondering which masks are required for your kitchen, housekeeping or wait staff? Wonder no longer — we’ve checked the updated

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Resources to help navigate through uncertain times

Washington restaurant reopening guideline videos The Washington Hospitality Association has hosted a series of webinars with Employment Security Department, Labor & Industries and the Department of Health, as well

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Partnerships: Even if a handshake can’t occur today, it should still matter

By Anthony Anton President and CEO When the hospitality industry gets through this crisis – and it will – the long-term future remains bright. A surprising lesson of the coronavirus

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Association moves to establish a Group Purchasing Organization program

By Jacque Coe, APR Keeping costs down to maximize revenues is one of the greatest challenges in hospitality. At any given moment, a restaurant owner can be pulled in a

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Touch-free payment options

This article was originally published in Elavon’s Payment Smart newsletter. The Washington Hospitality Association’s payments processing system is backed by U.S. Bank/Elavon. Click here to learn more about the program.

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Getting back to business: Resources you need to relaunch for our new normal

By Lisa Leinberger, contributing writer The last few months have been unprecedented for our industry. Whether you are a restaurant operator or a hotelier, a successful relaunch can get you

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Let your business emerge transformed

By Rick Braa, CHAE Q: Restaurants are now reopening, what are the major adjustments I need to implement outside of the government-mandated requirements? A: Restaurants and bars have been limited

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Weekly Update — Calculating loan forgiveness; LCB webinar replay available; hotel coronavirus best practices

[How-to] Calculate Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness The U.S. Small Business Administration now shows you how to calculate your average full-time equivalency (FTE) employees during your applicable Paycheck Protection Program

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Weekly Update — Contact tracing logs now voluntary for customers, Seattle requires cloth face masks, download our reopening guide

Reopening: Mandatory customer log no longer required On May 15, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is “no longer requiring customers to provide a business with contact information.” Businesses are still

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Weekly Update — You can now sell premade cocktails; New federal furloughed employee guidance; governor extends coronavirus relief

[Cheers!] Liquor and Cannabis Board says yes to cocktails As of May 6, you may now sell cocktails for takeout and delivery if your restaurant has a current spirits, beer