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Eye on Hospitality: Hotels and Restaurants Hopeful About Tax Reform

By Paul Schlienz Congress just passed the most far reaching tax reform package since 1986, and restaurants and hotels are generally optimistic about its effects on their ability to do


Giving a Foster Child Hope

by Taneshia Provence Foster care is a program most everyone is aware of, but do those of us who are not fully involved truly understand how the program works? Do


Home Town Community All Star

by Taneshia Provence Anyone that has visited Annie’s Pizza Station in Concrete and met the owner Annie Bussiere has gained an understanding of a true home town woman who truly

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Hotels Welcome Rani Hong, Crusader Against Forced Labor

OLYMPIA… The Washington Hospitality Association will welcome Rani Hong to its Lodging Convention, Oct. 22-24, at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Rani Hong is a survivor of child trafficking and co-founder

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Association’s Jillian Henze Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Washington Hospitality Association’s Jillian Henze Earns Accreditation in Public Relations OLYMPIA, WASH. (OCT. 10, 2017) – Jillian Henze, local communications manager for the Washington Hospitality Association, has earned the Accreditation

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Health Care and Seattle’s I-124

Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 in November 2016. Here is some information to help members prepare for health care enrollment starting Nov. 1. Rulemaking The city hasn’t yet begun its

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Upskilling to Beat the Labor Shortage

By David Faro To see a complete list of the training opportunities available through your membership, visit the Hospitality Association Education Foundation (EF) website.  If you have questions or need

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Yelp and Instawork Team Up to Tackle Seattle’s Staffing Crisis

With 90% employee turnover rates, restaurant-tech company brings fresh ideas to the table. Seattle, WA.— The Seattle area’s cost of living index continues to soar as the hospitality industry struggles

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Washington’s paid family and medical leave legislation: A win for employees and businesses alike.

The 2107  legislative session delivered a huge win for the hospitality industry: the passage of Senate Bill 5975 which establishes a paid family and medical leave program at the state

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Bill proposes changes to the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this month, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill tilted the American Health Care Act. The legislation aims to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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King County’s New Restaurant Grading System

Since 2014, the Seattle & King County Health Department has been looking to implement a new restaurant grading system that will incorporate placards. Stakeholders, including our government affairs team and

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Plan Well (Open Enrollment Success)

Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions   Hospitality Health Insurance Trust   – Click to connect to consulting and advisory network. When benefit plans are well designed, they become a powerful tool

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What does ACA repeal mean for hospitality?

For six years Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now it appears that the new administration is set to do so. As a result, across the health

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Initiative 124: Protecting Hotel Employees from Injury

Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016. Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees. In the mini series today: Protecting Hotel Employees from Injury

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Eye on Hospitality: Lifting People Up and Building Careers

On Oct. 6, the Washington Hospitality Association hosted a hiring event at Motif Seattle. In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services Employment Pipeline Region 2 and Motif, Washington Hospitality was able to provide community members with valuable employment opportunities. In just one day, more than 65 deserving individuals were given new jobs.