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Weekly Update: Statewide vaccine requirements for large events; Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker

Vaccine or negative test requirements for large events starting Nov. 15 Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine or negative test requirement for large events in Washington state starting Nov.

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Weekly Update: Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit

Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit and webinar The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce just published a new toolkit to help hospitality operators in King County navigate the vaccine

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Coming soon! The Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

Lead differently.  The hospitality workforce is changing rapidly, which means the industry is looking for its next generation of leaders. The Washington Hospitality Association, in partnership with the Oregon Restaurant and

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UPDATE: Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1

*UPDATE – 10.1.21* New information below including an Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section with answers provided by the Department of Ecology and additional details from the Department of Revenue on

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Shortages and supply chains – communication is crucial  

As the workforce shortage continues to affect the supply chain, the hospitality industry is being hit from all sides. There is no definitive solution to the issue that is impacting industries from truck drivers to longshoremen, but

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Weekly Update: King County issues proof of vaccine mandate

New guest vaccine requirement announced in King County Officials from King County announced today they are moving forward with a vaccine requirement for guests entering restaurants, bars, gyms and large

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Streamline the customer digital experience

The coronavirus is often described as the “Big Bang” for digital payments as its adoption accelerated exponentially – crossing all generational and business-type lines during the last year and a

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Weekly Update: BREAKING NEWS: New statewide mask mandate for large outdoor events

New statewide mask mandate for large outdoor events Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new statewide mask mandate for everyone five years of age and older regardless of vaccination status for

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Weekly Update: BREAKING NEWS: 💉 Vaccine mandate issued in Jefferson and Clallam counties

BREAKING NEWS: Vaccine mandate issued in Jefferson and Clallam counties On Sept. 2, officials in Jefferson and Clallam counties announced a new vaccine mandate for anyone entering bars and restaurants.

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Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RECENT UPDATES: RRF IS CLOSED The SBA closed the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) three weeks after received more than 362,00 applications requesting close to $80 billion in assistance. The RRF has

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Creating a great workplace culture: Start with these three things

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the August edition about creating a great workplace culture. You can watch the full

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New laws protecting high-risk employees; [Ask a Lawyer] Vaccine policy webinar

New laws protecting employees during public health emergencies   The 2021 Legislature enacted policy changes designed to increase protections for workers during public health emergencies. Employers must be mindful of these

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Washingtonians required to start masking up indoors Aug. 23

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that takes effect Aug. 23. The mask mandate applies to everyone regardless of their vaccination status. In contrast to the

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Tip-pooling toolkit update; LCB resuming compliance checks

[Toolkit] Tip pooling (update) The association heard from several members who were holding off on implementing tip pooling policies until federal regulations on this issue solidified. We now have clarity. We