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What is a no-match letter?

The Restaurant Law Center of the National Restaurant Association issued guidance on April 12, 2019, regarding no-match letters. What’s a ‘no-match’ letter? The Social Security Administration (SSA) will send so-called

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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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The people side of “analytics”

This article is reprinted with permission from Optum. To see the original piece, click here. For HHS agencies, the focus is on improving lives To slightly misquote Benjamin Disraeli, there

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Seattle Hotel Association Evening of Hope Gala raises over $579,000 benefiting StolenYouth

MEDIA CONTACT: Allan Aquila, Allan Aquila & Associates, 206-948-1997, SEATTLE, Washington (Feb. 5, 2019) — More than 300 community leaders came together for The Seattle Hotel Association’s 22nd Annual

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Embrace Your Personal Brand and Make it Work for You

This column originally ran in the California Society of Association Executives magazine. “I could have been better… And then, when I walked down the street, people would have looked and

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COMPLIMENTARY TRAINING: BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training

“We are woven into the fabric of the daily lives of our guests and team members. As a result, hospitality industry leaders are recognizing the important role we play in preventing

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Washington State Court of Appeals rules in Washington Hospitality Association’s favor

The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and threw out I-124 in its entirety. The court determined that I-124 was unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects. Read more here. This ruling

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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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Planning for Paid Family Medical Leave

By Rick Braa   Q: It’s been some time since the “exciting” announcement was made about Paid Family Medical Leave coming to the workforce. Recently, we’ve been discussing it and

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From The CEO: Do What You Love And Can Be The Best At

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association  A few years ago at an industry social gathering, a local operator told me a customer had trashed his

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Spokane restaurants, restaurateurs win awards at Night in the Spotlight

Thank you all for coming out to Night in the Spotlight, our annual event to raise funds for ProStart.  

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Seattle Restaurants, Businesses Praise City Council For Action Opposing Pebble Mine

MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 29, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Lisa Leinberger of the Seattle Restaurant Alliance at 509-475-2162, Resolution Passed Today Highlights Economic Significance of Bristol Bay for Seattle’s

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From the CEO: A Lesson to Remember

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association My father, Basil Anton, wasn’t the only one in my family who owned restaurants. In fact, many of my

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Ask the Expert: Strategic Planning to Win

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: The business landscape is changing rapidly and I’m struggling to keep up. I have a little time to figure out how to move forward

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You Can Automate That: Using HR technology to work smarter, not harder

By Morgan Huether, Andy Cook and Alina Day   Scheduling — HotSchedules A technology solution can streamline scheduling, shift swapping and help you stay in compliance with secure scheduling if