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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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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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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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Weekly Update — Buying and selling your restaurant, restrictive scheduling dead, CBD in food and drink

Restrictive scheduling is dead… After failing to move out of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee, Senate Bill 5717, AKA restrictive scheduling is effectively dead for the session. This is

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Weekly Update — Cost-free tech streamlining, Seattle safety, teen labor laws

[HUB] Streamlining solutions with cost-free technology Adopting new technology and streamlining your restaurant can be a daunting task — but it isn’t always a bank-breaker. Learn about some free-to-use solutions

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Weekly Update — Minimum wage impact, cut costs with training, 42-inch bar barrier WIN

[HUB] How training helps you cut costs With new training regulations passing year after year, the Education Foundation is committed to helping you stay in compliance. Find out how when

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Weekly Update: $70,000 saved by going green, new labor rules, register for Hill Climb

Time is running out! Have you registered for Hill Climb? Have you registered for Hill Climb? It’s coming up on Jan. 27. This is your opportunity to meet with lawmakers

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Considering counter service?

Several times a month the Washington Hospitality Association produces well-sourced articles on the cutting-edge trends and best business practices that keep our industry alive. This latest article brought insights from

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Restaurant Cost-Savings in 2020

  Today’s restaurant patron is a tough customer. They expect high quality food and service at a good price as well as customization. Today’s restaurants must be focused and nimble

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Weekly Update: Switching to counter service, 2020 labor posters, employee safety

HUB: How to approach changing your service model This new HUB content explores how operators and industry experts are approaching a possible solution to rising labor costs: service model conversion.

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Winter Storm Prep Q&A

Q&A Your real-world questions answered by the Washington Hospitality Association Q: What areas of the state are most likely to get big winter storms? A: Counties most at risk of

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Best practices: How planning and communication will make your business snow ready

  By Jillian Henze, APR Senior Communications Manager jillianh@wahospitality.org OLYMPIA – December is the official start of winter and that means snow and windstorms are coming, sending Washington restaurant owners

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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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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