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Developing hospitality leadership

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: As our business continues to expand, it’s clear that developing leadership within our organization is the most efficient and beneficial activity to nurture and

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Government Affairs: We need you to stand with us!

By Paul Schlienz   Standing together as one voice helps ensure that elected officials and government representatives understand our industry and recognize the strength of our association. Washington’s restaurants and

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Wildfire season is here: Do you know when to close your patio?

Summertime in Washington means that air quality here can be among the worst in the nation. Nearby wildfires and heavy winds often blow smoke into our cities, creating unhealthy air

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On the Issue: The environment and efforts to ban single-use plastics

By Nicole Vukonich   According to the United Nations Environment Program, researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s and about

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2019 primary election results

After busy primary election campaigns, voters across the state turned out Aug. 6 to decide who will move on to the general election on Nov. 5. So far, 29.39% of

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Session 2019: We came out OK

When I went up to the Hill on May 9 for the bill signing for Substitute House Bill 1798, regarding short-term rentals, I saw a lot of my peers who

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Member Spotlight: Community-centered restaurant helps transform White Center

By Paul Schlienz   Sam Jo has two passions: Korean cuisine and White Center. His year-old Korean-inspired Anju Bar and Eatery is a welcome addition in White Center, a neighborhood

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On the Issue: The proposed expansion of qui tam lawsuits

By Nicole Vukonich “Qui tam” is a Latin phrase meaning, “[he] who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.” Boiling it down, qui tam most

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On the Issue: Protecting consumer data privacy

By Nicole Vukonich   Before the 2019 legislative session began, the governor and leaders in the House and Senate stated their intention to prioritize legislation protecting consumer data privacy. Bolstered

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2019 letter from the Government Affairs Committee chairs

Like you, we are members of the Washington Hospitality Association, representing each aspect of our industry – full-service and quick-service restaurants, and lodging. As your Government Affairs Committee (GAC) chairs,

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2019 Legislative Session Review

By Nicole Vukonich   Looking back on the 2019 legislative session, it was record breaking. With one of the largest incoming classes of freshman legislators in years, to having the

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Lex on Tech: How Washington’s new laws on personal delivery robots positively affect the hospitality industry

By Lex Nepomuceno   The robots are coming! And these are not just any robots, because we all know that robots for manufacturing have been around for quite a while.

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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Let WorkSourceWA and LinkedIn solve your labor shortage

By Chad Pearson, business outreach, Employment Security Department Typically, promoting your business increases the number of reservations at your business. The same thing applies to promoting open positions at your